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  • AT&T National Kicks Off With Military Salute

    07/02/2008 5:55:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 111+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    BETHESDA, Md., July 2, 2008 Ė They may not be on the pro tour yet, but two military children got a taste of the big time when they helped pro golfer Fred Couples kick off the second AT&T National at Congressional Country Club here today. Jeffrey Dahl, 9, of New Jersey, left, professional golfer Fred Couples, and Margaret Rollins, 13, of Virginia hit the ceremonial first shot to open the second AT&T National golf tournament July 2, 2008, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Both childrenís fathers are servicemembers, serving in Pakistan and California, respectively. Defense Dept. photo...
  • Delivering a Perfect Pitch

    06/30/2008 7:50:00 PM PDT · by jsk10 · 1 replies · 60+ views ^ | jsk10
    June 30, 2008 -- CHICAGO -- Capt. Dan Rooney delivered a perfect strike Thursday afternoon in Wrigley Field. But, the pitch he made off the mound meant much more. The 35-year-old PGA Professional from Broken Arrow, Okla., and founder of Patriot Golf Day and the Folds of Honor Foundation, Rooney will be serving his country once again this fall by making his third tour of Iraq as an F-16 fighter pilot.
  • Woods to have knee surgery, will miss rest of the year

    06/18/2008 9:55:41 AM PDT · by GreenAccord · 19 replies · 96+ views ^ | 6/18/08 | Helen Ross, Chief of Correspondents
    Tiger Woods, who went 91 holes on a wounded knee to win the U.S. Open on Monday, will have reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss the rest of the 2008 PGA TOUR season. No date has been set for the surgery. Suddenly a season that had dawned with Woods saying the Grand Slam was "easily within reason" became clouded with doubt and uncertainty as he prepares for a second surgery on his left knee within 10 weeks. By missing the rest of this season, Woods will not play in either of the...
  • 108th U.S. Open

    06/15/2008 10:33:33 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 66 replies · 58+ views
    USGA ^ | 6/15/08 | USGA
    ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč POS PLAYER TODAY THRU TO PAR R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL 1 T. Woods 1:30 PM --¬†¬† -3 72 68 70 ¬† 210 2 L. Westwood 1:30 PM --¬†¬† -2 70 71 70 ¬† 211 3 R. Mediate 1:20 PM --¬†¬† -1 69 71 72 ¬† 212 T4 D. Trahan 1:10 PM --¬†¬† +1 72 69 73 ¬† 214 T4 G. Ogilvy 1:20 PM --¬†¬† +1 69 73 72 ¬† 214 T6 R. Karlsson 12:50 PM --¬†¬† +2 70 70 75 ¬† 215 T6 M. Jimenez 12:50 PM --¬†¬† +2 75 66 74 ¬† 215 T6 R. Allenby...
  • Tiger Delivers Prime-Time Performance at US Open

    06/15/2008 6:31:17 AM PDT · by Cecily · 245 replies · 246+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2008 | Doug Ferguson
    SAN DIEGO ó Tiger Woods delivered a performance worthy of prime time Saturday in the U.S. Open. He kept an East Coast television audience and a sellout crowd at Torrey Pines in suspense when his left knee buckled and he nearly dropped to the ground from the sheer pain, limping along with his club as a cane. The drama came on the last six holes, when he turned a five-shot deficit into a one-shot lead. And the amazing array of shots that put him atop the leaderboard? Pure science-fiction. "The stuff he does, it's unreal," said Rocco Mediate, who watched...
  • Harmon dumps Daly because of 'shenanigans'

    03/11/2008 10:06:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 457+ views
    AP ^ | March 11, 2008
    John Daly has been cut loose by swing coach Butch Harmon, who said Tuesday he was not going to waste his time with a two-time major champion who is more interested in drinking than working on his golf game. ``My whole goal for him was he's got to show me golf is the most important thing in his life,'' Harmon said from his golf school in Las Vegas. ``And the most important thing in his life is getting drunk.'' Harmon said he has worked three times this year with Daly, but he said Daly's behavior at the PODS Championship was...
  • Daly doesnít show up for pro-am round at Bay Hill

