Category Archives: PGA Championship

Jul
29
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship
All eyes will be on world no. 2 and Champion Golfer of the Year, Rory McIlroy

All eyes will be on world no. 2 and Champion Golfer of the Year, Rory McIlroy

The top 100 players in the Official World Golf Ranking have all committed to play in the 96th PGA Championship, held at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, according to the PGA of America on Tuesday. With the exception of any withdrawals prior to the first round, it would be the first time any major championship would feature each of the top 100 world-ranked golfers.  

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Nov
8
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship
YES!

Oh, YES! …or NO…?!

In a joint press conference on Wednesday, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and PGA of America President Ted Bishop announced that next year The Players Championship and the PGA Championship will share the luxury of having the richest purses in golf, with each tournament offering $10 million in prize money.

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Aug
12
2013

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Two years after losing a five-shot lead with four to play at the 2011 PGA Championship — and nearly handing the Wanamaker Trophy to Keegan Bradley — Jason Dufner wasn’t going to let that happen again. Nope, not this time Oak Hill.

It wasn’t exactly the most thrilling finish on the planet (and compared to the first three majors in 2013, it was a snoozefest). In fact, it was pretty boring and resembled the monotonous, unchanging expression on Dufner’s face, so it was only fitting for the lack of excitement coming down the stretch and the six-inch tap-in on the 18th for the two-shot win over Jim Furyk.

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Aug
11
2013
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The Stense

Heading into the final round of the PGA Championship, the last major of the year, Jim Furyk (-9) and Jason Dufner (-8) are sitting 1-2 on the leaderboard, which means the two Americans are playing together in the final pairing.

With Phil Mickelson (who will already be halfway home to San Diego) and Tiger Woods so far out of the mix, Furyk and Dufner are sharing the big, bright spotlight in what will (hopefully) be a high-drama finale. But, I’m here to tell you, the golf fans, why you should be rooting for Henrik Stenson.

I know what you’re thinking. WTF? The weird Swedish guy? He’s not an exciting winner! Nor even close to the most deserving! WRONG.

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Aug
10
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

Golf Channel’s Steve Sands was giving a live update from the driving range at Oak Hill on Saturday morning when Brandt Snedeker decided to use Sands for target practice.

This is so awesome that it might even rival Jason Dufner’s record-tying 63 as the greatest thing we’ve seen this week at the PGA Championship. OK, maybe that’s taking it a little too far (and I’m sleep-deprived and delirious), but it wins best-in-show in the non-golf category.

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Aug
10
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship
Dufner staring down history

Dufner staring down history

Twelve feet stood between Jason Dufner’s ball on the 18th green and a record-setting 62 in the second round of the PGA Championship — a score that had never been posted by any player at any of the four major championships in history (or at least since the powers-that-be started keeping track of such things).

And he left the putt short. Yes, SHORT. It never had a chance, stopping two feet short of the cup. And then, he nearly missed the tap-in for 63.

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Aug
9
2013
Green under water

Scott and Rose endured the wet morning better than most

Playing in torrential showers for most of the morning at Oak Hill, Adam Scott and Justin Rose battled difficult and soggy conditions and managed to stay afloat on Friday morning — or near the top of the leaderboard at the PGA Championship despite getting the less favorable side of the draw.

Scott, who opened with a 65 for a share of the first-round lead, posted a respectable two-under 68, while Justin Rose shot 29 on the front nine (he teed off no. 10, so after it stopped raining) to post a four-under 66.

Scores in the afternoon are expected to be significantly lower, with mild and  soft conditions after it dumped buckets in the morning.

Tiger Woods is one-under through seven holes at the moment.

(USA Today Sports)