PGA News Archive

Friday, October 23, 2015
Titleist marks 15th anniversary of Pro V1 debut this week in Las Vegas
  LAS VEGAS – The PGA Tour stop in Las Vegas always brings back happy memories for Titleist, which had a game-changing moment 15 years ago.   After a year of what it called the "100 Man March" – get
Tips for Hitting out of a Fairway Divot
You hit a great shot in the fairway, but your ball landed in a fairway divot! PGA Professional Billy Ore explains that based on whether the divot is filled with sand or not can affect how you best escape this tricky lie and hit your ball cleanly.
Justin Rose leads by one in Hong Kong, Ian Poulter tied for third
  HONG KONG (AP) – Justin Rose shot a 4-under 66 to grab a one-shot lead after the second round of the UBS Hong Kong Open on Friday despite making his first bogey of the tournament on the penultimate hole.   Rose w
Eun-hee Ji one up on Lydia Ko after two rounds of Fubon Championship
  TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Eun-hee Ji took a one-stroke lead over Lydia Ko on Friday in the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, overcoming back pain and a double bogey in windy and rainy conditions.   The 29-year-old Sout
Rory McIlroy almost played college golf in USA, but changed his mind
  LAS VEGAS – Rory McIlroy was nearly a Buccaneer.   There was a time when McIlroy contemplated coming to America for college. Graeme McDowell went to Alabama-Birmingham. Colin Montgomerie went to Houston Baptist.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Hearn, Hubbard and Thompson share first-round lead in Vegas
  LAS VEGAS (AP) – David Hearn of Canada birdied his final three holes in perfect morning conditions for a 7-under 64 and a share of the lead Thursday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.   Michael Thompson
Jason Dufner gets bad break on chip headed for the hole at Shriners Open
  I know I'm kidding myself, but I like to think I'd score better if I always played in conditions as pristine as those we so often see on the PGA Tour.
Who is the PGA Tour's longest driver on a pound-for-pound basis?
  Maybe this is grounds for revoking my man card, but I wasn't familiar with until today – when the site posted a story that answered a question I had pondered.
C.B. Macdonald's Chicago mansion listed for sale at $1.975 million
  Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill., owns the distinction of being the site of the United States' oldest 18-hole golf course.
Jordan Spieth's strategy on short putts
Jordan Spieth has a unique putting style on short putts, looking at the hole rather than the ball. PGA Professional Warren Bottke explains the strategy and technique.
Chip with a Hybrid to Get Up-and-Down Lesson
Learning how to chip using a hybrid can be a valuable addition to your short game. Learn when and how best to execute this shot from PGA Professional Kim Verrecchio.
Flashback: Jonathan Byrd's walk-off ace
Five years ago this week, Jonathan Byrd provided arguably the coolest ending to a tournament you'll ever see.
Pavan and Lu lead UBS Hong Kong Open, with Poulter three behind
  HONG KONG (AP) – Andrea Pavan of Italy made four birdies on his last six holes to take a share of the lead after the first round of the UBS Hong Kong Open with a 6-under 64.   Pavan was tied with Wei-chih Lu of T
New long-drive champ Tim Burke smashes ball 394 yards
The World Long Drive Championships is a sight to behold.
World No. 1, defending co-champion Jason Day leads Franklin Templeton Shootout 2015 field
NAPLES, Fla. -- Greg Norman was the world's No. 1 golfer for 331 weeks. Now he has the current No. 1 in his Franklin Templeton Shootout, and he's made quite a challenge to him.
Eun-hee Ji leads Fubon Taiwan LPGA, Morgan Pressel two back
  TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Eun-hee Ji shot a 6-under 66 in windy conditions Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship.   The 29-year-old South Korean player birdied five of her final sev
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
College golfer hits shot off her teammate's rear end
  OK, I'm not sure where this shot fits in the pantheon of golf trick shots.
Golf equipment companies have fun with "Back to the Future Day"
  As I'm sure we all know by now, today is "Back to the Future Day." In the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II," Marty McFly (played by Micha
Sammy Schmitz raises $25,000 in three days to fund his trip to the Masters
  Remember Sammy Schmitz – the guy who recently clinched his victory in the U.S. Mid-Amateur by making a hole-in-one on a par-4 hole? By earning that title, Schmitz received a place in the 2016 Masters.   That's the good news.
2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Five players to watch
The PGA Tour is just outside Las Vegas this week for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. It's the second event of the 2015-16 PGA Tour season and there are plenty of big names teeing it up.