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News and Highlights from The 2006 PGA Championship

Published: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 12:59:34 EDT

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Lehman makes Verplank and Cink his two selections

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 11:45:00 EDT


U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman has selected veterans Stewart Cink and Scott Verplank with his captain's picks. Both have proven themselves in international team competition, and both hit the ball straight and have strong short games.

Grant Me This: Even an all-star line-up can't stop Woods

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 09:51:00 EDT


For one weekend, Medinah Country Club felt a lot like Wrigley Field. But when it comes to the majors these days, says's Grant Boone, there are Tigers (Woods) and Cubs (every other player on tour) and the result is no contest.

Ryder Cup hopefuls wait for Lehman's captain's picks

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 20:15:00 EDT


Some helped themselves mightily with strong showings at the PGA Championship, while others shot themselves out of contention. Now all that remains is waiting for a call from U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman to see if they made the cut.

Woods' opponents just can't bear to watch him win

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 20:00:00 EDT


On the first green Sunday, Luke Donald turned away so he wouldn't see Tiger Woods sink the birdie putt to take the lead. But when he heard the roar, AP Columnist Jim Litke says, he knew that, once again, Woods would win a major.

Who's afraid of big, bad Tiger? Everyone, it seems

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:50:00 EDT


Tiger Woods' challengers disappeared so quickly on Sunday that they could have stopped for lunch after nine and nobody would have noticed, says AP Columnist Tim Dahlberg. Is Woods that good or are the guys chasing him that bad?

Donald blows his chance to step up into golf's elite ranks

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:45:00 EDT


With a chance to make a big splash by beating Tiger Woods and winning his first major, Luke Donald instead faded into the background as he scuffled to a tie for third. So for now, his dream of being among the best will stay just that.

Three long years later, Micheel gladly settles for second

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:40:00 EDT


Shaun Micheel closed with a 3-under 69 on Sunday to finish in solo second, five shots behind Tiger Woods. But for Micheel, who has struggled since his breakthrough in 2003, the strong result in a major is almost as good as a victory.

O'Hair finds some familiar comfort with an old friend

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:35:00 EDT


After trying out some other caddies, Sean O'Hair is happily back with Steve Lucas, who also happens to be his father-in-law. The pair put things together at Medinah just like they did last year, when O'Hair was the rookie of the year.

Notebook: European leader Howell tweaks his shoulder

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:30:00 EDT


Plus, Dean Wilson gets another shot at a World Golf Championship, Billy Mayfair smiles at the end of an eventful week, Ryan Moore snags a top 10 in his first PGA Championship, Tiger Woods gives a shout-out to Michael Jordan, and more.

In a season of change for Woods, one thing doesn't

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:25:00 EDT


Though the British Open and the PGA Championship were very different tournaments that saw Tiger Woods in very different emotional states, the result in both was exactly the same: Woods in total command of his game and the field.

Furyk earns the final berth in the Grand Slam field

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 19:20:00 EDT


As the top finisher on the 2006 Major Champions Points List, Jim Furyk will round out the foursome in the 2006 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Furyk will play alongside Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy and Tiger Woods in Hawaii in November.

Tiger's legend grows with runaway PGA win

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 14:50:00 EDT


Grant Me This: The force is with you know who

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 13:51:00 EDT


What does Luke Donald -- or anyone else, for that matter -- need Sunday in order to walk away with the Wanamaker Trophy?'s Grant Boone says an otherwordly force and an appearance by Halley's Comet wouldn't hurt.

As birdies abound, the PGA provides plenty of major fun

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 22:00:00 EDT


We're told that majors are supposed to be tests of survival, says AP Columnist Tim Dahlberg, but this PGA Championship is proving that you can identify the best players by letting them make birdies instead of forcing them to grovel for pars.

Donald gets his chance to show the world what he's got

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 21:41:00 EDT


Beneath his easy smile and cool exterior, Luke Donald has always wanted to be seen as the world's best player. He'll get his first opportunity to take a major step toward that goal on Sunday, when he plays in the final group with Tiger Woods.

At a different kind of major, Woods remains the same

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 21:35:00 EDT


This birdie-filled PGA Championship will go down as a rarity, but it shares one trait with many other majors -- Tiger Woods atop the leader board with one round to go. Even more rare would be an ending without him holding the trophy.

