PGA Tour Schedule

By Associated PressMarch 7, 2011, 7:02 pm

   Jan. 6-9 -- Hyundai Tournament of Champions (Jonathan Byrd )   Jan. 13-16 -- Sony Open (Mark Wilson )   Jan. 19-23 -- Bob Hope Classic (Jhonattan Vegas )   Jan. 27-30 -- Farmers Insurance Open (Bubba Watson )   Feb. 3-6 -- Waste Management Phoenix Open (Mark Wilson)   Feb. 10-13 -- AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (D.A. Points )   Feb. 17-20 -- Northern Trust Open (Aaron Baddeley )   Feb. 23-27 -- WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Luke Donald )   Feb. 24-27 -- Mayakoba Golf Classic (Johnson Wagner )   March 3-6 -- Honda Classic (Rory Sabbatini )   March 10-13 -- WGC-Cadillac Championship, TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Doral,Florida   March 10-13 -- Puerto Rico Open, Trump International GC, Rio Grande, PuertoRico   March 17-20 -- Transitions Championship, Innisbrook Resort (CopperheadCourse), Palm Harbor, Florida   March 24-27 -- Arnold Palmer  Invitational, Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando,Florida   March 31-April 3 -- Shell Houston Open, Redstone GC (Tournament Course),Houston   April 7-10 -- Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Georgia   April 14-17 -- Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio   April 21-24 -- The Heritage, Harbourtown Golf Links, Hilton Head Island,South Carolina   April 28-May 1 -- Zurich Classic, TPC Louisiana, New Orleans   May 5-8 -- Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NorthCarolina   May 12-15 -- The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium Course),Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida   May 19-22 -- Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Colonial CC, Fort Worth,Texas   May 26-29 -- HP Byron Nelson Championship, TPC Four Seasons Resort, LasColinas, Texas   June 2-5 -- Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio   June 9-12 -- FedEx St. Jude Classic, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee   June 16-19 -- U.S. Open, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland   June 23-26 -- Travelers Championship, TPC River Highlands, Hartford,Connecticut   June 30-July 3 -- AT&T National, Aronomink GC, Newton Square, Pennsylvania   July 7-10 -- John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois   July 14-17 -- British Open, Royal St. George's, Sandwich, England   July 14-17 -- Viking Classic, Annandale GC, Madison, Mississippi   July 21-24 -- RBC Canadian Open, Shaughnessy G&CC, Vancouver, BritishColumbia   July 28-31 -- The Greenbrier Classic, The Old White Course, Greenbrier, WestVirginia   Aug. 4-7 -- WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone CC (South Course), Akron,Ohio   Aug. 4-7 -- Reno-Tahoe Open, Montreaux Golf & CC, Reno, Nevada   Aug. 11-14 -- PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course),Johns Creek, Georgia   Aug. 18-21 -- Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, North Carolina   Aug. 25-28 -- The Barclays, Plainfield CC, Edison, New Jersey   Sept. 2-5 -- Deutsche Bank Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts   Sept. 15-18 -- BMW Championship, Cog Hill Golf & CC (Dubsdread Course),Lemont, Illinois   Sept. 22-25 -- Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta   Sept. 29-Oct. 2 -- Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, TPCSummerlin, Las Vegas   Oct. 6-9 -- Frys.com Open, CordeValle GC, San Martin, California   Oct. 13-16 -- The McGladrey Classic, Sea Island Resort (Seaside Course), St.Simons Island, Georgia   Oct. 20-23 -- Children's Miracle Network Classic, Walt Disney World Resort(Magnolia, Palm), Lake Buena Vista, Florida   Oct. 27-30 -- CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, The Mines Resort & GC, Selangor,Malaysia   Nov. 3-6 -- WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International GC, Shanghai   Nov. 17-20 -- The Presidents Cup, Royal Melbourne GC, Melbourne, Australia   Nov. 24-27 -- Omega Missions Hills World Cup, Mission Hills Resort Hainan(Blackstone Course), Hainan Island, China   

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Day's wife shares emotional story of miscarriage

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 4:12 pm

Jason Day’s wife revealed on social media that the couple had a miscarriage last month.

Ellie Day, who announced her pregnancy on Nov. 4, posted an emotional note on Instagram that she lost the baby on Thanksgiving.

“I found out the baby had no heartbeat anymore. I was devastated,” she wrote. “I snuck out the back door of my doctor, a hot, sobbing, mascara-covered mess. Two and a half weeks went by witih me battling my heart and brain about what was happening in my body, wondering why this wouldn’t just be over.”

