PGA News Archive

Sunday, January 17, 2016
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.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Colombia's Nicolas Echavarria leads Latin American Amateur
LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Colombia's Nicolas Echavarria shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Latin American Amateur Championship.
New year, new attitude for Sony Open leader Snedeker
HONOLULU (AP) -- A new driver, a new swing and Brandt Snedeker is starting to feel just like new.
Schwab Cup playoffs will begin at Sherwood this fall
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Champions Tour will stage the first of three season-ending events in the new Charles Schwab Cup playoffs at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California.
Watch: Si Woo Kim holes out from the bunker for eagle
Stuck in a bunker? That didn't appear to be any problem at all for 20-year-old Si Woo Kim at the 18th hole during Friday's second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club.
McGowan fires 62, leads by three midway through Joburg Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ross McGowan opened a three-shot lead after two rounds of the European Tour's Joburg Open following a sizzling 9-under 62 on Friday.
EurAsia Cup: Europe leads by three after first day
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Europe grabbed a good lead over Asia in the EurAsia Cup by 4 1/2 to 1 1/2 after the opening day at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club on Friday.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Vijay Singh, 52, among five tied for lead after first round of Sony Open
  HONOLULU (AP) – Vijay Singh had his best opening round in more than three years, good enough for a five-way share of the lead Thursday in the Sony Open.   And it was just enough to beat players in his own ag