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Hicks and Streelman take spotlight from Woods

Mark Lamport-Stokes Reuters 13.06.2008
Justin Hicks hits from the seventh tee during the first round of the 108th U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines in San Diego June 12, 2008.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Little-known American qualifiers Justin Hicks and Kevin Streelman upstaged tournament favorites Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson by taking charge in Thursday's first round at the U.S. Open.

The Open Course Is at Its Best

Larry Dorman New York Times 11.06.2008
Mark O’Meara at Torrey Pines on Wednesday. “This setup is great — tough, but not so brutal there’s no chance if you miss a shot,” he said.  Chris Carlson/Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — Right in the middle of June, a cold sense of dread used to descend on the afternoon before the opening day at the United States Open. All out of preparation time and looking down the narrow fairways of another penal golf course layout,...

Woods' competitive fire sets him apart

Dave Perkins 11.06.2008
Woods' competitive fire sets him apart

LA JOLLA, CALIF. — No one can know if Tiger Woods and his knee are good enough to play and win a U.S. Open. He seems more concerned about his head, anyway, the main surprise as the links lads gather for the year's second men's major at beautiful T...

Lefty's home advantage

The Washington Times 11.06.2008
Lefty's home advantage

SAN DIEGO (AP) | This is one U.S. Open at which Phil Mickelson should feel right at home.

Torrey Pines looks pretty tough

BigPond Sport 09.06.2008
A general view of the Torrey Pines South Golf Course, site of the 2008 US Open, on March 16, 2008 in La Jolla, California.  Photo: Getty Images

Torrey Pines, picturesquely perched on bluffs hugging the Pacific Ocean, will no doubt provide a stark contrast of beauty and brutality when the US Open golf championship starts Thursday.

Tiger Woods takes early U.S. Open peek at Torrey Pines

Mark Lamport-Stokes Reuters 04.06.2008
Tiger Woods takes early U.S. Open peek at Torrey Pines

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tiger Woods got a sneak preview on Wednesday of the venue for next week's U.S. Open, playing his first round of golf since having knee surgery seven weeks ago.

Woods in upbeat mood for Torrey Pines after knee surgery

Mark Lamport-Stokes 02.06.2008
Woods in upbeat mood for Torrey Pines after knee surgery

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has not played 18 holes since having knee surgery seven weeks ago but is confident about his prospects at next week's U.S. Open.

Perry, 47, becomes oldest winner of Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Kenny Perry’s sole purpose on the PGA Tour this year is to go home to Kentucky for the Ryder Cup.

Faber pounds Pulver, retains WEC crown

Urijah Faber held on to his WEC featherweight title Sunday night, defeating former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver via unanimous decision at Sacramento’s Arco Arena.

Scott a splash hit

The Sun 30.05.2008
Scott a splash hit

SCOTT STRANGE is not surprised he is making a big splash at Celtic Manor

Slow starts for Mickelson, Garcia in Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Jack Nicklaus always envisioned the Memorial as a northern version of the Masters, from the superb course conditions to super slick greens, from caddies wearing white coveralls to grounds so immaculate that nary a cigarette butt is ...

Nicklaus says U.S. Ryder Cup captaincy must be low key

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Jack Nicklaus believes a more relaxed approach to the Ryder Cup captaincy could help the U.S. end a run of three successive defeats by Europe.

Tiger limping but 'on schedule' for U.S. Open

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods entered the room with a slight limp and unwavering determination to play the U.S. Open.

Singh pulls out of Memorial with injury

DUBLIN, Ohio - Vijay Singh withdrew Monday from the Memorial because of a rib injury sustained last week, and Ernie Els said on his Web site that he won’t be playing until next week.

Jimenez beats Wilson in PGA playoff

Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER (Reuters) 25.05.2008
Jimenez beats Wilson in PGA playoff

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez became the third oldest winner of the PGA Championship when he beat Oliver Wilson at the second hole of a playoff at Wentworth on Sunday.

Mickelson triumphs at Colonial with late birdie

FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - American world number two Phil Mickelson conjured a magical birdie on the final hole to win his second Colonial Invitational title by a shot on Sunday.

Lefty keeps Colonial lead

The Arizona Republic 24.05.2008
Lefty keeps Colonial lead

FORT WORTH, Texas - Phil Mickelson was frustrated by his slow start in the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

Mickelson edges one ahead at Colonial

Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles Texas (Reuters) 23.05.2008
Mickelson edges one ahead at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - Former champion Phil Mickelson, with his renowned short game in sparkling order, grabbed a one-shot lead in the Colonial Invitational second round on Friday.

McGinley leads PGA Championship

FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD (GB & Ire unless stated) -7 P McGinley -6 R Karlsson (Swe) -5 M Fraser (Aus) -4 D Vancsik (Arg), G Houston, C Schwartzel (SA) -3 M Warren

Young Kim. AFP

South Korea's Young Kim defends her title at the $1.5-million Corning Classic, with American Paula Creamer aiming to capture the crown that eluded her last year.

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