PGA News Archive

Thursday, January 12, 2012
DeLaet happy to be back to golf after back surgery, leads Sony Open
Graham DeLaet has never been happier to be on the PGA Tour, and it showed Thursday in the Sony Open.
Elson, McGrane share Joburg Open lead on weather-interrupted first day
England's Jamie Elson and Ireland's Damien McGrane share the clubhouse lead after weather interrupted Thursday’s first round of the Joburg Open. The tournament is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and southern Africa’s Sunshine Tour.
Local Knowledge: 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii
The PGA Tour is in Oahu this week for the first full-field event of the 2012 season -- the Sony Open in Hawaii at the Waialae Country Club.
Hurley, first service academy graduate to make PGA Tour, debuts at Sony
Billy Hurley will make his debut as a full member of the PGA Tour on Thursday at the Sony Open -- just two and a half years after leaving his position as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Two-decade journey leads Christian from office to college to PGA Tour
Gary Christian is among 11 players at the Sony Open who are playing on the PGA Tour for the first time. He took a route to the big leagues unlike the others.
Schwartzel gunning for third straight win in his hometown Joburg Open
Charl Schwartzel will be looking to make it a hat trick of victories when he launches the defense of his title at the Joburg Open on Thursday.
Notebook: Finchem gets four-year extension to stay on as commissioner
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has received a four-year contract extension, keeping him in charge of golf’s biggest tour through 2016.
Townsend, Hall, Cullen earn spots in British Open via Australian qualifier
Australians Aaron Townsend, Nick Cullen and Ashley Hall qualified for the 2012 British Open on Wednesday at the Australasian edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ).
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Notebook: In quick move, Woodland signs on with swing coach Harmon
Gary Woodland left Hawaii for a two-week break but instead of heading to his home in Florida, he made a detour to Las Vegas to work with new swing coach Butch Harmon.
Fast-rising Noh, having conquered Asia, raring to go on PGA Tour career
Rising star Noh Seung-yul is aiming to make an immediate impact when he begins life on the PGA Tour this week.
Laird looks for hot start in 2012 to vault him onto European Ryder team
Scotland's Martin Laird finally has lift-off in his bid for a Ryder Cup debut this year -- four months after everybody else trying to make the European team started picking up points.
Stricker’s formula remains simple after 15 years of ups and downs
Mention the best American golfers and Steve Stricker is on everyone’s list, just as he was 15 years ago. The difference is that he bought into it back then. Now he doesn’t care.
LPGA Tour unveils 2012 schedule with four new events, much optimism
The LPGA Tour begins its new season with four additional tournaments and a lot more reason for optimism.
Maj. Dan Rooney named William D. Richardson Award winner by GWAA
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2012) -- Patriot Golf Day and Folds of Honor Foundation Founder Maj. Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and former F-16 Fighter Pilot, was named recipient of the William D.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of January 8, 2012
What clubs did Steve Stricker and Louis Oosthuizen use to achieve victory? We take a peek in their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week of January 8:
Monday, January 09, 2012
Basic and Gaunt share lead on Day 1 of British Open qualifier in Australia
Australians Neven Basic and Chris Gaunt shot 3-under-par 69s Tuesday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the 36-hole Australian edition of International Final Qualifying (IFQ) tournament for this year's British Open.
A Lesson Learned: 2012 Tournament of Champions
Well here it is, the 2012 PGA Tour season has begun and we have our first winner of the year. I always love watching the opening Tournament of Champions - Maui may be one of the most beautiful places on earth and the Plantation Course at Kapalua is one of the best golf courses in the world.
Bishop's Corner: Loss of a great talent and friend
The world of sports lost one of its best last week when Jim Huber, Emmy award winning essayist, suddenly succumbed to acute leukemia on January 2. Many of you have seen Huber during the past three decades.
Stricker opens year with first win in Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Steve Stricker always believed experience would go a long way toward winning the PGA Tour season opener at Kapalua. This wasn't the kind he was thinking about.
A week's worth of tweets, January 2-8, 2012
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.