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Els, Austin Rallies Fall Short, Woods Claims PGA Championship at Southern Hills

TULSA, OK – Last night, Ernie Els said he’d have to shoot one of the rounds of his life to come from behind and overtake Tiger Woods and claim the 89th PGA Championship. After carding six birdies today, he fell just three shots short. Els had a final round 66 charging from six shots back to close the gap, but it wasn’t enough as Tiger Woods grinded his way to a...

Southern Hills Par-3 6th Again at Center of Rules Controversy

TULSA, OK – When they shaved the bank between the green and the edge of the water hazard to bring the hazard into play, little did the powers that be realize how much havoc the hole would wreak on the field. Corey Pavin incurred a rare three-stroke penalty because of the change. Pavin his his tee shot into the greenside bunker. Before he played his shot, his...

Southern Hills Flashbacks – Annie get your guns, just not at the PGA Championship

TULSA, OK – What is it about major championships in Tulsa that brings out the heavy artillery? Hubert Green was an unlikely leader at the U.S. Open in 1977 after three rounds. The journeyman pro had won several tour events, but had yet to clinch his first major. No one knows for sure whether it was disgruntled gamblers or lawless rakehells, but shortly after he...

Oklahoma Embraces Texan Club Pro Brad Lardon at PGA Championship

When discussing the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry, prominent golf course architect and native Texan Kelly Blake Moran has a strong opinion. “And I’ll tell you another thing” he roars disapprovingly, “those Oklahoma teams that won those national championships a few years ago? I’ll give you one guess where half their roster is from.” He doesn’t wait for an answer. “Texas...

Future PGA Championship Venues

Here’s a list of future PGA Championship venues: 2008 – Oakland Hills Country Club, (South Course),  Bloomfield, MI 2009 – Hazeltine National Country Club, Chaska, MN 2010 – Whistling Straits, (Straits Course), Kohler, WI 2011 – Atlanta Athletic Club, (Lake Course), Atlanta, GA 2012 – Kiawah Island (Ocean Course), Kiawah Island, SC...

Kids at the PGA Championship – who are they picking?

TULSA, OK – One of the greatest things about golf is watching dads and their sons bond, moms and their daughters getting autographs and families attending together. Who do the kids want to win this week? Matt Yeardon – age 12, Minneapolis, MN: “I’m rooting for Zach Johnson. He beat Tiger at the Masters and I thought that was cool. I also want...

The PGA Championship – Glory’s Best Shot

TULSA, OK – Mysteriously, the PGA Championship has selected an incongruous, indeed tacky slogan to try to identify its idiom and set its reputation apart from the other major championships. No other major brands itself and “Glory’s Last Shot” doesn’t exactly make golf fans feel all gooey inside (kinda like John Edwards couldn’t either, despite what all...

2007 PGA Championship – Perry Maxwell, Golf Course Architect at a Glance

TULSA, OK – Chris Clouser, author of “The Midwest Associate” may have compiled the most comprehensive synopsis of Perry Maxwell’s body of work as a golf course architect. “Actually, Maxwell is misunderstood by many people” he notes with a hint of regret in his voice. “For example, he wasn’t Mackenzie’s associate, he was his partner.” Clouser goes on to explain...

Southern Hills, 2007 PGA Championship Preview piece

See you in Tulsa.  This piece and my coverage of the event will be on Cybergolf and linked to by Golf Observer. SOUTHERN HILLS – THE MOST UNSUNG COURSE OF THE MAJORS                 Ask any golfer to list the private masterpieces he or she would love to play before dying and you’ll get many similar answers.  Augusta National, Shinnecock Hills, Winged Foot, Oakmont...

PGA Championship Memories – John Daly, 1991

If not for a staggering sequence of events, John Daly would never have even been playing at the 1991 PGA Championship, let alone winning the event like a bolt out of the blue. AFter seeing his huge drives, it was the patrons and fellow players that were thunderstruck. After failing twice to qualify for the field, Daly was listed as the 9th alternate. As of Monday of...