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February 14, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
In a matter potentially chilling for golf junkies, Retief Goosen has turned 40 and donned sunglasses and commandeered a belly putter. It's pretty weird, but in reassuring news, he remains the same old pulseless artisan who might just shoot a 64 at some hallowed ground with 18 holes in it, as occurred Friday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
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August 6, 2010 | Wire reports
Retief Goosen moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour victory of the year by grabbing a one-shot lead in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational second round Friday at Akron, Ohio. While Tiger Woods again struggled with his driving, Goosen was in good form off the tee and with his putter as he fired a four-under-par 66 in rain-softened, overcast conditions at Firestone Country Club. The smooth-swinging South African recorded six birdies and two bogeys for a seven-under total of 133, one ahead of Phil Mickelson (68)
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February 3, 2006
'If I take a six-week break and keep shooting 64, maybe I'll take time off until Augusta.' Retief Goosen, the first-round co-leader with that score at the Dubai Desert Classic
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July 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Nathan Green won the Canadian Open at Oakville for his first PGA Tour victory, beating Retief Goosen with a par on the second hole of a playoff in the rain-delayed tournament. After Green missed a 12-foot birdie attempt on the par-four 17th, Goosen's eight-foot par try slid right, ending the first Monday finish in the national championship since 1988. "It's a huge surprise to finally win," said Green, the 34-year-old former Canadian Tour player from Toronto -- Toronto, Australia, that is.
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June 21, 2001 | Thomas Bonk
The top five moments affecting Retief Goosen's golf career: 1. Wins the U.S. Open in an 18-hole playoff at Southern Hills Country Club. 2. Struck by lightning as 16-year-old amateur and is slow to recover. 3. Breaks arm in skiing accident in Switzerland before 1999 season but comes back to tie for 10th at British Open. 4. Hooks up with Belgian sports psychologist Jos Vanstiphout, wins the Perrier Open in playoff. 5. Gets putting tip from Nick Price and wins 2000 Lancome Trophy.
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January 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
Aaron Baddeley paid his dues. Now, the 21-year-old Australian wants to show he belongs among the best players in golf at the Sony Open. With birdies on three of his last five holes at windy Waialae Country Club, Baddeley polished off a six-under-par 64 to share the 36-hole lead with Retief Goosen. "I love being in the last group," Baddeley said. "It's where I want to be -- tied for the lead, and comfortable with my game." The pressure is nothing new.
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June 21, 2004 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
Retief Goosen won the 104th U.S. Open Championship on Sunday at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. More accurately, you could say he survived it. Goosen's performance did not raise goose bumps. It wasn't masterful or the Masters. Yet, on a day when most of the field went bogey-up, including two-time champion Ernie Els (who shot 80) and fan favorite Phil Mickelson (he bowed out with a double bogey on No. 17), Goosen braved one coarse course to claim his second U.S. Open title.
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April 7, 2002 | From Associated Press
Retief Goosen has made several long putts at the BellSouth Classic. Phil Mickelson couldn't make one from three feet--and it cost him the lead. Goosen shot a four-under-par 68 in the third round Saturday at Duluth, Ga., seizing a two-stroke advantage over Mickelson. Three days of sun and steady breezes turned the greens rock-hard at the TPC at Sugarloaf. "If you get on the wrong side of the flag, anything can happen--no matter how good your short game is," Goosen said.
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June 20, 2005 | THOMAS BONK
Somewhere in the dust and the dirt and the pine needles and the sand and the uneven grass, Retief Goosen lost the U.S. Open. He fumbled away the sterling silver trophy that everyone figured was his to take home, as long as he showed up Sunday. It was a steep tumble that Goosen took at Pinehurst No. 2, his chance at victory and the prestige of history disappearing like all those golf balls that rolled off the greens, down the slopes and off into U.S. Open oblivion.
