PGA News Archive

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Kaymer closing in European Tour money title; McDowell chasing
After struggling in Singapore and missing last week's Hong Kong Open, PGA champion Martin Kaymer is counting on a victory in this week's Dubai World Championship to clinch his first European Tour money title. The $7.5 million season-ending tournament in the Race to Dubai series starts Thursday wi
PGA Champion Kaymer decides not to join PGA Tour in 2011
A momentous time for European golf just got even better as Martin Kaymer has followed Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy in turning down membership on the PGA Tour next season. The sport's newest major champion made his decision known at the Dubai World Championship, where on Sunday he hopes to be cro
Coming soon to ads near you? Woods ready to resume marketing career
Dressed in Sunday red, hands on hips, Tiger Woods stood at the edge of a rocky drop-off and stared at the water below. “It’s what you do next that counts,” the Accenture ad said. For six years, those ads featuring Woods could be found in every corner of the world.
Monday, November 22, 2010
A week's worth of tweets, Nov. 15-21
Many prominent golf companies and pro tour players have taken to Twitter to talk about their equipment. Here is a round-up of some of the most interesting golf equipment-related Twitter entries from the week of Nov.
Prominent soccer coach Mourinho to help Portugal bid for 2018 Ryder Cup
Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho has agreed to become the ambassador for Portugal's bid to host the Ryder Cup in 2018 -- even though Portugal is in competition with Madrid for the event. "I always play to win and I know everyone connected to the 2018 Portuguese Ryder Cup bid is exactly the same,"
Before heading to Q-School, Mallinger wins Callaway Golf Pebble Beach
John Mallinger won the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational on Sunday, birdieing four of the last six holes for a 4-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over Jason Gore. Mallinger, who lost his fully exempt PGA Tour status after finishing 133rd on the money list, made a 25-foot birdie putt on No.
Clearwater seizes control after three rounds of Champions Tour Q-School
Keith Clearwater (Orem, Utah) threatened the course record with a sizzling 9-under-par 63 on Thursday at TPC Eagle Trace, but fell one shy in that quest. However, he’ll have a three-stroke cushion heading into Friday’s final round of the 2010 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament.
Clearwater wins senior Q-School as five graduate to 2011 Champions Tour
Keith Clearwater (Orem, Utah) couldn’t quite duplicate his 9-under-par 63 from Thursday, but his even-par 72 on Friday was enough to earn the 51-year-old medalist honors at the 2010 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Poulter holds on to win Hong Kong Open; Manassero finishes one back
Overnight leader Ian Poulter held off a spirited challenge from Italian youngster Matteo Manassero to win the Hong Kong Open by a single stroke on Sunday and return to the top 10 in the world rankings. The 17-year-old Manassero completed a final round 8-under 62 at the Fanling course, but Poulter
Friday, November 19, 2010
Poulter takes lead halfway through UBS Hong Kong Open
Ian Poulter shot a spectacular 60 on Friday to take a one-shot lead over Anthony Kang through two rounds at the Hong Kong Open. The Englishman's performance eclipsed by one stroke the Fanling course record held by countryman Simon Yeats -- but with the preferred-lie ruling in effect, Poulter's ma
Thursday, November 18, 2010
NZ's Brown shoots 62 to lead Hong Kong Open, McIlroy one back
Mark Brown made a late charge to top the first-round leader board Thursday at the Hong Kong Open, shooting an 8-under par 62 for a one-stroke lead. The New Zealander surged late at the Fanling course to overtake two-time runner-up Rory McIlroy, the early leader after capitalizing on calm conditio
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Minoza of Philippines opens three- shot lead at Champions Q-School
Frankie Minoza (Manila, Philippines) shot a 4-under-par 68 on Wednesday and opened up a three-stroke margin at the midway point of the 2010 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Eagle Trace.
McDowell can pass Kaymer and win Race to Dubai, says pal McIlroy
Rory McIlroy believes fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell still has a great chance of winning the Race to Dubai over Martin Kaymer. Both McIlroy and McDowell will play at the UBS Hong Kong Open this week, with McDowell trailing Kaymer by about $500,000 on the European Tour money list. Whi
McDowell hopes to make last-minute charge in money race in Hong Kong
Graeme McDowell plans to build on a recent run of form at the UBS Hong Kong Open this week and give himself the best possible chance of winning the European Tour’s seasonlong Race to Dubai. The Northern Irishman trails Martin Kaymer by about $500,000 after finishing third at the Barclays Singapor
With weight down, Daly now trying to regain playing form in Hong Kong
John Daly’s dramatic weight loss might help him get around the golf course a little easier, but it hasn’t come without its problems. After dropping more than 100 pounds, the two-time major winner said this week that he’s still trying to get used to his new weight of 195. “The biggest problem h
Sorenstam makes rare appearance at Callaway Golf Pebble Beach event
Annika Sorenstam will make a rare pro tournament appearance Thursday when she participates in the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational. The annual event held at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Del Monte Golf Course, is the only head-to-head, 72-hole competition among the men and wo
Nine European venues throw their hats into ring to host 2015 Solheim Cup
The Ladies European Tour says nine candidates have declared an interest in hosting the Solheim Cup between Europe and the United States in 2015. Six of the nine have made their bids public while the other three wish to remain anonymous after the deadline for applications passed Oct.
For Women: it starts at address
The setup position for any golfer is extremely important.
The Biggest Myth About Getting Started
PGA Professional Suzy Whaley knows a thing or two about facing tough situations. As the first women in 58 years to tee it up in a PGA Tour event, Suzy has gained a legion of fans and industry respect by her charm, her enthusiasm and her insight into the growing the game of golf.
Tweet, tweet: Tiger decides to give Twitter a try
Tiger Woods in on Twitter, and that's not all. Newsweek posted an op-ed piece by Woods on Wednesday titled, "How I've Redefined Victory." He is scheduled to be a guest for two segments Thursday on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike in the Morning." As he approaches the one-year anniversary of a Thanksg