PGA News Archive

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Oklahoma State's Uihlein receives McCormack Medal as top amateur
Peter Uihlein, No. 1 in the current World Amateur Golf Ranking, has received the 2010 Mark H McCormack Medal, the award given to the world’s top amateur golfer at the culmination of the amateur season, following the U.S. Amateur and European Amateur championships.
Kaymer's bid to take over No. 1 rank off to slow start in Andalucia Masters
Martin Kaymer's attempt to end Tiger Woods' five-year reign as the world's top-ranked golfer got off to a slow start at the Andalucia Masters on Thursday. The German needs to win the European Tour tournament, or finish in second place in a tie with no more than one other player, but could only ma
Barnes leads Moore by one after first round of CIMB Asia Pacific Classic
Ricky Barnes shot an 8-under 63 Thursday to take the lead after the first round of the inaugural Asia Pacific Classic, the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in Southeast Asia.
A week's worth of tweets, Oct. 20-26
Many prominent golf companies and pro tour players have taken to Twitter to talk about their equipment. Here is a round-up of some of the most interesting golf equipment-related Twitter entries from the week of Oct.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
PGA Tour spots for 2011 up for grabs at Nationwide Tour Championship
Kevin Kisner won’t ever forget the disappointment of watching six competitive rounds last fall come down to one stroke. Kisner missed his PGA Tour card by a shot at Q-School last year, a 15-footer for par that slid by on the 108th and final hole that left him outside the game’s top tour. “It
Shoal Creek founder Thompson dies at 87, 20 years after controversy
The founder of Shoal Creek Country Club, whose comments about the admission of blacks created a stir, has died. Club President Bob Luckie says in a statement that 87-year-old Hall Thompson died Wednesday morning.
Kaymer downplays world No. 1 rank as he prepares for Andalucia Masters
Martin Kaymer can end Tiger Woods’ five-year run as the top-ranked golfer with a win at the European Tour’s Andalucia Masters at Valderrama this week. The 25-year-old German also can become No. 1 if he finishes in second place, tied with no more than one other player.
Japan's pro tour to begin drug testing in wake of Perske's arrest for cocaine
Japan’s professional golf tour will begin testing players for drugs after Australian golfer Wayne Perske was arrested for suspected cocaine possession. Japan Golf Tour President Tadashi Koizumi says tests for illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine will begin at the Nov.
A Quick Nine: What do you think is the scariest shot in golf?
In the spirit of Halloween, for this week's 'A Quick Nine' feature, we asked our PGA.com Facebook fans: What's the scariest (toughest) shot in golf?
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
What's in the winners' bags this week
What did Jonathan Byrd, Fred Couples and last week's other winners use to achieve victory? We check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week ending Oct.
Manassero skips Andalucia Masters to focus on getting to HSBC Masters
Matteo Manassero has pulled out of this week’s Andalucia Masters at Valderrama to focus on getting a visa in time for next week’s HBSC World Championship in Shanghai. The 17-year-old Italian qualified for both events at the Castello Masters on Sunday when he became the youngest European Tour winn
Woods' streak at No. 1 set to end, but who will replace him still unsettled
It's over -- or rather, it soon will be. The longest unbroken reign in the 24-year history of the world golf rankings ends this Sunday. Rubbing salt into the wounds of a year that has been an unmitigated disaster on and off the course, Tiger Woods is about to be replaced as golf's No.
Fall Series producing some moments big enough for the regular season
Jonathan Byrd hit one of the greatest shots hardly anyone saw, himself included. In the gloaming of Las Vegas, the last thing Byrd could see was his ball drawing toward the flag on the 204-yard 17th hole at the TPC Summerlin in a three-man playoff.
Tips for Downhill Lies
When confronted with a downhill lie, you must go through your "mental checklist" to assure a good shot: 1. Choose a more lofted club; the sloping terrain will de-loft your club. 2. Set your body and weight toward the angle of the hill. 3.
You Can Shape Your Shots
The ability to shape shots from side to side, control their trajectory and play from a wide variety of lies in all conditions are some of the hallmarks of an accomplished golfer.
Release Back Foot for More Effective Chips
The most common flaw I see in pitching is swinging flat-footed. By this I mean the trailing foot. Releasing the trailing foot (letting it roll towards the toe) makes it easier for the player to keep the hands in front of the clubhead.
Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship, a Tournament of Champions
The Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship, which celebrates its 34th edition, Nov. 11-14, at PGA Golf Club in Port St.
Avoid the Wrong Shot in Your Short Game
As we all know, the short game is where we score or try to score that low number. But for many high handicappers, this is where their problems really start.
Barney Adams Named Recipient of the 2010 PGA Ernie Sabayrac Award
Barney Adams of Dallas, Texas, who sparked a revolution in golf through his invention of the Tight Lies fairway wood, has been named the recipient of the PGA Ernie Sabayrac Award, for lifetime contributions to the golf industry. Adams, 71, will be honored at The PGA of America Awards, Jan.
To Chip or Pitch
Any golfer wishing to lower his or her scores needs to learn how to control the ball's height and speed around the green. This key aspect of the short game is largely determined by a player's knowledge of two important shots -- the chip-and-run and the pitch.