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PGA News: Ernst wins Wells Fargo Championship in a playoff

By Mike Verrastro On a wet, soggy, waterlogged day that had the look and feel of a British Open, rookie Derek Ernst defeated David Lynn  with a par on the first sudden death playoff hole to claim his first PGA TOUR victory in the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail  Hollow Club. Ernst, who turns 23 later this month, received a phone call just six days ago in which he was informed that he he was in the Qua ...

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PGA News: Wells Fargo Championship Third Round Recap; Mickelson and Watney share lead

Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney share the 54-hole lead at the Wells Fargo Championship even though it seemed like they wanted to avoid the top of the leaderboard. Mickelson, cruising along for most of the day after taking the 36-hole lead,  played the front nine in one under.  And then, as often happens to Lefty, trouble found him.  After a birdie at the 10th, Mickelson bogeyed the twelfth when he missed his ...

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PGA News: Wells Fargo Championship Preview

By Mike Verrastro In golf news today,  the PGA TOUR rolls into Charlotte, North Carolina for the  Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club.  Players will be looking to sharpen their games in preparation for the "Fifth Major," the Players Championship next week.  Here is your preview of the Wells Fargo as the TOUR gets into high gear. The Course: Quail Hollow Club is a 7,492 yard par 72 George Cobb desi ...

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Golf News: Horschel gets first TOUR victory at Zurich Classic

Billy Horschel just kept knocking on the door and today, after nearly nine hours on the course because of rain delays, the door finally opened and Horschel claimed his first PGA TOUR victory. After finishing in the top ten in his last three events--including a runner-up in one of those--the 26 year old University of Florida product closed the deal with a sizzling 8-under par 64 to finish at 20 under 268 for ...

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Golf News: Glover widens his lead at Zurich Classic

Lucas Glover, winless since the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship, opened a two-shot lead today at the Zurich Classic today with a two under par round of 70. Glover now stands at 14 under 202 through 54 holes at TPC Louisiana. Glover's closest pursuers are Kyle Stanley (65), Jimmy Walker (66), Billy Horschel (66) and D. A. Points (70) who all stand at 12 under 204. Kevin Stadler is alone on sixth place at 11 un ...

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Golf News: Zurich Classic of New Orleans Preview

The next stop on the PGA TOUR is the Zurich Classic which will be contested at TPC Louisiana which is just fifteen miles outside of downtown New Orleans in Avondale.   Here is your preview. The Course:  TPC Louisiana, which opened in 2004, is a collaborative effort  in which Pete Dye, Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson joined forces to create a course that offers challenging golf to players of all skill level ...

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Golf News: Graeme McDowell wins RBC Heritage in playoff over Webb Simpson

Graeme McDowell parred the first playoff hole to defeat Webb Simpson at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links today.  Both former U.S. Open winners had finished at 9-under 275 after on a day when windy conditions, with gusts up to 45 mph, doomed the chances of several other players in contention. The day proved to be the most difficult scoring day of the 2013 season. McDowell, who shot a 2-under 69, h ...

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Golf News: Hoffman on top at RBC Heritage

With birdies on four of his first five holes and needing only twenty-one putts on a cool, windy day, Charley Hoffman is the 54 hole leader at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Links. Hoffman fired a bogey-free 5-under par 66 to complete his 54 holes at 11-under 202 and take a two-shot lead over Webb Simpson who rallied with a round of 65 today to tie for low round of the tournament. Kevin Streelman (69) is a ...

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Golf News: RBC Heritage Preview

By Mike Verrastro The PGA TOUR  rolls  into Hilton Head Island, South Carolina this week for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf  Links.   With the first major of the year now in the books, players are looking to position themselves for the all-important Fedex Cup points in this shortened playing year.  Let's get a preview of the RBC Heritage. The Course:  Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island is ...

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Golf News: Adam Scott wins Masters on second playoff hole

  Jim Watson/AFP/ Getty Images   Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters after a thrilling two-hole playoff over Angel Cabrera in a soaking rain at Augusta National Golf Club today. The Masters was extended to a sudden-death playoff when Cabrera, who had watched from the 18th fairway as Scott drained a 25-foot birdie putt to take a one shot lead, followed minutes with an approach ...

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