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PGA Tour

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.

Yang’s Patience Pays Off at Honda Classic

KAREN CROUSE The New York Times 08.03.2009
Yong-Eun Yang, 37, shot a two-under-par 68 on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory in his 47th attempt.

Professional golf’s landscape is littered with dreams buried in bunkers, plunged into ponds and detoured by trees. The hazard Yong-Eun Yang was up against was no less knotty. He faced success that far outpaced his expectations.


Impressive Rory McIlory shakes up Tim Clark

Peter Dixon Times Online 27.02.2009
Impressive Rory McIlory shakes up Tim Clark

Rory McIlroy got to bed late on Thursday, not because he was nervous at what lay ahead in the third round of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship, but so that he could call his girlfriend, Holly, before she went to school in Northern Ireland....

Woods’s Comeback Ends Before It Really Begins

KAREN CROUSE The New York Times 26.02.2009
Tiger Woods teeing off on the second hole on Thursday.

There is a pitfall in the PGA Tour’s recovery package, the Tiger Asset Relief Program (TARP), and Thursday it was exposed by the unlikeliest of players, the wee South African Tim Clark.


Padraig Harrington voted PGA Tour player of the year

INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE SPORTS 16.12.2008
July 20, 2008, file photo of Padraig Harrington holding the British Open trophy he won at the Royal Birkdale golf course in Southport, England. (Matt Dunham, File/AP)

Padraig Harrington was voted PGA Tour player of the year by his peers Tuesday, becoming the first European player to win the award since it began in 1990.

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 Mirror.co.uk 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.

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.

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