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August 8, 2012 | Mike Kern
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 ...
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August 13, 2006 | By JOE LOGAN Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
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September 17, 1990 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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August 8, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
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.
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October 5, 1988 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 10, 2011 | By Mike Kern, kernm@phillynews.com
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.
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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.
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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.
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August 6, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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...
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August 7, 1991 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
To paraphrase Andre Agassi, image is just about everything. And it's something the PGA Championship, which starts tomorrow at Crooked Stick Golf Club, doesn't seem to have much of. The Masters is Bobby Jones, azaleas and the unofficial beginning of spring. The U.S. Open is the national championship, the tournament that every young American golfer dreams of winning. The British Open is the one that the rest of the world sets its sights upon. So where does that leave the game's fourth major?
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February 20, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
THE PGA TOUR will be back in the Philadelphia area in 2018, following a 7-year absence. The Daily News has confirmed a Comcast SportsNet report that Newtown Square's Aronimink Country Club will host the BMW Championship in mid-September of that year. That event, the third leg of the FedExCup playoffs, is held at different venues throughout the country. It won't become official until the club's membership votes to accept on March 4, but sources say that isn't expected to be an issue.
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January 14, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
IN 1910 THE Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the U.S. Open for the second time in 4 years, on its St. Martins course in Chestnut Hill, nine holes of which are still there. In 2020 the Wissahickon and Militia Hill courses in Flourtown will be the site of the first USGA championship to be held at the club since then, the newly created U.S. Amateur men's Four-Ball. The inaugural championship is being held in early May at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, the first competition on the USGA schedule (the inaugural women's championship is the following week at Oregon's Bandon Dunes resort)
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September 20, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took some extra work for George Forster, but he found his way into the Philadelphia Section PGA record books on Thursday. Forster, the head pro at Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova, sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole to defeat Stu Ingraham and capture the Philadelphia PGA Championship at Llanerch Country Club in Havertown. With the victory, at age 58, Forster became the oldest player ever to win the section's premier event, beating out Marty Furgol, who won in 1970 at 54. He also did it 15 years after his previous section championship.
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August 13, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup, a decision that ultimately would be based on Woods' words instead of his actions. Watson has said all year he wanted Woods on his team if he was healthy and playing well. Even though Woods is injured and not playing for the next month, Watson wouldn't rule him out Monday. "I can't assess his medical condition and I honestly can't assess how he's playing," Watson said.
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August 6, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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...
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August 3, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
DAVE McNABB went to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the PGA Professional National Championship in June with a bit of confidence. After all, he had been among the 20 qualifiers from last year's field to be invited to the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. McNabb, the head professional at Malvern's Applebrook Country Club, got through the ups and downs of the first three rounds in Myrtle Beach and started the final round...
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June 17, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PINEHURST, N.C. - After firing back-to-back 65s on the first two days of the U.S. Open, Martin Kaymer declined to set goals for the weekend, knowing anything could happen - particularly on the firm and fast layout known as Pinehurst No. 2. "I'm not really into goals," Kaymer said. "I just want to play. " Wow, did he ever. Thanks to steely nerves and an incredible display of putting, Kaymer lapped the field in the 114th national championship. He closed with a 69 Sunday and won by 8 strokes.
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June 13, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
PINEHURST, N.C. - Unless maybe you're Tiger Woods, you're not supposed to win the Masters when you're 20. But 2 months ago, Jordan Spieth almost did, tying for second in the first major of the year. So what now? The newest next-big-thing comes to Pinehurst No. 2 as, well, one of the blokes being taken the most serious. And maybe that's asking a lot, even of a two-time U.S. Amateur winner. After 19-year-old Sergio Garcia nearly beat Tiger at the 1999 PGA Championship, many said the same thing about him. Of course, we're still waiting.
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September 21, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As he usually does, Dave Quinn spoke with his father Thursday before he teed off in a golf tournament. In this case, before the final round of the Philadelphia PGA Championship, Ed Quinn might have urged on his son a little stronger than he normally does. " 'You've got to win,' " Quinn said his 71-year-old father told him. He followed instructions, capturing the PGA of America's main event for Philadelphia Section club professionals by 2 strokes at White Manor Country Club in Malvern.
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August 14, 2013 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - So what did we learn from another season of golf's four most defining weeks, other than the fact that no 54-hole leader was able to get it done on Sunday? Well, if Jim Furyk had held on to win the PGA Championship at Oak Hill - instead, Jason Dufner held the Wanamaker Trophy as yet another in a growing list of first-time major winners - we would have had a 5-month run that gave us a pair of 32-year-old champions in Adam Scott and Justin Rose followed by two 40-somethings.
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