    03/12/2008 5:29:16 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 8 replies · 437+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12 March 2008 | Doug Ferguson
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)óJohn Daly woke up Wednesday morning to read that swing coach Butch Harmon fired him. Then he got a phone call when he was at the entrance to Bay Hill letting him know he had been kicked out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational for missing the pro-am. ďHasnít been a good day,Ē Daly told The Associated Press. ďThis is the last thing I needed in my life. I feel like I let Arnold down.Ē The wild ride of golfís most unpredictable figure took another hairpin turn when Daly said he was given wrong information that caused him to...
  • PGA Bird Killer Charged Tripp Isenhour

    03/08/2008 8:59:48 AM PST · by org.whodat · 154 replies · 2,397+ views
    CNSI website ^ | march, 2008 | Neil Becker
    Using absolutely poor judgment and acting un-professionally, PGA tour golfer Tripp Isenhour is about to pay the consequences for his selfish act from last December 12 when, at the Grand Cypress Golf course, he purposely killed a migratory bird. Showing no compassion for the habits of creatures, Isenhour, who was filming a segment for 'Shoot Like A Pro,' apparently got frustrated when the red shouldered hawk began making noises and forcing take after take. In a rage, Isenhour,
  • Golfer Faces Charges in Hawk Killing

    03/06/2008 2:38:01 PM PST · by oblomov · 130 replies · 923+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 6 march 2008 | TRAVIS REED
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - PGA Tour golfer Tripp Isenhour was charged with killing a hawk on purpose with a golf shot because it was making noise as he videotaped a TV show Isenhour was with a film crew for "Shoot Like A Pro" on Dec. 12 at the Grand Cypress Golf course. The 39-year-old golfer, whose real name is John Henry Isenhour III, was charged Monday with cruelty to animals and killing a migratory bird. According to court documents, Isenhour got upset when a red-shouldered hawk began making noise, forcing another take. He began hitting balls at the bird, then...
  • ***Buick Invitational Live Thread***[Golf Ping]

    01/23/2008 2:51:47 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 137 replies · 521+ views
    The Golf Channel, and various print sources ^ | January 23, 2008 | Golf Ping List
    2008 Buick InvitationalMickelson Fit for Play at BuickBy Associated Press - January 23, 2008SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Buick Invitational will have the Nos. 1 and 2 players in the world, after all. †After three days of bed rest and antibiotics for respiratory problems, Phil Mickelson said Tuesday he was feeling better and will play in the pro-am Wednesday at the Buick Invitational, paving the way for him to make his '08 debut at Torrey Pines. He also has a practice session planned with swing coach Butch Harmon. †"I'm feeling much, much better," Mickelson said. "I'm happy about that and...
  • Michelle Wie not invited to Sony Open ( in Hawaii )

    12/20/2007 8:31:33 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 314+ views
    Pacific Business News ^ | December 20, 2007
    Wie, who has played in the PGA Tour event at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu every year since 2004, did not receive one of the four sponsor exemptions... she wasn't ready for professional golf. Two of the Sony Open sponsor exemptions will still go to Hawaii teenagers.
  • Deutsche Bank Championship [Golf]

    08/27/2007 1:53:26 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 43 replies · 1,149+ views ^ | August 27, 2007 | Dave Shedloski
    TOUR Insider: Deutsche Bank Championship †Aug. 27, 2007 By Dave Shedloski Senior Correspondent The beauty of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup this week is manifested in South Africa's Retief Goosen. Retief Goosen lost ground despite making the cut at The Barclays last week. (WireImage) While there are still three weeks left to decide the inaugural winner of the FedExCup, there is real urgency at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship for a number of players, including, most notably, the two-time U.S. Open champion. Goosen, 38, is the only TOUR member in the top 20 in the Official World...
  • Woods ties record with 63, seizes lead

