Archives for: November 2006

Gutschewski leads at PGA Tour Q-School; Aussie Strange atop field at the New Zealand Golf Open

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Scott Gutschewski sits atop the leader board after the first round of the PGA Tour Q-School, shooting a 5-under-par 67 at PGA West yesterday. He is one stroke ahead of Jeff Gallagher and Ryan Howison. Only the low 30 scores and ties in the six round even… more »

PGA Tour Q-School final tees off; Quigley makes the Masters

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The final of the PGA Tour Q-School starts today, with 163 players competing over the next six days for a 2007 PGA Tour card. Only the low 30 scores and ties will get cards. Lee Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open champion, is among the competitors … Finish… more »

Ochoa named Mexico's 2006 Female Athlete of the Year; Tennessee LPGA event loses sponsor

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Lorena Ochoa, the 2006 Rolex Player of the Year, was honored as Mexico's Female Athlete of the Year yesterday. Mexican President Vicente Fox gave Ochoa and baseball player Vinny Castilla their awards at a ceremony at the presidential residence … Fra… more »

Stephen Ames wins first Skins Game; Justin Rose back on top at Australian Masters

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Stephen Ames won his first Skins Game yesterday with a birdie putt on the third playoff hole. Worth $270,000, the shot meant the championship for Ames, who finished with a total of $590,000. Fred Couples, known as the "King of the Skins," came in second… more »

Wie misses the cut at Casio World Open; Sorenstam to sit out World Cup of Golf

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For the 11th time in 12 efforts, Michelle Wie missed the cut at a men's event today. Wie went 17-over-par in two rounds at the Casio World Open in Japan to finish in second to last place … Annika Sorenstam will not compete in the World Cup of Golf a… more »

Woods wins seventh straight PGA Grand Slam of Golf; Wie struggles in Japan

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Tiger Woods won his seventh straight PGA Grand Slam of Golf title yesterday, shooting a final round 6-under 66 to defeat Jim Furyk by two strokes. U.S. Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy finished third, followed by Mike Weir … Michelle Wie is struggling at… more »

Tiger has slow start in Hawaii, Furyk leads; Kerr receives prestigious award

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Jim Furyk shot a 5-under-par 67 yesterday to take the early lead at the 2006 PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Poipu Bay, Hawaii. He has a one-stroke lead over U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy. Tiger Woods shot a 70, and Mike Weir was at 71 … The LPGA and th… more »

PGA stars tee off in Hawaii; The Golf Channel to show hall of fame ceremony Thanksgiving night

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Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Geoff Ogilvy and Mike Weir will battle it out this week at the 2006 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which begins today at Poipu Bay, Hawaii. Woods has hinted that Furyk is the man to beat, but Tiger's record speaks for itself. He has won… more »

LPGA rookie Granada gets big payday at ADT Championship; Whitcomb is new PGA of America president

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Julieta Granada of Paraguay took home the $1 million prize at the LPGA Tour ADT Championship yesterday. The 20-year-old tour rookie shot a final round 68 to win the event … Meanwhile, player of the year Lorena Ochoa finished second, solidifying her… more »

Harrington tames Tiger at Dunlop; Creamer, Ochoa among final 8 at ADT; Senden wins Australian Open

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Tiger Woods failed in his attempt to win the Dunlop Phoenix for the third successive time, earning his second consecutive second-place finish in his journey abroad as he fell to European Order of Merit winner Padraig Harrington in a playoff in Japan. Woo… more »

Tiger Woods still on top in Japan while Annika Sorenstam misses cut at ADT

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Tiger Woods struggled to a 72 but maintained his hold on the lead at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan. Woods will go into the final round tied with European Order of Merit winner Padraig Harrington. Annika Sorenstam missed a cut for only the sixth time in… more »

Tiger Woods on top in Japan, while Norman and Green surprise at Australian Open

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Tiger Woods continued his invasion abroad, as he shot an opening-round 65 to take the lead at the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Japan. Woods heads to the third round with a one-shot advantage over Padraig Harrington. With a 63, Justin Rose shot the day's… more »

Ryder Cup hero Clarke pulls out of Australian PGA event; Russian cosmonaut to tee off in space

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Darren Clarke, the Northern Ireland golfer who lost his wife Heather to cancer this summer, has withdrawn from next month's Australian PGA Championship to spend more time with his children … "He's just emotionally exhausted and he needs to spend tim… more »

Alice Cooper finds redemption in golf; Sorenstam looks to defend ADT Championship title

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Rocker Alice Cooper is writing a memoir about how taking up golf helped him overcome alcoholism. Random House imprint Crown Publishing Group will release Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: My 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict in May ... "I traded one addict… more »

LPGA to begin drug testing its players in 2008

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The LPGA Tour has become the first major pro golf tour to announce it will begin drug testing its players. The LPGA will begin the drug-testing program in 2008. The tour announced it is still developing its drug-testing program, but will have it set w… more »