Golf


Shields overcomes heat and late-round glitches to win Tri-State PGA championship

Kevin Shields holds on to win the Tri-State PGA championship by one shot Tuesday at Valley Brook Country Club.

2 days ago


Tony Traci leads Tri-State PGA tournament after first round

Traci builds one-shot lead over five others after first first round of Tri-State PGA.

3 days ago


After concussion, Rodgers just glad to play in West Penn Open last week

Dan Rodgers couldn’t play golf for almost a month after getting struck in the head a with ball. The West Penn Open marked his return.

5 days ago


 Mike Van Sickle won the 2015 West Penn Open.

Van Sickle shows maturity in West Penn Open win

Van Sickle wins the West Penn Open for second time in the past three years..

1 week ago


 Mike Van Sickle had to overcome what he called a rocky start Tuesday at Westmoreland Country Club to take the lead in the West Penn Open.

Van Sickle claims lead in West Penn Open

Mike Van Sickle had trouble putting early on, but recovered to top the field after two rounds at Westmoreland Country Club.

1 week ago


 Zach Johnson kisses the Claret Jug after winning the British Open on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff, claims his second major title

Johnson edged Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman; Jordan Spieth missed the playoff by a stroke.

1 week ago


 Jordan Spieth hits his drive on the 18th hole in the third round of the British Open Sunday in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Spieth, amateur chase history

Jordan Spieth comes back from a frustrating start. However, a young amateur name Paul Dunne is in the lead heading to the final round.

1 week ago


 Dustin Johnson leaves the 10th tee under an umbrella Friday as rain picks back up in the second round of the British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Watson departs; Johnson in lead

Tom Watson says goodbye to the British Open, while horrible weather says hello.

1 week ago


 Americans Jordan Spieth, left, and Dustin Johnson speak before playing from the 15th tee during the first round of the British Open at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Dustin Johnson leads after 1st round of British Open

Johnson finished 7-under par at St. Andrews on Thursday, but U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth is only two shots behind.

2 weeks ago


West Xtra: West Allegheny grad tops the field in U.S. Amateur golf qualifier

Garrett Browning’s familiarity with the Quicksilver course helped him dominate at last week’s U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier.

2 weeks ago


 Tom Watson signs autographs after a practice round at St. Andrews this week. Watson begins his final British Open today.

British Open: Watson feeling sad but his pride reigns

Five-time Open winner tom Watson knows end is near, reflects on people, memories.

2 weeks ago


 Tiger Woods drives off the 10th tee in a practice round Monday at the Old Course at St. Andrews before the start of the British Open in Scotland.

British Open: All attention on Spieth at St. Andrews

No. 2 golfer in world rankings begins preparations for quest for third major title of the year.

2 weeks ago


Golf notebook: Looking back on a trail blazed 25 years ago

Susan Tanto’s efforts helped form the Keystone Public Golf Association, an organization of public courses around the state.

2 weeks ago


 Amy Yang sank four consecutive birdies in the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open Friday in Lancaster, Pa., finishing the round with a 4-under 66.

Yang shoots 66 for 3-shot lead

Amy Yang rolled in four consecutive birdies in a round of 4-under 66 Friday for a three-stroke lead after two rounds.

2 weeks ago


 Ji Young Oh, left, of Korea celebrates with Inbee Park of Korea yesterday after winning the 2008 U.S. Women's Open.

Major tournaments LPGA champion's focus

South Korean Inbee Park is dialed in for the U.S. Women’s Open this weekend at Lancaster Country Club.

3 weeks ago


 World number one Rory McIlroy, seen here walking off the second green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament on Sun., June 21, 2015 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., has ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than before the start of his British Open title defense. The Northern Irish golfer gave no indication how long he would be out in the announcement Monday, July 6, 2015, on his Instagram account, only saying that he is “working hard to get back as soon as I can.”

Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open

Ankle injury will keep world’s top player from competing, marking the first time in 61 years the defending champion is not in the field.

3 weeks ago


 Rory McIlroy won the British Open by two strokes last year at Royal Liverpool.

