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May 2, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The person who called PGA Tour officials and reported an infraction that Tiger Woods committed during the Masters this year has been identified by Sports Illustrated: David Eger, who has won four times on the over-50 Champions Tour. On the second day of the Masters, Eger watched Woods play the 15th hole. His third shot hit the flagstick and caromed into the water. Eger then watched Woods take his drop. For that situation, the rules are that the player is to drop "as nearly as possible" to the ball's previous position.
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March 15, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
Kenny Perry described Bernhard Langer as a golfer who gets under his skin because the 56-year-old German works so hard. Langer is the type of player that pushes others to be great, Perry said. Langer would rather just continue to push his way past the field at the 20th Toshiba Classic. He maintained his two-shot lead Saturday at Newport Beach Country Club, compensating for two bogeys, on Nos. 2 and 6, with a stretch of four birdies out of five holes on the back nine to shoot a five-under-par 66 in the second round.
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March 8, 2010 | By Steve Virgen
Just as Fred Couples walked onto the 18th green to collect his $255,000 winner's check, a fan shouted a pleasantry at him. "Welcome to the other side of 50," the man screamed. Couples just laughed to himself. He can be happy on the 50-and-older Champions Tour. He has played three times on the tour, and Sunday he won for the second consecutive time, this victory coming in the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club. With a large gallery following him, Couples used an 18-under-par 195 (66-64-65)
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March 14, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
To many, the fantastic weather slated for Newport Beach this weekend isn't much of a surprise. The same could be said of the Toshiba Classic's first-round leader. That would be Bernhard Langer. The two-time Masters champion, who won the Toshiba in 2008, is the hottest golfer on the Champions Tour. He shot an eight-under-par 63 Friday at Newport Beach Country Club and takes a two-shot lead into Saturday's second round. It was Langer's 12th consecutive sub-par round and 19th in his last 20 rounds going back to October.
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July 2, 2012 | Wire reports
Joe Daley won the Senior Players Championship for his first Champions Tour title, closing with a two-under-par 68 for a two-stroke victory over Tom Lehman at Pittsburgh. The 51-year-old Daley, winless in his brief PGA Tour career, had a 14-under 266 total at Fox Chapel. He earned $405,000 and full Champions Tour status for a calendar year. Lehman finished with a 69. He was trying to win his second straight Champions Tour major after taking the Regions Traditions in his previous start.
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March 14, 2013 | By Steve Virgen
Two highlights stick out in Tom Lehman's career, which has also had its fair share of lows. In 1996, he won the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. And in 1999, he was on the winning Ryder Cup team at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Lehman, who turned 54 last week, has had that kind of success on the Champions Tour, which has stopped at Newport Beach Country Club for the 19th annual Toshiba Classic this week. At the end of 2012, Lehman became the first player to repeat as Champions Tour player of the year, and he became the first golfer in history to be named player of the year on all three PGA tours: the Web.com Tour (formerly known as Nationwide)
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January 9, 2003 | THOMAS BONK
What do you call a golf tour featuring such tournament winners as Doug Tewell, Sammy Rachels, Stewart Ginn, Bob Gilder and Don Pooley? Maybe the Who Tour, but you'd probably expect to see Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey firing at the pins, then trashing their golf clubs. There has been a lot going wrong with the Senior Tour, but its name didn't seem to be one of them, at least until recently when it was reborn as the Champions Tour.
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March 11, 2011 | By Steve Virgen
Bernhard Langer has seen some of his peers go from the Champions Tour to the PGA Tour and achieve success. But the 53-year-old does not want to follow suit because he thinks "bouncing back and forth doesn't do a whole lot. " The two-time Masters champion (1985, 1993) also enjoys the Champions Tour for golfers 50 and older. Who could blame him? He has been ruling the tour for the last three years. Last year, Langer, a native of Germany, became the first player on the Champions Tour to win the Jack Nicklaus Trophy (player of the year)
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September 25, 1995 | BILL DWYRE
Tom Gullikson, the U.S. Davis Cup captain, will be among those senior players competing Tuesday through Sunday in a Champions tour event at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Gullikson, an infrequent competitor on the tour that has been dominated from its inception two years ago by Jimmy Connors and Bjorn Borg, will open against John Lloyd on Wednesday night. Opening matches Tuesday night will pit Mel Purcell against Tim Wilkison and Jose-Luis Clerc against Peter Fleming.
