PGA News Archive

Sunday, October 24, 2010
In shocking finish, Byrd wins playoff in Las Vegas with hole-in-one
Jonathan Byrd figured there was barely enough light left to play one more hole. Turns out he only needed one more swing.
With final-round 63, Couples romps to seven-shot Administaff Classic win
Fred Couples left Corey Pavin and everybody else way behind in the Administaff Small Business Classic, shooting a 9-under 63 on Sunday for a seven-stroke victory.
Mathis rebounds to win Nationwide's Jacksonville Open by one over three
David Mathis, a 36-year-old native of Winston-Salem, N.C., carded a final-round 1-under 69 on Sunday at Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass to win the inaugural Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open by one stroke over Won Joon Lee (66), Jeff Curl (69) and Kyle Reifers (69). “I love it,” said Mathis, who p
Manassero's Castello Masters victory makes him Europe's youngest winner
Matteo Manassero became the youngest winner in European Tour history on Sunday after triumphing by four shots at the Castello Masters. The Italian, at 17 years and 188 days, breaks the previous record set by New Zealand's Danny Lee, who was 18 years and 113 days old when he won the 2008 Johnnie W
Kang wins Sime Darby Malaysia by one when Inkster bogeys final hole
Jimin Kang won the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia for her second LPGA Tour title, beating Juli Inkster by a stroke Sunday when the 50-year-old Hall of Famer bogeyed the final hole. Kang, the 30-year-old South Korean player who went to high school in Edmonds, Wash., and starred at Arizona State, made a
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Defending champ Laird bypasses Byrd to assume 54-hole lead in Las Vegas
Defending champion Martin Laird of Scotland shot a bogey-free 8-under 63 -- eagling the short par-4 15th and closing with three pars -- to take a one-stroke lead over Jonathan Byrd on Saturday in the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open. Laird, who shot a 62 on Friday
Pavin maintains lead at Administaff Classic, Wiebe moves into second
U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to maintain a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Administaff Small Business Classic. Pavin had a 10-under 134 total on The Woodlands Country Club course. Mark Wiebe (68) was second, and Fred Couples (65) was 8 under.
Mills moves out to two-shot lead at pivotal Nationwide Jacksonville Open
As last full-field event on the Nationwide Tour this season comes to a close, several of the players on top of the leaderboard at the inaugural Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open are trying to make moves on the money list for several different reasons.
Boyd ties course record, takes two- shot edge thru 54 at Castello Masters
John Parry set a new course record at the European Tour’s Castello Masters with a 9-under 63 on Saturday, only to have Gary Boyd equal it soon after and take a two-stroke lead after the third round. Boyd was at 14-under 199 Saturday in search of his first European Tour win.
Two straight 68s give Hjorth share of Sime Darby LPGA lead with Lee
Sweden’s Maria Hjorth shot her second straight 3-under 68 in steamy conditions Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with South Korea’s Jee Young Lee in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Lee followed her opening 66 with a 70 to match Hjorth at 6 under on the short Kuala Lumpur Golf and Countr
Australian Perske arrested in Japan on cocaine charge, police officials say
Australian professional golfer Wayne Perske has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of cocaine possession. The 36-year-old Perske was allegedly carrying 1.25 grams of the drug in his pocket at a bar in an area east of Tokyo on Friday night, a Japanese police official said Saturday. Perske told
Friday, October 22, 2010
Byrd takes advantage of rain-softened conditions to lead by one in Las Vegas
Jonathan Byrd shot an 8-under 63 on Friday at rain-softened TPC Summerlin to take the second-round lead at 13 under in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
Mathis rides day's-best 63 to halfway lead in Nationwide Jacksonville Open
David Mathis shot the round of the day with a 7-under-par 63 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead at the inaugural Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open on the Nationwide Tour, held at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. Craig Barlow, Kyle Reifers and Andrew Svoboda trail by two strokes.
Back in swing, Ryder Captain Pavin grabs lead at Administaff Classic
U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's Administaff Small Business Classic. Pavin didn't play golf for a 45-day period while serving as the Ryder Cup team captain.
Hedblom leads Castello Masters at halfway, but Garcia misses cut
Sweden’s Peter Hedblom shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-shot lead into the third round of the European Tour’s Castello Masters as local favorite Sergio Garcia missed the cut. The 40-year-old three-time European Tour winner reached 9 under, one shot ahead of three players, including Italian teenage
Miyazato and Lee share first-round lead at LPGA's Sime Darby Malaysia
Japan's Mika Miyazato and South Korea's Jee Young Lee shot 5-under 66s in steamy conditions Friday to share the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia lead, while Michelle Wie opened with a 68 in the round that was delayed for 3 hours because of lightning. "It was a pretty long delay," Wie said.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Five tied for first-round lead in Las Vegas, four more one whack back
Robert Garrigus, Will MacKenzie, Michael Letzig, John Senden and rookie Cameron Tringale shot 7-under 64s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, the fourth of the PGA Tour’s five Fall Series events.
In only fifth start of year, Bertsch has lead in Nationwide Jacksonville Open
Shane Bertsch jumped out to the first-round lead of the Nationwide Tour’s inaugural Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open with a 6-under-par 64 on Thursday. He leads by one stroke over Gavin Coles, Brendan Steele, Andrew Svoboda and Rob Oppenheim. Play was suspended due to darkness at 6:51 p.m.
In his first senior start, Perry hopes to turn disappointing season around
Kenny Perry had a bad feeling when his putter fell apart in his first PGA Tour event of the year, the SBS Championship in Hawaii. No, not his putting stroke fell apart. His actual putter went to pieces.
Lawrie shares Castello Masters lead, Garcia seven shots off pace in return
Paul Lawrie of Scotland and Ricardo Gonzalez of Argentina shot 7-under 64s Thursday to tie for the first-round lead at the European tour’s Castello Masters, and Sergio Garcia had a 71 in his return from a two-month break. Lawrie and Gonzalez each had seven birdies in bogey-free rounds on the Club