Archives for: December 2007

Michelle Wie will need to earn U.S. Open spot; USGA makes a new hire; The ultimate year-end golf awards

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It appears that if Michelle Wie is to play in the 2008 U.S. Womens Open, she'll have to earn her way on. ... The USGA has hired a new Managing Director of Communications, Chris Wightman. ... Luke Donald is the latest to join the field at the star-s… more »

Lorena Ochoa voted AP Female Athlete of the Year

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World No. 1 women's golfer Lorena Ochoa has been honored as the AP Female Athlete of the Year. Ochoa became the first LPGA Tour player to exceed $4 million in earnings in one season this year and won her first major, the Women's British Open at St. Andre… more »

Golf writers association honors Woods, Ochoa, Haas

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The Golf Writers Association of America has voted Tiger Woods, Lorena Ochoa and Jay Haas players of the year on their respective tours for the second consecutive year. Woods has received the honor a record nine times in the last 11 years … At Travel… more »

Michelle Wie won't play against men in 2008

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ESPN, CBS Sports and London's Daily Telegraph have reported that Michelle Wie will not play in men's events and focus more on the LPGA in 2008. "I think she just wants to reestablish herself," Leadbetter told CBS Sports. "Obviously, after such a terri… more »

Former President Bush to receive Bob Jones Award; Tiger to skip Kapalua event

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The USGA will award former President Bush with the Bob Jones Award in honor of his distinguished sportsmanship in golf. Bush's grandfather, George Herbert Walker, was a former president of the USGA … "I'm very flattered to receive this award," Bush… more »

Tiger wins Target World Challenge; Sorenstam earns Dubai victory

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Tiger Woods won his eighth event of 2007 Sunday with a command victory at the Target World Challenge, which he also hosts. Woods finished with a 4-under 68 to win by seven strokes and culminate a monumental year, both professionally and personally …… more »

Jim Furyk leads Target World Challenge, followed by Zach Johnson, Tiger

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Jim Furyk shot a 4-under-par 68 at Sherwood Country Club yesterday to take the first round lead at the Target World Challenge. Masters champion Zach Johnson and event host Tiger Woods are one stroke back … Nick O'Hern and Kim Felton both shot 6-unde… more »

Tiger Woods' wife Elin wins suit over photos; The best golfer of 2007?

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An Irish magazine that published fake nude pictures of Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordegren during the 2006 Ryder Cup Matches apologized to the former model and agreed to pay undisclosed damages … "The false and deeply offensive article in The Dubliner… more »

Ernie Els triple bogeys 18 to lose Alfred Dunhill Championship

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John Bickerton won the Alfred Dunhill Championship Sunday after Ernie Els, who went into 18 with a two-stroke lead, triple bogeyed the last hole to finish a stroke behind the Englishman. This is Bickerton's third European Tour title … Woody Austin a… more »

ESPN to broadcast Par 3 Contest before Masters; Bebb leads Alfred Dunhill Championship

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ESPN will televise next year the annual Par 3 Contest played before the Masters, the first time the event will be broadcast to the public. Tournament players, past champions and invitees have participated in the tournament on a nine-hole golf course on t… more »

Tiger Woods ready for 2008 PGA Tour season after two-month break

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A two-month hiatus from the golf course has left Tiger Woods lean and ready to compete in the months before the start of the 2008 PGA Tour season. Woods, who will play in next week's Target World Challenge, spoke about the much-needed break at a press co… more »

Park wins LPGA Q-School; Finch scores victory at New Zealand Open

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Jane Park won the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament Sunday with a total 17-under 274 to get full 2008 playing status … "I was playing great, so I knew I had a good chance to win," Park told the media. "Just being able to pull it off was just a great… more »