PGA News Archive

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Masters Tournament: Does early-year success lead to a green jacket?
As we enter the home stretch of tournaments leading up to the Masters Tournament in April, there will be a lot of talk about how a win could jumpstart a player and give them the momentum needed to capture the green jacket.
Graeme McDowell honored to be host at Arnold Palmer Invitational
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Graeme McDowell had a week to remember when he played Bay Hill for the first time in 2005. He tied for second, picked up enough world ranking points to qualify for his first Masters and finally had a chance to meet Arnold Palmer.
Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games. Who's the toughest to beat? World ranking computations aside, who's the real No. 1? That question was a lot easier 10 years ago.
Flop-shot attempt over friend turns painful quickly
You know when you see those photos or screenshots of people trying to pull a Phil Mickelson and hit a flop shot over a friend's head?
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Man hits shot from water with alligator just feet away
We've seen our fair share of golfers attempting to hit golf shots from dangerous places. This, however, takes the cake.
West Coast Swing whets appetite for Augusta
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The refrain is becoming a tradition unlike any other, especially after a West Coast Swing like this one. "The Masters can't get here soon enough."
Become a complete golfer: Part 5, Nutrition
Editor's note: This is the fifth installment of a six-part series with PGA Professional Rob Labritz, offering up tips on how you can become a complete golfer.
Monday, February 20, 2017
When it's OK to use your wedge on the green
The sixth hole at Riviera Country Club -- host of last week's Genesis Open -- can present a unique set of circumstances if miss your intended target with your tee shot. The par-3 hole features a pot bunker smack in the middle of its green.
Possibly the best golf blooper compilation video ever
Who doesn't love a good blooper reel? Trust me when I tell you will not find a better golf blooper compilation than the one you're about to see here:
5 shots you can hit, but shouldn't even attempt
If you were watching the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club over the weekend, you may have caught Phil Mickelson hitting a wedge off the famous par-3 sixth green. The distinctive feature of that green is a pot bunker that's right in the middle of it.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Dustin Johnson reaches World No. 1 with win at Genesis Open
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Johnson went to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.
Fred Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th Senior Title
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez at TwinEagles.
John Daly wades into water hazard with shoes on to play ball
We've all seen a scene like this on television.
Phil Mickelson pitches in for eagle from nasty, wet rough at Riviera
Phil Mickelson is a magician with a wedge. That's all there is to it.
Chubb Classic: Jimenez still on top, Couples, Sutherland right behind
The Most Interesting Man in Golf, the Most Fascinating, and the Only PGA Tour Champions Player to shoot a 59 are in position to win the Chubb Classic after Saturday's second round at The TwinEagles Club.
Phil Mickelson hits wedge off Riviera's sixth green
Remember that old, "What will Phil do next?" ad campaign from several years back?
Genesis Open: Sahith Theegala, Phil Mickelson have a Sunday at Riviera together
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Sahith Theegala's weekend at Riviera continues with Phil Mickelson as a surprise guest in his party of three.
Dustin Johnson takes 36-hole lead at rainy Riviera
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dustin Johnson left the Genesis Open in the twilight Saturday realizing he could be as little 24 hours away from reaching No. 1 in the world. He wasn't the least bit concerned, mainly because he still had 36 holes ahead of him.
Brett Rumford wins World Super 6 title, regains European Tour card
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Brett Rumford beat Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand 2 and 1 in the final round of match play Sunday to claim the first World Super 6 tournament title near where he grew up in West Australia.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Jhonattan Vegas shoots 68 to set standard at soggy Riviera
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas returned in the rain at Riviera on Saturday morning, finished with four pars for a 3-under 68 and then had to wait for the next six hours to see where that would leave him halfway through the Genesis Open.