Three years later, Micheel is back on the leader board

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 21:31:00 EDT


Since his breakthrough victory in the 2003 PGA Championship, Shaun Micheel has remained in the shadows and without another win. But after a change in attitude and on a course he loves, Micheel has re-emerged as a big-time player.

Weir wants to wipe out his bad memories of Medinah

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 21:25:00 EDT


Two shots off the lead, Mike Weir would like nothing more than to finish strong and create a new memory of Medinah after struggling in the final round of the 1999 PGA. After his stellar 65 on Saturday, he believes it's about time for a win.

Notebook: DiMarco straightens out his putting game

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 21:21:00 EDT


Plus, Geoff Ogilvy bounces back again, Tim Herron makes a big Ryder Cup push, Sergio Garcia hopes for another Medinah moment, Ian Poulter knew Medinah was made for Luke Donald, Stewart Cink aims for the top 10, and more.

Low scores don't make winning the PGA any easier

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 20:30:00 EDT


The soft fairways and receptive greens at Medinah have led to scores lower than most expect in a major. But, AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson says, the excellence of this PGA Championship can be found in the quality of the play.

Stage set for a Tiger PGA Championship repeat at Medinah

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 15:09:00 EDT


Stunned Sindelar still tingling after rare double-eagle

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 14:53:00 EDT


Joey Sindelar recorded only the third double-eagle in PGA Championship history on Saturday when he holed a 3-wood from 241 yards on the par-5 fifth hole. "It was very exciting for me," he said. "I almost duffed my next tee shot."

Grant Me This: Not the usual script unfolding at Medinah

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 13:33:00 EDT


Love was in the air Thursday at the 88th PGA Championship, but on Friday it was filled with heavy humidity and cast of characters not known for major heroics. Who will take the lead role at Medinah come Sunday is anyone's guess.

Newcomers top the board, with a huge pack right behind

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 23:45:00 EDT


In case you missed it, Ogilvy stole the Tiger-Phil show

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:50:00 EDT


Unlike Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy spent most of the second round in the middle of the fairway. And though not too many people noticed, says AP Columnist Jim Litke, the U.S. Open champ is just one shot off the lead.

Bisconti Diary: Reaching the end of the rainbow

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:47:00 EDT


After feeling on top of the world after an impressive 2-under 70 in his first round in a major championship, PGA Professional Greg Bisconti came back to earth on Friday. As a result, he heads home having learned a major lesson.

PGA Professionals Kane and Yrene make the cut

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:45:00 EDT


A pair of PGA Professionals survived the first two rounds at Medinah, and get to play the weekend. Don Yrene of Scottsdale, Ariz., rode a clutch eagle over the cut line, while Jim Kane of Edmond, Okla., put together a pair of steady 71s.

Missing the cut cuts into a bunch of Ryder Cup hopes

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:30:00 EDT


Vaughn Taylor, Zach Johnson and Brett Wetterich came to Medinah in the top 10 in the Ryder Cup points, but all three missed the cut. Now all they can do is wait and see if survivors like Tim Herron and Lucas Glover knock them out.

Notebook: Mayfair reveals that now his mother is ailing

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:25:00 EDT


Plus, Vijay Singh heads the list of high-profile players getting the weekend off, David Toms is thriving on some inside information, Sergio Garcia might be on the verge of a turnaround, age means nothing (yet) to Fred Funk, and more.

Love has a busy weekend ahead, and couldn't be happier

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:20:00 EDT


After ruining a potentially great opening round at Medinah with a late triple-bogey on Thursday, Davis Love bounced back Friday with a solid 69 that has him just off the lead -- and in great shape to improve his Ryder Cup status.

From Chicago to England, all eyes are glued on Donald

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:15:00 EDT


Rising star Luke Donald is a popular pick to be the first European to win a major since 1999. He's put himself in an excellent position to contend this weekend, he revealed, after changing his outlook in the wake of Heather Clarke's death.

Lehman to take his U.S. team on an early trip to Ireland

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 19:00:00 EDT


In an attempt to get his players as comfortable and prepared as possible, Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman has arranged a quick trip over to the K Club in late August. It will be the first planned U.S. team visit to an away Ryder Cup site ever.

Garcia's famous shot gave an oak tree a lifetime identity

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 18:56:00 EDT


Among all there is to take in at Medinah, one landmark is easily the most popular. Seven years after Sergio Garcia hit his famous shot out of its roots in the 1999 PGA, the big oak tree near the 16th fairway has become a must-see.

