August 8, 2012 |
What: PGA Championship Where: At Kiawah Island, S.C. The Ocean Course No. 1: par 4, 396 yards No. 2: par 5, 557 yards No. 3: par 4, 390 yards No. 4: par 4, 458 yards No. 5: par 3, 188 yards No. 6: par 4, 480 yards No. 7: par 5, 579 yards No. 8: par 3, 198 yards No. 9: par 4, 494 yards Out: par 36, 3,740 yards No. 10: par 4, 447 yards No. 11: par 5, 593 yards No. 12: par 4, 412 yards ...
August 13, 2006 |
Phil Mickelson Age: 36. Major titles: 3 ('04 Masters, '05 PGA, '06 Masters). Prognosis: Desperately looking to get the Mickelson Machine back on track. After winning back-to-back majors (PGA, Masters), Mickelson was breathing down Tiger Woods' neck - then blew the U.S. Open in spectacular fashion. After his disappointing tie for 22d place at the British Open, he wants the magic. Look for Lefty to pull a bunny from his hat. Ladbroke odds: 8-1. Jim Furyk Major titles: 1 ('03 U.S. Open)
September 17, 1990 |
After third-place finishes in 1985, 1986 and 1987, tour player Jim Booros finally made it to the top locally yesterday when he won the 60th Philadelphia PGA Golf Championship with a 10-under-par 203 at the Eagle Lodge Country Club. Booros, 39, followed rounds of 69 and 68 with a 5-under-par 66 to win by 1 stroke over Gene Fieger of Downingtown. He won $16,000 from the $100,000 purse. Fieger, who eagled the fifth hole with a 50-foot putt, closed with three straight birdies for a 66 and won the $12,500 second prize.
July 27, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Can the golf season already be coming to an end? Or at least the really relevant part of it. It seems like only yesterday that Jordan Spieth, the game's next great thing, was throwing away his chance at winning a second straight Masters on the final nine. The green jacket went instead to England's Danny Willett. While the pride of Sheffield was obviously deserving, the name didn't move nearly as many needles. Can you say Charl Schwartzel? That was 15 weeks ago. Since then we've seen Dustin Johnson finally win a major at the U.S. Open and Sweden's Henrik Stenson also get his first at the age of 40 by beating ageless Phil Mickelson in historic fashion at the British Open.
August 8, 2013 |
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - The Philadelphia-area will be well-represented at the 95th PGA Championship, which starts tomorrow at Oak Hill Country Club. Mark Sheftic, the PGA teaching professional at Merion, and David McNabb, the PGA head professional at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, will both be in the field. It is the first PGA Championship for McNabb, who tied for ninth in the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship, giving him a shot to play with the best golfers in the world this week.
October 5, 1988 |
When the PGA of America did not announce two months ago that Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square would be the site of the 1993 PGA Championship, the warning lights began to flash. The PGA has traditionally announced the site of its tournament five years hence at the site of the current tournament. But officials were non-committal in August when asked at this year's PGA at Edmond, Okla., leading people to believe that Aronimink wasn't the lock that many people had thought. But James Ray Carpenter, the president of the PGA of America, soothed the doomsayers yesterday by announcing that Aronimink would indeed be the site of the 1993 PGA Championship, its 75th.
July 30, 2016 |
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- The first round of the 98th PGA Championship gave hope to the underdogs of the golf world that someone could break through to make it a sweep of first-time winners in the four majors of 2016. It's not that many people would consider Jimmy Walker an underdog, given that he has won five times on the PGA Tour in the last two years and showed similar form Thursday at steamy Baltusrol Golf Club with a 5-under-par 65. But the 37-year-old from Texas, in his 10th year on tour, is winless in the majors and a recent slump has seen him slip to No. 48 in the world rankings.
August 10, 2011 |
Atlanta Athletic Club has been around in various forms since 1898. The configuration of its Highlands Course was completed in 1970. Six years later the U.S. Open was held there. Since then it has undergone a couple of redesigns by Rees Jones, whose father, Robert Trent Jones Sr., was one of the original architects for what was then a 27-hole complex. Anyway, that major is remembered for the shot that clinched it, a 5-iron out of the rough from 22-year-old Jerry Pate on the 72nd hole from some 190 yards away that had to clear a lake fronting the green.
August 2, 2016 |
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jimmy Walker didn't expect winning his first career major championship to be easy, but even he had to be surprised how many great shots he had to strike at rain-soaked Baltusrol Golf Club before finally joining the pantheon of Grand Slam champions. The unassuming 37-year-old from Texas appeared to have the PGA Championship securely in hand Sunday after a birdie at the 17th hole gave him a 3-stroke lead over defending champion Jason Day. But Day's eagle at the par-5 18th meant that Walker needed a par to collect the Wanamaker Trophy.
September 20, 2012
The Philadelphia Section PGA Championship has been reduced from 54 to 36 holes because Tuesday's storm left a massive cleanup for the grounds staff at White Manor Country Club in Malvern. After the first round was washed out, the tournament had scheduled a morning and afternoon shotgun start for Wednesday. But the grounds staff was not able to get the course ready until 10:30 a.m., meaning one of the shotgun starts had to be carried over to Thursday. The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after Thursday, with the second and final round going off Friday.