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March 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Longshot Brad Faxon played a bogey-free round of five-under-par 66 Thursday and, with assists from his caddy and a house guest, took a one-shot lead in the first round of the $600,000 Bay Hill golf tournament. Faxon was heading to the tee for his early-morning starting time when, he said, his caddy told him, "You've got 15 clubs in the bag." He checked and found he was, indeed, one over the legal limit. Had he teed off with the extra club, it could have led to a maximum four-shot penalty.
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July 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Brad Faxon loves the British Open too much to stay away, even with little chance of playing. Faxon was the sixth alternate, reason enough for him to travel across the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday night to be around Royal Liverpool in case half a dozen guys decide to drop out. "If I didn't come over and my number got called, I'd kill myself," Faxon said Monday evening while ordering pints at a pub. "I wouldn't kill myself, but I'd be pretty upset."
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December 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Australian Craig Parry shot a two-under-par 68 for a three-stroke lead after the first round of the $2.7-million World Championship at Montego Bay, Jamaica. Australians Greg Norman and Peter O'Malley shared second with British Open champion Nick Faldo and Mark Roe, both of England, at 71. The tournament offers the largest purse in the game. The winner gets $550,000. Brad Faxon endured a tough day.
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March 8, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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October 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
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."
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July 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
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.
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April 27, 1997 | From Associated Press
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.
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September 14, 1990 | From Associated Press
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.
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March 8, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 21, 2001 | RANDY HARVEY
Brad Faxon won the B.C. Open in Endicott, N.Y., in 1999 but told officials he wouldn't be back to defend. "They understood," he said. He preferred to play in the British Open, which, unfortunately for the B.C. Open, has been scheduled for the same week the last couple of years. But, because he didn't have an exemption for the Open, he had to qualify the week of the tournament, at Lundin Links. All he got for his long plane trip across the Atlantic was a tie from the club.
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January 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
His five-stroke lead was gone by the time Brad Faxon reached the green on the 510-yard ninth hole. The way he has been playing the par-fives this week, it was no time to panic. Faxon made his third eagle in as many days to restore order in the Sony Open, then kept the ball in the short grass on another windy day at Honolulu's Waialae Country Club to keep his distance from Ernie Els and Tom Lehman. "The tournament is in Brad's corner," Lehman said. It has been from the start.
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January 20, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Brad Faxon made an eagle putt on his final hole for the second consecutive day, walked off windy Waialae Country Club with another eight-under-par 64 and opened a five-stroke lead in the second round of the Sony Open on Friday at Honolulu. "That's as good as I could have expected," Faxon said. Faxon was at 12-under 128 and headed to the beach about the time first-round co-leader John Daly and the other afternoon starters were teeing off.
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September 21, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Four months ago, Brad Faxon had a broken wrist and didn't know if he could ever play golf again. Monday, he proved he could, and more. Faxon beat Fred Funk in a two-hole playoff to win the B.C. Open at Endicott, N.Y., and earn $288,000. It was his sixth victory and first in two years.
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October 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
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.
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April 27, 1997 | From Associated Press
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.
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February 19, 1996 | From Associated Press
Jim Furyk, forced to a playoff when Brad Faxon eagled the last hole of regulation with a 45-foot eagle putt, won the Hawaiian Open in Honolulu on Sunday with a birdie on the third extra hole. Furyk, who started the day in third place behind co-leaders Faxon and Steve Stricker, was tied with Stricker from the 10th through 17th holes. That's when Faxon jolted the gallery with his spectacular eagle putt, vaulting him into the lead at 11-under 277.
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August 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Brad Faxon thought it was an advantage to be first on the course and post an early lead, but he discovered there is downside, too. Faxon survived challenges by several golfers to win the International with 14 points under the modified Stableford scoring system Sunday at Castle Rock, Colo. "Boy, that's the worst part of going off first, having to sit there and watch it," Faxon said after Lee Janzen, D.A. Weibring, Steve Elkington and Greg Norman fired and fell back on the closing holes.
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February 19, 1996 | From Associated Press
Jim Furyk, forced to a playoff when Brad Faxon eagled the last hole of regulation with a 45-foot eagle putt, won the Hawaiian Open in Honolulu on Sunday with a birdie on the third extra hole. Furyk, who started the day in third place behind co-leaders Faxon and Steve Stricker, was tied with Stricker from the 10th through 17th holes. That's when Faxon jolted the gallery with his spectacular eagle putt, vaulting him into the lead at 11-under 277.
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August 14, 1995 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brad Faxon's soon-to-be-newborn baby doesn't know it yet, but the family's golf nut doctor is going to induce labor a week early because daddy made a par putt on No. 18 Sunday. If ever a 15-footer could change a life--actually, three of them--this was it. By saving par, Faxon not only shot an eight-under 63 for the final round of the PGA Championship and finished fifth, but he would later squeak onto his first U.S. Ryder Cup team. And because the Ryder Cup matches begin Sept.
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