    08/10/2007 8:01:15 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 38 replies · 565+ views ^ | August 10, 2007 | Larry Fine reuters
    Tiger Woods tied a major championship record with a spectacular 63 in charging to a two-stroke lead over fellow American Scott Verplank in the second round of the U.S. PGA Championship on Friday. Woods came agonizingly close to setting the all-time low round in a major as his putt for birdie at the 18th hole spun out of the cup leaving him to tap-in for par."I knew if I made that putt on the last hole, it would have been a nice little record to have," world number one Woods said about missing the birdie putt for 62. "But I...
  • Almost like home: Some Tulsans rent houses to golfers for week

    08/09/2007 5:12:32 AM PDT · by battlegearboat · 12 replies · 547+ views
    The Tulsa World ^ | August 8, 2007 | Matt Gleason
    "A noteworthy professional golfer isn't staying in a ritzy hotel during the 2007 PGA Championship. Instead, the golfer and his family are staying in a spacious, four-bedroom abode in south Tulsa. So who is it?..."
  • Sergeant Makes Birdie Putt for Tiger in Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am

    07/05/2007 6:10:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 1,481+ views
    BETHESDA, Md., July 5, 2007 Ė A soldier from Fort Belvoir, Va., celebrated the Fourth of July by making the shot of the day in the star-studded Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am at Congressional Country Club here. Sgt. Michael Woods of Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., shows Tiger Woods the line for his putt on the seventh hole of the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md, July 4, 2007. Sergeant Woods was Tigerís honorary caddie for the hole. Tiger eventually handed the putter to the sergeant, who made the 12-footer for a birdie...
  • PGA Tour drug testing policy now seems inevitable [steroids/golf]

    06/21/2007 1:50:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies · 351+ views
    ESPN ^ | June 20, 2007 | Jason Sobel
    CROMWELL, Conn. -- It was once considered not only nonessential but unnecessary, yet a drug testing policy now seems a plausible course of action in the near future for the PGA Tour. "We don't have a rule on performance-enhancing drugs," tour commissioner Tim Finchem said at the Travelers Championship on Wednesday. "We never had. We're getting close on that. I suspect we'll be done with that certainly this year. We'll probably have more to say about that later this summer." The process is a departure from previous claims made by Finchem that such a policy has no place on the...
  • [Golfer John] Daly Says Wife Attacked Him With Knife

    06/08/2007 3:55:58 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies · 429+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 8, 2007 | TERESA M. WALKER
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - John Daly told authorities his wife tried to stab him with a steak knife, and the golfer had red marks on his cheeks when he showed up to play Friday on the course where he lives. Daly called police about 6 a.m. on Friday, Shelby County Sheriff's department spokesman Steve Shular said. When deputies arrived, wife Sherrie and the couple's children were not there. Deputies could not find the knife he claimed she used. Daly is competing this week in the Stanford St. Jude Championship on a sponsor's exemption. He was tied for eighth after the...
  • America Supports You: DoD and PGA Launch Military Golf Program

    05/17/2007 5:45:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 341+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    ARLINGTON, Va., May 17, 2007 Ė The Defense Departmentís America Supports You program and its new partner, the Professional Golfers Association of America, teed off the Military Golf Program today at the Army Navy Country Club here. The program, co-sponsored by Disabled Sports USA, is a nationwide initiative to encourage wounded servicemembers to participate in golf as a rehabilitative and recreational pursuit. In conjunction with the programís announcement, four wounded veterans from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., practiced on the driving range here under the tutelage of seven PGA professionals. ďThe nation has called upon our...
  • Pro golfer suspected in deadly street race in Central Florida

    03/13/2007 7:46:22 AM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 8 replies · 903+ views
    Sun Sentinal ^ | March 12 2007 | Sandra Pedicini
    Professional golfer Arjun S. Atwal extended condolences but denied responsibility Sunday in the death of a Windermere businessman killed in what authorities said was an apparent street race between the two men. A prepared statement issued Sunday night by Atwal's manager said the golfer "cannot fathom the unimaginable pain" Saturday night's accident caused the family of John Noah Park, 48, who died after losing control of his car and slamming into a tree. LocalLinks Both Atwal and Park, who ran a video-production company, lived in Windermere. But the two men did not know each other, according to Atwal's manager. "We...
  • Officials Weigh Booing Ban at High School Games (state of Washington nanny alert)

