PGA News Archive

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Dustin Johnson draws major competition in Match Play group
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson has a trio of major champions in his way at the Dell Technologies Match Play.
Jordan Spieth looking forward to get through this Masters
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Two weeks before the Masters begins, Jordan Spieth is looking forward to it being over.
Monday, March 20, 2017
2020 Olympic golf course votes to amend membership policy
TOKYO (AP) -- The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has avoided being stripped of the event by deciding to change its membership policy to include women.
Fair or unfair? Dissecting Zach Johnson's bank-shot birdie at Bay Hill
In the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday at Bay Hill, Zach Johnson hit the kind of shot you don't see often. Playing the par-3 17th hole, Johnson hit his tee shot into a greenside bunker.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Marc Leishman wins 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Marc Leishman holed a 50-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole to take the lead Sunday, and he stayed there with two tough pars at the end to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational and earn a trip to the Masters.
Marc Leishman drops 51-foot eagle bomb for Bay Hill lead
Just when all eyes were on Rory McIlroy making a Sunday run in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a steady Marc Leishman jumped in to steal the show. Check out this 51-footer Leishman knocked down for an eagle and sole possession of the lead at 11 under.  
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?