PGA News Archive

Thursday, June 09, 2011
Mathis ties career-best score, grabs first-round lead at St. Jude Classic
David Mathis is leading a PGA Tour event for the first time, and pressure is not one of his concerns. His focus is on three more days of golf.
Funk's game and spirit rejuvenated after qualifying for U.S. Open
Fred Funk hasn’t been happy with his golf game over the last seven months, and even considered dropping off the pro tour until he straightened things out.
Playing in same pairing, Rock and Wood share BMW Italian Open lead
Englishmen Robert Rock and Chris Wood, playing in the same group, lead the way at the BMW Italian Open after 8-under-par opening rounds on Thursday, giving them both hope of a first European Tour title.
Local Knowledge: 2011 FedEx St. Jude Classic
Making final preparations for the U.S. Open, the PGA Tour pays a visit to Memphis this week for the St. Jude FedEx Classic. In the past, tournaments held the week prior to a major were low on star-power.
Kerr eager to defend her State Farm Classic title after two near-misses
Defending champion Christie Kerr, reigning Player of the Year Yani Tseng and last week's winner Brittany Lincicome headline a loaded field at what is shaping up to be the final LPGA State Farm Classic.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Westwood happily back to defend his FedEx Classic title, prep for Open
Lee Westwood enjoys defending titles. So with the FedEx St. Jude Classic scheduled just before the U.S. Open, returning to the TPC Southwind course was a pretty easy decision.
Wadkins and Johnson highlight first edition of Ryder Cup Junior Academy
Twenty-seven students from as far away as Hawaii received a special treat Wednesday morning during the inaugural Ryder Cup Junior Academy at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance.
Harrington hopes to stop slide down rankings with solid play at St. Jude
Tiger Woods isn’t the only top golfer who has been battling a knee issue lately. But while Woods is out of next week's U.S. Open, Padraig Harrington feels ready to return to action at the FedEx St. Jude Classic this week -- and no doubt he will be hoping history repeats itself.
Golf needs Woods, says McDowell as he prepares for U.S. Open defense
Defending U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell calls Tiger Woods’ decision to sit out Congressional and continue to heal as "a massive blow" to the game.
Manassero back at Italian Open, where amazing first year as pro began
Teenager Matteo Manassero returns this week to the course where he struck his first shot as a professional, still pinching himself about how much he has achieved in the 13 months since.
A Quick Nine: Georgia's Best Courses
In terms of a rich golfing history, you'd be hard-pressed to find a place that tops the Peach State in that department.
U.S. Open wide open without Woods, and so is professional golf in general
As far as William Hill is concerned, all bets are off. At least when it comes to Tiger Woods and the U.S. Open.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Club Test 2011: Heavy Putter Mid-Weight Putters
From Golf Magazine (June 2011) Heavy Mid-Weight Bronze Q2-M Category: Blade Putters We tested: 34", 35" shaft length
PGA Tour looking hard at options to start new circuit in South America
The PGA Tour has been spending a lot of time in South America, and not just because of the Olympics.
Woods to sit out U.S. Open as leg continues to heal, return uncertain
Tiger Woods pulled out of the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of lingering issues with his left leg, leaving him uncertain how soon he can resume his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' record for major titles.
Teenage star Ishikawa stays composed despite recent struggles on course
Ryo Ishikawa has displayed a level of maturity beyond his years in handling success. Now the 19-year-old Japanese golfer is showing he can take the disappointments with the same cool composure.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of June 5, 2011
What clubs did Steve Stricker and last week's other winners use to achieve victory last week? We take a peek in their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week of June 5:
Monday, June 06, 2011
UCLA's Cantlay makes it into Open as qualifiers take place nationwide
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sergio Garcia changed his mind about U.S. Open qualifying and it paid off Monday when he earned a spot at Congressional by surviving a seven-man playoff.
A week's worth of tweets, May 30-June 5, 2011
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
Storm leads 10 players to qualify for British Open at rainy Sunningdale
Graeme Storm coasted to a place in the 2011 British Open on Monday as he won the European edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) for the second time in three years at Sunningdale.