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. (continue reading…)
Tag: PGA Championship
Here’s something I put together for TheScore.ie earlier on:
WHEN JASON DUFNER stood on the fifteenth tee during the final round of this year’s USPGA Championship, he held a five-shot lead over the rest of the field. (continue reading…)
Keegan Bradley, Brendan Steele, Jim Furyk, Adam Scott: there are long putters– broomhandle and belly– everywhere you look during the third round of this year’s PGA Championship.
It’s not really that much of surprise, given the nature of the Athletic Club’s test and the tendency of consistent ball-strikers to develop balky putters, but I’m not confident in the long putter’s ability to secure a first major victory this week.
Everything appears to be in place– a class field comprised primarily, though not exclusively, of the world’s best players; an audience of nearly forty-thousand earnest, obsessively hydrating spectators; a major championship purse and trophy to act as incentives — but I can’t remember a major championship Friday quite so lacking in atmosphere. (continue reading…)
In case you missed the guy who jumped in front of the camera hollering on the second hole after Tiger’s shot from the woods in the second round of the PGA Championship…naturally, a YouTube video was posted within minutes.
I’ve kicked off the live-blog of round two at the PGA Championship over at WSJ.com. Please come by and join me for another 12-hour marathon day. I’m heading out to catch Rory McIlroy as he starts the nightmare final four holes on the back nine. I’ll be sending my thoughts and observations live from Atlanta Athletic Club. (continue reading…)
Reproduced with permission from The Score:
Rory McIlroy kept the press corps guessing overnight, but after arriving on-site only twenty minutes before his scheduled tee time, the 22-year-old announced his intention to play in today’s second round of the USPGA Championship by immediately heading to the range for a brief warm-up. (continue reading…)
Groan! I know, I know. My apologies for the cheesy headline, but I just couldn’t help myself.
Despite a batty decision to hit a hero shot with his ball against a tree root on No. 3, Rory McIlroy fought through the pain and showed his resolve to finish with basically one good arm. The US Open champ shot a rather impressive even par 70 at Atlanta Athletic Club, given the circumstances — he’s T23 through one round of the PGA Championship. (continue reading…)
Tiger Woods began his first round of the 93rd PGA Championship with a birdie on the tenth hole, then added it another on the twelfth, and yet another on the fourteenth. He coasted to the fifteenth tee on a wave of mounting hysteria. The smile was back, the energy was back and, most importantly, the game was back. (continue reading…)