PGA Championship http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23771/all en Golf-Johnson takes charge with power at Kapalua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-johnson-takes-charge-power-at-kapalua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 7 (Reuters) - Dustin Johnson took control of the weather-hit Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Monday with an awesome display of power hitting in the second round after the 2013 PGA Tour finally got under way.</p> <p>Tied for the lead with fellow Americans Mark Wilson and Nick Watney when the opening round was completed at the Kapalua Resort earlier in the day, Johnson fired a sizzling seven-under-par 66 to surge three strokes in front of the pack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-johnson-takes-charge-power-at-kapalua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson Golf Kapalua Resort Person Location PGA Championship Quotation Sports in the United States Steve Stricker U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:40:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731466 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Golf-Brian Gay wins Challenge in three-way playoff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/golf-brian-gay-wins-humana-challenge-three-way-playoff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Gay edges out Howell and Lingmerth in sudden-death</p> <p>* Earns fourth PGA Tour win with birdie at second extra hole (Adds Gay quotes, further detail)</p> <p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>LA QUINTA, California, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Brian Gay clinched his fourth PGA Tour title in champion style when he beat fellow American Charles Howell III and Swede David Lingmerth in a sudden-death playoff to win the Humana Challenge on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/golf-brian-gay-wins-humana-challenge-three-way-playoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Professional golf tours U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 01:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737035 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Brian Gay reaps reward after long battle to add yards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/golf-brian-gay-reaps-reward-after-long-battle-add-yards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>LA QUINTA, California, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Brian Gay's quest to add length to his driving led to a frustrating 2012 campaign but his increased yardage off the tee helped him clinch his fourth PGA Tour victory at the Humana Challenge on Sunday.</p> <p>Long known for his accuracy and relatively short hitting, American Gay had increasingly felt "handcuffed" by some of the longer PGA Tour courses and last year he began working with Grant Waite and Joe Mayo in a bid to gain distance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/golf-brian-gay-reaps-reward-after-long-battle-add-yards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737076 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Sparkling 60 puts Mickelson in front http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/golf-sparkling-60-puts-mickelson-front <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Phil Mickelson came tantalizingly close to golf's magic number of 59 on Thursday, a near-miss at his last hole leaving him with a 60 and a four-shot lead in the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open.</p> <p>Mickelson's 25-foot birdie attempt at his final hole of the day -- TPC Scottsdale's par-four ninth -- curled around the rim of the cup but didn't drop.</p> <p>"You don't have chances to shoot 59 often," he said. "To have that putt on line -- I'm kind of mortified that it didn't go in."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/golf-sparkling-60-puts-mickelson-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742486 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Mickelson factor helps Bradley go low in Phoenix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/golf-mickelson-inspiration-helps-bradley-go-low-phoenix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson's sizzling play at the Phoenix Open rubbed off in the best way possible on his U.S. Ryder Cup partner and protege Keegan Bradley during the second round on Friday.</p> <p>Inspired by Mickelson's stunning 11-under-par 60 in the opening round, Bradley followed suit by firing a scintillating 63 to hold, briefly, the 36-hole lead in the PGA Tour event at Scottsdale, Arizona.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/golf-mickelson-inspiration-helps-bradley-go-low-phoenix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743644 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Mickelson wins Phoenix Open by four shots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-golf-mickelson-wins-phoenix-open-four-shots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mickelson wins his third Phoenix Open title</p> <p>* Triumphs for a 41st time on PGA Tour (Adds quotes, further detail)</p> <p>Feb 3 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson held off a last-day charge by fellow American and playing partner Brandt Snedeker to end a week of scintillating golf with a four-shot triumph at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-golf-mickelson-wins-phoenix-open-four-shots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Phil Mickelson Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:30:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744887 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Scotland's Knox shares lead at Pebble Beach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/golf-scotlands-knox-shares-lead-at-pebble-beach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russell Knox matched his career low on the PGA Tour on Thursday by firing a six-under par 64 to seize a share of the first-round lead at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.</p> <p>Knox, who birdied four of his final eight holes on the Shore Course on Thursday, shares the lead at six-under with American Hunter Mahan, who played the Pebble Beach Golf Links course.</p> <p>The 156-player field rotates between three courses in the first three rounds, comprising Spyglass Hill, Shore and Pebble Beach, while playing with amateurs. Pebble Beach will host the final round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/golf-scotlands-knox-shares-lead-at-pebble-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Professional golf tours Russell Knox AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 04:47:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749631 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Rested Kuchar races to Riviera lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/golf-rested-kuchar-races-riviera-lead-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Matt Kuchar fired a bogey-free seven-under par 64 on Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead over Spain's Sergio Garcia in the first round of the $6.6 million US PGA Tour Northern Trust Open.</p> <p>Kuchar's seven birdies on the par-71 Riviera Country Club lay-out included three to open his round.</p> <p>"I got off to a great start," the four-time winner on the US PGA Tour said. "Birdied my first three and all were kick-in birdies -- I think all within probably four feet."