PGA News Archive

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Justin Thomas caps off record week with trophy at Sony Open
HONOLULU (AP) -- Challenged only by the record book, Justin Thomas won the Sony Open on Sunday with the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history.
Aces to records: 7 best shots of the weekend
Another weekend of January golf in beautiful locations from South Africa to Hawaii gave us another set of eye-popping highlights.
John Daly and Jake Owen sing duet at charity event
You don't need me to tell you this, but John Daly is truly one of a kind.
Toto Gana wins Latin America Amateur, earns spot in Masters
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Toto Gana of Chile atoned for a bogey on the final hole by making a short birdie putt to win a three-man playoff Sunday in the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a spot in the Masters.
Sigma Pi Phi PGA Junior League Golf Event Celebrates the Game’s Future
The future of golf was on display at Sandhill Crane Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend.
Rory McIlroy to undergo MRI for back injury
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One tournament into the new year, Rory McIlroy is going for tests on his back Monday to make sure he is fit enough to play Abu Dhabi without further damage.
Graeme Storm beats Rory McIlroy in playoff to win SA Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Graeme Storm beat Rory McIlroy on the third playoff hole to win the SA Open on Sunday, earning the Englishman a second European Tour title 80 days after losing his card by 100 euros.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Justin Thomas extends Sony Open lead to 7 strokes
HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday for a 5-under 65 to tie the 54-hole score record on the PGA Tour and build a seven-shot lead going into the final round of the Sony Open.
Ray Allen, Woody Austin lead Diamond Resorts Invitational
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former NBA star Ray Allen took the celebrity lead Saturday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational, and PGA Tour Champions player Woody Austin remained on top in the professional competition.
Blind date for Rod Pampling leads to wife, mother, psychologist
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Rod Pampling stood on the second tee at Kapalua, eyes forward and shoulders square. So he passed the first test.
Watch Rory McIlroy hole out for eagle at SA Open
It's been an interesting opening event of 2017 for Rory McIlroy at the BMW SA Open.
Graeme Storm stays calm, leads Rory McIlroy by 3 shots at SA Open
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Graeme Storm will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the SA Open as he bids for his first European Tour title in 10 years.
Justin Thomas sets PGA Tour 36-hole record at Sony Open
HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas put his name in the PGA Tour record book two days in a row. The idea now is to get his name on the trophy. And with each record, that becomes a little easier at the Sony Open.
Friday, January 13, 2017
15th PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit 'The Pursuit of Excellence' presented by OMEGA
Date: Jan. 22-23, 2017 Site: Linda W. Chapin Theater - Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Arnold Palmer's first golf course for sale
Indian Lake Golf Club, the first 18-hole golf course ever designed by golf legend and western Pennsylvania native Arnold Palmer, has been put up for sale, the club's board of directors announced Wednesday.
Golf's young stars make Sony Open sing
Too often, the Sony Open in Hawaii has been defined by who is not here. Where's Tiger Woods? Where's Phil Mickelson?
Rory McIlroy injures back, finishes round at SA Open
JOHANNESBURG — Rory McIlroy stayed close to the leaders at the SA Open on Friday despite hurting his back.
Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman go on Hawaiian adventure
HONOLULU — The fishing didn't quite work out for Jordan Spieth and Smylie Kaufman. The kayak wasn't much better. Not long after Spieth watched good friend Justin Thomas shoot 59 at the Sony Open, he decided to join Kaufman for an island adventure.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Fresh off win, Justin Thomas joins 59 club
HONOLULU (AP) — Fresh of his victory on Maui, Justin Thomas became the seventh player to join the "59 Club" on the PGA Tour when he made a 15-foot eagle putt on his last hole Thursday at the Sony Open for an 11-under 59.
Sony Open offers complete package of talent for all ages
What makes the Sony Open in Hawaii a fun PGA Tour event for local golf fans is the blend of the old with the new.