PGA News Archive

Saturday, May 21, 2011
No. 2 Donald to face No. 3 Kaymer in semifinal at Volvo World Match Play
Luke Donald will meet Martin Kaymer in the semifinals of the Volvo World Match Play Championship Sunday morning, with the No. 1 spot firmly in their sights following the elimination of top-ranked Lee Westwood on Saturday.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Toms continues to romp at Colonial, even as storm interrupts second round
David Toms has gone from a disappointing playoff loss to matching the PGA Tour scoring record for the first 36 holes of a tournament. Toms shot his second straight 8-under 62 at Colonial on Friday to open a seven-stroke lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Seven of top 10 seeds advance to Day 3 at Sybase Match Play Championship
A practice round earlier this week to prepare the American women for the Solheim Cup seemingly is paying dividends in the Sybase Match Play Championships.
Owen ties Hampshire for halfway lead in Nationwide BMW Pro-Am
Hoosier Travis Hampshire followed up Thursday’s sizzling round of 60 with a 3-under-par 68 Friday while Englishman Greg Owen fired a 63 to catch the first-round leader at the halfway mark of the BWM Charity Pro-Am on the Nationwide Tour.
Thornton has edge after 36 holes over Delamontagne at Madeira Islands
Ireland's Simon Thornton shot a 6-under-par 66 Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the European Tour’s Madeira Islands Open. Thornton heads the leaderboard on 7 under as a result, one shot clear of Frenchman Francois Delemontagne at Porto Santo Golfe.
U.S. Open exemptions to be finalized in tournaments worldwide this week
Tournaments on three continents this week could go a long way toward deciding who gets in the U.S. Open. The top 50 in the world ranking published next Monday are exempt from qualifying.
McDowell and McIlroy to square off in round of 16 at Volvo Match Play
Graeme McDowell is used to being "beaten up" by Rory McIlroy in practice, but now they are going to meet for real for the first time in the round of 16 at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Saturday.
Titleist and FootJoy parent Acushnet sold to Korean investors for $1.2 billion
The company behind Fila shoes and clothing is taking a swing at golf, forming a foursome to purchase the maker of Titleist golf balls and FootJoy shoes from liquor company Fortune Brands Inc.
A Sense of Huber: The man in my ear
It was a Monday in August of 1991 and Indianapolis was boiling as Donna Caponi and I walked the fairways of Crooked Stick Golf Club.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Toms bounces back from Players loss with 62 to share lead at Colonial
David Toms quickly rebounded from the disappointment of his near-miss.
Hampshire's 60 at Nationwide BMW Charity Pro-Am sets many new marks
Travis Hampshire posted a record-breaking 12-under-par 60 Thursday and left little doubt about who is in charge after the opening 18 holes of the BMW Charity Pro-Am, a Nationwide Tour event that also features amateurs and celebrities in a better-ball format that is spread over three courses in
Nine of top 11 seeds advance to second round at Sybase Match Play
Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb were looking forward to playing each other in the Sybase Match Play Championship, just not this early.
Westwood and Donald among eight to win on Day 1 of Volvo Match Play
Luke Donald took the first step toward the Sunday clash with Lee Westwood that he wants to happen -- even though it would mean he couldn’t become world No. 1 this week.
Gane leads Madeira Islands Open by a shot after birdie burst on back nine
Chris Gane heads the leaderboard by one shot after Thursday’s first round of the Madeira Islands Open on the European Tour. The 36-year-old from England recorded a round of 67 to go a shot clear of early clubhouse leaders Francois Delamontagne and Lloyd Saltman.
Local Knowledge: 2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
This week, the PGA Tour pays a visit to a true classic - Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Hogan's Alley. By PGA Tour standards, Colonial is far from the longest course on Tour.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Toms happy to be at comfy Colonial after tough Players playoff loss
David Toms is in a good spot the week after coming oh-so-close to his first PGA Tour victory in five years.
LPGA Tour chief Whan likes where tour is headed, sees growth coming
After 17 months on the job, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan is well past the clueless stage. The 46-year-old former business executive has gotten to know his players, his tournaments and his sponsors, and now he is looking to expand.
Woods remains top sports celebrity, ranks sixth overall on Forbes list
For his golf, Tiger Woods is about to fall out of the top 10 in the world for the first time in 14 years. For his star power, he still ranks ahead of any other athlete.
South Carolina's Hidden Gems - Hole No. 8: The 17th Hole at Cheraw State Park
I've always thought that for a hole to be considered "great", it has to be challenging, fair, pretty and of consequence. The same would be for a hole that is considered a "Hidden Gem". Our 17th hole certainly fulfills that criteria and then some.
Club Test 2011: Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select Putters
From Golf Magazine (June 2011) Titleist Studio Select Kombi-S Category: High-MOI Mallet Putters We tested: 34", 35" shaft length