PGA News Archive

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Bensel of New York carries lead into finale at PGA Assistant Championship
On "moving day" at the 34th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship, veteran Frank Bensel of Purchase, N.Y., used a third-round 3-under-par 69 and 208 total to grab a one-stroke lead Saturday over Adam Rainaud of South Hadley, Mass., heading into the final round at PGA Golf Club. In a round that
Thatcher leads by four, eyes fairy-tale ending at Disney World season finale
Roland Thatcher was at home a year ago after missing the cut at Disney World, stressfully updating the live money list on his computer to see if he would finish high enough to keep his PGA Tour card. Things will be up to him Sunday. Thatcher is on his way to an improbable bid to keep his card,
Amazing Davies captures 79th career victory in Women's Indian Open
England's Laura Davies won the Hero Honda Women's Indian Open on Saturday, triumphing in a four-way playoff at the DLF Golf and Country Club.
Poulter climbs to within one of Scott after third round of Singapore Open
Adam Scott shot a 2-under 69 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the $6 million Barclays Singapore Open, a tournament he has won twice before at the Sentosa Golf Club. Scott, who won here in 2005 and 2006, had a 3-round total of 14-under 199. Defending champion Ian Poult
Woods' struggles continue on Day 3 at Australian Masters, falls 10 behind
Tiger Woods failed to make up any ground in the rain Saturday in the JBWere Australian Masters, shooting an even-par 71 that left him resigned to going an entire year without a victory. Adam Bland, who is headed to the second stage of PGA Tour qualifying school next week in California, started an
Friday, November 12, 2010
Birdies on two of last three holes give Creamer lead at Ochoa Invitational
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Trio of players share lead at midway point of PGA Assistant Championship
The wind picked up during the second round Friday and carried the trio of Shawn Warren of Windham, Maine; Nick Bailes of Brentwood, Tenn.; and Adam Rainaud of South Hadley, Mass., into the lead midway through the 34th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship at PGA Golf Club. The three players a
Thatcher rolls out to four-shot lead at halfway point of PGA Tour finale
All Roland Thatcher wanted to do this week was prepare for qualifying school.
With second straight 65, Scott leads Poulter by two at Singapore Open
Two-time winner Adam Scott shot a second straight 65 Friday to take a two-stroke lead over defending champion Ian Poulter of England after the second round at the European Tour’s Barclays Singapore Open. Scott was at 12-under 130 after opening with consecutive 6-under rounds on both the Serapong
Woods drops nine back in Australian Masters due to inconsistent iron play
Tiger Woods is in the same spot Down Under as he’s been everywhere else in the world -- trying to catch up to the leaders and on the verge of becoming an also-ran. Right when it looked as though Woods was poised to give himself a chance at winning for the first time all year, he struggled in blus
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Record start puts Kerr out front by three at Lorena Ochoa Invitational
Cristie Kerr shot a tournament-record 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational, while the woman who the event is named after opened with a 74 in her first LPGA Tour start since retiring in April. The third-ranked Kerr birdied nine of the first 15 holes a
Stroud strikes first, builds three-shot lead over Thatcher at Disney World
Chris Stroud is doing his best to make sure Rickie Fowler's memorable rookie season doesn't have a fairy-tale ending at Disney World. Stroud shot a 10-under 62 in the opening round of the Children's Miracle Network Classic on Thursday, surging past Fowler by four strokes and taking the clubhouse
Warren of Maine jumps out to Day 1 lead at PGA Assistant Championship
Shawn Warren of Windham, Me., took advantage of benign early-morning conditions on Thursday and birdied five holes on his second nine on the Wanamaker Course en route to an opening-round 7-under-par 65 and a one-stroke lead at the 34th Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship at PGA Golf Club. Wa
Hitting Out of the Rough
When you find your ball in long grass, you must carefully plan an escape. All golfers at any level will hit misplayed shots that find their way into the long rough. Even the best players in the world struggle at times with the long grass.
Rough Made Easy
Playing shots from the rough requires good judgement. First and foremost, be sure to use a club with plenty of loft, even if it means not reaching the green. If the ball is deep in the rough with grass behind the ball, do not attempt to hit a fairway wood, medium or long iron.
Shaping Shots Under Pressure
What a great week on the PGA TOUR! Another down-to-the-wire finish and another first-time winner. And finding a champion for the week wasn't a battle of attrition, Brian Bateman earned his title with some spectacular golf. But other players really played great too.
Overcoming Thick, Greenside Rough
The rough at Sahalee Country Club during the 80th PGA Championship measured anywhere from 4-6 inches. Our members had been playing those conditions for the few months leading up to the event and have a better understanding of the shots required to recover from the high, dense grass.
The best chipping drills for consistency
The most important idea in chipping is to swing the clubhead at a descending angle, with the clubhead behind the hands. At impact, the shaft and body must be leading towards the target. The hand and wrist action should be minimal. Imagine the clubhead is shoving the ball into the ground.
Executing the Perfect Pitch Shot
That troublesome 20-30 yard pitch shot is easier than you think. Learn to hit a variety of pitch shots by relaxing your arms to allow them to work around your body.
Short Game: Lever vs. Non-Lever
One of the most important decisions you will have to make around the green when playing is whether or not to use a lever action or non-lever action.