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July 23, 2011 | Wire reports
Bo Van Pelt birdied four of his last five holes, including the final two, to finish with five-under-par 65 on Saturday and a one-stroke lead after three rounds at the RBC Canadian Open at Vancouver. Canadian Adam Hadwin, playing on a sponsor's exemption, missed a 12-foot birdie putt on 18 to finish with a 68, and alone in second at four-under 206. Andres Romero (67) and first-round leader Kris Blanks (69) are tied for third, two shots back, after another tough day in the thick rough at Shaugnessy Golf and Country Club.
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August 8, 2013 | By K.C. Johnson
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - At least Tiger Woods' defiance is in major championship form. "I'm still right there," Woods said after shooting a one-over 71 Thursday to trail Adam Scott and Jim Furyk by six strokes after first-round play in the PGA Championship at Oak Hill. Woods carded two birdies in his first six holes but played the final 12 in three over. That included a bogey on the par-five fourth, Thursday's easiest hole, and a double-bogey six on the ninth, his final hole. "Overall, I played really well," Woods said.
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June 28, 2012 | Wire reports
Bo Van Pelt kept bogeys off his card and picked up an extra shot when his wedge spun back into the hole for an eagle. It's a formula that would work well at aU.S. Open, which is what Congressional felt like Thursday in the AT&T National at Bethesda, Md. On a day when only seven players managed a score in the 60s, Van Pelt opened with a four-under-par 67 to grab a one-shot lead over Vijay Singh , Brendon De Jonge and Jimmy Walker . Tiger Woods was never under par in the afternoon and opened with a one-over 72. The venerable Blue Course took a beating last year in the so-called toughest test in golf when unfavorable weather conditions in the weeks leading up to the U.S. Open and overnight rain during the championship made Congressional a pushover.
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February 20, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
It's not often you get to write this about golf: The first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship was suspended Wednesday because of snow in Marana, Ariz. Competitors will try to continue play tomorrow, weather permitting. "Yes yes the greens are covered in snow in Arizona. Wow it was freezing out there,” golfer Ian Poulter tweeted. Several matches were underway when the snow began to fall. How much snow? Enough for caddies to start a snowball fight, which they did to the delight of the sparse crowd in attendance.
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April 29, 2010 | By Jeffrey Shain
Reporting from Charlotte, N.C. -- Combustible words were in limited supply Thursday — both from Tiger Woods and the crowd that followed him at the Quail Hollow Championship. Combustible play, on the other hand … "I didn't know which way [my shots were] going to go," Woods said after a two-over-par 74 left him nine strokes behind leader Bo Van Pelt. "I was struggling so bad out there. I was just trying to piece together a round to keep myself in the tournament."
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August 11, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
- Unless Steve Stricker or Bo Van Pelt comes up with another huge round Sunday, the U.S. Ryder Cup roster will look the same as it was projected before the PGA Championship. Stricker and Van Pelt each used five-under-par 67s Saturday to keep their hopes alive for one of the eight automatic roster spots drawn from a two-year points list. But both are far enough behind No. 8 Phil Mickelson that nothing less than a top-five finish will do. Stricker, who has played on the past five Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup squads, must have PGA Championship earnings exceeding Mickelson's by slightly more than $300,000 to vault ahead.
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April 5, 2009 | Associated Press
Phil Mickelson will have some extra time to practice for the Masters. Bo Van Pelt moved to 11 under par to take a one-shot lead through eight holes of his third round at the Shell Houston Open just before play was suspended Saturday because of darkness. Mickelson followed a 77 with a 76 and wasn't close to making the cut. Fred Couples, Paul Casey, Colt Knost and Tommy Armour III were all at 10 under when the horns sounded at 7:34 p.m.
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July 20, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Bo Van Pelt won for the first time on the PGA Tour with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff over John Mallinger on Sunday in the U.S. Bank Championship at Milwaukee. Van Pelt had two putts to win, leaving a 26-footer a little short before sinking a two-foot birdie for his first victory in his 229th tour event. On the second playoff hole, the 29-year-old Mallinger rolled his second shot in a greenside bunker.
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November 30, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Nick Watney maintained a slim lead midway through the second round of Tiger Woods' World Challenge on Friday, but Woods and several other players charged into contention. Watney, the first-round leader, was six under par through eight holes at soggy Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, while Graeme McDowell and Bo Van Pelt were one shot behind. Woods was two shots back at four under. So was Rickie Fowler, whose eagle on the par-five No. 2 hole and consecutive birdies at holes No. 9 through 11 left him five under on the round.
