Phil Mickelson, at 50, Wins P.G.A. Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Weathering a riveting, roller-coaster test of nerve over five hours, Phil Mickelson, who will turn 51 next month, won the P.G.A. Championship on Sunday to become the oldest golfer to win a major championship. The record was previously held by Julius Boros, who was 48 when he won the 1968 P.G.A.… Continue reading Phil Mickelson, at 50, Wins P.G.A. Championship

Four Major Tournaments in Four Months Is a Lot of Important Golf

While the new schedule has added to the strain of trying to claim what can be a career-defining major championship, most players believe it is worth it for two chief reasons: Golf no longer goes head-to-head with the N.F.L. in the fall, and players can take a break and put their clubs away earlier. Moving… Continue reading Four Major Tournaments in Four Months Is a Lot of Important Golf

Phil Mickelson Leads P.G.A. Championship After Third Round

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Mindful of keeping his focus as he ages, Phil Mickelson has begun meditating in his spare time. In the third round of the P.G.A. Championship on Saturday, he clearly took his new diversion to the workplace, pausing for long contemplative moments, occasionally with eyes closed, as he prepared to execute a… Continue reading Phil Mickelson Leads P.G.A. Championship After Third Round

Phil Mickelson’s P.G.A. Numbers: 50 Years and One More Day

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Mindful of keeping his focus as he ages, Phil Mickelson has begun meditating in his spare time. In the third round of the P.G.A. Championship on Saturday, he clearly took his new diversion to the workplace, pausing for long contemplative moments, occasionally with eyes closed, as he prepared to execute a… Continue reading Phil Mickelson’s P.G.A. Numbers: 50 Years and One More Day

Phil Mickelson Moves Into PGA Championship Lead

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — As Phil Mickelson climbed a hillock to step onto the final green of his second round at the P.G.A. Championship on Friday, a shout from the crowd rose above the growing applause: “You’re not old, Phil.” Mickelson, who will turn 51 next month, smiled and flashed a thumbs up, his favorite… Continue reading Phil Mickelson Moves Into PGA Championship Lead

10 Memorable Moments From P.G.A. Championships

The fans who follow professional golf can cite plenty of memorable moments over the years from the Masters, the United States Open and the British Open. That isn’t necessarily the case with the least glamorous of the four majors, the P.G.A. Championship, which starts Thursday on the Ocean Course at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort… Continue reading 10 Memorable Moments From P.G.A. Championships

Omar Uresti’s Second Act

Omar Uresti, 52, is 5 feet 6 inches tall with a slight belly and signature sideburns. Last month, he punched his ticket to this year’s P.G.A. Championship at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina by winning the P.G.A. Professional Championship. Uresti beat a field of 312 of the best club… Continue reading Omar Uresti’s Second Act

Rory McIlroy Wants A Second P.G.A. Championship on Kiawah Island

“I’m in a completely different place in life,” he said. “Yeah, everything has changed, really.” He continued: “I think a lot has changed for the better. I’m standing up here probably more confident in myself, happier with where I am in my life, and yeah, just sort of enjoying everything, enjoying life, enjoying everything a… Continue reading Rory McIlroy Wants A Second P.G.A. Championship on Kiawah Island

The Ocean Course, Long Absent From Golf’s Spotlight, Is Back

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — The P.G.A. Championship is returning this week to the Ocean Course, a daunting place rich in golf lore. Despite the course’s almost spiritual status in the sport — “The Legend of Bagger Vance” was filmed there — this will be only the second major championship held on the site. Pete Dye,… Continue reading The Ocean Course, Long Absent From Golf’s Spotlight, Is Back

For Masters Second-Timers, a Chance at a More Normal Augusta National

“I thought I was all right and I thought I could bring my ‘A’ game and come out here and win,” he said. He finished in a tie for 44th. “Course knowledge really does help,” he said this week. “Obviously the more reps you get, the better off you’re going to be. It’s never going… Continue reading For Masters Second-Timers, a Chance at a More Normal Augusta National