June 12, 1997
WHEN: Today through Sunday. * SITE: Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md. * LENGTH: 7,213 yards. * PAR: 35-35--70. * PLAYOFF: 18 holes, Monday (if necessary). * FIELD: 156 (150 pros, six amateurs). * PURSE: $2.6 million. * WINNER'S SHARE: $465,000. * DEFENDING CHAMPION: Steve Jones. * FORMER OPEN CHAMPION AT CONGRESSIONAL: Ken Venturi (1964).
March 15, 1987 |
Anybody who ever galleried an Open can tell you what made Jack Nicklaus a great golfer--character. Oh, he hit the ball farther than anyone else when he first came along. But long hitters have appeared on the scene throughout golf history, drawing their oohs and aahs from the galleries without making much of a real dent on the scoring records or victory rolls. In the case of Jack Nicklaus, it was not his long game that made him the greatest ever to play the game.
November 9, 1988
Bruce Waxman, the back specialist who examined Jack Nicklaus in West Palm Beach, Fla., said Tuesday that the 48-year-old golfer has a disk problem that may require surgery. Waxman said the strain caused by the constant lower back stress of a golf swing has created a degenerative problem. Nicklaus, who has 20 victories in golf's major tournaments, said he will consult further with specialists and decide whether surgery is necessary before deciding what his playing schedule will be.
June 19, 2001
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June 2, 2013 |
Matt Kuchar survived a brief challenge Sunday afternoon to win the Memorial Tournament and collect his second victory of the PGA Tour season. Things did not go so well for Tiger Woods at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. While Kuchar shot a four-under-par 68 in the final round, the world's top-ranked golfer finished 20 strokes back, recording his highest score since 2010. "Yeah it happens. It happens to us all," Woods said. "Go home next week and practice. " Kuchar held off Kyle Stanley at the turn, then celebrated his two-shot victory with a handshake from host Jack Nicklaus.
October 5, 2001 |
Jack Nicklaus, who has won the Masters a record six times, has been invited to become a member at Augusta National Golf Club. Nicklaus, 61, would join Arnold Palmer as the only professional players to be included on the regular membership roll of golf's most exclusive club. Nicklaus won the Masters in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975 and 1986, when he was 46.