PGA News Archive

Friday, April 07, 2017
Masters 2017: Difficult holes at Augusta National made worse by wind
AUGUSTA, GA — Amen Corner did it again — more specifically No. 11 did. It's where Thomas Pieters' round started to came undone when he came up well short of the green with his approach and then two-putted for bogey once he got on the green.
Masters 2017: Watch William McGirt expertly use the slope to make birdie from a bunker
Have yourself a Masters, William McGirt.  The Masters rookie finished the first round at 3-under for sole possession of second place. And his second round is off to a great start as well.
Columbia fan has been to every Masters, every day for 52 years
AUGUSTA, Ga. — George McCutchen had foresight, back when foresight mattered here. As an undergrad at South Carolina in the late 1950s, he got his first taste of the Masters and figured he was never going to be able to get his fill of the place.
Playing in the Wind
Editor's note: With the players battling gusting winds during the 2017 Masters, we're re-running these wind tips from PGA Professional Trevor Gliwski. We hope they help you out the next time you tee it up on a windy day.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Masters 2017: With Dustin Johnson out, Charley Hoffman soars in round one
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Dustin Johnson withdrawing from the Masters was shocking enough. Then Charley Hoffman delivered a surprise of his own.
'Big Easy' Ernie Els content at likely his final Masters
AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) -- Ernie Els is content knowing this is likely his final Masters, no matter how good he felt about his strong start at Augusta National on Thursday.
Masters 2017: Check out the par putt Bubba Watson knocked in on No. 16
Two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson was 1-over par when he reached the par-3 16th at Augusta National on Thursday in the first round of the Masters. Miraculously, he walked off the green at that same mark.
Masters 2017: Jordan Spieth's opening-round 75 includes quadruple-bogey 9
Jordan Spieth's short resume at the Masters is nothing short of staggering. In three starts, Spieth has gone T2-Win-T2. With a record like that, it's no surprise the Texan was a favorite coming into this week at Augusta National.
Yuta Ikeda chips in at No. 12, gets left hanging by caddie
Augusta National is full of iconic holes, but none are quite as memorable as the par-3 12th. Any golfer in the field would be happy walking away with simply a dry golf ball.
Masters 2017: Bernd Wiesberger saves par from off the green at No. 12
Not all par saves are created equally. In the first round of the Masters on Thursday, Bernd Wiesberger made as good a par as you'll ever see.
Larry Dorman accepts PGA Lifetime Achievement in Journalism award
At the annual GWAA Awards Dinner in Augusta, Ga., the Wednesday night of Masters week, Larry Dorman of Bonsall, California, a former New York Times sportswriter and golf industry executive, received his 2017 PGA Lifetime Achievement in Journalism award from PGA President Paul Levy.
Masters 2017: Dustin Johnson withdraws due to injury
After a mishap that happened at the absolute worst time -- 3 p.m. on the eve of the Masters -- Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1 player, has withdrawn from the Masters.
Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player honored old friend Arnold Palmer to begin the Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters began Thursday with two ceremonial tee shots and one empty chair.
Masters 2017: Phil Mickelson holes 42-foot putt for eagle
Phil Mickelson knows a thing or two about getting his ball around Augusta National Golf Club. The five-time major winner -- three times a Masters champion -- smashed a 336-yard drive at the second hole that left him just 213 yards in to the par-5.
Masters 2017: Martin Kaymer chips in for eagle on par-5 second hole
There are so many things to love about Augusta National. One of those many things? All the par-5 holes present an opportunity for eagle. However, not all eagles look as cool as the one that Martin Kaymer -- a two-time major winner -- made at the par-5 second hole.
Masters 2017: Here's how you can use a hybrid around the green like Adam Hadwin did
The fourth hole at Augusta National Golf Club is a long, tough par-3 hole. Miss the green and you could be looking at a big number. Canada's Adam Hadwin -- playing in his first Masters -- left his tee shot out to the right at the fourth hole during Round 1 on Thursday.
Arnold Palmer looms large at first Masters since his death
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Even in poor health, Arnold Palmer made one last trip to Augusta National.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson injures back falling down stairs, hopes to play in Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Masters favorite Dustin Johnson took a serious fall on a staircase Wednesday and injured his lower back, and his manager said it was uncertain whether the world's No. 1 golfer would be able to play.
Rory McIlroy prepared for Masters with marathon practice sessions
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy has turned Augusta into a second home over the last few weeks, twice flying in for marathon practice rounds that allowed him to play 99 holes in his preparation for the Masters. Apparently that wasn't enough.
Masters 2017: Arnold Palmer will always be king in Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even in poor health, Arnold Palmer made one last trip to Augusta National.