PGA News Archive

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Drills To Help You Drive Better
Hitting your driver well is a combination of physical skill, mental concentration and confidence. This is easier to obtain on the driving range, then move it to a non-competitive playing environment. If you struggle as you continue, here are some tips for working on your driver:
Beat Fairway Bunkers
It is one of the most dreaded shots in golf, but it doesn't have to be: The Fairway Bunker. Here is a quick five step plan to help you out when you find the sand from off the tee. Apply these suggestions and your fairway bunker shots are bound to improve:
A Line in the Sand
A bunker shot is the only shot in golf where we don't actually hit the golf ball. To improve your bunker play, use this practice drill.
Beating the Bunker Blues
In all my years of teaching I have found the Bunker Shot to be the hardest technique to teach. As golfers, we are all trying to hit the golf ball with the best possible contact during practice and play.
Making Bunker Play a Strength of Your Game
Many PGA Tour pros will tell you in their magazine and TV tips that the bunker shot is the easiest in golf. This is a pretty demoralizing statement when you are having difficulty getting the ball out of the bunker much less near the hole.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Ripple effect from Woods' troubles played role in McDowell's success
Most players say winning a major championship requires a few good breaks. For Graeme McDowell, his big break occurred when Tiger Woods was injured in his car accident last November. McDowell can’t look back on his U.S. Open victory without thinking about Tiger Woods. He was at No.
General Motors negotiating to take on title sponsorship of Doral WGC event
A business magazine is reporting that General Motors is in the final stages of a deal with the PGA Tour to put its Cadillac brand on a World Golf Championship event at Doral. Sports Business Journal cited unnamed industry sources in saying GM was close to returning to PGA Tour sponsorship.
Club Fitting
Eric Hogge discusses the proper club fit to suit your needs.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
In shocking finish, Byrd wins playoff in Las Vegas with hole-in-one
Jonathan Byrd figured there was barely enough light left to play one more hole. Turns out he only needed one more swing.
With final-round 63, Couples romps to seven-shot Administaff Classic win
Fred Couples left Corey Pavin and everybody else way behind in the Administaff Small Business Classic, shooting a 9-under 63 on Sunday for a seven-stroke victory.
Mathis rebounds to win Nationwide's Jacksonville Open by one over three
David Mathis, a 36-year-old native of Winston-Salem, N.C., carded a final-round 1-under 69 on Sunday at Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass to win the inaugural Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open by one stroke over Won Joon Lee (66), Jeff Curl (69) and Kyle Reifers (69). “I love it,” said Mathis, who p
Manassero's Castello Masters victory makes him Europe's youngest winner
Matteo Manassero became the youngest winner in European Tour history on Sunday after triumphing by four shots at the Castello Masters. The Italian, at 17 years and 188 days, breaks the previous record set by New Zealand's Danny Lee, who was 18 years and 113 days old when he won the 2008 Johnnie W
Kang wins Sime Darby Malaysia by one when Inkster bogeys final hole
Jimin Kang won the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia for her second LPGA Tour title, beating Juli Inkster by a stroke Sunday when the 50-year-old Hall of Famer bogeyed the final hole. Kang, the 30-year-old South Korean player who went to high school in Edmonds, Wash., and starred at Arizona State, made a
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Defending champ Laird bypasses Byrd to assume 54-hole lead in Las Vegas
Defending champion Martin Laird of Scotland shot a bogey-free 8-under 63 -- eagling the short par-4 15th and closing with three pars -- to take a one-stroke lead over Jonathan Byrd on Saturday in the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open. Laird, who shot a 62 on Friday
Pavin maintains lead at Administaff Classic, Wiebe moves into second
U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to maintain a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Administaff Small Business Classic. Pavin had a 10-under 134 total on The Woodlands Country Club course. Mark Wiebe (68) was second, and Fred Couples (65) was 8 under.
Mills moves out to two-shot lead at pivotal Nationwide Jacksonville Open
As last full-field event on the Nationwide Tour this season comes to a close, several of the players on top of the leaderboard at the inaugural Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open are trying to make moves on the money list for several different reasons.
Boyd ties course record, takes two- shot edge thru 54 at Castello Masters
John Parry set a new course record at the European Tour’s Castello Masters with a 9-under 63 on Saturday, only to have Gary Boyd equal it soon after and take a two-stroke lead after the third round. Boyd was at 14-under 199 Saturday in search of his first European Tour win.
Two straight 68s give Hjorth share of Sime Darby LPGA lead with Lee
Sweden’s Maria Hjorth shot her second straight 3-under 68 in steamy conditions Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with South Korea’s Jee Young Lee in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Lee followed her opening 66 with a 70 to match Hjorth at 6 under on the short Kuala Lumpur Golf and Countr
Australian Perske arrested in Japan on cocaine charge, police officials say
Australian professional golfer Wayne Perske has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of cocaine possession. The 36-year-old Perske was allegedly carrying 1.25 grams of the drug in his pocket at a bar in an area east of Tokyo on Friday night, a Japanese police official said Saturday. Perske told
Friday, October 22, 2010
Byrd takes advantage of rain-softened conditions to lead by one in Las Vegas
Jonathan Byrd shot an 8-under 63 on Friday at rain-softened TPC Summerlin to take the second-round lead at 13 under in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.