PGA News Archive

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Rory McIlroy can't escape postage stamp bunker
There's two things we know for certain about Royal Troon. First, you do not want to miss the green on the 8th hole. Second, it's pretty difficult to hit the green on the 8th hole.
Mercedes-Benz unveils luxury golf cart
What do you want your golf cart to be able to do?
PGA Hall of Famer Rudolph Habjan passes at 84
Rudolph "Hubby" Habjan, a PGA Hall of Famer and mainstay of Illinois golf, passed away peacefully July 5th at the age of 84. 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
British Open: Jason Day motivated by near-miss at St. Andrews
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jason Day is more motivated by failure than success, which helps explain how he reached No. 1 in the world. And it all started last year at the British Open.
British Open: Royal Troon member Colin Montgomerie welcomes world to family home
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Colin Montgomerie will set his alarm for 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, make the short trip in the dark to Royal Troon after the earliest breakfast he can remember, and prepare to welcome the golfing world to his family home.
Jordan Spieth says skipping Olympics was most difficult decision he's ever made
TROON, Scotland (AP) -- Jordan Spieth said pulling out of the Olympics was the hardest decision he's ever made, and that it likely will haunt him as he's watching golfers compete for a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro for the first time in 112 years.
British Open: Zach Johnson returned the Claret Jug, reluctantly
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Zach Johnson faced the inevitable rite that goes with being a British Open champion. After 51 weeks in possession of the claret jug, it was time to let it go Monday. "Not pleasant," he said, managing a weak smile.
Monday, July 11, 2016
"The Open Championship" or "The British Open?"
In the foreword to a book celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the oldest championship in golf, Arnold Palmer refers to the event as "The Open Championship." In his autobiography, Palmer refers to the major he won twice as the "British Open."
Jordan Spieth to skip the Olympics
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth withdrew from the Olympics on Monday, leaving golf without its top four players when the sport returns to the games for the first time since 1904.
American Brittany Lang wins U.S. Women's Open in playoff
SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- A grain of sand made the world of difference at the U.S. Women's Open and helped propel American Brittany Lang to her first major title.
Open Championship: The 7 most intriguing pairings at Royal Troon
The season's third major championship -- The Open Championship -- is upon us this week from Royal Troon in Troon, Scotland. This week will mark the ninth time that Royal Troon will hosts the game's oldest major.
John Daly putts one-handed in final round of Champions Tour event
In Sunday's final round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on the PGA Tour Champions, John Daly began putting with just his left hand... It didn't go to well. John Daly putts one-handed in final round of Champions Tour event
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Alex Noren wins 2016 Scottish Open
INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) — Alex Noren held off his pursuers in the final round Sunday to win the Scottish Open by one shot for his fifth victory on the European Tour.
Georgia Amateur Golf Championship celebrates centennial where Bobby Jones played
You can’t mention major championship golf without thinking of the annual Masters Tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., and its co-founder, Atlanta golf legend Bobby Jones.
U.S. Women's Open is Lydia Ko's to lose
SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- Over the first two days, the 71st U.S. Women's Open searched for an identity. Rounds were cuddly in the morning, prickly in the afternoon. Players ascended the leaderboard in red, descended in black.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Brooks Koepka withdraws from Open Championship with ankle injury
TROON, Scotland (AP) -- Brooks Koepka, the world's 16th-ranked player from the United States, has withdrawn from the British Open at Royal Troon next week.
22-year-old Sung Hyun Park leads at U.S. Women's Open
SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- Just when you thought the pipeline might be exhausted, South Korea delivered yet another young female golf prodigy into majors prominence Friday at the U.S. Women's Open.
A surprise proposal at U.S. Women's Open
It was already an incredible week for Kasey Petty. The 22-year-old American is a recent graduate of the University of Findlay (Ohio), and turned professional just before the U.S. Women's Open. She got to play practice rounds with Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson.
Dustin Johnson withdraws from Rio Olympics
DALLAS (AP) -- U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world's top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.
Friday, July 08, 2016
The Greenbrier to reopen July 12
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Make no mistake about it, this is a company town. And the company -- the fount of most of the town's jobs -- is The Greenbrier resort.