PGA News Archive

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Robert Allenby, after beating and robbery, to skip tournament
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Robert Allenby has withdrawn from the Humana Challenge while he recovers from a beating and robbery last week in Honolulu.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Greg Norman reflects on successes, failures
Greg Norman has celebrated some of the greatest victories in the game of golf, and he's suffered some of the greatest defeats. But in both cases, Norman said he learned something he could use to deal with life's ups and downs.
Bubba Watson becomes owner of baseball team
According to Bubba Watson, his father wanted him to become a professional baseball player.
Agent: Tiger Woods lost front tooth in accident with cameraman
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras -- it cost him a tooth.
David Leadbetter to PGA professionals: "Use technology wisely"
One of the themes of this year's PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit has been ways to use technology to understand the golf swing, whether through high-speed video, shot trackers, launch monitors and pressure plates that measure center of mass and center of pressure.
A masked Tiger Woods waits for Lindsey Vonn at finish line
The much-anticipated return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour is two weeks away at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Jimmy Walker cruises to his second consecutive Sony Open victory
HONOLULU (AP) — Jimmy Walker was getting coffee Sunday morning when he saw that U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer had lost a 10-shot lead with 13 holes to play in Abu Dhabi. He went back to his room and told his wife, "Winning is hard."
What's in the winners' bags for the week of January 18, 2015
What equipment did Jimmy Walker and Gary Stal use to achieve victory? We take a peek inside their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week of January 18, 2015: 
Nancy Lopez's secret weapon? Her positive attitude
"Play happy." Those are the two words LPGA legend Nancy Lopez said her dad told her when she first picked up a golf club as a young girl, and it's a mantra she maintains to this day.
Dominguez earns spot at the Masters, wins Latin American Amateur
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Matias Dominguez closed with a 1-under 71 on Sunday to win the inaugural Latin American Amateur Championship, earning a spot at Augusta National in April as the first player from Chile at the Masters in more than 50 years.
Jason Dufner's swing makeover, as explained by coach Chuck Cook
It's always interesting to hear the motivations of successful people. For some, it's glory. For others, it's financial security. For Jason Dufner, getting PGA coach of the year Chuck Cook to retool his golf swing six years ago was mainly because of football.
UC Davis coach Tom Johnson makes triumphant return to Sony Open
Tom Johnson took a break from coaching and found a measure of redemption in a return to Waialae Country Club.
Gary Stal stuns Martin Kaymer, wins Abu Dhabi Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gary Stal of France came from 10 shots back to capitalize on an improbable meltdown by Martin Kaymer and win the Abu Dhabi Championship after a frantic final round on Sunday.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Jimmy Walker uses strong putting to seize lead at Sony Open
HONOLULU (AP) — Defending champion Jimmy Walker one-putted his last 11 holes Saturday on his way to an 8-under 62, giving him a two-shot lead in the Sony Open and a chance to become the first back-to-back winner since 2004.
Robert Allenby reportedly beaten, robbed after missed cut in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Australian golfer Robert Allenby says he was robbed, beaten and dumped in a park after missing the cut in the Sony Open, leaving him with cuts and a deep scrape on his forehead.
WATCH: Golf clubs make child's Christmas
Sure, Christmas was about four weeks ago but this home video is just starting to make the rounds on the Internet. And plus, it's pretty darn cute. 
Dominguez takes lead into final round of Latin American Amateur
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Matias Dominguez of Chile birdied his last three holes Saturday for a 3-under 69, giving him a one-shot lead in the inaugural Latin American Amateur and leaving him one round away from a chance to play in the Masters.
Rickie Fowler rides a camel at the Abu Dhabi Championship
Rickie Fowler went out in style after Saturday's third round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. First, Fowler made his first eagle of the tournament on 18. Then, he decided to go for a quick ride on a camel that was off of the 18th green.   
Favorite winter golf trips
Not all of us are lucky enough to live in an area where it's possible to play golf 365 days a year. Some people need to go on vacation in order to get in a round. 
Martin Kaymer pulls away at Abu Dhabi Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Martin Kaymer turned what promised to be an exciting weekend duel with Rory McIlroy into a procession at the Abu Dhabi Championship.