    03/08/2007 5:50:56 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 25 replies · 816+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sunday March 4th, 2007 | Good Morning America
    Some High School Sporting Officials in Washington State Want to Throw Unsportsmanlike Behavior Off the Field March 4, 2007 ó From brawls on professional basketball courts to out-of-control parents at Little League games, unsportsmanlike behavior can be a problem. Now, some high school sporting officials in Washington state are considering tough new rules ó including a ban on booing. Those who support the ban say that too often, spectators are cruel. "It's the organized effort to try to intimidate or try to make fun of someone that becomes personal in nature that can escalate then into other concerns that we...
  • Tiger Woods meets one on one with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid

    03/08/2007 9:22:05 AM PST · by word_warrior_bob · 165 replies · 10,462+ views
    The Golf Channel ^ | 3/7/2007 | Brian Hewitt
    What an interesting day for golf in the nationís capital. Among other things, Tiger Woods did not rule out politics in his future. The national media got wind of AT&Tís title role in Tigerís new tournament on, yes, an AT&T conference call. And PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem didnít dismiss Tigerís foundation partnering again with the TOUR somewhere down the road. Tiger Woods makes his announcement Tuesday. (WireImage)The focus now is on the new AT&T National Finchem said, choosing his words carefully. But when I asked him about the possibility of future official Tiger tournaments, Finchem said this: ďIf Tiger...
  • Tiger Woods 2024 - (for President? Patrick Ruffini of the Rudy Giuliani campaign thinks so)

    03/08/2007 4:04:21 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 3 replies · 830+ views
    Hugh Hewitt Townhall ^ | Wednesday March 7th, 2007 | Patrick Ruffini
    Wednesday, March 07, 2007Tiger Woods 2024 Posted by Patrick Ruffini† | Tiger Woods smiles at a news conference March 7, 2007 in Washington while announcing the new PGA tournament that he will host and play in the week of July 2-8. AT&T will be the title sponsor of the AT&T National, with a purse of six million dollars, that will benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation. The tournament is scheduled to be played at Congressional Country Club in suburban Maryland.11:56 PM Oy: WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After dominating the golf world for the last decade, is Tiger Woods considering a foray...
  • America Supports You: PGA Tour Honored For Supporting Troops

    12/12/2006 5:20:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 261+ views
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 12, 2006 -- The Defense Department today honored the PGA Tour organization and its network of affiliated golf clubs for their exemplary support of U.S. servicemembers. Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for internal communications and public liaison, left, reads the inscription on a plaque before she presents it to PGA (Professional Golfers' Association) Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem during an employee meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Dec. 12. The Defense Department honored the PGA Tour organization and its network of affiliated golf clubs for exemplary support of U.S. servicemembers through DoD's America...
  • Norman warns PGA Tour's future in trouble (Blames Tiger Woods)

    10/11/2006 11:52:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 182 replies · 3,887+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 10/11/06 | AP
    MADRID, Spain (AP) - Technology, money and Tiger Woods are hurting golf, according to two-time British Open winner Greg Norman. The Australian, who is playing in this week's Spanish Senior Open, said Tuesday that golf will be in major trouble if the U.S. PGA Tour doesn't manage the sport more carefully. "With fewer and fewer people watching golf in America, the sport has become stagnant," Norman said. Some U.S. tour events this year reportedly saw significant declines in American television viewership from 2005, such as a 56 percent drop for the Bob Hope Classic, a 50 percent decline for the...
  • Wie Misses Cut, Finishes Dead Last

    09/09/2006 7:30:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 696+ views
    The GolfChannel ^ | September 08, 2006 | Sports Network -
    Michelle Wie on Friday missed the cut in last place at the European Masters -- 22 shots behind co-leaders Bradley Dredge, Andrew McLardy and Marcel Siem. "I am still in shock. I just couldn't get any of my shots to go," Wie said after a round of 8-over 79. "I don't know why it was. I don't even know what sport I was playing today." Having now missed the cut in nine of the 10 men's events she has played worldwide, Wie will give it another shot next week at the 84 Lumber Classic on the PGA TOUR. Friday, Wie...

