PGA News Archive

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Woods and Mickelson to play Torrey Pines with new goals in mind
Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines felt like the start of any other season on the PGA Tour, except when he awoke at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and realized he had plenty of time on his hands.
Monty to get 'bit of stick' over greens at Volvo Golf Champions, says Casey
Paul Casey expects to needle Colin Montgomerie quite a bit at this week’s Volvo Golf Champions, although it has nothing to do with being left out of last year’s Ryder Cup team.
Officials clarify bunker rule at Volvo Champions event before play starts
Padraig Harrington fell foul of "trial by television" last week, but fans at home are being told not to turn him in this week if they see him grounding his club in the sand.
A Quick Nine: What do you want/need the most this golf season?
If you love playing golf - and chances are if you're reading this, you do - this week is a big one. The annual PGA Merchandise Show is taking place in Orlando. It's where all the newest goodies are being introduced for the new season.
Venezuelan President Chavez claims not to be 'enemy' of golf or sport
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared on Tuesday that he is no enemy of golf despite his concerns about elite golf courses on prime urban real estate in Caracas.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Finchem asks USGA to review rule that DQ'd Villegas and Harrington
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem is asking the USGA to review the Rules of Golf after two prominent players were disqualified for rules violations that were reported after they signed their scorecards.
New year for Woods begins at Torrey Pines, but with lingering concerns
Tiger Woods can’t start a new year without being reminded of the last one. And the last one wasn’t very good.
Players Championship snubs by top Europeans don't bother Finchem
Rory McIlroy won’t be at The Players Championship this year, making his intentions known in Twitter banter with Lee Westwood, who said last week he wouldn’t be going to golf’s richest tournament, either.
Johnson goes back to Iowa home to accept award, renew acquaintances
Zach Johnson doesn’t get back to his native Iowa much, though he’s grateful for the home-state support he gets all the time on the PGA Tour.
After lengthy period away from game, Garcia glad to be back in competition
Sergio Garcia says his love of golf has been restored after long periods away from the game to clear his head last year. Garcia has been mired in a slump in which he hasn’t won since the 2008 HSBC Champions in China. His ranking has fallen from No. 2 to 80.
Robert Thompson, Bruce Smith Capture PGA Senior-Junior Team Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Texans Robert Thompson and Bruce Smith got off to a fast start Wednesday (Jan. 19)and held on to win the 53rd annual PGA Senior-Junior Team Championship Presented by Premier Golf and United Rentals at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
PGA Museum of Golf Speaker Series to debut with Dr. Gary Wiren
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Dr. Gary Wiren, a member of the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame, PGA Master Professional and a leading authority on the history of the game of golf, will be the first presenter when the PGA Museum of Golf Speaker Series is launched on Feb.
Outdoor Demo Day tees off biggest week in the business of golf
PGA/USA TODAY Golf Tips Hotline 2.0 to offer PGA Expert instruction via social media
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- PGA Professionals, recognized as the experts in golf instruction, will gather in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 27, to participate in an expanded 2011 PGA/USA TODAY Golf Tips Hotline 2.0.
Ninety-five and counting: Another milestone year for PGA of America
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. –- Celebrating its 95th year as the leader in the game and the business of golf, The PGA of America marks 2011 as another milestone in its mission to serve its 27,000-plus men and women professionals and the industry.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of Jan. 23, 2011
What equipment did Jhonattan Vegas, Martin Kaymer and John Cook use to achieve victory in last week? We check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week ending Jan. 23, 2011.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Vegas becomes hero in Venezuela for first PGA Tour victory at Bob Hope
Having become the first Venezuelan to earn a PGA Tour card, Jhonattan Vegas says it was a “dream come true” to win his first event soon after in capturing the Bob Hope Classic.
A week's worth of tweets, Jan. 17-23, 2011
Many prominent golf companies and pro tour players regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game. Here is a round-up of some of the most interesting golf-related Twitter entries from the week of Jan.
Scottish Open moves to links course at Castle Stuart from Loch Lomond
The Barclays Scottish Open will be played at Castle Stuart near Inverness on July 7-10, European Tour officials have announced. Loch Lomond has hosted the event for the last 15 years.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Cook whips up two-shot triumph in season-opening Mitsubishi Electric
It was a run that John Cook had never experienced in his long, successful career.