PGA News Archive

Sunday, September 12, 2010
Cochran edges Funk in playoff to win Champions Tour's debut in Korea
Russ Cochran won the Posco E&C Songdo Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory after making a birdie on the opening hole of a playoff with Fred Funk in the 50-and-over circuit’s first event in Asia. The 51-year-old left-hander finished at 12-under 204 on the Jack Nicklaus Golf
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Iles passes Putnam to grab one-shot lead through 54 at Utah Championship
New Zealand’s Bradley Iles rode a hot putter to four closing birdies and an 8-under 63 Saturday that gave him sole possession of the 54-hole lead at the Nationwide Tour’s Utah Championship.
First-nine 28 propels Wie ahead by three after 36 holes at NW Arkansas
It's a story line the LPGA Tour has to love. Michelle Wie, the 20-year-old former prodigy finally playing to her potential, versus Juli Inkster, the 50-year-old Hall of Famer hoping to become the oldest player to win on the tour.
Moore, almost mistake-free, takes one-shot lead at BMW Championship
Ryan Moore has never had a better chance to accomplish so much. With a 5-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead in the BMW Championship, he is in great shape to reach the Tour Championship for the first time.
PGA Champion Kaymer takes lead at KLM Open with back-nine charge
PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer birdied the last two holes on Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the KLM Open on the European Tour. Golf's newest major champion sank a 10-foot putt at the 17th and then hit a marvelous recovery from sand on the par-5 last for a 66 and 1
Funk's five-birdie 67 gives him sole possession of lead in rainy Korea
Fred Funk shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to take the lead at the rain-soaked Posco E&C Songdo Championship, the Champions Tour’s first event in Asia. Funk sank a 12-foot putt on the par-5 18th hole for his fifth birdie of the day and stands at 8-under 136. Tom Pernice, Jr., Russ Cochran and John C
Friday, September 10, 2010
Putnam leads Utah Championship at halfway after second straight 66
Michael Putnam fired his second straight 66 Friday and moved into the lead at the halfway point of the Nationwide Tour’s Utah Championship. Putnam is at 10-under 132 through 36 holes and one better than Cliff Kresge (67).
Pressel leads by one in NW Arkansas Championship, with Wie two off pace
On her way to the lead Friday in the P&G NW Arkansas Championship, Morgan Pressel enjoyed chatting with an unusual playing partner. Pressel and Juli Inkster played alongside 17-year-old Daniel Watkins from The First Tee program.
Renovated Cog Hill takes a beating from frustrated players at BMW
Cog Hill is taking a beating this week. The longtime home of the Western Open was renovated by Rees Jones ahead of last year's BMW Championship, and players aren't happy with the changes.
BMW Notebook: Co-leader Wi strong in defense of 'Stack & Tilt' teachers
Charlie Wi said he wouldn't be on the PGA Tour -- and certainly not tied for the lead at the BMW Championship -- if not for his coaches, Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett.
Kuchar holds it together at Cog Hill, keeps share of lead despite illness
Matt Kuchar was feeling terrible and playing even worse. He managed to hold himself together long enough Friday to salvage a 1-over 72 and share the lead with Charlie Wi in the BMW Championship.
Inkster moves on, though she's still miffed over her DQ three weeks ago
Nearly three weeks after her strange disqualification from a tournament in Oregon, Juli Inkster is still a bit vexed. That doesn't seem to be affecting her play, though. She shot a 2-under 69 Friday in the first round of the P&G Northwest Arkansas Championship.
U.S. Ryder Cup team to sport retro- inspired, vintage look at Celtic Manor
On Tuesday, Sept. 7, U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin unveiled his four Captain's picks to complete the 2010 Team. On Wednesday, Sept. 8, Pavin and his wife Lisa unveiled what the team of 12 would be wearing during their week at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales from Sept. 27–Oct.
Woods struggles again at BMW, now seems long shot to make it to finale
Tiger Woods is stuck between old and new, and it might cost him a spot at the FedExCup finale. Woods is overhauling his swing, a process that can be downright ugly -- even for the world's No. 1 player.
Ex-British Open champion Hamilton charges into contention at KLM Open
Todd Hamilton's decision to join the European Tour could bring him his first victory since the 2004 British Open this weekend.
Funk among three to share top spot in Champions Tour's debut in Korea
Fred Funk, Michael Allen and Jay Don Blake shared the lead Friday after the rain-delayed opening round of the Posco E&C Songdo Championship, the Champions Tour’s first tournament in Asia. All three Americans shot 3-under 69s after the start of the tournament was delayed by 1 hour, 39 minutes due
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Seeking third win of 2010, Kirk leads Nationwide Tour Utah Championship
Chris Kirk, sparked by a hole-in-one, shot a 6-under 65 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Nationwide Tour’s Utah Championship.
BMW Notebook: Poulter rebounds strong after opening double bogey
Ian Poulter put the long walk between the 10th green and the 11th tee at the BMW Championship to good use. Poulter, who needs a strong performance this week to advance to the Tour Championship, opened with a double bogey on 10 on Thursday.
Wie eyes her second straight victory, and first in U.S., in NW Arkansas
With a pair of wins in the last 11 months, Michelle Wie is finally turning potential into success. This week, the big-hitting former prodigy will try for her second straight LPGA Tour victory, part of a loaded field at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship.
Kuchar leads BMW Championship by one, Woods and Mickelson in pack
Already having his best season, Matt Kuchar got off to his best start of the year Thursday in the BMW Championship. A mystery season for Tiger Woods took another unexpected turn.