Ankle injury will keep world No. 1 McIlroy out of golf's British Open

McIlroy will be the first player to not defend his Open title since Ben Hogan in 1954.

3 weeks ago


 “I have treasured Oakmont since I played there for the first time when I was just 12 years old,” Arnold Palmer said.

Palmer, Nicklaus honorary chairmen of 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont

Nicklaus was just 22 when he defeated Palmer in an 18-hole playoff at Oakmont to win the 1962 U.S. Open.

3 weeks ago


 Top-ranked golfer Rory McIlroy released this image of him in a walking boot after injuring his ankle playing soccer.

Rory McIlroy might miss British Open with ankle injury

Top-ranked golfer “ruptures” an ankle ligament playing soccer, defending Open title at St. Andrews next week in jeopardy.

3 weeks ago


 In this image released Monday July 6, 2015 by world number one golfer Rory Mcilroy shows him as he poses on crutches and with his left leg in a medical support. McIlroy ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than two weeks before the start of his British Open title defense. The Northern Irish golfer gave no indication how long he would be out in the announcement Monday July 6, 2015 on his Instagram account, only saying that he is "working hard to get back as soon as I can."

Rory McIlroy injures his ankle, leaving British Open in doubt

The world’s No. 1 golfer said he ruptured the ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer with friends.

3 weeks ago


 The U.S. Open last month at Chambers Bay provided a memorable win for Jordan Spieth, but also a host of complains from fans, players, followers of the game and more.

Golf notebook: U.S. Open can of worms

The USGA would make things a lot easier on itself and its players if it held the U.S. Open at storied courses, not places like Chambers Bay.

3 weeks ago


West Xtra: A golf prodigy is developing his game at Riverside

Although he still has another year in middle school, Riverside’s Skyler Fox is already making a name for himself on the golf course.

1 month ago


South Xtra: Peters junior developing his game on the links

Peters Township’s Tanner Johnson keeps working to refine his game on the golf course.

1 month ago


Winner takes home Fuhrer title for second time in four years

Full-time PGA Tour Canada player David Bradshaw, 32, makes a late surge for Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational crown and $40,000 first prize

1 month ago


 Former Penn State standout Robert Rohanna was able to finish his round, shooting a 3-under 67, before thunderstorms suspended play at the Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational.

Fuhrer Invitational suspended by storms in the third round

Waynesburg’s Robert Rohanna was able to finish off a 67 before delays, trails by five shots going into final day.

1 month ago


Three-time Fuhrer winner Knapp, 53, showing he still has it

Three-time winner Sean Knapp trails leader by 6 shots halfway through the Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational.

1 month ago


 Jordan Spieth holds up the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament Sunday at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth making golf history

Texan Spieth carves his name into elite company by winning the first two golf majors of the year.

1 month ago


 Don't expect to see Butler Country Club pro Rob McClellan — or a slew of other top local players — at this year's Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational.

Frank Fuhrer's rule eliminates many top area golfers from competing in his golf tournament

Furrier doesn’t let former employees rejoin his company. And the same goes for his golf tournament. “I’m all about loyalty,” Fuhrer said

1 month ago


 Jordan Spieth of the United States watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay Sunday in University Place, Washington.

U.S. Open: Spieth wins 2nd major in a row

Jordan Spieth was the big winner Sunday — again — while hard-luck loser Dustin Johnson saw things go someone else’s way again.

1 month ago


 Jason Day hits his tee shot on the 12th tee in the third round of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay.

Jason Day steals the show in third round of U.S. Open

After a bout with vertigo Friday in the second round, Australian Jason Day surged back to take share of the lead entering the final round.

1 month ago


 Dustin Johnson hits a shot to the fifth green during the second round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on Friday in University Place, Washington.

Spieth, Reed share U.S. Open lead

Unbeaten as Ryder Cup teammates, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth now chase a U.S. Open title this weekend at Chambers Bay.

