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  • Thursday, August 7, 2014
  • Johan Kok drains 100-foot putt for amazing eagle

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – PGA Club Professional Johan Kok shot a 7-over-par 78 in the opening round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. But he left smiling. “It’s been quite a week,” Kok said. “I have some memories.” Kok finished third in the PGA Long...

  • Thursday Notebook: Leaders all set personal bests

    By The PGA of America Media Staff LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kevin Chappell, making just his sixth major championship start, Ryan Palmer, who has never finished among the top 15 in this major championship, and Lee Westwood of England, who began his 67th major championship today at Valhalla Golf Club, each...

  • Steve Schneiter paces PGA Professionals on Day 1 of PGA Championship

    By Bob Denney, The PGA of America LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Steve Schneiter of Sandy, Utah, used two birdies en route to a 1-over-par 72 and the lead among 20 PGA Club Professionals competing in the 96th PGA Championship Thursday at Valhalla Golf Club. Schneiter’s experience at Valhalla,...

  • Despite disappointing opening-round score, Johan Kok still makes big impact at Valhalla

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – PGA Professional Johan Kok shot a 7-over-par 78 in the opening round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. But he left smiling. “It’s been quite a week,” Kok said. “I have some memories.” Kok finished third in the PGA Long Drive...

  • Chris Wood laughs off embarassing moment, still manages to post 66 in opening round

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – English golfer Chris Wood fired a 5-under-par 66 and is just one shot off the first-round lead at the 96th PGA Championship The 26-year-old Wood had a bogey-free round but it was an adventure. Wood ripped his pants on the par-3 11th hole – his second hole of the day...

  • Defending champion Jason Dufner withdraws in opening round with nagging neck problem

    Staff and wire reports LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Defending champion Jason Dufner, suffering from a neck injury and struggling just to swing a golf club, pulled out of the PGA Championship just past the midway point of Thursday's opening round. After making a triple-bogey 8 on the 10th hole, he shook...

  • Tiger Woods has his health, but golf game still a work in progress

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Tiger Woods surveyed his options from so far left of the fairway he was up to his ankles in grass in a hazard he didn't even know was there. He could take it over the trees and go sideways, but it might be tough to keep it in the...

  • Kevin Chappell taking full advantage of surprising spot in championship field

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kevin Chappell still isn't certain how he got invited to the PGA Championship. He sure made the most of it Thursday. Chappell and his wife were in a grocery store in Nevada 10 days ago, making plans for how to spend a week off during the...

  • Lee Westwood's chase for a major gets cranked up again with strong start at Valhalla

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- There were plenty of reasons to believe the window was fast closing on Lee Westwood's sometimes-heartbreaking campaign to win a major. But Westwood cracked it wide open again Thursday, piling nine birdies atop a double bogey at the first hole...

  • Valhalla's famous 13th hole lots of fun for fans, a daunting challenge for players

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The signature hole at Valhalla Golf Club is the par-4, 13th hole, which also happens to be the shortest par 4 at 342 yards. It’s the Island Green and it can be easy, giving up 22 birdies in the early wave during the first round of 96th PGA Championship on Thursday. The...