Is Tiger prepping for Valhalla at Hoylake?
Could Tiger Woods be prepping for the PGA Championship this week at the Open Championship? Kelly Tilghman, Brandel Chamblee, Tripp Isenhour and Steve Flesch offer their thoughts.
PGA CEO Bevacqua on Growing the Game
PGA of America CEO, Pete Bevacqua, joins Michael Breed and David Marr to discuss the success of the organization and growing the game of golf as the 2014 PGA Championship quickly approaches.
Kentucky Gov., commissions Colonel Dufner
Kentucky governor Steve Beshear shares his insight on Valhalla, Kentucky, the upcoming PGA Championship, and Colonel Jason Dufner. Watch Morning Drive everyday at 7 AM ET.
PGA CEO: Challenge of Valhalla at PGA Champ.
Former caddie and now PGA of America CEO, Pete Bevacqua talks about the challenges Valhalla offers tour players. Watch Morning Drive everyday at 7AM ET.
Long Drive Competition to return at PGA Champ.
After a 30-year absence, the Long Drive Competition will return at next month’s PGA Championship.
PGA prez: Beatings, Blessings and Bill Clinton
The 38th president of the PGA of America addresses his loss to Charlie and Gary, Kenny Perry's last event, Valhalla producing great drama, Blessings in a Backpack charity, long drive contest, and Bill Clinton receiving the distinguish service award. Watch Morning Drive everyday at 7 AM ET.was a match arranged by number 38. He had his mystery fourth. Kenny Perry showed up on the tee. You thought you had a ringer. You did, but first of all, good morning. It's nice toparter no help. Let's put it this way. Well. But let's give Kenny Perry kudos for being here, I mean. Mm-hm. Four tough days at pioneers, and he's living the day for Chicago, as you'll see him up there this week. Yup. So, that was great. Until it was coming really special, Kenny Perry playing his last PGA tour . The PGA championship, the last we'll see him on, under 50 circuit. That's a great way for him to go out. Well,and, but we know it's going to be tough. Maybe you and Kenny Perry should have got him on the phone with our match yesterday. Yeah, right. Yeah. The, the week is, is filled with so
Champagne Charlie and Gary prevail at Valhalla
Charlie Rymer and Gary Williams break down the home of the 2014 PGA Championship and a match they had with PGA of America president Ted Bishop and Kenny Perry. Watch Morning Drive everyday at 7AM ET.been called before. This match was over before it ever started because Kenny Perry hopped out of his cart on the practice tee and took. We didn't know he was, we didn't know who it was going to be. We didn't know who the mystery opponent was going to be, we knew it was going to be, Ted Bishop and a mystery opponent Kenny Perry hops out on a practice tee. He takes one look at Gary and he laughs and he says look at you, you'reDid you mention that three wood I hit about 20 yards past Kenny Perry's driver on number one? Oh, you didn't bring that up did you? No, not, not yet. So we're one and one so let's talk about this golf course . Kelly just mentioned something. That I think is absolutely true. Not a lot of history, but great history in a short amount of time on this golf course . Why do you think that is? Well it's my first time seeing the golf course other then on television and I think there's just a lot of places where you can have some movement. Where you can have some eagles, you can have some bogeys. 18 is a great example. Kenny Perry was talking to me about it after the round yesterday. He said, you know what, you hit a couple good shots on 18, you make eagle. You get a little careless, you can make bogey right there. And, and, and I think that's the kind of finish that really promotes the type of drama that we're accustomed to seeing here at Valhalla PGA Championship . The he challenge of being the fourth major going through the summer months for the superintendents, for the staff here. What did you think of the condition of the turf grass on the golf course ? I'm going to tell the staff here has done an amazing job we're going to have the superintendent on the show here later on but the thing that really stood out to me the health of the turf here, this golf course is big grass in the fairway bent grass on the greens the fairways are very dry and very. Farms my understand they put a lot of sand into them over the past couple of seasons and in particular this new turf on the greens. It's a variety that came here from Asia is my understanding. It's called T1. Very, very healthy. I think in six weeks when the PGA Championship