May 18, 2001 |
Aronimink Golf Club, which relinquished its opportunity to host the 1993 PGA Championship more than a decade ago because it felt it could not comply with minority-membership guidelines at that time, has been selected as the site of the 2003 Senior PGA Championship, the PGA of America announced yesterday. The Newtown Square club, designed by legendary architect Donald Ross and opened in 1928, served as host for the 1962 PGA Championship, which was won by Gary Player. The golf course underwent extensive renovations from August 2000 through March, with greens, tees and fairways all redone with new bent grass.
June 1, 2004 |
Hale Irwin birdied the 18th hole yesterday to win the weather-plagued Senior PGA Championship in Louisville, Ky., by one stroke over Jay Haas. Irwin led after each round and finished at 8-under 276 to win the event for the fourth time. He won it 3 years in a row starting in 1996. Irwin, who will turn 59 on Thursday, was the oldest winner of the event since Pete Cooper won in 1976 at age 61. Haas, playing in his first senior event after turning 50 in December, missed a 10-foot birdie putt on 18 as co-leader Irwin watched from the fairway.
May 11, 2003 |
Rick Holanda, the man whose job it is to put Aronimink Golf Club's course in pristine shape for the Senior PGA Championship, rolled a Titleist across the ninth green one day last week and nodded his approval. "The PGA wants the greens at 11 1/2 on the Stimpmeter," said Holanda, golf course superintendent at Aronimink, referring to a crude but effective device for measuring the speed of the greens. "I'm going to try to convince them to let me take them to 12. I mean, our members play them at 12. " With only three weeks to go before Fuzzy Zoeller, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and the rest of the field of 144 of the game's elder statesmen arrive at Aronimink, it is getting close to crunch time.
May 27, 2011 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Japan's Kiyoshi Murota shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday to overshadow stars such as Mark O'Meara and Tom Watson and grab the first-round lead in the weather-plagued Senior PGA Championship. After a 90-minute delay at the start of the round and a later suspension of play that lasted more than three hours, half the field was still on the course when darkness fell. Those 78 players will hit Valhalla Golf Club early Friday to complete the first round. Murota had a 1-shot edge over alternate Trevor Dodds, with former Masters and British Open winner O'Meara another stroke back at 68. Watson shot a 70. PGA Tour IRVING, Texas - Jeff Overton shot a bogey-free, 6-under 64 to take the first-round lead at the Byron Nelson Championship, a stroke ahead of Ryan Palmer.
July 1, 2009 |
Tiger Woods' AT&T National will be played at its Congressional Country Club home this week but will be played at Aronimink Golf Club in 2010 and 2011 as Congressional is shut down to prepare for the 2011 U.S. Open. 2009: Congressional, Bethesda, Md. Dates: Tomorrow through Sunday The course: Par 70, 7,255 yards About Congressional: It opened in 1924. Course architect is Devereux Emmet. It was redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1957, and again by Rees Jones in 1989.
July 2, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - Kenny Perry won the Senior Players Championship for his first major title, overtaking Fred Couples on Sunday with a 6-under-par 64. Perry finished his four rounds at Fox Chapel in 19-under 261 - 2 shots ahead of Couples and Duffy Waldorf. Perry was runner-up in the 1996 PGA Championship and 2009 Masters as a regular on the PGA Tour. He tied for second in the Senior PGA Championship last month. On Sunday, the 52-year-old Kentuckian hit close to the pin on Nos. 16 and 17 for tap-in birdies to break free from Couples and Waldorf.
February 20, 2015 |
Another PGA Tour event is likely coming in 2018 to Aronimink Golf Club, site of the 2010 and 2011 AT&T National, pending a vote of the members next month. Sources confirmed Wednesday that the tour has invited the Newtown Square club to host the 2018 BMW Championship, the third event of the annual FedEx Cup playoffs that annually is held in mid-September. Comcast SportsNet first reported the news. One source said club officials already have approved the offer and a vote of the membership is all that is needed to bring the tour back to the Philadelphia area.
June 1, 2003 |
This week, Annika Sorenstam will play in the McDonald's LPGA Championship at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, giving fans a chance to see up close the first woman in 58 years to compete in a PGA Tour event. Twenty-seven miles away, former PGA heroes such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are to compete in the Senior PGA Championship at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Delaware County. That's two major championships over the same four days at golf courses on either side of the Pennsylvania-Delaware state line.
May 25, 2001 |
Senior golf got just what it needed yesterday, the return of the Big Three. For at least a day, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were again on center stage. The 71-year-old Palmer shot his age, Nicklaus, 61, matched his best round of the year in relation to par with a 4-under-par 68 and Player, 65, had a 70 as the trio stole all the attention in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship. You almost had to feel sorry for Jim Thorpe, who was hardly noticed in grabbing the lead with six birdies in a 67 on the tree-lined Ridgewood (N.J.
May 28, 2011 |
Kiyoshi Murota shot a 5-under-par 67 yesterday to take a four-stroke lead in the Senior PGA Championship over a glittering scoreboard that includes Nick Price, Hale Irwin and Tom Watson. The 55-year-old touring pro and golf teacher from Japan followed an opening 66 to stand at 11-under 133 in the Champions Tour's major tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. Price was one of 78 players who had to return to the course yesterday morning to complete the first round because of weather delays.