PGA of America stood up for country moving PGA Championship

Seth Waugh and the PGA of America showed more courage than many of the politicians in this country. Did more to defend our democracy, too. It’s largely been forgotten, but this week’s PGA Championship at Southern Hills was originally supposed to be at Trump Bedminster. Four days after the Jan. 6 insurrection, however, the PGA … Read more

Rory McIlroy had major disappointment in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — It’s a glib Hallmark sentiment to note that 155 men departed the 104th PGA Championship disappointed and only one didn’t. A handful of the 20 club professionals competing surely had no real expectation of making the cut and were happy to make folks proud at the club back home. Same for a … Read more

Bubba Watson changes driver shafts at 2022 PGA Championship

TULSA, Okla. — It was the phone call that Kenton Oates had dreamed about, but never thought would happen. Two weeks after the Masters, where Bubba Watson had finished T-39, he was calling Oates, who is a PGA Tour rep for Ping Golf and one of the people who helps to ensure that Watson, who … Read more

Justin Thomas shoots low score of afternoon wave

TULSA, Okla. – Justin Thomas was frustrated. His range sessions this week ahead of the 104th PGA Championship didn’t meet its high standards. “I mean, I was just hitting it terrible,” he said. “I wasn’t hitting the middle of the face.” Eventually, his father and swing coach, Mike, suggested his son put a stick in … Read more