PGA News Archive

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Oosthuizen plans to stay on European Tour, despite doors now open to him
New British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has committed himself to the European Tour for the time being -- starting with the Nordea Scandinavian Masters in Sweden this week. The South African's seven-shot victory at St.
McDowell to rest, then push hard for PGA Championship and Ryder Cup
U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell is gearing up for a shot at winning his second major in two months, bidding to become European No. 1 and making another Ryder Cup appearance.
Clarke, McGinley and Bjorn named Europe's Ryder Cup vice-captains
Europe Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie selected Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn and Paul McGinley as his vice captains on Tuesday, saying they had the qualities to help the team regain the trophy from the United States.
O'Meara pulls out of Senior British Open after his father passes away
Mark O’Meara withdrew from the Senior British Open at Carnoustie on Tuesday following the death of his father Bob at the age of 81. The 53-year-old O’Meara, a two-time major winner, cut short his two-week visit to Scotland to fly home to Florida and be with his family. Bob O’Meara had heart su
Record low round highlights first day at Special Olympics golf tournament
Special Olympics golfer Scott Rohrer, age 21, of York, S.C., finished Round 1 of the Level V 18-hole individual stroke play event of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games with a record round score of 71 on Monday, beating the former Special Olympics 18-hole tournament world record round score
Record low round highlights first day at Special Olympics golf tournament
Special Olympics golfer Scott Rohrer, age 21, of York, S.C., finished Round 1 of the Level V 18-hole individual stroke play event of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games with a record round score of 71 on Monday, beating the former Special Olympics 18-hole tournament world record round score
Monday, July 19, 2010
Defending champ Spieth among three tied for lead at U.S. Junior Amateur
Defending champion Jordan Spieth of Dallas shot a 5-under 67 on Monday to share the first-round lead with Sephen Behr of Florence, S.C., and Davis Womble of High Point, N.C. at the U.S.
Kang, 17, of California leads by three after first round of U.S. Girls’ Junior
Danielle Kang of Thousand Oaks, Calif., shot 5-under 67 to take a three-stroke lead after the opening round of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship on Monday. Kang, 17, had three consecutive birdies on Nos. 5-7 at The Country Club of North Carolina. Megan Khang of Rockland, Mass.
2010 Special Olympics USA National Games Begins
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Next week, a roster of 179 golfers from 39 states will compete at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-23.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
A Lesson Learned: How watching Oosthuizen's win can help your game
Each year when I watch the British Open I am reminded of two extremely important concepts that every golfer should learn and master. First, when around the green, putt when you can. Second, hit down on your woods like you hit down on your irons.
Gainey collects second Nationwide Tour victory at Chiquita Classic
Maybe he’ll change his nickname from “Two Gloves” to “Two Trophies.” Tommy Gainey hit it “right of right” during Sunday’s final round of the Chiquita Classic, but at the end of the day he had hit enough straight and made enough birdies to keep his challengers at bay and become the Nationwide Tour
Bettencourt holds off Heintz to win Reno-Tahoe Open by a single shot
Matt Bettencourt will play in the PGA Championship for the first time next month thanks to an excellent eagle, pristine putting and a caddie who kept him calm. That he shot 1 over on the back nine just made it dramatic when Bob Heintz missed a three-foot putt on No.
Ex-quarterback Tolliver wins his third title at Tahoe celebrity tournament
Billy Joe Tolliver won his third title at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship on Sunday, setting a record with 84 points in the modified Stableford system at the celebrity tournament. "I told my caddie last night that I'm not straying from the game plan.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Kim defeats McDaniel 6 and 5 to win U.S. Amateur Public Links
The course grew so dark that Lion Kim couldn't see anything -- except the ball and the hole. That was just enough visibility to give him the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship. Kim defeated David McDaniel 6 and 5 on Saturday night to win the 36-hole final at the rain-delayed tournament.
Gainey matches Nationwide 54-hole scoring record at Chiquita Classic
Saturday’s traditional ‘moving day’ turned out to be more of a NASCAR event than golf tournament at the Nationwide Chiquita Classic. Instead of a few players chalking up birdies and gaining on the leaders, the entire field put the hammer down and piled up birdie after birdie.
Ex-NFL quarterback Tolliver takes 33-point lead at Tahoe celeb event
Billy Joe Tolliver played just like a pro on Saturday. A pro golfer, not a pro football player. Tolliver made an eagle and six birdies on his way to a 6-under 66 and a record 33-point round in the modified Stableford scoring format, and took a commanding lead into the final round of the Americ
Scorching front nine at Reno-Tahoe Open gives McCarron one-shot lead
Scott McCarron's decision to skip the British Open to host the Reno-Tahoe Open on his home course started to make a bit more sense Saturday. McCarron shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead at 10 under through three rounds at Montreux Golf & Country Club.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Garrigus, Bettencourt share Reno-Tahoe Open lead
RENO, Nevada (AP) -- Robert Garrigus shot a 7-under 65 to share the second-round lead with Matt Bettencourt at the Reno-Tahoe Open on Friday. Tour veterans Chad Campbell, who posted his second 69 in a row, and Chris DiMarco, who slipped to 71 after an opening 67, were among those within four str
Birdies come in bunches at Chiquita Classic, where Gainey leads by one
It seems only appropriate that the birdies are coming in bunches at the Chiquita Classic. Through two rounds of the inaugural event at TPC River’s Bend, the field of 156 players has accumulated 1,448 birdies, which averages out to 9.28 per person.
Tolliver, Wagner and Roenick share lead at Tahoe celebrity tournament
Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick and actor Jack Wagner shared the first-round lead with 26 points at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe on Friday. Former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver was one point back in the modified Stableford scoring format that puts a premium o