PGA News Archive

Sunday, July 10, 2011
A Lesson Learned: Be aggressive and play the miss in fairway bunkers
Steve Stricker wins the John Deere Classic. This is not a repeat from last year. Or the year before. Congratulations to Stricker for his third straight title - and what a way to do it, back-to-back birdies on the final two holes to storm back and win!
Seo on verge of victory as Women's Open heads for Monday finish
Hee Kyung Seo has a chance to carve her own special place in history. Not simply as a U.S. Women's Open winner -- but as a U.S. Women's Open winner who won it without hitting a single shot on the final day.
Sluman rallies to win First Tee Open for third time in last four years
Jeff Sluman dropped four strokes behind Jay Haas early in the final round of the Nature Valley First Tee Open on Sunday and figured he was playing for second place at best.
Seo of Korea leads in final round as storms stop Women’s Open yet again
With an eye trained for fashion and a swing built for winning, South Korean Hee Kyung Seo is known back home as the "Supermodel of the Fairways."
Stricker wins Deere Classic for third straight year in dramatic fashion
Steve Stricker's third straight victory in the John Deere Classic certainly was the most challenging -- and by far the most dramatic. With nine holes to play, Stricker led by five strokes. With two holes left, he was two shots down.
Don't anoint McIlroy as golf's next superstar just yet, Nicklaus warns
Jack Nicklaus believes it’s too early to label Rory McIlroy golf’s next superstar. The column inches have stacked up for the 22-year-old McIlroy since he cruised to his first major title by winning the U.S. Open at Congressional by eight shots last month.
Donald rockets to four-shot victory at Scottish Open, keeps No. 1 ranking
Luke Donald enjoyed the perfect warmup for next week’s British Open with a 9-under 63 to win the Barclays Scottish Open by four strokes, his first victory since becoming the world No. 1 in May.
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Haas rolls to two-shot lead over three players after 36 at First Tee Open
Jay Haas had seven birdies on Saturday to take the second-round lead at the Nature Valley First Tee Open, but it was a save on the par-3 12th that made the difference.
M. Miyazato leads by one as Women's Open again suspended by storms
For months now, the battered country of Japan has been looking for a lift. By using her blossoming golf game as a tool for charity, 21-year-old Mika Miyazato could turn the U.S. Women's Open into the feel-good story her country seeks -- and back it with some cold, hard cash.
Saturday Notebook: Long putt on No. 18 keeps Wie from missing cut
To make the cut at the U.S. Women's Open on Saturday, all Michelle Wie had to do was roll in a twisting 35-foot putt in front of a packed grandstand overlooking the 18th green. No problem. As for the big-picture issue: Cashing in on her potential.
Stricker owns two-shot lead in Deere Classic, one day away from threepeat
Steve Stricker stood in the bunker left of the first fairway, eyed his ball in the rough on the edge of the trap, then looked at the flag 122 yards away. If it felt like he'd been in that position before, well, that's because he had.
PGA Tour Notebook: Furyk without answers as he's mired in big slump
Once the model of consistency even when he wasn't winning as much as he thought he should, Jim Furyk is now in the midst of his worst slump in 16 years.
No play at Scottish Open on Saturday, rain reduces event to 54 holes
The Barclays Scottish Open was reduced to a three-round event after torrential rain overnight and throughout Saturday flooded the Castle Stuart links course at Inverness, wiping out the entire third day’s play.
Kim grabs U.S. Women's Open lead as Lewis falters late on Day 2
Korea’s I.K. Kim held a two-shot lead in the U.S. Women’s Open when second-round play was suspended by darkness after a marathon day on Friday.
Friday, July 08, 2011
Cochran shoots 65 to lead First Tee Open in return from wrist injury
Russ Cochran made six consecutive birdies and shot a 7 under 65 to take the first-round lead at the Nature Valley First Tee Open on Friday.
Lewis leads in second round as U.S. Women's Open halted by darkness
Around the time Stacy Lewis was getting ready for her second round of the day at the Broadmoor, a brown bear shimmied up a tree, wrapped himself around a big branch and settled in for a snooze.
Reavie shoots 62 to lead John Deere Classic by two shots over Stricker
For Chez Reavie, the mental aspect of overcoming knee surgery was tougher than the physical work of rehabilitation. He didn't get comfortable on the golf course again until he stopped thinking about his rebuilt right knee.
Friday Notebook: Pepperdine star Kang holds her own in featured group
The amateur who plays for Pepperdine University was supposed to be the tagalong in a group that featured Yani Tseng, world's No. 1 player, and defending champion Paula Creamer.
McDowell among three co-leaders as storms halt Round 2 at Scottish Open
Storms and heavy rain brought an early end to the second day’s play at the Barclays Scottish Open on Friday, with former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell in a three-way share of the lead.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Thursday notebook: Amateur thrilled to share lead, even if only temporarily
North Dakota State's Amy Anderson spends four months out of the year hitting golf balls in an indoor facility because of the cold weather. She has never really played on a mountainous course with greens as tricky as the East Course at the Broadmoor.