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April 10, 1999 | THOMAS BONK
Joe Durant, the 35-year-old PGA Tour pro from Molino, Fla., finished dead last among the players who played 36 holes. Durant, who won the Motorola Western Open last year, shot 87-79 for 22-over 166--five shots behind 69-year-old Arnold Palmer. Durant, the winner of Wednesday's par-three tournament, was the only player who did not record a birdie in 36 holes. * The Masters Web site, http://www.masters.org, was logging up to 238,000 hits a minute.
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February 20, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Paul Casey has yet to play the final four holes at Dove Mountain after three days of the Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. That's because the Englishman has won all three of his matches 5 and 4, the latest over Brian Gay in the third round Friday. Casey lost to Geoff Ogilvy in the final last year and won the European World Match Play Championship in 2006. "I don't think there's any one particular part of my game that's jumping out that is fantastic right now," he said.
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April 5, 2001
PUTTING (per hole) 1. Steve Stricker 1.677 2. Jim Furyk 1.686 3. Vijay Singh 1.691 4. Mark Calcavecchia 1.696 5. Skip Kendall 1.701 6. Glen Day 1.707 7. Rocco Mediate 1.709 8. Frank Lickliter II 1.715 9. Jeff Sluman 1.716 10. 2 tied with 1.717 * BIRDIES (per 18 holes) 1. Mark Calcavecchia 5.19 2. Vijay Singh 4.93 3. Tiger Woods 4.64 4. David Duval 4.50 5. Jim Furyk 4.48 6. Phil Mickelson 4.47 7. Frank Lickliter II 4.46 8. Kaname Yokoo 4.42 9. Robert Gamez 4.38 9. Geoff Ogilvy 4.
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November 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The best shot Adam Scott hit all day wound up in the face of a bunker. His worst shot stopped two feet away for an eagle. Even more surprising was where it led him Saturday in the Tour Championship at Atlanta. A thinly struck three-iron rolled all the way up the slope on the par-five 15th, climbed onto the green and stopped within tap-in range for an eagle that carried him to a three-under 67 at East Lake.
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April 22, 2001 | From Associated Press
Joe Durant waited for the right moment to make his move Saturday in the Houston Open at the Woodlands, Texas. Durant, battling erratic iron play most of the day, birdied two of the last three holes in a round of one-under-par 71 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round. Durant, who shared the first-round lead with Lee Janzen, was two shots off Janzen's pace going into the 16th hole Saturday. Durant birdied No. 17 to tie Janzen, and pulled ahead when Janzen bogeyed the final hole.
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February 19, 2001 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This golf thing is getting out of hand. It's another week, another record-breaking tournament on the pro golf tour, where any day now, you're going to see somebody shoot a 58. In fact, Paul Stankowski thinks he knows when. "Uh, July 31," said Stankowski. He was joking, right? Maybe not, but what they're doing out on the tour is a complete joke, at least as far as figuring out what the heck par is.
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June 29, 1998 | From Associated Press
Joe Durant has had several titles in his career: journeyman golfer, erstwhile insurance salesman, go-fer for a golf distributor, leader for a few holes at the U.S. Open. Now he can add a new one: PGA Tour winner. Durant birdied three of his last five holes Sunday to pull away from Vijay Singh and win the Western Open at Lemont, Ill., for his first tournament victory on the PGA Tour. "I'm a little overwhelmed.
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February 20, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Paul Casey has yet to play the final four holes at Dove Mountain after three days of the Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. That's because the Englishman has won all three of his matches 5 and 4, the latest over Brian Gay in the third round Friday. Casey lost to Geoff Ogilvy in the final last year and won the European World Match Play Championship in 2006. "I don't think there's any one particular part of my game that's jumping out that is fantastic right now," he said.
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February 18, 2001 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After four rounds and 72 holes of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Joe Durant is so far ahead, you need a range finder to locate him. There he is up ahead, this former insurance salesman who obviously took out a birdie policy on himself, five shots better than the nearest guys after a six-under-par 66 Saturday at Bermuda Dunes. Durant says he doesn't really know how low he has to go today, but he is thinking about Tom Kite's record of 35 under in the 1993 Hope.
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November 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The best shot Adam Scott hit all day wound up in the face of a bunker. His worst shot stopped two feet away for an eagle. Even more surprising was where it led him Saturday in the Tour Championship at Atlanta. A thinly struck three-iron rolled all the way up the slope on the par-five 15th, climbed onto the green and stopped within tap-in range for an eagle that carried him to a three-under 67 at East Lake.
