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  • Friday, August 8, 2014
  • Close in last three majors, Rickie Fowler again contending

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Close, but no majors. At least so far. Rickie Fowler gets one more chance to change that this season heading into the weekend at the PGA Championship. The 25-year-old, fast-rising tour star has the unusual distinction of having finished...

  • Despite rain, PGA of America doesn't consider lift, clean and place

    By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The second round began in the rain, which fell so hard that play was halted for nearly an hour. Workers used squeegees to remove water from fairways and greens. It was a soggy mess. And the PGA of America never considered playing lift,...

  • After being named vice-captain, Steve Stricker gunning to earn Ryder Cup spot with win

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two days after being named a vice-captain for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, Steve Stricker is now flirting with making the team. Stricker fired a 3-under-par 68 in the second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club, putting him at 5-under 137 and just four shots off the...

  • Tiger Woods fails to make cut at Valhalla

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- For Tiger Woods, there was a familiar complaint. Yes, his back was hurting again. Once the game's most dominant player, Woods looked old and tired at Valhalla. He was surely overmatched Friday, shooting his second consecutive 3-over 74 to...

  • Sunday PGA Championship parking changes

    Due to current and forecasted weather conditions, the PGA of America has made necessary parking changes for Sunday, Aug 10.  Lot V Lot V parking at Old Henry Road will be closed on Sunday.  All volunteers are directed to park in paved parking at Churchill Downs. Volunteer shuttle...

  • Jonas Blixt stunned by unlikely eagle

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jonas Blixt said he didn’t even know how to celebrate his eagle at the par-4, 435-yard 15th hole on Friday at Valhalla Golf Club. “I’ve never done that before,” Blixt said with a smile. Blixt, a 30-year-old Swede, was 180 yards out in the fairway...

  • Rory's run

    PGA.com It'd be hard to argue against Rory McIlroy being one of the hottest golfers in the world. Just his first two rounds at Valhalla this week my be enough to prove that. But do you really know what kind of a roll McIlroy is on? In his last 10 rounds at the PGA Championship, McIlroy is a...

  • Rory McIlroy dodges raindrops while surging to lead at Valhalla

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rory McIlroy is making this PGA Championship feel like 2000 all over again at Valhalla. Back then, it was Tiger Woods who was making the game look easy as he started to pile up majors. Now it's McIlroy, the 25-year-old from Northern...

  • Ben Crane withdraws with bad back

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Ben Crane has withdrawn from the PGA Championship because of a back problem. Crane opened with a 3-over 74 at Valhalla on Thursday before withdrawing Friday. He has a long history of back trouble. This is the second straight tournament he had to withdraw because of back pain....

  • Play resumes after suspension for heavy rain

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The second round of the PGA Championship was off to a soggy start and a sudden stop Friday. A steady rain forced officials to suspend the round after just 20 minutes because of too much water on the putting surfaces and fairways. Work...