October 9, 1987 |
John Mahaffey sank long birdie putts on his last two holes to shoot a five-under-par 66 and take the first-round lead Thursday in the $300,000 Pensacola Open golf tournament at Pensacola, Fla. The 16-year PGA Tour veteran had seven birdies and finished with putts of 30 and 20 feet to take a one-shot edge over Bobby Cole, Jeff Sluman, Phil Blackmar, Danny Edwards and Trevor Dodds on the 7,154-yard course at the Perdido Bay Resort.
June 21, 1999 |
Despite battling wind and a driving rain, Se Ri Pak came through on a promise to her father. "Before I started, I said I wanted to get the trophy for my father," she said. Pak shot a five-under-par 66 on a soggy course Sunday to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic at Absecon, N.J. Along with the trophy for her father, Joon Chul Pak, Se Ri picked up $150,000 for the victory and ended a nearly yearlong victory drought.
October 29, 1998 |
Within days of celebrating his 50th birthday on May 9 and joining the Senior PGA Tour, John Mahaffey confided to a reporter, "I feel like I've just died and gone to heaven." But heaven, apparently, has its bunkers and high rough. Expected by many observers to join the top ranks on the senior circuit almost from the day he joined, Mahaffey has instead struggled with his short game and rarely found himself among the leaders as his rookie season winds down to its final event, this weekend's $1.
August 7, 1989 |
John Mahaffey shot a six-under-par 65 Sunday to win his first PGA event in three years by rallying to take the Federal Express St. Jude tournament at Memphis, Tenn. The victory was the 10th of Mahaffey's PGA career but his first since the 1986 Tournament Players Championship. "It's been a long time since I had won and I think I had become complacent," he said. "When I went out there today I wanted to be as aggressive as I could."
January 10, 1985 |
Winning the Bob Hope Classic brings wealth ($90,000), exemptions (U.S. Open and Tournament of Champions) and headlines to the winner, but it also has its pitfalls. When the champion returns to defend his title, he must play the first round with wisecracking Bob Hope himself and former President Gerald Ford, a 17 handicapper with a reputation for errant shots into the gallery. It's an honor, but it's also a difficult way to go about shooting a low round of golf.
August 10, 1995
Tee times for the first- and second-round today and Friday in the 77th PGA Championship at the 6,949-yard, par-71 Riviera Country Club: *--* Today Friday 6:40 a.m. 10:52 a.m. 6:49 a.m. 11:01 a.m. 6:58 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 7:07 a.m. 11:19 a.m. 7:16 a.m. 11:28 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 11:37 a.m. 7:34 a.m. 11:46 a.m. 7:43 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 7:52 a.m. 12:04 p.m. 8:10 a.m. 12:22 p.m. 8:19 a.m. 12:31 p.m. 8:28 a.m. 12:40 p.m. 8:37 a.m. 12:49 p.m. 8:46 a.m. 12:58 p.m. 8:55 a.m. 1:07 p.m. 9:04 a.m. 1:16 p.m.