PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

  • McIlroy wins PGA Championship, claims fourth major August 11, 2014

    Louisville: Pretournament favourite Rory McIlroy recovered from a stumbling start to overcome a series of challengers and clinch his fourth major title by a shot at the PGA Championship on Sunday. A stroke in front of the chasing pack overnight, the Northern Irish world number one lost the lead but regained...
  • McIlroy stays one ahead after wild day at Valhalla August 10, 2014

    Louisville: Rory McIlroy, seeking his fourth major title, ended a pulsating third round of low scoring and frequent lead changes to preserve his oneshot advantage at the PGA Championship on Saturday. A stroke in front overnight heading into what is traditionally known as 'moving day', the British Open champion birdied three...
  • Anirban Lahiri misses cut, makes early exit from PGA August 9, 2014

    Louisville: India's Anirban Lahiri gave it all, but it was not enough to keep him for the weekend as he missed the cut by a fair margin at the 96th PGA Championships. Lahiri added a second round 73 to the 72 he had on Thursday to get to threeover 145 but...
  • Imperious Rory McIlroy moves one ahead at Valhalla August 9, 2014

    Louisville Kentucky: Rory McIlroy, helped by composed shotmaking and a stunning eagle on his ninth hole of the day, soared one stroke clear in the weatherhit second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday. The British Open champion, in pursuit of a third consecutive victory on the...
  • Rory McIlroy reaps rich rewards after total immersion in game August 9, 2014

    Louisville Kentucky: Having immersed himself in golf since the breakup three months ago of his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy has reaped rich rewards with a sizzling run of form at the game's highest level. Just days after saying he was not ready for marriage, the Northern Irishman...
  • Anirban Lahiri puts together gritty 72 at PGA Championship August 8, 2014

    Louisville, USA: Anirban Lahiri ground it out for a oneover 72 on a warm and muggy opening day to give himself a decent chance of making the halfway cut at the 96th PGA Championship golf. The 27yearold Bangalorean drove the ball well and found more than half the fairways but he...
  • Sizzling Westwood gains Ryder Cup boost at Valhalla August 8, 2014

    Louisville Kentucky: Former world number one Lee Westwood, still hunting his first major title, gave his Ryder Cup prospects a massive boost as he charged into contention for the PGA Championship on Thursday. The Englishman is on the outside looking in as he bids to earn selection for the September 2628...
  • Tiger Woods not yet ready to decide if he can play in PGA, says agent August 5, 2014

    Tiger Woods, his back again in pain, has not yet decided if he can play in the PGA Championship starting on Thursday in Kentucky, his agent said on Monday. The former world number one withdrew during Sunday's final round of the WGCBridgestone Invitational because of back pain and returned home to...
  • Thomas Bjorn leads BMW PGA Championship with six birdies in a row May 25, 2014

    An exhilarating run of six birdies in a row, two shy of the European Tour record, catapulted veteran Thomas Bjorn into a fivestroke lead after the BMW PGA Championship third round on Saturday. After an overnight downpour delayed the start of play by three hours, it was raining birdies for the...
  • Happy homecoming as Adam Scott wins Australian PGA November 10, 2013

    Sydney: Adam Scott celebrated his homecoming after winning the U.S. Masters earlier this year by storming to victory in the Australian PGA Championship by four strokes on the Gold Coast on Sunday. The world number two was made to wait for his victory by a passing storm that stopped play for...
  • Fabulous Fowler snatches spotlight from local hero Scott November 7, 2013

    Rickie Fowler shot a sparkling eightunderpar 63 to take a twoshot lead after the opening round of the Australian PGA Championship on Thursday, outshining local hero Adam Scott in his return Down Under. Starting his round on the 10th, the flamboyant American reached the turn at the Gold Coast's Royal Pines...
  • Snedeker withdraws from Australian PGA with knee injury November 5, 2013

    Sydney: World number nine Brandt Snedeker has pulled out of this week's Australian PGA Championship because of a knee injury he sustained in China, the OneAsia Tour said on Tuesday. The 32yearold American was one of the main drawcards at the A$1.25 million tournament but injured his knee on Monday in...
  • Furyk shoots a 59 at BMW Championship September 14, 2013

    Lake Forest, Ill: Before he could take his place in PGA Tour history with a 59, Jim Furyk had to get in the right frame of mind. And that wasn't easy. He was grouchy after the opening round of the BMW Championship. The day that began over breakfast with two friends who...
  • McIlroy hopes for a late start to his season August 22, 2013

    New Jersey: Rory McIlroy knew the rules going into last year's FedEx Cup playoffs, which didn't make it any easier to digest. He won the Deutsche Bank Championship after a duel with Louis Oosthuizen. The next week at Crooked Stick, he blew away a powerful leaderboard that featured Tiger Woods, Phil...
  • 'Dufnering' has new meaning after PGA Championship win August 12, 2013

    Rochester, New York: 'Dufnering' took on a whole new meaning on Sunday when laidback Jason Dufner claimed the PGA Championship, transforming the 36yearold cult figure into a major winner. Dufner, who is not prone to displays of emotion, allowed himself a sheepish smile and a hesitant double fist bump following a...
  • Rory McIlroy sees positive signs after PGA Championship August 12, 2013

