August 6, 2001 |
Se Ri Pak charged past Karrie Webb on Sunday in the Women's British Open at Sunningdale, England, for her third major title. "There was nothing to lose and I was trying to go for it," the 23-year-old South Korean said. "It was the last day and the last chance for me. I just played and played. I thought that if I finished the last three holes perfect I'd be in good shape." She did, closing with a par and two birdies for a six-under-par 66 and a two-stroke victory over compatriot Mi Hyun Kim.
June 10, 2002 |
The drought is over for Fuzzy Zoeller--and maybe it is for the Senior PGA Tour, as well. Zoeller made several daring escapes for par coming down the stretch to win the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday, his first victory since joining the senior tour this year. Zoeller closed with a two-under-par 68 to finish at two-under 278, two strokes better than third-round leader Bobby Wadkins and three-time Senior PGA Championship winner Hale Irwin.
February 24, 2007 |
Boo Weekley followed his opening six-under-par 64 -- the best round of his PGA Tour career -- with a 67 on Friday to move him into a three-way tie for first place midway through the Mayakoba Classic at Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Fred Funk, the first-round leader after a 62, had a 69 to match Weekley and Cameron Beckman (67) at nine-under 131. Jose Coceres (65), Bill Haas (66) and Brian Gay (67) were one shot back.
July 3, 2004 |
Charles Howell III was a little surprised to be sharing the lead with Steve Lowery and Matt Gogel after the second round of the Western Open on Friday. Despite excellent scoring conditions, especially in the morning, few players were able to shoot low numbers at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club at Lemont, Ill. Howell had a four-under-par 67 for a six-under total of 136 to move into a tie for the lead with Lowery (68) and Gogel, whose 64 was the best round of the day.
June 9, 2003 |
John Jacobs shot a two-under-par 68 in the final round of the Senior PGA Championship for a two-stroke victory over Bobby Wadkins on Sunday at Newtown Square, Pa. Jacobs, 58, birdied the 15th and 16th holes to pull away from Wadkins and win the first major championship of the Champions Tour season. Bruce Lietzke and defending champion Fuzzy Zoeller tied for third, three shots behind the oldest player to win the Senior PGA since 61-year-old Pete Cooper won in 1976.
February 10, 2003 |
Dave Barr ended 16 years of frustration with one putt. He birdied the final four holes, capped by a 35-foot putt on the 18th, to win the Royal Caribbean Golf Classic Sunday at Key Biscayne, Fla. Barr won for the first time since the 1987 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic on the PGA Tour. He earned $217,500 for the win in the first full-field event on the Champions Tour, formerly known as the Senior PGA Tour.
March 6, 1992 |
Fred Couples converted the momentum of a victory in the Los Angeles Open into a share of a four-way tie for the lead Thursday in the first round of the Doral Open in Miami. "I usually feel very comfortable right after winning," said Couples, who scored a playoff victory over Davis Love III last weekend. "Bogeys don't bother you. I feel very relaxed. I don't get too edgy no matter what happens."
October 18, 1986 |
Playing well again at the site of his last PGA Tour victory, Payne Stewart shot a 66 Friday to open up a three-stroke lead in the second round of the $500,000 Walt Disney golf tournament at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.. Stewart, winless since a first-place finish in the 1983 Disney, had seven birdies and one bogey on the Magnolia course for a total of 131. U.S. Open champion Ray Floyd (66) and Mike Sullivan (69) were tied for second at 134.
September 5, 1986 |
Arnold Palmer teamed with Gene Littler Thursday to beat Gary Player and Bob Charles, 1 up, and help the United States take a 10-6 lead in the opening round of the $600,000 Chrysler Cup at the Tournament Players Club at Avenel in Potomac, Md. Palmer was foiled in his attempt to make a third hole-in-one in as many days on the 182-yard third hole as his tee shot bounced off the green. The four-day event pits eight senior golfers from the United States against a team of International seniors.
June 17, 2002 |
Gil Morgan won his first title of the year and 21st of his senior career Sunday, shooting a five-under 67 for a three-stroke victory in the BellSouth Senior Classic at Nashville. It was his second victory at the Springhouse Golf Club, where he has finished no worse than fifth. "Obviously, it's been a great golf course for me," Morgan said.