Archives for: August 2007

PGA Tour could start drug testing in 2008; LPGA gets new Singapore event

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PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has said the tour could institute a performance-enhancing drug testing program as early as next year. Finchem updated the Player Advisory Council on the tour's progress Monday … "We believe now that we'll complete w… more »

Tiger back in action at Deutsche Bank Championship, paired with Mickelson, Singh

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At ESPN.com the experts handicap the field at the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs that begins tomorrow at TPC Boston. Tiger Woods, who skipped The Barclays last week, is the overwhelming favorite among th… more »

Els withdraws from Deutsche Bank Championship

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Ernie Els has withdrawn from the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs, citing family reasons. Els will return to competition at the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta … "I have been on the road now for almo… more »

What if Steve Stricker won the FedEx Cup?

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GolfDigest.com writer Ron Sirak ponders whether Barclays champion Steve Stricker winning the FedEx Cup playoffs would be good or bad for the PGA Tour. It really depends on how he would do it, Sirak says. If Stricker gets another title in the remaining we… more »

Stricker wins The Barclays; Lorena Ochoa gets three straight at Safeway Classic

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Steve Stricker won the The Barclays yesterday, his first PGA Tour title in more than six years. Stricker closed with a 2-under-par 69 to defeat K.J. Choi by two strokes at the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Rory Sabbatini finished third at 13 und… more »

Stricker leads The Barclays; Lorena Ochoa ahead of the field at Safeway Classic

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Steve Stricker goes into the final round of play today at The Barclays, the first event of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs, with the lead. Stricker made a run of birdies Saturday for a 6-under-par 65 at Westchester Country Club and a one-stroke lead ov… more »

FedEx Cup underway with Rory Sabbatini leading The Barclays

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Rory Sabbatini shot an 8-under-par 63 yesterday to lead The Barclays, the first event in the inaugural FedEx Cup playoffs. The South African has a one-shot lead over Rich Beem and K.J. Choi … There is a tie for lead after the first round of the Dutc… more »

Finchem disappointed Tiger skipping The Barclays

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Tiger Woods' decision to skip the first event of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup, The Barclays, has disappointed tour Commissioner Tim Finchem … "Obviously, I’m disappointed with his decision," Finchem said at a news conference yesterday. "It's not a decis… more »

Wild card picks selected for European Solheim Cup team

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The European Solheim Cup team made yesterday its wild-card selections: Maria Hjorth, Linda Wessberg and Iben Tinning. Hjorth tied for second at the Women's British Open at St. Andrews and is leading the European money list. The United States is the defen… more »

Four lead U.S. Amateur; Ilonen wins Scandinavian Masters

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There is a four-way tie for lead at the U.S. Amateur at the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Kyle Ellis, Kyle Dickey, Nathan Tyler and Andy Mickelson all shot 68s in foggy conditions yesterday … Mikko Ilonen won the Scandinavian Masters Sunday, closin… more »

Snedeker wins PGA Tour Wyndham Championship; Ochoa tops field at Canadian Women's Open

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Brandt Snedeker shot a 9-under-par 63 yesterday for a two-stroke victory at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. The rookie scored the best round of the tournament en route to winning his first PGA Tour title. He takes home a $900,000 paycheck an… more »

Overton leads Wyndham Championship; Ochoa four strokes ahead at Canadian Women's Open

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Jeff Overton shot a 6-under-par 66 Saturday for a three-stroke lead at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. At 18 under par, Overton is looking for his first PGA Tour title … "It's better than being three shots back, but I don’t' think 18… more »

MacKenzie leads Wyndham Championship after opening round 64

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Will MacKenzie shot an 8-under-par 64 yesterday to take the first round lead at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. He has a one-shot lead over Lucas Glover, Steve Marino, Brian Davis and Jeff Overton … Mike Reid and Mark McNulty share the… more »

Ochoa, Wie, Kerr to tee it up at CN Canadian Women's Open

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The CN Canadian Women's Open kicks off today at Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta. Top American women's golfer and U.S. Open champion Cristie Kerr will try to defend her title against Michelle Wie, world No. 1 women's golfer Lorena Ochoa and B… more »

Tiger to design first U.S. golf course in N.C.; Johnson to compete in Skins Game

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Tiger Woods announced yesterday plans to design his first American golf course in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, N.C., at a community called The Cliffs at High Carolina. There is no deadline for completion, and Woods said the beautiful land wil… more »