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April 8, 2002 | From Associated Press
Retief Goosen began the final round of the BellSouth Classic at Duluth, Ga., with a bogey and a double-bogey, falling two shots behind Phil Mickelson. But the South African bounced back for a four-stroke victory over Jesper Parnevik, with Mickelson another shot back. "I knew if I won or lost today, I was still going to wake up tomorrow morning and have to do it all over again," said Goosen, who closed with a two-under-par 70 despite treacherous conditions on the TPC at Sugarloaf.
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July 17, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
BIRDIE In a genuine golf nightmare, Retief Goosen stood in a bunker beside the No. 17 green with the ball pressed almost up against the wall. Viewers cringed; Goosen contorted. With his right foot in the sand and his left knee folded on the ground above, he swung, and in some genuine golf ingenuity, the ball flew out, trickled over and landed three feet from the cup to arrange birdie.
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May 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Bubba Watson overpowered Quail Hollow and wound up with a perfect day -- he tied a course record with a 30 on the front nine, shot seven-under-par 65 to share the lead, and doesn't have to play with Tiger Woods. Retief Goosen, a two-time U.S. Open champion who thrives on fast greens, had another 68 on Friday to join Watson atop the leaderboard at the Quail Hollow Championship with an eight-under 136.
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February 14, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
In a matter potentially chilling for golf junkies, Retief Goosen has turned 40 and donned sunglasses and commandeered a belly putter. It's pretty weird, but in reassuring news, he remains the same old pulseless artisan who might just shoot a 64 at some hallowed ground with 18 holes in it, as occurred Friday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
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August 9, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Retief Goosen was the winner the last time Southern Hills Country Club staged one of golf's major tournaments. He won the U.S. Open in 2001. Those who believe Goosen can duplicate the feat more than six years later will be well rewarded. A bettor can get Goosen at +3,750 to win the PGA Championship, the final major of 2007 that begins today in Tulsa, Okla. This means a $100 wager on Goosen would be worth $3,750 if he happens to find magic again at Southern Hills.
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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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February 3, 2006
'If I take a six-week break and keep shooting 64, maybe I'll take time off until Augusta.' Retief Goosen, the first-round co-leader with that score at the Dubai Desert Classic
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March 6, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Retief Goosen shot a four-under-par 68 in the second round of the Ford Championship at Doral on Friday, moving him to nine-under 135 and one shot ahead of Phil Mickelson (68), Craig Parry (65) and Todd Hamilton (68) at Miami. Goosen had six birdies and two bogeys. Mickelson would be leading if not for a few missed putts and the par-four No. 18. He bogeyed the 467-yard hole for the second consecutive day.
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January 17, 2003 | From Associated Press
Kenny Perry's position atop the leaderboard at the Sony Open is nothing new. What shocked him Thursday was the game he was playing. A one-dimensional player throughout his career, Perry brought a new style to the new year and got instant gratification -- a six-under-par 64 for a share of the lead with Retief Goosen. He hit knockdown shots. He hit cut shots into the wind. Perry has always hit the ball from right to left. On Thursday, he worked it both ways.
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November 5, 2005 | Lisa Dillman; Pete Thomas; Steve Springer; Bill Christine; Mike Terry, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bart Bryant thought Friday that he was capable of another 62. By the end of the second round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, he settled for a two-under-par 68 and was tied for the lead with defending champion Retief Goosen at 10 under. Goosen sprayed his tee shots all over the course but still managed to continue his mastery at East Lake, hitting only four fairways but posting a 66 to erase a five-shot deficit.
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June 20, 2005 | THOMAS BONK
Somewhere in the dust and the dirt and the pine needles and the sand and the uneven grass, Retief Goosen lost the U.S. Open. He fumbled away the sterling silver trophy that everyone figured was his to take home, as long as he showed up Sunday. It was a steep tumble that Goosen took at Pinehurst No. 2, his chance at victory and the prestige of history disappearing like all those golf balls that rolled off the greens, down the slopes and off into U.S. Open oblivion.
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