PGA News Archive

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thomas Bjorn has Strong Start at Open Championship
Thomas Bjorn was not quite the last man into the 140th Open Championship. Ricky Barnes made it in on Thursday afternoon, while Bjorn had all of two days to prepare after finding out on Monday evening that Vijay Singh had been forced to withdraw.
David Downing Named Director of Grounds and Golf Course Maintenance for PGA Village
David S. Downing II, past president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and a veteran of more than 20 years in facility management, has been named Director of Grounds and Golf Course Maintenance for PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Defending Champion Cassy Isagawa Returns to Sycamore Hills Golf Club
It wasn't easy, but Cassy Isagawa got it done. The recent high school graduate, who hails from Wailuku, Hawaii, defeated Ginger Howard of Bradenton, Fla., on the third playoff hole to capture the 2010 girls' division title in thrilling fashion.
Thousands of Juniors Attend the Colorado PGA Sports Academy at 2011 U.S. Women's Open
Something unique took place for juniors during the 2011 U.S. Women's Open at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Top Players Commit to 93rd PGA Championship
The field for the 93rd PGA Championship is more than two-thirds filled with 111 players from 19 countries, including 29 major champions, having submitted entry forms to compete Aug. 9-15, at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
A Look at 1947 PGA Champion Jim Ferrier
For the first time in a decade, the Championship finals didn't have a Hogan, Nelson or Snead on the roster. The lack of a legend didn't deter 7,000 spectators from the gate, which presented a problem for Jim Ferrier, a native of Sydney, Australia.
Past Captains Highlight Ryder Cup Junior Academy
A group of 43 juniors were given a once-in-a-lifetime Captains' Clinic Wednesday morning from some of the legends of the game, including past U.S.
Windy test awaits world's best at Open Championship
SANDWICH, England (AP) -- Steve Stricker can appreciate better than most how the Open Championship is unlike any other major.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Club Test 2011: TaylorMade Rescue 11 and Rescue 11 TP Hybrids
From Golf Magazine (May 2011) Category: Game-Improvement Hybrids We tested: 16°, 18° with Aldila RIP 65 graphite shaft
Young players see big opportunity to break through at Viking Classic
The Viking Classic field doesn't often have a lot of easily recognizable names. For golfers like Alex Rocha, that's not a bad thing at all.
Bishop's Corner: Assessing the field
The PGA team got up early yesterday and met for breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Joining us in the hotel dining room were three of the players we've seen quite a bit already this week - Camilo Villegas, Matt Kuchar and Paul Casey.
A Quick Nine: Who will win the Open Championship?
One of the best week's of the year on the golf schedule is upon us -- Open Championship week. This week, the world's oldest major returns to Sandwich, England, at Royal St. George's. The last time the Open was played at Royal St.
Woods’ story translated into comic book of unauthorized biography
Tiger Woods is the latest celebrity and athlete to get his own unauthorized biography in a comic book.
Golf Foundation honors Els for his work in aiding growth of junior golf
Former British Open champion Ernie Els received a special award on Tuesday at the British Open to mark his contribution to developing talent.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Corporate Catalyst for Growing the Game
Get Golf Ready can be more than a program, it can be a movement. And when circumstances allow, and a small suggestion blossoms into a big idea, the power of golf comes to life in a very effective and very compelling way.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of July 10, 2011
What clubs did Steve Stricker and last week's other winners use to achieve victory? We take a peek in their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week of July 10:
Bishop's Corner: Golf as it was meant to be
Some players who make the field in the Open Championship do so by their world ranking, last year's finish in this tournament or a few various other exemptions - but most play their way into the British Open through local or national qualifiers at various courses around the United Kingdom.
Monday, July 11, 2011
A week's worth of tweets, July 4-10, 2011
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
Donald stretches lead over Westwood to more than a point in world ranking
Luke Donald stretched his lead over No. 2-ranked Lee Westwood in this week’s edition of the Official World Golf Ranking, to the point that Westwood now needs no worse than a runner-up finish at the British Open to stand any chance of regaining the world No. 1 spot.
South Korea's Ryu wins playoff, captures U.S. Women's Open
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- As she stood on the 18th green drenched in champagne, holding a trophy and wearing a mile-wide smile, there was no doubt about it: So Yeon Ryu is the brightest star on a South Korean golf roster that has more than its