PGA News Archive

Thursday, January 19, 2017
7 of our favorite Phil Mickelson flop shots
In celebration of Phil Mickelson's 2017 calendar year debut on the PGA Tour at the CareerBuilder Challenge, we decided to put together a list of our favorites from the shot he's most well-known for: the flop shot.
Needing a part-time caddie, Lee Westwood calls on familiar face
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Lee Westwood needed someone to carry his bag for him at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week when his long-time caddie dropped out following the death of his father.
With little practice, Henrik Stenson shoots 64 to lead Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Henrik Stenson had just chipped in from 30 yards for a fourth birdie in his first five holes of 2017 when he turned to his caddie and delivered another example of his renowned dry humor.
Phil Mickelson is in the field this week at the CareerBuilder Challenge, a week ahead of schedule
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is set to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge, returning from two sports hernia surgeries a week earlier than he originally expected.
#TBT: Phil Mickelson demonstrates backwards flop shot
Phil Mickelson is scheduled to make his 2017 debut today when he tees off in the CareerBuilder Challenge out in Palm Desert, Calif. It will be Mickelson's first appearance since the Safeway Open in October and also since undergoing two procedures to treat a sports hernia.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Brown-Dobyns, Esposito-Jones tied for lead at Senior-Junior Team Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2017) -- Mark Brown and Matt Dobyns have a simple strategy if they want to win the PGA Senior-Junior Team Championship at PGA Golf Club. “Make a lot of birdies,” Brown said.
2017 PGA Tour Tournament schedule
Here is the complete schedule of every tournament for the 2016-17 PGA Tour season. Oct. 13-16 — Safeway Open  Oct. 20-23 — CIMB Classic  Oct. 27-30 — WGC-HSBC Champions 
There's music on the range and by the first tee at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Looking relaxed in his black shorts and ankle-length socks, Thongchai Jaidee took aim at the range and hit a shot into the cloudless sky to the backdrop of "The Zephyr Song" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Larry Dorman named recipient of 2017 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Larry Dorman of Bonsall, California, a former New York Times sportswriter and golf industry executive, has been named the recipient of the 2017 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hollenbaugh-Lewis shoot another 64, lead Senior-Junior Team Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2017) -- Paul Hollenbaugh of New Albany, Ohio and Danny Lewis of Morrow, Ohio shot a second consecutive 8-under 64 Tuesday to take the lead at the halfway point of the PGA Senior-Junior Team Championship at PGA Golf Club.
Toto Gana goes from no victories to a Masters invite
HONOLULU (AP) — Toto Gana hit what he described as the "best shot I've hit in my whole life," a wedge to 3 feet for a birdie to win the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a trip to the Masters in April. His best shot produced his biggest trophy.
Rickie Fowler will defend his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title this week
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Rickie Fowler flew home from the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with more than just the Falcon Trophy.
Big wins for Justin Thomas, proud moments for his father
HONOLULU (AP) -- Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way. "What's the number?"
Baltusrol Golf Club names Ryan P. Fountaine director of golf
Springfield, N.J. (January 17, 2017) — Baltusrol Golf Club, host of several U.S. major championships including most recently the 98th PGA Championship last July, has selected Ryan P. Fountaine, PGA to be its next Director of Golf.
2017 PGA Merchandise Show: Live updates from Orlando
We'll be live all week from the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. Join us on the range at Demo Day, set for Tuesday, Jan. 24, where we'll be live with exclusive looks at the latest and greatest equipment.
Meet the South Carolina woman who played 347 rounds of golf last year
For the second consecutive year, Maureen 'Mo' Spada of Sunset Beach, N.C., recorded the most golf rounds played in the Carolinas by a female, according to Carolinas Golf Association records. And her 2016 total crushed her mark from 2015.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Jan. 17, 1916: Creating the PGA of America
On this date 101 years ago, a lunch invitation in New York evolved into what's now known as the Professional Golfers Association of America. Based on the PGA's own historical records, here's a summation of the events that led up to what took place on Jan. 17, 1916.
Spieth finds his putter in 3rd place finish
When Justin Thomas' 60-footer for eagle on the 72nd hole of the Sony Open in Hawaii stayed just off the edge of the cup, a single "boo" rang out from the gallery behind 18.
How far can Rickie Fowler hit a persimmon driver?
Comparing golfers of different generations is a fruitless task. The way courses are prepared, the technology of clubs used, and the athletic training for Tour players today is vastly different than it was several decades ago.
Rory McIlroy withdraws from Abu Dhabi because of rib injury
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi Championship this week because of a rib injury.