PGA News Archive
Friday, March 17, 2017
By Doug Ferguson ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- For all the highlights from Bay Hill, watching Arnold Palmer play the 18th hole for the final time is hard to beat. His score in 2004 is irrelevant. Palmer was 74.
By T.J. Auclair Earlier this week, we learned that instead of the traditional blue blazer given to the winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, this year the victor will receive a red cardigan sweater -- the kind
By T.J. Auclair What would you do if you encountered an 8-foot alligator while playing a round of golf? If the answer isn't "run the other way" surely you'd at least make certain to keep a safe distance, right?
Thursday, March 16, 2017
By Doug Ferguson ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Emiliano Grillo of Argentina recovered from a rough start in cold weather by running off seven birdies for a 5-under 67, giving him an early three-shot lead in the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without the beloved tournament host.
By Garry Smits ORLANDO -- Henrik Stenson has been close to the follow-up hit to his first major championship almost every week he's teed it up since that magical week at Royal Troon last July when he set the Open Championship record at 20-under par and beat Phil Mickelson by three shots
By Doug Ferguson ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Doc Giffin, the longtime press secretary for Arnold Palmer, couldn't make it to Bay Hill for the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without his boss. Attribute that to a late season snowstorm that kept him from leaving Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
By Doug Ferguson ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Sam Saunders started the tribute with a drive from the spot on the Bay Hill range where his grandfather, Arnold Palmer, used to practice. Sixty more players followed, one after the other, ending with defending champion Jason Day.
By T.J. Auclair Let me start out by admitting I'm not very good at golf. Man, it hurts to admit that.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By T.J. Auclair The Arnold Palmer Invitational begins Thursday at Bay Hill. It will be the first time the tournament is played without its namesake.
By T.J. Auclair This week will be an emotional one on the PGA Tour. For the first time, the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill will be played without its host.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
By Edgar Thompson PALM HARBOR — Henrik Stenson had his chances to close the deal, capture his hometown tournament and earn the cherished 72nd hole handshake from The King himself.
By The Associated Press GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Muirfield has voted to admit female members for the first time in its 273-year history, paving the way for the Scottish golf club to again host the Open Championship.
Monday, March 13, 2017
By Doug Ferguson AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Already the smallest field among majors, the Masters is shrinking the field for the Par 3 Contest.
By T.J. Auclair Remember that bad break at the 10th hole we told you about earlier for Adam Hadwin when he hit the flagstick with an approach shot?
By T.J. Auclair Sometimes a player hits a golf shot that's so good, it actually turns out to be too good... and he or she catches a bad break. That was the case at the 10th hole at Innisbrook on Sunday in the final round of the Valspar Championship.
By T.J. Auclair I'm not sure where this video was shot, when it was shot, or who the man is that pulled it off. All I know is that I saw it on Twitter this afternoon and -- if real and not somehow video altered -- is awesome.
By T.J. Auclair For whatever reason, a European Tour rules official was riding a golf cart down the ninth fairway in the final round of the Hero Indian Open on on Sunday... while a group was on the tee and ready to let it fly.
By T.J. Auclair Things can get heated on the golf course at times. Whether it's gamesmanship, a lousy hole, needling that crosses the line, a long wait, being hit into by the group behind you -- sometimes you get a little hot under the collar.
By Edgar Thompson Arnold Palmer discovered Bay Hill by accident. Back when Sand Lake was a two-lane road amid the Central Florida orange groves, the world's most popular golfer stumbled upon this remote corner of Orlando.
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