Jeff Hintz, Ryder Cup director, named CEO of Minnesota PGA

Jeff Hintz, Ryder Cup director, named CEO of Minnesota PGA

"I am deeply honored, and grateful for the opportunity," Hintz said. "I look forward to leading our staff in serving the most critical growth ingredient in the game of golf, PGA Professionals."
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Europe announces changes to Ryder Cup qualifying system

Europe's team for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France will have an extra captain's pick and is set to contain more in-form players following a revamp of the qualifying system in the wake of a heavy loss to the United States last year.
Golf
January 17

Chile amateur goes from no big victories to Masters

Toto Gana hit what he described as the "best shot I've hit in my whole life," a wedge to 3 feet for a birdie to win the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a trip to the Masters in April.
Golf
January 17

Fowler returns to Abu Dhabi seeking upturn in form

Rickie Fowler flew home from the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with more than just the Falcon Trophy.
Golf
January 17

Big wins for Justin Thomas, proud moments for his father

Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.
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January 16

Justin Thomas leaves Hawaii riding a big wave

Winning never gets old, even for the young.
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January 16

McIlroy withdraws from Abu Dhabi because of rib injury

Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi Championship this week because of a rib injury.
Golf
January 16

Thomas breaks scoring records in winning Sony Open

One of the gifts Justin Thomas received from winning the Sony Open was a 106-pound book that was said to be the largest in the world. Contrary to the whispers going around the room at Waialae Country Club, it was not filled with the scoring records he set this week.
Golf
January 16

Thomas caps off record week, winning Sony Open

One last putt. One more record. And two unforgettable weeks in Hawaii for Justin Thomas.
Golf
January 16

McIlroy to have tests on his injured back

One tournament into the new year, Rory McIlroy is going for tests on his back Monday to make sure he is fit enough to play Abu Dhabi without further damage.
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Golf
January 15

Gana wins Latin America Amateur, earns spot in Masters

Toto Gana of Chile atoned for a bogey on the final hole by making a short birdie putt to win a three-man playoff Sunday in the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a spot in the Masters.
Golf
January 15

Storm beats McIlroy on 3rd playoff hole to win SA Open

Graeme Storm beat Rory McIlroy on the third playoff hole to win the SA Open on Sunday, earning the Englishman a second European Tour title 80 days after losing his card by 100 euros.
Golf
January 15

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Challenged only by the record book, Justin Thomas won the Sony Open on Sunday with the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history.
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January 15

Gana wins Latin America Amateur, earns spot in Masters

Toto Gana of Chile atoned for a bogey on the final hole by making a short birdie putt to win a three-man playoff Sunday in the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a spot in the Masters.
Golf
January 15

Woody Austin, Mark Mulder win Diamond Resorts Invitational

Woody Austin completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational and former pitcher Mark Mulder took the celebrity title.
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January 15

Perfect storm in gorgeous weather for low scores at Waialae

The way Justin Thomas is playing the Sony Open, someone might have to shoot 59 to catch him on Sunday.
Golf
January 14

Thomas stretches lead to 7 at the Sony Open

Justin Thomas has turned the first full-field event of the year into a blowout.
Golf
January 14

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Justin Thomas made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday for a 5-udner 65 to tie the 54-hole score record on the PGA Tour and build a seven-shot lead going into the final round of the Sony Open.
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January 14

Kisner a fraction away from another 59 at Sony Open

Kevin Kisner came within a fraction on an inch of another 59 at the Sony Open.
Golf
January 14

Ray Allen, Woody Austin lead Diamond Resorts Invitational

Former NBA star Ray Allen took the celebrity lead Saturday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational, and PGA Tour Champions player Woody Austin remained on top in the professional competition.
Golf
January 14

Alvaro Ortiz, Toto Gana share Latin America Amateur lead

Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico and Toto Gana of Chile handled the breezy conditions Saturday to share the lead in the Latin America Amateur Championship and go into the final round with a spot in the Masters at stake.
Golf
January 14

