Thursday, March 04, 2010

91st PGA Championship proves big boon for Bloomington
91st PGA Championship proves big boon for Bloomington

The near-record crowds at the 2009 PGA Championship brought significant economic benefit to the Bloomington and surrounding areas, generating more than $50 million in business for the metropolitan Minneapolis area, tournament organizers have announced.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Yang achieves a major moment in authoritative fashion

Y.E. Yang's victory will go down in the history books as one of sport's greatest upsets. The most...

For first time, Woods can only watch a major slip away

When Tiger Woods missed what had turned out to be an inconsequential par putt on the final green Sunday,...

The best Tweets from Sunday's final round

We had an army of Tweeters (or is it Tweeterers?) at Hazeltine National, and here's some of their best...

Daily Wrap-up: PGA Championship, Round 4

Y.E. Yang became the first Asian-born player to win a major Sunday with a stunning performance in the PGA...

Second straight Sunday 8 dashes Harrington's hopes

Almost unbelievably, Padraig Harrington made an 8 on a hole for the second Sunday in a row. Eve with the...

PGA President Jim Remy recaps an incredible week

It was one of the most exciting and successful weeks in PGA Championship history, and not just because of...

Eagle is lone highlight of Mickelson's forgettable week

Phil Mickelson drained a 200-yard approach shot on his first hole Sunday morning. That was about all that...

Final spot in PGA Grand Slam goes to PGA Champion Yang

Y.E. Yang did more than win the PGA Championship on Sunday. He also earned his first trip to the PGA Grand...

Yang stuns Woods, and golf world, to win PGA Championship

In a year of spoilers at the majors, Y.E. Yang was the biggest of all. Yang became the first Asian-born player...

Greg Bisconti takes low PGA Club Professional honors

Greg Bisconti, PGA Assistant Professional from The St. Andrew's Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y....

The Live Report, Round 4

PGATOUR.COM's The Live Report has all the news and notes from the PGA Championship, and we'll be...

Auclair's Live Blog: Sunday Reports from Hazeltine

Once again, PGA.com's T.J. Auclair has drawn the tough assignment. We're sending him out on the course...

The best Tweets from Saturday's third round

We've got an army of Tweeters (or is it Tweeterers?) at Hazeltine National, and here's some of their...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shaky ending not enough to ruin Els' optimism about his play

During what was a stellar round for 15 holes Saturday, Ernie Els admitted, he began thinking ahead and stumbled...

Harrington eager to take another run at Woods on Sunday

A closing bogey knocked Padraig Harrington two shots away from Tiger Woods, which disappointed Harrington....

Round 3 Notebook: PGA Championship

The third-round leader/co-leader has won 20 of 34 times on the PGA Tour this season, and Tiger Woods has...

Challengers dreaming of a major takedown of Woods on Sunday

Perhaps surprisingly, a diverse collection of contenders will tee off Sunday within striking distance of...

Bisconti, Sturgeon battle for low club professional honors

Grant Sturgeon stumbled to a 80 Saturday, but leads Greg Bisconti by one shot for the low PGA Club Professional...

Daily Wrap-up: PGA Championship, Round 3

Tiger Woods teed off Saturday with a four-shot lead and, almost shockingly, lost it all in a few hours later....

After an up-and-down Moving Day, Woods again has lead to himself

Manageable playing conditions and a so-so outing by Tiger Woods allowed other players to make a charge. But...

Question of the day: Could this be the one Tiger finally loses?

Tiger Woods is a remarkable 14-0 in major championships in which he has either led or had a share of the...

Sooner than he expected, Yang has a big date with Tiger

Y.E. Yang owns victories on the PGA Tour and European Tour, but he'll face a new brand-new experience...

Putter continues to frustrate disappointed Mickelson

Only three times in his career has Phil Mickelson played the first 54 holes of a major championship as poorly...

Auclair's Live Blog: Saturday Reports from Hazeltine

Once again, PGA.com's T.J. Auclair has drawn the tough assignment. We're sending him out on the course...

The Live Report, Round 3

PGATOUR.COM's The Live Report has all the news and notes from the PGA Championship, and we'll be...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Woods separates himself from pack and closes in on crown

Tiger Woods opened and closed his second round with bogeys, but made magic in between to seize control of...

For third major this year, Fisher lurks near the top

Ross Fisher didn't like bogeying his final two holes Friday, but he loves the way he's playing in...

Windy Friday blows several big-time contenders right out of town

Even as the cut line settled at 4 over, such notables as Sergio Garcia, Davis Love III and Stuart Appleby...

The best Tweets from Friday's second round

We've got an army of Tweeters (or is it Tweeterers?) at Hazeltine National, and here's some of their...

Usually a strength, putter bedevils Mickelson for second straight day

If it weren't for his woeful putting, Phil Mickelson might be challenging for the lead heading into the...

PGA Club Professionals continue strong showing

Two PGA Club Professionals will advance to the weekend while the others will take home fond memories of their...

