PGA News Archive

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
17 years ago today, Tiger Woods overcame 7-shot deficit with seven to play at Pebble Beach
If, like most of us, you're bummed out about the recent setback in the return of Tiger Woods -- back spasms that forced his withdrawal after one round in Dubai last week and have his future unclear -- allow us to take you back to a happier time in Tiger's career.
Dancing With The Stars' Tony Dovolani discusses golf's similarities to dancing
World champion dancer Tony Dovolani, one of the professional dancers featured on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, attended the 2017 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit and discussed how there are many similarities between being a successful golfer and a successful dancer.
Sam Snead remains only male to have won LPGA event
Here's something you may not have known about the PGA Tour's all-time wins (82) leader, Sam Snead: On this day -- Feb. 7 -- in 1962, Slammin' Sammy became the first and only male to win an LPGA event. Huh?
Best New Drivers for 2017 Golf Season
The best new drivers for the 2017 golf season range from new technologies, better materials, and advanced performance to help you get off the tee longer and straighter this season.
Monday, February 06, 2017
Paolozzi cards 68 to lead Women’s Stroke Play Championship; four tied in Stroke Play Championship
Karen Paolozzi of Atlanta leads the Women’s Stroke Play Championship by two shots, while four players pace the Stroke Play Championship after Monday’s opening round at PGA Golf Club.
Golf tips: Keys to coming from behind
Hideki Matsuyama is the real deal. On Sunday, the 24-year-old from Japan notched his fourth victory on the PGA Tour, outlasting Webb Simpson in a four-hole playoff at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Pro golfers react to Super Bowl 51
For three quarters on Sunday evening, it looked as though Super Bowl 51 was destined to be a snoozer. With 15 minutes left to play, the four-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots trailed the Atlanta Falcons 28-9.
Feb. 6, 1971: Alan Shepard plays golf on the moon
Talk about an out-of-this-world golf experience.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Hideki Matsuyama wins Phoenix Open in playoff
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Hideki Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the fourth hole of a playoff for the second straight year, outlasting Webb Simpson on Sunday at TPC Scottsdale.
Jack Nicklaus wishes New England Patriots 'good luck' in Super Bowl 51
Jack Nicklaus, the greatest major champion in golf history, wished the New England Patriots good luck in Super Bowl 51 via his Instagram account on Sunday. The Patriots square off against the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons later today.
Sergio Garcia goes wire-to-wire to win Dubai Classic
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Sergio Garcia shot a final-round 3-under-par 69 to win the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday after holding the tournament lead since the opening round.
PGA Professional/Mayor Mike Miller, Foxborough Chairman David Feldman ramp up pre-Super Bowl fever with inter-community wager
By late Sunday evening, either PGA Professional Mike Miller or David Feldman will be planning for a photo that each had hoped would never take place in front of their constituents.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Byeong Hun An takes lead at Phoenix Open in front of record crowd
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Byeong Hun An took a one-stroke lead Saturday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in front of a golf-record crowd of 204,906.
Critical fan gets beaned by bunker shot
Anyone who doesn't believe in the "golf gods" need only to ask Phil Mickelson.
Sergio Garcia on top after 3rd round of Dubai Classic
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Sergio Garcia made a birdie putt from six feet in darkness on Saturday to take a three-shot lead into the final day of the Dubai Desert Classic.
Could Jason Day play on Tour left-handed?
Jason Day is the No. 1 player in the world. He's also right-handed. But how good could he really be left-handed? Surely he would struggle to hit a driver while facing the opposite way, right?
Friday, February 03, 2017
Ian Poulter shanks tee shot on Par 3
This looks all too familiar. Friday, at the Dubai Desert Classic, Ian Poulter lined up for his tee shot on the par-3 seventh, a straight shot over a water hazard, and did this:
Tiger Woods withdraws from Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tiger Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday with back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 a day earlier, marking another frustrating start to his return to golf from a lengthy injury layoff.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Rich Berberian Jr.-Rob Corcoran hold on to win inaugural PGA Four-Ball Stableford Team Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2017) -- After sleeping on the lead for three nights and fighting off repeated challenges, Rich Berberian Jr. and Rob Corcoran had one last task Thursday.
Become a complete golfer: Part 3, Game maintenance
Editor's note: This is the third installment of a six-week, six-part series with PGA Professional Rob Labritz, offering up tips on how you can become a complete golfer.