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November 30, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Former U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell fired a six-under-par 66 to lead the field after two rounds Friday at the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks. McDowell, a Northern Ireland native who won the event in 2010 in a playoff with tournament host Tiger Woods, was three shots ahead of Jim Furyk, Keegan Bradley and Bo Van Pelt. "I actually putted a little better today . . . managed to make a few," McDowell said. Furyk also is a former World Challenge winner, having captured the 18-player tournament in 2009.
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February 14, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The key to Thursday's first round of the Northern Trust Open was getting off to a fast start. That didn't necessarily mean an early start - or even a start from the same tee box at Riviera Country Club. The leaderboard eventually, if not clumsily, came together at the end of the day. It came together from completely different directions. Matt Kuchar teed off at 7:22 in the morning from No. 1 and made three straight birdies on his way to a bogey-free, seven-under-par round of 64. Kuchar's score held up all day to give him an almost certainly sanctioned one-shot lead heading into the second round.
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December 1, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Graeme McDowell kept his foot on the gas and shot a four-under-par 68 in the third round to maintain the lead Saturday at the World Challenge in Thousand Oaks. But Keegan Bradley kept McDowell in sight ahead of Sunday's final round, firing a five-under 67 to remain two shots behind McDowell in second place. Tournament host Tiger Woods and Bo Van Pelt were tied for third, five shots back, after Woods put a finishing charge on a roller-coaster round of 69 at Sherwood Country Club.
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December 1, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Graeme McDowell birdied two of the first four holes Saturday to maintain the lead early in the third round of the World Challenge in Thousand Oaks. Tiger Woods, meanwhile, struggled on the front nine at Sherwood Country Club. McDowell, who led after 36 holes, was 11 under par and two shots ahead of Keegan Bradley through seven holes Saturday as an early morning drizzle kept the golf course soggy. Bradley was three under for the day. Jim Furyk was four shots back at seven under for the tournament, followed by Bo Van Pelt at six under.
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November 30, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Nick Watney maintained a slim lead midway through the second round of Tiger Woods' World Challenge on Friday, but Woods and several other players charged into contention. Watney, the first-round leader, was six under par through eight holes at soggy Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, while Graeme McDowell and Bo Van Pelt were one shot behind. Woods was two shots back at four under. So was Rickie Fowler, whose eagle on the par-five No. 2 hole and consecutive birdies at holes No. 9 through 11 left him five under on the round.
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November 29, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Nick Watney shot a five-under-par 67 to seize the first-round lead of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks on Thursday. Three other players were two shots back at three under par: Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2010, respectively, and Keegan Bradley. The event, which pays $1 million to the winner, benefits Tiger Woods' charities and Woods himself shot a two-under 70, as did Webb Simpson and Bo Van Pelt. Bradley and Simpson are two players who use "belly putters," that is, putters whose grips rest against their stomachs, and golf officials announced Wednesday that they plan to ban that putting method starting in 2016.
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September 22, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
ATLANTA - No statement was necessary. At the same time, Jim Furyk sure didn't mind writing down all those 3s. "To be able to write '3' on your card nine times in the first 11 holes was a lot of fun," Furyk said after Friday's six-under-par 64 propelled him to a one-stroke lead over Justin Rose at the midway point of the Tour Championship. Furyk strung together seven 3s to begin his day at East Lake Golf Club, then tossed in a pair of 4s as he made the turn in six-under 29. Heading to the back nine, the 42-year-old pro began with two more 3s before the momentum stalled.
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December 1, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Graeme McDowell kept his foot on the gas and shot a four-under-par 68 in the third round to maintain the lead Saturday at the World Challenge in Thousand Oaks. But Keegan Bradley kept McDowell in sight ahead of Sunday's final round, firing a five-under 67 to remain two shots behind McDowell in second place. Tournament host Tiger Woods and Bo Van Pelt were tied for third, five shots back, after Woods put a finishing charge on a roller-coaster round of 69 at Sherwood Country Club.
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September 8, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. He made four birdies around the turn Friday for a six-under 66 in the BMW Championship at Carmel, Ind., putting his name atop the leaderboard for the second time in his last four tournaments. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were one shot behind. Going into a storm-filled weekend at Crooked Stick, four players who have reached No. 1 in the world were among the top six. Woods started slowly and finished strong, with birdies on his last two holes for a 67. McIlroy, coming off what he called one of the best ball-striking rounds of his life, had to overcome four bogeys for a hard-earned 68. Joining them one shot out of the lead was Ryan Moore, who had a 66. Lee Westwood (65)
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