PGA Tour

  AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him. 
Notebook: Finchem gets four-year extension to stay on as commissioner
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has received a four-year contract extension, keeping him in charge of golf’s biggest tour through 2016.
11 Jan 2012 - 3:27pm - 0 Comments
Notebook: In quick move, Woodland signs on with swing coach Harmon
Gary Woodland left Hawaii for a two-week break but instead of heading to his home in Florida, he made a detour to Las Vegas to work with new swing coach Butch Harmon.
10 Jan 2012 - 11:53pm - 0 Comments
Fast-rising Noh, having conquered Asia, raring to go on PGA Tour career
Rising star Noh Seung-yul is aiming to make an immediate impact when he begins life on the PGA Tour this week.
10 Jan 2012 - 11:30pm - 0 Comments
Laird looks for hot start in 2012 to vault him onto European Ryder team
Scotland's Martin Laird finally has lift-off in his bid for a Ryder Cup debut this year -- four months after everybody else trying to make the European team started picking up points.
10 Jan 2012 - 11:25pm - 0 Comments
Stricker’s formula remains simple after 15 years of ups and downs
Mention the best American golfers and Steve Stricker is on everyone’s list, just as he was 15 years ago. The difference is that he bought into it back then. Now he doesn’t care.
10 Jan 2012 - 11:05pm - 0 Comments
Stricker opens year with first win in Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Steve Stricker always believed experience would go a long way toward winning the PGA Tour season opener at Kapalua. This wasn't the kind he was thinking about.
9 Jan 2012 - 8:45pm - 1 Comments
Woods to start 2012 PGA Tour season at Pebble Beach
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) -- Tiger Woods is returning to the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the first time in 10 years.
9 Jan 2012 - 12:20pm - 0 Comments
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