Conquering wind and opponents, Woods takes control of PGA Championship

Just like that, Tiger Woods has a solid grip on the PGA Championship. He persevered Friday while his closest...

Daily Wrap-up: PGA Championship, Round 2

Tiger Woods extended his lead to four in the second round of the PGA Championship at Hazeltine. Will he capture...

Enjoyment, not obsession, has Glover contending yet again

Lucas Glover has finally learned to relax on the golf course, and his new attitude is paying off big-time....

Auclair's Live Blog: Friday Reports from Hazeltine

Once again, PGA.com's T.J. Auclair has drawn the tough assignment. We're sending him out on the course...

The Live Report, Round 2

PGATOUR.COM's The Live Report has all the news and notes from the PGA Championship, and we'll be...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Toms handling Hazeltine better the second time around

After missing the cut at the 2002 PGA Championship here at Hazeltine, David Toms returned determined determined...

Hot putting is just start of Day 1 success story for Singh

Feeling confident with the flat stick, Vijay Singh surged to a stellar 69 Thursday at Hazeltine. His putting...

'Forgotten man' Beem hangs tough with superstar playing partners

Thanks in part to several trips to Hazeltine over the years, Rich Beem feels right at home playing with Tiger...

Tiger roars again as PGA Championship gets underway at Hazeltine

World No. 1 Tiger Woods and defending PGA Champion Padraig Harrington teed off early Thursday, and immediately...

The best Tweets from Thursday's first round

We've got an army of Tweeters (or is it Tweeterers?) at Hazeltine National, and here's some of their...

Allenby and Mahan ride Firestone momentum to opening 69s

Few players were more eager to get going on Thursday than Robert Allenby and Hunter Mahan. Both finished...

PGA Club Professionals make grand entry

For 20 PGA Club Professionals, their inclusion into the 91st PGA Championship is both the fulfillment of...

Daily Wrap-up: PGA Championship, Round 1

Just days after battling each other for the Bridgestone Invitational title, Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington...

New day brings new outlook for both Woods and Harrington

Last Sunday at Firestone, Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington were all business. They played together again...

Early scores indicate that birdies needed to stay in contention

The supergroup of Tiger Woods, Padraig Harrington and Rich Beem combined to shoot 10 under. All three of...

Auclair's Live Blog: Reports from the course at Hazeltine

Once again, PGA.com's T.J. Auclair has drawn the tough assignment. We're sending him out on the course...

The Live Report, Round 1

PGATOUR.COM's The Live Report has all the news and notes from the PGA Championship, and we'll be...

Citing injury, England's Casey pulls out of PGA Championship

Paul Casey, the world No. 3 player from England, withdrew from the 91st PGA Championship on Friday morning...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Decade after his coming-out party, same old questions for Sergio

This is the 10th anniversary of the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia duel that seemed to herald golf's next...

Notebook: Irish drums highlight Harrington's Champions dinner

Defending champion Padraig Harrington served up traditional fare and a unique gift at the Champions'...

Local Knowledge: Head Professional Mike Schultz's insight

What makes this PGA Championship so special? Mike Schultz, the PGA Head Professional at Hazeltine National,...

Presidents Cup berths on the line at PGA Championship

As if the pressure at Hazeltine wasn't ratcheted up enough, the 10 automatic berths on the United States...

Able to focus again on golf, Mickelson has high hopes for Hazeltine

Phil Mickelson feels like he's ready for the PGA Championship because he's regained the touch around...

Folds of Honor Foundation awards more than 360 scholarships to military families

The Folds of Honor Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children...

PGA of America 'State of the Association' news conference

In their annual State of the Association news conference, held Wednesday at Hazeltine, PGA of America officials...

Nine PGAs form global alliance to direct standards, instruction and development

A group of PGAs from the United States to South Africa to Sweden has come together to establish and guide...

PGA Professionals adding expertise to PGA.com's coverage

Several top PGA Professionals will be serving as roving correspondents for PGA.com official coverage of the...

PGA Championship equipment breakdown

The major championships stand out as the most important stages for the world's biggest equipment companies....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Will another almost-great storyline play out at Hazeltine?

The script from this bizarre year of majors has been a little science fiction, some fantasy, a chapter or...

Notebook: Wrist issue keeps Immelman out of third major in a row

Trevor Immelman's injury woes continue. Plus, Padraig Harrington serves up an Irish-themed Champions...

For Woods, the numbers keep adding up and up

Tiger Woods owns 14 majors and 70 career PGA TOUR wins, so Melanie Hauser has a question. Will Tiger reach...

Short game is what matters at extra-long Hazeltine

No major course has ever played as long as big, bad Hazeltine, which measures a daunting 7,674 yards this...

PGA Championship is summer's second major accomplishment for Miles

If anyone can deal with the pressure of a major, it is PGA Club Professional Mike Miles of Virginia. First,...

Despite struggles, Beem confident that 'my best is yet to come'

Seven years ago he stunned the golf world by holding off a charging Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship...

