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September 25, 2005 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Paula Creamer is in town for the Office Depot Championship at Trump National Golf Club. With the 19-year-old phenom is David Whelan, her coach for the last four years. Whelan, 44, recalled arriving with Creamer at this year's Women's British Open at remote Royal Birkdale Golf Club and being told by an acquaintance how fortunate he was to have such a star pupil.
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September 25, 2005 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Paula Creamer is in town for the Office Depot Championship at Trump National Golf Club. With the 19-year-old phenom is David Whelan, her coach for the last four years. Whelan, 44, recalled arriving with Creamer at this year's Women's British Open at remote Royal Birkdale Golf Club and being told by an acquaintance how fortunate he was to have such a star pupil.
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SPORTS
July 18, 1998
At Southport, England--Par 70; 36-Hole Scores Brian Watts: 68-69--137 -3 a-Justin Rose: 72-66--138 -2 Tiger Woods: 65-73--138 -2 Nick Price: 66-72--138 -2 Thomas Bjorn: 68-71--139 -1 Davis Love III: 67-73--140 E Mark O'Meara: 72-68--140 E Fred Couples: 66-74--140 E Stephen Ames: 68-72--140 E Jim Furyk: 70-70--140 E Jesper Parnevik: 68-72--140 E Gordon Brand Jr.
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July 19, 1998
No. 6 * Par: 4. * Rank: 2nd. * Yardage: 480. * Stroke average: 4.89. * Key fact: Not one player made a birdie on this hole, a brutal dogleg into the wind, and only 21 made a par. Fifty players made bogey, eight made double bogey and two made triple bogey.
SPORTS
July 19, 1998
No. 6 * Par: 4. * Rank: 2nd. * Yardage: 480. * Stroke average: 4.89. * Key fact: Not one player made a birdie on this hole, a brutal dogleg into the wind, and only 21 made a par. Fifty players made bogey, eight made double bogey and two made triple bogey.
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July 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
Tom Watson made par on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Des Smyth and win the Senior British Open on Sunday at Aberdeen, Scotland. Watson, a five-time British Open champion, won the Senior British for the second time in three years. In 2003, he beat Carl Mason in a playoff at Turnberry. He joins Gary Player (1988, 1990, 1997), Bob Charles (1989, 1993), Brian Barnes (1995, 1996) and Christy O'Connor Jr. (1999, 2000) as multiple winners of the championship.
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July 16, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Lehman's right shoulder was in a sling Wednesday after he injured it playing with his children, but he still intends to play in the British Open. "It was a potentially serious injury for a golfer, [but] he is responding very well to treatment," said Dr. Michael Allen, chief medical officer for the Royal and Ancient. Lehman, the 1996 British Open champion, injured himself when he was playing with his children at a local amusement park. Lehman may be fortunate to have a 2:45 p.m. tee time.
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July 16, 1998
* Dates: Today through Sunday. * Site: Royal Birkdale Golf Club, 7,018 yards, par 70 (34-36). * Playoff, if necessary: Stroke play over four holes. * Purse: Estimated $2.9 million. * Winner's share: $498,000. * Defending champion: Justin Leonard. * Television (PDT): Today-Friday, 6-11 a.m., ESPN. Saturday, 7-11 a.m., ABC. Sunday, 6:30-10:30 a.m., ABC. TEE TIMES Tee times and pairings for the first two rounds of the British Open today and Friday at Royal Birkdale (a-amateur). All times Pacific.
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April 15, 2008 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- So Tiger Woods is still stuck on 13 major championships and looking forward to the chance to get another one in June at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, where he will once again be reminded he's chasing Jack Nicklaus' record 18 majors. Here's another reminder, one that he doesn't like to hear: Woods is edging closer to Nicklaus in another category -- finishing second in majors.
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July 28, 2005 | THOMAS BONK
He is 93. He began his professional career in 1932 and was voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame 31 years ago, so Byron Nelson has been around long enough to see just about everything. And Nelson says he has seen few like Tiger Woods. "The only thing that still makes Jack Nicklaus the greatest is that he did so well for so long. He had the longevity," Nelson said. "Tiger can be even better.
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July 18, 1998
At Southport, England--Par 70; 36-Hole Scores Brian Watts: 68-69--137 -3 a-Justin Rose: 72-66--138 -2 Tiger Woods: 65-73--138 -2 Nick Price: 66-72--138 -2 Thomas Bjorn: 68-71--139 -1 Davis Love III: 67-73--140 E Mark O'Meara: 72-68--140 E Fred Couples: 66-74--140 E Stephen Ames: 68-72--140 E Jim Furyk: 70-70--140 E Jesper Parnevik: 68-72--140 E Gordon Brand Jr.
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July 15, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of these years, somebody is going to wise up and they're going to play this British Open tournament in the summer. On Tuesday at Royal Birkdale, a chill wind blew so hard off the Irish Sea, even the whitecaps had whitecaps. It was a perfectly wonderful day, if you happen to be a virus. Lee Janzen played a practice round and lost five balls. Tom Lehman lost six. Tom Kite, Phil Mickelson, Corey Pavin and Mark Calcavecchia played together and nobody hit a green until the third hole.
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July 17, 1998 | THOMAS BONK
The best finish in a British Open for Fred Couples was what? Third. In 1991. Right here at Royal Birkdale Golf Club. So when Couples finished off his four-under 66 Thursday, the only thing left to do was . . . get his back treated by specialist Tom Boers. In his 11 British Open appearances, Couples has seven top 10s, including ties for seventh the last two years, which means he should be one of the favorites when they tee it up each July at these links courses.
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