Exclusive: Hole-by-hole highlights of Tiger/Phil group!

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 18:45:00 EDT

(image) Junior Editor T.J. Auclair was on the course Friday afternoon with the threesome of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy, and he filed live updates after each hole. Check out his exclusive report from inside the ropes at Medinah.

Grant Me This: It feels good to laugh again

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 10:07:00 EDT


After needing a box full of Kleenex near his computer while writing his tribute to Darren Clarke's late wife, Heather, earlier this week,'s Grant Boone is glad to back to the business of making us smile.

Tiger, Phil wait for replay as second round begins

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 09:06:00 EDT


All is cool and calm on Day One of the Tiger-Phil pairing

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:33:00 EDT


Spectators hoping for smackdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson on Thursday were no doubt disappointed, says AP Columnist Tim Dahlberg, as they game's top two players instead put on a solid show of shotmaking.

One round-turning swing drops Love out of the top spot

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:23:00 EDT


Davis Love was cruising along in the lead on Thursday, when the par-3 17th turned a great score into one that was just OK. He's still off to a good start, but knows he needs a strong finish if he wants to make the Ryder Cup team.

Lehman's day has a solemn start and a doubly bad finish

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:18:00 EDT


On an emotion-packed Thursday, U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman began his PGA Championship by leading a memorial for Heather Clarke, and ended it in the Rules office after a penalty made a bad round even worse.

Bisconti Diary: Feeling good after a strong start

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:15:00 EDT


Greg Bisconti, a PGA assistant professional at The Saint Andrew's Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., made his major championship debut on Thursday a memorable one with a stellar 2-under 70.

Four PGA Professionals open up under par at Medinah

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:13:00 EDT


Among the 19-strong contingent of PGA Professionals in the field this week, a quartet ended Day One in red numbers. Greg Bisconti led the way with a 2-under 70, while Jim Kane, Don Yrene and Kelly Mitchum all posted 71s at Medinah.

Notebook: Browne opens his PGA with a slam-dunk ace

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:08:00 EDT


Plus, Colin Montgomerie and Thomas Bjorn are just two Europeans off to struggling starts, Jerry Haas won his brotherly battle Thursday, Ernie Els suffers a loss, a record number of players were below par at benign Medinah, and more.

In the PGA on a free pass, Mayfair could be dangerous

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 19:03:00 EDT


Billy Mayfair is ecstatic just to be playing at Medinah this week instead of dealing with X-rays and white-blood cell counts, says AP Columnist Jim Litke. And because he's free of the usual pressures, Mayfair is one to keep an eye on.

Donald's off to a strong start in his first 'home' major

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 18:58:00 EDT


Luke Donald, who has lived in Chicago since his college days at Northwestern, is the rare European who can sleep in his own bed at a PGA Championship. After poor starts in the other 2006 majors, his opening 68 has him in good shape.

Strong opening rounds help several Ryder Cup hopefuls

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 18:28:00 EDT


Lucas Glover, Stewart Cink and J.J. Henry made strong bids for spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup team with impressive showings on Thursday. But Brett Wetterich did himself no favors with a 76 that included two quadruple-bogeys.

Riley is back in the spotlight, for a good reason this time

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 18:23:00 EDT


When last we saw Chris Riley, he was getting roasted for saying he was tired at the 2004 Ryder Cup. After a year of struggles, he resurfaced Thursday with a share of the lead and stressing that he was misunderstood at Oak Hill.

Triple-bogey wrecks Love's day; Glover, Riley lead

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:47:00 EDT


Exclusive: Hole-by-hole recap of the glamour group!

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:20:00 EDT

(image) Junior Editor T.J. Auclair was on the course with the much-anticipated threesome of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy, and he filed live updates after each hole. Check out his report from inside the ropes at Medinah.

Ridley honored with PGA Distinguished Service Award

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:02:00 EDT


Former USGA president and accomplished amateur player Fred S. Ridley on Wednesday night became the 18th recipient of The PGA of America's most prestigious honor, the PGA Distinguished Service Award.

Everyone awaits the Battle of the Titans at Medinah

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:40:00 EDT


The first two rounds of the 88th PGA Championship are all about the match-up of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. With those two in the same group, anticipation of the opening days of a major has never been higher.

Bisconti Diary: Polishing before the opening bell

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:28:00 EDT


Greg Bisconti, a PGA assistant professional from Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., is one of 19 PGA Professionals competing in the 88th PGA Championship. Read about his experience at Medinah in the second of his daily diaries that will appear on

Could the next 10 years be even better for Woods?

