‘Rory’s Glory’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – “Rory’s Glory.” That was the headline on the cover of The Courier-Journal, the metro newspaper for Louisville and southern Indiana. Rory McIlroy won the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club last night. It’s his second PGA victory, his second consecutive major and his third consecutive win spanning the last month. All … Read more

Phil Mickelson on Valhalla Experience: ‘Fans Have Been Sensational’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With family in the area and knowing the sports history and culture in southern Indiana and this part of Kentucky, I admit that I’m biased when I say Louisville is a great sports town. But at least one famous golfer agrees. That would be Phil Mickelson. Despite heavy rains and a soggy … Read more

Rory McIlroy Leads By a Nose at Top of Stretch

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Not far from Churchill Downs, along Shelbyville Road east of downtown, there’s a horse race otherwise known as the PGA Championship. Firing a third-round 67 that included six birdies and two bogeys, favorite Rory McIlroy is ahead by a nose. But there are several strong contenders on McIlroy’s heels. “I’ll take a … Read more

2014 PGA Championship: Friday Morning Notebook

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Includes notes via the PGA of America. There was a rain delay early Friday morning at Valhalla Golf Club. Play resumed at 8:35 a.m. Tee times have been moved back about an hour. Stormy weather is expected throughout the day. Valhalla measures 7,328 yards for the second round. Despite a wet golf … Read more

Lee Westwood Shares PGA Lead After a 65

Lee Westwood LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On Thursday at Valhalla Golf Club, Englishman Lee Westwood shot his best score in the PGA Championship, a 6-under 65, which also happened to match his lowest score in any major. The round that began on the 10th hole included a double bogey on the par-4 1st, an oddity in … Read more

2014 PGA Championship: Inside the Tiger-Phil Gallery

LOUISVILLE, Ky – That roar I heard as I walked along the 18th hole at Valhalla Golf Club was more than likely a Tiger Woods birdie at the 16th. I had set out to intercept the marquee grouping: Woods, Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington. They were playing Valhalla’s back nine first, and then would head … Read more

Tiger Arrives, Valhalla Awaits

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Valhalla, the name of the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course that’s hosting the 96th PGA Championship, comes from Norse mythology. According to Merriam-Webster, Valhalla is “the great hall where heroes slain in battle are received.” Put another way, it’s a place of honor, glory, even happiness. Could this be why Tiger Woods appeared … Read more

2014 PGA Championship: Louie Hits It Longest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – My first drive to Valhalla Golf Club for the 2014 PGA Championship was better than expected. A kind person let me in on the Indiana side of the I-65 bridge that crosses the Ohio River. I then got on I-71 north and was pulling into Valhalla’s main gate on Shelbyville Road much … Read more

2014 PGA Championship By the Numbers

This “by the numbers” was provided by the PGA of America. Bone up. There will be a test at the end of the week. 3 Times the PGA Championship has now been held at Valhalla Golf Club 4 Times that Tiger Woods has won the PGA Championship 5 Record for most PGA Championship victories — Walter … Read more