PGA News Archive

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Local Knowledge: 2011 Shell Houston Open
The Shell Houston Open is under way this week at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. It's the last chance for players to sharpen their games before next week's Masters.
Ishikawa pledges to donate all his 2011 golf earnings to Japan relief effort
Ryo Ishikawa first made people take notice because of his golf. He won his first Japan Golf Tour event as a 15-year-old amateur, won the money title at 17 and last year became the first player to shoot 58 on a major tour.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
It’s More than Just a “Demo Day” at Sevillano Links
Living up to its mantra: It’s Better to Play, the staff at Sevillano Links wants to make sure golfers have the best equipment when teeing it up this season.
Top-ranked Tseng set to defend Kraft Nabisco title from Webb and Wie
Yani Tseng got a good laugh when she walked past the pond where she celebrated her Kraft Nabisco Championship victory last year by leaping into the water -- and then remembering she doesn't know how to swim.
Club Test 2011: Cleveland Golf CG16 and CG16 Tour Irons
From Golf Magazine (April 2011) CG16 Category: Game-Improvement Irons We tested: 3-PW with Cleveland Actionlite 55 graphite shaft; 3-PW with Cleveland Traction 85 steel shaft
Fast-rising rookie Vegas comfortable in his adopted home of Houston
Jhonattan Vegas could barely speak English when he made his first appearance in a PGA Tour event, as an amateur at the 2003 Shell Houston Open.
The Hidden Gems of South Carolina - Hole no. 4
In a sense, we here at Harbour Town Golf Links, have 17 Hidden Gems.
Shell, title sponsor since 1992, signs five-year renewal with Houston Open
Shell Oil Co. has agreed to a five-year extension as the title sponsor of the Houston Open. The oil giant has been the tournament’s title sponsor since 1992, the third-longest tenure on the PGA Tour. The event dates to 1946, and is the 10th oldest tournament on the tour.
Westwood wants to win Houston Open, not just prepare for Masters
World No. 2 Lee Westwood is hoping this week's Shell Houston Open will provide him with the perfect build-up to the Masters. The Englishman is back in action for the first time in three weeks and is confident his game is in decent shape as the countdown to Augusta National continues.
Defending champ Davies brings old confidence to new venue in Morocco
Rhys Davies is hoping his first experience of defending a European Tour title will provide him with more good memories.
A Quick Nine: Which club, or clubs, would you upgrade?
The cold weather months are just about behind those of us in places where a brutal, snow-covered winter is the norm. Finally, our dream of heading back to the golf course is about to come to fruition.
Uihlein wins match-up of amateur champions in 14th Georgia Cup
U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein won the Georgia Cup on Tuesday, building a 4-up lead at the turn and holding on to beat British Amateur champion Jin Jeong on the 16th hole of their one-day, 18-hole contest.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Woods still gets everyone's attention, whether he's good, bad or mediocre
So many people surrounded the first tee that it was hard to see who was playing. The gallery stretched down the entire length of the 461-yard opening hole and wrapped around the back of the green on a sun-baked Sunday at Bay Hill. Now on the tee, Tiger Woods.
A Sense of Huber: A Welcome and Introduction
This is the first of what I hope will be years of chats 'tween thee and me, a chance for us to talk golf and not necessarily only the professional variety. 
Senior PGA Championship to allow spectator mobile device access
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The 72nd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, May 24-29, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., will mark the first major golf championship to allow spectators to carry and use mobile devices in select areas on the golf course.
Ball headlines inductees into PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame
What's in the winners' bags for the week of March 27, 2011
What clubs did Martin Laird and last week’s other winners use to achieve victory? We take a peek inside their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week ending March 27.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Bay Hill victory in hand, Laird can't wait to fly Scottish flag at Masters
With a second win on the PGA Tour now under his belt, Scotland's Martin Laird is turning his thoughts to trying to do something achieved just once since 1935.
A week's worth of tweets, March 21-27, 2011
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Players in Shell Houston Open hope to land tickets to Final Four games
Most tournament directors go to extra lengths to accommodate players, from arranging courtesy cars to making dinner reservations to securing tickets for a sporting event or concert that week. Not many have the challenge facing Steve Timms at the Shell Houston Open.