Golf


McKeesport native gets 'Big Break' in golf

McKeesport native Brian Cooper, a mini-tour professional in Phoenix, was selected as a competitor for the Golf Channel's "Big Break

4 weeks ago


Sweet finish lifts Tam O’ Shanter’s Dolci in Tri-State PGA Championship

Dennis Dolci birdied the final two holes to finish 7-under 137 at St. Clair Country Club and win his first TSPGA championship.

4 weeks ago


John Aber of Allegheny Country Club leads Tri-State PGA

He takes a one-shot advantage into final day, hopes to win this event for the first time in 13 years.

1 month ago


 Golf legend Arnold Palmer gives the thumbs up in April while he reminisces about his Masters experiences on the 50th anniversary of claiming his fourth and final green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club.

Arnold Palmer recovering at home in Latrobe after heart procedure

Palmer, 84, had a pacemaker implanted Monday to correct an irregular heartbeat. He remained in the hospital overnight for observation.

4 weeks ago


 Golf legend Arnold Palmer gives the thumbs up while he reminisces about his Masters experiences during a press conference on the 50th anniversary of claiming his fourth and final green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Augusta.

Arnold Palmer has successful heart surgery

The golfing legend had surgery today in Pittsburgh to implant a pacemaker to correct an abnormal heartbeat, according to his website.

1 month ago


Allison Park's Nathan Smith advances in U.S. Amateur

Local standout Nathan Smith, 36, is the oldest golfer to reach the quarterfinals.

1 month ago


South Xtra: Baldwin senior enjoying standing out on links

Alexx Suchy becoming more consistent as he sharpens his skills for golf team.

1 month ago


 The U.S. Open is coming back to Oakmont Country Club in 2016, and the environment should be a tad more comfortable for spectators.

Dulac on golf: Oakmont to be more roomy for 2016 Open

With the always-popular U.S. Open returning in 2016, Oakmont Country Club has taken measures to give spectators a bit more space.

1 month ago


Far putt on 18th nets win at Pennsylvania Amateur

John Sawin sank a long putt on the 18th green Wednesday at Oakmont Country Club that helped him to a title in the PAGA Amateur Championship.

1 month ago


West Xtra: Montour teacher from West View shows his class on links

West View resident Trent Karlik, a Montour graduate and current teacher, is having a productive summer on the golf course.

1 month ago


Dulac on Golf: Stellar performance just in time for local pro

Just when he needed it most, Trinity High School graduate Steve Wheatcroft nabbed a victory on the Web.com Tour in dominant fashion --

1 month ago


 Golf pro Sean Parees, practicing an iron shot at Quicksilver Golf Club, recommends getting help from a professional when buying new clubs.

North/South/East/West Xtra: Get help from a pro when taking up golf -- for your swing or your equipment

The sport of golf seems to come to the forefront in the summer, but it takes time to learn how to play and where to start with the game.

1 month ago


North Xtra: Fox Chapel golfer eyeing shot at Junior Ryder Cup

Patrick Sheerer qualifies for the Junior PGA Championship in Texas, with a Ryder Cup exemption on the line.

1 month ago


South Xtra: Seton-LaSalle golfer returns to Peters Township

Joe Deegan moves up in class, but first must make golf team roster.

1 month ago


 Dick's Sporting Goods at The Mall at Robinson.

Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 golf pros nationwide

The Findlay-based retailer missed its golf sales projection by $34 million in the first quarter alone.

1 month ago


Rory McIlroy wins British Open for third major

McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory.

2 months ago


Semple Thompson falls in final

Kristen Obush won her second Women's Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania Championship in as many years over Hall of Famer.

2 months ago


 Carol Semple Thompson in an undated photograph with Oakmont head professional and Bob Ford.

No surprise, veteran Semple Thompson in position for another win

Golfing great Carol Semple Thompson moved into the final of the Women’s Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania Championship.

2 months ago


West Xtra: West Allegheny golfer shows maturity on course

Jake Gazella thinks the biggest improvement he is making as a golfer isn‘‍t with his swing but between his ears.

2 months ago


Two-hole playoff decides Falling Rock Classic

John Aber of Allegheny Country Club beat Joe Boros of Treesdale Golf and Country Club in two playoff holes to win the Falling Rock Classic.

2 months ago


Two share lead at Falling Rock Classic at Mystic Rock

Threatening weather keeps players on their toes and scores high at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

2 months ago


Indiana local Mills battles for West Penn Open win

Jon Mills used a fantastic finish Tuesday on his hometown course to win the West Penn Open and end long slump on the golf course.

2 months ago


Locals storm to top of leader board in West Penn Open

John Popeck, of Washington, cruised through one round in the West Penn Open. After the second, he noticed he wasn't the only local thriving.

2 months ago


 Eric Knapp at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club in June 2008 -- 15 months before his death in 2009 at age 49.

Dulac on Golf: Pheasant Ridge overhauled in part as tribute to a friend

The legacy of Eric Knapp will live on through his pal Mike Reimer at the golf course in Gibsonia.

2 months ago


Fuhrer Invitational: Winner earns largest career payday

Mini-tour player from Florida wins first prize of $40,000 at Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational at Pittsburgh Field Club.

2 months ago


South Xtra: Peters junior mows down competition on the links

Peters Township golfer Jake Sollon dominates at West Penn Junior championship.

2 months ago


Fuhrer Invitational: Ex-prep star sits in first at 5 under

Once a can't-miss PGA prospect, South African native Christo Greyling puts himself in position to pick up big Fuhrer paycheck.

