PGA News Archive

Monday, July 11, 2016
"The Open Championship" or "The British Open?"
In the foreword to a book celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the oldest championship in golf, Arnold Palmer refers to the event as "The Open Championship." In his autobiography, Palmer refers to the major he won twice as the "British Open."
Jordan Spieth to skip the Olympics
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth withdrew from the Olympics on Monday, leaving golf without its top four players when the sport returns to the games for the first time since 1904.
American Brittany Lang wins U.S. Women's Open in playoff
SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- A grain of sand made the world of difference at the U.S. Women's Open and helped propel American Brittany Lang to her first major title.
Open Championship: The 7 most intriguing pairings at Royal Troon
The season's third major championship -- The Open Championship -- is upon us this week from Royal Troon in Troon, Scotland. This week will mark the ninth time that Royal Troon will hosts the game's oldest major.
John Daly putts one-handed in final round of Champions Tour event
In Sunday's final round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on the PGA Tour Champions, John Daly began putting with just his left hand... It didn't go to well. John Daly putts one-handed in final round of Champions Tour event
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Alex Noren wins 2016 Scottish Open
INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) — Alex Noren held off his pursuers in the final round Sunday to win the Scottish Open by one shot for his fifth victory on the European Tour.
Georgia Amateur Golf Championship celebrates centennial where Bobby Jones played
You can’t mention major championship golf without thinking of the annual Masters Tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., and its co-founder, Atlanta golf legend Bobby Jones.
U.S. Women's Open is Lydia Ko's to lose
SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- Over the first two days, the 71st U.S. Women's Open searched for an identity. Rounds were cuddly in the morning, prickly in the afternoon. Players ascended the leaderboard in red, descended in black.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Brooks Koepka withdraws from Open Championship with ankle injury
TROON, Scotland (AP) -- Brooks Koepka, the world's 16th-ranked player from the United States, has withdrawn from the British Open at Royal Troon next week.
22-year-old Sung Hyun Park leads at U.S. Women's Open
SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- Just when you thought the pipeline might be exhausted, South Korea delivered yet another young female golf prodigy into majors prominence Friday at the U.S. Women's Open.
A surprise proposal at U.S. Women's Open
It was already an incredible week for Kasey Petty. The 22-year-old American is a recent graduate of the University of Findlay (Ohio), and turned professional just before the U.S. Women's Open. She got to play practice rounds with Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson.
Dustin Johnson withdraws from Rio Olympics
DALLAS (AP) -- U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world's top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.
Friday, July 08, 2016
The Greenbrier to reopen July 12
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Make no mistake about it, this is a company town. And the company -- the fount of most of the town's jobs -- is The Greenbrier resort.
Could you birdie this 783-yard par 6?
There was a videogame that was out when I was a little kid, I forget its name now, but it allowed you to create your own golf courses. I would always make them to be impossible, with insanely long holes and a ridiculous number of obstacles.
Mirim Lee takes U.S. Women's Open lead
SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- For much of an idyllic Thursday morning, CordeValle Golf Club played like a local pitch-and-putt in the opening round of the U.S. Women's Open.
Improve your game through technology
There have been so many advances in this game of golf.  From course conditions, to the equipment, to instructio
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Golf tips: How to stay calm in a pressure situation
How many of you out there have let a great round slip away because the pressure gets to you at the worst possible moment? We've all been there. It doesn't matter who you are.
A single day, 153-hole golf marathon for charity
There's a commonly held sentiment amongst sports fans who don't watch golf, especially those that have never seen Dustin Johnson hit a tee shot.
15 golf items you'll want to try out this summer
Over the course of a given year, I'm able to get an up close look at some incredible golf gear. Periodically, I like to compile a product round-up of some of my favorites.
Patrick Reed takes a spill on hill at Scottish Open
One of the best events in golf is going on this week -- the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart. Many of the game's biggest stars are playing, as they prepare for next week's Open Championship at Royal Troon.