1 month ago


 Henrik Stenson shot a 5-under 65 in the first round of the U.S. Open Thursday in University Place, Wash.

U.S. Open: Stenson, Johnson start fast with 65s; Woods struggles, shoots 80

Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson shared the lead at Chambers Bay, and Tiger Woods got off to his worst start at the U.S. Open.

1 month ago


 Beau Hossler hits off No. 9 tee Wednesday during a final practice round at Chambers Bay.

Attention on USGA executive entering U.S. Open

Mike Davis is responsible for the major being held at unique course Chambers Bay, which could drive golfers crazy all weekend.

1 month ago


Tickets for 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont on sale

Tickets went on sale Monday for the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.

1 month ago


Tickets on sale for 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country club

Multiple ticket options are available for the event, which runs from June 16 to 19, 2016.

1 month ago


 Rory McIlroy has been dynamite lately on the PGA Tour, but not so much in his other recent events.

10 players to watch at the U.S. Open

From Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth to relative unknown Chris Kirk, keep an eye on these guys this weekend at Chambers Bay.

1 month ago


WVU's Easton Renwick pulls off wire-to-wire win in 115th West Penn Amateur

Easton Renwick masters St. Clair course’s variety of weather-related conditions to win the 115th West Penn Amateur in wire-to-wire fashion.

1 month ago


 Billy Horschel tries to see where his second shot landed Thursday on the 15th hole at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Horschel was in the field for the annual Memorial tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus.

Golf notebook: Nevillewood's Shields hopes this is his breakthrough year

Director of instruction at Nevillewood Kevin Shields has never made it through the sectional qualifier into the U.S. Open.

1 month ago


South Hills pro comes out on top at Tri-State Open

Struggling Tony Traci pulls it together down stretch for a one-shot victory at New Castle Country Club.

1 month ago


Head pro at New Castle turns things around in Tri-State Open

It was a top-notch salvage job by Ned Weaver, who goes into the final round today two shots behind leader Justin Miller.

1 month ago


 The distinct look of the clubhouse as it played host to the 1937 PGA Championship.

Historic course in Fox Chapel to celebrate 100th anniversary

The person to strike the first tee shot for the second millennium will be a participant in a fundraising outing for Saint Scholastica.

2 months ago


 Rob Mc Clellan, head golf professional at Butler Country Club, stands on the new Golfboard now available as an alternative to a cart at the club.

Golf notebook: Hanging ten on a par-4

Riding the waves of emotion on a course is one thing — surfing from hole to hole on a GolfBoard is a whole other experience.

2 months ago


Golf classic aims to raise money for South Fayette Foundation

The foundation has brought in $23,000 since 2010. The classic will be held July 13 at Southpointe Golf Club in Cecil.

2 months ago


WPGA announces hall of fame class

Amateurs Nathan Smith and Sean Knapp headline list of golfers who will be inducted in October.

2 months ago


South Xtra: Two local high school athletes share South Hills caddie scholarship

Two college-bound high school seniors were awarded caddie scholarships by South Hills Country Club.

2 months ago


Golf notebook: Wildwood's 18th hole a beast

Last week in the U.S. Senior Open sectional qualifier at Wildwood CC, players found out just how difficult the course’s final hole can be.

2 months ago


Treesdale's Boros qualifies for U.S. Senior Open

Boros grabbed the only qualifying spot when he shot a 1-under 70 in an 18-hole sectional qualifier at Wildwood Country Club.

2 months ago


Golf notebook: Winter weather unkind to some top local courses

It’s not always easy to undo some of the problems caused by winter on golf courses in the area.

2 months ago


Two share medalists honors at U.S. Open qualifier

Two players who have careers other than golf are only two to break par at Willowbrook in Apollo to advance to sectional qualifying.

2 months ago


 Golf Channel analyst David Feherty is sure to bring entertainment next month at Byham Theater.

Golf notebook: Feherty might be 'Off Tour' but his wit is on point

Golf Channel personality and former pro David Feherty is coming to Pittsburgh for a stand-up comedy show June 5 at Byham Theater.

2 months ago


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