    09/04/2006 1:05:49 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 88 replies · 586+ views Scoreboard ^ | 4 September 2006 | PGA
    Can Tiger win his 5th in a row??? On the green on the 12th hole, he is at (-14) and has a 3 shot lead on Vijay.
  • Tiger Woods Wins Third PGA Championship

    08/20/2006 4:13:30 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 130 replies · 3,042+ views ^ | 0820/06 | GRRRRR
    Tiger Woods won his third PGA Championship in fine fashion (-18) at Medinah Country Club in the western suburbs of Chicago. Tiger carded 69-68-65-68 = 270.The 30 year old Woods won his 51st Tour win putting him into a tie with Billy Casper and 7th on the all time winner list. Tiger has many years to go before he catches and passes Slammin' Sammy Snead who is number one in tour victories with 82. Tiger picked up the lead on the first hole Sunday with a birdie and never looked back. This is his second win since the death of...
  • PGA Championship - Medinah, Illinois - Live Thread and Scoreboard

    08/20/2006 1:51:19 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 14 replies · 362+ views Leaderboard ^ | 20 August 2006 | PGA
    PGA Tour Leaderboard LEADERBOARDS: PGA | LPGA | CHAMPIONS TOUR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP LOCATIONS: Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL CURRENT CONDITIONS: Partly Cloudy Temp: 78F Humidity: 43% Wind: 9 mph DEF. CHAMP: Phil Mickelson - USA, 276 (4-under) START DATE: August 17, 2006 PAR: 36-36--72 YARDS: 7,561 PURSE: $6,500,000 Note: All times are local to the location of the tournament. PGA Championship In Progress $ POS START NAME SCORE THRU TODAY 1 2 3 4 TOTAL 1 T1 Tiger Woods -18 8 -4 69 68 65 - 202 2 3 Mike Weir -14 8 -2 72 67 65 - 204...
  • John Daly says he's lost between $50 and $60M gambling

    05/01/2006 7:16:11 PM PDT · by Paddlefish · 102 replies · 2,961+ views
    John Daly says he has lost between $50 million and $60 million during 12 years of heavy gambling, and that it has become a problem that could "flat-out ruin me" if he doesn't bring it under control. Daly discussed his addiction to gambling in the final chapter of his autobiography, John Daly: My Life In and Out of the Rough, to be released next Monday. He told one story of earning $750,000 when he lost in a playoff to Tiger Woods last fall in San Francisco at a World Golf Championship. Instead of going home, he drove to Las Vegas...
  • 'America Supports You' Thanks PGA for Troop Support Efforts

    04/12/2006 5:54:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 248+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2006 Ė Professional Golf Association troop supporters had a memorable day touring the Pentagon today, as both a reward for their work raising money to support the troops and as a catalyst for more work in the coming year. America Supports You members from the PGA Tour, an America Supports You corporate member, toured the Pentagon on April 12 to celebrate their work raising money for America's troops and to set up plans for this year's charity work. Army Spc. Donald Balsavich, a Pentagon tour guide, explains the symbolism in a painting print hanging in one...
  • The Masters Tournament 2006: Day 1 (Live Thread)

