PGA News Archive

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
PGA of America welcomes three new members to board of directors
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Three new members of The PGA of America's Board of Directors were sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Association's 95th Annual Meeting at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Fla.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Woods has big chance to gain ground in ranking this week in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Tiger Woods, outside the world's top 50 early last month, will be back close to the top 10 if he wins the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the European Tour this week.
Notebook: Mickelson to skip WGC- Accenture Match Play next month
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Phil Mickelson will skip next month's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in favor of a family holiday.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
A Lesson Learned: David vs. Goliath
Sunday's shootout in the desert was a classic David versus Goliath confrontation as Mark Wilson and Robert Garrigus went toe to toe in the final round and David came out on top.
Forsman wins Mitsubishi Electric Championship by two over Blake
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii -- Dan Forsman never flinched in the final round of the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.  
Wilson holds off field to win Humana Challenge on marathon Sunday
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Mark Wilson's last day at the Humana Challenge started before sunrise and ended after sunset.
A week's worth of tweets, January 16-22, 2012
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
Grace tops Els and Goosen in sudden death to win Volvo Golf Champions
GEORGE, South Africa -- South African Branden Grace beat his more experienced countrymen Ernie Els and Retief Goosen in a playoff to win the Volvo Golf Champions on Sunday.  
Forsman takes two-shot Mitsubishi lead after six-birdie back nine
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii -- Dan Forsman had six back-nine birdies for a 7-under 65 and a two-stroke lead Saturday after the second round of the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Strong winds force players off course during Round 3 of Humana Challenge
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- When the wind knocked a big scoreboard into a lake and ripped a few trees out of the ground Saturday, Mark Wilson realized he really didn't mind if he couldn't finish his third round at the Humana Challenge.
Colsaerts catches up to Grace in third round of Volvo Golf Champions
GEORGE, South Africa -- Branden Grace of South Africa and Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium had contrasting third rounds in wet and windy conditions to share the lead at the Volvo Golf Champions on Saturday.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Lehman and Vaughan share lead on Day 1 of Champions season opener
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii -- Tom Lehman and Bruce Vaughan shot 7-under 65 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
Wilson, Crane and Toms tied for lead at halfway point of Humana Challenge
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- When Mark Wilson got to 8 under through 11 holes on the Palmer Private Course at PGA West Friday, he seriously discussed golf's magic number with playing partner Harrison Frazar, who once shot a 59 on another Humana Challenge course.
Grace leads Volvo Champions by four in hunt for second straight victory
GEORGE, South Africa -- South African Branden Grace moved closer to consecutive European Tour victories as he claimed a four-stroke lead in Friday’s second round of the Volvo Golf Champions.  
Thursday, January 19, 2012
McCloskey, Popson and Tubert round out 2012 U.S. Curtis Cup squad
Toms and Villegas tied for lead after red-hot Day 1 at Humana Challenge
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- A little extra time off this winter left David Toms and Camilo Villegas feeling fresh for the Humana Challenge. Toms and Villegas shot 9-under 63 to top a leaderboard dotted with impressive scores in the opening round Thursday.
Cook back to defend his Mitsubishi title as Champions Tour season opens
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii -- John Cook and Tom Lehman finished atop the leaderboard at Hualalai to open the 2011 Champions Tour season. The rest of the year went pretty much the same way with each player claiming three events on the 50-and-over circuit.
Upstart Colsaerts four clear after new course record at Volvo Champions
GEORGE, South Africa -- Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts leads the Volvo Golf Champions by four strokes after surging clear of the field with a course-record 64 on Thursday at Fancourt.
Veenstra, Georgiou and da Silva earn British Open spots in Africa qualifier
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africans Grant Veenstra and Andrew Georgiou will join Brazil’s Adilson da Silva at the British Open this summer after claiming the three spots up for grabs in the African edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) on Thursday.
Local Knowledge: 2012 Humana Challenge
With a different format -- four days instead of five -- less celebrities and a presidential presence, this week's Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation in La Quinta, Calif., has drawn the star power it's been lacking in recent years.