PGA News Archive

Thursday, April 06, 2017
Larry Dorman accepts PGA Lifetime Achievement in Journalism award
At the annual GWAA Awards Dinner in Augusta, Ga., the Wednesday night of Masters week, Larry Dorman of Bonsall, California, a former New York Times sportswriter and golf industry executive, received his 2017 PGA Lifetime Achievement in Journalism award from PGA President Paul Levy.
Masters 2017: Dustin Johnson withdraws due to injury
After a mishap that happened at the absolute worst time -- 3 p.m. on the eve of the Masters -- Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1 player, has withdrawn from the Masters.
Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player honored old friend Arnold Palmer to begin the Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters began Thursday with two ceremonial tee shots and one empty chair.
Masters 2017: Phil Mickelson holes 42-foot putt for eagle
Phil Mickelson knows a thing or two about getting his ball around Augusta National Golf Club. The five-time major winner -- three times a Masters champion -- smashed a 336-yard drive at the second hole that left him just 213 yards in to the par-5.
Masters 2017: Martin Kaymer chips in for eagle on par-5 second hole
There are so many things to love about Augusta National. One of those many things? All the par-5 holes present an opportunity for eagle. However, not all eagles look as cool as the one that Martin Kaymer -- a two-time major winner -- made at the par-5 second hole.
Masters 2017: Here's how you can use a hybrid around the green like Adam Hadwin did
The fourth hole at Augusta National Golf Club is a long, tough par-3 hole. Miss the green and you could be looking at a big number. Canada's Adam Hadwin -- playing in his first Masters -- left his tee shot out to the right at the fourth hole during Round 1 on Thursday.
Arnold Palmer looms large at first Masters since his death
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Even in poor health, Arnold Palmer made one last trip to Augusta National.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson injures back falling down stairs, hopes to play in Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Masters favorite Dustin Johnson took a serious fall on a staircase Wednesday and injured his lower back, and his manager said it was uncertain whether the world's No. 1 golfer would be able to play.
Rory McIlroy prepared for Masters with marathon practice sessions
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy has turned Augusta into a second home over the last few weeks, twice flying in for marathon practice rounds that allowed him to play 99 holes in his preparation for the Masters. Apparently that wasn't enough.
Masters 2017: Arnold Palmer will always be king in Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even in poor health, Arnold Palmer made one last trip to Augusta National.
Augusta National chairman Billy Payne praises PGA of America's work on Drive, Chip and Putt
Augusta National chairman Billy Payne praised the PGA of America and PGA Professionals across the U.S. during his pre-Masters Tournament news conference for the work put in to make the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship a success.
Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson make most of rain-shortened Par 3 Contest
AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) — While severe weather cancelled the Masters popular Par 3 Contest for the first time in history, Bubba Watson was able to get on the course with his two children before it was shut down.
Jon Rahm, Nick Faldo friendly showdown at Masters Par 3 Contest put on hold
UPDATE: Unfortunatley, we will have to wait another year to see Sir Nick and Rahm go head-to-head.
2003 Masters champ Mike Weir makes ace before Par 3 Contest rained out
Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate Wednesday to allow the traditional Par 3 Contest at the Masters to proceed, leaving us all disappointed. 
2017 Masters: Jordan Spieth out for redemption at Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — On a warm, sunny afternoon in Amen Corner, Jordan Spieth stepped up to No. 12 and stuck it right next to the flag. A year too late.
Masters 2017: Like Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson hopes to prove 46 is just a number
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jack Nicklaus compared his sixth and last Masters title at age 46 to catching lightning in a bottle. If Phil Mickelson has his way, he'll put an end to the myth that lightning never strikes the same place twice.
WWII veteran spends 90th birthday at Masters
Tuesday was prime time for thousands of golf enthusiasts in and around one of the world's most famous golf courses, as Augusta National played host to this season's only full day of Masters practice rounds, and had exceptionally friendly weather in the wake of Monday's washout.
Willett looks to win back-to-back Masters
AUGUSTA -- Danny Willett has spent the last 12 months as a statesman of Augusta National Golf Club as the reigning Masters champion.
Dustin Johnson hopes recent success carries over into Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The knock on Dustin Johnson was that he didn't have what it takes between the ears to close out a major.
Masters 2017: Predictions, forecasts and the keys to winning this week at Augusta
Spring is just about here, ladies and gentlemen. Sure, the calendar says spring began on March 20, but we all know it doesn't really begin until Masters week.