Archives for: April 2007

Scott Verplank wins EDS Byron Nelson Championship; Cavalleri beats Ochoa for Corona Championship victory

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Scott Verplank realized his dream yesterday of winning the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, which was absent its namesake this year following Nelson's passing in September. Verplank, who got to know Nelson as a teenager growing up in Dallas, shot a final-r… more »

Lorena Ochoa rebounds in Mexico; Donald holds on to Byron Nelson lead

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After a slow start in a tournament near her hometown of Guadalajara, Lorena Ochoa bounced back in a big way, shooting a 9-under 64 to work herself into a tie for the lead with Julieta Granada and Silvia Cavalleri for the third-round lead at the Corona M… more »

Ochoa struggles in Mexico; No U.S. Open for Wie; Donald leads in Texas

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Angela Park, Yu Ping Lin, and Silvia Cavalleri have the lead after the second round of the Corona Morelia Championship in Morelia, Mexico. In her first tournament as the new No. 1 female player in the world and in her home nation, Lorena Ochoa has strugg… more »

O'Hair first round leader at Byron Nelson, as Mickelson struggles

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Local favorite Sean O'Hair is the first round leader of the PGA Tour's 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Tex.. The native of Lubbock fired a 5-under-par 65 at the Cottonwood Valley course to take a one stroke lead over Anders Hansen and Brett… more »

Mickelson can play at EDS Byron Nelson Championship despite missing pro-am

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Officials at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship are allowing Phil Mickelson to compete in the tournament even though he missed Wednesday's pro-am event. Mickelson got stuck in Arkansas Tuesday night after his flight to Dallas was cancelled … CBS has… more »

Absent for first time, Lord Byron honored before EDS Byron Nelson Championship

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Tom Lehman and others shared memories of Byron Nelson yesterday at the opening ceremony of the tournament named after him, the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Nelson, who passed away last year at 94, was the first player to have a PGA Tour event named aft… more »

Phil Mickelson hires new coach to fix driving problems; Ochoa is No. 1 women's golfer

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Phil Mickelson is splitting with long-time coach Rick Smith and bringing on Butch Harmon in hopes of improving his long game, driving in particular. Harmon worked with Tiger Woods for 10 years, and he was Greg Norman's coach when the golfer was No. 1 in… more »

Michelle Wie to return to LPGA at Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika

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Michelle Wie will be returning to competitive golf next month. According to ESPN, the teen, who has been out of action due to an injury to her left wrist, will be in the field of the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika. The Mount Pleasant, S.C., tournament… more »

Watney wins Zurich Classic for first PGA Tour title; Jay Haas takes Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf

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Twenty-five-year-old Nick Watney won his first PGA Tour title yesterday at the Zurich Classic, having shot a 3-under-par 69 to beat Ken Duke by three strokes at TPC Louisiana ... "I'm living a dream right now," Watney, who's in his third year on tour,… more »

Kyle Reifers leads Zurich Classic of New Orleans; Jacquelin ahead at Asian Open

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Kyle Reifers has a two-shot lead after the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, having shot a course-record 8-under-par 64 yesterday at TPC Louisiana in only his eighth PGA Tour start. Mark Calcavecchia is in second after shooting a 66 …… more »

Strange, Green selected for Hall of Fame; PGA Tour set to tee up at Zurich Classic of New Orleans

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Curtis Strange and Hubert Green were selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame yesterday. Strange is most remembered for his back-to-back U.S. Open victories in 1988 and 1989. Green had 19 career victories, including two majors … The PGA Tour is in L… more »

Back injury prompts Annika Sorenstam to alter 2007 LPGA Tour schedule

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A back injury that put Annika Sorenstam out of the Ginn Open has forced the world No. 1 golfer to make changes to her 2007 schedule. Sorenstam told Swedish broadcaster SVT yesterday that she will play fewer tournaments and focus on the majors because of… more »

Boo Weekley wins Verizon Heritage for first PGA Tour victory

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Boo Weekley earned his first PGA Tour victory yesterday, shooting a final-round 68 to win the Verizon Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Ernie Els finished second, and Masters champion Zach Johnson was sixth. Weekley, who was… more »

Brittany Lincicome wins LPGA Tour Ginn Open; Verizon Heritage play to resume Monday

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Brittany Lincicome shot an even-par 72 yesterday to win the Ginn Open, her second LPGA Tour victory. She defeated Lorena Ochoa, who was an abysmal 6 over on the last six holes, by one stroke. Laura Davies finished third … Final-round play at the Ver… more »

Jerry Kelly ahead at Verizon Heritage; Annika out of Ginn Open, while Ochoa leads

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Jerry Kelly shot an opening-round 8-under-par 63 at Harbour Town Golf Links yesterday to take the lead at the Verizon Heritage. Ernie Els is in second place, and Masters champion Zach Johnson is seven shots back … Annika Sorenstam withdrew from the… more »
 
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