Alvaro Ortiz, Toto Gana share Latin America Amateur lead

Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico and Toto Gana of Chile handled the breezy conditions Saturday to share the lead in the Latin America Amateur Championship and go into the final round with a spot in the Masters at stake.
Golf
January 14

Storm stays calm to lead McIlroy by 3 shots at SA Open

Graeme Storm will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the SA Open as he bids for his first European Tour title in 10 years.
Golf
January 14

Thomas sets records and moves closer to winning

Justin Thomas put his name in the PGA Tour record book two days in a row.
Golf
January 14

Blind date for Pampling leads to wife, mother, psychologist

Rod Pampling stood on the second tee at Kapalua, eyes forward and shoulders square.
Golf
January 13

Thomas sets 36-hole record and leads by 5

Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open.
Golf
January 13

Woody Austin shoots 59, scores 43 points in Diamond Resorts

Woody Austin shot a 12-under 59 on Friday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational, scoring 43 points in the modified Stableford event for PGA Tour Champions, LPGA Tour and celebrity players.
Golf
January 13

Costa Rica's Alvaro E. Ortiz leads Latin America Amateur

Costa Rica's Alvaro E. Ortiz shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Latin America Amateur Championship.
Golf
January 13

2-time Ryder Cup captain John Jacobs dies at 91

John Jacobs, the captain of the first European Ryder Cup team and a tour official on the continent, has died. He was 91.
Golf
January 13

McIlroy hurts his back, finishes round at SA Open

Rory McIlroy stayed close to the leaders at the SA Open on Friday despite hurting his back.
Golf
January 13

Thomas will take his 59, and a trophy would be a bonus

Two islands, two big moments to celebrate, and Justin Thomas had to think about which meant more to him.
Golf
January 12

Island adventure for Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman

The fishing didn't quite work out for Jordan Spieth and Smylie Kaufman.
Golf
January 12

Fresh off a victory, Justin Thomas joins the 59 club

Staring over the top of a bunker on his final hole, the prudent play for Justin Thomas might have been to make sure he got out of the sand and avoided a big number.
Golf
January 12

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Fresh of his victory on Maui, Justin Thomas became the seventh player to join the "59 Club" on the PGA Tour when he made a 15-foot eagle putt on his last hole Thursday at the Sony Open for an 11-under 59.
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January 12

Peru's Julian Perico shoots 64, leads Latin America Amateur

Peruvian teen Julian Perico shot a tournament-record 6-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Latin America Amateur Championship.
Golf
January 12

LPGA, Champions players set for Diamond Resorts Invitational

Brooke Henderson did a question-and-answer session with actor Jack Wagner and former pitcher Mark Mulder. On Friday, the Canadian star will tee off alongside Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson and former hockey star Mike Modano.
Golf
January 12

McIlroy gets strong start to 2017 with opening 67 at SA Open

Rory McIlroy made an impressive start to 2017 with a new set of clubs, shooting a 5-under 67 Thursday in the first round of the SA Open to put himself a stroke off the lead.
Golf
January 12

When losing hurts more than winning feels good

Brandt Snedeker won in his next start after losing the Sony Open in a playoff last year.
Golf
January 11

Kyle Thompson wins windy Web.com opener in Bahamas

Kyle Thompson won the Web.com Tour's season-opening The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic on Wednesday at wind-swept Sandals Emerald Bay.
Golf
January 11

A different look in paradise at Sony Open

From a golf course on the side of a mountain to one along the shores just east of Waikiki Beach, the 21 players at both PGA Tour stops in Hawaii will never see two tracks more different in consecutive weeks.
Golf
January 11
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan

New commissioner Monahan makes quick connection with players

The excitement about a new leader was palpable during the first week of the new year in Hawaii because the 46-year-old Jay Monahan is a great listener, which is tantamount to being a great communicator.