PGA Championship

  • 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 five-stroke 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 eight-under-par 63 to take a two-shot 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 32-year-old 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 laid-back Jason Dufner claimed the PGA Championship, transforming the 36-year-old 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 top-five 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 two-shot 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 flat-line 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 mid-afternoon 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 red-hot putter to leapfrog Jason Dufner for a one-shot 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 three-way tie for...
  • McIlroy moves into contention at PGA with third-round 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 even-par 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 four-stroke 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 37-year-old had battled to a 10-over-par 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 one-under 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 rain-softened conditions to surge into a tie for the PGA Championship lead on Thursday as Tiger Woods double-bogeyed 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 5-under 65 in the opening round. The 43-year-old 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...
  • Newlook McIlroy aims for change in form at Oak Hill August 8, 2013

    New York: Rory McIlroy will launch his title defence at this week's PGA Championship with a change in hairstyle and fervent hopes for a change in his golfing form. The Northern Irishman has struggled since switching his club brand at the start of the season to Nike in a lucrative deal...
  • Elusive 15th major title proving toughest to win for Woods August 7, 2013

    Rochester: The stars could hardly be better aligned for Tiger Woods to end a five-year major title drought at this week's PGA Championship, though he feels the task has been the most difficult of his career. Woods has not won one of golf's elite championships since his remarkable playoff victory at...
  • Rory McIlroy heads to Oak Hill still searching for confidence August 5, 2013

    Twelve months ago Rory McIlroy went into the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island on a high, having ended a run of poor form with an encouraging tie for fifth at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational the previous week. The mop-haired Northern Irishman took full advantage, clinching the season's final major by a record-breaking...
  • Major queries again surface after Tiger's victory August 5, 2013

    Ohio: The dust had barely settled after Tiger Woods coasted to a seven-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday when questions were raised about his hunger to end a five-year title drought in the majors. Woods has not landed one of golf's big four events since his remarkable playoff...
  • Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy have much at stake in final major August 3, 2013

    A deliberate game by its very nature, golf seems to hit warp speed this time of the year. Just 18 days after Phil Mickelson's name was engraved on the silver claret jug at Muirfield as the British Open champion, the first tee shot will be launched at Oak Hill for...
  • Woods to play with Bradley, Love in PGA Championship August 3, 2013

    Pittsford, New York: Tiger Woods was grouped with Keegan Bradley and Davis Love III for the first two rounds of the PGA Championship next week at Oak Hill. The PGA of America said on Friday that Woods, Bradley and Love are scheduled to tee off on No. 10 at 8:35 am...
  • Fans to choose pin position at PGA Championship July 24, 2013

    New York: Golf fans will play a direct role in course set-up for the first time in a major at next month's PGA Championship in Rochester, New York, organisers said on Tuesday. Through the "PGA Championship Pick the Hole Location Challenge Hosted by Jack Nicklaus," fans will be able to choose...
  • Italian Molinari grabs lead as Donald and McIlroy falter May 25, 2013

    Virginia Water: Francesco Molinari flourished while five of his European Ryder Cup team mates fell flat on their faces as the Italian grabbed the lead after the PGA Championship second round on Friday. Luke Donald, the 2011 and 2012 winner, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell and Paul Lawrie all...