PGA News Archive

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A Quick Nine: Best course 'tree names' in golf
Here at, the crew has been traveling quite a bit lately. With travel comes a lot of down time on airplanes and plenty of time to think… sometimes too much thinking, to be honest.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Donald's final-hole birdie at East Lake boosts him toward two money titles
That birdie putt by Luke Donald on the final hole of the Tour Championship might turn out to be bigger than anyone imagined.
Haas, Allenby and Baddeley named as Presidents Cup team wild cards
Bill Haas got another big payoff Tuesday when he was picked for the U.S. team at the Presidents Cup. U.S. Captain Fred Couples used his two picks Tuesday on Tiger Woods and Haas, who won a sudden-death playoff to claim the Tour Championship for his first win of the year.
Essig of Indiana heads national award recipients as Professional of the Year
Don "Chip" Essig IV of Indianapolis, who extended a family tradition in Section leadership, administering the Rules of Golf and managing golf facilities, heads the list of 2011 PGA of America national awards as the 58th recipient of the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award, the hi
What's in the winners' bags for the week of September 25, 2011
What clubs did Bill Haas and last week's other winners use to achieve victory? We take a peek in their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week of September 25:
First Pitch: Captains Love and Olazabal
After admitting he had never thrown a baseball before, Team Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal and fellow Team USA captain Davis Love III try to throw a strike at the Chicago White Sox game.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Captains convene at Medinah to mark one year to go to 2012 Ryder Cup
A cold fall day with spurts of driving rain and the occasional rumble of thunder welcomed the 2012 U.S. and European Ryder Cup captains at Medinah Country Club on Monday to kick off the “Year-Out Ryder Cup Celebration.”
A week's worth of tweets, September 19-25, 2011
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
2012 Ryder Cup Entire Year-out Press Conference
Captains Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal discuss their outlook for the 2012 Ryder Cup matches to be held at Medinah Country Club.
Captain Olazabal Year-out Presser
Team Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal discusses his choice not to be a "playing captain," and also reflects on some fond Ryder Cup memories from Medinah, site of the 2012 Ryder Cup matches.
Captain Love Year-Out Presser
Team USA captain Davis Love III looks ahead to course set up, team selection, Tiger Woods, and much more from Medinah. site of the 2012 Ryder Cup Matches.
Local Knowledge: 2011 J. Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Now that the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup are in the history books for 2011, we move ahead to the Fall Series, starting out in Las Vegas and TPC Summerlin for the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Left-hander Potter wins Nationwide Soboba Golf Classic in sudden death
Lefty Ted Potter Jr. tapped in for birdie on the second playoff hole to win the Soboba Golf Classic Sunday. Potter defeated PGA Tour rookie Andres Gonzales and Miguel Carballo to become the third two-time winner on the Nationwide Tour this year.
Tour Championship Notes: Simpson falls short in run at FedExCup title
Webb Simpson was never a threat to win the Tour Championship. But late Sunday, he was still in the running for quite a consolation prize: $10 million and the FedExCup.
After Tour Championship near-miss, Baddeley hopes for Presidents spot
Australia's Aaron Baddeley came up just short of the playoff at the Tour Championship. Now he hopes that was good enough to earn a spot in the Presidents Cup. Greg Norman, captain of the international team, will announce his two picks Tuesday to fill out the 12-man squad.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
A Lesson Learned: Focus on process
What an incredible Sunday we had in golf. The end of the Solheim Cup was dramatic and emotional. Congratulations to the European team for an incredible win. And then all eyes turned back to East Lake Golf Club and the Tour Championship presented by Coca Cola.
Haas tops Mahan in playoff to win Tour Championship and FedExCup
Bill Haas had a sinking feeling when he heard the gallery groan, the first indication that his shot had tumbled down the slope and into the lake. When he saw the ball only half-submerged in water, Haas figured he still had the slightest chance. To somehow save par.
Special Olympics Golf means more than medals to 2011 competitors
Medal ceremonies brought an exciting three rounds of competition to a close Sunday at PGA Golf Club, but Special Olympics golfers shared a common story of how golf has meant more than awards to their lives. A field of 177 golfers from 21 U.S.
Woods to hire LaCava, best known as caddie for Couples and D. Johnson
Tiger Woods has hired Joe LaCava to be his third full-time caddie. LaCava decided to leave Dustin Johnson, one of the most talented young Americans, to go to work for the former world No. 1 who hasn't won in the last two years.
U.S. Captain Jones defends decision to play Kerr so often in Solheim Cup
United States Captain Rosie Jones had no regrets about her management of Cristie Kerr's injury after watching her team miss out on retaining the Solheim Cup by a point.