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November 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Retief Goosen figured East Lake would be a pushover during the practice rounds. When the temperatures plunged and the wind swirled, he was thrilled to escape with a two-under par 68 on Thursday to share the lead with Joe Durant after one tough round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta. "You felt like you could have shot seven under yesterday," Goosen said. "Today you just felt like you needed to hang in there, because you know that nobody is going to shoot 62."
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April 22, 2001 | From Associated Press
Joe Durant waited for the right moment to make his move Saturday in the Houston Open at the Woodlands, Texas. Durant, battling erratic iron play most of the day, birdied two of the last three holes in a round of one-under-par 71 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round. Durant, who shared the first-round lead with Lee Janzen, was two shots off Janzen's pace going into the 16th hole Saturday. Durant birdied No. 17 to tie Janzen, and pulled ahead when Janzen bogeyed the final hole.
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April 5, 2001
PUTTING (per hole) 1. Steve Stricker 1.677 2. Jim Furyk 1.686 3. Vijay Singh 1.691 4. Mark Calcavecchia 1.696 5. Skip Kendall 1.701 6. Glen Day 1.707 7. Rocco Mediate 1.709 8. Frank Lickliter II 1.715 9. Jeff Sluman 1.716 10. 2 tied with 1.717 * BIRDIES (per 18 holes) 1. Mark Calcavecchia 5.19 2. Vijay Singh 4.93 3. Tiger Woods 4.64 4. David Duval 4.50 5. Jim Furyk 4.48 6. Phil Mickelson 4.47 7. Frank Lickliter II 4.46 8. Kaname Yokoo 4.42 9. Robert Gamez 4.38 9. Geoff Ogilvy 4.
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February 19, 2001 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This golf thing is getting out of hand. It's another week, another record-breaking tournament on the pro golf tour, where any day now, you're going to see somebody shoot a 58. In fact, Paul Stankowski thinks he knows when. "Uh, July 31," said Stankowski. He was joking, right? Maybe not, but what they're doing out on the tour is a complete joke, at least as far as figuring out what the heck par is.
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February 19, 2001 | J.A. ADANDE
Bob Low sat in the shotgun seat for a ride into history Sunday. Well, at the time of Joe Durant's putt that sent Durant to a record-low 36 shots below par, Low was seated on a rock about 15 yards away. But for most of the day, Low was right by Durant's side, toting his clubs, checking the yardage, making suggestions for the critical "right number" of iron selection. That's the fate of a caddie. Their names never get recorded next to the winners.
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February 18, 2001 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After four rounds and 72 holes of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Joe Durant is so far ahead, you need a range finder to locate him. There he is up ahead, this former insurance salesman who obviously took out a birdie policy on himself, five shots better than the nearest guys after a six-under-par 66 Saturday at Bermuda Dunes. Durant says he doesn't really know how low he has to go today, but he is thinking about Tom Kite's record of 35 under in the 1993 Hope.
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February 16, 2001 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Durant, a one-time winner on the PGA Tour who failed to make the cut in three previous tries at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, shot an 11-under-par 61 in the second round Thursday to take a three-stroke lead. Normally a 61 is something to get excited about, but in the Hope it is almost routine. Bob Tway, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Billy Mayfair shot 62 Thursday.
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February 17, 2001 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Duval, who shot a 59 on the Arnold Palmer course at PGA West two years ago, will be back there today for the fourth round of the five-round Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. That 59 in the final round of the 1999 Hope enabled him to make up seven strokes on Steve Pate and win. He might have to shoot 59 each of the next two days to win the Hope this year. Duval, playing Indian Wells on Friday, was expected to make up some ground on the field.
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February 17, 2001 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Duval, who shot a 59 on the Arnold Palmer course at PGA West two years ago, will be back there today for the fourth round of the five-round Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. That 59 in the final round of the 1999 Hope enabled him to make up seven strokes on Steve Pate and win. He might have to shoot 59 each of the next two days to win the Hope this year. Duval, playing Indian Wells on Friday, was expected to make up some ground on the field.
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February 16, 2001 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Durant, a one-time winner on the PGA Tour who failed to make the cut in three previous tries at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, shot an 11-under-par 61 in the second round Thursday to take a three-stroke lead. Normally a 61 is something to get excited about, but in the Hope it is almost routine. Bob Tway, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Billy Mayfair shot 62 Thursday.
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