PGA News Archive

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
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.
Golf tips: How to play from uneven lies
High-definition television is absolutely amazing. It still, however, does no justice to the true beauty that is Augusta National.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
A 'very pleased' Jason Day is ready for the 2017 Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jason Day spoke candidly and emotionally for 40 minutes. Very little of it was about golf — yet one more reminder that when it comes to athletes' personal lives, we're not in Kansas anymore.
WATCH: Bubba Watson uses driver to skip across 16th at Masters
The practice rounds from Augusta National often create as much buzz as the main event. With the Masters first day pairings and tee times set, some of golf's biggest names took to the links for some last warm-ups before Thursday. So why not have some fun while doing it?
PGA Junior League golfers find success at Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals
Eight junior golfers – four boys and four girls – were crowned champions at the fourth annual #DriveChipAndPutt National Finals held Sunday, April 2, at Augusta National Golf Club. We hope you caught the broadcast live on Golf Channel Sunday!
Ernie Els readies for his 23rd - and perhaps final - Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Ernie Els has memories at every corner of Augusta National, typical of someone who is playing the Masters for the 23rd time. Nothing haunts him as much as the sight of the practice green.
Masters 2017: Tommy Fleetwood goes from spectator to player at Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tommy Fleetwood is making his second appearance at the Masters, the first as a player.
2017 Masters: Jon Rahm out to prove he belongs
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rap music might be the last thing you'd associate with Augusta National. Jon Rahm is proving there's a first time for everything.
Justin Thomas brings his long drives to Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Justin Thomas has become such a freak of nature that his golf swing and body -- right down to his pelvic rotation -- were the subject of a recent Wall Street Journal article that detailed, in precise scientific language, just how a 145-pound man can hit a golf
Masters 2017: Champions dinner will be all about Arnold Palmer
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Danny Willett's first Masters champions dinner is not going to be about Danny Willett at all, and that's fine with the defending champion.
PGA Champion Jimmy Walker hopes Masters' history is on his side
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- History suggests that Jimmy Walker could have a good Masters week.
Golf tips: How to play from tough lies, like pine straw
Many times throughout the 2017 Masters, you're going to see competitors hitting shots off of pine straw. In fact, two of the most memorable shots in Masters history were from pine straw.
Monday, April 03, 2017
Masters 2017: Memories of Arnold Palmer resonate at Augusta National
There is no tournament like the Masters, no place like the Augusta National Golf Club. History lurks through every valley, nostalgia oozes from each blade of finely manicured grass.
Social media reaction to Lexi Thompson's four-stroke penalty
By now, you've likely heard what a crazy Sunday night it was at the LPGA's first major of the season -- the ANA Inspiration. In case you missed it, here's a summary...
Golf tips: How to putt on fast greens
Lightning fast. It's like putting on glass. Putt on your hardwood floors. That's what they're like.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Lexi Thompson assessed four-stroke penalty while leading ANA Inspiration
Lexi Thompson was in cruise control it seemed and on the way to her second major championship at the ANA Inspiration on Sunday. Through 12 holes, Thompson had a two-stroke lead.
In the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals, big smiles and long drives
Zachary Colön got a final bit of advice Sunday from his favorite player, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.
Henley rallies to win Houston Open, earn trip to Masters
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) -- Russell Henley no longer gets to take a week off, and he couldn't be happier. He's going to the Masters.