November 24, 2007 |
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- It only seems as if Fred Couples has played in every Skins Game. "For me, this is the only tournament I play in, so I'm thrilled to get a sponsors' invite," said Couples, whose many titles include "King of the Skins." Couples, defending champion Stephen Ames, Masters champion Zach Johnson and Brett Wetterich will compete over the weekend for $1 million in the LG Skins Game. The made-for-TV event will be played for the 25th time, and it will be Couples' 14th appearance.
August 7, 2007
No one has top-10 finishes in all three majors in 2007, but Tiger Woods and Justin Rose have come the closest. Here is a look at the players who have performed the best in this year's major championships, with the fourth and final major, the PGA Championship, beginning Thursday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. (T-tie; MC-missed cut). *--* Masters U.S.
February 20, 2013 |
It's not often you get to write this about golf: The first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship was suspended Wednesday because of snow in Marana, Ariz. Competitors will try to continue play tomorrow, weather permitting. "Yes yes the greens are covered in snow in Arizona. Wow it was freezing out there,” golfer Ian Poulter tweeted. Several matches were underway when the snow began to fall. How much snow? Enough for caddies to start a snowball fight, which they did to the delight of the sparse crowd in attendance.
July 20, 2012 |
The trickle-down from the Pac-12 Conference's new television deal is already being felt at UCLA, which has invested heavily in a football staff. Head coach Jim Mora received a five-year, $11.235-million deal. Rick Neuheisel, fired in December, received a five-year, $6.25-million contract in 2008. Athletic department officials expect to take in $17.6 million this year from television contracts, multimedia rights and apparel sales. The Pac-12 agreed to a $3-billion television deal with Fox and ESPN.
June 19, 2007 |
Andy Schlafly was appalled. He was teaching a history class to home-schooled teens and one student had just turned in an assignment that dated events as "BCE," before the common era -- rather than "BC," before Christ. "Where did that come from?" he demanded. Her answer: "Wikipedia." At that, Schlafly knew he had to act. In his mind, the popular online encyclopedia -- written and edited by self-appointed experts worldwide -- was riddled with liberal bias.
July 19, 2012 |
The folks in Grambling, La., weren't celebrating the day Joe Paterno became the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history. Paterno surpassed longtime Grambling State University coach Eddie Robinson on the all-time wins list less than two weeks before being fired amid the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. Now the city of Grambling is fighting to have Robinson's record restored. City attorney Pamela Breedlove has filed a request to the NCAA infractions committee asking it to vacate some of Joe Paterno's 409 victories.
August 22, 2006 |
He waited until Monday morning to make his choices, but U.S. captain Tom Lehman selected Stewart Cink and Scott Verplank with his two captain's picks to fill out his 12-player Ryder Cup team. The selection of Cink, who tied for 24th in the PGA Championship, wasn't much of an upset because he ranked 12th on the points list, but Verplank missed the cut at Medinah Country Club and was 20th on the points list. Lehman ranked 19th.
October 3, 2010 |
RYDER CUP RESULTS Sunday's completion of third session, two foursomes (alternate shots) and four four-balls (best ball) Europe 9½, USA 6½ Notes: USA led going into the session, 6-4. Competition will end Monday with 12 singles matches. USA needs 7½ more points to retain Cup, Europe needs 5 to win it back. MATCH RESULTS, FOURSOMES Luke Donald-Lee Westwood, Europe beat Steve Stricker- Tiger Woods, 6 and 5. Notes: This was Woods' most lopsided Ryder Cup loss.
April 2, 2006 |
About the only question left for the final round of the BellSouth Classic is whether Phil Mickelson can make history. The defending champion had five consecutive birdies on the front nine at Duluth, Ga., en route to a five-under-par 67 Saturday and an eight-stroke lead at 21-under 195. It could have been even better, but he closed with a double bogey to finish four strokes off the best 54-hole total on a par-72 course in PGA Tour history -- Gay Brewer's 25-under 191 in the 1967 Pensacola Open.
April 3, 2006 |
Phil Mickelson completed his wire-to-wire BellSouth Classic victory Sunday with a final-round 65 at Duluth, Ga. Mickelson finished with a 28-under-par 260 -- a tournament record and a personal best -- one stroke shy of the best 72-hole total for a par-72 course in PGA Tour history. The tournament's previous low had been 265, achieved by Andy Bean (1979) and Dave Barr (1987). Mickelson's previous low 72-hole total in any tournament was 262 in the 2004 Bob Hope Classic.