PGA News Archive

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Growing golf involves PGA Professionals, equipment manufacturers and the public
Win on Sunday, sell on Monday? Maybe that's an oversimplification of the correlation between PGA Tour viewership and golf product sales. But despite the number of variables involved, there's a way to "connect the dots" in a way that grows the game.
New book on PGA of America's history focuses on 'life's lessons'
Today's PGA Professionals share a common foundation that stretches all the way back to Scotland and Allan Robertson, the first golf professional. And the growth of the game directly relates to the love of the sport, particularly as the PGA of America celebrates its centennial in 2016.
Spieth takes early share of lead at Singapore Open
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Jordan Spieth showed no signs of fatigue on the latest leg of his globe-trotting tour, taking a share of the lead at the Singapore Open on Thursday despite having his agent caddie for him.
Mickelson has reason for optimism after 2016 debut
Maybe Phil Mickelson has something left in the tank, less than five months before his 46th birthday.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
New crop of golf balls blossoms in year without ProV1 launch
  Click here to return to complete coverage of the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show   In the world of golf balls, everything revolves around the launch of new models of the Titleist ProV1 a
Phil Mickelson's homecoming at Torrey Pines brings mixed emotions
  SAN DIEGO (AP) – The best thing about Phil Mickelson playing at Torrey Pines is that it's his hometown event on the PGA Tour, and he is treated accordingly.   These days, that might be the only thing that app
Days only get better as golf life moves forward
Dash Day was living up to his name.
Lee Trevino has the utmost respect for PGA Professionals
Lee Trevino was inducted into the PGA of America Hall of Fame for his on-course achivements, but he realizes that if not for a few big breaks, he might be attending this year's PGA Merchandise Show in a different capacity.
Louis Oosthuizen shares lead at Qatar Masters with Pablo Larrazabal
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen made another fast start to his first tournament of the year, shooting a 7-under 65 in the first round of the European Tour's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters to share the lead with Pablo Larrazabal on Wednesday.
PGA Merchandise Show: Special tartan created for PGA of America centennial
A new tartan plaid designed specifically for the PGA of America's centennial celebration was unveiled Wednesday morning at the Visit Scotland booth, and PGA Honorary President Allen Wronowski was one of the first to receive a swatch.
Golf, and the PGA, link three generations of Justin Thomas' family
  Click here to return to complete coverage of the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show   ORLANDO – With the PGA of America kicking off the celebration of its Centennial
2016 Farmers Insurance Open: Five players to watch
Ah. One of our favorite stops on the PGA Tour this week -- the Farmers Insurance Open at breathtaking Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif.
Dunne, another member of the '11 Class making a splash
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The high school class of 2011 has another member this week at the Farmers Insurance Open, although Paul Dunne is different from the others. For starters, he's from Ireland.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The next generational shift in golf might be on TV
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Peter Kostis went to the Ryder Cup as a swing coach and left with a broadcasting career.
Bubba Watson explains origin of pumping up Ryder Cup crowd
Bubba Watson shared some behind-the-scenes insight to the first tee at the Ryder Cup and why he went against the golf norm by asking fans to cheer loudly as he set up and drove his initial shot in 2014.
Oosthuizen, Grace look to maintain South African domination
South Africans have won three of the five European Tour events in the 2016 season, and two more of the country's players seem strong candidates for a victory at the Qatar Masters.
PGA of America's Centennial tees off in style at Demo Day
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- The PGA of America officially opened the celebration of its Centennial Tuesday with a ceremonial tee shot featuring representatives from the Association’s 41 nationwide PGA Sections.
Registration for Drive, Chip and Putt is Open!
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College student holes full-court putt, wins $500
OK, in terms of degree of difficulty, I'd have to imagine that holing a full-court putt on a basketball court -- given the speed and precision required to do so -- is a heck of a lot more difficult than draining a full-court shot with a basketball.
Lexi Thompson named Official Ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2016) -- LPGA star Lexi Thompson was named an Official Ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf at the 63rd PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day today.