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/golf-rested-kuchar-races-riviera-lead-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship U.S. Open AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:31:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756265 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Merrick wins first PGA title in playoff at Riviera http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/golf-merrick-wins-first-pga-title-playoff-at-riviera <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Southern California native John Merrick captured his first US PGA Tour title with a playoff triumph over Charlie Beljan on Sunday in the $6.6 million Northern Trust Open.</p> <p>Merrick, who had briefly held the outright lead on the back nine in regulation as the top of the field stayed tightly bunched, won with a par at the second hole of sudden death, Riviera Country Club's par-four 10th.</p> <p>It was a long-awaited first title for Merrick, in his seventh season on the PGA Tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/golf-merrick-wins-first-pga-title-playoff-at-riviera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf John Merrick PGA Championship Professional golf tours AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:00:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758579 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Donald, Oosthuizen out in Match Play upsets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/golf-donald-oosthuizen-out-match-play-upsets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Luke Donald and Louis Oosthuizen, the top seeds remaining after the first-round exits of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, lost in the second round of the WGC Match Play Championship on Friday.</p> <p>American Scott Piercy thumped England's world number three Donald 7 and 6, taking the lead at the first hole where Donald opened with a double bogey.</p> <p>Piercy won the next two holes with a birdie followed by another bogey from Donald, and went 4-up at the fifth when he holed out from more than 200 yards away for an eagle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/golf-donald-oosthuizen-out-match-play-upsets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Professional golf tours AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:15:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763957 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Golf-Kuchar wins Match Play title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-2-golf-kuchar-wins-match-play-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* American Kuchar clinches first WGC crown</p> <p>* Holds off late Mahan fightback (Adds quotes, detail)</p> <p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>MARANA, Arizona, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar derailed Hunter Mahan's bid to win back-to-back titles at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship with a 2&amp;1 victory over his fellow American in the final on a wind-buffeted Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-2-golf-kuchar-wins-match-play-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest Matt Kuchar PGA Championship U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:15:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765469 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Royal Pines to host Australian PGA Championship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/golf-royal-pines-host-australian-pga-championship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's PGA Championship has found a new home at Queensland's Royal Pines on the Gold Coast, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>The event was forced to relocate after negotiations broke down last year with colourful mining billionaire Clive Palmer, owner of the Coolum resort on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland that had hosted the event since 2002.</p> <p>"The Australian PGA Championship has a reputation for being a fun, relaxed tournament and we think we have the opportunity to not only recreate, but enhance that at RACV Royal Pines," said PGA of Australia chief Brian Thorburn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/golf-royal-pines-host-australian-pga-championship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf OneAsia PGA Championship PGA Championship AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 06:45:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768103 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Westwood, Ogilvy charge but US duo shares PGA lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/golf-westwood-ogilvy-charge-us-duo-shares-pga-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England's Lee Westwood and Australian Geoff Ogilvy charged into contention at the US PGA Honda Classic on Saturday but an unheralded pair of Americans clung to the 54-hole lead.</p> <p>Rookie Luke Guthrie, in only his ninth PGA event, and Michael Thompson each stood on eight-under par 202 after the third round of the $6 million tournament with Westwood and Ogilvy both two strokes off the pace.</p> <p>"I'm in a pretty good place, I think," Ogilvy said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/golf-westwood-ogilvy-charge-us-duo-shares-pga-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Human Interest PGA Championship U.S. Open AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771897 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf: Gomez, Brown share Puerto Rico Open lead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/golf-gomez-brown-share-puerto-rico-open-lead <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's Fabian Gomez, seeking his first US PGA Tour title, fired a seven-under par 65 on Saturday to match American Scott Brown for a share of the lead at the Puerto Rico Open.</p> <p>Gomez and Brown, both second-year PGA players whose best career finish on the US tour came at this event a year ago, finished the third round of the $3.5 million event on 18-under par 198 for 54 holes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/golf-gomez-brown-share-puerto-rico-open-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fabian Gomez Golf PGA Championship U.S. Open AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 22:31:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778434 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Brown seals maiden PGA Tour win in Puerto Rico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/golf-brown-seals-maiden-pga-tour-win-puerto-rico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 10 (Reuters) - American Scott Brown birdied the final hole, where his playing partner Fabian Gomez bogeyed, to clinch his maiden PGA Tour title by one shot at the Puerto Rico Open in Rio Grande on Sunday.</p> <p>Co-leader overnight with Argentine Gomez, Brown closed with a two-under-par 70 for a 20-under total of 268 at the Trump International Golf Club to claim a spot at this year's PGA Championship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/golf-brown-seals-maiden-pga-tour-win-puerto-rico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf PGA Championship Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779169 at http://www.globalpost.com