PGA News Archive

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Langer goes for third straight senior major at Jeld-Wen Tradition
Bernhard Langer has a chance to join rare company on the Champions Tour. The Jeld-Wen Tradition begins Thursday in central Oregon, and Langer is going after his third consecutive Champions major in the tour’s fourth of five majors this year. Earlier this summer, Langer won the Senior British O
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
PGA Tour playoff spots, maybe even Ryder berth, on the line at Wyndham
Anthony Kim could use another push to strengthen his case for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Jimenez of Spain looks to prosper on Czech Open course he co-designed
Miguel Angel Jimenez's joy at seeing Martin Kaymer win the PGA Championship on Sunday was not only because he likes the young German. Kaymer's playoff victory in Wisconsin also had the spinoff effect of lifting Jimenez from ninth to eighth in the European Ryder Cup race -- even though he had miss
Dyson sprints from PGA to Czech Open in pursuit of Ryder Cup spot
Simon Dyson provided the starkest contrast imaginable to Europe's stay-away Ryder Cup stars. Dyson flew overnight from Chicago to London after his 12th-place finish at the PGA Championship, then caught another plane to Prague and then a train to Ostrava for the European Tour’s Czech Open, which s
Notebook: Dye eager to start planning changes for 2015 PGA Championship
The PGA Championship returns to Whistling Straits in 2015, but it's never too early to start planning. Herb Kohler says architect Pete Dye plans to be at the course on Friday to start getting ready.
Williams doesn't believe his caddying job with Woods is about to end
Steve Williams doesn’t believe his job as Tiger Woods’ caddie is under any threat, despite media speculation about their 11-year association and concern over the champion golfer’s form. Williams told New Zealand radio Wednesday that he and Woods remain close friends and there is no possibility th
Countdown to The Celtic Manor for the 38th Ryder Cup
The 38th Ryder Cup, which will be conducted Oct. 1-3, makes its first appearance in Wales at the Celtic Manor's Twenty Ten Course near Newport, Wales.
Record Attendance at PGA Learning Center Presented by American Express Highlights Week
A record 50,700 spectators visited the PGA Learning Center presented by American Express, which was 8,700 more than attended in 2009 at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
Ernie Els Rises to Top in Close Duel For PGA Player of the Year Award
Ernie Els is making a bid toward earning his first PGA Player of the Year Award, while also leading one of the tightest races in many years for the Vardon Trophy. The PGA of America's two prestigious season-ending awards for excellence by a Tour professional will come down to the consistency of e
Legendary Billy Casper Gives Emotional, Heartfelt Acceptance to 2010 PGA Distinguished Service Award
Trailing Arnold Palmer by seven strokes after 63 holes of the 1966 U.S.
With Eight of 12 Team Members in Place, Evaluations Continue for U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin
Part of the work to identify who will make up the U.S. Ryder Cup Team is over for Captain Corey Pavin. Eight players, half of them rookies, have earned automatic berths to compete in the 38th Ryder Cup against Europe.
Mickelson, Mahan Lead Eight Automatic Qualifiers Landing Berths on U.S. Ryder Cup Team
Masters Champion Phil Mickelson and Hunter Mahan, who combined for three victories this season, lead eight players who earned automatic berths on the 2010 United States Ryder Cup Team.
Metropolitan PGA Professional Rob Labritz Finishes Week in Wisconsin as Low PGA Club Professional
Rob Labritz discovered early Sunday morning that there is something special for earning the right to play the weekend in the 92nd PGA Championship, and finishing as the Low PGA Club Professional in the Season’s Final Major. A small present – a pink ribbon – was left in his car as he prepared to d
Martin Kaymer the Lone Survivor of 92nd PGA Championship
There are more than 1,000 bunkers scattered about the Straits course at Whistling Straits, so many that not even the maintenance staff has counted them all. Perhaps it was fitting that only one – a wispy patch of sand trampled by spectators through a tumultuous Sunday – played a pivotal role in d
Johnson already looking ahead, at bright future, after bunker blunder
On the day after a nightmare-inducing end to the PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson was on his boat off the coast of South Carolina, about as far from a bunker as he could possibly be. “Just kickin’ it,” Johnson said. In his vernacular, that meant throwing down cold beers and relaxing with his f
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
PGA President doesn't expect bunker rule to change at Whistling Straits
When the PGA Championship returns in five years to Whistling Straits, the rules on playing the countless bunkers might still be in place. The golf world was still reeling Monday over the two-shot penalty given to Dustin Johnson on the final hole of the 92nd PGA Championship on Sunday.
All of a sudden, questions and issues mounting for Captain Montgomerie
Just when it seemed everything -- the woeful form of Tiger Woods included -- was pointing to Europe winning back the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in October, nobody can be quite so sure anymore.
Experience of contending will be vital for his future success, says McIlroy
Rory McIlroy has headed off on holiday, reflecting on another major that got away. One month ago, the 21-year-old Ulsterman led the British Open after an opening 63 and came in third.
Davies, Wales' only Ryder Cup hope, must rely on receiving captain's pick
Rhys Davies of Wales has pulled out of this week's Czech Open on the European Tour because of fatigue and cannot now make the Ryder Cup on points. A captain's pick from Colin Montgomerie is the only way Wales will be represented on home soil at Celtic Manor in October, but that looks highly unlik
Upbeat even after PGA playoff loss, Watson eagerly looks ahead to Wales
You’d never know Bubba Watson had just lost the PGA Championship. Watson insisted he was more thrilled to earn a spot on his first Ryder Cup team than disappointed at coming up short against Martin Kaymer in a three-hole playoff at Whistling Straits on Sunday. “I’m as happy as can be,” Watson