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.
April 8, 2010 |
Michael Watson snap-hooked a drive on the 13th hole at Augusta National on Sunday but didn't mind one bit. It was all part of the plan. Tom Watson's son — and the caddie for his dad's scintillating 67 on Thursday — had girlfriend Beth Lindquist accompany him to help find his ball, which landed on a grassy area near the creek to the left of the 13th fairway. That's where she came upon a diamond in the rough. Michael got down on one knee, proposed, and the family celebrated that night with dinner at a French restaurant.
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.
April 12, 1997
Pairings and start times for today's third round of the Masters: 7:45 a.m. Duffy Waldorf, Tom Lehman 7:54 a.m. Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk 8:03 a.m. Mark O'Meara, Corey Pavin 8:12 a.m. Stuart Appleby, Craig Stadler 8:21 a.m. Clarence Rose, Willie Wood 8:30 a.m. Sam Torrance, Jumbo Ozaki 8:39 a.m. Ben Crenshaw, Fuzzy Zoeller 8:48 a.m. Frank Nobilo, Steve Elkington 8:57 a.m. Lee Westwood, Scott McCarron 9:06 a.m. Fred Funk, Larry Mize 9:15 a.m. Jack Nicklaus, Mark Calcavecchia 9:24 a.m.
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.