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 17:20:00 EDT


At the end of his unprecedented first decade as a pro, Tiger Woods is such a prohibitive favorite at Medinah that some sports books won't take bets on him. That has Tim Dahlberg wondering whether this great player has yet to play his greatest golf.

Seven years later at Medinah, some things are the same

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 17:10:00 EDT


The PGA Championship is back at Medinah for the first time since 1999, where once again we have the longest course to host a major, much buzz over the Ryder Cup, Sergio Garcia waiting for his first major, and Tiger Woods hitting his stride.

Lehman is ready for his Ryder Cup team to get set

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 16:38:00 EDT


After two long years, the U.S. Ryder Cup team will be finalized at the PGA Championship. But with so many spots still up for grabs, Captain Tom Lehman is as eager to see who steps up and makes the most special team in golf.

RBS Achievers of the Year award winners announced

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:33:00 EDT

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group on Wednesday honored two courageous and determined youngsters who have overcome great adversity to achieve success in their personal and academic lives.

Grant Me This: A prayer for Darren and his boys

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:16:00 EDT


Suddenly, golf doesn't seem so important. At least not to Grant Boone, who carries a heavy heart to Medinah after hearing the sad news that Darren Clarke's courageous wife, Heather, has lost her battle against breast cancer.

Notebook: PGA will start after a memorial for Clarke

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:00:00 EDT


Tom Lehman will lead a service for Heather Clarke outside the Medinah clubhouse. Plus, the 2008 schedule is already causing consternation, Brett Wetterich is tired of defending himself, Kenneth Ferrie is back to square one, and more.

Older and wiser, Garcia seeks that elusive first major

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:30:00 EDT


In the years since the 1999 PGA Championship, Sergio Garcia has six PGA Tour victories and has led Europe to two Ryder Cup wins despite a suspect putting game. But if greatness is defined by majors, he is still trying to find it.

Calcavecchia's ex-prisoner caddie gets another round

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:00:00 EDT


Eric Larson was caddying for Mark Calcavecchia when he was jailed on a federal drug charge. After serving 11 years, Larson is quick to blame only himself for his actions, and equally quick to give thanks for a valuable second chance at life.

At Medinah, Montgomerie is aiming to get trim and win

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 12:50:00 EDT


Colin Montgomerie tees off in his 60th major on Thursday with two goals: to claim his first big trophy, and to lose some more weight so he can fit into his Ryder Cup clothes. He finished sixth in the 1999 PGA, and feels good at Medinah.

TNT,, Txtstation to launch multi-platform poll

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 11:17:00 EDT


With the launching of a multi-platform live poll and sweepstakes for the 88th PGA Championship, golf fans can vote for a chance to win a PGA Golf Getaway via Wireless Text Message or at

Bendelow, the Johnny Appleseed of American golf

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 08:00:00 EDT


A former newspaper linotype operator, Tom Bendelow designed Medinah and hundreds of other courses nationwide with minimal fanfare. Bendelow was the architect of Medinah Country Club's three courses and more than 600 others.

National Champion Philo leads club professionals into PGA

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 08:00:00 EDT


Ron Philo Jr., winner of the 39th PGA Professional National Championship in June, leads the field of 20 PGA Club Professionals into the 88th PGA Championship at Medinah. Philo made the cut at Baltusrol last year with sister Laura Diaz caddying.

Ridley receives PGA of America's highest honor

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 08:00:00 EDT


Fred S. Ridley, who recently concluded his term as the 58th president of the USGA, is the recipient of the 2006 PGA Distinguished Service Award, the highest annual individual honor bestowed by The PGA of America.

At the final major, Tiger and Phil are the main event

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 18:20:00 EDT


Neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson is putting too much stock in their match-up in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship. Nevertheless, this latest chapter of their rivalry remains the center of conversion at Medinah.

Small's week at Medinah gets off to a very big start

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 17:40:00 EDT


Qualifying for the PGA Championship in his home state was a big coup for PGA Professional Mike Small, the golf coach at the University of Illinois. And his Tuesday practice round with Phil Mickelson has him more ready than ever to tee off.

Notebook: Mickelson's imagination extends to gifts

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 17:30:00 EDT


Phil Mickelson presented each attendee with a special retrospective at the past champions' dinner on Tuesday. Plus, Jay and Jerry Haas share some brotherly love, Ernie Els' knee and his game are coming around nicely, and more.

