PGA News Archive

Monday, October 31, 2016
Boo! Stay away from these scary match play foes
When a match play golf tournament bracket is released, competitors and fans scan the names to project potential encounters in later rounds. The masters of match play have earned a reputation that precedes them and should be avoided, if possible.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Cody Gribble wins first PGA TOUR title at Sanderson Farms
JACKSON, Miss. -- Cody Gribble won the Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR title, closing with a 7-under 65 for a four-stroke victory. The 26-year-old rookie started the day a stroke behind playing partners Chris Kirk and Luke List.
Ben Polland wins Assistant PGA Professional Championship
Port St. Lucie, Florida (October 30, 2016) – On a day where the leaderboard shuffled like the Port St. Lucie wind, one player’s name stands alone at the top: Ben Polland of Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset, New York.
Rory McIlroy pulls out of Turkish Airlines Open
SHANGHAI — Rory McIlroy pulled out of the Turkish Airlines Open next week, leaving him a long shot to capture the Race to Dubai on the European Tour.
Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Asian to win a World Golf Championship
SHANGHAI — Hideki Matsuyama waved to a cheering crowd from the top balcony of a corporate suite over the 18th green at Sheshan International, where moments earlier he finished up a thorough beating of a world-class field in the HSBC Champions.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Assistant PGA Professional Championship: Danny Lewis leads heading to final round
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Following the third round of play at the 40th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship, Danny Lewis is the leader in the clubhouse at 7-under par.
Despite layoff, Fred Couples in mix at Champions Tour event
After not hitting a shot in competition in the last eight months because of a chronic back injury, Fred Couples' goal heading into Friday's opening round of the PGA Tour Champions PowerShares QQQ Championship at Sherwood Country Club was to make it through 18 holes and be standing and
Matt Kuchar hits hole-in-one, misses out on car
LEADERBOARD: Check scores at the HSBC Championship Follow the example of Matt Kuchar and make sure you read the fine print when going for a big prize.
Hideki Matsuyama keeps 3-shot lead at HSBC Champions
SHANGHAI — Hideki Matsuyama left the highlights to everyone else Saturday at the HSBC Champions. All he cared about was keeping the lead.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Assistant PGA Professional Championship: Jack Lempke leads after 36
Port St. Lucie, Fla. – Jack Lempke (7-under) of Bent Tree Country Club leads after 36 holes at the 40th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship, which is being played at the Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Michael Jordan plans to build private golf course in Florida
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. -- A new 18-hole golf course is planned for Martin County, which already has 35 golf courses.
World speedgolf champ Jamie Young shot 72-77 in an incredible 101 minutes
KENOSHA, Wisc. -- Jamie Young wouldn't stand a chance against Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth or Rory McIlroy in a regular round of golf. If they played his game, though, he'd run circles around them.
Hideki Matsuyama leads HSBC Champions
SHANGHAI (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama arrived at the HSBC Champions as the first Japanese player in nearly two decades to reach the top 10 in the world ranking. His 19 birdies over 36 holes in biting chill and swirling wind helped explain how he got there.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Texan Barry Gibbons has played 705 rounds (and counting) of golf this year
What is it about Texans and golf records? A guy who lives in Austin part time and Connecticut the other part broke the Guinness World Record for most rounds of golf played walking in a year: 705 as of Thursday and counting.
Assistant PGA Professional Championship: Evan Wartgow leads after first round
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Watch this eye-popping trick shot
Just when we thought we were over golf tricks shots, here's Taylor Laybourne -- a golf instructor at Davis Park Golf Course in Fruit Heights, Utah -- to reel us right back in.
Fred Couples returns for Champions Tour event at Sherwood
The race for the PGA Champions Tour's Schwab Cup just got a little more interesting with the announcement that Fred Couples will compete in this week's PowerShares QQQ Championship at Sherwood Country Club.
Rickie Fowler rides Ryder Cup confidence to strong start in HSBC
SHANGHAI — Rickie Fowler dropped by PGA of America headquarters in Florida with the Ryder Cup trophy last week as a way to let the employees share in the U.S. celebration.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Rory McIlroy's caddie cashes in on FedEx Cup win
SHANGHAI (AP) — Rory McIlroy didn't have to check his bank account to know that his FedEx Cup bonus had been deposited. His caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, informed him with a text message.
Li Haotong carving path for Chinese professional golfers at WGC
SHANGHAI (AP) — In one year, Li Haotong has gone from being a contender in the HSBC Champions to a superhero. At least on the stage.