Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Small joins exclusive club of three-time National Championship winners
Small joins exclusive club of three-time National Championship winners

It wasn't easy, but University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small became only the second player ever to win the PGA Professional National Championship three times. Small and the other 19 players who finished in the top 20 also earned berths in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in August.

Three-time champion Small leads 20-player delegation to 92nd PGA Championship
Three-time champion Small leads 20-player delegation to 92nd PGA Championship

Championship winner Mike Small and the 19 other players who finished in the top 20 Wednesday have earned automatic berths in the season's final major at Whistling Straits in August.

Wednesday Notebook: Small revels in his new place in PPNC history
Wednesday Notebook: Small revels in his new place in PPNC history

Mike Small's record-tying performance is still sinking in. Plus, Stu Ingraham made some National Championship history of his own this week, Jason Schmuhl saved his best for last, and more.

President's Diary: PPNC excitement never gets old
President's Diary: National Championship excitement never gets old

As much as the competitors put into every swing of the club, our National Championship can't help but be thrilling, says PGA of America President Jim Remy. And this year's event in French Lick was obviously no exception.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Defending champ Small storms to 54-hole lead in pursuit of third crown

University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small put together a near-perfect 65 Tuesday to set a new Pete Dye...

Confident first-timer Balin second only to Small

Despite this being only his first National Championship, 28-year-old Danny Balin is playing with the skills...

Tuesday Notebook: Dye Course gives up scores

Low scores are rare on a Pete Dye golf course, but several players managed low third-round numbers. Plus,...

Ace improves Sullivan's adventurous week

Championship Week had been filled with an amazing run of, well, let's just say surprises for Chip Sullivan...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Emotions run high on both sides of cut line

The halfway cut fell at 5-over 147 Monday night, sending much of the field home disappointed. Yet even those...

Skinner and Moss find themselves together again – in the lead at French Lick

Rob Moss of Ohio and Sonny Skinner of Georgia have played together in the past, and now they share the 36-hole...

Monday Notebook: Perseverance pays off for rebounding Flinton

Kyle Flinton turned a disappointing first round into an encouraging second round and is in great position...

Championship players take star turns on Golf Channel's 'The Golf Fix'

PGA Professional Michael Breed brought 'The Golf Fix,' his high-energy instruction show, to French...

Overcoming more adversity, Smith sets new record on Dye Course

Bruce Smith set a competitive course record on The Pete Dye Course on Monday. It's just the latest achievement...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Illinois' unsung Paeglow makes big first-round splash

David Paeglow, whose best career finish in the PGA Professional National Championship was a tie for 66th,...

First-Round Notes from Dye, Ross courses

Jeff Hull followed his game plan to a T, defending champion Mike Small "really pleased" with his...

Benzel rallies from rough start for even-par 70

Ryan Benzel did not get off to the start he had hoped for Sunday in the first round of the 2010 PPNC. But...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

President's Diary: Week is well worth the wait

PGA of America President Jim Remy has been counting down the days to this event since his first visit to...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

On and off the course, it's Small's world after all

A 20-year PGA Professional, two-time and reigning PGA Professional National Champion Mike Small successfully...

A peak behind the championship ropes in French Lick

A proud Indiana town and a stellar staff at French Lick Resort are prepared to welcome the 2010 PGA Professional...

A Closer Look: The Pete Dye and The Donald Ross courses

The two host courses at French Lick Resort are sure to provide the field for the 2010 PPNC with a challenging...

2010 PPNC set to visit Indiana's Land of Legends

Past and present are on proud display at reinvigorated French Lick Resort, which is primed -- and pumped...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dye 'tickled to death' to host '10 PPNC

Pete Dye, the 84-year-old World Golf Hall of Fame course designer, joined defending champion Mike Small of...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009: Small rallies on back nine to earn second national title

Mike Small, the golf coach at the University of Illinois, edged Mark Sheftic and Steve Schneiter by a shot...

2010 PGA National Championship heading to Indiana

The 43rd PGA Professional National Championship, the premier event for PGA Professionals, will be played...

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