PGA News Archive

Monday, December 20, 2010
A week's worth of tweets, Dec. 13-19
Many prominent golf companies and pro tour players regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment. Here is a round-up of some of the most interesting golf equipment-related Twitter entries from the week of Dec.
13 players secure berths in 2011 Masters as final rankings are issued
A total of 13 players nailed down spots in the 2011 Masters on Sunday by finishing the year in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Dozen players secure berths in 2011 Masters as final rankings are issued
A total of 12 players nailed down spots in the 2011 Masters on Sunday by finishing the year in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Els captures fifth South African Open title on bizarre final day in Durban
Ernie Els won the South African Open for the fifth time Sunday, shooting a 6-under 66 to beat Retief Goosen by one shot in a tournament shortened to 17 holes for each of the final two rounds.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Els moves two ahead of Goosen after 36 holes in South African Open
Four-time winner Ernie Els will take a two-shot lead into a marathon last day of the South African Open, where all of the country’s golf stars rose into contention on Saturday for the 100th national title.
PGA Tour Notes: Winning Nicklaus Award feels extra special to Furyk
Jim Furyk was voted PGA Tour player of the year by his colleagues, and making it even more meaningful was the image on the trophy. The official title of the honor is the “Jack Nicklaus Award.”
Golfers come together to create new event to rekindle memories of Sept. 11
A year ago on Sept. 11, the eerie timing of a friend’s death made Johan Immelman wonder if time was eroding memories of the terrorist attacks on America and how the citizens rallied behind one another the day after.
Friday, December 17, 2010
McDowell, Tseng and Langer named 2010 players of year by golf writers
Graeme McDowell, Yani Tseng and Bernhard Langer have been named 2010 Players of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America.
Goosen and Els lead big names atop South African Open after Round 1
Two-time champion Retief Goosen shot an 8-under 64 Friday for a share of the first-round lead of the 100th South African Open with Alex Cejka.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
South African Open halted by rain in very early stages of opening round
The opening round of the South African Open was rained out Thursday with only six players having completed nine holes at Durban Country Club.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Villegas' caddie Waldman decides to play on Nationwide Tour in 2011
After eight years as a caddie, and currently working for Camilo Villegas, Brett Waldman needs one himself now.
Three-time major winner Harrington meets with GBI Walker Cup team
Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington met with the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup squad this week during a two-day training session in Portmarnock, Ireland, near his hometown of Dublin.
R&A Chief Executive Dawson, PGA Tour's Votaw take on global jobs
The International Golf Federation has named Peter Dawson as its president and Ty Votaw as vice president. Both appointments are for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2011, federation officials announced Wednesday.  
Brightest stars return home for 100th playing of South African Open
Ernie Els will head a stellar home cast when the 100th edition of the South African Open begins on Thursday, with the world No. 12 admitting he is in good shape for the tournament.
A Quick Nine: What's your best 2010 memory?
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
PGA Golf Properties renews agreement With Covershots
The PGA of America has renewed an agreement with CoverShots to serve as the "Preferred Mobile Canopy Supplier of PGA Golf Properties" through 2014, continuing a long-standing, signature canopy presence at the 35-acre PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance practice, instruction,
Cutting-edge technology to highlight 12th PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit
Fashion takes center stage at the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show
Folds of Honor adds PGA of America Vice President Ted Bishop to Board of Directors
Folds of Honor Foundation CEO and founder, Major Dan Rooney, has announced that PGA Vice President Ted Bishop has joined the Foundation's Board of Directors, replacing Jim Remy who has served the past two years in his role as PGA of America President.
Murchison captures first Tournament Series victory despite bogey on second playoff hole
Bill Murchison of Canton, Ga., bogeyed the second playoff hole, Dec. 10, but it was just enough for his first victory in the PGA Tournament Series at PGA Golf Club.