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February 13, 1993 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Kite is one of golf's most renowned players. At 43, an age when many careers are winding down, his is ascending. Kite shares the third-round lead of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic with Steve Elkington. They are 18 under par for the 90-hole tournament that concludes Sunday. Kite shot a 64 Friday at Indian Wells for a 54-hole score of 198. Elkington, who had a 63 Thursday at the Palmer course at PGA West, had a 66 at Bermuda Dunes.
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February 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Steve Elkington just can't help himself. Even when he's trying to make a situation right, his attempt seems to have the opposite effect. At least that appears to be the case this week, when the former PGA Championship winner tried clearing up his controversial comments about a gay football player while using a word considered offensive toward another group of people. On Tuesday morning Elkington tweeted a couple of now-deleted comments on Michael Sam, the former Missouri defensive end who came out publicly as gay earlier this month.
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August 15, 2005
Steve Elkington, one shot behind leader Phil Mickelson when the PGA Championship continues today at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., posted the second-best comeback victory in PGA Championship history. Player, Year (Course) Strokes behind JOHN MAHAFFEY, 1978 (Oakmont, Oakmont, Pa.)...7 STEVE ELKINGTON, 1995 (Riviera Country Club)...6 PAYNE STEWART, 1989 (Kemper Lakes, Hawthorn Woods, Ill.)...6 LANNY WADKINS, 1977 (Pebble Beach)...6 BOB ROSBURG, 1959 (Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Minn.).
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February 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Steve Elkington must be feeling pretty good about himself right about now. The 51-year-old former PGA Championship winner appears to be the first famous athlete to make inappropriate comments on Twitter about Michael Sam, the NFL prospect who came out publicly as gay two weeks ago. ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing ..... - Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine....
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October 15, 1995 | From Associated Press
Ernie Els will get a close look at Steve Elkington in today's 36-hole final of the grueling World Match Play Championship at Virginia Water, England. South Africa's Els won, 1-up, in Saturday's 36-hole semifinals over Germany's Bernhard Langer, and Elkington of Australia defeated Costantino Rocca of Italy, 3 and 1, in the other semifinal.
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October 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Steve Elkington bounced back from a pool accident to shoot a seven-under-par 65 Wednesday to share the first-round lead at the Walt Disney World Golf Classic with Corey Pavin and Larry Nelson. Elkington made five consecutive birdies at one point, and Nelson had eight birdies overall to offset his only bogey. Both played opening rounds on the 7,190-yard Magnolia course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., one of three used by the field of 132 pros.
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February 12, 1993 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brett Ogle won the Pebble Beach tournament last week with rounds of 68-68-69-71, 12 under par. He isn't playing here this week, but if he were, those same numbers at the four desert courses would leave him far back in the pack at the end of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Low rounds are commonplace in the Hope and form held up Thursday on another clear, relatively warm day. Curtis Strange emerged as the second-round leader by shooting a 65 at Indian Wells for a 36-hole score of 131, 13 under.
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February 18, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
It was a cold. Then it was a bad cold. Then it was bronchitis. Then it was time to see the doctor. When doctors told Australia's Steve Elkington two years ago that he was allergic to grass, it was nothing to sneeze at. He was, after all, a professional golfer. It was not fair. But at least it was fixable. The good news came in the form of a medical antidote. Doctors told Elkington that two pills a day and two injections once a week would probably clear up his condition.
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August 15, 2005
Steve Elkington, one shot behind leader Phil Mickelson when the PGA Championship continues today at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., posted the second-best comeback victory in PGA Championship history. Player, Year (Course) Strokes behind JOHN MAHAFFEY, 1978 (Oakmont, Oakmont, Pa.)...7 STEVE ELKINGTON, 1995 (Riviera Country Club)...6 PAYNE STEWART, 1989 (Kemper Lakes, Hawthorn Woods, Ill.)...6 LANNY WADKINS, 1977 (Pebble Beach)...6 BOB ROSBURG, 1959 (Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Minn.).
