PGA News Archive

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Li hopeful accidental start in golf leads to Olympics
HONOLULU (AP) — Li Haotong is no stranger to the big stage, even as a 20-year-old from China who never had any intention of playing golf.
Phil Mickelson holes out for fourth time this week
Phil Mickelson is deadly with a wedge in his hand -- this is nothing groundbreaking. In the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge on Saturday, Mickelson holed out for the fourth time this week.
Jordan Spieth just beats the horn with last tee shot in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jordan Spieth has experienced some drama on the ninth tee at the Abu Dhabi Championship this week.
Another ace for an amateur at the CareerBuilder Challenge
For the second time in as many days on the same hole, an amateur player at the CareerBuilder Challenge has made a hole-in-one. Playing the 168-yard, par-3 13th hole at PGA West's Stadium Course in Saturday's third round, amateur Jeff Ellis snagged an ace:
McIlroy, Fowler in 5-way tie for lead in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler were part of a five-way tie for the lead at the Abu Dhabi Championship after Andy Sullivan made a triple-bogey in fading light to relinquish a two-shot advantage late in a fog-affected third round on Saturd
Friday, January 22, 2016
Duffy Waldorf leads Champions Tour season-opener by 1
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- Tom Watson bettered his age Friday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, leaving him two strokes behind leader Duffy Waldorf in the PGA Tour Champions' opener.
PGA Tour: Jason Dufner leads by 1 at La Quinta midway mark
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Jason Dufner patiently worked his way around PGA West's TPC Stadium Course to take the lead Friday in the CareerBuilder Challenge.
Chesson Hadley gets in on the eaglefest at La Quinta
There are eagles to be had at La Quinta this week, and Chesson Hadley wants in on the action. After taking a double-bogey at the par-3 17th, watch Hadley earn his redemption with this approach shot on the par-4, 426-yard 18th:  
Ace alert: Nick Taylor with a hole-in-one at CareerBuilder Challenge
Nick Taylor made an eagle on the fifth hole of the TPC Stadium course Friday during the second round of the CareerBuilder Challenge. So you could assume he might suffer a little bit of a letdown stepping up to the next tee, right?
Nielsen-Rackley Use Miracle Shot To Win PGA Senior-Junior Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The one-armed, backward chip that Josh Rackley holed out from 50 feet for eagle at the 13th hole in the second round was always going to be memorable.
Amateur scores ace at CareerBuilder Challenge
A couple of times per year, the amateurs get to tee it up with the pros in an actual PGA Tour event.
Jordan Spieth hits spectator's backside with errant tee shot
On the ninth hole of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on Friday, Jordan Spieth was given a painful assist from an unsuspecting spectator on a tee shot that would have likely found the water and had the world's No. 1 player hitting "3" for his next shot.
Spieth, McIlroy drop as Sullivan leads in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and other big names slid off the leaderboard at the weather-affected Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday, leaving American amateur Bryson DeChambeau to chase clubhouse leader Andy Sullivan in the second round.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Joe Durant leads by one over three challengers at Champions opener
  KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) – Joe Durant shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.   The 51-year-old Durant had n
Phil Mickelson opens with strong round at CareerBuilder Challenge
  LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) – Phil Mickelson returned from a long layoff with a big mid-round run.
Bill Haas starts parade of long-distance eagles at CareerBuilder Challenge
  On Thursday over in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Lee Westwood carded a walk-off eagle – he canned his approach shot on his final hole.
Nielsen-Rackley duo shoots 65 for 54-hole lead at PGA Senior-Junior
Phil Mickelson hits flag, spins ball back into hole for eagle
It's nice to see Phil Mickelson doing vintage Phil Mickelson things early on in his first start of 2016.
Champions Tour's '16 season begins for elite 43 players at Hualalai
  HUALALAI, Hawaii – The Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai isn't just the beginning of the Champions Tour season.
Hole-in-one and walk-off eagle in Abu Dhabi
As if there weren't enough fireworks in Abu Dhabi this week with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler paired together for the first two rounds (and amateur Bryson Dechambeau taking the first-round lead with an impressive 64), check out what Gregory Havret and Lee Westwood did on T