June 19, 1993 |
Bernhard Langer found his pursuit of golf's Grand Slam to be a real pain in the neck. Langer, the 1993 Masters champion, woke up Wednesday with a sore neck and thought about withdrawing from the U.S. Open. After an opening 74, he persevered with a 1-over-par 71 yesterday at Baltusrol Golf Club but ended up missing the Open's 36-hole cut after all. "I have about 25 to 30 percent restriction in movement," Langer said. "Whenever I try to make a full turn, my head goes with it. So I'm using a three-quarters backswing the last two days.
June 27, 1987 |
Bernhard Langer rode a hot putter to a second consecutive 65 and a 2- stroke lead over Wayne Levi after yesterday's second round of the $700,000 Greater Hartford Open golf tournament in Cromwell, Conn. Langer, of West Germany, birdied four of his last five holes to pull ahead at 12-under-par 130 after two rounds over the par-71, 6,786-yard Tournament Players Club of Connecticut course. Levi, who shot a 7-under 64 to lead the opening round, started in the afternoon, when a steady rain hurt playing conditions.
April 22, 2013 |
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Graeme McDowell beat Webb Simpson in a playoff to win the RBC Heritage on Sunday. McDowell was 4 shots behind at Harbour Town when the final round started, but he rallied with a 69. His only bogey of the day was on the 72d hole, forcing a playoff. McDowell's approach shot on the extra hole landed about 15 feet away; he two-putted for par. Simpson missed a 10-footer for par. European Tour VALENCIA, Spain - Raphael Jacquelin made a five-foot birdie putt to win a Spanish Open playoff over Maximilian Kieffer on their ninth try at the 18th hole at Parador de El Saler.
March 8, 1987 |
Bernhard Langer overcame a faulty putting stroke to fire a 70 and retain a 2-shot lead yesterday in the rain-delayed third round of the Honda Classic in Coral Springs, Fla. Langer, a West German who hasn't won in the United States since scoring consecutive victories in 1985, completed three trips over the Tournament Players Club at Eagle Trace in 207, 9 under par. "I felt like it was a very long day," said Langer, who played in the last...
July 15, 2012 |
LAKE ORION, Mich. - Bernhard Langer surged into the lead at the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday. Langer shot a 6-under 64 to move to 10 under for the tournament, putting him ahead by 4 strokes. The two-time Masters champion opened with three straight birdies and eight in 12 holes. The 54-year-old Langer had a double bogey at 13 and a bogey at 18 to give the field a glimmer of hope Sunday. Tom Lehman and Corey Pavin were in a five-way tie for second at 6-under 204. Fred Couples moved up the leader board with a 65. He was part of a pack, along with Fred Funk and Jay Haas, that was 5 shots back at the Champion Tour's fourth of five majors.
February 11, 2013 |
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Brandt Snedeker didn't have to take a back seat to anyone at Pebble Beach. A runner-up to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson the last two weeks, Snedeker finished off a command performance Sunday with a 7-under 65 for a 2-shot victory over Chris Kirk in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Snedeker tapped in for par on the 18th hole to finish at 19-under 267, setting the tournament record at Pebble Beach. Kirk closed with a 64, though he never got closer than 2 shots.
December 22, 1991 |
Bernhard Langer tied Paul Azinger for the lead yesterday as howling winds forced scores to soar for the second straight round in the World Championship of golf in Montego Bay, Jamaica. "I imagine everybody is feeling beat up," Azinger said after a late rally produced a third-round 2-over-par 73. "I know I do. This wind just wears you out. It's like a boxer who's been beat up for 11 rounds and he has one more round to go. " A second consecutive day of gale-force winds left the leader board without a single number in red, the color that signifies scores below par for the tournament.
April 12, 1993 |
You make the call. Do you take a calculated risk or choose the conservative and, as it turned out, more controversial route? That was the dilemma Chip Beck faced as he stood over his ball in the 15th fairway at Augusta National, three shots behind Masters leader Bernhard Langer, who already had laid up his second shot in front of the water guarding the green on the par-5 hole. After giving it considerable thought, Beck opted for discretion over valor. But the strategy backfired.
February 18, 2013 |
JOHN MERRICK was a young face in the crowd at Riviera for so many years, dreaming of one day playing the fabled course on the PGA Tour. On Sunday, he did better than that. He won on it. Merrick hit two clutch shots that led to two pars in a sudden-death playoff and won the Northern Trust Open on Sunday in Los Angeles when Charlie Beljan missed a 5-foot par putt on the second extra hole. Merrick, who closed with a 2-under 69, became only the ninth player to make this tournament his first PGA Tour victory.
April 8, 1992 |
Here's a quick glance at some of the central characters in the 85-man field with one man's opinion on the odds to win the Masters tournament, which begins tomorrow. Fred Couples (3-1): Has been on an absolutely unconscious roll since last year's Ryder Cup, but still needs a major to solidify his status as the planet's No. 1 player. Nick Faldo (4-1): Won this event in 1989 and '90. Finally appears to be approaching that form once again. And Europeans have dominated this tournament lately.