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September 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
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March 7, 2014 | By Steve Waters
DORAL, Fla. --After playing 16 holes Thursday, Jason Dufner said the redesigned Blue Monster at Trump National Doral had a major championship feel. On Friday, with a howling wind turning even good shots into penalty strokes, the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship seemed more like the final day of a British Open. Patrick Reed completed his first round, which was delayed by rain, then suspended because of darkness, at four-under-par 68 Friday morning. That gave him a one-shot lead over six players.
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August 19, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
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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February 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Steve Elkington must be feeling pretty good about himself right about now. The 51-year-old former PGA Championship winner appears to be the first famous athlete to make inappropriate comments on Twitter about Michael Sam, the NFL prospect who came out publicly as gay two weeks ago. ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing ..... - Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine....
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July 5, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
KOLKATA, India - Fourteen-year-old Mohan Sardar lives with his sister and parents in a one-room shanty barely larger than the bed they all share, near a swamp filled with human waste, dead animals and floating plastic. When he was in the fifth grade, Mohan dropped out of school because his family couldn't afford the fees. At loose ends, he often walked two miles to the Royal Calcutta Golf Club - "the Royal" to members - scrambling atop a wall and marveling at the vast green expanse and wealthy players.
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September 10, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
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.
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March 25, 1987
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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June 28, 2013 | By David Wharton
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.
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July 2, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
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September 6, 2013 | By David Wharton
Earlier this week, the venerable -- and aging -- Miguel Angel Jimenez threw some cold water on the buzz surrounding teen golfer Ye Wo-cheng. Just 13 years old, Ye was given a sponsor's invitation to the European Masters. "No doubt the sponsor wants publicity for the tournament," the 49-year-old Jimenez said. "But then it seems you have to go looking for underage players to promote yourself. I'm sorry, this should not be allowed. " Midway through Friday's second round, it appears the Spanish veteran is being proved correct.
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February 13, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Growing among the magnolias and azaleas at the Masters this year will be a new story angle. It has two months to take root, so expect television to fertilize it freely. Kevin Stadler, half of the story, gave it a boost Thursday at Riviera. He shot a two-under-par 69, leaving him in a comfortable spot on the leaderboard of the Northern Trust Open and attracting a gathering of reporters that, for much of his career, has walked past him. He won his first PGA Tour tournament two weeks ago at the frat boy party in Scottsdale, Ariz., also known as the Waste Management Open.
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January 16, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Thursday at the Humana Challenge was just another lousy day in paradise. The sun glistened against the mountains, temperatures hovered around 80, the wind took the day off and 112 pro golfers in a field of 155 shot under par. It was a day when there were more birdies than you'd see in an aviary at the three perfectly manicured golf courses in the desert city of La Quinta, After all the scoring carnage, the leader, at nine-under-par 63, was...
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January 3, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
In case you've been living on Mars and hadn't heard: Florida State junior tight end Nick O'Leary is the grandson of golf great Jack Nicklaus . "I mean, it's just like anything else," O'Leary said Friday. "Just he played golf for a living. " Yes, the same way Picasso just painted for a living. O'Leary, at 6 feet 3 and 248 pounds, is bigger than his granddad and has been a key player in the Seminoles' run to Monday night's Bowl Championship Series title game at the Rose Bowl.
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December 6, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
In thirty years, when Tiger Woods is no longer able to hit it 320 and no longer has to answer questions about winning or not winning majors, he might have a moment of clarity on what golf has given him. The money will rate high, of course. The fame - sometimes disintegrating into notoriety - not so high. But not lost on him will be the doors the game opened. Especially the one that led into Nelson Mandela's home 15 years ago. Woods has been asked over the years about that meeting, whenever there was a thread of a connection.
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October 21, 2013 | By David Wharton
Living on a golf course is supposed to be a good thing. But it seems that someone forgot to inform a Nevada man that it comes with the occasional errant shot in your backyard. Jeff Fleming of Reno has pleaded guilty to battery with a deadly weapon after shooting a golfer whose wayward ball shattered a window at his home beside the Lakeridge Golf Course last year. The 53-year-old Fleming became so enraged that he ran onto the course with a shotgun and fired a single round.
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October 21, 2013 | By David Wharton
After another difficult year on the LPGA Tour, Michelle Wie has set her sights on a more global goal. The pro golfer wants to play for the U.S. team when her sport joins the official program at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “I went to the London Olympic Games last year and that really got me inspired," she said. "It got me motivated. " In the meantime, Wie can get a taste of the Olympic movement after being named as an ambassador to the Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in Nanjing, China, next summer.
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March 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Note to Mark Mihal: That's not what they mean by a hole in one. Mihal was playing golf with some friends at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill., on Monday. On the 14th fairway, Mihal was trying to gauge the distance from his ball to the hole when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed him. Mihal fell 18 feet, getting a few bruises and a dislocated shoulder. “I felt the ground start to collapse and it happened so fast that I couldn't do anything,” Mihal said. “I reached for the ground as I was going down and it gave way, too. It seemed like I was falling for a long time.
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July 21, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
If in fact you handicapped the first three golf majors of the year and predicted Cabrera-Glover-Cink, please proceed to your tropical island of choice to live out your life unhurriedly. You're clearly a soothsayer, and you really don't need a regular job. Yet there they'll be -- Angel Cabrera, Lucas Glover and Stewart Cink -- at Hazeltine outside Minneapolis beginning Aug. 13, forming the traditional PGA Championship grouping as winners of the first three majors.
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September 23, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When the Solheim Cup, a team competition that pits women golfers from the United States against Europe, returns to the United States in 2017, it will be at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, which hosted the 1999 U.S. Senior Open Championship. The U.S. lost the Cup to Europe last month in Colorado. The top-ranked U.S. golfer, Stacy Lewis, said, "Playing in the Solheim Cup is one of the greatest experiences that you can have as a golfer. The atmosphere and excitement that's created by the fans is unlike any other event in golf and I can't wait to see the amazing display put on by the great fans in Des Moines.” The 2015 Solheim Cup will take place at Golf Course St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
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September 17, 2013 | By David Wharton
Luke Donald faces long odds at the Tour Championship in Atlanta this week. But at least he has a chance. Donald was one of several golfers who sneaked into the Top 30 in the FedExCup standings and earned a spot in the PGA Tour's big finale. He needed a strong finish Monday at the BMW Championship. “There was nerves the last couple holes, probably from 15 onwards,” Donald said. “I knew I had got myself into position where I had a chance.” The FedEx Cup playoffs are like a big game of musical chairs, with the field narrowing each week and players fighting to stay alive.
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