Thursday, August 4, 2011
'Lefty' will be among those competing in the upcoming PGA Championship at Johns Creek.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Four-time major champion Phil Mickelson and his famous left-handed swing could be seen Tuesday getting in some practice at the Atlanta Athletic Club in advance of next week's PGA Championship. The top 100 of the 102 best golfers in the field (as ranked by the Official World Golf Ranking – OWGR) are scheduled to compete in Johns Creek on Aug. 11-14. This will be the second-best field in all of golf, only beaten by the 2002 PGA Championship. Mickelson is the PGA Tour's third all-time money winning leader with $62.8 million in career earnings. He is No. 5 in 2011 winnings with $3.18 million.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The PGA Championship will be played at the Atlanta Athletic Club in August.
For golf enthusiasts it doesn't get any better -- in just two months, 156 of the top professional players will be teeing it up near Suwanee to compete in the PGA Championship, golf's fourth and final major of the year. It will be the third time that the Atlanta Athletic Club, now in the Johns Creek area, will hosts the professional tournament, set for Aug. 11-14. The club is one of only five to host the PGA Championship three or more times. The defending champion, Martin Kaymer from Germany, played the Highlands course for the first time on Monday. And as expected, he found the championship course has been set up to test the best golfers in the world. Winning on this course, said Kaymer, will require precision and sometimes keeping the …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Johns Creek seeks volunteers to staff the welcome center and greet exhibit visitors.
The PGA Championship returns to the Atlanta Athletic Club in 2011 for the third time in its now 93 years running. It brings with it to Johns Creek some of golf’s most legendary memorabilia, including Tiger Woods’ shoes, Walter Hagen’s walking stick and a straw hat worn by Sam Snead—and acclaimed artifacts—like Jack Nicklaus’ putter that helped him capture the 1980 PGA Championship and Phil Mickelson’s wedge that clinched his victory on the 18th hole in 2005. Recognized as "A History of the Season's Final Major,” the traveling PGA Championship History Exhibit reveals the origin, tradition and history of the PGA Championship and traces its past 92 champions from Jim Barnes capturing the Wanamaker Trophy in 1916, through Martin Kaymer’s …