PGA News Archive

Sunday, February 07, 2016
Danny Willett wins Dubai Desert Classic with last-hole birdie
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Danny Willett withstood the pressure and made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by one shot on Sunday.
Watch: Jon Curran saves par from a very soggy lie
If getting up-and-down from a bunker is called a "sandy," then perhaps what Jon Curran pulled off Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open could be referred to as a "soggy."
Move over, Chi Chi: Ha Na Jang is the new ninja swordfighter
Chi Chi Rodriguez has delighted us for years with his "bullfighting" swordplay after a particularly good putt.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Corey Pavin takes one-shot lead into Allianz final round
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Corey Pavin birdied his last hole Saturday to shoot a 4-under 68 and take a one-shot lead over close friend Tom Lehman into the final round of the Allianz Championship.
Inaugural U.S. Women's Senior Open slated for Chicago in 2018
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Olympic Club is getting another U.S. Open, this one for women.
Danny Lee takes three-shot lead into final round of Phoenix Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Danny Lee took the lead Saturday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in front of the largest crowd in golf history.
Player backs Woods to make a return
DUBAI -- Nine-time Major champion and one of the legends of golf Gary Player was unsure if Tiger Woods, another legend, could make a comeback from injury but backed the American to make a return to the sport he once ruled.
Watch: Oh, so close at Phoenix Open's 16th hole Saturday
Many of the more than 200,000 golf fans who packed TPC Scottsdale for Saturday's third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open were looking for a reason to roar. And for the ones surrounding the par-3 16th, only a hole-in-one would do.
Ha Na Jang wins Coates Golf Championship by 2
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Ha Na Jang had to go the final 36 holes with the best player in women's golf to capture her first LPGA Tour title Saturday. The biggest challenge turned out to be cold and rain.
Watch: Matt Every's epic eagle hole-out from the desert
The rowdy fans surrounding the 16th hole get most of the attention at TPC Scottsdale, but the shot of the day Saturday during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open may have come from the other side of the course.
Willett leads in Dubai after third round
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Danny Willett shot a second successive round of seven-under par 65 to enjoy a one-shot advantage on top of the Dubai Desert Classic leaderboard after the third round Saturday.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Pavin, Hamilton share 1st-round lead at Allianz Champions
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — In conditions that more resembled a British Open than South Florida, former major champions Corey Pavin and Todd Hamilton shot 6-under 66s Friday to tie for the first-round lead in the Allianz Championship.
Bubba Watson loves Phoenix Open fans but still hates the course
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Watson repeated that he doesn't like TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course. He also said he loves everything else about the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
James Hahn holds one-shot lead midway through Phoenix Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- James Hahn shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 in breezy conditions Friday to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Lydia Ko, Ha Na Jang tied as darkness halts play at Coates
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko hit the ball only 22 times in a span of 11 hours Friday in the Coates Golf Championship and finished where she started -- with a share of the lead, and still a long way from the finish line.
Furyk's injury scrambles Heritage Week's opening salvo
Perhaps Jim Furyk can shoot off the cannon.
McIlroy admits missing cut did cross his mind
DUBAI -- Defending champion Rory McIlroy admitted that missing the cut at one of his favourite events did cross his mind but said that the recovery that he managed to stage has now possibly put him back in the mix.
Ohio's Bob Sowards wins fifth PGA Stroke Play Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- For Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio, his victory on Friday at PGA Golf Club in the 63rd Stroke Play Championship was truly one for the thumb.
Watch: Jack Maguire's ace at Phoenix Open
Playing in only his second PGA Tour event, Jack Maguire made his first ace. Hitting a 7-iron at the par-3, 192-yard 12th hole during Friday's second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Maguire's shot ran true once it landed on the green.  
Els moves into contention in Dubai; McIlroy just makes cut
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Ernie Els surged into contention Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic, while Rory McIlroy struggled just to make the cut.