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October 12, 1994 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hands clasped above his head, Jose Luis-Clerc opened one eye and sat up quickly in the lounge chair. "Tough life, eh?" the Argentine native said in accented English, his hands gesturing to the posh poolside area at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. It is sweet indeed for the 36-year-old and his fellow competitors on the Champions tennis tour, which makes the 11th and final stop of its first season with the Digital Champions tournament at Sherwood today through Sunday. "I am. . . .
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March 13, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
Just after telling reporters that Patrick Reed already has "street cred," Tom Watson showed his with his message to the U.S. Ryder Cup team that he will captain. "We have something to prove," Watson said about the U.S. team's recent losses in the Ryder Cup, including squandering a big lead in singles play on the final day to Europe two years ago. "If that's the only thing I have to say to the team, I'll say, 'Remember 2012. Remember 2012. What are you going to do about it?' " Watson was at Newport Beach Country Club, site of the 20th Toshiba Classic, which begins Friday.
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January 15, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
If the storytellers have their way, Sunday in sports will be dedicated to neck surgeons of the world. Let's say that, in addition to Peyton Manning leading his Denver Broncos into the Super Bowl, Davis Love III is holding up a trophy on the 18th green of the Humana Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta. That might make it time to bronze some scalpels. Manning's neck surgery has been well-documented. So has his amazing comeback. Not so much Love's. A year ago at this event, Love went to the trainer's trailer and, complaining of neck pain, was put through the paces.
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October 20, 2013 | Wire reports
Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tour's new wraparound season. Winning for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Simpson closed with a five-under-par 66 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round. Ryo Ishikawa and Jason Bohn tied for second.
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September 8, 2013 | From wire reports
Seven months after losing its Olympic place, wrestling was reinstated for the 2020 Games on Sunday in Buenos Aires when the IOC overturned a decision many members thought was a mistake. The sport, which has ancient roots in the Olympics, easily defeated bids from baseball-softball and squash. It will now join the program of the 2020 Games, which were awarded to Tokyo on Saturday. Wrestling, which was surprisingly dropped from the list of core sports in February, received 49 votes to win in the first round of secret balloting by the International Olympic Committee.
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July 21, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
GULLANE, Scotland - You could argue that Fred Couples found what Ponce de Leon couldn't. He is 53, still hitting it a mile and still in the occasional mix at major golf tournaments. Mr. Fountain of Youth shot two-over 73 in the British Open on Saturday, after making the cut well in front of 43 mostly younger guys. That went with his opening 75 and Friday's 74. "Looking for a 72 Sunday," Couples joked. There are dozens of reasons, at his age, for Couples to merely show up, enjoy being there and not be competitive.
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June 12, 2013
Miller Barber Champion golfer with unusual swing Miller Barber, 82, a golfer with a unique swing who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, died Tuesday. The PGA Tour announced his death but did not provide details. He played in 1,297 tournaments on the PGA Tour and the 50-and-over circuit, winning 11 times in 694 PGA Tour starts and adding 24 victories in 603 events on the Champions Tour. Barber was born in March 31, 1931, in Shreveport, La., and grew up in Texarkana, Texas.
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March 12, 2004 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
The activity inside Peter Jacobsen's mind is often chaotic, occasionally illogical and sometimes warped, but it is almost always about fun. Outside of his family, fun is all that really matters to Jacobsen. Fun is synonymous with life and with golf as far as he is concerned, and everything else is secondary.
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June 2, 2013 | Wire reports
Michael Adams , an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers was stabbed twice during an attempted carjacking on the city's South Side district, police said. Police said Adams, 23, told officers he was standing near his truck shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday when he was confronted by three men, one armed with a knife and one with a handgun. Adams told officers the trio tried to carjack him, but he didn't have his car keys. He said "the situation escalated" and one man pointed the gun at his face while the other stabbed him twice before all three fled, according to police.
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