PGA News Archive

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Lessons learned from Tiger Woods in new book on 1997 Masters
The 1997 Masters Tournament was one of the most important 72 holes of golf played in history. A young Tiger Woods roared onto the scene to become the first black golfer, the first Asian golfer and the youngest golfer ever to win a green jacket.
Ross Fisher hammers 423-yard drive at WGC-Dell Match Play Championship
Two days ago, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson claimed to have hit a 490-yard drive in an Instagram post.
Sergio Garcia's amazing 'driver off the deck' save
If you're anything like me, you probably lick your lips when you see a PGA Tour star preparing to hit a driver off the deck.
New golf season product round up, part 1
Spring has arrived, which means golf season is right around the corner – if it hasn’t started already – for many around the country. As usual, there’s a bunch of new gear, apparel and gadgets that have hit the market since last season.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Jason Day withdraws from Match Play to be with his mother
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play after six holes Wednesday so he could be with his mother when she has surgery for lung cancer.
Alternative history: A look at Tiger's 79 PGA Tour victories... without Tiger Woods
Close your eyes and imagine this with me for a minute: After making his PGA Tour debut at the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open (GMO) and finishing in a tie for 60th, then 20-year-old Tiger Woods decides that professional golf just isn't for him.
Rory McIlroy launches 410-yard drive
Yesterday, we told you about the whopping 490-yard drive Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson claimed to have hit.
Dustin Johnson going for first sweep of World Golf Championships
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson is one victory away from something not even Tiger Woods has accomplished: a sweep of the four World Golf Championships.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Charles Howell III, Wesley Bryan need big week to get into the Masters
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For the first time, the winner of the Puerto Rico Open could earn a spot in the Masters. But only if that winner is Wesley Bryan, and even that might not be enough.
'The Rock' (yes, that one) smashes 490-yard drive
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson touts himself as, "The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment/Sports Entertainment." We're not going to disagree. The man is a physical specimen.
Dustin Johnson draws major competition in Match Play group
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson has a trio of major champions in his way at the Dell Technologies Match Play.
Jordan Spieth looking forward to get through this Masters
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Two weeks before the Masters begins, Jordan Spieth is looking forward to it being over.
Monday, March 20, 2017
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.
2020 Olympic golf course votes to amend membership policy
TOKYO (AP) -- The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has avoided being stripped of the event by deciding to change its membership policy to include women.
Fair or unfair? Dissecting Zach Johnson's bank-shot birdie at Bay Hill
In the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday at Bay Hill, Zach Johnson hit the kind of shot you don't see often. Playing the par-3 17th hole, Johnson hit his tee shot into a greenside bunker.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Marc Leishman wins 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Marc Leishman holed a 50-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole to take the lead Sunday, and he stayed there with two tough pars at the end to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational and earn a trip to the Masters.
Marc Leishman drops 51-foot eagle bomb for Bay Hill lead
Just when all eyes were on Rory McIlroy making a Sunday run in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a steady Marc Leishman jumped in to steal the show. Check out this 51-footer Leishman knocked down for an eagle and sole possession of the lead at 11 under.  
Adam Hadwin's potential ace gets rejected by flagstick
Canadian Adam Hadwin has been dialed in lately. He won for the first time in his PGA Tour career last weekend in the Valspar Championship and carried the momentum over to Bay Hill this week.
Rory McIlroy makes ridiculous birdie at Bay Hill's 16th
On Sunday at Bay Hill, it appears Rory McIlroy is picking up right where he left off with Saturday's 7-under 65 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Marc Leishman's ball does 360 before dropping in the cup
Marc Leishman had a birdie try from about 15 feet at the par-5 fourth hole in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill on Sunday. He put a good stroke on the putt, but the ball decided to take the scenic route before eventually dropping in for a birdie: