PGA News Archive
Thursday, April 06, 2017
By T.J. Auclair 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.
By T.J. Auclair 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.
By T.J. Auclair 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.
By Paul Newberry AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Even in poor health, Arnold Palmer made one last trip to Augusta National.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
By Doug Ferguson 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.
By Doug Ferguson 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.
By Paul Newberry AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even in poor health, Arnold Palmer made one last trip to Augusta National.
Augusta National chairman Billy Payne praised the PGA of America and PGA Professionals across the U.S. during his pre-Masters Tournament news conference for the work put in to make the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship a success.
By Pete Iacobelli AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) — While severe weather cancelled the Masters popular Par 3 Contest for the first time in history, Bubba Watson was able to get on the course with his two children before it was shut down.
By Wayne Cavadi UPDATE: Unfortunatley, we will have to wait another year to see Sir Nick and Rahm go head-to-head.
By Dan McDonald Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate Wednesday to allow the traditional Par 3 Contest at the Masters to proceed, leaving us all disappointed.
By Paul Newberry AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — On a warm, sunny afternoon in Amen Corner, Jordan Spieth stepped up to No. 12 and stuck it right next to the flag. A year too late.
By Jim Litke AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jack Nicklaus compared his sixth and last Masters title at age 46 to catching lightning in a bottle. If Phil Mickelson has his way, he'll put an end to the myth that lightning never strikes the same place twice.
By Bill Bengtson Tuesday was prime time for thousands of golf enthusiasts in and around one of the world's most famous golf courses, as Augusta National played host to this season's only full day of Masters practice rounds, and had exceptionally friendly weather in the wake of Monday's washout.
By Kyle Dawson AUGUSTA -- Danny Willett has spent the last 12 months as a statesman of Augusta National Golf Club as the reigning Masters champion.
By Doug Ferguson AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The knock on Dustin Johnson was that he didn't have what it takes between the ears to close out a major.
By T.J. Auclair Spring is just about here, ladies and gentlemen. Sure, the calendar says spring began on March 20, but we all know it doesn't really begin until Masters week.
By T.J. Auclair High-definition television is absolutely amazing. It still, however, does no justice to the true beauty that is Augusta National.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
By Jim Litke AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jason Day spoke candidly and emotionally for 40 minutes. Very little of it was about golf — yet one more reminder that when it comes to athletes' personal lives, we're not in Kansas anymore.
By Wayne Cavadi The practice rounds from Augusta National often create as much buzz as the main event. With the Masters first day pairings and tee times set, some of golf's biggest names took to the links for some last warm-ups before Thursday. So why not have some fun while doing it?
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