PGA News Archive

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Notebook: Adam Scott will make decision on Olympics at last minute
  HONOLULU (AP) – Adam Scott has made it clear over the last several months that the Olympics aren't a priority.
Pro golf events this week | January 18-24, 2016
  PGA TOUR CAREERBUILDER CHALLENGE   Site: La Quinta, California. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Courses: TPC Stadium Course at PGA West (7,113 yards, par 72), Ja
Spieth and McIlroy to duel in Abu Dhabi, whether it matters or not
  ST. LOUIS – It's January in St. Louis, hard to get your arms around golf. Maybe if we spend $10 million HOK could draw us a picture.
Monday, January 18, 2016
A Quick Nine: Golfers under 25 on the brink of stardom
We've already seen the beginnings of a generational shift in professional golf with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler moving into the spotlight. But they only represent a handful of the top young talent in the sport right now.
Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson injures hand in chainsaw accident
Jamie Donaldson, who hit the Ryder Cup-clinching shot in 2014, had a nasty run-in with a chain saw over the weekend which luckily left him with only some gruesome-looking stitches on the pinky finger of his left hand.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
The two best shots from Fabian Gomez's win at the Sony Open
  When a guy closes out a tournament with 10 birdies in his final round and then adds an 11th in sudden death, you know he's had a great day – and hit a lot of fantastic shots.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of January 17, 2016
  What equipment did Fabian Gomez and Hadyn Porteous use to achieve victory?
Fabian Gomez wins Sony Open in sudden death over Brandt Snedeker
  HONOLULU (AP) — Whether he was playing money games with the other caddies in Argentina or playing mini-tours on his long road to the big leagues in golf, Fabian Gomez couldn't recall ever making seven straight birdies.
Paul Chaplet, 16, wins Latin America Amateur, gets spot in Masters
LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Six years after Paul Chaplet first touched a golf club, the 16-year-old from Costa Rica is going to the Masters.
Royal Troon, host of 2016 Open Championship, covered in snow
  Today's been a nice, mild winter day across most of the United States – even the weather in Charlotte and Denver was pleasant for the two big football games.
European Tour: Haydn Porteous wins Joburg Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Haydn Porteous kept his nerve to go bogey-free through the final round Sunday and win the Joburg Open by two shots for his first European Tour title.
EurAsia Cup: Europe dominates singles, wins 18.5-5.5
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Europe dominated Sunday's singles matches 9-1/2 to 2-1/2 to comfortably win the EurAsia Cup.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Jan. 17, 1916: Creating the PGA of America
On this date 100 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.
Mardy Fish wins Diamond Resorts Invitational
WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — Former tennis player Mardy Fish won the Diamond Resorts Invitational on Sunday, easily holding off former pitcher Rick Rhoden in the modified Stableford event for celebrity athletes and entertainers.
Blair, Snedeker tied at -16 after three rounds of Sony Open
HONOLULU (AP) -- Even after missing a 2-foot birdie putt on his last hole, it wasn't hard for Zac Blair to see nothing but opportunity Saturday at the Sony Open.
Wall, Lombard, Porteous share lead at Joburg Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anthony Wall has a chance at his second European Tour title and first in 16 years when he heads into the final round of the Joburg Open as part of a three-way tie for the lead.
Bertinotti takes one-shot lead at Latin American Amateur
LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Gaston Bertinotti of Argentina shot 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead in the Latin America Amateur Championship, leaving him one round away from playing in this year's Masters.
PGA Tour journey sometimes requires long rides, cheap motels
HONOLULU (AP) — Kevin Kisner has earned just over $5 million over the past 12 months. Just don't get the idea it was always this way.
Europe dominates Day 2 to lead Asia 9-3
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Europe dominated the second day of the EurAsia Cup to lead Asia 9 to 3 at a sunny Glenmarie Golf & Country Club on Saturday.
Ex-tennis star Mardy Fish leads Diamond Resorts Invitational
WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — Former tennis player Mardy Fish scored 30 points Friday in the inaugural Diamond Resorts Invitational to take a nine-point lead after the second round of the modified Stableford event for celebrity athletes and entertainers.