Happy first birthday to Zoe Mahan (PGA) The big story of the 2013 RBC Canadian Open came when Hunter Mahan -- who was leading after 36 holes in Ontario -- got news that his wife, Kandi, had gone into labor. Mahan, who was just about to begin his third round, immediately packed up and flew home to Dallas for the birth of his daughter a few hours later. Zoe Olivia Mahan celebrates her first birthday today.
Golf fans to select hole location at PGA Championship (PGA) LOUISVILLE, Ken..- For the second consecutive year, golf fans worldwide will have a direct impact on a hole location for the final round of a major championship through the "PGA Championship Pick the Hole Location Challenge Hosted by Jack Nicklaus Presented by Samsung." A collaborative learning experience between the PGA of America, five-time PGA Champion Jack Nicklaus and new sponsor Samsung, the award-winning PGA Championship Pick the Hole Location Challenge is designed to educate fans on how course setup impacts a golfer's strategy in playing a hole;
VERONA, N.Y. (AP) -- Tiger Woods is returning to play in Notah Begay's charity event.
Ryder Cup spots up for grabs in final 2 weeks (PGA) Seven players have separated themselves from the pack and appear to have locked up spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team with two tournaments remaining. That leaves a group of nine golfers, who are all within 500 points of each other, likely battling for the final two automatic berths on Captain Tom Watson's squad.
Jack Nicklaus calls long drive contest "exciting," keeps memento with him to this day (PGA) For fans attending the PGA Championship, Tuesday is always a great day because it's the busiest day of preparation for the players. This year, Tuesday will be even more fun, thanks to the return of the PGA Championship Long Drive Competition. The long drive contest was staged for several years in the 1950s and 1960s and then again in the 1970s and 1980s, and is best known for the fact that Jack Nicklaus won it both times he competed.
Jack Nicklaus would pick Tiger Woods for the U.S. Ryder Cup team (PGA) If you were the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, would you pick Tiger Woods? Jack Nicklaus certainly would. During a wide-ranging press conference on July 24, the Golden Bear was asked flat-out if he could see Woods being on the U.S. team at Gleneagles in September. If Tiger wants to play, I would certainly choose him," Nicklaus said.
Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain. The foursome that won the inaugural International Crown on Sunday have been friends on and off the golf course for years, which goes a long way toward explaining why Spain played so well as the fifth seed against many of the finest women golfers in the world. Carlota Ciganda breezed to an early victory to set the tone, and Spain won all four of its singles matches in the final round to win the coveted trophy. ''Even though we were maybe the underdogs because of the seedings, I knew deep inside that what you need in a team championship is what we have,'' said Belen Mozo, who clinched the title with a 3-and-2 win over Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand.
Zack Sucher won the Midwest Classic on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 1-over 72 in windy conditions for a three-stroke victory. Sucher, the 27-year-old former Alabama-Birmingham player, finished at 19-under 265 at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate and earned $108,000 to jump from 20th to fourth on the money list with $247,318. The top 25 after the final four regular-season events will earn 2014-15 PGA Tour cards. ''I played really well last week and didn't get it done the last two days,'' said Sucher, coming off a tie for fourth last week in the Boise Open after sharing the 36-hole lead.