PGA News Archive

Thursday, July 07, 2011
Thursday notebook: Amateur thrilled to share lead, even if only temporarily
North Dakota State's Amy Anderson spends four months out of the year hitting golf balls in an indoor facility because of the cold weather. She has never really played on a mountainous course with greens as tricky as the East Course at the Broadmoor.
Late run of birdies sends Blanks to one-shot lead at John Deere Classic
His putting was miserable, he was missing cuts and every round was turning into a struggle. Kris Blanks knew he was better than that so he made a change, focusing on the part of his game that was causing the most grief. He had to do something about his putting.
Kerr shares lead as storms halt play at U.S. Women's Open in midafternoon
Instead of teeing it up when she comes back to the Broadmoor, Cristie Kerr's next shot at the U.S. Women's Open will be a blast out of the bunker on the front, right side of the seventh green. A difficult shot. It could be worse.
Westwood shares Scottish Open lead, Donald trails by two after first round
World No. 2 Lee Westwood started the Barclays Scottish Open with a 7-under-par 65 at the new Castle Stuart links on Thursday, and shares the lead with Mark Tullo of Chile, a graduate from the Challenge Tour last season who can boast a victory over Rory McIlroy at the Egyptian Open.
A Sense of Huber: For Rory and Yani, sky is the limit
For the better part of the last decade, two very different and yet similarly-talented individuals ruled the game of golf.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Club Test 2011: Cobra S3 Irons
From Golf Magazine (April 2011) Category: Game-Improvement Irons
Wednesday Notebook: Sorenstam a spectator at site of her first major win
Annika Sorenstam's return to the scene of her first win in a major hasn't sparked any thoughts of a comeback. The Hall of Famer is simply far more interested in picking up her kids than a club.
Two generations with two different points of view at U.S. Women’s Open
One is a 13-year-old, getting ready for eighth grade, spending the start of her U.S. Women’s Open week wondering if she should be asking these players for autographs or playing beside them.
Red-hot Stricker shooting for third straight John Deere Classic title
On just about any other day, Steve Stricker's 60 in the opening round of last year's John Deere Classic would have left him comfortably ahead and soaking in the adulation.
Oosthuizen happy to be playing in John Deere Classic week before Open
British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen says it "makes sense" for him to play in the United States this week, even with his title defense looming.
Five of top nine using Scottish Open to prepare for next week's British
A host of the world’s leading players will flock to the Barclays Scottish Open this week to test their links game on the recently opened Castle Stuart course in preparation for the British Open.
Mickelson will change approach on greens in quest to master links golf
Phil Mickelson is banking on a change in strategy on the greens in the next two weeks to break his tournament drought in Britain.
Westwood and Donald keen to play some links golf again in Scottish Open
The world No. 1 spot is on the line again, but there is a bigger picture for Luke Donald and Lee Westwood in the Barclays Scottish Open this week.
McIlroy might struggle to regain his focus at British Open, says McDowell
Graeme McDowell has pointed out another potential problem for Rory McIlroy when he returns to action at the British Open next week.
Lawrie looks to win Scottish Open, vows to stay out of lake if he does
Paul Lawrie has said he ranks the Barclays Scottish Open, which starts on Thursday, second only to the British Open itself on his list of must-wins.
A Quick Nine: Best military courses
Since the inception of PGA.com's, 'A Quick Nine,' feature, we've tried to make it a point to highlight beautiful areas of the country, or fantastic courses that you might not otherwise know about. That will continue.
Tseng arrives at U.S. Women's Open seeking to finish career Grand Slam
There was a time when Yani Tseng shied away from socializing on the golf course. Usually outgoing, the top-ranked Taiwanese golfer was so insecure about her broken English that she would stay away from others in her group at LPGA events, rather than even attempt a conversation.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Watson's bad week in France offers big lesson about fame, foreign tours
Bubba Watson's big adventure to Paris wasn't a complete disaster.
Player agrees to be honorary starter at Masters, joining Palmer and Nicklaus
The original “Big Three” will be together again on the first tee at Augusta National next year.
Harrington in high spirits as he makes first Scottish Open start since 1999
Padraig Harrington, who won two of his three majors while Tiger Woods was out injured in 2008, has fallen from third in the world to 57th since then. But, far from feeling down in the dumps with the British Open only two weeks away and no Woods in the field again, Harrington is excited.