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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Reese caps off huge week with special on-course duty
Reese caps off huge week with special on-course duty

Valhalla PGA Head Professional Keith Reese spent much of the last several months working on preparations for the Senior PGA Championship. On Sunday, though, he got to enjoy the tournament from inside the ropes.

Watson prevails in playoff to win second Senior PGA Championship
Watson prevails in playoff to win second Senior PGA Championship

Continuing his remarkable string of play in major championships, 61-year-old Tom Watson rallied to win the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday. The win is Watson's second in this event and sixth overall in senior majors.

Skinner of Georgia captures Low PGA Professional honors
Skinner of Georgia captures Low PGA Professional honors

Sonny Skinner of Sylvester, Ga., finished up the Senior PGA Championship with the best score among the 43 PGA Professionals who began the week. He finished three shots better than Lee Rinker of Jupiter, Fla.

President's Blog: Week even better than expected
President's Blog: Week even better than expected

Allen Wronowski's first Senior PGA Championship as PGA President began with wild weather and ended with a stirring victory by one of golf's great champions. Thanks to all involved, he says, it couldn’t have gone better.

Sunday notebook: Second-oldest Senior PGA champion
Sunday notebook: Second-oldest Senior PGA champion

Tom Watson made history with his age as well as his victory on Sunday. Plus, Larry Nelson starts fast, Kenny Perry falls short, Mark Brooks finishes solid, the Senior PGA is headed to Michigan, and more.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Irwin's final-hole stumble tightens field heading into Sunday

Hale Irwin's double bogey on the final hole Saturday had him looking to the heavens – and

At age 61, Watson still enjoys thrill of the chase

After all he's accomplished in his amazing career, what could motivate Tom Watson to keep

Woodward grabs lead among PGA Professionals with 69

Jim Woodward of Oklahoma City birdied three of his first four holes Saturday en route to a

Saturday notebook: Twosomes off the first tee

Sunday's final round will begin at 7:35 a.m. ET, with the last group off at 1:35. Plus,

Friday, May 27, 2011

Murota extends lead on marathon second day at Valhalla

While temperatures stayed cool throughout a dawn-to-dusk day of golf on Friday, Kiyoshi

Friday notebook: Boss of the 'just off the moss'

Prodigious putter Loren Roberts is excelling at getting the ball up and in from off the

Fans enjoy 'phoning it in' at Valhalla

Through the first two days of play, tournament officials are calling the new policy to allow

Once overshadowed, 16th hole making its presence felt

The 16th hole might not be the most famous at Valhalla, but none of the players will forget

Ingraham leads PGA Professionals through two days of play

Stu Ingraham of Broomall, Pa., making the most of his Senior PGA Championship debut, finished

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Murota leads O'Meara and Dodds after Day 1

Severe storms overnight and again during the day made the conditions challenging for

Valhalla maintenance crew ready, able and willing

Inclement weather and big events at Valhalla are no strangers to each other. Neither is the

Hanefeld sets pace for PGA Professionals in field

Kirk Hanefeld of Acton, Mass., put together a workmanlike 2-under 70 Thursday, the low score

President's Blog: Welcome to Valhalla, and thanks!

Despite a late-night tornado watch and a little bit of Thursday rain, PGA of America

Thursday notebook: Murota excels on the greens

The flat stick was the key to Kiyoshi Murota's sterling 66. Plus, Trevor Dodds is making

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stars wary of vaunted Valhalla as Senior PGA Championship tees off

As if Valhalla wasn't daunting enough, the soft conditions might make it play longer than

Wednesday notebook: Tucker's excellence rewarded

Jerry Tucker, who achieved unprecedented success in the South Florida PGA Section, gets a

Sixth hole at Valhalla looms as do-or-die challenge

Tom Lehman calls the 468-yard, par-4 sixth hole "easily the hardest" at Valhalla.

Irwin knows decorated career coming to an end

Hale Irwin would love to win a remarkable fifth Senior PGA Championship this week before he

Green plays on, hoping to 'walk away and smile'

Almost two years after the horrific RV accident that cost Ken Green his lower right leg, he

Senior PGA Professional National Champ Thompson not sure what to expect

Senior PGA Professional National Champion Robert Thompson from Houston, Texas, has made three

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday Notebook: Day to honor and recognize soldiers

Wednesday will be a fun-filled day for military families. Plus, Stu Ingraham returns to his

PGA, USGA step to new sets of tees in 'Tee It Forward' initiative

The PGA and USGA are teaming up to promote "TEE IT FORWARD," a new national

KitchenAid announces schedule for activities in Fairway Club

Adjacent to the 13th green at Valhalla, the KitchenAid Fairway Club will host a series of

Monday, May 23, 2011

'Let's Move On Course' initiative promotes active lifestyle

To promote National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, The PGA of America is promoting the

Monday Notebook: Strong field descends on Valhalla

A total of 47 of the top 50 on the 2011 Champions Tour money list are competing this week.

Social Media opportunities abound for fans at Valhalla

For the first time at a major championship, fans attending the 2011 Senior PGA Championship

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Valhalla PGA Head Professional Reese came to golf from baseball

Despite growing up in Augusta, Ga., one of golf's most famous cities, Keith Reese grew up

Shawnee Golf Course to host PGA youth golf clinic on May 23

Senior PGA Championship Week will kick off Monday with a PGA Community Relations Golf Clinic

PGA marks 15 years of corporate citizenship in Louisville

Almost 600 Kentuckiana-area youth-focused charities have benefited from PGA events at

Friday, May 13, 2011

Defending champ Lehman has special relationship with PGA Professional Jim Flick

It's been a long road to success for Tom Lehman, but the hard work has paid off in

Friday, May 06, 2011

Bellerive C.C. named site of 2013 Senior PGA Championship, 2018 PGA Championship

The PGA of America has announced that the prestigious Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis,

Monday, April 25, 2011

Transcript: 2011 Senior PGA Championship Media Day News Conference

Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid defending champion Tom Lehman visited

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Defending champ Lehman leads early entries for Valhalla

Defending champion Tom Lehman is among 16 former major champion winners who have submitted...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Green to continue comeback journey at 72nd Senior PGA Championship

Just two weeks after competing in his first Senior PGA Championship in 2009, Ken Green was...

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tickets on sale for 72nd Senior PGA Championship!

Don't miss out on your chance to witness more history unfold at famous Valhalla Golf Club...

Senior PGA picked as one of Louisville's top events for 2011

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association has honored seven events -- one of which was the...

Monday, November 08, 2010

KitchenAid named presenting sponsor of Senior PGA

The new partnership, which will extend through 2014 and includes the first Senior PGA...

Friday, October 08, 2010

Valhalla GC picked for 72nd Senior PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club, the scene of some of golf's most dramatic moments -- the most recent...

Monday, March 08, 2010

Volunteer opportunities available for 72nd Senior PGA

Applications are now being accepted for the more than 1,600 volunteers in a variety of...