2 months ago


Chance meeting gives mini-tour player chance at Fuhrer title

Dan McCarthy took a long route to his two-shot lead after two rounds of the Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational.

2 months ago


 Bernhard Langer hits onto the 18th green before heading to a playoff with Jeff Sluman at the Constellation Senior Players Championship Sunday at Fox Chapel Golf Club.

Langer sputters but prevails at Constellation Senior Players Championship

Patient Bernhard Langer, 57, won his third different Champions Tour major title at Fox Chapel Golf Club.

2 months ago


 Kenny Perry chips onto the 18th green at the Constellation Senior Players Championship Sunday at Fox Chapel Golf Club.

Kenny Perry fails to apply enough pressure in final round

Constellation Senior Players defending champion struggled to gain ground on Bernhard Langer after the rain.

2 months ago


Cochran comes up short even after a solid effort

Russ Cochran was at this best at greens in regulation at Fox Chapel, hitting 64 of 72  for a solid 88.9 percent conversion rate.

2 months ago


 Bernhard Langer hits off the 12th fairway in the third round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Saturday.

Langer hanging on at Constellation Senior Players Championship

Langer shook off an icy start to finish in the same position he began the day -- atop the leader board, but now Kenny Perry is on his heels.

2 months ago


 Russ Cochran hits out of the rough on the 15th hole in the third round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Saturday.

Russ Cochran's start puts him back into mix

After a 70 Thursday followed by a 66 Friday, Cochran sits in third place at an 11-under 199 heading into the final round.

2 months ago


 John Riegger hits off the 8th fairway in the third round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Saturday.

Four birdies in row lift Jeff Sluman

Boosted by a string of four consecutive birdies on hole Nos. 12-15, Jeff Sluman is in sixth after a 64 entering the final round.

2 months ago


 Bernhard Langer hits off the 16th tee during the second round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Friday, June 27, 2014.

Constellation leader playing 'flawless golf'

Bernhard Langer’s two-round score of 11-under 129 opens a two-shot lead in Constellation Senior Players Championship.

2 months ago


 Peter Fowler hits off the 15th fairway during the second round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Friday, June 27, 2014.

Australian shakes off rust, climbs up Constellation leader board

Peter Fowler was one of the last to join the Constellation Senior Players Championship field; now he is in title contention.

2 months ago


 Kenny Perry hits off the 15th fairway during the second round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Friday, June 27, 2014.

Last year's Constellation champion makes his move

Kenny Perry up to his old trick again, shooting a second-round 63 in the Constellation Senior Players Championship.

2 months ago


 Joe Durant hits off the 16th tee during the first round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Thursday.

Weather, players ruling the course at Fox Chapel Golf Club

Fox Chapel Golf Club was favorable to almost half the field, resulting in a tie at the top among Joe Durant, David Frost and Doug Garwood.

2 months ago


 Rocco Mediate hits on the 15th fairway in the first round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Thursday.

Constellation Senior Players Championship notebook: Mediate makes himself at home in Round 1

Rocco Mediate's homecoming tournament gets off to nice start with a 3-under 67 that leaves him 3 shots behind the leaders.

2 months ago


 Doug Garwood putts on the 18th green during the first round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Thursday.

Constellation Senior Players Championship notebook: Lehman won't let one putt turn smile to frown

One bad putt can't wipe smile off Tom Lehman's face after first round of Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club.

2 months ago


 Kenny Perry hits off the 9th tee in the Constellation Senior Players Championship Accenture Pro Am at Fox Chapel Golf Club Wednesday afternoon.

Plenty of drive is necessary at Fox Chapel Golf Club

Hitting fairways will be the key to winning because the rough is a lot tougher than it has been the past two years.

2 months ago


 Rocco Mediate waits for his turn to putt on the 7th green in the Constellation Senior Players Championship Accenture Pro Am at Fox Chapel Golf Club Wednesday afternoon.

Constellation Senior Players Championship notebook: Distracted Mediate eyes quick rebound

Rocco Mediate is refocused on golf, and now he hopes a homecoming at Fox Chapel shakes a recent slump.

2 months ago


East Xtra: West Penn Amateur eludes Cutrell once again

Greensburg resident finishes second in amateur golf tournament.

2 months ago


 Hal Sutton hits off the practice tee in the practice round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Tuesday afternoon.

Sutton set to challenge the odds again

In 2000, Hal Sutton proved Tiger Woods was beatable. Now, at Fox Chapel Golf Club, Sutton is ready to prove his injuries are, too.

2 months ago


Pair shoot 69s to qualify for U.S. Senior Open

Mark Brooks and Lonnie Nielsen win berths with 3-under rounds in qualifier Tuesday at Sewickley Heights Country Club.

2 months ago


Larry Mize has good start in pre-tournament play at Fox Chapel

After playing in a charity event Tuesday, Larry Mize and other players turn their focus to the Constellation Senior Players Championship.

2 months ago


 Joe Daley holds trophy after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green to go 14 under and win the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Joe Daley’s success two years ago on Champions Tour nearly forgotten

Life before Joe Daley won the 2012 Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club is creeping up again.

2 months ago


 Colin Montgomerie won the Champions Tour's first major of 2014 in May at the Senior PGA Championship.

As always, 72 holes at Fox Chapel more of a marathon than a sprint

The four rounds of golf that will be played at the Constellation Senior Players Championship reward consistency more than other tour events.

2 months ago


Hallmark of the Fuhrer: Staying power

After vying for top golfers with the Champions Tour the past two years, the Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational has no such conflict this year.

2 months ago


Constellation Senior Players Championship facts and figures

What: 31st Constellation Senior Players Championship.

2 months ago


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