PGA News Archive

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Justin Thomas extends Sony Open lead to 7 strokes
HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday for a 5-under 65 to tie the 54-hole score record on the PGA Tour and build a seven-shot lead going into the final round of the Sony Open.
Ray Allen, Woody Austin lead Diamond Resorts Invitational
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former NBA star Ray Allen took the celebrity lead Saturday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational, and PGA Tour Champions player Woody Austin remained on top in the professional competition.
Blind date for Rod Pampling leads to wife, mother, psychologist
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Rod Pampling stood on the second tee at Kapalua, eyes forward and shoulders square. So he passed the first test.
Watch Rory McIlroy hole out for eagle at SA Open
It's been an interesting opening event of 2017 for Rory McIlroy at the BMW SA Open.
Graeme Storm stays calm, leads Rory McIlroy by 3 shots at SA Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Graeme Storm will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the SA Open as he bids for his first European Tour title in 10 years.
Justin Thomas sets PGA Tour 36-hole record at Sony Open
HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas put his name in the PGA Tour record book two days in a row. The idea now is to get his name on the trophy. And with each record, that becomes a little easier at the Sony Open.
Friday, January 13, 2017
15th PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit 'The Pursuit of Excellence' presented by OMEGA
Date: Jan. 22-23, 2017 Site: Linda W. Chapin Theater - Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Arnold Palmer's first golf course for sale
Indian Lake Golf Club, the first 18-hole golf course ever designed by golf legend and western Pennsylvania native Arnold Palmer, has been put up for sale, the club's board of directors announced Wednesday.
Golf's young stars make Sony Open sing
Too often, the Sony Open in Hawaii has been defined by who is not here. Where's Tiger Woods? Where's Phil Mickelson?
Rory McIlroy injures back, finishes round at SA Open
JOHANNESBURG — Rory McIlroy stayed close to the leaders at the SA Open on Friday despite hurting his back.
Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman go on Hawaiian adventure
HONOLULU — The fishing didn't quite work out for Jordan Spieth and Smylie Kaufman. The kayak wasn't much better. Not long after Spieth watched good friend Justin Thomas shoot 59 at the Sony Open, he decided to join Kaufman for an island adventure.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Fresh off win, Justin Thomas joins 59 club
HONOLULU (AP) — Fresh of his victory on Maui, Justin Thomas became the seventh player to join the "59 Club" on the PGA Tour when he made a 15-foot eagle putt on his last hole Thursday at the Sony Open for an 11-under 59.
Sony Open offers complete package of talent for all ages
What makes the Sony Open in Hawaii a fun PGA Tour event for local golf fans is the blend of the old with the new.
Rory McIlroy starts 2017 strong with opening 67 at SA Open
JOHANNESBURG — Rory McIlroy made an impressive start to 2017 with a new set of clubs, shooting a 5-under 67 Thursday in the first round of the SA Open to put himself a stroke off the lead.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Neal Lancaster, Lon Nielsen win PGA Winter Series Senior Stroke Play Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2017) -- Neal Lancaster was rooting for playing partner Craig Thomas to make a 50-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole. Until Thomas made it.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Neal Lancaster leading, Kirk Hanefeld, Jerry Tucker tied in Senior Stroke Play Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) -- When Neal Lancaster double-bogeyed the 18th hole of the 2002 Canadian Open to eventually lose in a playoff, his father had an interesting response.
Drive, Chip and Putt Championship announces 2018 qualifying schedule
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Today the USGA, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America officially launched the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship by announcing the local qualifying schedule for the program’s fifth year.
John Daly to play Vertical Groove driver on tour this year
John Daly has been synonymous with the long ball since his massive drives helped him tame Pete Dye’s Crooked Stick and win the 1991 PGA Championship as the ninth alternate.
2017 PGA Merchandise Show fact sheet
From the trunks of cars in 1954 to the comprehensive international golf business event it is today, the 64th PGA Merchandise Show will feature:
KPMG champ Brooke Henderson helps Morgan Pressel Foundation fight cancer
BOCA RATON -- Brooke Henderson went from stopping shots in hockey rinks to hitting shots on golf courses.