January 8, 1986 |
Somewhat like the fight manager who did not know when to throw in the towel, the PGA Tour went on relentlessly last year, with no apparent end. And it started the new year in the same perplexing manner, with no clear-cut beginning. Once upon a time, the tour took a break around Thanksgiving and came back fresh in mid-January to show off those Hollywood stars with golf swings out of a Keystone Kops movie. That is not the case anymore. It has now become proper for touring pros, with blessings of the PGA, to seek out events whenever and wherever sponsors shell out the the loot.
January 14, 2013 |
HONOLULU - Russell Henley became the first PGA Tour rookie in 10 years to win his debut with a record-setting performance Sunday in the Sony Open. Tied for the lead with fellow rookie Scott Langley to start the final round, Henley seized control from the start with a birdie on the first hole. And then he really poured it on at the end of the round. Henley birdied his last five holes to close with a 7-under-par 63 for a 3-shot win over Tim Clark. Henley finished at 24-under 256. It was the second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament in PGA Tour history, 1 shot behind Tommy Armour III at the Texas Open in 2003.
October 22, 2012 |
WINNING ON the PGA Tour is what Tommy Gainey dreamed about when he held a job wrapping insulation around hot water tanks, when he was playing more mini-tours than he can remember, when he was taking part in a Golf Channel reality series where he was best known as the guy wearing two gloves. "Two Gloves" never imagined his first win would unfold the way it did Sunday at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga. Seven shots behind going into the final round of the McGladrey Classic, Gainey came within one putt of a 59, and then had to wait more than 2 hours as David Toms, Jim Furyk and tournament host Davis Love III - who have combined for 49 wins, three majors and 17 Ryder Cup teams - tried to catch him. None of them could.
June 23, 1992 |
John Appleget of Stone Harbor Country Club preserved his first day's lead and won the Susquehanna Valley Open golf tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with a 36-hole par score of 140 yesterday at Susquehanna Valley Country Club in Hummels Wharf, Pa. It was Appleget's first victory on the local pro tour. JUNIOR BOYS Radley Run's Kyle Yerk, who eagled the third and eighth holes, shared the medal prize at 2-over-par 72 with Chris Hoyle of Llanerch Country Club in the qualifying round of the Philadelphia Junior Boys' golf championship on Merion Golf Club's West Course.
July 21, 2003 |
The Walrus still has some bite. Craig Stadler shot a stunning 9-under-par 63 yesterday to come from eight shots behind and win the B.C. Open in Endicott, N.Y., by one stroke over Alex Cejka and Steve Lowery. It was the 13th victory on the PGA Tour for Stadler and his second win in 8 days. He captured the Senior Players Championship last week. "It's like la-la land here the last 2 weeks," said Stadler, who became the first Senior Tour player to win a PGA event. Ray Floyd also won on both tours in 1992, but he was 49 and still on the PGA Tour when he captured Doral.
December 14, 2000 |
Prize money on the PGA Tour will go up to a record $180 million in 2001, with an even larger increase anticipated when the tour negotiates a new, four-year television contract in the spring. Also, commissioner Tim Finch-em said yesterday he's confident the tour can work out marketing issues with the player largely responsible for those rising purses - Tiger Woods. "We don't have issues that can't be resolved," Finchem said during a teleconference to discuss the state of the tour.
July 11, 1988 |
Tom Sieckmann, who had been winless in four years on the PGA tour and had missed the cut in 13 of 16 events this season, parred the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Mark Wiebe yesterday to win the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic in Williamsburg, Va. Both players made par-saving putts on the first playoff hole, the 427-yard 16th. Wiebe's putt was from 12 feet on the fringe of the green and Sieckmann's from three feet. Wiebe missed a six-footer for par on the next hole, and Sieckmann sank a two-footer.
April 22, 2013 |
FOR ALL THE big moments in Graeme McDowell's career, his resume was short on PGA Tour victories. McDowell relished what he called his first authentic tour win, defeating fellow U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson in a playoff at the RBC Heritage on Sunday in Hilton Head Island, S.C. McDowell has been at the center of some of golf's biggest moments, from his rousing triumph at Pebble Beach in 2010 to capturing the winning point for Europe in that year's...
July 3, 2013 |
The PGA Tour said Monday it would follow a new rule that bans the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, but requested a temporary reprieve for those who play the game for fun. The announcement Monday after a PGA Tour board meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., is the final piece of confirmation from a major golf organization for Rule 14-1b, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2016, when the next Rules of Golf is published....
March 13, 2015 |
JOHN DALY has taken a swing at the PGA Tour's drug-testing policy. Daly, on his radio show, "Hit It Hard With John Daly" on Sirius/XM, said the Tour notifies players before they will be tested, given them time to clean up their act. "It's not random; it's a big a joke," Daly said. "This whole drug testing is a joke. " Daly said he expects to be tested before this week's Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla. "I know when I'm getting drug tested," he said.