Latest Hazeltine National Golf Club Stories

2011-06-23 12:32:00

CHASKA, Minn., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hazeltine National Golf Club today put the final exclamation point on its makeover by unveiling an original bronze Walking Man statue, created by world-renowned artist and local Minnesotan, Bill Mack. The statue is a 3-dimensional depiction of the new Hazeltine logo and was commissioned to provide a lasting symbol of the values of the golf club and its membership. "Our intention for developing a new logo was to create an iconic image that...

2009-08-16 20:00:49

South Korean Y. E. Yang surged past a faltering Tiger Woods Sunday and won the 91st PGA Championship at Minnesota's Hazeltine National by three strokes. Yang closed with a 2-under par 70 for a score of 8-under 280 and a history-making victory. The stunning win by the unheralded 37-year-old spoiled Woods's attempt to claim his 15th major title and made Yang the first Asian-born player to win a major. Yang started the round two shots behind, stayed close and pitched in for an eagle at No. 14 to...

2009-08-16 16:41:55

Tiger Woods and Y.E. Yang were tied for the lead at the midday point of the final round Sunday in the PGA Championship in Minnesota. The world's No. 1 player, seeking his 15th major title, and Yang, a 37-year-old South Korean who has one win on the PGA Tour, were at 6-under-par with nine holes to play on a windy afternoon at the Hazeltine National Golf Club. Woods, who began the day at 8-under with a two-shot lead, let Yang catch up by bogeying the fourth and eighth holes. Yang was even par...

2009-08-15 18:24:57

Tiger Woods failed to distance himself from the field Saturday and saw his 36-hole lead cut in half with one round to play in the PGA Championship. Woods, seeking his third straight PGA Tour win and the 15th major title of his career, appeared ready to turn the event into a rout when he embarked on the third round with a four-shot cushion. That lead, however, eventually disappeared when 2008 winner Padraig Harrington moved into a tie for first place on the back nine. Harrington could not keep...

2009-08-14 16:43:10

Tiger Woods held a one-shot advantage atop a crowded leaderboard Friday during the second round of the PGA Championship in Minnesota. Woods, seeking his fifth title in the tournament and his 15th overall in majors, was at 6-under-par par through nine holes at the windy Hazeltine National Golf Club. His playing partner, defending champion Padraig Harrington, was at 5-under. Two others, Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland and Alvaro Quiros of Spain, had briefly shared the lead at 4-under after...

2009-08-13 18:48:06

Former champion John Daly shot a 6-over-par 78 in the PGA Championship Thursday and then withdrew because of a back injury. Daly had two late double-bogeys in his round at Hazeltine National Golf Club in the Minneapolis suburb of Chaska, Minn. The longtime crowd favorite, who also won a British Open, has lost about 80 pounds in recent months. He has said the weight loss has caused back pain. Daly won the PGA Championship as a virtually unknown player in 1991.

2009-08-13 19:53:05

U.S. golf superstar Tiger Woods says if golf is added to the Olympics in 2016 he'd like to be one of the participants. If I'm not retired by then, yeah, Woods said Thursday at Minnesota's Hazeltine National Golf Club, where he shot a 67 to take the first-round lead in the PGA Championship. The International Olympic Committee's executive board, meeting in Berlin, recommended that golf and rugby be added to the Games in 2016. The IOC general session is scheduled to vote on the proposal in...

2009-08-13 14:52:54

Tiger Woods got off to a fast start Thursday in his quest for a 15th major title, firing a 5-under-par 67 for the early lead in the PGA Championship in Minnesota. Woods held a one-stroke advantage over playing partner and defending champion Padraig Harrington, with dozens of golfers still on the course, and some yet to tee off, at the Hazeltine National Golf Club. Robert Allenby, Matthew Goggin, Alvaro Quiros and Hunter Mahan, who, like Woods and Harrington had early morning tee times, all...

2009-08-11 13:10:11

The PGA is honoring 92-year-old William Powell, whose Ohio golf course is the only one in the United States designed, built and owned by an African-American. Powell will be given the PGA of America's 2009 distinguished service award Wednesday, the day before the PGA Championship gets started at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Powell, who has spent decades passing on his knowledge, love and respect for the game to others, embarked on his effort to have a course open to blacks in...

2009-08-11 12:40:55

Tiger Woods, getting ready for this week's PGA Championship in Minnesota, said Tuesday he won't have to pay for criticizing an official last week. I've heard from the tour. There's no fine, Woods said during a news conference. Woods had faulted rules official John Paramor for putting him and fellow golfer Padraig Harrington on a time clock for being out of position during final round of the Bridgestone Invitational Sunday. Woods won the event. Woods didn't back down from his criticism. I...

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