PGA News Archive

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Galaxy of young stars makes up for Tiger Woods' absence at Masters
  The Masters is just a week away and the only role that Tiger Woods will play is guest at the annual Champions' Dinner.   As recently as last year, Woods missing golf's greatest major would have greatly diminished the tournament
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Bubba Watson's half-court shot at the Orlando Magic game has to be seen to be believed
  On this week before he returns to Augusta National to try to win his third Masters, Bubba Watson is enjoying a little down time.
Tiger Woods Foundation to take over PGA Tour event at Riviera
  Tiger Woods is going back to the PGA Tour event at Riviera for the first time since 2006.   The Tiger Woods Foundation will become the host organization that runs the tournament, which has Hyundai Motor America as the new title sponsor
Houston no longer has a problem, as it embraces slot before Masters
  Tiger Woods has never played the week before the Masters, and it's hard to argue with the results.
Japanese company will test deliveries of snacks to golfers via drones
  Over in Japan, Rakuten is sort of the equivalent of ecommerce giants like Amazon or China's Alibaba.
Rory McIlroy to skip Par 3 Contest day at the Masters this year
  Rory McIlroy heads to Augusta National with another chance to complete his career Grand Slam, and this year he's going at it in a slightly different manner – he'll not play the Par 3 Content on Wednesday of Masters week.  
PGA of America, Bon Appétit continue "Champions of the Course" partnership
March 29, 2016 -- NEW YORK -- The PGA of America and Bon Appétit are teeing off with presenting sponsor, Chase Sapphire Preferred®, to bring food and golf together in the kitchen and on the green.
Monday, March 28, 2016
How much is Jason Day's 3-wood worth?
  With two wins in a row, at the Dell Match Play and the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Jason Day has reassumed the top spot in the world ranking with just a week to go b
Deployment to Kuwait can't stop devoted Bridgestone volunteer
AVON, Ohio -- Nearly a month ago, U.S. Army Major Tim Jenkins felt like Santa Claus as he passed out Bridgestone Invitational golf hats and towels to the game's fellow devotees at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.
Augusta architect makes Masters leaderboard replica out of Legos
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Andy Duckett has two loves -- architecture and golf memorabilia -- so it's only natural for him to combine his passions.
Longtime Kapalua PGA Professional Gary Planos dies
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — PGA Professional Gary Planos, who started out as a bag boy at Kapalua and became a favorite tournament host among PGA Tour players when he ran the Tournament of Champions, has died. He was 62.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Finau wins Puerto Rico Open in playoff for first PGA Tour title
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tony Finau won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating Steve Marino with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff at windy Coco Beach.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of March 27, 2016
  What equipment did Jason Day and this week's other winners use to achieve victory?
Lydia Ko wins Kia Classic by four strokes
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- Lydia Ko won the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara, reaffirming her position as the top player in the world heading into the first major championship of the season.
Jason Day regains No. 1 ranking, wins Dell Match Play title
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Jason Day made his return to No. 1 in the world feel even sweeter Sunday by winning the Dell Match Play.
Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler watch Match Play from a boat
So you've been eliminated from the Dell Match Play? What do you do with the rest of your weekend?
Distance and forgiveness? TaylorMade's M2 irons may fit the bill
Golfers are a demanding bunch. They want to hit the ball farther with their irons, but they want the ability to land it softly as well.
Finchem gets 1-year contract extension, plans to leave early
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tim Finchem has signed on for one more year as the PGA Tour commissioner, even though he plans to leave at the end of this year.
Patrick Reed channels his Ryder Cup 'shush' moment with belt buckle design
It's hard to forget Patrick Reed's brash response to the pro-European crowd at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, when he shushed the crowd after sinking a putt at the seventh hole during his singles match with Henrik Stenson. In case you have, this will jog your memory.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Top-ranked Lydia Ko takes three-shot lead after Day 3 at Kia Classic
  CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) – Top-ranked Lydia Ko made three straight birdies early on the back nine Saturday in the Kia Classic and finished with a 5-under 67 to take a three-stroke lead.   Ko birdied Nos.