    04/06/2006 8:00:59 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 48 replies · 531+ views
    Choose one of the following Leader Board displays Past Champions American Players International Players Amateurs First-Time Players POS PLAYER TODAY THRU TOTAL ROUNDS TOTAL 1 2 3 4 1 R. Pampling -2 12 -2 T2 M. Jimenez -1 8 -1 T2 R. Beem -1 8 -1 T2 M. Campbell -1 6 -1 T2 T. Clark -1 5 -1 T6 J. Olazabal E 3 E T6 D. Toms E 3 E T6 L. Donald E 3 E T6 V. Singh E 2 E T6 H. Stenson E 2 E T6 A. Oberholser E 2 E T6 T. Woods E 1 E...
  • 70th Masters Tournament Preview [Golf]

    04/03/2006 2:33:49 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 60 replies · 596+ views ^ | 04.03.06 | Jim Brighters
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The golf season finally begins in earnest Thursday as the Masters tees off at a newer Augusta National Golf Course. All of the talk pre-Masters has been the decision to lengthen the course in spots. A total of 155 yards has been added to six different holes, most notably the par-three fourth. This beaut plays to 240 yards and four-time winner Tiger Woods, certainly not the shortest hitter in golf, admitted he needed a wood to get there last month. Change is always met with some resistance and the renovations at Augusta National have not...
  • A Week at the Hope and Sunday in Denver (VIDEO: Rush Limbaugh on Hillary, Eisenhower, Tiger, Wie)

    01/25/2006 11:49:36 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 1,493+ views
    Rush Limbaugh site & The Political Teen ^ | January 23r & 25th, 2006 | Rush webmaster & Ian Schwartz
    *** Make sure to watch the Golf Channel interview below that aired on Game Central last Saturday night ... Tiger Woods for President someday??? ... Rush says probably not. BEGIN TRANSCRIPT (from his Monday Jan. 23rd radio show) Hey, greetings, folks, and welcome! Rush Limbaugh back in the saddle once again after a week away in Palm Springs, California, the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. I want to thank... I tell you, the people out there, I told the people when I left that one of the reasons I was excited to be going out there was that those are my...
  • Gore Wins!!! It Really IS Official!!!

    12/07/2005 1:03:19 PM PST · by PurpleMan · 13 replies · 834+ views
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Tiger Woods, Dana Quigley and Jason Gore were named the Players of the Year by their fellow competitors on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour, respectively, it was announced Tuesday by PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. All three will receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy in recognition of their selection.
  • Golf Rules ease penalty for wrong scorecard

    09/28/2005 6:19:17 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 3 replies · 239+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | September 28, 2005
    More than two years too late to spare Englishman Mark Roe, golf's governing bodies Tuesday installed what basically is a safety net to prevent players from being disqualified for entering a correct score on the wrong card. As one of 111 amendments to the "Decisions on the Rules of Golf," approved by the U.S. Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of Scotland, the revision allows officials to rectify such mistakes without penalty starting Jan. 1. Roe might have won a major championship if the revised rule had been in place for the 2003 British Open. Instead, he...
  • Mickelson wins second major title [PGA Championship]

    08/15/2005 8:47:12 AM PDT · by TheBigB · 173 replies · 2,927+ views
    ESPN online ^ | 8/15/05 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Phil Mickelson delivered another dramatic finish in a major on Monday, flopping a chip out of deep rough to 2 feet for a birdie on the final hole and a one-shot victory in the PGA Championship. The putt wasn't nearly as long as his 18-footer to win the Masters last year, and there was no need to jump for joy this time. Still, it was a sweet conclusion to a major championship season that had gone sour until he put together his best golf of the summer stretched over five days at Baltusrol by a storm-delayed final...
  • Mickelson makes a major move at Baltusrol

    08/12/2005 10:33:17 AM PDT · by dakine · 55 replies · 1,133+ views
    yahoo ^ | AP
    Mickelson makes a major move at Baltusrol Mickelson birdied three of his first five. (AP) Seven birdies and an eagle helped Phil Mickelson charge to the top in the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday.
  • 3 injured by falling limb at PGA Championship

    08/12/2005 3:25:22 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 20 replies · 720+ views
    Associated Press via The Billings Gazette ^ | August 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- A nearly 40-foot tree limb fell next to the fourth green at the PGA Championship on Friday, injuring a spectator and two television employees. The limb sheered off a red oak next to the green and a television tower at Baltusrol Golf Club and fell approximately 60 feet. A spectator and two members of the Turner/CBS Sports production team were injured, the PGA of America said in a statement. Frank Choy, a freelance audio technician working for Turner Sports, broke his left leg and was taken to a hospital. Bob Welsch, who was operating the jib camera...
  • Where the Boys Are. There She Is.

