PGA News Archive

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Ernie Els Rises to Top in Close Duel For PGA Player of the Year Award
Ernie Els is making a bid toward earning his first PGA Player of the Year Award, while also leading one of the tightest races in many years for the Vardon Trophy. The PGA of America's two prestigious season-ending awards for excellence by a Tour professional will come down to the consistency of e
Legendary Billy Casper Gives Emotional, Heartfelt Acceptance to 2010 PGA Distinguished Service Award
Trailing Arnold Palmer by seven strokes after 63 holes of the 1966 U.S.
With Eight of 12 Team Members in Place, Evaluations Continue for U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin
Part of the work to identify who will make up the U.S. Ryder Cup Team is over for Captain Corey Pavin. Eight players, half of them rookies, have earned automatic berths to compete in the 38th Ryder Cup against Europe.
Mickelson, Mahan Lead Eight Automatic Qualifiers Landing Berths on U.S. Ryder Cup Team
Masters Champion Phil Mickelson and Hunter Mahan, who combined for three victories this season, lead eight players who earned automatic berths on the 2010 United States Ryder Cup Team.
Metropolitan PGA Professional Rob Labritz Finishes Week in Wisconsin as Low PGA Club Professional
Rob Labritz discovered early Sunday morning that there is something special for earning the right to play the weekend in the 92nd PGA Championship, and finishing as the Low PGA Club Professional in the Season’s Final Major. A small present – a pink ribbon – was left in his car as he prepared to d
Martin Kaymer the Lone Survivor of 92nd PGA Championship
There are more than 1,000 bunkers scattered about the Straits course at Whistling Straits, so many that not even the maintenance staff has counted them all. Perhaps it was fitting that only one – a wispy patch of sand trampled by spectators through a tumultuous Sunday – played a pivotal role in d
Johnson already looking ahead, at bright future, after bunker blunder
On the day after a nightmare-inducing end to the PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson was on his boat off the coast of South Carolina, about as far from a bunker as he could possibly be. “Just kickin’ it,” Johnson said. In his vernacular, that meant throwing down cold beers and relaxing with his f
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
PGA President doesn't expect bunker rule to change at Whistling Straits
When the PGA Championship returns in five years to Whistling Straits, the rules on playing the countless bunkers might still be in place. The golf world was still reeling Monday over the two-shot penalty given to Dustin Johnson on the final hole of the 92nd PGA Championship on Sunday.
All of a sudden, questions and issues mounting for Captain Montgomerie
Just when it seemed everything -- the woeful form of Tiger Woods included -- was pointing to Europe winning back the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in October, nobody can be quite so sure anymore.
Experience of contending will be vital for his future success, says McIlroy
Rory McIlroy has headed off on holiday, reflecting on another major that got away. One month ago, the 21-year-old Ulsterman led the British Open after an opening 63 and came in third.
Davies, Wales' only Ryder Cup hope, must rely on receiving captain's pick
Rhys Davies of Wales has pulled out of this week's Czech Open on the European Tour because of fatigue and cannot now make the Ryder Cup on points. A captain's pick from Colin Montgomerie is the only way Wales will be represented on home soil at Celtic Manor in October, but that looks highly unlik
Upbeat even after PGA playoff loss, Watson eagerly looks ahead to Wales
You’d never know Bubba Watson had just lost the PGA Championship. Watson insisted he was more thrilled to earn a spot on his first Ryder Cup team than disappointed at coming up short against Martin Kaymer in a three-hole playoff at Whistling Straits on Sunday. “I’m as happy as can be,” Watson
Even still struggling, Woods thinks he could help U.S. Ryder Cup team
Tiger Woods still thinks he can help the U.S. Ryder Cup team. It might be the only thing that could salvage yet another year without a major. Woods matched the longest grand slam drought of his career when he failed to win the PGA Championship.
Johnson handles shocking situation with grace, earning much respect
Dustin Johnson was knocked out of the playoff at the PGA Championship on Sunday after he was penalized two strokes for grounding his club in a bunker he didn’t even realize existed. He’d already given one major championship away.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Haas runs away to record six-shot win at Price Cutter Charity Championship
Hunter Haas snapped a four-year drought on Sunday with his third-career Nationwide Tour victory, carding a final-round 7-under 65 to win the Price Cutter Charity Championship by a tournament-record six strokes over a hard-charging Jamie Lovemark (65), Jason Schultz (66) and Jonas Blixt (69). Haas
Kang edges Korda 2 and 1 to capture U.S. Women's Amateur crown
Danielle Kang's 4-foot putt on the next-to-last hole in the U.S. Women's Amateur on Sunday gave her a 2 and 1 match-play victory against Jessica Korda. Kang had led deep into the second round during the final at Charlotte Country Club.
Haas rides bogey-free 66 to top spot at Nationwide Price Cutter event
Hunter Haas carded a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Saturday to grab the top spot at the Price Cutter Charity Championship, the 19th event on the 2010 Nationwide Tour.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
American teens Kang and Korda in U.S. Women's Amateur finale
American teenagers Danielle Kang and Jessica Korda ousted their Canadian opponents Saturday in the U.S.
Thompson takes sole possession of lead after 36 holes at Price Cutter
Kyle Thompson moved out of a share of the first-round lead and into solo possession of the 36-hole lead at the Price Cutter Charity Championship, the 19th event on the 2010 Nationwide Tour, on Friday.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Kang, Kirby, Korda and Sherlock set for U.S. Women's Amateur semis
Danielle Kang defeated Sydnee Michaels on the first hole of a playoff Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur. Kang will face Jennifer Kirby, who beat Kristen Park 6 and 4.