PGA News Archive

Saturday, March 18, 2017
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?
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Emiliano Grillo, Matt Fitzpatrick tied for lead at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Emiliano Grillo of Argentina recovered from a rough start in cold weather by running off seven birdies for a 5-under 67, giving him an early three-shot lead in the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without the beloved tournament host.
Past Players champion Henrik Stenson looks for big week at Bay Hill
ORLANDO -- Henrik Stenson has been close to the follow-up hit to his first major championship almost every week he's teed it up since that magical week at Royal Troon last July when he set the Open Championship record at 20-under par and beat Phil Mickelson by three shots
Bay Hill media center named after Palmer's press secretary
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Doc Giffin, the longtime press secretary for Arnold Palmer, couldn't make it to Bay Hill for the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without his boss. Attribute that to a late season snowstorm that kept him from leaving Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Bay Hill a tribute to Arnold Palmer, a red sweater to the winner
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Sam Saunders started the tribute with a drive from the spot on the Bay Hill range where his grandfather, Arnold Palmer, used to practice. Sixty more players followed, one after the other, ending with defending champion Jason Day.
Nine things that drive me crazy on the golf course
Let me start out by admitting I'm not very good at golf. Man, it hurts to admit that.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Players at Arnold Palmer Invitational pay tribute to the King
The Arnold Palmer Invitational begins Thursday at Bay Hill. It will be the first time the tournament is played without its namesake.
Rickie Fowler pays homage to Arnold Palmer with special shoes
This week will be an emotional one on the PGA Tour. For the first time, the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill will be played without its host.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Henrik Stenson hopes to honor Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill
PALM HARBOR — Henrik Stenson had his chances to close the deal, capture his hometown tournament and earn the cherished 72nd hole handshake from The King himself.
Muirfield to admit women, back in Open Championship rotation
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Muirfield has voted to admit female members for the first time in its 273-year history, paving the way for the Scottish golf club to again host the Open Championship.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Masters Tournament changes policy for Par 3 contest, practice round eligibility
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Already the smallest field among majors, the Masters is shrinking the field for the Par 3 Contest.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Adam Hadwin wins Valspar Championship
Adam Hadwin holes 53-foot birdie putt
Remember that bad break at the 10th hole we told you about earlier for Adam Hadwin when he hit the flagstick with an approach shot?
Adam Hadwin clanks ball off flagstick
Sometimes a player hits a golf shot that's so good, it actually turns out to be too good... and he or she catches a bad break. That was the case at the 10th hole at Innisbrook on Sunday in the final round of the Valspar Championship.
Man holes out from bunker... with a rake
I'm not sure where this video was shot, when it was shot, or who the man is that pulled it off. All I know is that I saw it on Twitter this afternoon and -- if real and not somehow video altered -- is awesome.
European Tour rules official plunked with tee shot
For whatever reason, a European Tour rules official was riding a golf cart down the ninth fairway in the final round of the Hero Indian Open on on Sunday... while a group was on the tee and ready to let it fly.