PGA Tour

By Doug Ferguson PARAMUS, N.J. -- The last player to win back-to-back majors in the same season didn't even make it to the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake. "That's not going to happen," said Rory McIlroy, with a smile.
Donald's final-hole birdie at East Lake boosts him toward two money titles
That birdie putt by Luke Donald on the final hole of the Tour Championship might turn out to be bigger than anyone imagined.
27 Sep 2011 - 6:34pm - 0 Comments
Haas, Allenby and Baddeley named as Presidents Cup team wild cards
Bill Haas got another big payoff Tuesday when he was picked for the U.S. team at the Presidents Cup. U.S. Captain Fred Couples used his two picks Tuesday on Tiger Woods and Haas, who won a sudden-death playoff to claim the Tour Championship for his first win of the year.
27 Sep 2011 - 5:45pm - 1 Comments
Tour Championship Notes: Simpson falls short in run at FedExCup title
Webb Simpson was never a threat to win the Tour Championship. But late Sunday, he was still in the running for quite a consolation prize: $10 million and the FedExCup.
26 Sep 2011 - 12:13am - 0 Comments
After Tour Championship near-miss, Baddeley hopes for Presidents spot
Australia's Aaron Baddeley came up just short of the playoff at the Tour Championship. Now he hopes that was good enough to earn a spot in the Presidents Cup. Greg Norman, captain of the international team, will announce his two picks Tuesday to fill out the 12-man squad.
26 Sep 2011 - 12:08am - 0 Comments
Haas tops Mahan in playoff to win Tour Championship and FedExCup
Bill Haas had a sinking feeling when he heard the gallery groan, the first indication that his shot had tumbled down the slope and into the lake. When he saw the ball only half-submerged in water, Haas figured he still had the slightest chance. To somehow save par.
25 Sep 2011 - 8:00pm - 0 Comments
Woods to hire LaCava, best known as caddie for Couples and D. Johnson
Tiger Woods has hired Joe LaCava to be his third full-time caddie. LaCava decided to leave Dustin Johnson, one of the most talented young Americans, to go to work for the former world No. 1 who hasn't won in the last two years.
25 Sep 2011 - 7:07pm - 0 Comments
Baddeley and Mahan tied for 54-hole lead at wide-open Tour Championship
The cup is close enough now for Hunter Mahan and Aaron Baddeley to seriously consider how much it's worth to them. Even if they're not thinking about the same cup.
24 Sep 2011 - 6:45pm - 0 Comments
Stricker might opt to skip Presidents Cup, have surgery on left arm soon
Tiger Woods might need a new partner for the Presidents Cup. Steve Stricker, who went 4-0 with Woods as a partner two years ago, said Friday his left arm feels so weak he can't guarantee being fit enough to play the Presidents Cup on Nov. 17-20 in Australia.
23 Sep 2011 - 7:17pm - 0 Comments
Scott takes one-stroke lead at Tour Championship with two late birdies
Australia’s Adam Scott birdied his last two holes Friday for a 5-under 65 to emerge from a packed leaderboard and take a one-shot lead over K.J. Choi going into the weekend at the Tour Championship.
23 Sep 2011 - 6:42pm - 0 Comments
PGA champ Bradley back in Atlanta, takes lead in Tour Championship
Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner atop the leaderboard in Atlanta should sound familiar. Only this was the FedExCup finale, not the final major of the year. And they were on East Lake, not 40 minutes up the road at Atlanta Athletic Club.
22 Sep 2011 - 6:01pm - 0 Comments
Many players focus on winning Tour Championship trophy, not FedExCup
Just being among the 30 players at the Tour Championship should be enough for Geoff Ogilvy.
21 Sep 2011 - 6:52pm - 0 Comments
Tour Championship Notebook: Not much chance for drama on last hole
The first year of the Tour Championship at East Lake offered great promise for dramatic theater on the par-3 18th. Hal Sutton saved par from a deep bunker to get into a playoff, then hit a 4-wood to 6 feet for a birdie to beat Vijay Singh. That was in 1998.
21 Sep 2011 - 6:48pm - 0 Comments
Verplank has left wrist rebuilt, out for season, hopes to return in early 2012
After nearly two years of not knowing when he would be able to play, Scott Verplank decided to have surgery to rebuild his left wrist and will be off the PGA Tour for about five months.
21 Sep 2011 - 2:34pm - 0 Comments
Stricker gets cortisone shot, but still concerned over weakness in left arm
Steve Stricker is concerned about losing strength in his left arm, and it didn’t help Tuesday at East Lake that he was hitting balls next to Bubba Watson. He watched Watson pound one drive so far that it hit the net on the back of the range on the fly.
21 Sep 2011 - 1:45am - 0 Comments
Toms receives Payne Stewart Award for his work with children's charities
David Toms was presented the Payne Stewart Award on Tuesday, in honor of the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash on his way to the Tour Championship in 1999.
21 Sep 2011 - 1:33am - 1 Comments
Short-hitting Donald shows there's another way to top of world ranking
Luke Donald is unlike any other No. 1 player in golf over the last two decades. No, he still hasn’t won a major.
20 Sep 2011 - 6:27pm - 0 Comments
With Woods already picked, Couples in pickle with last Presidents Cup spot
Fred Couples has a short list of candidates to be a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup and will use the Tour Championship as one last audition.
19 Sep 2011 - 7:15pm - 0 Comments
Despite finishing third, Ogilvy wins twice at BMW Championship
Geoff Ogilvy was the big winner at the BMW Championship.
18 Sep 2011 - 8:42pm - 0 Comments
Woods narrowly qualifies for his own Chevron Challenge in December
Tiger Woods was among the winners after the BMW Championship, even though he didn't play. Woods slipped to No. 49 in the world ranking Sunday, meaning he will be eligible for the Chevron World Challenge, the tournament he hosts in Southern California in December.
18 Sep 2011 - 8:30pm - 1 Comments