PGA News Archive

Thursday, July 08, 2010
U.S. Women’s Open Notebook: Heat and s-l-o-w play make for long day
Imagine 52 Red Sox-Yankees games all going on at about the same time. Given the speed of play -- or, more precisely, the lack of speedy play -- during the first round of the U.S.
Goydos becomes only fourth PGA Tour player to shoot 59, at John Deere
Paul Goydos has become just the fourth golfer in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59. Goydos put together his 12-under, bogey-free round on the opening day of the John Deere Classic.
No give-up in Clarke, who grabs one-stroke lead at Scottish Open
Only a few weeks after talking about giving up golf for a while because things were going so badly, Darren Clarke bounced back into the spotlight on Thursday. Clarke, spurred on by fellow Northern Irishmen Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy, leads the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond after a 6
Daly just off lead in Scottish Open, thanks to brilliant ball-striking
John Daly has put himself into contention for a $750,000 victory at the Barclays Scottish Open -- and how he needs it. The former British Open champion, who next week returns to the scene of his 1995 triumph at St.
Goydos becomes only fourth PGA Tour player to shoot 59, at John Deere
After four months of pretty lousy play on the PGA Tour, Paul Goydos managed to turn things around just a bit -- he shot a 59. Out of nowhere. "Today was a nuclear bomb," Goydos said. "I don't know where it came from.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
U.S. Women's Open Notes: USGA keeping greenside hoses very handy
Normally, the USGA hides the water hoses located near all greens during any U.S. Open to keep them firm, fast and, to some golfers, fiercely unfair. The 90-degree heat that’s enveloped Oakmont Country Club this week, and is forecast to continue through Thursday during the U.S.
Stricker ready defend at John Deere, with shoulder finally feeling ready
Steve Stricker is well rested, pain free and ready to defend his title at the John Deere Classic. Stricker took six weeks off in April and May to rest an aching right shoulder and has played in only two tournaments since returning to the PGA Tour. The injury, an inflammation in the joint where
Kerr leads Americans seeking win at foreign-dominated Women's Open
American players will look to claim a rare victory at their national championship when play begins at the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday. An American victory at the tournament, once all but a certainty, now is a surprise.
Conditions at Oakmont are killer, and Kerr relishing chance to challenge it
World No. 1 Cristie Kerr is relishing the tough test Oakmont Country Club will offer when she bids for back-to-back major wins at the 65th U.S. Women's Open, which starts Thursday. Kerr, with five U.S.
Mickelson could claim No. 1 ranking with victory in Barclays Scottish Open
Phil Mickelson is choosing competition over course conditions as he prepares for the next major. In a year when several players are skipping the Barclays Scottish Open, Mickelson tops the field at Loch Lomond, which also features U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell.
McDowell downplays his chances to win as he returns to action in Scotland
Graeme McDowell, golf's newest major champion, returns to the European Tour at Loch Lomond on Thursday, but admits it could be at St.
2010 Ryder Cup Points Team Standings (as of 07/04/10)
Eight U.S. Team members will be determined following the PGA Championship, Aug. 15, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.; U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Corey Pavin will make his four remaining selections on Sept. 7. U. S.
Latest Class to Graduate in The PGA Professional Golf Management Program
Forty-six graduates, representing 20 states and Puerto Rico, comprised the most recent class to advance through The PGA Professional Golf Management Program. The graduates were honored in ceremonies conducted June 29, at The PGA Education Center in Port St.
Countdown to Whistling Straits: 37 Days to Go
On Sunday, Aug.
Play Golf America Experience Planned For 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games
The PGA of America and the Nebraska PGA Section will host a Play Golf America Experience – a complimentary clinic for all Special Olympics athletes and spectators featuring PGA Professional expert instruction – on July 19, 2010, during the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Nebrask
Family Golf Month: Creating Successful Family, Junior Golf Programs
Vikki Vanderpool is a PGA Professional and president of Approaching the Green, a golf consulting company in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was the recipient of the 2009 PGA Junior Golf Leader Award. Below, Vanderpool shares her experiences about creating successful family and junior golf programs.
LinxTracker: Measuring performance at the course and the range
How do you measure the state of your golf game? Most people would point to their handicap number and they wouldn't necessarily be wrong. But, the handicap can be deceiving, seeing as it is calculated by using the 10 best of a golfer's 20 most recent scores.
Local Knowledge: 2010 John Deere Classic and TPC Deere Run
Before everyone heads overseas for next week’s Open Championship at St. Andrews, there’s still a big order of business to take care of – the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Heat, as much as course, shaping up as major worry for US Women's Open
Oakmont Country Club, a demanding course capable of producing scores in the 90s, is tormenting the U.S. Women's Open golfers with a different kind of problem: temperatures in the 90s. Jiyai Shin, the South Korean golfer who was briefly ranked No.
Wait goes on for Wie, no longer a teen still seeking to realize her potential
For Michelle Wie and those who follow her, the wait goes on. Not long ago, Wie was supposed to do for women's golf what Tiger Woods did for the men's tour: Become a dominant, charismatic star whose very presence guarantees that any tournament becomes a mini-major. Seven years after she finishe