July 28, 2001
Howdy, This here is Uncle Bubba down on Trailer Trash Blvd. in Kissin Cousin Flawda. I'm writin to thank ABC for its timely cawveridg of that there Great British Open. After a night of possum huntin, there ain't usually nothin to do with those last few hours affore the sun comes up, and let's face it once you done seen the infawmercials on all three channels 50 or 60 times TV is bawring at 5 in the am. Not this week though, this week good ol' ABC has Gawf on, with our favrite nouncer, Curtis Strange, or as we like to call him--Cousin Cleetus.
October 16, 1989 |
Nick Faldo of England capped a late rally with a 20-foot eagle putt on the 36th hole Sunday to beat Ian Woosnam of Wales in the final of the $528,000 World Matchplay Championship at Virginia Water, England. Faldo, who did not lead in the match until the last hole, trailed by three holes with just seven left in the two-round final. But he won the 12th and 13th holes to pull within a shot, then tied the match on the 16th with a birdie.
July 25, 2003 |
Bernhard Langer will be captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team. The 45-year-old German made himself available for the job less than two weeks ago and was chosen Thursday over Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle. The announcement followed a meeting of the European Tour Tournament Committee, whose recommenda- tion of Langer was accepted immediately by the Ryder Cup Committee.
March 12, 1995 |
Mark O'Meara, hoping to end a three-year victory drought, shot a two-under-par 69 Saturday for a 204 total and a three-stroke after the third round of the Honda Classic at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Britain's Nick Faldo, who also shot a 69, is second, and it's no small comfort to O'Meara, who once led by seven strokes. 'He's a world-class player and playing with confidence after the win last week," O'Meara said. "No lead's big enough."
December 14, 1990 |
Nick Faldo shot a 9-under-par 62 today to take a three-stroke lead over Ronan Rafferty after the third round of the Johnnie Walker Classic. Faldo had a three-round total of 11-under 202 on the 6,732-yard Royal Hong Kong Golf Club course. He had seven birdies and an eagle on the 535-yard par-5 12th hole in the third round. Rafferty, the second-round leader, shot a 69 for a 205 total.
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.
March 29, 1991 |
Bob Tway slipped into the lead and the heralded Europeans slipped back into the pack in the first round of the Players Championship. "A strange game," Tway said Thursday. He was talking about a chip-in for one of his seven birdies in a bogey-free round of 65 over the TPC at Sawgrass, the home course for the PGA Tour. His assessment applied with equal accuracy to the performance of the Europeans Nick Faldo calls "The Big Six."
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.