October 24, 1990 |
Former Masters champion Sandy Lyle said today that he is giving up his PGA Tour card to concentrate on European golf tournaments. Lyle, winner of the 1988 Masters, was the last European to hold a full tour card after fellow-Briton Nick Faldo surrendered his at the start of 1989 after a dispute over eligibility requirements for the U.S. circuit. Tour rules demand 15 tournament appearances each season, and Lyle said he feels unable to meet that schedule. He can still play the three U.S.
November 13, 1987 |
Defending champion Andy Bean shot a seven-under-par 65 Thursday to take a three-stroke lead in the second round of the $600,000 Kapalua International golf tournament. Bean, sidelined most of last season because of elbow tendinitis, posted his second straight round without a bogey for a 131 total. Three stokes behind, at 134, were first-round leader Sandy Lyle of Scotland, who shot a 69, and Lanny Wadkins, who had a 67.
October 31, 1989 |
The agent for golf stars Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle today denied rumors that the two Britons are considering withdrawing from the U.S. tour because of the PGA's refusal to ease requirements for foreign golfers. PGA commissioner Deane Beman said Monday that Masters champion Faldo and Lyle are believed to be considering quitting the American tour because of a decision by the PGA to retain a ruling requiring overseas players to compete in at least 15 events a year in order to keep their membership.
September 24, 1999 |
You can't blame Stephen Ames for wanting to forget about the sixth hole at La Cantera Golf Club. After hitting the ball over the green, he three-putted for a double bogey that threatened to derail his day. Fortunately for Ames, he got back on track immediately with three consecutive birdies to shoot an eight-under-par 64 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Texas Open. "I hit the ball really good, hit it close a lot of times.
September 25, 1999 |
Juli Inkster, needing one more victory to qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame, shot a five-under-par 67 Friday to grab a share of the first-round lead in the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship at Portland, Ore. Inkster, who won the U.S. Open and LPGA Championship and is battling Karrie Webb for player-of-the-year honors, had four birdies and five pars over her final nine holes at the 6,307-yard Columbia-Edgewater Country Club course. Minutes after Inkster finished, Rosie Jones birdied No.
March 26, 1997 |
After turning down Seve Ballesteros' choice of venue, Europe's Ryder Cup golf committee dealt the Spaniard another blow Tuesday when it turned down his request for four captain's picks instead of two. The Ryder Cup moves to Spain for the first time Sept. 26-28, with the Europeans defending the cup in Valderrama.
November 11, 1990 |
David Peoples, who led every round, collected his first victory as a professional Saturday, setting a Kapalua International tournament record in the process. Closing with a round of five-under-par 66, Peoples finished the $700,000 event at 264, 20 under par and five shots better than Davis Love III. The previous record at the par-71 Bay Course was 266, set in 1984 by Sandy Lyle and tied in 1988 by Bob Gilder.
March 29, 1991 |
Bob Tway slipped into the lead and the heralded Europeans slipped back into the pack in the first round of the Players Championship. "A strange game," Tway said Thursday. He was talking about a chip-in for one of his seven birdies in a bogey-free round of 65 over the TPC at Sawgrass, the home course for the PGA Tour. His assessment applied with equal accuracy to the performance of the Europeans Nick Faldo calls "The Big Six."