PGA News Archive

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Adam Hadwin's potential ace gets rejected by flagstick
Canadian Adam Hadwin has been dialed in lately. He won for the first time in his PGA Tour career last weekend in the Valspar Championship and carried the momentum over to Bay Hill this week.
Rory McIlroy makes ridiculous birdie at Bay Hill's 16th
On Sunday at Bay Hill, it appears Rory McIlroy is picking up right where he left off with Saturday's 7-under 65 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Marc Leishman's ball does 360 before dropping in the cup
Marc Leishman had a birdie try from about 15 feet at the par-5 fourth hole in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill on Sunday. He put a good stroke on the putt, but the ball decided to take the scenic route before eventually dropping in for a birdie:
Zach Johnson banks bunker shot off playing partner's ball and into the hole
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Zach Johnson, a two-time major winner, is no doubt good (better than most, in fact). But on Bay Hill's 17th hole in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, Johnson was extremely lucky.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Charley Hoffman holes 71-footer to close out round
Charley Hoffman was in trouble after his tee shot on Bay Hill's par-4 18th hole was pulled left. Fighting some tree trouble, Hoffman pulled off an excellent punch shot that ended up just on the front edge of the green.
After two water balls, Emiliano Grillo tosses club into water too
Emiliano Grillo was cruising along at Bay Hill on Saturday. At 7 under, he was just two shots off the lead when he stepped to the tee at the par-5 sixth hole. That's where the wheels came off.
Rickie Fowler nearly holes out from water at Bay Hill
Saturdays on the PGA Tour are known as "Moving Day." On Saturday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rickie Fowler -- dressed like the Arnold Palmer umbrella logo -- moved in the right direction.
Change in plans working out well for Charley Hoffman at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Charley Hoffman wasn't expecting to be at Bay Hill until he didn't qualify for a World Golf Championship next week. The change in plans has worked out nicely so far.
Michelle Wie healthy, confident and in contention in Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) -- Michelle Wie is healthy and confident again. She's in contention in the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, too.
Henrik Stenson plays from water, ends up putting barefoot with wedge
Golf is a funny game. For reigning Open Champion Henrik Stenson, the par-4 11th hole at Bay Hill in the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational was hilarious... to everyone but the Swede.
Friday, March 17, 2017
PGA of America, NLN to bring PGA Junior League Golf to Asia
SHANGHAI, CHINA (March 17, 2017) -- PGA Junior League Golf, the PGA of America’s signature youth golf program, will expand to Asia, starting with China this summer.
Not just another round for Arnold Palmer's grandson
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- For all the highlights from Bay Hill, watching Arnold Palmer play the 18th hole for the final time is hard to beat. His score in 2004 is irrelevant. Palmer was 74.
Red cardigan sweater for Arnold Palmer Invitational winner revealed
Earlier this week, we learned that instead of the traditional blue blazer given to the winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, this year the victor will receive a red cardigan sweater -- the kind
PGA Tour rookie scares alligator at Bay Hill
What would you do if you encountered an 8-foot alligator while playing a round of golf? If the answer isn't "run the other way" surely you'd at least make certain to keep a safe distance, right?
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Emiliano Grillo, Matt Fitzpatrick tied for lead at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Emiliano Grillo of Argentina recovered from a rough start in cold weather by running off seven birdies for a 5-under 67, giving him an early three-shot lead in the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without the beloved tournament host.
Past Players champion Henrik Stenson looks for big week at Bay Hill
ORLANDO -- Henrik Stenson has been close to the follow-up hit to his first major championship almost every week he's teed it up since that magical week at Royal Troon last July when he set the Open Championship record at 20-under par and beat Phil Mickelson by three shots
Bay Hill media center named after Palmer's press secretary
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Doc Giffin, the longtime press secretary for Arnold Palmer, couldn't make it to Bay Hill for the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without his boss. Attribute that to a late season snowstorm that kept him from leaving Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Bay Hill a tribute to Arnold Palmer, a red sweater to the winner
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Sam Saunders started the tribute with a drive from the spot on the Bay Hill range where his grandfather, Arnold Palmer, used to practice. Sixty more players followed, one after the other, ending with defending champion Jason Day.
Nine things that drive me crazy on the golf course
Let me start out by admitting I'm not very good at golf. Man, it hurts to admit that.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Players at Arnold Palmer Invitational pay tribute to the King
The Arnold Palmer Invitational begins Thursday at Bay Hill. It will be the first time the tournament is played without its namesake.