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Golf

P.G.A. Could Receive a Jolt From an Emerging Rivalry

LARRY DORMAN The New York Times 12.08.2009
Padraig Harrington won last year’s P.G.A. Championship for his third major victory in a 13-month span.

When Padraig Harrington begins his defense of the P.G.A. Championship title Thursday at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Tiger Woods will be on his mind, as well as on the same tee.

Woods again rules at Firestone as Harrington slips

Tiger Woods won a record seventh WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title on Sunday, overhauling Padraig Harrington with a sizzling burst of scoring before benefiting from a late collapse by the Irishman.


Tiger Woods shoots 69 for 69th PGA title

San Francisco Chronicle 03.08.2009
Tiger Woods shows off the championship trophy he received for winning his third Buick Open title.

Tiger Woods has another trophy for his overflowing collection - the 69th PGA title of his career after shooting a 69 Sunday and coasting to a three-shot victory with a 20-under-par 268 at the final Buick Open in Grand Blanc Township, Mich.

A Deflating Finale, but a Hard-Earned Title

CHRISTOPHER CLAREY The New York Times 19.07.2009
Stewart Cink beat Tom Watson by six strokes in a four-hole playoff to win his first major championship.

True, Stewart Cink spoiled the party, the story and the symmetry of Tom Watson’s rising from the heather to win on the same lovely links where he raised the claret jug when Jimmy Carter was president and woods were still made of wood.


Thongchai Jaidee

Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee made good on his promise of living up to his tag as Asia's best when he posted an opening one-under-par 69 at the British Open on Thursday.

Woods targeting 15th major title

Rob Hodgetts BBC Sport 15.07.2009
Woods targeting 15th major title

Tiger Woods seeks a 15th major title and Padraig Harrington a third straight Claret Jug when Turnberry hosts the 138th Open Championship on Thursday.


McIlroy Strives for Low Profile at British Open

LARRY DORMAN The New York Times 13.07.2009
Rory McIlroy , 20, practicing Monday on the Ailsa course at Turnberry, site of this week’s British Open.

From where he stood on a bright Monday at Turnberry’s Ailsa course, Rory McIlroy could almost see across the Firth of Clyde to the coast of his Northern Ireland homeland — a map of which he wears all over his smooth, freckled face.

Amid Turmoil and Tough Greens, South Korean Wins the Open

CHRIS HINE The New York Times 12.07.2009
Eun-Hee Ji outlasted playing partner and third-round leader Cristie Kerr, who struggled from the outset.

The players at the United States Women’s Open talked all week about how Saucon Valley Country Club offered few birdie opportunities.


Olazabal's last Open was at Royal Liverpool in 2006

Jose Maria Olazabal has it all to do in the second and final round of Open qualifying after a 70 left him three off the lead at Glasgow Gailes.

Kim leads AT&T after first round

Barker Davis The Washington Times 02.07.2009
Peter Lockley / The Washington Times Anthony Kim's birdie on No. 16 put the finishing touches on an 8-under 62 that set a course record.

Defending champion Anthony Kim opened play Thursday by tossing down a Lancelot-worthy gauntlet in the form of a course-record 62. AT&T National host and headliner Tiger Woods finished it, calmly answering Kim's challenge with a sweat-free 64 to pr...


Dougherty holds on for BMW title

England's Nick Dougherty resisted a late charge from Argentina's Rafa Echenique to claim the BMW International Open by one shot.

Ricky Barnes and Lucas Glover will resume with a five-shot lead when the final round of the US Open concludes at Bethpage on Monday.

American Lucas Glover survived late charges from Phil Mickelson and David Duval to clinch the rain-hit 109th US Open at Bethpage on Monday.


At Soggy U.S. Open, Sunday Is a Prelude

LARRY DORMAN The New York Times 21.06.2009
Ricky Barnes, center, walking back to the clubhouse after play was called Sunday night at Bethpage. He bogeyed the first hole of his final round, falling back into a tie for the lead.

The 15 hours of daylight during the year’s longest day was not enough to illuminate a finish to the soggy United States Open at Bethpage Black on Sunday. But just before it died, it lighted the corners and cracks of the games of the co-leaders Ric...

Tiger Woods needs a rescue club from the start

Bill Dwyre Los Angeles Times 18.06.2009
Tiger Woods needs a rescue club from the start

On a wet day at the U.S. Open, he hits a terrible tee shot on the first hole, but recovers for a par. He is one over par after six holes.


Argentine Takes His Place on the World Stage

KAREN CROUSE The New York Times 17.06.2009
Argentine Takes His Place on the World Stage

Nobody pestered the man in the produce aisle as he picked through the avocados, squeezing several until he found some that were soft but not squishy. On Thursday, Ángel Cabrera will be in the marquee grouping at the United States Open, but the oth...

Woods offers support to Mickelson

Tiger Woods says he can not comprehend the emotional pressure Phil Mickelson will be under when the US Open gets underway on Thursday.


Settling for Par: Pros More Likely to Play It Safe

ALAN SCHWARZ The New York Times 15.06.2009
Tiger Woods, roundly considered the best putter ever, exhibited a preference for avoiding a negative (bogey) more than gaining an equal positive (birdie) at roughly the tour average.

When PGA Tour golfers from Tiger Woods down to the greenest rookie draw back their putters this week at the United States Open, their scorecards will be sabotaged by a force as human as it is irrational: risk intolerance.

Storm finished in a tie for 39th in last year's Open at Royal Birkdale

England's Graeme Storm secured a place in the 2009 Open after two rounds of final qualifying at Sunningdale.


Woods is in great form ahead of the US Open in a fortnight's time

Tiger Woods came from four shots behind to win the Memorial Tournament by a shot, sealing his 67th PGA Tour victory with a birdie-birdie finish.

Woods returns to action in Ohio for the first time since May

Tiger Woods will step up preparations for the defence of his US Open title with a return to tournament play in the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.



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