    07/17/2005 11:56:23 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 29,778+ views
    NY Times Week in Review ^ | July 17, 2005 | SELENA ROBERTS
    John Sommers II/ReutersMichelle Wie, 15, follows her drive at the United States Amateur Public Links Championship. MICHELLE WIE is runway worthy, engaging and only 15, a girl steeped in an allure that has left Madison Avenue and golf sponsors unabashedly flirting with the teen golf wonder. Wie is her sport's celebrity of the moment and a remarkable talent, a player equipped with a sweet golf swing that has the effortless sway of a hammock. She also possesses the ability to slay males. Boys line up at the ropes for her autograph, men fall before her on the P.G.A. Tour,...
  • America Supports You: Returning Troops Get Gift of Golf

    07/07/2005 4:25:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 405+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 7, 2005 | Teri Lukach
    WASHINGTON, July 7, 2005 Ė Soldiers serving in the sands of Iraq but dreaming of fairways on a golf course back home may soon get their wish, thanks to a new program called "The Long Drive Home." The project is a joint venture by Bridgestone Golf and the American Legion, who have teamed up to provide free golf equipment for returning veterans of the war on terror. Just how much equipment is donated will be determined by how well Bridgestone Tour Team member Scott Hend hammers his tee shots. Hend is the driving-distance leader of the current PGA Tour. For...
  • PGA Tour, Players Clubs Team Up for America Supports You

    07/01/2005 3:04:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 276+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 1, 2005 | unattributed
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., July 1, 2005 Ė The PGA Tour and its network of Tournament Players Clubs have teamed up to help raise awareness for "America Supports You," a nationwide Defense Department program that recognizes citizens' support for military men and women and communicates that support to members of the armed forces at home and abroad. President Bush urged Americans to visit the America Supports You Web site in his nationally televised June 28 address on Iraq, as well as to find a way to thank the nation's men and women in uniform on the upcoming July Fourth holiday....
  • Woods Consecutive Cut Streak Snapped

    05/13/2005 8:31:29 PM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 2 replies · 774+ views
    The Golf Channel ^ | May 13, 2005
    IRVING, Texas -- Tiger Woods saw his streak of 142 consecutive cuts made come to an end Friday as the top-ranked player in the world struggled to a 2-over 72 at Cottonwood Valley and will miss the weekend at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship
  • Record 14 for Casper at Augusta's Par-Three 16th

    04/07/2005 1:36:20 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 11 replies · 312+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/7/05
    Former winner Billy Casper hit five balls into the water on his way to a record 11-over 14 at the par-three 16th in the U.S. Masters first round on Thursday. The 73-year-old American, Masters champion in 1970, was successful with his sixth attempt off the tee before running up the highest score ever achieved on a single hole at Augusta National. The 170-yard 16th, named Redbud, requires an exacting tee shot played entirely over water. American Tom Weiskopf produced a 10-over 13 at the par-three 12th during the 1980 Masters while Japan's Tommy Nakajima ran up an eight-over 13 at...
  • PGA Near $1 Billion Mark For Charity

    02/09/2005 7:19:37 PM PST · by wallcrawlr · 11 replies · 321+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | Wed, Feb. 09, 2005 | Associated Press
    Money is the easiest way to illustrate overwhelming growth on the PGA Tour. Vijay Singh earned more money last year than the combined career earnings of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller. Prize money from the three World Golf Championships this year will be about the same as the total purse on tour 20 years ago. But here's one number that should get everyone's attention: The PGA Tour is expected to surpass $1 billion in charitable giving early next year.
  • PGA veteran Greg Norman says women should stick to their own tour

