News Archive

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2013
  • Rory McIlroy looking for the kid who won the PGA Championship

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The curls no longer spilled from under his cap, a big change for Rory McIlroy. Prompted to reveal the rest of his free haircut, he removed his hat and wild brown locks sprang to life. ''Still a little bit on the top,'' he said...

  • PGA Professionals fit in with best at Oak Hill

    By Rachel Cohen, The Associated Press PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Last time Rob Labritz checked, the YouTube video of the shot of his golfing life had more than 7,000 views. He isn't sure that quite counts as viral, but the way he qualified for his fourth PGA Championship has Labritz seeing good...

  • Wednesday Notebook: Brooks out, Henry in

    By T.J. Auclair, Stan Awtrey and The PGA of America ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- On the eve of the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, 1996 champion Mark Brooks withdrew due to an injury. J.J. Henry took his place. Ironically, Brooks and Henry are great friends. Such great friends, in fact,...

  • Players say field depth makes winning tougher

    By Stan Awtrey, PGA.com Contributor ROCHESTER, N.Y. – There have been 18 different winners in the last 20 major championships. That can be interpreted a couple of different ways. Either the field of contenders is larger than it’s ever been or it’s more difficult to win a second...

  • Can England cap great summer with PGA win?

    By Stan Awtrey, PGA.com Contributor ROCHESTER, N.Y. – It’s been a great summer for British athletes. Justin Rose began the run of success when he won the U.S. Open at Merion. Andy Murray took the baton and carried it to the winner’s circle at Wimbledon. A couple weeks later,...

  • Oak Hill remains a classic ball striker's course

    By T.J. Auclair, PGA.com Interactive Producer ROCHESTER, N.Y. – It’s never easy to predict the winning score of a major championship. But, based on history and comments from players ahead of the 95th PGA Championship, it’s hard to imagine Oak Hill Country Club will yield any...

  • Local Knowledge with Oak Hill legend Craig Harmon

    By T.J. Auclair, PGA.com PGA Championship week is upon us and it's taking place at a very special and historic venue -- Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. Opened in 1901, Oak Hill was designed by legendary architect Donald Ross. Upon the completion of the 2008 Senior PGA Championship,...

  • Tuesday, August 6, 2013
  • Tuesday Notebook: Rob Labritz hangs with tour pros

    By T.J. Auclair, Stan Awtrey and The PGA of America PITTSFORD, N.Y. – When St. Johns University Golf Coach Frank Darby called PGA Club Professional Rob Labritz on Monday to let him know he was playing in Keegan Bradley's group on Tuesday at Oak Hill, he was surprised. When he found out...

  • Six darkhorses who just might win this week

    By Stan Awtrey, PGA.com Contributor PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Ten years ago Shaun Micheel became one of the biggest longshots to win a major championship when he claimed the PGA Championship at Oak Hill. It was the first – and only – victory of Micheel’s career. Plenty of other...

  • Twitter Mirror proves big hit at PGA Championship

    By John Kim, PGA.com Coordinating Producer PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- One of the innovative ways that the PGA Championship is bringing major championship golf closer to the fans is through the use of a special "Twitter Mirror."  This unique device actually comes from Twitter and has been...