December 20, 1991 |
Bernhard Langer made a 55-foot putt for a birdie on the final hole Thursday, giving him the lead after one round of the World Championship. The putt finished off a four-under-par 67 at the Tryall Resort course and gave Langer a one-stroke advantage over Australians Craig Parry and Greg Norman. Paul Azinger and Frank Nobilo of New Zealand were next at 69 and tied for fourth in the field of 26 players chasing a total purse of $2.5 million and a $525,000 winner's share.
November 1, 1991 |
Just as in the PGA, John Daly was the last man in the field for the season-ending Tour Championship. Just as in the PGA, Daly turned that surprise appearance into a share of the lead. And, as he did in the upset victory in the PGA that made him a national sensation two months ago, Daly used his power as the key ingredient. He birdied all the par-five holes on the No. 2 course at Pinehurst en route to a three-under-par 68 Thursday in the new, $2-million event.
June 20, 1988 |
Masahiro Kuramoto carded an eagle on the final hole on his way to a 69 and a four-shot victory Sunday in the $560,000 Yomiuri Sapporo Open golf tournament. The victory, worth $100,800, was Kuramoto's second win in three weeks. Kuramoto started one shot behind Australian Ian Baker-Finch and caught up after 14 holes at 8-under-par. On the 431-yard, par-4 15th hole, he rolled in a 5-foot birdie putt. Baker-Finch drove into the rough missed a 17-foot putt to save par.
February 21, 1988 |
Dale Douglass overcame high winds and cold temperatures Saturday to shot a three-under-par 69 and keep his lead after two rounds of the $300,000 GTE Suncoast Seniors tournament at Tampa, Fla. Playing with 40 m.p.h. winds ripping across the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club course, only two other golfers besides Douglass had sub-70 rounds. Douglass, who shot a 67 Friday, was at 136, four shots ahead of Bob Brue, who had the day's best round, a 68.
February 20, 1988 |
Dale Douglass, who began his 1988 playing schedule in sickly fashion last week, birdied two of the final three holes Friday for a 67 that gave him a two-shot lead after the opening round of the $300,000 Suncoast Seniors tournament at Tampa, Fla. A field of 72 competed under sunny skies and tricky winds at the recently opened 6,631-yard Tampa Palms course, where water comes into play on 11 of 18 holes. Douglass shrugged off a bogey-5 at the seventh hole with six birdies to stand at 5-under-par.
November 3, 1989 |
Curtis Strange had the day's best score, but the U.S. and European teams finished tied with six points apiece Thursday in the $1.03-million Four Tours World Championship of Golf at Inagi, Japan. Strange scored a pair of eagles and three birdies for a bogey-free 65 and beat Mark James of the European Tour, who had a 71. A victory is worth two points and a draw worth one in the team competition among four golf Tours from the United States, Europe, Australia-New Zealand and Japan.
November 4, 1989 |
The United States, led by Mark Calcavecchia, routed Australia and New Zealand, 10-2, Friday in the Four Tours World Championship of Golf at Inagi, Japan. The Europeans defeated Japan, 9-3, in the round-robin tournament played on the 7,071-yard Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club course. After two rounds, the United States leads with 16 points, one ahead of Europe. Australia-New Zealand is third with 10 and Japan is fourth with seven.
July 20, 1990 |
How fitting! The British Open, the Queen's Own, has a guy with a hyphen in his name among the leaders. A colonial, if you please, but his roots go back to Mother England. Ian bloody Baker-Finch, thank you! Hyphens are as British as the Tower of London or Ann Boleyn's head, and even though Ian Baker-Finch is Australian--well, the sun never sets on the British hyphen. Baker-Finch has this nice aristocratic ring to it.
October 13, 1985 |
Bernhard Langer of West Germany and Sandy Lyle of Britain, winners of this year's Masters and British Open, lead a list of 24 professionals for next month's $800,000 World Championship of Golf on the island of Maui, it was announced. Langer and Lyle will be on the European team in the competition, which will be held Nov. 6-9 at the Kapalua Bay Course. Also on the European squad will be Seve Ballesteros of Spain, who has won the Masters once and the British Open twice. The U.S.