February 12, 2012 |
Reporting from Pebble Beach -- Whether it was the 38-foot par putt that Phil Mickelson pounded in just after Tiger Woods had gotten everyone revved up with a birdie or Mickelson's spectacular eagle three on the par-five sixth hole, or Mickelson's sweet hug with wife Amy or her eagerly enthusiastic words, "What a round. Are you kidding me?" all the best moments Sunday belonged to Phil. Mickelson, 40, who had started the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tied for fourth place and six shots out of the lead, surged to a day's best of eight-under-par 64 to win his fourth Pebble Beach tournament and earn the 40th PGA Tour title of his career.
July 10, 2011 |
Hee Kyung Seo has a chance to carve her own special place in history. Not simply as a U.S. Open winner — but as a U.S. Open winner who won it without hitting a single shot on the final day. In a strange, storm-infested tournament that doesn't want to end, Seo did just about everything she could to win her first major except control the weather. She shot a pair of three-under-par 68s on Sunday to finish at three-under 281 for a one-shot lead over her South Korean rival, So Yeon Ryu, who had three holes left when darkness halted play in Colorado Springs, Colo.
January 23, 2011 |
Reporting from La Quinta It was a father-son moment, Carlos Vegas and his son Jhonattan on a putting green Saturday night, the elder man telling his big-shouldered, hard-hitting son to grip his putter softer, to be gentle with that club on the greens, and be steady too. So there was Vegas, standing out in the lowering light late Sunday afternoon in his peach shirt and white pants, caressing that putter on the second playoff hole, wiggling his...
November 29, 2012 |
Hunter Mahan took the early lead Thursday in the opening round of the World Challenge golf tournament in Thousand Oaks. Mahan, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, was three under par through eight holes at the par-72 Sherwood Country Club. Keegan Bradley was one shot behind Mahan and several other players followed at one under par, including Tiger Woods, the tournament's host and defending winner. The World Challenge, an 18-player event that benefits Woods' charities, has a $4-million purse that includes $1 million to the winner.
January 28, 2013 |
LA JOLLA - Only Tiger Woods could so dramatically breeze to victory. Leave it to Woods to make things interesting at Torrey Pines even when the outcome was so under-par inevitable. Woods won the extended, fogged-over Farmers Insurance Open on Monday by four shots but wavered enough to keep people interested and/or riveted through his tap-in par on the par-five finishing hole. Woods never lost the lead but did lose control of his driver as he scrambled home, hitting a shot out of a temporary tent area and taking a penalty drop out of an ice plant.
June 19, 1989 |
Laura Davies made a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the LPGA's Lady Keystone Open by one stroke over Pat Bradley at the West Course of the Hershey County Club in Hershey, Pa. The putt gave Davies a five-under-par 67 for a total of nine-under-par 207 on the 6,348-yard, par-72 course. Bradley's 68 was the second-best score of the final round but left her with a 208 total. Butch Baird sank a 3 1/2-foot birdie putt on the par-five, 506-yard 10th hole to win a four-way playoff in the $350,000 Northville Long Island Classic at Jericho, N.Y. Baird, in scoring his first victory on the Senior PGA Tour in four years and only the second of his career, earned $52,500.
April 10, 1989 |
Jim Booros won a $200,000 PGA tournament Sunday by one stroke when Mike Donald bogeyed the fourth hole of their sudden death playoff. The tournament was cut to three rounds because of inclement weather, putting Booros and Donald, who were tied after three rounds, in a playoff when the rain stopped. The two played the 10th and 18th holes of the rain-soaked Hattiesburg Country Club twice. Booros shot a par four on the first two holes, then a birdie and another par. Donald also had two pars and a birdie, but he shot a five on the par-four 18th hole.
May 27, 1989 |
Wayne Grady of Australia shot a six-under-par 66 Friday to take a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Atlanta tournament at Marietta, Ga. Grady, who has missed the cut in eight of his 13 tournaments this year, had a bogey-free round on the hilly Atlanta Country Club course. His 36-hole total of 136 is eight shots under par. Trailing Grady are five other players at 137: Ray Stewart of Canada, Larry Silveira, first-round leader Jay Don Blake, Duffy Waldorf and Mike Hulbert.