PGA News Archive

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Defending champ Spieth wins first- round match at U.S. Junior Amateur
Defending champion Jordan Spieth of Dallas beat Chelso Barrett of Keene, N.H., 7 and 5 in the first round of the U.S.
Woods' endorsements down, as is his popularity, according to two surveys
Tiger Woods’ estimated endorsements for 2010 are worth $22 million less than last year, according to Sports Illustrated’s annual analysis of the highest-earning American athletes. Woods is still No. 1 on the list, as he has been for the rankings’ seven years.
At Senior British Open, Watson hopes to rebound from St. Andrews slip
Tom Watson is using the pain of missing the cut at St.
Suddenly, the Scandinavian Masters headliner is Open champ Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen is hoping a return to the golf course for the Nordea Scandinavian Masters will provide a welcome distraction from all the attention his British Open win at St.
Parnevik easing back into competitive play after long rehab from back issue
Jesper Parnevik took his first tentative steps back into competitive golf on Wednesday, and admitted: "This could be very embarrassing." The 45-year-old veteran from Sweden feared his career was over in February when he was found to have a fractured vertebrae.
Many winners thus far after Day Two of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games
Lots of winners so far at Day Two of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games
Former Ryder Cup players could miss PGA Championship under new rules
For years, one of the perks of making the Ryder Cup team was an automatic spot in the PGA Championship, as both are run by the PGA of America. Starting last year, the PGA changed its criteria so that Ryder Cup members of the most recent team must be within the top 100 in the world ranking.
Inaugural Patriot Golf Day Tournament at Medinah Country Club Deemed a Major Success
More than 200 guests participated in the Inaugural Patriot Golf Day Tournament, July 8, at Medinah Country Club, in what officials tabbed as the largest individual event supporting the Folds of Honor Foundation. The tournament was part of a Folds of Honor Week in Chicago. The overall activitie
TNT to Feature 20 Hours of Televised Coverage for the 92nd PGA Championship
Turner Sports will provide extensive coverage of the 92nd PGA Championship from Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. TNT will air exclusive coverage of the first and second rounds, including seven hours each on Thurs., August 12 and Fri., August 13 from 1-8 p.m. (ET).
Countdown to the 35th Junior PGA Championship
As part of the countdown to the 35th Junior PGA Championship in August, The PGA of America takes a look back at the memorable 2007 Junior PGA Championship, with the boys' division won by current University of Illinois men's golfer Chris DeForst and th girls' division won by phenom Alexis Thompson, w
Paul Azinger Headlines Marquee of Presenters at 2010 PGA Fall Expo
Past Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger is the headline presenter of the 2010 PGA Fall Expo main stage schedule which includes designers, instructors, subject experts and successful CEOs to captivate, educate and motivate attendees at the golf industry’s annual second-half of the season business gatheri
Families That Play Golf Together, Have FUN together!
Caroline Murphy is a 30-something wife and mother who has spent the better part of the last 13 years involved in education.
The PGA of America Announces Official Hospitality Sales for 39th Ryder Cup
The PGA of America completed a strong pre-sales period for the 2012 Ryder Cup, reversing the recent trend in corporate sports entertainment. Today marks the official start of hospitality sales to the general public for the 39th Ryder Cup to be held at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, from Sept.
CBS Sports Presents 'The Road to the PGA Championship' on Sunday
Three-time PGA Professional National Champion Mike Small of Champaign, Ill., will be one of five PGA Professionals featured in the CBS Sports special “The Road to the PGA Championship,” which debuts Sunday, July 25, on CBS, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT.
Notebook: R&A's renovation of Road Hole proves to be huge success
The Royal & Ancient was criticized for adding 40 yards to the famous 17th hole at St.
Woods needs more time to return his focus to golf, says his friend Begay
Tiger Woods’ former roommate and fellow pro Notah Begay III says the world No.
British Open final round hits record low TV rating, but early rounds up
Little drama and a little-known champion sent the British Open’s television ratings plummeting to a record low. South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen led over the last 48 holes and won by seven shots, his victory almost never in doubt during the final round.
Kang of California ends as medalist in U.S. Girls' Junior stroke play segment
Danielle Kang of Thousand Oaks, Calif., shot a 74 and earned medalist honors for the U.S. Girls Junior Championship on Tuesday at The Country Club of North Carolina. Kang finished two rounds of stroke play 3-under 141.
Thompson edges Spieth by one to grab medalist honors at Junior Am
Curtis Thompson of Coral Springs, Fla., birdied his final hole Tuesday to win medalist honors by one stroke at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The 17-year-old Thompson, whose younger sister Alexis won the 2008 U.S.