PGA News Archive
Friday, July 15, 2016
By Scott Michaux
By T.J. Auclair 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.
By T.J. Auclair 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
By Doug Ferguson TROON, Scotland — Rory McIlroy was never more thrilled to be playing the British Open.
By Matt S. Craig 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.
By Matt S. Craig 1. Phil Mickelson flirted with history
By T.J. Auclair 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.
By T.J. Auclair 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:
By T.J. Auclair This week is a home game for Colin Montgomerie.
By T.J. Auclair Something about golf in Scotland just seems to bring out the best in Patrick Reed.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Steve Douglas 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.
By Doug Ferguson TROON, Scotland (AP) -- After a one-year hiatus, Johnny Miller is back to calling the shots at a major that he won. But no one will be hearing about a 63 at Royal Troon.
By Paul Newberry TROON, Scotland (AP) -- Rory McIlroy felt the wrath of the Postage Stamp. Strange, too, since this par-3 hole is more in line with what you'd expect at the local muni, at least from a distance standpoint.
By Matt S. Craig There's two things we know for certain about Royal Troon. First, you do not want to miss the green on the 8th hole. Second, it's pretty difficult to hit the green on the 8th hole.
By Matt S. Craig What do you want your golf cart to be able to do?
By Torey Fox Rudolph "Hubby" Habjan, a PGA Hall of Famer and mainstay of Illinois golf, passed away peacefully July 5th at the age of 84.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
By Doug Ferguson TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jason Day is more motivated by failure than success, which helps explain how he reached No. 1 in the world. And it all started last year at the British Open.
By Steve Douglas TROON, Scotland (AP) — Colin Montgomerie will set his alarm for 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, make the short trip in the dark to Royal Troon after the earliest breakfast he can remember, and prepare to welcome the golfing world to his family home.
By Doug Ferguson TROON, Scotland (AP) -- Jordan Spieth said pulling out of the Olympics was the hardest decision he's ever made, and that it likely will haunt him as he's watching golfers compete for a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro for the first time in 112 years.
By Paul Newberry TROON, Scotland (AP) — Zach Johnson faced the inevitable rite that goes with being a British Open champion. After 51 weeks in possession of the claret jug, it was time to let it go Monday. "Not pleasant," he said, managing a weak smile.
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