PGA Tour

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
Major champions made their mark in 2011 thanks to some standout shots
Golf seasons are defined by the majors, and this year was no exception.
27 Dec 2011 - 12:24pm - 0 Comments
Watney moving in right direction to top of list of rising American stars
Before going into the final round of the AT&T National with a share of the lead last summer, Nick Watney checked in with his swing coach, Butch Harmon. Neither of them had much to say. It was handled in a short text message.
23 Dec 2011 - 1:35pm - 0 Comments
Notebook: Miller and Faldo to share booth all four days of season-opener
The first PGA Tour event of the new year at least will sound like a big tournament.
21 Dec 2011 - 12:21pm - 0 Comments
McDowell comes down from 2010 high, ready to climb right back up
Imagine winning two of golf’s biggest trophies only a couple of months apart. Then, right when it looks as though a dream season can’t get any better, competing against a limited field of stars and beating Tiger Woods on the last day when no one gave you much of a chance.
20 Dec 2011 - 5:21pm - 0 Comments
Furyk among 11 players to gain entry into Masters via final world ranking
Ernie Els and Retief Goosen enter the 2012 season without any assurances of playing in the Masters.
20 Dec 2011 - 1:10am - 0 Comments
Westwood takes over No. 2 spot from McIlroy in final ranking for 2011
Lee Westwood believes he is "going in the right direction" after his victory at the Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday in the final tournament on the global golf calendar for 2011. His seven-shot success enabled the 38-year-old Englishman to take the No.
19 Dec 2011 - 12:52pm - 0 Comments
Notebook: Look at stat sheet gives Van Pelt clue as to what to work on
Just like every year, Bo Van Pelt is looking for areas where he can improve. This year, it was fairly easy to figure out once he looked at some of his statistics.
19 Dec 2011 - 11:58am - 0 Comments
PGA Tour agrees to loan money to Canadian Tour, assist in sponsorships
The PGA Tour has agreed to loan the Canadian Professional Golf Tour money and assist next year in tournament development and sponsorship. The amount of the loan wasn’t disclosed Wednesday.
15 Dec 2011 - 12:30am - 2 Comments
Donald named as PGA Tour Player of the Year in vote by fellow players
Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald now is No. 1 in the eyes of PGA Tour players. Donald capped off a sensational season Tuesday by winning PGA Tour Player of the Year, the most significant of the postseason awards because it's a vote of the players.
13 Dec 2011 - 4:49pm - 0 Comments
Notebook: Byrd changes his schedule and attitude with majors in mind
The good news for Jonathan Byrd is that he played in all four majors this year, one year after he wasn’t eligible or didn’t qualify for any of them. The bad news is that he missed the cut in all four.
8 Dec 2011 - 6:15pm - 0 Comments
Plans for complete remake of PGA Tour Q-School starting to take shape
Big dreams and a little luck can go a long way in golf, though this much should be clear about the 160 players who finished Q-School, and the players who walked away with a full-time job on the PGA Tour: They all believed they were good enough to compete at the highest level.
6 Dec 2011 - 11:36pm - 1 Comments
Todd prevails at Q-School final as 29 players earn 2012 PGA Tour cards
Brendon Todd shot a final-round 4-under 68 on the Jack Nicklaus Stadium Course to win the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament by one stroke on Monday, earning his Tour card for 2012.
5 Dec 2011 - 8:35pm - 3 Comments
Woods' victory at Chevron Challenge was significant, at least to him
Earl Woods could blow smoke with the best of them, yet it was always entertaining.
5 Dec 2011 - 6:54pm - 0 Comments
Woods back within sight of top 20 in world ranking with Chevron win
Tiger Woods has climbed back up to 21st in the world rankings after finally ending more than two years without a victory. Woods leaped 31 places after grabbing birdies at the final two holes of the Chevron World Challenge to beat Zach Johnson by one.
5 Dec 2011 - 10:58am - 0 Comments
Chevron out as sponsor of Woods' World Challenge after four years
Turns out that Tiger Woods won the last edition of the Chevron World Challenge. Chevron has decided not to renew its title sponsorship of the tournament that Woods hosts at Sherwood Country Club to benefit his foundation. The company had been the title sponsor for four years.
4 Dec 2011 - 11:24pm - 0 Comments
Veteran Dawson owns three-shot lead with one day to go at Tour Q-School
Marco Dawson shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday on PGA West's TPC Stadium Course to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.
4 Dec 2011 - 7:35pm - 0 Comments