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Baltusrol Awarded 2016 PGA Championship: Future Sites

Baltusrol won 2016.  2014 is still TBD, for some reason.  Here’s the rest: 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 2013 – Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester...

PGA Championship Preview Piece

DATELINE:  THE INTERSECTION OF TELEGRAPH ROAD AND 8 MILE
There’ll be some wicked energy in Detroit this week, especially with all the musical kharma swirling about in  a vortex.  Anyway, my PGA Championship Preview piece is here at Cybergolf and at PGA.com.
And, we’re off…

Coming soon: Live Coverage from Clemens Steroids Hearing, Five pieces for PGA.com

Quick reset for the week: First, next week I’ll be in the Senate Press Gallery with a true bird’s eye view of Roger Clemens’s latest act of self-immolation. Quite simply, if he can prove his innocence in this whole steroids mess, it will be the GREATEST comeback in sports history. If he can’t, we may be witnessing the greatest fall from grace...

Southern Hills, Dornick Hills and Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club – the 2007 PGA Championship Part 2

Part one is below this entry. See you from Augusta next year. Friday It was fitting that Woods went off early Thursday because it set the stage for him close the proceedings on Friday with fireworks. Much like a headlining rock band rightfully having the stage for themselves to end the gig and sending everyone home singing and screaming for more – a smattering...

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...