PGA News Archive

Saturday, July 03, 2010
Woods getting more length with new Nike ball with harder cover, less spin
Tiger Woods has switched to a Nike golf ball that has a slightly harder cover and spins less than his previous model, which might explain why he has been hitting his tee shots farther than he has all year. Woods says his swing has something to do with it, too.
Rose builds another big lead at AT&T National, as Woods again languishes
Justin Rose asked himself some tough, honest questions last week after he blew a three-shot lead in the final round.
Hole-in-one keeps Choi one ahead at Jamie Farr as Kim charges to second
It doesn't sound as if Christina Kim intends to play it safe in the final round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. "I'm out for blood -- but not necessarily anybody's blood -- other than the golf course's," she said Saturday after erasing all but one shot of a five-stroke deficit to leader
Cook leads Montreal Championship by one stroke after second straight 66
John Cook shot his second straight 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Russ Cochran in the inaugural Montreal Championship on Saturday. The 52-year-old Cook, a four-time winner on the Champions Tour after winning 11 times on the PGA Tour, eagled the par-5 seventh hole and had four birdies i
Canizares coughs up his French Open lead to Kaymer on final three holes
Spaniard Alejandro Canizares went into the water twice on the last three holes Saturday to toss away a three-stroke lead at the Alstom French Open. One of the most dramatic finishing stretches in European golf -- which could be the venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup -- claimed yet another victim and le
Friday, July 02, 2010
AT&T National Notebook: Pernice gets payback just in time to make the cut
Tom Pernice Jr. was right on the cut line of 3 over at the AT&T National.
Confident Choi boosts lead to two at halfway point of Jamie Farr Classic
Na Yeon Choi is looking forward to the weekend. So is Paula Creamer, but for an entirely different reason. Choi followed an opening 7-under 64 with a 67 on Friday in the second round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic to forge a two-stroke lead.
Rose right back in hunt, leads AT&T National while Woods struggles again
Justin Rose was happy to be leading the AT&T National, especially because it was only five days ago that he threw away a chance to win with a surprising meltdown in the final round. Tiger Woods?
Wargo, age 67, shares Montreal lead with Cochran after both shoot 65s
Tom Wargo shot a 7-under 65 -- the first time he has bettered his age in Champions Tour play -- for a share of the first-round lead Friday in the inaugural Montreal Championship. The 67-year-old Wargo, the former PGA Club Professional from Centralia, Ill., who won the last of his four Champions T
Defending champ Kaymer up into second behind Canizares in France
Martin Kaymer is in with a chance of a second successive title at the Alstom French Open.
Nike Golf introduces its lightest-weight performance golf shoe yet
Nike Golf has introduced the lightest performance golf shoe to date with the Nike Air Zoom Vapor, which weighs just 13.8 oz.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
AT&T National Notes: O'Hair's back pain could ruin his 'home game'
Sean O'Hair's balky back might spoil his homecoming. O'Hair was bothered by a sore back Thursday in the opening round of the AT&T National after he hurt it last week while working out. O'Hair said he was "a little surprised" he was able to play after shooting a 1-over 71 and planned to skip pr
A Lesson Learned: Mickelson's mastery of the pinestraw nets him third green jacket
The shot of the week in this year's Masters (shot of the decades?) was from champion Phil Mickelson; an artful threading of a 6 iron between two trees and over Rae's Creek on the par 5, 13th hole.
Choi leads Jamie Farr Classic by one, with recovering Creamer seven back
Na Yeon Choi took a step toward forgetting what happened a week ago. After missing an LPGA Tour cut for the first time in more than two years, Choi changed putters to shoot a 7-under 64 and take a one-shot lead in Thursday's opening round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. "After that, I
Short game woes put Woods seven shots behind leaders at AT&T National
Arjun Atwal of India ran off three straight birdies early in his round at the AT&T National and wound up in a four-way tie for the lead with a 4-under 66 on a gorgeous Thursday in the Philadelphia suburbs. Tiger Woods let a decent round get away from him, throwing away five shots over the last fi
Levi relishes playing golf again as he continues return from heart attack
Two decades after his heyday and a double-bypass later, Wayne Levi is relishing every moment. "After not playing well for so long, it sure feels good," he said after finishing tied for third at last week's Dick's Sporting Goods Open, two shots behind winner Loren Roberts. It was Levi's best fi
Van de Velde surprises even himself with his stellar start to French Open
Just when people were starting to wonder whatever happened to Jean Van de Velde, the man himself has popped up in Paris on Thursday with a sparkling round. Eleven years on from the week -- indeed the hole -- that wrote him into golf history, the 44-year-old began the Alstom French Open, just his
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
AT&T National Notebook: Finchem says loss of PGA Tour events unlikely
Even as the economy continues to lag and the PGA Tour is looking for a half-dozen title sponsors, Commissioner Tim Finchem doesn’t envision a smaller schedule in the next few years. Over the last two years, the tour has either renewed contracts or found new title sponsors for 12 tournaments.
Kerr's fellow Americans celebrate her rise to top at LPGA Jamie Farr Classic
Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel each vowed they would be the top ranked player in the world, something no American had ever done -- until now. Cristie Kerr beat Creamer and Pressel to the top, but both are proud that an American is atop the world rankings. “There’s been a lot of talk on our t
Woods interviewed by federal officials in case against accused doctor Galea
Tiger Woods has been interviewed by federal authorities investigating a Canadian doctor accused of distributing human growth hormone, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation of Dr.