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Billy Payne, who retired last fall as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, has been voted the winner of the Golf Writers Association of America William D. Richardson Award for outstanding contributions to golf.
Lexi Thompson named Official Ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2016) -- LPGA star Lexi Thompson was named an Official Ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf at the 63rd PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day today.
26 Jan 2016 - 9:58am - 0 Comments
PGA of America to showcase PGA Professionals throughout special 100-Day Centennial Celebration
Click here to return to complete coverage of the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show
25 Jan 2016 - 1:58pm - 0 Comments
Jason Dufner's "Escape from Alcatraz" paves way for sudden-death victory at CareerBuilder Challenge
  Jason Dufner earned his first PGA Tour victory since 2013 on Sunday with an overtime triumph over David Lingmerth in the CareerBuilder Challenge.
24 Jan 2016 - 8:38pm - 0 Comments
PGA Merchandise Show: Sunday's live updates
Here's what's happening Sunday at the PGA Merchandise Show:  
24 Jan 2016 - 3:40pm - 0 Comments
WATCH: Rickie Fowler's chip-in at 17 to clinch his Abu Dhabi win
Clinging to a one-shot lead Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Championship, Rickie Fowler needed a momentum swing down the stretch. And boy did he ever get one.
24 Jan 2016 - 10:53am - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson holes out for fourth time this week
Phil Mickelson is deadly with a wedge in his hand -- this is nothing groundbreaking. In the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge on Saturday, Mickelson holed out for the fourth time this week.
23 Jan 2016 - 4:30pm - 0 Comments
Another ace for an amateur at the CareerBuilder Challenge
For the second time in as many days on the same hole, an amateur player at the CareerBuilder Challenge has made a hole-in-one. Playing the 168-yard, par-3 13th hole at PGA West's Stadium Course in Saturday's third round, amateur Jeff Ellis snagged an ace:
23 Jan 2016 - 4:00pm - 0 Comments
Chesson Hadley gets in on the eaglefest at La Quinta
There are eagles to be had at La Quinta this week, and Chesson Hadley wants in on the action. After taking a double-bogey at the par-3 17th, watch Hadley earn his redemption with this approach shot on the par-4, 426-yard 18th:  
22 Jan 2016 - 5:09pm - 0 Comments
Ace alert: Nick Taylor with a hole-in-one at CareerBuilder Challenge
Nick Taylor made an eagle on the fifth hole of the TPC Stadium course Friday during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge. So you could assume he might suffer a little bit of a letdown stepping up to the next tee, right?
22 Jan 2016 - 4:46pm - 0 Comments
Amateur scores ace at CareerBuilder Challenge
A couple of times per year, the amateurs get to tee it up with the pros in an actual PGA Tour event.
22 Jan 2016 - 2:59pm - 0 Comments
Jordan Spieth hits spectator's backside with errant tee shot
On the ninth hole of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Friday, Jordan Spieth was given a painful assist from an unsuspecting spectator on a tee shot that would have likely found the water and had the world's No. 1 player hitting "3" for his next shot.
22 Jan 2016 - 10:30am - 0 Comments
Bill Haas starts parade of long-distance eagles at CareerBuilder Challenge
  On Thursday over in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Lee Westwood carded a walk-off eagle – he canned his approach shot on his final hole.
21 Jan 2016 - 6:37pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson hits flag, spins ball back into hole for eagle
It's nice to see Phil Mickelson doing vintage Phil Mickelson things early on in his first start of 2016.
21 Jan 2016 - 3:22pm - 0 Comments
Hole-in-one and walk-off eagle in Abu Dhabi
As if there weren't enough fireworks in Abu Dhabi this week with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler paired together for the first two rounds (and amateur Bryson Dechambeau taking the first-round lead with an impressive 64), check out what Gregory Havret and Lee Westwood did on T
21 Jan 2016 - 10:55am - 0 Comments
2016 CareerBuilder Challenge five players to watch
  After two weeks in beautiful Hawaii, the PGA Tour returns to the mainland this week for the first of five straight weeks in California and Arizona.
20 Jan 2016 - 4:28pm - 0 Comments
Trick shots on putting green from Rafael Cabrera-Bello
  Rafael Cabrera-Bello is kicking off his 2016 campaign this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, and it looks like he's been working on his short game during his offseason.
20 Jan 2016 - 1:08pm - 0 Comments
Spieth, McIlroy, Fowler and Stenson play speed golf on GolfBoards in "Rider Cup"
  Pace of play was definitely not an issue at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship as four of the world's top players faced off in "the Rider Cup." Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler of the United States squared off against Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson of Eu
20 Jan 2016 - 12:03pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson injures hand in chainsaw accident
Jamie Donaldson, who hit the Ryder Cup-clinching shot in 2014, had a nasty run-in with a chain saw over the weekend which luckily left him with only some gruesome-looking stitches on the pinky finger of his left hand.
18 Jan 2016 - 9:51am - 0 Comments
The two best shots from Fabian Gomez's win at the Sony Open
  When a guy closes out a tournament with 10 birdies in his final round and then adds an 11th in sudden death, you know he's had a great day – and hit a lot of fantastic shots.
17 Jan 2016 - 11:23pm - 0 Comments