    Rochester, New York: A triple bogey may have crushed any remaining chance Rory McIlroy had of defending his PGA Championship crown on Sunday. But the Northern Irishman, who has battled all season, remained hopeful he could end the year on a high. As McIlroy's reign ended, he chose to look on the...
  • Rejuvenated Henrik Stenson has his career back on the upswing August 12, 2013

    New York: Henrik Stenson fell short in his bid to become the first Swedish man to win one of golf's elite titles at the PGA Championship on Sunday but takes comfort in rejuvenating a career he once considered quitting. Stenson, whose game faltered to a point where he was unable...
  • Adam Scott finds way to peak on game's biggest stages August 12, 2013

    New York: Adam Scott has enjoyed topfive finishes in three of the year's four major championships, including his breakthrough Masters win in April, but the Australian feels his best is yet to come. After becoming the first golfer from his country to triumph at Augusta National, Scott went on to...
  • Jason Dufner beats Jim Furyk at PGA Championship for 1st major title August 12, 2013

    Pittsford, New York: Equipped with a twoshot lead at the turn, still carrying a few scars from his PGA Championship collapse two years ago, Jason Dufner never showed signs of cracking. No one expected anything else from a player whose popularity comes from his flatline personality. He merely waved to the gallery...
  • Tougher challenge at sunny Oak Hill for final round August 11, 2013

    Rochester: Warm, sunny weather and quickening greens greeted the early starters in Sunday's final round at the PGA Championship as overnight leader Jim Furyk prepared for a midafternoon teeoff. Only seven players were under par for the day in the early going at Oak Hill Country Club where British Open champion...
  • Clutch finish leaves Jim Furyk one clear at Oak Hill August 11, 2013

    New York: American Jim Furyk used a redhot putter to leapfrog Jason Dufner for a oneshot lead after Saturday's penultimate round of the PGA Championship, as Rory McIlroy battled his way back into the tournament. Furyk, who began the round two shots back of Dufner in a threeway tie for...
  • McIlroy moves into contention at PGA with thirdround 67 August 11, 2013

    New York: Rory McIlroy's chip for birdie on No. 18 dropped into the hole, and he dropped to a crouch with a fierce fist pump. Confident, intense, he looked like the defending champion at a major, the guy who won the PGA Championship by a record eight strokes last year....
  • Another day, another rough round for Tiger Woods at PGA August 11, 2013

    New York: Tiger Woods walked off the 18th hole and past Jason Dufner and Adam Scott, who stood on the putting green still waiting to tee off as the last group of the PGA Championship's third round. Woods is usually the one starting his day well into the afternoon on...
  • Tiger Woods frustrated after losing ground at PGA August 10, 2013

    New York: Tiger Woods finished another disappointing round with another bogey Friday, then headed straight to the practice range. There was a lot of work to do. Unfortunately for Woods, it's probably too late to do anything about another major championship slipping away. Woods plodded through an evenpar 70 at Oak...
  • Rory McIlroy uses late flurry to keep Oak Hill dream alive August 10, 2013

    New York: Staring into the eyes of a second consecutive missed cut at a major, defending champion Rory McIlroy mounted a late charge on Friday that ensured he will see weekend action at the PGA Championship. McIlroy, desperate to regain his form after a nightmarish seven months, finished strongly with four...
  • Woody Austin penalized 4 strokes for extra club August 9, 2013

    Pittsford: Woody Austin has been assessed a fourstroke penalty at the PGA Championship for carrying an extra club. Golfers are allowed to carry 14 clubs in their bags. Austin discovered the extra club while playing the third hole at Oak Hill on Friday. He removed it from the bag and reported...
  • Jamie Donaldson pulls out of Oak Hill with back injury August 9, 2013

    Rochester: Welshman Jamie Donaldson withdrew from the PGA Championship before the start of Friday's second round due to a back injury, tournament organisers said. The 37yearold had battled to a 10overpar 80 at Oak Hill Country Club on Thursday. Donaldson, who won the second European Tour title of his career at the...
  • McIlroy opens PGA title defence with an impressive first round August 9, 2013

    Rochester, New York: Like his new haircut, Rory McIlroy's oneunder 69 in the opening round of the PGA Championship earned the Northern Irishman mixed reviews on Thursday. McIlroy got his title defence off to a brilliant start with three birdies in his first four holes to charge up the leaderboard. But the...
  • Furyk and Scott share Oak Hill lead, Tiger toils August 9, 2013

    Rochester, New York: Jim Furyk and Adam Scott took advantage of rainsoftened conditions to surge into a tie for the PGA Championship lead on Thursday as Tiger Woods doublebogeyed his final hole to finish six strokes adrift. American Furyk, whose only major victory came at the 2003 U.S. Open, fired a...
  • Furyk seizes PGA lead with 65, Woods at 71 August 8, 2013

    Pittsford: Jim Furyk has seized the lead at the PGA Championship with a 5under 65 in the opening round. The 43yearold American rolled in a long birdie putt at the 16th his seventh hole of Thursday's opening round and pushed his score to 6 under until a stumble at...