PGA News Archive

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Callaway interim CEO seeks to regain market share, announces layoffs
Callaway Golf’s new interim CEO, Anthony Thornley, says the golf equipment maker will put some savings from planned job cuts toward boosting marketing spending and gaining back market share.
On his third heart, Compton on verge of fulfilling his PGA Tour dream
Erik Compton is among the elite on the PGA Tour this week at the AT&T National, even though he has been in a league of his own for about as long as he’s been playing golf.
Red-hot last year, defending AT&T champ Rose looks to end barren spell
Three missed cuts in a row and no top-10 finishes since March provide a stark contrast to a year ago for Justin Rose as he defends his AT&T National title this week.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Kaymer hopes to begin renewed climb to No. 1 ranking at French Open
Martin Kaymer thinks he would cope better with the demands of being world No. 1 if he can get back there. The 26-year-old German knocked Lee Westwood off the top spot in February and stayed there for eight weeks, but now finds himself back down to fourth.
Callaway names ex-Qualcomm COO Thornley as its interim CEO
Callaway Golf Company has appointed Anthony S. Thornley interim president and chief executive officer. The move announced Wednesday fills a vacancy created by the resignation of George Fellows.
Woods' niece advances to Round 2 in U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
Qualifying medalist Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, advanced to the second round of match play in the Women’s U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, beating Ashley Edwards 4 and 3 on Wednesday at Bandon Dunes’ Old Macdonald course.
Hutsell prevails at the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship
HERSHEY, Pa. - David Hutsell of Baltimore, Md., will be the first to declare that good things happen to those who wait and can learn from heartbreak. A decade ago in Sunriver, Ore., Hutsell lost a playoff for a berth in the PGA Championship.
A Lesson Learned: Putting on fast greens
Every player that I talked to all week, even prior to the start of the championship, said the same thing to me, "The course looks perfect, I hope I make some putts."
Bethpage and Liberty to be part of Barclays and FedEx Cup playoffs
 Bethpage Black is back on golf’s landscape, this time as the first FedExCup playoff event.
Local Qualifying ends with six more players earning berths at St. George's
Andy Smith overcame a substantial lack of practice and played with a set of borrowed clubs Tuesday and Wednesday to secure his place in next month's British Open at Royal St. George's, near his hometown of Kent.
Woods to pitch heat rub in Japan, his first new endorsement deal since 2009
Tiger Woods has signed a three-year deal to promote a Japanese pain reliever, his first endorsement since he was caught in a sex scandal toward the end of 2009.
Local Knowledge: 2011 AT&T National
The PGA Tour is just outside Philadelphia this week for the AT&T National at the beautiful Aronimink Golf Club. Justin Rose picked up his second career Tour win at Aronimink in 2010 and returns as the defending champion.
Veteran NBC/Golf Channel Broadcaster Mark Rolfing to appear at 2011 PGA Expo
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Veteran NBC/Golf Channel broadcaster Mark Rolfing will make a special appearance on the Show floor main stage at the 2011 PGA Expo on Tuesday, August 23, at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.
Family Golf Month encourages families to hit links in July
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Summer is a season to celebrate the family and Play Golf America encourages everyone to hit the course during Family Golf Month for a healthy and affordable way to spend quality time together.
Inaugural champ Howell Fraser 'amazed' at growth of PNC
HERSHEY, Pa.
Nearly 58 years later, golf lessons return to Hersheypark Stadium
HERSHEY, Pa.
Golf facilities nationwide encouraged to 'TEE IT FORWARD'
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.
Woods’ niece earns medal honors in U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, shot a 2-under 69 on Tuesday to finish first in stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Woodland feeling like a rookie again, but with schedule made for a star
In his second full year on the PGA Tour, Gary Woodland has reason to feel like a rookie for the rest of the season. That's not a bad thing, either. Woodland can count on as many as eight big events based on his good performance this year.
Six make it into British Open, among those missing are Campbell, Sandelin
Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell and former Ryder Cup player Jarmo Sandelin missed out on qualifying for the British Open on Tuesday. A total of 288 players were vying for a mere 12 spots in four 36-hole Local Final Qualifying tournaments staged at courses surrounding Royal St.