Archives for: June 2006

U.S. Women's Open: Annika on top, Michelle Wie stays solid and amateurs have their hour

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A breezy day in Newport, R.I., saw Annika Sorenstam among the leaders of the U.S. Women's Open after she shot a 2-under 69 ... A day that saw her score two birdies, a bogey and 15 pars showed that Michelle Wie can play U.S. Open golf, as she sits one… more »

Fog has U.S. Women's Open delayed: will wetness help Michelle Wie, or a South Korean star?

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The start of the U.S. Women's Open was delayed by fog. Play will start on Friday, and the players will play a 36-hole finale on Sunday ... Will Michelle Wie's long-hitting abilities help her in wet conditions at the U.S. Women's Open ? ... Eight ye… more »

Michelle Wie's putter a popular topic; Fred Couples wins, while Tiger will defend

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Michelle Wie is having her say, but others are as well. And a lot of the Wie talk heading into the U.S. Women's Open is regarding her putter ... Fred Couples birdied the final hole to continue his strong 2006 campaign by winning the ING Par-3 Shootout… more »

PGA announces a $10 million playoff payoff, while the Ryder Cup faces a labor dispute

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The PGA has announced its plan for a 2007 four-event playoff that will see the winner get a serious payoff - $10 million to be exact ... It's possible that the Ryder Cup could be inconvenienced, as greenkeepers at its venue -- Ireland's K Club -- coul… more »

Iran releases its big plans, Hilton Head hugs trees and Ben Curtis finally gets his win

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Here's some non-controversial news from Iran: They plan to build the biggest golf course in the Middle East ... In Hilton Head, the Sea Marsh Course at Sea Pines is looking to start a major reconstruction plan, but is running into trouble from those w… more »

PGA inks BMW, SI lists U.S. Open facts and the price of golf goes up in San Diego

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The PGA's new playoff tournament got a boost when it signed automotive giant BMW as a sponsor ... Sports Illustrated has put together some interesting facts for the U.S. Women's Open, including the fact that Meg Mallon's 2004 Open win was the last LPG… more »

Ben Curtis waits, Jeong Jang wins and Michelle Wie is discussed

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Ben Curtis has waited to win a golf tournament since the 2003 British Open. He'll have to wait a little more as a rain delay has forced Curtis to take his eight-shot lead into Monday ... With the LPGA's U.S. Open coming to their neck of the woods, the… more »

Colin Montgomerie, Ben Curtis and Shi Hyun Ahn looking for big victories

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Colin Montgomerie is showing that his effort at the U.S. Open was no fluke and that his game really is baqck in form, as he leads the Johnnie Walker Championship after two rounds ... Ben Curtis is leading the Booz Allen Classic after two rounds. Curti… more »

Canada sees a golf boom while a Scotsman gets lucky, plus putting tips

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In Canada, golf is growing like a wildfire, with a 20 percent increase in players from 2001 to 2005 ... Chris Tugwell is a Scotsman who got his first hole-in-one at Bruntsfield Golf Course near Edinburgh recently. Then, five holes later, he got his se… more »

Geoff Ogilvy to become a daddy, Colin Montgomerie enjoys being divorced and Florida suffers a loss

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Geoff Ogilvy may be taking some time off golf with a baby on its way in October ... Colin Montgomerie says his recent divorce may have helped him on the golf course even though it really hurt his bank book ... In Florida, they're saddened by the l… more »

Golf Galaxy and Lorena Ochoa are hot and looking for more

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Shoppers and investors are starting to take a closer look at Golf Galaxy, which is moving golf merchandise at a brisk pace ... Lorena Ochoa has been one of the LPGA's top players all year, now she's looking at being ranked No. 1 ... The Wedgewood G… more »

Steve Stricker lives the dream, the Futures Tour loses a golfer, health tips

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Steve Stricker's U.S. Open was a dream come true. Entering the year without his Tour card, Stricker qualified for the U.S. Open, finished sixth and now has his card for next year ... Gaelle Truet, a 27-year-old golfer on the Duramed Futures Tour, died… more »

Nicklaus, Watson are shocked at Lefty's fall, while Geoff Ogilvy enjoys a U.S. Open title

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Salmon fishing in Canada, Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus learned about Phil Mickelson's U.S. Open collapse from reporters. The pair were shocked, and Nicklaus gave some examples of how he learned not to cough up big tournaments ... Geoff Ogilvy is enjo… more »

Geoff Ogilvy wins one for Australia at the U.S. Open while Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie come up short

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There's a new U.S. Open champion and he's from Australia. Geoff Ogilvy adds to a great year for the Aussies by hanging on to win at Winged Foot ... Phil Mickelson had his third straight major in his sights. But an ugly double bogey on the tournament's… more »

Tiger not the only big name to miss cut, while Europeans take aim at the U.S. Open

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Tiger Woods wasn't the only big name to miss the cut at the U.S. Open. Retief Goosen, Michael Campbell and Davis Love III are among others who will sit out the weekend ... Former University of Illinois star Steve Stricker is leading the U.S. Open, yet… more »
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