October 10, 1997 |
Brad Faxon, Frank Nobilo of New Zealand, Ian Woosnam of Wales and Vijay Singh of Fiji reached the quarterfinals of the World Match Play event with victories Thursday at Virginia Water, England. Faxon defeated Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland, 2 and 1; Woosnam defeated Jesper Parnevik of Sweden, 4 and 3; and Singh ousted Tsukasa Watanabe of Japan, 4 and 3. The main casualty was Phil Mickelson, who lost on the second playoff hole to Nobilo.
July 27, 1992 |
Brad Faxon made birdies early and then held off Phil Mickelson to win the New England Classic Sunday at Sutton, Mass. A birdie on the par-four 17th hole assured Faxon of the third victory of his career and $180,000. "First it was short, then it was right, and then it went in," Faxon said of the birdie putt. "It must have been fate."
July 26, 1992 |
The $1-million New England Classic turned into a gallery love-in Saturday when Brad Faxon, the hometown favorite, and Roger Maltbie, a popular former champion, played to a tie for the lead. Paired together in the final group, Faxon, 30, and Maltbie, 41, drew a huge gallery as they mixed good shots with some adventures in the forests over the 7,110-yard, par-71 Pleasant Valley Country Club course in Sutton, Mass.
April 27, 1997 |
Taking to heart a swing tip from CBS analyst Peter Kostis after the second round, Brad Faxon shot a tournament-low 65 Saturday to share the third-round lead of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic with Tom Kite at 14-under 202. "My irons were radar-like today," said Faxon, who fired his seven-under round during the tournament's first day without a lift-clean-and-place rule. At one point during his round at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., he birdied six of eight holes.
September 14, 1990 |
John Cook made a 75-foot chip shot and two 30-foot putts on his way to a seven-under-par 65 and a share of the first-round lead in the Canadian Open Thursday at Oakville, Canada. Cook, who missed most of last season after hand and wrist surgery, was tied with Brad Faxon, who had a bogey-free round at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in the province of Ontario. Faxon one-putted 11 times, had four birdies from 20 feet or more and dropped a 15-foot putt to save par on the final hole.
March 8, 2002 |
Brad Faxon has putted well for as long as he can remember. He doesn't know why or how. But if he tries to analyze his skill too much, he will mess it all up. So he just putts. Faxon made two 30-footers and four more from beyond 10 feet Thursday. He shot a seven-under 65 and was the clubhouse leader when heavy rain suspended the opening round of the Honda Classic at Coral Springs, Fla. "I try to putt like it's shooting baskets with your friends," Faxon said.