PGA News Archive

Wednesday, June 06, 2012
A Quick Nine: Best Buddy Trips
It's one of the most time-honored and important traditions in golf - the buddy trip. The time spent with friends is invaluable; whether it's your weekly foursome traveling across the country or your old school buddies reuniting in a golf utopia on an annual basis.
Local Knowledge: 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic
The PGA Tour is in Memphis, Tenn., this week for the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind. It's also the last event for players to get their respective game sharp for next week's U.S. Open.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Biershenk wins rain-delayed Memphis qualifier as 11 earn spots in US Open
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tommy Biershenk earned his first trip to the U.S. Open on Tuesday, making 11 birdies in two rounds to take one of nine spots from the final of 11 36-hole sectional qualifiers held nationwide.
Notebook: PGA Tour evaluating two proposals to decide who gets cards
DUBLIN, Ohio -- The PGA Tour is trying to move quickly to identify the best model to combine tour players and Nationwide Tour players for a three-tournament series that will determine who gets full PGA Tour cards.
Mickelson sends message, loud and clear, about phone use on course
DUBLIN, Ohio -- The biggest distraction Jack Nicklaus ever faced on the golf course was from a helicopter.
As qualifying events show, US Open remains most democratic major
The U.S. Open prides itself on being the toughest test in golf. It never said anything about wanting to have the toughest field in golf, and we can only hope it doesn't follow the British Open down that road.
Westwood plays Nordea Masters in Sweden as final pre-U.S. Open event
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Despite winning and finishing 11th in the FedEx St. Jude Classic the last two years, Lee Westwood has chosen to play in Sweden this week before flying to San Francisco for the U.S. Open.
Martin, who sued to use cart because of medical issue, qualifies for US Open
CRESWELL, Ore. -- Casey Martin and his cart are headed back to the Olympic Club for the U.S. Open.
Monday, June 04, 2012
Golf is Better in Texas: Houston
Looking for a great golf destination?  How about the Lone Star State? PGA.com talks to some of the most knowledgeble names in Texas golf to find out why their hometowns are not only great places to visit, but even more, great places for golf. 
Love gets into U.S. Open on huge day of qualifying at sites nationwide
Note: Complete list of qualifying players at bottom UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio -- U.S. Captain Davis Love III won't have to watch potential Ryder Cup players at the U.S. Open on television. He'll be playing alongside them.
Roller-coaster ride that is Woods' comeback on upswing -- for now
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods needed only two words to explain where the Memorial fits in on his road back from wherever he was to wherever he is going.''I won,'' he said.
Defending champ Rose sees difficult challenge at BMW Championship
CARMEL, Ind. -- Justin Rose still can't believe his name appears on the same winners' list as Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead and Tiger Woods.
Morrison faces discipline after his angry tweeting from Wales Open
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Ross Fisher, who was penalized for slow play, wasn’t the only player in trouble with the European Tour at the ISPS Handa Wales Open last week.
A week's worth of tweets, May 28-June 3, 2012
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
Woods up to fourth in world ranking after his chip-in and win at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Everything seems possible again for Tiger Woods after he produced what Jack Nicklaus called "one of the most incredible shots you will ever see" en route to winning a fifth Memorial title on Sunday.
What's in the winners' golf bags for the week of June 3, 2012
What equipment did Tiger Woods 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 June 3:
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Hahn comes from five down to win Rex Hospital Open in playoff
RALEIGH, N.C. – James Hahn stood on the 18th green in disbelief, his hands still shaking as he waited to hear his name called. What awaited was a trophy presentation of the unlikeliest kind.
A Lesson Learned: Pitch out of thick rough
The purpose of 'A Lesson Learned' is to find the one shot or type of shot that helped determine a winner at the week's feature event and use it as a way to help YOUR game. But what shot do you pick this week? Just kidding.
Texas tops Alabama on final green to win men's NCAA championship
PACIFIC PALISADES,  Calif. -- Texas won its third NCAA men's golf championship Sunday, defeating Alabama on a 20-foot birdie putt by senior Dylan Frittelli at Rivera Country Club.
Memorial Notebook: Fowler swamped by Woods' final-round victory surge
DUBLIN, Ohio -- On the first hole of Sunday's final round of the Memorial, Rickie Fowler poured in a 14-foot birdie putt.