PGA News Archive

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Club Test 2011: Callaway RAZR-X Hybrids
From Golf Magazine (May 2011) RAZR X Category: Game-Improvement Hybrids
Many players focus on winning Tour Championship trophy, not FedExCup
Just being among the 30 players at the Tour Championship should be enough for Geoff Ogilvy.
Tour Championship Notebook: Not much chance for drama on last hole
The first year of the Tour Championship at East Lake offered great promise for dramatic theater on the par-3 18th. Hal Sutton saved par from a deep bunker to get into a playoff, then hit a 4-wood to 6 feet for a birdie to beat Vijay Singh. That was in 1998.
Europe needs win over USA to keep Solheim Cup relevant, says Sorenstam
Europe needs a win in the Solheim Cup to prevent talk from escalating about changing the format of a competition that has become increasingly one-sided, Annika Sorenstam said Wednesday.
Verplank has left wrist rebuilt, out for season, hopes to return in early 2012
After nearly two years of not knowing when he would be able to play, Scott Verplank decided to have surgery to rebuild his left wrist and will be off the PGA Tour for about five months.
Thursday's opening ceremonies tee off Special Olympics Golf National Invitational
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Nearly 500 Special Olympics athletes, coaches, volunteers, plus PGA of America and United States Golf Association (USGA) officials and city representatives will gather on Thursday, Sept.
Cutter & Buck renews supporting sponsorship of Golf Retirement Plus
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Cutter & Buck, which creates a premier line of golf-inspired apparel for men and women who appreciate innovative, high-quality sportswear, is renewing its supporting partnership of Golf Retirement Plus™ through 2014.
Two-time Junior PGA Champion Thompson breaks another record
At just 16 years, 7 months and 8 days old, she won the Navistar LPGA Classic by five strokes over Tiffany Joh.
Former WNBA President Donna Orender to steer new Golf 2.0 initiative
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The PGA of America has engaged Donna Orender as a consultant to lead Golf 2.0's Connecting with Her strategy, a key component in the industry's overall goal of reaching 40 million golfers by 2020.
PGA Village announces two new Turfgrass experts
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla., has appeared on Golf Digest's list of the "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America" since 2007, standing at No. 51 among all facilities.
Stricker gets cortisone shot, but still concerned over weakness in left arm
Steve Stricker is concerned about losing strength in his left arm, and it didn’t help Tuesday at East Lake that he was hitting balls next to Bubba Watson. He watched Watson pound one drive so far that it hit the net on the back of the range on the fly.
Toms receives Payne Stewart Award for his work with children's charities
David Toms was presented the Payne Stewart Award on Tuesday, in honor of the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash on his way to the Tour Championship in 1999.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Lewis stepping into different world as he makes pro debut at Austrian Open
The premise might be the same, but former amateur star Tom Lewis is about to find out just how different playing for your living is this week.
Barclays out as sponsor of Scottish Open because of 'market factors'
Barclays has ended its 10-year sponsorship of the European Tour's Scottish Open. The tournament will celebrate its 30th anniversary in July next year with organizers aiming for new sponsors to be on board.
Underdog European team can win Solheim Cup, says rookie Reid
In-form rookie Melissa Reid is confident that Europe can win the Solheim Cup for the first time in eight years this weekend.
Short-hitting Donald shows there's another way to top of world ranking
Luke Donald is unlike any other No. 1 player in golf over the last two decades. No, he still hasn’t won a major.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of September 18, 2011
What clubs did Justin Rose and last week's other winners 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 September 18:
Monday, September 19, 2011
Walker Cup star Byrne from Arizona State turns pro, to play in Europe
James Byrne of Scotland is turning professional, a week after helping Britain and Ireland beat the United States in the Walker Cup. The 22-year-old Arizona State University graduate signed Monday with international sports agency IMG.
With Woods already picked, Couples in pickle with last Presidents Cup spot
Fred Couples has a short list of candidates to be a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup and will use the Tour Championship as one last audition.
A week's worth of tweets, September 12-18, 2011
Many prominent golf companies, players and PGA instructors regularly take to Twitter to talk about their equipment and other aspects of their game.