Archives for: September 2006

Tiger Woods leads at American Express Championship; Weir replaces Mickelson at PGA Grand Slam of Golf

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Tiger Woods shot an eight-under 63 for a one shot lead at the American Express Championship yesterday. Woods is going for his sixth straight PGA Tour win at the event at Chandler's Cross, England … Mike Weir is taking Phil Mickelson's open spot at… more »

Tiger Woods says PGA Tour streak still alive; New golf channel to tee off

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Tiger Woods said yesterday that his PGA Tour winning streak is still alive because the two events he lost since winning the Deutsche Bank Championship in September for his fifth consecutive victory were on the European Tour. He said he is going for his s… more »

Finchem: Byron Nelson "a legend;" Clarke and Woods paired at upcoming PGA event

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PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem remembered Byron Nelson, the Hall of Fame golfer who passed away Tuesday at 94, as "a legend who transcended generations and was loved and respected by everyone who knew him" in a statement. Nelson is perhaps most famous… more »

Golf legend Byron Nelson dies at his home in Texas at age 94

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Golf legend Byron Nelson, most famously known for his record streak of eleven professional wins in a row in 1945, passed away Tuesday in his home in Irving, Texas. He was 94. A hemophiliac, Nelson turned pro during the Great Depression in 1932 and d… more »

Tiger Woods analyzes U.S. Ryder Cup loss; Lee wins LPGA rookie of the year award; Scottsdale area golfer makes the cut in Trump's Big Break VI

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Tiger Woods said yesterday that poor putting was partly to blame for the U.S. Ryder Cup team's loss to Europe Sunday. He also said America continues to struggle in the event because it lacks a solid field of good young players to pull from … Woods a… more »

Eric Axley wins first PGA Tour event; Webb fights off surging Sorenstam to take LPGA Longs Drug Challenge

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Eric Axley won his first PGA Tour title Sunday at the Texas Open, shooting a 1-over 71 in the last round. Axley, 32, had never finished higher than tied for 24th in a tour event … Karrie Webb shot a final round 2-under 70 to win the Longs Drug Chall… more »

Europe retains Ryder Cup with whipping of U.S. team

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In the end it was never in doubt, as the European team easily turned their 10-6 lead into a victory in singles, winning six of the first eight matches, to win the 2006 Ryder Cup and maintain their hold on the trophy which they've now won five of six time… more »

Ryder Cup: Darren Clarke's emotional win helps Europe to a 5-3, first-day lead over U.S.

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Prior to Day One of the Ryder Cup, many pundits questioned European captain Ian Woosnam's choice of Darren Clarke as a Captain's pick. However, still mourning the loss of his wife Heather to breast cancer, Clarke and Lee Westwood beat the U.S. team of Ph… more »

Tiger Woods finds water on first Ryder Cup shot; Woods embracing role as U.S. team leader; Jang leads LPGA Longs Drug Challenge

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Tiger Woods did not get off to an impressive start at the 36th Ryder Cup Matches today, hitting his opening shot into the water. Woods and Jim Furyk are taking on Europe's Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington in the opening fourball matches … On… more »

Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman's struggle inspires team; Tiger Woods paired with Jim Furyk at Ryder Cup; LPGA Longs Drug Challenge begins

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Tom Lehman's personal story of struggling through the ranks of professional golf is an inspiration to his team going into the Ryder Cup Matches in Ireland, The New York Times reported yesterday. Lehman spent much of his early career fighting to make it a… more »

Tiger Woods unhappy over porn links to wife Elin

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A pornographic Web site has published false links to Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordgren, and the World's No. 1 golfer has voiced his displeasure over it as the Ryder Cup prepares to take center stage in the sports' world, according to Reuters. "It's unac… more »

Junior Ryder Cup ends in tie; Critics questioning Wie's PGA play; Britton leads New Jersey PGA Championship

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The Junior Ryder Cup in Newport, Wales, ended in a 6-6 tie between Europe and the United States yesterday. Cassandra Blaney and Tony Mapu Finau defeated Maximillian Kieffer of Germany and Belgian Laura Gonzales-Escallon by one hole in the final round to… more »

Players ready for the Ryder Cup; Ivan Lendl's daughter Isabelle showing her stuff at Junior Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup is a scant few hours away, and even though the U.S. team arrived a little late due to too much luggage, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and the others -- including four rookies -- are ready to battle at the K Club … Darren Clarke is ready… more »

Casey dominates Match Play Championship; Curtis closes out 84 Lumber Classic; Stadler's big win

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Paul Casey made the final of the World Match Play Championship his own personal playground, as he thrashed Shaun Micheel 10 & 8 to take home the richest winning prize in golf - $1.88 million. Casey was dominant throughout, never trailing in a tournam… more »

Shaun Micheel looks to cash in at World Match Play; Tiger watches Chelsea beat Liverpool; Ben Curtis a leader at 84 Lumber

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Shaun Micheel continued his hot play as he topped Robert Karlsson to make it to the final of the World Match Play Championship. Micheel will battle Paul Casey, who beat Colin Montgomerie to reach the final in the event where the winner will receive a who… more »