PGA News Archive

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Hometown celebrates with McIlroy as he reunites with friends and family
Rory McIlroy set his sights on more major glory as he made an emotional return to the golf club where his journey to sporting stardom began on Wednesday.
Tiger Woods to miss next week's AT&T National
 ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods will miss another golf tournament as he recovers from an injured left leg, saying Wednesday he will not play in the AT&T National next week outside Philadelphia. “Doctor’s orders,” Woods posted on Twitter.
Dayton earns all six certifications in PGA Certified Professional Program
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- With the latest rounds of the PGA Proficiency Test now complete, 22 PGA Professionals received 28 advanced certifications from the PGA Certified Professional Program.
Women's Golf Month reception welcomes 400 women from D.C. Area
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In celebration of June as Women's Golf Month, GolfDC and the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) teamed with the East Potomac Golf Course to host a Women's Golf Month reception Wednesday (June 15).
Azucena Maldonado carries golf to Latina women through Latina Golfers Association
Maldonado, who is helping to expose the game to the next generation of women, began a Latina Golfers Association in Southern California, and is in the midst of beginning an LGA chapter in Houston, Texas.
GB & I to send eight rookies to face United States in 25th PGA Cup at CordeValle
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Great Britain & Ireland will send eight rookies among its 10-member team to face the United States in the 25th PGA Cup, Sept. 16-18, at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.
Historic Hershey Country Club back in national spotlight
HERSHEY, Pa.
Crall named Senior Director of Golf 2.0 for The PGA of America
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.
A Quick Nine: Which cities are the best to play golf?
So, after a bogey by our Facebook question poser, a week later than usual, we take a look at the best answers our PGA.com fans provided to the question: If you could only golf in one city (metro area) for the rest of your life, what city would that be?
Donald and Poulter confirmed to play in Australian Masters in December
World No. 1 Luke Donald, Ian Poulter and defending champion Stuart Appleby will headline the Australian Masters, which will be played the week before Christmas at Victoria Golf Club.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
USGA focuses more on quality event than on protecting par at U.S. Open
The most famous comeback in the U.S. Open began with a question from Arnold Palmer as he tried to explain how he could win in 1960 at Cherry Hills despite being seven shots behind. "Doesn't 280 always win the Open?" he asked.
Kuchar-Johnson team sets record to win CVS Caremark Charity Classic
Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson won the CVS Caremark Charity Classic with a record-setting two-round total of 24-under-par 118 Tuesday at the Rhode Island Country Club. The previous record in the 36-hole exhibition using the best-ball format was 119 set in 2001.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of June 19, 2011
What clubs did Rory McIlroy 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 19:
Monday, June 20, 2011
McIlroy moves up to personal high of fourth in ranking after U.S. Open
Graeme McDowell says Rory McIlroy is the best player he’s ever seen after handing over his U.S. Open crown to his fellow Ulsterman at Congressional. The Official world Golf Rankings don’t quite reflect McDowell’s opinion, but McIlroy has moved up to No.
Kuchar-Johnson duo leads after Day 1 at CVS Caremark Charity Classic
After dealing with the pressure that comes with playing in the U.S. Open, Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson were able to relax Monday at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic at Rhode Island Country Club.
Wie to return for third straight year to Dubai Ladies Masters in December
Michelle Wie will end her 2011 competitive season at Dubai in the final event of the year, said officials at the Ladies European Tour. Wie will play in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters from Dec. 12-17, a $710,129 event hosted by the Emirates Golf Club, they said.
Co-low American Chappell leaves US Open with berth in 2012 Masters
The top eight finishers at the U.S. Open qualify for next year’s Masters, and that’s a big deal for someone like Kevin Chappell.
A week's worth of tweets, June 13-19, 2011
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
Expectations set to grow as McIlroy poised to take over as future of golf
The manner in which Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open made comparisons with Tiger Woods inevitable.
To be great person and sports star, McIlroy must stay true to himself
From the lofty heights of his throne atop the world of golf, Rory McIlroy needs look no further than his own Belfast backyard for a salutary reminder of how, if he and those around him aren’t careful, it could all go downhill from here.