PGA News Archive

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Noren's record 63 gives him 11-shot lead over Watson at Nordea Masters
Alexander Noren of Sweden shot a course-record 9-under 63 Saturday to extend his lead to 11 shots after the third round of the european Tour’s Nordea Masters.
Friday, July 22, 2011
LSU star Peterson keeps Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational lead
Here come the kids! Amateurs John Peterson of LSU and Harris English of Georgia have been strutting their stuff through the first two rounds of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational and find themselves holding down the top two spots on the leaderboard.
Campbell and Thompson tied for lead at 36-hole mark at Canadian Open
Michael Thompson followed up his even-par opening round with a 4-under 66 on Friday to move into a tie with fellow American Chad Campbell after the second round of the RBC Canadian Open.
Spieth to face old rival Barrett in 36- hole final at U.S. Junior Amateur
Jordan Spieth beat Chelso Barrett in the first round of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship last year. This time, they'll meet in the finals.
Jutanugarn of Thailand and Ardina of Philippines make final at Girls Junior
Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn advanced to the finals of the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship with an 8 and 6 victory over 20th-seeded Amy Lee of the United States on Friday.
Notebook: Very special father-son trip to British Open for Uihleins
U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein made his first cut in a major at the British Open last week, ending a two-week trip to Britain that was memorable not only for where he played and practiced, but the company he kept.
Calcavecchia among three co-leaders after 36 holes at Senior British Open
Mark Calcavecchia, Lee Rinker and Rod Spittle shared a two-shot lead after the second round of the Senior British Open on Friday.
Noren leads Nordea Masters by three at halfway, Watson five shots back
Alexander Noren of Sweden produced the co-best round of the European Tour’s Nordea Masters so far on Friday to take the outright lead at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club at the halfway point.
Saiki of Japan edges ahead at Evian Masters, where rain eases for a day
Miki Saiki of Japan took a one-stroke lead at the Evian Masters on Friday, shooting a 5-under 67 in the second round to move to 9 under as the drenched course started to dry under sporadic sunshine.
Ex-Ryder Cup Captain Pavin honored by Wales and European Tour leaders
Corey Pavin, captain of the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team, was honored on Friday for his sportsmanship and leadership during the biennial match at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales last October.
'I've wasted last two years' staying loyal to Woods, says caddie Williams
Steve Williams says he wasted the last two years of his life standing by Tiger Woods through injuries and eruptions in the golfer's private life.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
LSU star Peterson leads Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational by one
In the four previous years of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational, at least one amateur has finished in the top 10 each time. When Daniel Summerhays won the inaugural event in 2007, he became the first non-professional to win on the Nationwide Tour since it began in 1990.
Blanks leads RBC Canadian Open, Fowler, Kim, Glover two shots back
Kris Blanks has been to Vancouver before, usually just to visit his wife's family, and never with his golf clubs. The 38-year-old from Georgia is glad he brought the clubs this time.
Was tossing longtime caddie Williams overboard wrong move, asks Litke
Used to be few things in sports made you feel more foolish than second-guessing Tiger Woods. So maybe throwing longtime caddie and close pal Steve Williams overboard after a dozen years and six times that many wins around the world together will pay dividends in the long run.
Defending champ out at Junior Am, Jutanugarn wins again at Girls Junior
U.S. Open qualifier Beau Hossler of Mission Viejo, Calif., beat Connor Black of Katy, Texas, 5 and 4 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship.
Calcavecchia shares lead after rainy first round at Senior British Open
Mark Calcavecchia defied the afternoon rain to shoot a bogey-free 68 and take a three-way share of the first-round lead at the Senior British Open on Thursday.
Swedish amateur Karlsson tied for lead after first round at Nordea Masters
Swedish amateur golfer Robert Karlsson was on top on the leaderboard with countryman Alexander Noren and Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa after they shot 5-under 67s in Thursday's first round of the Nordea Masters.
Stupples, Hjorth and Ahn share lead after first round of Evian Masters
Former Women's British Open champion Karen Stupples of England shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead with Sweden's Maria Hjorth and Ahn Shin-ae of South Korea at the Evian Masters on Thursday.
A Sense of Huber: Caddie Splits From Tiger
It is heavier than you would ever imagine, this thing that Steve Williams has carried all these years. Forget the 14 clubs, towels, rain suit, gloves, balls, umbrella, drinks and pre-prepared bags of snacks. Remember how he shouldered the world’s most enigmatic athlete.
Weir looking to just break par at RBC Canadian Open in Vancouver
Mike Weir has enjoyed a lot of breakthroughs playing golf in Vancouver, including his first professional win while playing on the Canadian Tour in 1997, and his first PGA Tour victory two years later.