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Senior PGA field finds inspiration from Mickelson's PGA win

May. 26, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — From Ryder Cup captains past and present to former winners at Southern Hills, the Senior PGA Championship offers a mix of inspiration and motivation all because of one eligible player who chose not to join them. Phil Mickelson will play on the PGA...

Ocean Course put on spectacular show. Will it host again?

May. 23, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The golf at the Ocean Course was thrilling, the images spectacular, the fans raucous in support of popular champion Phil Mickelson and the players generally admiring of the challenging seaside layout. Shouldn't Kiawah Island get that open PGA...

Even on easier Ocean Course, low scores elusive at PGA

May. 23, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The wind was more manageable at Kiawah Island on Saturday, there were plenty of friendly hole locations and Pete Dye's punishing seaside track still wasn't set up to play its maximum distance. Moving day at the PGA Championship? It could have...

Rangefinders all the rage for those at the PGA Championship

May. 22, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Webb Simpson was dead set against rangefinders at the PGA Championship, until he used them this week at the Ocean Course. “We have seen how there’s a lot of situations where it it helps,” he said. The PGA of...

Harry Higgs is keeping his caddie for the PGA Championship

May. 21, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Harry Higgs is keeping his caddie on the East Coast after his play the first two rounds of the PGA Championship. Higgs was at 1-under 143 through 36 holes at the Ocean Course with his brother, Alex, on the bag. Harry Higgs said Alex had...

Back in PGA, grateful Branden Grace shrugs off tough finish

May. 21, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — With everything Branden Grace has been through on and off the golf course in the past nine months, a tough finish to fall out of the lead at the PGA Championship wasn't that big a deal. Grace, a 33-year-old South African with a low ball flight...

The Latest: Mickelson, Oosthuizen tied for lead at PGA

May. 21, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Louis Oosthuizen bogeyed the 18th hole Friday to drop into a tie for the lead with Phil Mickelson through two rounds at the PGA Championship. ...

Morikawa not caught in defense of PGA Championship

May. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Collin Morikawa doesn't have the routine down yet as the PGA Championship's reigning champ. Another week like he had in this tournament a year ago might catch him up quick. From the champions dinner to well-wishers...

Closing stretch at PGA has players pulling off headcovers

May. 19, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Lee Westwood stood on the back tee of the par-3 17th hole at the Ocean Course and ripped a low 3-iron into the two-club wind barreling down the Kiawah Island coastline. The ball cleared the water in front of the green with a few yards to spare and settled 20 yards...

Getting There: PGA Championship promises improved access

May. 14, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The golf, as it usually is at the Ocean Course, was spectacular. Getting there to see it unfold at the PGA Championship nine years ago was more of a struggle. The major championship returns to the dramatic, sea-swept course next week with...