After excising cancer, Mayfair has a renewed perspective

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 17:20:00 EDT


As a lifelong friend of Heather Farr, the popular LPGA player felled by cancer, Billy Mayfair shuddered when he was diagnosed with cancer. Now that he's back playing again, he's realizing what a life-changing year this has become.

Notebook: Former PGA champ Elkington withdraws

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:49:00 EDT


Steve Elkington the biggest name of several players to pull out so far, putting Bob Estes and Billy Andrade, among others, into the field. Plus, Colin Montgomerie supports drug testing, Nick Dougherty is driven to distraction, and more. 

Death of Clarke's wife has tight-knit Europeans reeling

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:30:00 EDT


As if the long streak of European futility in the PGA Championship isn't weighing on them enough, many of the European players at Medinah are struggling to focus on their preparations as they mourn the death of Heather Clarke.

Ogilvy will hold his own in the PGA's marquee group

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 16:17:00 EDT


Forgive Geoff Ogilvy if he feels like the forgotten man in his pairing with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. But don't worry about the reigning U.S. Open champ because, as he says, he tends to play his best in big situations like this.

Bisconti Diary: Practice-round final touches

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 15:44:00 EDT


Greg Bisconti, a PGA assistant professional from Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., is one of 19 PGA Professionals competing in the 88th PGA Championship. Read about his experience at Medinah in the first of his daily diaries that will appear on

Mickelson's short game is better than Woods', says Pelz

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:05:00 EDT


As if the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson pairing in the first two rounds wasn't going to be dramatic enough, now Dave Pelz, Phil Mickelson's short-game coach, says no one can beat Mickelson when he's on his game, even Woods.

Harrington will play with a greater purpose this week

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:01:00 EDT


Playing in the PGA Championship was a difficult decision for Padraig Harrington in the wake of Heather Clarke's death. He plans to honor her memory by donating any prize money he earns at Medinah in her name to breast cancer research.

Hometown champion Sluman wants to enjoy the moment

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:36:00 EDT


Jeff Sluman, who lives just down the road from Medinah in Hinsdale, Ill., has learned from experience that trying too hard hurts his game. So the 1984 PGA Champion relaxed last week and is just looking forward to the experience.

18 Holes With...

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 10:45:00 EDT


Former NFL lineman now head professional at Medinah

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 08:00:00 EDT


Mike Scully's football career helped prepare him for the challenges he faces in his position as Medinah's 6'5½, 265-pound PGA head professional. Scully took the job in 2003, moving back to his home state of Illinois after a stint in Florida.

That number on the scorecard is huge, but manageable

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 21:57:00 EDT


At 7,561 yards, Medinah is on paper the longest course ever to host a major. But the players who took a crack at it on Monday believe that, on a hole-by-hole basis, the lengthy layout is full of testing but fair challenges.

Notebook: Rested Kelly is ready for a Ryder Cup push

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 21:50:00 EDT


Jerry Kelly took the last two weeks off, putting all his Ryder Cup eggs in the PGA Championship basket. Plus, Arron Oberholser is on the mend from a cucumber mishap, Ron Philo again has a famous caddie on the bag, and more.

Scully completes his transition from the gridiron to golf

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 21:43:00 EDT


Mike Scully grew up 30 minutes from Medinah dreaming of a career in professional football. When that journey was cut short, he got into golf, and this week reaches the peak of his career as the PGA Championship's host professional.

Notebook: Clarke urges his friends to go ahead and play

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 13:35:00 EDT


Several top European stars considered pulling out of the PGA Championship to attend Heather Clarke's funeral until Darren Clarke said that Heather would have wanted them to play. Plus, several alternates make the field, and more.

Fan-friendly hand-held device to make splash at Medinah

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 08:06:00 EDT


Hand-held devices will be available for spectators to rent during practice and tournament rounds at Medinah. With myLEADERBOARD technology, fans will be able to walk the course and follow the tournament like never before.

Medinah Country Club, a look at a golfer’s paradise

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 07:00:00 EDT


Built for Shriners in the 1920s, the pristine Medinah Country Club has a rich history that has included a distinctive clubhouse, the 1999 PGA Championship, three U.S. Opens, and numerous course renovations.

