Before the emergence of Tiger Woods, there was another name which shone brightly in the golf world. One of the most successful African-American golf player, Calvin Peete died Wednesday, aged 71 in hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
U.S. Ryder Cup failure at Gleneagles this year had little to do with player burnout from the PGA Tour`s burgeoning schedule and was simply a case of Europe dominating the foursomes and making more birdies, Tour chief Tim Finchem said on Wednesday.
Tiger Woods, battling back from a back injury, still drives fan interest and TV ratings and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is as keen as the former world number one himself that he has a big 2014 finish.
Prize money for the PGA Championship and US PGA Tour Players Championship will rise to $10 million next year, making them the richest events in the professional golfing calendar, officials said Wednesday.