May 6, 2011 |
Though Tiger Woods might be among the walking wounded, his name now is on the roster for the Players Championship next week in Ponte Vedra Beach. Woods officially entered the PGA Tour's flagship event at midday Friday, ending speculation about his availability after taking himself out of this week's Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina with knee and Achilles' tendon problems. "Looking forward to the competition next week," Woods told his Twitter followers in announcing his entry.
September 3, 2010 |
Mark Calcavecchia shot an eight-under-par 64 on Friday at Del Monte to take a two-stroke lead over Tom Pernice Jr. in the Champions Tour's First Tee Open. Pernice played his round at Pebble Beach, the other course being used in the event on the 50-and-over tour. Calcavecchia, in his first season on the Champions Tour after winning 13 times on the PGA Tour, capped his bogey-free first round with a birdie on the par-five ninth hole to equal his career low on the senior circuit.
March 12, 2007 |
Mark Calcavecchia, ready to leave after opening with a 75, survived some wild swings Sunday to win the PODS Championship when Heath Slocum missed a four-foot par putt on the final hole in Palm Harbor, Fla. Calcavecchia closed with a one-under 70 and never lost the lead, but it wasn't easy. He had a two-shot lead and stood over a four-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole that he missed.
March 11, 2007 |
One round into the PODS Championship at Palm Harbor, Fla., and Mark Calcavecchia already had his bags packed to go home. He wasn't quitting. He was just being honest. Calcavecchia had been in a major slump with his putter, so bad that he went through five clubs in five rounds. And when he took 36 putts in the opening round on his way to a 75, he figured this would be a short week. "All I had sitting out was a pair of shorts and a T-shirt," he said. "I was ready for the fast exit."
September 21, 2002
"That was bad for him to say, because $1 million to him is like $10 to everyone else." Mark Calcavecchia, on Tiger Woods saying he would rather win $1 million at the American Express Championship than win the Ryder Cup.
April 26, 2002 |
A good short game and some luck can save a golf score. Mark Calcavecchia proved that Thursday. Calcavecchia made three miraculous pars in the middle of his round, then needed only 11 putts over his last 11 holes to shoot a seven-under-par 65 for the first-day lead in the PGA's Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic in North Carolina. Calcavecchia's bogey-free round at Forest Oaks Country Club was good enough for a one-shot lead over Paul Stankowski.