PGA News Archive

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Notebook: European rookie of year is American for second straight year
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Americans have cornered the market when it comes to rookie of the year on the European Tour.   The tour announced Tuesday that Brooks Koepka won the Sir Henry Cotton award as Europe's top rookie.
Rory McIlroy and baby kangaroo go sightseeing in Australia
Last week, we saw Rory McIlroy lift a ridiculous amount of weight as he officially captured the European Tour's money title in Dubai.
McIlroy hopes to join some select company with Australian Open repeat
SYDNEY, Australia -- Rory McIlroy is looking to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as the only non-Australian players to have won back-to-back Australian Open titles when the world No. 1 tees off on Thursday.
Golf events schedule for November 27-30, 2014
Here's a look at the tournaments on tap this week: PGA Tour: Off this week Next event: Hyundai Tournament of Champions Jan. 9-12, 2015, at Kapalua Resort in Kapalua, Hawaii 
White House honors Charlie Sifford Medal of Freedom
The White House honors Charlie Sifford with Medal of Freedom for his courageous and successful career in the game of golf and paving the way for future generations.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Charlie Sifford receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
WASHINGTON –- Dr. Charles L. “Charlie” Sifford, a former caddie who cleared a forest of obstacles a half-century earlier to carve his rightful place in golf, had the best seat in the East Room of the White House Monday afternoon.
Become a Golfer with Get Golf Ready
If you are thinking about becoming a golfer, or at least just trying out the game, there is no better way than Get Golf Ready. The program makes learning golf fun, easy and affordable. Grab a friend and find a location that’s convenient for you – near work or home.
Play Golf Year Round
When you live in the Sunbelt, like here in Southern California, you are blessed with the opportunity play golf 365 days a year. For the most part, it’s a wonderful thing, eliciting envy from our friends trapped in colder weather.
VIDEO: Bryan Brothers trick shots Thanksgiving family edition
We can always count on Wesley and George Bryan (the Bryan Bros.) for a great golf trick shot video. This week's effort is a fun one. With Thanksgiving just three days away, the Bryan's decided to put together a special family edition, featuring mom, dad and sister, "M.C."
Charlie Sifford: 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
Charlie Sifford, 92, for his lifelong dedication to growing the game of golf, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24 at the White House, the nation's highest civilian honor.
PGA of America 2014 National Awards Class
The PGA of America awarded its highest honors this past week, including naming Ray Cutright the 2014 PGA Professional of the Year. Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen was also named the PGA Teacher of the Year. Congrats to all, and more help with your golf game, go find your local PGA Professional.
Four tips for hitting it clean from a tight hardpan lie
Cooler temperatures aren't the only thing golfers face during the winter months. Grass goes dormant in most locales, which means there's less material between the ball and ground. That results in a lot of tight lies, and if it's been a dry winter, hardpan as well.
WATCH: Justin Rose's great escape sets up world-class birdie
The NFL saw one of its greatest catches ever Sunday night when New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham laid out for an unbelievable one-handed touchdown snag.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Tommy Armour III rallies for playoff win in Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Tommy Armour III made a 4-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole for a one-shot victory over Lee Janzen at the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.
Ko wins CME Group Tour Championship playoff, scores $1.5 million payoff
NAPLES, Fla. -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko ended her rookie year on the LPGA Tour with the biggest payoff in women's golf.
Stacy Lewis misses out on $1 million but sweeps three biggest LPGA awards
NAPLES, Fla. -- Stacy Lewis became the first American in 21 years to sweep the three biggest awards on the LPGA Tour, which she considered more valuable than a $1 million bonus.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of November 23, 2014
What equipment did Henrik Stenson and Lydia Ko 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 November 23, 2014:
Watch: Rory McIlroy's ricochet shot at Dubai
For the rest of us, this is just a matter of luck. But for the world's No. 1 player, it's quite posssible Rory McIlroy meant for this to happen.
Henrik Stenson defends DP World Tour Championship with final-round 70
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Henrik Stenson birdied the last two holes Sunday to successfully defend his DP World Tour Championship title at the European Tour's season-ending event.
Hideki Matsuyama beats Hiroshi Iwata in playoff to win Dunlop Phoenix
MIYAZAKI, Japan -- Hideki Matsuyama of Japan beat compatriot Hiroshi Iwata in the first playoff hole to win the Dunlop Phoenix on Sunday.