March 13, 2014 |
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.
January 15, 2014 |
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.
October 20, 2013 |
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.
September 8, 2013 |
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.
July 21, 2013 |
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.