PGA News Archive

Monday, July 18, 2016
Lightning strike leaves mark on Iowa practice green
"The good Lord would never disrupt the best game of my life." Those are among the fateful final words from the Bishop in "Caddyshack" moments before being struck by lightning in a biblical storm as he was in the midst of the round of his life.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Phil Mickelson falls just short at Royal Troon
TROON, Scotland — Now, Phil Mickelson knows how Jack Nicklaus felt that day at Turnberry. Sometimes, you're just not good enough. Even when you play your best.
Henrik Stenson dedicates Open win to friend who died of cancer
TROON, Scotland -- Henrik Stenson ended his winner's speech on the 18th green at Royal Troon by dedicating his first major title to a close friend who died of cancer the day before the British Open started.
Henrik Stenson outduels Mickelson in The Open Championship
TROON, Scotland -- Henrik Stenson kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, because there was no other way to beat Phil Mickelson in a British Open duel that ranked among the best in golf.
British Open: 5 things we learned on a dramatic Sunday at Royal Troon
1. We witnessed a historic duel Coming into the day five clear of their nearest competitiors, Sunday was set up as a two man race between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson.
British Open: Henrik Stenson walks in 51-foot birdie putt
Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson have been battling in one of the greatest golf duels in history today at Royal Troon. It's been like watching two prize fighters go at it.
British Open: Thomas Pieters angrily snaps, tosses golf club
Bo Jackson probably blushed when he saw this one.
British Open: Phil Mickelson gives kiss to Claret Jug before first tee shot
Phil Mickelson has a chance today to become just the third player in 30 years to win six major championships.
British Open: Jamie Donaldson 'goes swimming' in gorse bush
If you're going to play golf at the highest level, it sure makes things easier if you have a sense of humor.
Golf's new cult hero: Andrew 'Beef' Johnston
Englishman Andrew Johnston -- better known as "Beef" -- has quickly become a golf cult hero.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
It's Stenson vs. Mickelson for the Claret Jug
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson went toe-to-toe for four hours Saturday in the British Open, trading pivotal par saves and four lead changes in the cold wind and occasional rain at Royal Troon.
British Open: 5 things we learned on moving day at Royal Troon
1. It's a two man race Even though Phil Mickelson shot a 63 in the first round and Henrik Stenson fired a 65 in the second, it still felt like it could be anyone's tournament to win coming into Saturday.
British Open: Andrew "Beef" Johnston moves into top five after hole-out
Just hours after posting the greatest Instagram video in the history of the app, Andrew "Beef" Johnston found himself in contention at the Open Championship.
British Open: Protracer of wayward Rory McIlroy shot, ensuing club toss
Like a lot of players this week, Rory McIlroy was on the wrong end of the draw at Royal Troon in the 145th Open Championship. But, just as you'd expect, he's been grinding away nonetheless.
British Open: Bill Haas holes bunker shot at Postage Stamp
It's moving day at the Open Championship, and Bill Haas is moving.
British Open: Tony Finau's near-ace at Postage Stamp turns ugly
Tony Finau hit one of the best shots of the day at Royal Troon's famed par-3 eighth -- the Postage Stamp -- in the third round of the Open Championship on Saturday... that is until it wasn't.
British Open: Andrew "Beef" Johnston's niece critiques his beard
Whether it's the beard, the nickname, or the infectious smile, Andrew "Beef" Johnston is a fan favorite.
British Open: Matt Jones in another major predicament
We've already seen this week the perils of your ball finding the bottom of one of the deep bunkers at Royal Troon. But Matt Jones showed us on Saturday that sometimes narrowly missing the bunker can be just as bad or even a worse position.
British Open: World No. 1 Jason Day shanks shot at Royal Troon
Need something to make you feel better about your own golf game? We've got you covered. Check out the world's No. 1-ranked player -- Jason Day -- hitting a shank on the 12th hole at Royal Troon in the third round of the 145th Open Championship on Saturday:
British Open: Mickelson leads with good golf and good side of draw
TROON, Scotland (AP) - The way Rory McIlroy is hitting the ball, he doesn't feel as though he should be eight shots behind 36-hole leader Phil Mickelson in the British Open. Blame that on the weather.