August 12, 2010 |
Sergio Garcia went ballistic Thursday after blasting out of a greenside bunker during a bogey-bogey-bogey stretch. He slammed his wedge into the bunker five times, then threw the club at his bag, leaving caddie Gary Matthews to clean up his mess. The former No. 2 player in the world has slumped since suffering a broken heart at the hands of Morgan-Leigh Norman — daughter of Greg — in the spring of 2009. "It hurt," he said. Garcia announced last weekend that he will take a two-month break after the PGA Championship, bypassing the FedEx Cup events and the Ryder Cup. "I need to miss the game a little bit," he said.
March 30, 2007 |
Stuart Appleby was back on top of the leaderboard at the Houston Open on Thursday with the same first-round score that propelled him to a six-shot victory last year. He wasn't as excited about his six-under-par 66 this time, because he knows he isn't playing as well as he was a year ago. Kevin Sutherland and rookie Johnson Wagner, who was born in Amarillo, also shot 66s to share the first-round lead.
October 9, 2003 |
Stuart Appleby didn't run out of birdies Wednesday -- he ran out of holes. Appleby birdied the last six holes for a 10-under 62 and a share of the lead with Steve Flesch after the first round of the PGA Tour's Las Vegas Invitational. Flesch, who like Appleby played the Southern Highlands course, birdied his first five holes. He finished with 11 birdies. Dan Forsman and Craig Barlow also shot 62s, but did it at the par-71 TPC at the Canyons course.
May 13, 2005 |
Stuart Appleby, without a top 10 since winning the first tournament of the year, birdied his first two holes and kept right on rolling Thursday to a seven-under-par 63 on the TPC at Las Colinas, giving him a one-shot lead over John Daly, Ernie Els and Brett Wetterich in the Byron Nelson Championship at Irving, Texas. Els showed not much has changed since winning by a career-high 13 shots two weeks ago in Shanghai, playing with Vijay Singh and without a bogey on the TPC course for a 64.
October 12, 2003 |
Stuart Appleby made three straight birdies on the back nine Saturday at the TPC at Summerlin and shot a six-under 66 for a one-shot lead after the fourth round of the Las Vegas Invitational. Appleby, seeking his first PGA Tour win since 1999, is at 28-under 259 heading into today's final round of the 90-hole tournament. Steve Flesch, who started the day in a tie for the lead with Scott Verplank, shot 68 and is a stroke behind Appleby at 260.
January 9, 2006 |
Stuart Appleby had to go an extra hole to make it three in a row Sunday at the Mercedes Championships, making a birdie on the par-five 18th hole to force a playoff against Vijay Singh, then winning on the same hole with a bunker shot that nearly went in. Appleby joined Gene Littler in 1955-57 as the only players to win the winners-only tournament three consecutive times.