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August 12, 2005 | Thomas Bonk and Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writers
What's the bigger news? Is it that Steve Elkington isn't currently recovering from a viral infection, sinus allergies, shoulder surgery or viral meningitis, or that he shot a two-under-par 68 on opening day at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club? At 42, Elkington's best days might be behind him, but then so are all the physical ailments he has battled through over the years. His last operation was shoulder surgery, for the second time, two years ago when he missed all of the 2003 season.
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April 6, 2002 | From Associated Press
Whatever happened to Steve Elkington? You know, the Aussie who won 10 tournaments during the 1990s, then dropped out of sight? Well, he's not washed up yet. Elkington is in position for his first PGA Tour victory since 1999, reaching the midway point of the BellSouth Classic in Duluth, Ga., on Friday tied for the lead with Phil Mickelson at 11 under par. "I like winning," Elkington said. "I haven't had many opportunities, but I do appreciate them when I get them."
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April 5, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Elkington shot an eight-under-par 64 on Thursday in the opening round of the BellSouth Classic at Duluth, Ga., to take a one-stroke lead over Phil Mickelson. There was a five-way logjam at 66 with Dudley Hart, Thomas Bjorn, Jesper Parnevik, Frank Nobilo and Ian Leggatt. Four of the world's top five players are resting up for the Masters, including No. 1 Tiger Woods, No. 3 Ernie Els, No. 4 David Duval and No. 5 Sergio Garcia.
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August 16, 2001
* Site: Duluth, Ga. * Schedule: Today-Sunday. * Course: Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course (7,213 yards, par 70). * Purse: TBA (2000, $5 million). Winner's share: TBA (2000, $900,000). * Television: TNT (Today-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7:30-10 a.m.) and Channel 2 (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.) * Last year: Tiger Woods successfully defended his title, beating Bob May by a stroke in a three-hole playoff at Valhalla in Louisville, Ky.
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April 10, 2000
278 (-10)--$828,000 Vijay Singh: 72-67-70-69 281 (-7)--$496,800 Ernie Els: 72-67-74-68 282 (-6)--$266,800 Loren Roberts: 73-69-71-69 David Duval: 73-65-74-70 284 (-4)--$184,800 Tiger Woods: 75-72-68-69 285 (-3)--$165,600 Tom Lehman: 69-72-75-69 286 (-2)--$143,367 Davis Love III: 75-72-68-71 Phil Mickelson: 71-68-76-71 Carlos Franco: 79-68-70-69 287 (-1)--$124,200 Hal Sutton: 72-75-71-69 288 (E)--$105,800 Nick Price: 74-69-73-72 Greg Norman: 80-68-70-70 Fred Couples: 76-72-70-70 289
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April 10, 1997 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The azaleas bloomed early at Augusta National this year, so does that mean the drama at the Masters will occur late? Maybe it's going to be different than last year, when Greg Norman needed all of 12 holes in his fourth-round showdown with Nick Faldo to turn a six-shot lead into a two-shot deficit. The only suspense the last six holes gave was who would be the most relieved at the end--Faldo because he had won or Norman because it was over.
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October 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Steve Elkington birdied the first three holes Saturday in a four-under-par 68 that increased his lead to five shots over fellow Australian Steve Rintoul after three rounds of the Buick Southern Open at Pine Mountain, Ga. At the turn, Elkington appeared to be headed to a record-setting lead after 54 holes in a PGA Tour event. He had a nine-shot lead after nine holes, in position to break the mark of eight set by Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal in the 1990 World Series of Golf.
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March 8, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Elkington was almost certain he needed to make par on the 18th hole Sunday to have a chance at winning the Doral-Ryder Open at Miami, which is why he planted his foot into the side of the scoring trailer after his five-foot par putt rimmed out. During the hour he spent in his room watching Ernie Els and Greg Kraft try to catch him, he realized something else that proved to be more accurate. Maybe a bogey on the toughest closing hole on the PGA Tour isn't all that bad.
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