PGA News Archive

Monday, May 23, 2011
A week's worth of tweets, May 16-22, 2011
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
European stars turn out for 'Ole Seve' pro-am to benefit brain cancer work
Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal, Paul Casey and Justin Rose were among the stars who took part in the "Ole Seve" pro-am at Wentworth on Monday to raise funds for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
Woods drops to 12th in world ranking, out of top 10 for first time in 14 years
Tiger Woods has fallen to 12th in the world rankings, dropping out of the top 10 for the first time in 14 years.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
A Lesson Learned: The key to good scores
During the first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club, in Ft. Worth, Texas, Rickie Fowler, 2008 recipient of the Ben Hogan award and 2009 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, fired a scorching 29 on the front nine! He had his putter hot!
Mulroy gets BMW Charity Pro-Am victory when Kang misses short putt
Nobody was more surprised than Garth Mulroy when South Korea’s Sunghoon Kang missed a short par putt on the first extra hole Sunday to hand Mulroy the title at Nationwide Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am, his first victory in more than two years.
Ishikawa finishes strong, among seven to secure their U.S. Open spots
Ryo Ishikawa is among seven players who no longer have to qualify for the U.S. Open.
Pettersen wins Sybase Match Play, edging Kerr for first title in 20 months
A split second after her 15-foot birdie putt curled left and disappeared into the hole on No. 18, Suzann Pettersen thrust both hands skyward in celebration and seemed to exhale in relief. The victory drought was over.
Toms' comeback at Colonial gets 13th career win, erases Players memory
David Toms was beginning to wonder if he could ever win again on the PGA Tour. Now he has the most satisfying victory of all.
PGA Tour Notes: Youth movement coming in language as well as talent
Matteo Manassero already has won twice on the European Tour, cracked the top 50 in the world and is playing a full schedule in the major championships this year. By now, it's understood that he's only 18 and still doesn't have a driver's license.
Hoey wins Madeira Islands Open by two for his second European Tour title
Michael Hoey claimed his second European Tour title Sunday with a two-stroke victory at the Madeira Islands Open.
Poulter beats Donald in Volvo World Match Play, keeps Donald at No. 2
Ian Poulter denied Luke Donald a coveted place at the top of the world rankings on Sunday, beating his fellow Englishman 2 and 1 in a scrappy final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship to claim his first title of 2011.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Hampshire regains lead by one at Nationwide BMW Charity Pro-Am
Although he’s playing in only his eighth Nationwide Tour event this week, Travis Hampshire is a quick learner who knows the value of patience.
Kerr, Stanford, Pettersen and Choi make it to Sybase Match Play semis
Angela Stanford seemingly isn't going to settle for second place in the Sybase Match Play Championship this year.
Toms blows seven-shot Colonial lead as Wi charges up and takes over
Charlie Wi began the third round at Colonial just hoping to cut into playing partner David Toms' big lead. Wi certainly never expected to be leading the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the end of the day.
Hoey moves into share of third-round lead with Elson at Madeira Open
Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to move himself into a share of the lead after the third round of the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open.
No. 2 Donald to face No. 3 Kaymer in semifinal at Volvo World Match Play
Luke Donald will meet Martin Kaymer in the semifinals of the Volvo World Match Play Championship Sunday morning, with the No. 1 spot firmly in their sights following the elimination of top-ranked Lee Westwood on Saturday.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Toms continues to romp at Colonial, even as storm interrupts second round
David Toms has gone from a disappointing playoff loss to matching the PGA Tour scoring record for the first 36 holes of a tournament. Toms shot his second straight 8-under 62 at Colonial on Friday to open a seven-stroke lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Seven of top 10 seeds advance to Day 3 at Sybase Match Play Championship
A practice round earlier this week to prepare the American women for the Solheim Cup seemingly is paying dividends in the Sybase Match Play Championships.
Owen ties Hampshire for halfway lead in Nationwide BMW Pro-Am
Hoosier Travis Hampshire followed up Thursday’s sizzling round of 60 with a 3-under-par 68 Friday while Englishman Greg Owen fired a 63 to catch the first-round leader at the halfway mark of the BWM Charity Pro-Am on the Nationwide Tour.
Thornton has edge after 36 holes over Delamontagne at Madeira Islands
Ireland's Simon Thornton shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open. Thornton heads the leaderboard on 7 under as a result, one shot clear of Frenchman Francois Delemontagne at Porto Santo Golfe.