PGA Tour

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge.
Stricker sees lead dwindle to one, then regains five-shot edge at Hyundai
Steve Stricker reached his boiling point Sunday in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions when he walked off the 12th tee, his lead down to two shots and his ball in the bunker after he missed a fairway almost as wide as Wisconsin.
8 Jan 2012 - 10:55pm - 0 Comments
Changes in global landscape mean pro golf no longer has a set offseason
The start of a new season doesn’t feel much different from the old one.
8 Jan 2012 - 10:44pm - 0 Comments
Notebook: Season's beginning brings discussion over world ranking points
The first month of the golf season is when American players typically complain about the Official World Golf Ranking, either how many spots they dropped since they last played or how many more points are available on the European Tour.
8 Jan 2012 - 10:32pm - 0 Comments
Stricker shoots 63, builds five-shot lead at Tournament of Champions
Steve Stricker, considered the best putter on the PGA Tour, felt as though he couldn't miss Saturday at Kapalua. That meant big trouble for the rest of the field at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
7 Jan 2012 - 10:18pm - 0 Comments
Defending champion Byrd right back atop leaderboard at Hyundai T of C
A new PGA Tour season began with a familiar name atop the leaderboard Friday at Kapalua.
6 Jan 2012 - 10:57pm - 0 Comments
Dislocated shoulder will keep Casey out for first two months of season
Paul Casey dislocated his right shoulder while snowboarding in Colorado, sidelining him for the first two months of the year and damaging his chances of qualifying for Europe’s Ryder Cup team.
6 Jan 2012 - 2:18pm - 0 Comments
Kapalua Notebook: Stricker feeling stronger going into new season
Steve Stricker went the final five months of the year without a top 10, mainly because of an injury to his neck that caused weakness in his left arm. He decided to treat it with therapy instead of surgery, and so far is pleased with the decision.
5 Jan 2012 - 8:08pm - 0 Comments
PGA Tour starts 2012 season with plenty of new faces at Hyundai T of C
Steve Stricker is back on Maui, a familiar place for a guy who has won on the PGA Tour in each of the last three years to qualify for the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Not so familiar are some of the guys he’ll be trying to beat.
5 Jan 2012 - 7:43pm - 0 Comments
Glover hurts knee in ocean, in danger of missing season-opening event
Lucas Glover sprained his right knee in a freak paddle board accident and might not be able to start his season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. “Just fell off the board,” Glover said Thursday. “Done that a thousand times.”
5 Jan 2012 - 7:34pm - 0 Comments
After considering alternatives, PGA Tour keeps FedExCup points same
In the last two years of the FedExCup playoffs, a runner-up finish for Martin Laird at The Barclays and for Chez Reavie at the Deutsche Bank Championship was enough for them to lock up a spot in the Tour Championship -- and three of the majors -- after what had been ordinary seasons.
5 Jan 2012 - 3:34pm - 0 Comments
Frazar, mere days from retiring in pain and frustration, now in paradise
Christmas arrived a day early in Dallas at the home of Harrison Frazar.
5 Jan 2012 - 2:15pm - 0 Comments
Woodland seeks consistency in new year after winter of big plans, changes
Gary Woodland is unlike most players at Kapalua. He is one of the most athletic figures in golf, certainly among the most powerful. And considering that he didn’t start playing serious golf until college, he’s not even close to reaching his potential.
5 Jan 2012 - 2:10pm - 0 Comments
Cast of stars missing from PGA Tour opener in Hawaii, for several reasons
The list of who’s not at the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions reads more like a “Who’s Who.”
5 Jan 2012 - 1:44pm - 0 Comments
Fowler winning over many young fans with his unique game and style
Rickie Fowler is impossible to miss on the golf course. So, too, all these kids showing up at tournaments sporting his look.
2 Jan 2012 - 5:44pm - 0 Comments
Friendly rivalry between Johnson and Woodland extends from golf to hoops
Dustin Johnson and Gary Woodland have been friends since they were amateurs. They first played a practice round in college and have remained close. It's only a coincidence that they're two of golf's best athletes.
2 Jan 2012 - 4:52pm - 0 Comments
Foundation has received more than $12 million in donations from Woods
Greg McLaughlin, the tournament director of the Chevron World Challenge, was standing on the first tee before the start of the final round earlier this month when he was asked his thoughts on the day.
2 Jan 2012 - 3:46pm - 0 Comments
Look back on 2011 reveals tales from tours with Els, Couples, more
Mike Tuten has spent the last 20 years on the North Shore of Oahu shaping surfboards. He joined his brother, Titleist rep Chris Tuten, for a round of golf on the Plantation Course at Kapalua at the start of the year.
31 Dec 2011 - 7:51pm - 0 Comments
Players show gratitude for sponsor exemptions that change their futures
Rod Pampling had a few nervous moments while watching parts of the final PGA Tour event on TV, though it ended well for him. After starting the year with only limited status as a past champion, he regained his full card at No. 124 on the money list with $2,033 to spare.
27 Dec 2011 - 1:42pm - 0 Comments
Notebook: For Johnson, not winning didn't mean 2011 season was failure
Before showing up for his final tournament of the year, Zach Johnson met with his team for a two-day summit to assess the season and look ahead to 2012. He failed to win for the first time since 2006, but the year didn’t feel like a failure.
27 Dec 2011 - 1:36pm - 0 Comments