PGA News Archive

Friday, April 10, 2015
Watch: Thongchai Jaidee holes out from 98 yards
Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee earned himself a pair of crystal goblets early in the second round of the Masters on Friday. Playing the par-4 third hole, Jaidee holed out his second shot from 98 yards for an eagle.
Looking back: 10-year anniversary of the famous Tiger Woods Masters chip
Where does the time go? Hard to believe, but it was 10 years ago today -- April 10, 2005 -- during the final round of the Masters that Tiger Woods hit one of his all-time highlight-reel shots.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Ernie Els tied for second after first round, optimistic about Masters
  AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Ernie Els' love-hate relationship with the Masters is trending in the right direction again.    The four-time major winner made a nice recovery from the trees to save par at No.
Rory McIlroy reasonably happy with opening 71, tries not to look ahead
  AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Rory McIlroy knows full well what he can accomplish this week at the Masters.
Tiger Woods not in vintage form at Masters, but not bad, either
Russell Henley and Bubba Watson lead UGA contingent after Day 1
  AUGUSTA – For one day at least, Bubba Watson wasn't the lead Dawg at the Masters.
2015 Masters: Top 5 surprises from Round 1
After a spectacular first day from the 79th Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, here are the five biggest surprises from Round 1:
Watch: Matt Kuchar chips in for eagle on No. 13
The par-5 13th hole at Augusta National -- the final hole on the three-hole Amen Corner loop -- is arguably the most beautiful on the course. And that's saying something, because there are so many gorgeous holes out there.
Brush with Masters legends sends Charley Hoffman to first-round 67
  AUGUSTA, Ga. – At daybreak Thursday on the Augusta National practice range, Charley Hoffman couldn't help but acknowledge the moment.   As he prepared for his 7:45 a.m.
McIlroy successfully avoids celebrity trap
Augusta, Ga. -- He became known internationally as a teen phenom, became the top-ranked player in the world, dated an internationally famous female athlete, embraced weightlifting and strung together an impressive run of major championships at a remarkably young age.
Turn back the clock: Tom Watson opens with 1-under 71
If there's one thing we've learned through the years at Augusta National, it's that it pays to have experience.
Danny Willett holes roller coaster, 64-foot putt for eagle
The greens at Augusta National are just so undulating and so fast. Take this putt you're about to see form Danny Willett on the par-5 13th for instance.
Beautiful approach sets up short eagle putt for Charley Hoffman
The great thing about the two par 5s on Augusta National's back nine -- Nos. 13 and 15 -- is they're both terrific risk/reward holes. Hit a great drive? You have a legit shot to reach the green in two. However, mishit that approach and doom beckons in the form of water.
News and notes from Day 1 at the Masters as they happen
  7:37 P.M.: Jordan Spieth was already one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour.    He showed no signs of letting up at the Masters.    There are still three rounds to go, b
Life imitates art for Erik Compton at the Masters
It's been a long, remarkable journey for 35-year-old Masters rookie Erik Compton to earn his spot at Augusta National. Compton punched his ticket to Augusta after a tie for second a year ago in the U.S. Open.
Augusta National is chief rival for players
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- When defending Masters champion Bubba Watson looks at the leaderboard today, he will see many golfers trying to rip the (green) jacket off his back. What he won't see is his chief rival.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Jordan Spieth shoots 64 for three-shot lead after Masters' first round
Rickie Fowler fine being overlooked among favorites to win the Masters
  AUGUSTA, Ga. – With his creamsicle orange outfits, it would seem hard to overlook Rickie Fowler as a challenger for the Masters.   But few are including him among the favorites this week at Augusta National.
Notebook: Brooks Koepka hurting as he prepares for Masters debut
Dustin Johnson can take leap toward greatness at Augusta National
  AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dustin Johnson has undoubtedly had a good golf career for a player who is still just 30 years old.   "Good" is how he characterized it Tuesday at Augusta National Golf Club.