PGA News Archive

Wednesday, July 07, 2010
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
Finchem hints at an Asian Swing that could add spice after FedExCup ends
The PGA Tour already has the West Coast Swing, the Florida Swing and now the Texas Swing. It might not be long before it has an Asian Swing after the FedExCup portion of the season is over. In two years, the PGA Tour already has grown to two events there. It returns to Shanghai on Nov.
PGA Tour Notebook: Woods might struggle to extend streak of defenses
Tiger Woods has not returned to defend his title eight times on the PGA Tour -- once when the tournament changed dates (BellSouth Classic), once after his daughter was born (Buick Open), five times recovering from knee surgery and once this year as he made his return from a sex scandal. He has ne
Clarke captures crown at McManus Invitational, by a shot over Donald
Darren Clarke shot a second round of 68 Tuesday to secure victory in the J.P. McManus Invitational Pro-Am at Adare Manor. The Northern Irishman was lying two shots off a four-way tie for the lead after the first of two rounds in the charity event on Monday.
Woods warm reception turns icy at McManus post-round news conference
After another warm welcome from the Irish public, Tiger Woods turned curt and dismissive at a news conference Tuesday when asked about his state of mind since the sex scandal that’s wrecked his marriage. Woods was questioned following his 3-under-par 69 in his final round of the charity J.P.
Monday, July 05, 2010
Woods bogeys his way to 79 on first day of McManus Invitational Pro-Am
Tiger Woods looked just as out of form in a celebrity pro-am as he did on the PGA Tour. The world’s No. 1 golfer arrived Monday in Ireland just hours after his 46th-place finish at the AT&T National in Pennsylvania and shot a 7-over 79 in the first round of the J.P. McManus Invitational Pro-Am.
Seven teams to tee off in unique Open Champions Challenge at St. Andrews
The R&A has announced the seven teams for the four-hole Open Champions Challenge, which is taking place next Wednesday, the day before the start of the 150th British Open. Each team will have a captain, with the captain being the most senior competitors on each squad.
Jimenez back on track for 'last' Ryder Cup berth after playoff win in France
Miguel Angel Jimenez knew entering this year it was probably his last chance to make his fourth Ryder Cup team. Now, following his second playoff victory of the season on Sunday in the alstom French Open, the 46-year-old Spaniard is back on track to make it.
Six players get into British Open field, with two spots up for grabs on Sunday
England’s Justin Rose has earned a late exemption into the British Open after his victory at the AT&T National on Sunday.