News Archive

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Rod Perry of Florida wins PGA PNC by three shots

    By Bob Denney, The PGA of America SUNRIVER, Ore.  -- Rod Perry spent most of his career trying to carve a niche in professional golf among his peers. Spending just four days in the rarefied air of Central Oregon, Perry proved that he belonged. The 39-year-old PGA head professional at...

  • Eight of 10 PGA Cup spots finalized at PNC

    By John Kim, PGA.com Coordinating Producer SUNRIVER, Ore. -- In addition to the Walter Hagen Cup presented to the champion of the PGA Professional National Championship and the top 20 finishers earning an invitation to the PGA Championship, another event within an event this week was the...

  • Top 20 finishers earn PGA Championship spots

    By T.J. Auclair, PGA.com Interactive Producer SUNRIVER, Ore. – The beauty of the PGA Professional National Championship is that a player doesn’t need to win to consider himself victorious.  Sure, there’s nothing better for a PGA Professional than to be the...

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Chip Sullivan and Mark Sheftic tied after 54 holes at PNC

    By Bob Denney, The PGA of America SUNRIVER, Ore. – Wind pounded golfers in the face Tuesday at Crosswater Club, then darted left, then right, before a heavy rain played through. Welcome to the third round of the 46th PGA Professional National Championship in Central Oregon. “People...

  • Ryan Polzin thriving at PNC as his boss back home looks on

    By T.J. Auclair, PGA.com Interactive Producer SUNRIVER, Ore. – PGA of America Secretary Paul Levy is attending his first PGA Professional National Championship this week as a PGA Officer. Ryan Polzin, who works for Levy, is trying to make it an unforgettable week for both of them. Polzin,...

  • Olympic Decathlon champ Ashton Eaton finds new love in golf

    By John Kim, PGA.com Coordinating Producer SUNRIVER, Ore. – What makes golf so attractive to so many? It's the simplicity and the challenge – t's a sport that anyone can enjoy but even the finest athletes in the world can never conquer.   So how about the world's...

  • Three events in one will play out on Wednesday

    By John Kim, PGA.com Coordinating Producer  SUNRIVER, Ore. – As the drama of the final round at the PGA Professional National Championship unfolds on Wednesday, viewers and followers might not know that there will actually be three tournaments being concluded – not just one. Wait,...

  • Volunteers travel far and wide to support PNC

    By Bob Denney, The PGA of America SUNRIVER, Ore. – Since last fall, the recruitment has been in full bloom for the 46th PGA Professional National Championship. It’s been an all-out campaign to attract volunteers, the lifeblood of virtually every sports event. PGA Professional Ryan...

  • Monday, June 24, 2013
  • Rod Perry takes lead by himself after second round of PGA PNC

    By Bob Denney, The PGA of America SUNRIVER, Ore. – The battle for the Walter Hagen Cup took a turn Monday that would delight the legendary namesake on the crystal. Like a fine Italian sauce, there’s a mix of about everything to spice the quest for a title in the 46th PGA Professional...

  • Merion PGA Professional Mark Sheftic having fun after hosting US Open

    How did PGA Professional Mark Sheftic prepare for this week? By hosting the U.S. Open at his home club, Merion. He's playing great -- and telling some even better Open stories.