September 12, 2013 |
Kurt Busch said Thursday that he will not race in IndyCar's season finale at Fontana. Busch said the deadline has passed by which he and Andretti Autosport needed to notify Chevrolet they'd need an engine for the Oct. 19 race at Auto Club Speedway. Busch wanted to run the race as a possible warmup for next year's Indianapolis 500. He has not given up on trying to run Indy next season for Andretti. "I was just hoping to have more of my homework done, more experience and more of an education, which would have meant to race Fontana this year and to be better prepared for Indianapolis next year," Busch said.
August 24, 2013 |
A rare feat occurred on the beautiful wind-swept greens of Liberty National Golf Course on Saturday afternoon. K.J. Choi and Greg Chalmers hit consecutive holes-in-one on the 135-yard, par-three 14th hole during the third round of the Barclays. It was Choi's second PGA ace and first since 2001. Choi sank his first and Chalmers matched the accomplishment about 20 minutes later in the next group. Chalmers is the only player on the PGA Tour with two holes-in-one this season. Despite the aces, both Choi and Chalmers are well back of the leaders as they continue to make their way through the third round. ALSO: Laker fans have high hopes but lowered expectations Dodgers beat Red Sox, 2-0, push NL West lead to 10½ games Dodgers owner Mark Walter explores possible purchase of L.A. Times
July 21, 2013 |
Serena Williams won her 53rd WTA title by beating Johanna Larsson, 6-4, 6-1, in the final of the Swedish Open on Sunday at Bastad. The 24-year-old Swede broke to lead 3-1 in the first set before Williams fought back to 3-3. Larsson advanced to 4-3 before caving in to the American's strong serve and losing the next three games. Williams dominated the second set, breaking Larsson's serve twice. Williams also defeated 76th-ranked Larsson in their only previous match in the Fed Cup earlier this year.
July 19, 2013 |
GULLANE, Scotland - By the time young pro Jordan Spieth is able to legally buy a beer, he might be able to buy the whole beer company. Spieth will turn 20 on July 27, giving him another year (before he can sidle up to the bar) to work on a bank account that has already grown incredibly. He is the Dallas golfer who left the University of Texas in December to join the pro tour. There are good decisions and great decisions. Judging by current events, that Texas degree can wait.
July 16, 2013 |
While much of the British Open field has spent the past few days playing practice rounds, Jordan Spieth is still trying to catch his breath. The 19-year-old qualified at the last possible moment by winning the John Deere Classic in a playoff Sunday, his first PGA Tour victory. Then he hopped on a jet and flew overnight across the Atlantic. "I play 18 tomorrow," he said Tuesday. "I just couldn't do it today. My legs were still trying to recover. " In the meantime, Spieth has been catching up on sleep, walking around town and doing laundry.
July 14, 2013 |
Jordan Spieth needed something special to become the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931. Actually, he need two special somethings. First, the 19-year-old holed out from a bunker on the 72nd hole to grab a share of first place. Then, on the fifth playoff hole, he punched out from the rough to save par and walk away with the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Ill. The win qualified him for the British Open. "Obviously I don't even know what to say right now," he said.
July 4, 2013 |
Sean Payton might not want to quit his day job. The New Orleans Saints coach is moonlighting this week as a PGA Tour caddie, working the bag for his friend Ryan Palmer at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. Payton had originally planned to vacation at the resort, but then Palmer gave his regular caddie the week off and the coach offered to step in. "I certainly have a great appreciation for the job that these caddies have," Payton said after a practice round earlier this week. "All of a sudden it starts raining a little bit, you're one hand short, you've got umbrellas going, towels going everywhere.
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June 12, 2013
Miller Barber Champion golfer with unusual swing Miller Barber, 82, a golfer with a unique swing who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, died Tuesday. The PGA Tour announced his death but did not provide details. He played in 1,297 tournaments on the PGA Tour and the 50-and-over circuit, winning 11 times in 694 PGA Tour starts and adding 24 victories in 603 events on the Champions Tour. Barber was born in March 31, 1931, in Shreveport, La., and grew up in Texarkana, Texas.
June 11, 2013 |
The three players who lost playoff majors to Tiger Woods share the bond of taking the world's best golfer to the very brink. They remain cherished memories for the three…and belt notches for Tiger. Bob May, Chris DiMarco and Rocco Mediate can go to their resting bunkers knowing they made Woods work overtime on the course of his insatiable quest toward Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors. Woods enters this week's U.S. Open at Merion still stuck on No. 14 at the fifth anniversary of his epic Torrey Pines win over Mediate.
May 23, 2013 |
Colonial member Ryan Palmer shot an eight-under-par 62 on Thursday to match the first-round record at Hogan's Alley and take a one-stroke lead over John Rollins at Fort Worth. The bogey-free 62 equaled Palmer's lowest round on the PGA Tour. Palmer, the former Texas A&M player who has three PGA Tour victories, and longtime caddie James Edmondson are full dues-paying members at Colonial. Edmondson is the reigning club champion. Graham DeLaet matched Morgan Hoffmann, David Hearn and John Peterson at 64. Defending Colonial champion Zach Johnson opened with a 69. :: Jay Haas and Duffy Waldorf shared the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship, shooting five-under 66 at St. Louis.