Getting here is only the first step for overachieving Small

Mike Small is playing in his fifth PGA Championship, an awesome accomplishment for a man whose real job is...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday notebook: A special memory in Allenby's locker

Robert Allenby checked in Monday at the PGA Championship and was surprised at what he found in his locker....

Woods' criticism shows deep respect for Harrington

Tiger Woods wouldn't have sounded off after his victory at Firestone if he didn't think so highly...

Five big-time players who are peaking at just the right time

A lot of players have the talent to win majors, but only some of them come into a major week on the kind...

Five big-time players in search of some major momentum

A lot of players have the talent to win majors, but not all of them come into a major week on the kind of...

Harried Harrington plans to take it easy for a few days

After his adrenaline-fueled showdown with Tiger Woods at Firestone on Sunday, Padraig Harrington is altering...

Westwood upbeat about his chances heading to Hazeltine

A ninth-place finish at Hazeltine gave Lee Westwood his fourth straight top-10, and his final-round 65 at...

Sunday, August 09, 2009

What are the odds that 2009 major winners can add to totals?

With major victories already this year, Angel Cabrera, Lucas Glover and Stewart Cink have earned the respect...

Will familiar name prevail this week, or will someone break through?

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington have hogged the major hardware in recent years, but they...

Simpson keeps his Hazeltine heartbreak in perspective

Scott Simpson led the 1991 U.S. Open by two shots with only three holes to play, but went on to lose to Payne...

Not-so-sweet 16th hole will play a key role

The PGA Championship won't be clinched on the short par-4 16th hole. But if history is any indication,...

Saturday, August 08, 2009

It takes strength to hoist PGA Championship trophy, Harrington knows

After he won the PGA Championship last year, Padraig Harrington was genuinely shocked at how much strength...

Woods returns to Hazeltine with positive memories of his 2002 shotmaking

Tiger Woods finished second at the 2002 PGA Championship, but he still remembers his strong finish on Sunday...

Area Athletes Love the Game, Too

Prominent players on almost all the professional sports teams in the Twin Cities share their passion for...

Glory's Last Shot

The year's strongest field in professional golf takes to the tee at Hazeltine National to continue a...

Keeping Up, Thanks to the Joneses

Rees Jones has again updated his father's design at Hazeltine National to challenge the world's best...

It's a Small World

Mike Small leads a contingent of 20 PGA Professionals competing in this week’s PGA Championship.

Five Decades of Excellence

Dating back to 1962, Hazeltine National Golf Club's impressive history includes a PGA Championship, two...

Beem's pro-active strategy helped him conquer Hazeltine in 2002

Rich Beem's magical week was a compelling combination of aggressive play off the tee and proficient putting....

Minnesota Memories

Olin Dutra, Chick Harbert, Bob Rosburg and Rich Beem – four players from four distinctly different golf eras...

PGA offers wide range of activities during PGA Championship Week

From celebrating one of the pioneers of the game, to building important community and business relationships,...

Friday, August 07, 2009

Staging majors just one of PGA's many roles

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has established new standards of excellence by expanding educational...

Distinguished Gentleman

A pioneer on behalf of diversifying golf, PGA Life Member William Powell receives the 2009 PGA Distinguished...

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

PGA Championship field again set to be strongest in golf

With commitments from 100 of the top 101 players on the Official World Golf Ranking -- a record for majors...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mickelson practices at Hazeltine, confirms he'll play in PGA

Phil Mickelson dropped in on Hazeltine Wednesday and played a practice round. He plans to make his return...

Sutherland heads to Hazeltine seeking to keep major streak alive

Kevin Sutherland is eligible for all four majors this year for only the second time in his 22 years as a...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

2009 PPNC: 20 PGA Professionals punch ticket to Hazeltine

New PGA Professional National Champion Mike Small of Champaign, Ill., the head men's golf coach at the...

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Harrington has much to say at PGA Championship Media Day

Tuesday was Media Day at the 91st PGA Championship, and defending champion Padraig Harrington had plenty...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Teen Ishikawa gets special invite into PGA Championship

Japanese teenage sensation Ryo Ishikawa will make history at the 91st PGA Championship as the youngest competitor...

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

PGA officials announce free ticket program for juniors

Tournament officials have announced a new junior ticket program that will give free entry for up to two children...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tickets to 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine on sale now!

Witness history unfold in person when the 91st PGA Championship is played at acclaimed Hazeltine National...

Monday, May 19, 2008

PGA Officials: Know source of corporate hospitality packages

Tournament officials have learned that independent entertainment companies are marketing unofficial hospitality...

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Advance ticket sales registration closed; sellout anticipated

With more than 24,000 fans already registered to purchase pre-sale tickets, the 91st PGA Championship tournament...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Corporate hospitality preview set for April 18 at Hazeltine

Some of Minnesota's largest companies will enjoy an exclusive preview of corporate hospitality opportunities...

Monday, April 02, 2007

PGA picks Hazeltine to host 2009 PGA Championship

Hazeltine National Golf Club, site of Rich Beem's thrilling defeat of Tiger Woods in 2002, will again...

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