PGA News Archive

Friday, July 15, 2016
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.
Johnny Miller back calling the shots at a major he won
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.
Short in stature, postage stamp a real beast at Royal Troon
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.
Rory McIlroy can't escape postage stamp bunker
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.
Mercedes-Benz unveils luxury golf cart
What do you want your golf cart to be able to do?
PGA Hall of Famer Rudolph Habjan passes at 84
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
British Open: Jason Day motivated by near-miss at St. Andrews
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.
British Open: Royal Troon member Colin Montgomerie welcomes world to family home
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.
Jordan Spieth says skipping Olympics was most difficult decision he's ever made
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.
British Open: Zach Johnson returned the Claret Jug, reluctantly
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.