starts, we're gonna see very firm, very fast conditions. That's something that's difficult to pull off. In the south in the summerbut they had the bottles ready for us when you made the birdie putt on the last hole to maintain our one-up lead. A one-up victory. You're such a good teammate, because I was outside of Gary, folks. If I hadn't made the birdie, you were gonna cover it either way. Either way, we were gonna win, whether I make it or not. You had me right? Right? I think I did. It's immaterial. I didn't need to have you. We had each other. And what did, what did Kenny Perry call us? Abbott and Costello? Abbott and Costello. You know what else you can call us, Kenny? Winners. Yeah. You can call
Golfing World: Walk the course with Sergio Garcia
Cara Robinson walks the course with European fans favorite Sergio Garcia at Wentworth ahead of the 2014 BMW PGA Championship.Sergio Garcia is back to his best this season. Winning the Qatar Masters in January, and then finishing third at the PGA tours Flagship Players Championship. Cora caught up with him at Wentworth, before he pulled out of the tournament to ensure a knee injury recovers ahead of this weeks U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Best. Sergio Garcia . Thanks very much for joining us on golfing world. First of all that looked like a, pretty good tee shot . Happy with that one? Yeah, that's very nice. Wish we could all hit it like that. Anyway, fab to see you. Haven't
Colonel Dufner talks about his PGA reign
2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner joins Charlie Rymer and Gary Williams to talk about the whirlwind that's been the last year.lot of great names on this trophy. Obviously, Sam Snead, Jack Nicholas, Tiger Woods Mr. Hogan, my name is on there. It's pretty neet. I bet it is your dog Louis, has been inside not this
Talking football and golf with Louisville coach Petrino
Louisville's head football coach, Bobby Petrino joins Gary Williams and Charlie Rymer to talk Valhalla. Watch Morning Drive everyday at 7 AM ET.usually score better. Coach, who's your favorite player to follow on the PGA Tour ? Well, I've always been, like, the lefty Phil Mickelson a lot. Just because, you know, I guess, I was assistant football coach at Arizona State when he was a player there. Right before he came out on the Tour. So I've always followed him a lot and, like the way he competes and wins the big one. You like that short game? Yeah, we always joke about that when we're out on the course here. You get in the rough and, and then it's time to pull out Phil Mickelson and, usually doesn't work real well for me. As, as a member here, I know it's gotta be a lot of fun
Golfing World: 2014 PGA Championship venue Valhalla
We recently visited Valhalla ahead of their hosting of the 2014 PGA Championship, just six years after hosting the Ryder Cup.championship should be a close one. Both Mark Brooks in 1999, and Tiger Woods in 2000 were forced into playoffs before they successfully lifted the Wanamaker Trophy. We've been very fortunate in that, the tournaments that we've had, they've all been very exciting, and we've had some great champions. And I look for this one to be the same. I think the golf course lends itself to that. It's got some difficult holes, but it does have some holes where you can make up shots. You just have to capitalize when you can. And while both the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup are highly successful tournaments run by the PGA of America, those two world class events are only a small part of what
Valhalla - the New Home Course for the Ryder Cup?
Scott Walker goes through the ins and outs of the business world in golf, including a possible new home for the Ryder Cup in Valhalla. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.Scott Walker joins us now to talk about the business of golf. Ted Bishop's been very interesting. His two years have been eventful as the President of the PGA of America. Recently the, the association had their meetings and a subject came up about the Ryder Cup which is a crown jewel for the PGA of America, about maybe, maybe having a permanent site. Talk us through this. Well, he talked a little bit about with a, at a local Louisville Rotary Clubs. He's trying to promote the 2014 PGA Championship of Valhalla, and he mentioned that Valhalla could be a really interesting permanent home for the Ryder Cup when the U.S. host it. And of course PGA of America owns Valhalla. Talking with Julius Mason, a PGA of America spokesman.