Star was born when Barnes won inaugural PGA in 1916

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 07:00:00 EDT


The inaugural PGA Championship in 1916 launched the Hall of Fame career of Englishman "Long" Jim Barnes and marked the milestone birth of golf's third-oldest major.

For Woods and Mickelson, Medinah means everything

Sun, 13 Aug 2006 21:44:00 EDT


Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have reduced the Big Five to the Big Two this year. Both roll into the PGA Championship eager to win a second 2006 major and make a definitive statement about who's the top player this year. 

U.S. Ryder Cup spots are still up for grabs at Medinah

Sun, 13 Aug 2006 21:22:00 EDT


Every other year, the PGA Championship takes on extra importance as the final chance to make the U.S. Ryder Cup team. And thanks to a change in the points system this time, the race for the places is more dynamic than ever.

Garcia returns with his career still open to interpretation

Sun, 13 Aug 2006 21:11:00 EDT


Great things were expected of Sergio Garcia after his big 1999 performance at Medinah. Some are disappointed that he's yet to win a major, but he points out that, compared to his peers except for Tiger Woods, he's done pretty well.

Metropolitan Members honor first PGA Championship

Sun, 13 Aug 2006 10:18:00 EDT


The first PGA Championship was contested 90 years ago at Siwanoy Country Club. On Friday, four Metropolitan PGA Professionals gathered at the historic venue to commemorate the creation of one of golf's truly great events.

Woods is paired with Mickelson and Ogilvy at Medinah

Fri, 11 Aug 2006 17:27:00 EDT


Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson won't have to try hard to keep up each other in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship. The world's top two players have been paired together, along with U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy.

TNT, team to deliver unprecedented coverage

Mon, 07 Aug 2006 15:21:00 EDT


TNT and team to deliver unprecedented multi-platform simulcast during the 88th PGA Championship, August 17-20, 2006. Using CNN Pipeline technology, coverage on four distinct broadband channels will be available.

Medinah assistant professional gets thrill of a lifetime

Tue, 01 Aug 2006 14:23:00 EDT


Medinah C.C. PGA Assistant Professional Brad Conklin experienced something many dream of on Monday -- he caddied for 11-time major champion Tiger Woods. Conklin helped Woods in his preparation for the 88th PGA Championship.

Els steps up to plate for friend, takes a swing at ALS

Tue, 01 Aug 2006 09:50:00 EDT


Inspired by "mate" -- Ralph Russo, director of marketing for the 2006 PGA Championship and ALS patient -- Ernie Els donates time and expertise for the Les Turner ALS Foundation's fundraising event at Medinah Banquets on August 15.

PGA of America to commemorate birth of Championship

Tue, 01 Aug 2006 09:49:00 EDT


The PGA of America will commemorate the birth of the PGA Championship 90 years later at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, N.Y. The inaugural PGA Championship was won by Jim Barnes, who defeated Scotsman Jock Hutchison.

RBS Achievers Award to be presented at 88th PGA

Tue, 01 Aug 2006 09:48:00 EDT

The First Tee recently announced 12 semifinalists for the third annual RBS Achievers of the Year Awards. Two finalists will be awarded $10,000 to fund future education during a ceremony at The PGA Championship.

Practice round fan-friendly amenities at 88th PGA

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:27:00 EDT


The PGA of America has announced that it will feature a host of fan-friendly amenities at the 88th PGA Championship -- the season's final major -- at Medinah Country Club. Free tickets and giveaway-prizes will highlight the practice round portion of the Championship.

Mickelson meets the press for 88th PGA Media Day

Tue, 16 May 2006 13:48:00 EDT


Phil Mickelson detailed how he's putting together his strategy for his PGA Championship title defense in a special news conference on May 16, at Medinah Country Club. Officials from The PGA, Medinah, CBS and TNT also discussed their preparations.

Medinah CC to stretch a major record 7,561 yards

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 19:07:00 EDT


After a recent renovation by Rees Jones, the famed No. 3 Course, just outside Chicago, will present a new challenge to the elite field in August. Many changes have been made since the 1999 PGA Championship, which was also at Medinah.

PGA Championship to include first Youth Skills Challenge

Mon, 20 Feb 2006 14:44:00 EDT

The 2006 PGA Championship Youth Skills Challenge will showcase the driving, chipping, and putting skills of up-and-coming golfers ages 6 to 17 and spotlight some of the local PGA teaching professionals who helped them learn the game.

Mon, 19 Dec 2005 12:08:00 EDT

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