Archives for: July 2007

Sorenstam, Wie, Gulbis to tee off in Women's British Open at St. Andrews

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The Women's British Open kicks off at the Old Course at St. Andrews this weekend. It is the first time that a women's professional event will be held on the Old Course ... "It is a big step for women's golf," Annika Sorenstam told the media. "For us t… more »

Andres Romero wins Deutsche Bank Players' Championship

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A week after a strong performance at the British Open, Andres Romero earned his first PGA European Tour title at the Deutsche Bank Players' Championship Sunday. The 26-year-old Argentine shot a final round 2-under-par 70 to finish the event at 269 …… more »

Furyk wins Canadian Open; Gulbis earns first LPGA Tour title at Evian Masters

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Jim Furyk shot a 7-under-par 64 to successfully defend his Canadian Open title yesterday. He took the lead with a hole-in-one on the 209-yard fourth hole and defeated Vijay Singh by one stroke … Natalie Gulbis defeated South Korean Jang Jeong in a p… more »

Mahan ahead at Canadian Open; Lincicome, two others share Evian Masters lead

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Hunter Mahan carded three eagles on route to an opening round 9-under-par 62 and the first round lead at the Canadian Open. Mahan is going for his second PGA Tour title, having won the Travelers Championship last month. Mahan finished tied for eighth in… more »

Tiger Woods still the man to beat, but talent runs deep in pro golf

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Though it remains the Tiger Woods era of professional golf, fields are deeper today than ever before,'s Jason Sobel writes today. As evidence, Sobel points to Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera and Padraig Harrington, all of whom won majors for the fi… more »

Michelle Wie to play in LPGA Safeway Classic

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Michelle Wie has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in next month's Safeway Classic. This will be the seventh LPGA Tour event of the year for Wie, who has struggled with a wrist injury this season. Wie said she is nevertheless excited to compete at C… more »

Ogilvie wins U.S. Bank Championship for first PGA Tour title

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Joe Ogilvie shot a 67 Sunday to win the U.S. Bank Championship, his first PGA Tour title in 230 starts. He defeated Tim Clark with an eagle on the par-4 16th hole … Dick Pound, head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, said Gary Player's recent comments… more »

Padraig Harrington beats Sergio Garcia to win British Open

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Padraig Harrington defeated Sergio Garcia in a playoff yesterday to win the British Open. Garcia had been leading all weekend at Carnoustie and looked poised to win his first major, but the 27 year old blew a three-shot lead in the final round. Instead,… more »

Sergio Garcia still on top at British Open; Tiger Woods eight shots back

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Sergio Garcia has a three-shot lead going into the final round of the British Open at Carnoustie. Steve Stricker is in second after shooting a course record 7-under-par 64 today. "It was just one of those rounds were everything kind of went right," St… more »

Garcia holds two-shot lead at British Open, while Tiger is seven shots back

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Sergio Garcia held on to the lead at the British Open Friday, shooting an even-par 71 at Carnoustie. He is two shots ahead of K.J. Choi. "I was hoping for a little better than what I did," Garcia told reporters. "But that was not a bad round. Every ti… more »

Garcia leads British Open; Sorenstam, Ochoa advance at match play event

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Sergio Garcia shot a 6-under-par 65 yesterday to take the first round lead at the British Open. The 27-year-old golfer is two strokes ahead of Paul McGinley. Tiger Woods, pursuing his third consecutive British Open title, finished the day with a 69 …… more »

Tiger chasing third straight British Open; Wie to play in two European events

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Tiger Woods started pursuit of his third consecutive British Open title today. Woods and others in the field teed it up at Scotland's Carnoustie Golf Club early this morning … Michelle Wie will reportedly play in next week's Evian Masters in France… more »

Gary Player says golfer admitted using steroids

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Golf legend Gary Player has come out and said what so many before have denied - he knows at least one golfer who has used steroids, or performance-enhancing drugs, in the past. From the Associated Press: Gary Player said Wednesday he knows of at le… more »

Olazabal withdraws from British Open; Ochoa to open against Simon in match play event

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Jose Maria Olazabal pulled out of the British Open yesterday with an injury, the details of which are unknown. American Tom Pernice Jr. is taking Olazabal's place in the field … Teenage golfer Ashleigh Simon will have her hands full in the first rou… more »

Lucas Glover gets place in British Open; Eaks wins first Champions Tour title

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Shingo Katayama of Japan pulled out of this week's British Open at Carnoustie with an injury. American Lucas Glover is taking his place. Katayama is the leading money winner on the Asian Tour … R.W. Eaks won his first Champions Tour event Sunday at… more »