Archives for: January 2007

Tanihara to play in Masters; Sorenstam offers young golfer a spot in LPGA Ginn Tribute

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Organizers of the Masters have offered Hideto Tanihara of Japan a special invitation to play in this year's event. The four-time Japan Golf Tour winner will be one of nearly 20 players to make their first Masters appearance … A 14-year-old golfer wi… more »

Wie gets invite to LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship; Sergio Garcia to design Dubai golf course

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Organizers of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first LPGA Tour major of the year, offered Michelle Wie a sponsor invitation for the event yesterday. The tournament's director, Terry Wilcox, said Wie will play in the event for her fifth time, though Wi… more »

Tiger wins Buick Invitational, edging closer to PGA Tour history; Funk tops at Turtle Bay

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Tiger Woods won his seventh straight PGA Tour title at the Buick Invitational yesterday, marking the second longest winning streak in tour history. Woods shot a final round 6-under-par 66 to win the event by two strokes. With this win, Woods edges a litt… more »

Snedeker holds lead at Buick while tiger lags; Funk the top at Turtle

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Brandt Snedeker continued to lead at the Buick Invitational following a second round 70 on the South Course at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Charles Howell III is in second, three shots off the lead at 10 under. Tiger Woods is seven shots back at 6 under pa… more »

Rookie Snedeker upstages Tiger at Buick Invitational; Goosen leads at Qatar Masters

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PGA Tour rookie Brandt Snedeker shot an 11-under-par 61 yesterday to take a two-stroke lead in the first round of the Buick Invitational. The feat ties the course record … "The whole front nine was a blur," Snedeker said afterward. Meanwhile, Ti… more »

Tiger Woods: Birth of first child comes before British Open; Mickelson might sit out AT&T Classic

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For fans who've been wondering where Tiger Woods the husband and soon to be father's priorities lie, they've got their answer: with family. Woods recently said he is willing to miss the British Open to be present during the birth of his first child. The… more »

The International reportedly unhappy over new date in 2007 PGA Tour schedule

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Organizers of The International are reportedly unhappy with the tournament's new date in the 2007 PGA Tour schedule. The tour has shifted the event from August to the Fourth of July weekend, a date that won't guarantee Tiger Woods' appearance... Playe… more »

Tiger to start PGA season at Buick Invitational; Cell phones banned at 2007 British Open

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Tiger Woods will be back in action this week at the Buick Invitational. Technically, Woods will be going for his seventh consecutive PGA Tour title, though he's quick to point out that his streak ended at the HSBC World Match Play Championship in England… more »

Hoffman gets first PGA Tour win at Bob Hope Classic; Irwin wins MasterCard Championship

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Charley Hoffman won his first PGA Tour title at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic yesterday, defeating John Rollins in a playoff. The 30-year-old closed with a final round 1-under-par 71. Others were not as successful. Playing in his first tournament of the… more »

Justin Rose still sweet at Hope Classic; Annika says no to retirement

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Chilly conditions couldn't keep Justin Rose from shooting a 66 and taking a two-shot lead into the final round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Scott Verplank is in second, while Robert Allenby leads a group in third place, five shots down. In his first… more »

Verplank, Rose share lead at Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

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Scott Verplank and Justin Rose are tied at 12-under-par for the lead at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Palm Springs. Verplank shot a 6-under 66 yesterday to tie Rose, who finished with a 65 … Jay Haas and Loren Roberts, who battled it out last ye… more »

Allenby leads at Bob Hope Chrysler Classic; LPGA's Sybase Classic gets new home

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Robert Allenby holds a two-shot lead at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, shooting a spectacular 9-under-par 63 yesterday. Tied for second were Mark Calcavecchia and Craig Kanada. Phil Mickelson started his 2007 season with a 70 … The LPGA's Sybase Cla… more »

Mickelson brings new swing to 2007 PGA season; Lopez getting laughs at Bob Hope Classic

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Phil Mickelson will begin his 2007 season at this week's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Palm Springs, California, with a slightly different swing. The world's No. four golfer made changes to his swing in the off season to eliminate a tendency to hit tee sh… more »

Phil Mickelson to build NC golf course; Europe spanks Asia in Royal Trophy win

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World No. four ranked-golfer Phil Mickelson aims to design a golf course in western North Carolina. Mickelson reportedly plans to build a course in a more than 3,000-acre development near Asheville, N.C., called RiverRock ... Europe handily defeated A… more »

Paul Goydos wins Sony Open; Team Nicklaus-Watson come out ahead at Champions Skins Game

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After 11 years, Paul Goydos is back in the winner's circle. Goydos shot a final round 3-under-par 67 yesterday to win the Sony Open, defeating Charles Howell III and Luke Donald by one stroke … 'I never felt like I was going to win," said Goydos, wh… more »