PGA Tour

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Ryan Blaum shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the first of four events in the Tour Finals.    Blaum had a bogey-free round at Sycamore Hills.
Final round of Masters draws second- best rating in 10 years, behind 2010
The final round of the Masters drew its second-highest preliminary television rating in 10 years.
11 Apr 2011 - 7:01pm - 0 Comments
Schwartzel's dad almost didn't watch Masters, glad he tuned in after all
It was 12:48 a.m. Monday morning in South Africa when Charl Schwartzel sealed his first major title with a birdie on the last hole at the Masters. Back home on the family farm near Vereeniging, a city just south of Johannesburg, Charl’s father George watched every moment.
11 Apr 2011 - 3:10pm - 0 Comments
Schwartzel's victory means no major titles are now owned by Americans
It was only fitting that on the 50th anniversary of Gary Player becoming the first non-American player to win the Masters, he watched another South African, Charl Schwartzel, become the first champion at Augusta National to finish with four straight birdies.
11 Apr 2011 - 3:06pm - 0 Comments
Woods becomes 'that Tiger' again, but can't sustain it quite long enough
For the better part of two hours Sunday, he was that Tiger Woods again.
11 Apr 2011 - 3:00pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy's day of promise ends in big disappointment after final-round flop
Rory McIlroy stood slumped over on the 13th tee, head buried in the crook of his elbow. There was still golf left to be played, but for a long moment he didn’t move, as if he didn’t want to face further punishment from a course that had suddenly turned on him.
11 Apr 2011 - 2:44pm - 0 Comments
Rule changed to spare players from being DQ'd in cases of 'trial by TV'
In a change directed at scorecards and television viewers, golf revised one of its rules Thursday so that players who learn of a violation after they sign their cards can be penalized without being disqualified.
7 Apr 2011 - 12:48pm - 0 Comments
Smith's tale of success and struggle shows both sides of Q-School issue
The PGA Tour is contemplating the radical change of handing out only Nationwide Tour cards at Q-School, in part to make sure promising young players are properly prepared for the big leagues. Neale Smith can understand that thinking better than most.
4 Apr 2011 - 11:48pm - 0 Comments
Ishikawa remains devoted to his golf, hoping to help and inspire a nation
Ryo Ishikawa understands that whatever pressure he faces this week at the Masters doesn’t even compare with what his people in Japan are facing as they try to recover from the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed so many lives.
4 Apr 2011 - 11:29pm - 0 Comments
Humana to be title sponsor of Hope Classic, which will go to four days
The Bob Hope Classic has a new title sponsor and a new format, according to a magazine report.
4 Apr 2011 - 11:22pm - 0 Comments
Woods gets in 18 holes of practice on Sunday in quiet return to Augusta
Tiger Woods made a quiet return to Augusta National on Sunday to complete a weekend of practice for the Masters, minus the media crush trying to document his every move. It was far different from last year.
3 Apr 2011 - 8:11pm - 0 Comments
Mickelson charges to Shell Houston Open win in final Masters tune-up
Phil Mickelson feels pretty confident about his game heading into the Masters. The defending champion at Augusta outdueled Scott Verplank on Sunday to win the Shell Houston Open by three shots, his first victory since earning his third green jacket last April.
3 Apr 2011 - 6:26pm - 0 Comments
Mickelson ties course record, grabs share of Houston lead with Verplank
Phil Mickelson shot his lowest round in two years on Saturday, tying the course record with a 9-under 63 to share the lead with Scott Verplank after three rounds at the Shell Houston Open. Verplank shot his second straight 65 to catch Mickelson at 13 under par.
2 Apr 2011 - 8:08pm - 2 Comments
Former Houston champs Wagner and Kim back in contention after 36 holes
Course knowledge matters at the Shell Houston Open. PGA Tour rookie Chris Kirk shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Anthony Kim and 2008 winner Johnson Wagner after two rounds at Redstone.
1 Apr 2011 - 8:41pm - 0 Comments
Walker ties course record to take two- shot lead at Shell Houston Open
Jimmy Walker didn't make every birdie putt he saw during the first round of the Shell Houston Open on Thursday. It only seemed that way.
31 Mar 2011 - 8:37pm - 0 Comments
2010 champion Kim back in Houston with swing changes on his mind
Anthony Kim says his swing needs major renovation. Maybe returning to the site of his last victory will help turn his game around, too.
31 Mar 2011 - 12:06pm - 0 Comments
Ishikawa pledges to donate all his 2011 golf earnings to Japan relief effort
Ryo Ishikawa first made people take notice because of his golf. He won his first Japan Golf Tour event as a 15-year-old amateur, won the money title at 17 and last year became the first player to shoot 58 on a major tour.
31 Mar 2011 - 1:00am - 0 Comments
Fast-rising rookie Vegas comfortable in his adopted home of Houston
Jhonattan Vegas could barely speak English when he made his first appearance in a PGA Tour event, as an amateur at the 2003 Shell Houston Open.
30 Mar 2011 - 7:33pm - 0 Comments
Shell, title sponsor since 1992, signs five-year renewal with Houston Open
Shell Oil Co. has agreed to a five-year extension as the title sponsor of the Houston Open. The oil giant has been the tournament’s title sponsor since 1992, the third-longest tenure on the PGA Tour. The event dates to 1946, and is the 10th oldest tournament on the tour.
30 Mar 2011 - 12:45pm - 0 Comments
Westwood wants to win Houston Open, not just prepare for Masters
World No. 2 Lee Westwood is hoping this week's Shell Houston Open will provide him with the perfect build-up to the Masters. The Englishman is back in action for the first time in three weeks and is confident his game is in decent shape as the countdown to Augusta National continues.
30 Mar 2011 - 12:25pm - 0 Comments