October 9, 2006 |
It took Kevin Na only five minutes to get from his Rancho Cucamonga home to Empire Lakes Golf Course, but it took him nine months to recapture his game after a closing car door broke his right hand and effectively ended his year on the 2006 PGA Tour. Laughing his way through the last few holes, which included a near hole in one on No.
May 21, 1990 |
To say he spends most of his spare time on the golf course doesn't begin to tell how dedicated Chris Tidland is to his sport. His answer to a question in the Valencia High School student newspaper comes closer. Asked what his ideal first date would be, Tidland said it would be hitting a bucket of balls at the driving range. His single-minded pursuit of golf has paid off. Tidland will be attending Oklahoma State on a golf scholarship in the fall.
October 7, 2006 |
Nick Watney shrugged off the showers, played it safe and stayed in position for his first PGA Tour victory Friday. Watney shot a one-under-par 71 to move to nine-under 135 and remain in the lead during a rainy, blustery second round in the Chrysler Classic at Greensboro, N.C. Watney shared a two-stroke lead with John Rollins and Brent Geiberger after the first round. Ryan Palmer (65) and John Senden (70) were a stroke back.
December 21, 1993 |
Former Angel outfielder Luis Polonia signed a two-year contract for $3 million with his old team, the New York Yankees, on Monday. Polonia, 29, batted .271 with one home run, 32 runs batted in and 55 stolen bases for the Angels last season. He is a .294 lifetime hitter. He was with the Yankees in 1989 and '90. "We needed a leadoff hitter, and Luis Polonia gives us that," General Manager Gene Michael said. The Yankees stole only 35 bases last season.
June 19, 1999 |
Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal withdrew from the U.S. Open on Friday after angrily punching a hotel wall and breaking his hand. Olazabal, not known for showing much emotion, may have been upset after finishing Thursday's round with a bogey, bogey, par and double bogey en route to a 75, placing him eight strokes behind the leaders at Pinehurst. He punched the wall Thursday night. In a statement, Olazabal said doctors told him he would miss three to four weeks.
June 3, 1995
More of the same would suit Chad Wright just fine. Wright, a USC sophomore who attended Buena High, shot a sparkling five-under-par 67 Friday to move into third place individually at the NCAA Division I men's golf championships at Ohio State's Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. Wright's 67 tied him for lowest score in the 72-hole tournament, which concludes today. Wright is at five-under 211, three shots behind leader Chip Spratlin of Auburn and one behind Chris Tidland of Oklahoma State.
August 6, 2010 |
Retief Goosen moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour victory of the year by grabbing a one-shot lead in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational second round Friday at Akron, Ohio. While Tiger Woods again struggled with his driving, Goosen was in good form off the tee and with his putter as he fired a four-under-par 66 in rain-softened, overcast conditions at Firestone Country Club. The smooth-swinging South African recorded six birdies and two bogeys for a seven-under total of 133, one ahead of Phil Mickelson (68)
May 8, 1990 |
The road to Pebble Beach for the 79th California Amateur Championship will go through Los Serranos Country Club in Chino--as it has for the past 20 years--for golfers from Southern California. A record 517 low-handicap golfers filed entries for the tournament from the southern half of the state, a number that the Southern California Golf Assn. had to pare to 400 to accommodate the two Los Serranos courses where qualifying will be held May 15-16.