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.
February 4, 1988 |
Greg Norman, Bernhard Langer and Jack Nicklaus make their first appearance on the PGA Tour this year when they begin play today in the $700,000 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The tournament, which is worth $70,000 to the winner, returns Johnny Miller as its defending champion. Miller will play along with his son, John, Jr., 17, for the first time. Nicklaus, golf's career leading money winner, did not play in the first three tour events this year. Tom Watson, golf's No.
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.