PGA News Archive

Monday, January 02, 2012
McIlroy unsure of which nation he'd represent in 2016 Olympic golf
Rory McIlroy has decided not to declare which team he would represent in the Olympics until he has to. Two years ago, the 22-year-old said it would be Great Britain and Northern Ireland if he qualifies for golf's return to the Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Pressure got to Kaymer after he rose to world No. 1 spot, he admits
Martin Kaymer admits that he struggled to cope with becoming the world No. 1 in 2011.
Friendly rivalry between Johnson and Woodland extends from golf to hoops
Dustin Johnson and Gary Woodland have been friends since they were amateurs. They first played a practice round in college and have remained close. It's only a coincidence that they're two of golf's best athletes.
European Notebook: Tribute event raises cash for Ballesteros Foundation
A special tribute event at London’s Natural History Museum has raised almost $528,000 for the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.
Foundation has received more than $12 million in donations from Woods
Greg McLaughlin, the tournament director of the Chevron World Challenge, was standing on the first tee before the start of the final round earlier this month when he was asked his thoughts on the day.
Oosthuizen ready for Africa Open defense, and birth of second child
Louis Oosthuizen will be out to successfully defend his Africa Open title this week as the 2012 European Tour season gets under way.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Bradley descends from mountaintop to become latest U.S. major champion
Keegan Bradley was 12 years old, standing on top of the mountain in the middle of another brutal Vermont winter.
A week's worth of tweets, December 26, 2011-January 1, 2012
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Look back on 2011 reveals tales from tours with Els, Couples, more
Mike Tuten has spent the last 20 years on the North Shore of Oahu shaping surfboards. He joined his brother, Titleist rep Chris Tuten, for a round of golf on the Plantation Course at Kapalua at the start of the year.
Clarke, McIlroy recognized for 2011 feats on Great Britain's Honors List
Few three-inch bogey putts are greeted quite as uproariously as the one that secured the 140th British Open for Darren Clarke. The popular Northern Irishman won a place in hearts around the world last summer as he defied the odds to win the most coveted prize in golf at the age of 42.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Clarke's Open triumph as poignant as it was impressive, says Malley
If the greatest sporting victories blend pure talent and relentless determination with high drama and tear-jerking emotion, then the award for the United Kingdom's Sportsman of the Year in 2011 should have gone to Darren Clarke.
Claret Jug in hand, Clarke turns focus to achieving two Ryder Cup goals
Darren Clarke fulfilled one dream by winning the British Open, but he has two more -- returning to the European Ryder Cup team in 2012 and then becoming captain at some point.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Donald, Tseng and Lehman named as players of the year by golf writers
Luke Donald, Yani Tseng and Tom Lehman have been named 2011 Players of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America, the association announced on Thursday.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Chambers Bay experiments with set-ups in advance of 2015 U.S. Open
When Chambers Bay was awarded the 2015 U.S. Open just months after opening, there was no blueprint for how the course would react to championship conditions.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Players show gratitude for sponsor exemptions that change their futures
Rod Pampling had a few nervous moments while watching parts of the final PGA Tour event on TV, though it ended well for him. After starting the year with only limited status as a past champion, he regained his full card at No. 124 on the money list with $2,033 to spare.
Despite his own dire assessment of his game, Bjorn returns to upper class
Thomas Bjorn was No. 65 in the world, two weeks removed from winning the Qatar Masters, when he arrived in Arizona for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. It was his first time at a World Golf Championship in four years.
Notebook: For Johnson, not winning didn't mean 2011 season was failure
Before showing up for his final tournament of the year, Zach Johnson met with his team for a two-day summit to assess the season and look ahead to 2012. He failed to win for the first time since 2006, but the year didn’t feel like a failure.
Notebook: Kaymer named European Tour's final 2011 Golfer of Month
Martin Kaymer’s victory in the WGC-HSBC Champions has earned him the Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month Award for November/December, tour officials have announced.
Major champions made their mark in 2011 thanks to some standout shots
Golf seasons are defined by the majors, and this year was no exception.
Larry Nelson's latest drive: Growing golf via simulator
His smile and demeanor are, as always, polite and gracious. His manners are impeccable. The thoughtfulness and sincerity of his words have not changed since he entered the golf world. But there's something different about three-time major champion Larry Nelson nowadays.