PGA News Archive

Saturday, July 02, 2016
NBA Championship trophy on display at Firestone
Last month's NBA championship was kind of a big deal. For those who are unfamiliar, the Cleveland Cavaliers brought home the title, marking the city's first major professional championship since the Browns won the NFL Championship in 1964.
Justin Thomas bombs 414-yard drive
Justin Thomas said it was the probably the hardest he's ever hit a drive. But little did he know that his 414-yard bomb on "The Monster," the 667-yard, par-5 16th hole at Akron's Firestone Country Club, would help put him the record books.
Friday, July 01, 2016
Shortest consecutive golf shots you'll ever see a Tour pro hit part II
You ever get one of those fluffy lies in the rough around the green? You know what I'm talking about -- the real delicate kind where you don't want to get too cute but you really have no choice?
Jordan Spieth says he will talk less, play faster
Jordan Spieth's relationship with caddie Michael Greller might be the perfect partnership. But from this point forward, it might be more of a silent partnership.
Impressive golf trick shot by construction worker
We've seen our share of impressive golf trickshots over the past few years, but this one we stumbled upon on Reddit might be right near the top of the list... if it's real.
Waterjet cuts through variety of golf balls
Have you ever wondered: Can a waterjet cut a golf ball in half? Neither have I.
Aurora-area PGA Junior League Golf helping grow the game
Johnny Bozonelos, 8, got his first set of golf clubs five years ago.
17-year-old emergency lands single-engine plane on golf course
It's not everyday that an airplane lands on a golf course.
That time Samuel L. Jackson beat Tiger Woods at St. Andrews
This may be hard to believe, but actor Samuel L. Jackson once beat Tiger Woods in a round at the Home of Golf -- The Old Course at St. Andrews.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Willett, Gourdy swarmed by bees at French Open
As PGA Tour players look to transition to links-style golf in preparation for the Open Championship, a few of the game's best have opted to play in the French Open at Le Golf National, including Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Danny Willet.
Bridgestone Invitational: Dustin Johnson is back and 5 more things to know
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Dustin Johnson was on the range at Firestone for an hour and was lucky if he hit more than a dozen shots. This would not be described as an intense practice session, for all the right reasons.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
J.R. Smith tries out Dustin Johnson's driver
Every so often we are reminded how truly talented professional athletes are. Especially those from the NFL and NBA.
Samuel L. Jackson calls golf 'the perfect game'
Actor Samuel L. Jackson is a huge sports fan, and can have an intelligent conversation about anything from Lebron James' legacy to badminton in Vietnam.
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.
Jordan Spieth is having a good PGA Tour season, but he wants great
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season. Just not this year.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Billy Hurley will skip British Open to attend sister's wedding
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Billy Hurley III wouldn't miss his sister's wedding for anything — not even the British Open.
Davis Love III honored as Ambassador of Golf at Bridgestone Invitational
Davis Love III vividly remembers the tests. His late father, Davis Love Jr., designed them to quiz the members of his junior golf program on rules and etiquette while serving as the head pro at Atlanta Country Club and Sea Island Golf Club.
Jason Day pulls out of Rio Olympics over Zika concerns
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Billy Hurley's house decorated by neighbors after Quicken Loans victory
Billy Hurley III's victory at Congressional Country Club on Sunday was one of the best stories in golf this year.
PGA member Brian Keane's dream comes true tonight on American Ninja Warrior
He’s a New Jersey PGA Section member by day…and an “American Ninja Warrior” contestant by night.