PGA News Archive

Friday, June 24, 2016
5 golf books to put on your summer must-read list
The late George Plimpton once theorized that the smaller the ball, the better the book.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Toddler gets creative with golf practice
How young is too young to start your kids on golf? One 16-month-old toddler has decided he's going to start himself, and has gotten creative in his practice methods.
Suzy Whaley back on familiar ground at Hartford Women's Open
Suzy Whaley congratulated competitors and spoke with friends and fans behind the 18th green at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford on Sunday.
Check out Ken Griffey Jr.'s sweet golf swing
Ken Griffey Jr. is known to have one of the sweetest swings in baseball history.    
Jason Day talks Tiger Woods, fitness at PGA Championship Media Day
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Jason Day figures he's 12 to 18 months from peaking physically. That according to his new trainer and the annual body scans he undergoes.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tiger Woods says he is making progress in return to golf
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods said he is making progress in his rehab but still won't put a timetable on when he'll return to competitive golf.
Family tries to play every mini-golf course in Wisconsin
Many people have gone on golfing trips before, but I don't think there's ever been one quite like this. Many have done family road trips, but this one may top them all.
Troy Merrit returns to defend title at Tiger Woods' Quicken Loans National
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Troy Merritt is the defending champion at the Quicken Loans National, but that doesn't mean he gets friendly vibes from the golf course.
Rickie Fowler hopes to end streak of missed cuts this week at Congressional
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Rickie Fowler made the most of missing the cut at the U.S. Open and hopes it pays dividends for him at the Quicken Loans National.
Rory McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics over Zika concerns
Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is "a risk I am unwilling to take."
Arnold Palmer is still hitting balls and signing autographs
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Arnold Palmer didn't make a live television appearance at Bay Hill. For the first time, he didn't hit the ceremonial first tee shot at the Masters. He struggles with mobility, which kept him from attending the U.S. Open.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Sinkhole swallows pond on Kentucky golf course
On The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon commonly entertains viewers and guests with his recurring segment, 'Pros and Cons.' 
Monday, June 20, 2016
Bubba Watson says he's 100 percent committed to playing Olympics
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he's 100 percent committed to playing in the Olympics in August, assuming he qualifies for the team.
U.S. Open: 5 clutch shots Dustin Johnson hit in the final round
It takes a lot of clutch shots to win a major championship. Dustin Johnson hit plenty of clutch shots on his way to overcoming a four-shot deficit to start the day to win the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont on Sunday. Here's a look at five of his best:
U.S. Open: Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk's closing 66 good for a T2
OAKMONT, Pa. -- The local boy made good yesterday at Oakmont. Just not quite as good as he would have liked.
Shane Lowry "bitterly disappointed" after late U.S. Open collapse
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) -- Shane Lowry stood on the 18th green for an awards presentation at the U.S. Open, just how he planned. It's where Lowry stood, however, that will stick with the affable Irishman for a while. Maybe a long while.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
U.S. Open: Dustin Johnson wins his first major championship
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — All the chaos and confusion couldn't stop Dustin Johnson from proving he had the head to be a U.S. Open champion.
'Cinderella Boy' Andrew Landry struggles on Sunday
OAKMONT, Pa. -- Andrew Landry's opening drive rocketed into the right rough alongside the fairway. From there, his first approach shot nosedived into the left rough alongside the green. Somehow, things went downhill from there.
U.S Open: 4 things we learned this week at Oakmont
There are a couple things that we could count on at Oakmont, that proved to be true once again in 2016: That the course would prove to be a worthy challenge to the world's best players. Check.
U.S. Open: Jordan Spieth's title defense ran off the rails early
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Jordan Spieth was just eight holes into the defense of his U.S. Open championship and already out of sorts when a near-perfect approach shot landed 15 feet past the flag, spun back and trickled into a bunker.