PGA News Archive

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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.
St. Andrews Links Trust: Seven options
The legendary Old Course in St. Andrews is, understandably, the crown jewel on every golfer's dream list. In addition to the Old Course, there are six other excellent options on the St. Andrews Links Trust menu.
Canadian custom car builder creates 'Back to the Future' golf cart
Oct. 21, 2015 is "Back to the Future Day" -- the day Doc Brown and Marty McFly visited the Hill Valley of the future in the movie trilogy. So on this date, why not feature a golf cart designed like the famous DeLorean used as the time machine in the films?
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Tiger Woods says recovery from back surgery "tedious and long"
  MEXICO CITY (AP) – Tiger Woods has not started rehabilitation for a second back surgery he had a month ago, and he said Tuesday he would face another "tedious and long" process that suggests it might be awhile before he competes again.
Rich Beem explains decision to step aside for Ian Poulter in Hong Kong
  Rich Beem agreed Tuesday to give his spot in the UBS Hong Kong Open to a player who would otherwise have lost his European Tour membership and been ineligible to play in the Ryder Cup next year.
Short PGA Tour offseason beats the alternative of denying young players
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Poulter rushes from Florida to Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) — With no time to spare, Ian Poulter was rushing from Florida to Hong Kong on Tuesday to keep his European Tour membership, and to save his chances of being eligible to play in the Ryder Cup next year.
Morton's 'awesome' Sr. PNC experience
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- As he headed home from Raleigh early Monday night after flying back from California, Rock Creek Country Club head golf pro Rick Morton had a ready -- and understandable -- answer to how it felt to qualify for the 2016 Senior PGA Championship.
This week's pro golf events | Oct. 22-25, 2015
  PGA TOUR SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN   Site: Las Vegas. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: TPC Summerlin (7,255 yards, par 71). Purs
2015 PGA Jones Cup
  2015 PGA Jones Cup When: Nov. 3-4 Where: PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker Course), Port St.
Baltusrol's Steffen makes N.J. Hall of Fame
Add "Hall of Famer" to the long list of impressive credentials earned by longtime Baltusrol Golf Club PGA Head Professional Doug Steffen.
2015 National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship
  39th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship When: Oct. 29-Nov. 1 Where: PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker Course), Port St.
Three golf tips for seniors: Stretch, warm up and walk
Don’t try to go directly from your car to the golf cart, particularly if you’re a senior golfer. That's the opinion of PGA Professional Don Berry, who won the Minnesota Senior PGA Championship this summer and recently qualified for the 2016 Senior PGA Championship.
Ireland to host 2019 Open Championship
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Open Championship is heading across the Irish Sea for the first time in nearly 70 years, with Royal Portrush announced Tuesday as the 2019 venue for golf's oldest major championship.
Must-see: Railroad-tie bank shot doesn't go as planned
So, you walk up to the edge of a green to find yourself in a Catch 22 -- your golf ball narrowly avoided the pond, but it's resting up against a railroad tie. You could do the prudent thing and take a penalty drop for an unplayable lie.
Spieth accepts Singapore Open invitation
SINGAPORE (AP) — Organizers say PGA Tour Player of the Year Jordan Spieth will headline the Singapore Open in January when the tournament returns after a three-year absence.
Abbot to head Carolinas PGA Section
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Ron Schmid era at the Carolinas PGA Section is coming to an end with his retirement on Dec. 31, and the organization has lured Tennessee PGA Section executive director Jeff Abbot to be his replacement.
Monday, October 19, 2015
After two big misses, Emiliano Grillo makes his rookie debut a winner
  NAPA, California (AP) – The two lasting images of Emiliano Grillo in his PGA Tour rookie debut were both misses.   And then he made the one putt he could afford to miss.   "
Jordan Spieth congratulates Emiliano Grillo on winning Open
  After he won the Open in a playoff Sunday night, Emiliano Grillo naturally received a number of congratulatory messages on social media.