PGA News Archive

Monday, February 20, 2017
When it's OK to use your wedge on the green
The sixth hole at Riviera Country Club -- host of last week's Genesis Open -- can present a unique set of circumstances if miss your intended target with your tee shot. The par-3 hole features a pot bunker smack in the middle of its green.
Possibly the best golf blooper compilation video ever
Who doesn't love a good blooper reel? Trust me when I tell you will not find a better golf blooper compilation than the one you're about to see here:
5 shots you can hit, but shouldn't even attempt
If you were watching the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club over the weekend, you may have caught Phil Mickelson hitting a wedge off the famous par-3 sixth green. The distinctive feature of that green is a pot bunker that's right in the middle of it.
2017 Masters Tournament field list
The 2017 Masters Tournament will be contested at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., April 6-9, 2017, where England's Danny Willett will return as the defending champion.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Dustin Johnson reaches World No. 1 with win at Genesis Open
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Johnson went to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.
Fred Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th Senior Title
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez at TwinEagles.
John Daly wades into water hazard with shoes on to play ball
We've all seen a scene like this on television.
Phil Mickelson pitches in for eagle from nasty, wet rough at Riviera
Phil Mickelson is a magician with a wedge. That's all there is to it.
Chubb Classic: Jimenez still on top, Couples, Sutherland right behind
The Most Interesting Man in Golf, the Most Fascinating, and the Only PGA Tour Champions Player to shoot a 59 are in position to win the Chubb Classic after Saturday's second round at The TwinEagles Club.
Phil Mickelson hits wedge off Riviera's sixth green
Remember that old, "What will Phil do next?" ad campaign from several years back?
Genesis Open: Sahith Theegala, Phil Mickelson have a Sunday at Riviera together
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Sahith Theegala's weekend at Riviera continues with Phil Mickelson as a surprise guest in his party of three.
Dustin Johnson takes 36-hole lead at rainy Riviera
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Johnson left the Genesis Open in the twilight Saturday realizing he could be as little 24 hours away from reaching No. 1 in the world. He wasn't the least bit concerned, mainly because he still had 36 holes ahead of him.
Brett Rumford wins World Super 6 title, regains European Tour card
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Brett Rumford beat Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand 2 and 1 in the final round of match play Sunday to claim the first World Super 6 tournament title near where he grew up in West Australia.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Jhonattan Vegas shoots 68 to set standard at soggy Riviera
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas returned in the rain at Riviera on Saturday morning, finished with four pars for a 3-under 68 and then had to wait for the next six hours to see where that would leave him halfway through the Genesis Open.
Genesis Open giving players amazing custom blazers
When you think golf and blazers, one particular style usually comes to mind: the Masters' green jacket. But, in Genesis' first year as the sponsor of the Genesis Open at Riviera, the car company is making an attempt to put their hat in the ring.
Chubb Classic: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Doug Garwood, Scott Parel tied for first-round lead
Miguel Angel Jimenez made for a "Most Interesting" leaderboard after the first round of the Chubb Classic on Friday.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Students find lessons, stimulation through First Tee donated golf equipment
JAMESTOWN -- Bryant Kerley moves excitedly through the stations at the Haynes-Inman Education Center gym, ready to conquer whatever golfing objective is before him.
Rain wipes out afternoon Genesis Open play at Riviera
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the Genesis Open. Sam Saunders remained atop the leaderboard without ever hitting a shot Friday at Riviera.
Bring the Kids Along
During the 1960’s, I was one of the fortunate kids that fell in love with golf because of a caddie program at a local private club.
John Daly and Fred Couples highlight the Chubb Classic field
Fred Couples and John Daly have a lot in common. Major championship winners, good nicknames -- "Boom, Boom" and "Long John Daly" -- and a style all their own.