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.
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.
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.
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.
June 27, 2013
Marc Sheftic , 38, a PGA teaching pro at Merion, shot a 76 Wednesday to finish in a four-way tie for fourth with a 283 in the PGA Professional National Championship, qualifying him for the PGA Championship in August. Also qualifying for the PGA was David McNabb , of Applebrook in Malvern, who was tied for ninth with a 286 after shooting a 71. Rod Perry won the event at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort, shooting a 3-under 69 for a 3-stroke victory. The 39-year-old Perry, the PGA head pro at Crane Lakes in Port Orange, Fla., finished at 10-under 277. SOCCER: Paulinho headed Brazil into the Confederations Cup final with an 86th-minute header on Wednesday to give the host nation a 2-1 victory over Uruguay at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
June 29, 2015 |
The two most recent PGA Professional National Championships, the premier tournament for U.S. club professionals, have generated some memorable moments for Dave McNabb. McNabb, 49, the head pro at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, has capitalized on his success in the PNC to earn back-to-back invitations to the PGA Championship, the first and second majors of his long career. He played four solid rounds in the PNC in 2013 and tied for ninth place to qualify. Last year, he sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to avoid a playoff for the remainder of the 20 available spots in the PGA. "I just felt that I hung in there and something good happened at the end," McNabb said Saturday of last year's clutch putt, as he finished up preparations for Sunday's start of the PNC at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
August 6, 2014 |
Dave McNabb waited a long time to participate in his first career major, finally getting his chance last year at age 47 in the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. He managed to experience the excitement while staying focused on what he needed to do. McNabb, the head professional at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, gets to do it again this week as he prepares at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., for Thursday's start...