PGA News Archive

Friday, January 19, 2018
The LPGA held its inaugural event 68 years ago today
On January 19, 1950 -- 68 years ago today -- the LPGA held its inaugural event, the Tampa Open at Palma Ceia Golf Course.   Polly Riley, an amateur with over 100 tournament wins in her career, won the Tampa Open, which was the first of a 15-tournament sched
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Jon Rahm shoots 62, takes CareerBuilder Challenge lead
LA QUINTA, Calif. — Jon Rahm shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday in perfect conditions at La Quinta Country Club to take the first-round lead in the CareerBuilder Challenge.
Rory McIlroy returns with 3-under 69 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Rory McIlroy's patience was tested Thursday on his comeback and he needed three late birdies to register a 3-under 69 that left him three strokes behind first-round leaders Tommy Fleetwood and Hideto Tanihara at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
PGA Junior Golf Camps launches registration for nearly 120 locations across the U.S.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The PGA of America’s signature PGA Junior Golf Camps for boys and girls ages 6-17 is expanding this year to nearly 120 locations across the country – with registration now available for summer 2018 camps at
Grayson Murray playfully slides down hill, into bunker
The competition on the PGA Tour is as serious as it gets.
13-year-old golfer impresses in front of Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Tommy Fleetwood
One of the fun features of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship is its "Beat the Pro" challenge, where a fan -- during the actual tournament -- gets to hit a shot from the same spot as the pros.   In Thursday's first round, the trio of Rory McIlroy
Sam Snead won his first PGA Tour event 82 years ago today
One of golf's legends -- Slammin' Sam Snead -- earned the very first of his record 82 PGA Tour wins on January 18, 1936... 82 years ago today.   The tournament -- the West Virginia Closed Pro -- was played on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier.
Sergio Garcia shoots 66 to share clubhouse lead at Singapore Open
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Sergio Garcia opened his season with a 5-under 66 and a share of the clubhouse lead on Thursday in the first round of the weather-interrupted Singapore Open.   Playing his first tournament of the year, the Masters champion
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Darrell Kestner-Sean Quinlivan win PGA Senior-Junior Team Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE – It’s a good bet Darrell Kestner and Sean Quinlivan will be taking home more trophies together.
How to recognize golf potential in your child
One of the greatest things about golf is that you can play the game your whole life. Being able to start the game at a young age can be a big advantage. How many times have you heard adults say, “I wish I would have started at his age”.
Billy Payne, Stacy Lewis, Ernie Els to be honored by Golf Writers Association of America
Billy Payne, who retired last fall as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, has been voted the winner of the Golf Writers Association of America William D. Richardson Award for outstanding contributions to golf.
Ryan Palmer eager for 2018 after year when his wife faced cancer
HONOLULU (AP) — Ryan Palmer couldn't wait for 2018 to arrive.
Jim 'Bones' Mackay reflects on return as caddie, life on the mic
HONOLULU (AP) — All it took was one week back on the bag to remind Jim "Bones" Mackay what he always loved about being a caddie. It just wasn't enough for this to be the ultimate mic drop.
Add Power and Distance to Your Golf Swing Routine
Looking to add some power and distance in your golf swing? These drills can help build the muscles you need to hit the ball farther! And for more help with your swing just go talk to your local PGA Professional.
New PGA Golf Management University Program scholarships available
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The PGA of America has announced that it will award five new PGA Golf Management University Program scholarships for the 2018-19 academic school year through PGA WORKS.
What's the record for most birdies in a PGA Tour event?
Players on the PGA Tour can never make enough birdies.   With the caliber of play out there, pars -- with few exceptions -- just aren't going to get the job done.   That makes it incredibly fun for fans because, for th
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Mitch Lowe-Jason Schmuhl lead PGA Senior-Junior Team Championship entering final round
PORT ST. LUCIE – A year ago, it took 32 under to win the PGA Senior-Junior Team Championship.
Best birdie streaks in PGA Tour history
This week, the PGA Tour heads to La Quinta, California, for the CareerBuilder Challenge.   It's a tournament where players always take it way under par.
WATCH: Alligator, Burmese python battle on Florida golf course
You never know what you're going to see on a golf course.    At the Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek in Naples, Florida, on Friday, golfers witnessed something you probably hope to never see on the golf course: An alligator and a Burmese python eng
WATCH: Henrik Stenson rides a camel ahead of Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
HSBC-sponsored golf tournaments provide some hilarious pre-event photo opportunities.    In the past, we've seen players with swords