The Days, who have two children, Dash and Lucy, decided to go public to help others who have suffered similar heartbreak.

“I hope you know you aren’t alone and I hope you feel God wrap his arms around you when you feel the depths of sorrow and loss,” she wrote.  

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 5, Sergio Garcia

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 1:00 pm

This was the year it finally happened for Sergio Garcia.

The one-time teen phenom, known for years as “El Nino,” entered the Masters as he had dozens of majors beforehand – shouldered with the burden of being the best player without a major.

Garcia was 0-for-72 driving down Magnolia Lane in April, but after a thrilling final round and sudden-death victory over Justin Rose, the Spaniard at long last captured his elusive first major title.

The expectation for years was that Garcia might land his white whale on a British links course, or perhaps at a U.S. Open where his elite ball-striking might shine. Instead it was on the storied back nine at Augusta National that he came alive, chasing down Rose thanks in part to a memorable approach on No. 15 that hit the pin and led to an eagle.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


A green jacket was only the start of a transformative year for Garcia, 37, who heaped credit for his win on his then-fiancee, Angela Akins. The two were married in July, and months later the couple announced that they were expecting their first child to arrive just ahead of Garcia’s return to Augusta, where he'll host his first champions’ dinner.

And while players often cling to the notion that a major win won’t intrinsically change them, there was a noticeable difference in Garcia over the summer months. The weight of expectation, conscious or otherwise, seemed to lift almost instantly. Like other recent Masters champs, he took the green jacket on a worldwide tour, with stops at Wimbledon and a soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The player who burst onto the scene as a baby-faced upstart is now a grizzled veteran with nearly two decades of pro golf behind him. While the changes this year occurred both on and off the course, 2017 will always be remembered as the year when Garcia finally, improbably, earned the title of major champion.


Masters victory


Article: Garcia defeats Rose to win Masters playoff

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Video: See the putt that made Sergio a major champ


Green jacket tour

Article: Take a look at Sergio's crazy, hectic media tour

Article: Garcia with fiancée, green jacket at Wimbledon

Article: Watch: Garcia kicks off El Clasico in green jacket


Man of the people


Article: SERGIO! Garcia finally gets patrons on his side

Article: Fan finally caddies for Sergio after asking 206 times

Article: Sergio donates money for Texas flood relief


Article: Connelly, Garcia paired years after photo together


Ace at 17th at Sawgrass


Growing family

Article: Sergio, Angela get married; Kenny G plays reception

Article: Garcia, wife expecting first child in March 2018


Departure from TaylorMade


Article: Masters champ Garcia splits with TaylorMade


Squashed beef with Paddy

Article: Harrington: Garcia was a 'sore loser'

Article: Sergio, Padraig had 'great talk,' are 'fine'


Victory at Valderrama


Article: Garcia gets first win since Masters at Valderrama

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 12, 2017, 12:30 pm
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Montana parents can't watch kids play high school golf

By Grill Room TeamDecember 11, 2017, 9:47 pm

Well, this is a one new one.

According to a report from KTVQ in Montana, this line in the Montana State High School Association rule book all but forbids spectators from observing high school golf in that state:

“No spectators/fans are allowed on the course except for certain locations as designated by the tournament manager and club professional.”

Part of the issue, according to the report, is that most courses don't bother to designate those "certain locations" leaving parents unable to watch their kids compete.

“If you tell a parent that they can’t watch their kid play in the Thanksgiving Day football game, they would riot,” Chris Kelley, a high school golf parent, told KTVQ.

The report lists illegal outside coaching as one of the rule's chief motivations, but Montana State women's golf coach Brittany Basye doesn't quite buy that.

“I can go to a softball game and I can sit right behind the pitcher. I can make hand signals,” she is quoted in the report. “I can yell out names. I can do the same thing on a softball field that might affect that kid. Football games we can yell as loud as we want when someone is making a pass or a catch.”

The MHSA has argued that unlike other sports that are played in a confined area, the sprawling nature of a golf course would make it difficult to hire enough marshals to keep unruly spectators in check.

Meanwhile, there's a lawyer quoted in the report claiming this is some kind of civil rights issue.

Worth note, Montana is one of only two states that doesn't allow spectators on the course. The other state, Alaska, does not offer high school golf.