PGA News Archive

Saturday, July 16, 2016
British Open: Mickelson leads with good golf and good side of draw
TROON, Scotland (AP) - The way Rory McIlroy is hitting the ball, he doesn't feel as though he should be eight shots behind 36-hole leader Phil Mickelson in the British Open. Blame that on the weather.
British Open: Brandt Snedeker chip goes sideways into TV tower
"Don't follow a bad shot with another bad shot. That was always my philosophy."
British Open: Bubba Watson's sprinklerhead bank shot
On the par-5 fourth hole at Royal Troon on Saturday morning in the third round of the Open Championship, Bubba Watson was the beneficiary of one of the all-time great bounces you'll ever see.
Friday, July 15, 2016
British Open: The highlights and lowlights of the "postage stamp" hole
If I was a spectator at this year's Open Championship at Royal Troon, I would camp out at the eighth hole all day.
British Open: 5 things we learned Friday at the Open
1. Stenson makes a charge
Most LPGA pros plan on playing in Olympics
TOLEDO, Ohio - The thought of passing up participating in one of the world's biggest sporting events didn't cross Stacy Lewis' mind until she saw her male counterparts second-guessing their own participation.
Challenge Tour player holes out for eagle on final hole, shoots 59
We take this short break from Open Championship coverage to show you arguably the most dramatic way to card a 59 imaginable.
British Open: Darren Clarke drops gum on green, picks it up, chews again
Evidently no one in Darren Clarke's Friday threesome could spare a piece of gum for the 2016 European Ryder Cup Captain and 2011 Open Champion. As he stroked a putt on the par-5 14th hole, the gum Clarke was chewing jumped out of his mouth and fell onto the green.
PGA HOPE, Turning Stone helps guide the journey home for veterans
Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, went a step beyond serving as host to a dramatic 49th PGA Professional Championship.
British Open: Phil Mickelson's 62 bid stopped by the "golf gods"
British Open: Paul Casey 5 putts seventh hole at Royal Troon
After shooting a disappointing 6-over 77 in Round 1 of the Open Championship, England's Paul Casey really needed to get something going in Round 2. It looked as if he was going to do just that. After a bogey at the second, Casey rattled off three consecutive birdies.
British Open: Phil Mickelson nearly aces Royal Troon's 'Postage Stamp'
One day removed from nearly setting a new major championship, 18-hole scoring record, Phil Mickelson is showing no signs of slowing down at Royal Troon in the 145th Open Championship.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Fab Four missing from The Open leaderboard
TROON, Scotland — Rory McIlroy was never more thrilled to be playing the British Open.
British Open: Check out Miguel Angel Jimenez hole-out and dance
If hole-outs are supposed to be all luck, someone forgot to tell Miguel Ángel Jiménez. It's ridiculous how often he either nails one from the fairway or drills a hole-in-one. 
British Open: 7 things we learned Thursday at Royal Troon
1. Phil Mickelson flirted with history
British Open: 5 Reasons why older players can thrive
More so than any of the four majors, the Open Championship is your best chance to see an older player perform well or even win. Look no further than five-time Open Champion Tom Watson, who -- at age 59 -- lost in a playoff to Stewart Cink in 2009 at Turnberry.
British Open: Louis Oosthuizen scores ace at Royal Troon's 14th hole
Louis Oosthuizen is making holes in one at majors a "thing." Back in April in the final round of the Masters, the 2010 British Open Champion did this on the par-3 16th -- a unique, bank-shot ace:  
Colin Montgomerie buries 50-foot par putt
This week is a home game for Colin Montgomerie.
Patrick Reed holes out for early eagle at Royal Troon
Something about golf in Scotland just seems to bring out the best in Patrick Reed.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Cancer survivor Southgate cherishing every second at Troon
TROON, Scotland (AP) -- Matthew Southgate was laid up on his sofa during the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews, barely able to move following surgery for testicular cancer.