    02/03/2004 8:12:45 AM PST · by SB00 · 21 replies · 258+ views
    PGA veteran Greg Norman says women should stick to their own events MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Greg Norman made it clear Tuesday that he believes women have no place in men's golf events. The Australian star dismissed women in men's events as a marketing ploy, and said men's tours should consider changing their bylaws to prevent women from receiving sponsor's exemptions. "I think the situation is more of a marketing ploy than anything else," Norman said. "If the girls come out and think they can play against the guys and fail every time, that can't be very positive." Norman's comments...
  • Makers of Viagra Rival Reach Sponsorship Deal With PGA

    11/05/2003 9:52:32 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 253+ views
    TBO ^ | 11/5/03 | Mark Jewell
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The makers of a new anti-impotence drug said Wednesday they had reached a sponsorship deal with the PGA Tour, staking out a marketing niche in golf to compete with rivals' deals in professional football and baseball. Eli Lilly and Co. and Icos Corp., the joint venture partners behind Cialis, did not disclose financial terms of the four-year sponsorship. The deal follows Lilly Icos LLC's July announcement of title sponsorship of the Professional Golfers' Association's Western Open. The joint venture formed by Indianapolis-based Lilly and Bothell, Wash.-based Icos will develop golf-themed vignettes that will air during televised coverage...
  • (Tiger) Woods frustrated on first day at PGA

    08/15/2003 2:51:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 1 replies · 263+ views
    AP ^ | Aug. 14, 2003
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Tiger Woods stood and stared in disbelief. All day long, he was missing fairways with his tee shots and now he couldn't hit the green with a wedge in his hands. Woods tossed the club at his bag and walked toward a nearby bridge on his 16th hole of the day, cursing loudly all the way. The frustrations of a year's worth of mangled majors seemed ready to erupt all at once. "Calm down Eldrick," a fan shouted, using Woods' given name. If Woods heard, he wasn't listening. On the next hole, he slammed his 3-wood into...
  • Mickelson Shares Early Lead, Woods Cards 74

    08/14/2003 12:09:20 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 12 replies · 274+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/14/03 | Mark Lamport-Stokes
    Fast-starting Phil Mickelson bogeyed the last for an opening 66 to slip back into a tie for the early lead in the U.S. PGA Championship Thursday but Tiger Woods struggled to a four-over-par 74. The left-handed Mickelson, chasing his first major title in his 46th start, picked up three shots in his first four holes after teeing off at the par-four 10th on a hot and humid day at Oak Hill Country Club. He recovered from a bogey on 17 with further birdies at 18, the second and the fourth, but then dropped at the uphill par-four ninth to match...
  • Masters to go commercial-free again in 2004

    06/04/2003 1:27:15 PM PDT · by D. Brian Carter · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Associated Press, via Yahoo ^ | June 4, 2003 | by DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press
    Masters to go commercial-free again in 2004 by DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson thought the commercial-free broadcast of the Masters in the United States turned out so well he plans to do it again. Johnson, who dropped his television sponsors last year to keep them out of the controversy over the club's all-male membership, said Tuesday the 2004 Masters again would have no sponsors or commercial interruptions. ``There were many aspects of last year's broadcast that were favorable,'' Johnson said in a statement. ``The response from our TV viewers about the ability...
  • LGPA Tour among the biggest winners at Colonial

    05/29/2003 7:26:28 AM PDT · by USAF_ret · 16 replies · 364+ views
    Yahoo ^ | May 29, 2003 | DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press
    For three months leading up to the Colonial and two rounds that she spent as the first woman in 58 years on the PGA Tour, Annika Sorenstam brought more attention to women's golf than at any other time in history. The trick is getting it to last. Sorenstam goes back to where she belongs this week -- those are her words, not Vijay Singh's -- when she defends her title in the Kellogg-Keebler Classic outside Chicago. Media requests have doubled. Advance ticket sales are up 50 percent. The ripple effect from Colonial is not quite the tidal wave that Tiger...