PGA News Archive

Sunday, May 14, 2017
VIDEO: Rafa Cabrera Bello makes albatross at par-5 16th hole
Rafa Cabrello Bello hit a golf shot he'll never forget on Sunday. Playing the par-5 16th hole at TPC Sawgrass in the final round of the Players Championship, the Spaniard holes his second shot from 181 yards for an albatross.
VIDEO: Yuta Ikeda hits railroad tie behind 17th green, ball bounces backwards onto green
Just when you think you've see it all on the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass, along comes Yuta Ikeda. Playing just 129 yards on Sunday, Ikeda hit a beauty. However, it took a big bounce on the firm green and looked doomed for the drink.
Watch: Louis Oosthuizen back in the mix after holing long eagle putt
Just when it looked as if 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen was beginning to slip away in the final round of the Players Championship on Sunday, he went ahead and nailed a long eagle putt at the par-5 11th to soar back into contention:
Rory McIlroy chips in for dazzling par on 14th hole at TPC Sawgrass
In his first start as a married man, Rory McIlroy has shown signs of rust -- and has admitted to playing through an ailing back -- at the Players Championship.
Ian Poulter stays near top of Players leaderboard with fantastic par save on No. 9
When Ian Poulter reached the par-5 ninth hole at TPC Sawgrass in the final round of the Players Championship on Sunday, he had gone 36 consecutive holes without a bogey... an incredible feat on the difficult Peter Dye course.
You've got to see how Dustin Johnson played the par-4 12th hole at TPC Sawgrass
Aside from the par-3 17th, the short, par-4 12th has been the most talked about hole at TPC Sawgrass this week during the Players Championship.
Phil Mickelson hits 'rip draw sand wedge' to near perfection on 17 at TPC Sawgrass
While discussing how to approach his tee shot at the daunting par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass in the final round of the Players Championship on Sunday, Phil Mickelson told his caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay that he wanted to play a "rip draw sand wedge" into the back-right hole locat
Billy Hurley III cans 50-footer for birdie
Billy Hurley III isn't going to win the 2017 Players Championship, but the birdie he made on the par-4 12th hole in Sunday's final round will certainly give him something to smile about.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
University of West Alabama and UConn’s Nabeel Khan Rise at 31st PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – A pair of 3-under-par 69s stole the show during the second round of the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by CastleOak Securities.
WATCH: Si Woo Kim hits driver from the rough at The Players
There's driver off the deck, and then there is what Si Woo Kim pulled off during the third round of The Players Championship on Saturday. Kim pulled his tee shot left on the par-5 14th hole into the rough. With 268 yards to play, he pulled out his driver again and go for it.
WATCH: Rory McIlroy overshoots green with 330-yard driving iron at The Players
  It's no secret that Rory McIlroy has the strength to absolutely destroy the ball off the tee. But even this shot might be a new mark for him.
WATCH: Ben Crane's unlucky time on 17 at The Players Championship
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Billy Hurley III debuts Navy-inspired bag at The Players
Billy Hurley III is now known as a PGA Tour golfer.
Vijay Singh turns back time, in the hunt at The Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The last time Vijay Singh started this well in The Players Championship was in 2006, when he was No. 2 in the world and still adding to his record of most PGA Tour victories in his 40s.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Bethune-Cookman’s Men and Women Take Control at 31st PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Round 1 of the 31st PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by CastleOak Securities teed off Friday at PGA Golf Club, marking the 20th consecutive year the Championship has been contested at the Port St. Lucie property.
WATCH: Entire group finds water on No. 17 at The Players
Every year at The Player Championship, we see some big numbers put up on No. 17. But it's not often that we see an entire group find water. That was the case for Zac Blair, Tyrone Van Aswegen and Blayne Barber.
WATCH: Keegan Bradley crushes 279-yard iron at The Players
We've seen plenty of long drives this year as altitude and speed alleys brought distances well over 400 yards. But those were done using the big dog drivers.
Watch Jordan Spieth flub chip, still make par at The Players
You hit a great drive and then leave your approach shot a little short. We've all been there thinking, "just a simple chip and a putt and I'll walk out of here with a par." 
Rory McIlroy to undergo another MRI for back injury
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As if the TPC Sawgrass isn't enough of a challenge, Rory McIlroy is dealing with another dose of back pain at The Players Championship and will have it tested at the end of the week.
No practice round? No problem for Phil Mickelson at The Players
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Phil Mickelson first competed in The Players Championship as a senior at Arizona State in 1992, the year before Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger and Jordan Spieth were even born.