Archives for: August 2006

Update: Venezuela says no to seizing golf courses

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The plan of the Caracas mayor to acquire two city golf courses under eminent domain appears to have been shot down by the Venezuela federal government. The two courses -- Caracas Country Club and Valle Arriba golf club -- have a long history in Venezuela… more »

Norman favors PGA drug testing; Hebert wins Michigan PGA championship; Sorenstam returns to U.S. at State Farm Classic

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Greg Norman reiterated his position that the PGA Tour should introduce a drug testing program during a visit to a course he's designing in Toronto yesterday. Like some other tour players, most notably Tiger Woods, he favors implementing a program now to… more »

Hugo Chavez may have Venezuela take over, take down two popular golf courses

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The government of Hugo Chavez may expropriate two popular, historic Venezuela golf courses. The two Caracas courses -- Caracas Country Club and Valle Arriba golf club -- both more than 60 years of age -- would be removed to create up to 50,000 homes for… more »

Bowman leads pack at Michigan PGA Championship; Adam Scott reaches Top-5; Ozzie Smith hits the links

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George Bowman is one shot ahead of Dennis Burns and Jordan Young going into the last round of the Michigan PGA Championship today. A teaching professional, Bowman shot a 4-under 67 … Aussie Adam Scott is moving up the rankings despite going nearly a… more »

Richie Ramsey enjoys U.S. Amateur triumph; drug testing in golf the hot topic; China teaches golf

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Richie Ramsay, the first Briton to win the prestigious U.S. Amateur tournament in almost 100 years, has decided to hold off on joining the pro tour. By remaining an amateur temporarily, Ramsay will automatically qualify for three of the four majors next… more »

A Tiger Woods Tribute, and Michelle Wie author Jennifer Mario gets confronted by Michael Bamberger

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Some interesting happenings around these parts. First of all, WorldGolf.com is proud to present a look back at Tiger Woods' 10 years on the PGA Tour, including a timeline and a look at the amazing numbers Woods has put up in a pro career that started a d… more »

MacKenzie wins at Reno; Robertson scores first tour victory since '99; PGA National Resort to get $25 million upgrade

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Will MacKenzie got his first PGA Tour victory yesterday at the Reno-Tahoe Open, shooting a 1-under 71 in the final round. Aussie teenager Jason Day continued his impressive start to the tour with an 11th-place finish … Dean Robertson won his first P… more »

Tiger Woods makes it four consecutive with playoff win at Bridgestone Invitational

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It took four extra holes, but Tiger Woods won his fourth consecutive event and 52nd overall as he defeated Stewart Cink on the fourth hole of a playoff to win the Bridgestone Invitational. The final holes were played through rain as Woods won on the 10-y… more »

Tiger stumbles as Cink takes Bridgestone lead; Estes, MacKenzie on top in Reno

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Tiger Woods shot a 71 - breaking a run off 11 consecutive rounds in the 60s - to fall one shot behind Ryder Cup teammate Stewart Cink, who fired a blistering 64 to take the lead at the Bridgestone Invitational ... Bob Estes and Will MacKenzie enter th… more »

Tiger Woods storms to lead at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational; Miyazato aces twice in Reno

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Tiger Woods shot a 31 on the back nine on his way to firing a 64 and taking the lead at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Woods enters the weekend one shot up on Davis Love III as he tries for his fourth consecutive victory. Woods managed his 64 despite… more »

Jason Gore on Tiger Woods: 'I don't want to upset him or he might go shoot a 53'

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Here's some funny stuff from Jason Gore, after his first round at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, where he's paired with old friend Tiger Woods: "Yeah, I'll be nervous again tomorrow. I was nervous this morning. I'm not going to lie to you. It's a b… more »

Scott leads pack at Bridgestone; Tiger: PGA Tour should test for drugs; Sorenstam to defend Tulsa title

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Aussie Adam Scott shot a 7-under 63 at the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio yesterday, putting him four shots ahead of Tiger Woods. Scott finished third at the PGA Championship … The PGA Tour should introduce a testing program for performance-enhanc… more »

Finchem says no drug testing for PGA Tour; Sorenstam breaks ground at new academy; Nicklaus to work on Vahalla overhaul

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The PGA Tour does not need to introduce a drug testing program because players are not using performance-enhancing drugs, Commissioner Tim Finchem said yesterday. According to tour regulations, players may not use illegal drugs or prescription medication… more »

Golfer shoots a 59 - at age 59; Donald Trump's Scotland plans hit a snag

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Here's a record that will be tough to top: Roy Vucinich shot a 59 at the Tri-State PGA's Christopher J. Seretti Memorial Classic at Montour Heights Country Club in Pittsburgh --four months after his 59th birthday. Vucinich used two eagles and nine birdie… more »

Finchem to announce fall PGA Tour schedule; golf tourism in Ireland; Russian to tee off in space

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Commissioner Tim Finchem will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. Eastern time today outlining the PGA Tour's fall schedule. He is expected to announce a new tournament for the Scottsdale, Ariz. area ... Tourism Ireland has started an advertising campai… more »