September 4, 2012 |
Tiger Woods can add another item to his long list of accomplishments: He is the first person to win $100 million on the PGA Tour. Woods finished third in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday to earn $544,000 and push his career total to $100,350,700. “The purse increase helps,” Woods said. “I won fewer tournaments than Sam Snead has, but obviously he was in a different era. It's just that we happened to time it up right and happened to play well when the purses really had a nice spike up.” Snead, the career leader with 82 PGA Tour victories, earned just $620,126 in a career that started in 1937.
August 19, 2013 |
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, is engaged to PGA golfer Dustin Johnson. Yes, she of racy selfie fame shared the news Saturday on Instagram with a sweet pic that echoed several of the lovey-dovey pics her photo-sharing account has seen as of late. "Never Been Happier @djohnsonpga," the 24-year-old wrote , posting a snapshot of herself and her new fiance sharing a kiss. Their pose conveniently allowed her diamond sparkler to flash in the pic. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Johnson, 29, also partook in the social-media announcements.
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San Diego State's Scott Almquist shot a three-round total 221 to finish third at the Nor Cal Pepsi Invitational at Stockton Tuesday. The Aztecs finished sixth (915) in the 20-team tournament. Oregon won the team title with a 901 and San Jose was second (904).
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September 10, 2012 |
Roger Dunn, a onetime professional golfer who introduced the concept of discount name-brand equipment into his sport by founding a chain of golf stores that bear his name in California and Hawaii, has died. He was 81. Dunn, who spent his later years teaching golf in Studio City, died Aug. 28 at Kindred Hospital in West Covina, said his daughter, Cheryl Alderson. He had been in and out of hospitals with a heart condition since May. "He certainly changed golf retail," said John Kopacz, vice president of store operations for Worldwide Golf Enterprises Inc., which purchased Roger Dunn Golf Shops in 1993.
June 28, 2013 |
A young Southern California golfer is stealing some of the spotlight from Inbee Park through early play at the U.S. Women's Open. Lizette Salas was scoring well enough to hold a share of second place with Park -- who is vying for a historic third-consecutive major -- in the second round at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., on Friday. The 23-year-old grew up in Azusa where her father was the head mechanic at the Azusa Greens Golf Course. According to her LPGA bio, he built her a set of clubs when she was 7 years old and did favors for the head pro in exchange for lessons for his daughter.
July 2, 2012 |
Tiger Woods outlasted Bo Van Pelt on the back nine at Congressional on Sunday to win the AT&T Invitational, winning for the third time in his last seven tournaments dating to late March. So does that make Woods the hottest golfer on the planet right now? A couple of years ago that would have been a silly question. He was clearly the best golfer in the world and held that status for a very long time. A couple of months ago it also would have been a silly question but for a much different reason.