June 30, 2012 |
BETHESDA, Md. - Bo Van Pelt kept bogeys off his card and picked up an extra shot when his wedge spun back into the hole for an eagle on Thursday for the lead in the AT&T National. On a day when the temperature was in the 90s and only seven players managed a score in the 60s, Van Pelt opened with a 4-under 67 on the venerable Blue Course to grab a 1-shot lead over Vijay Singh, Brendon De Jonge and Jimmy Walker, who bogeyed his final hole. Tiger Woods was never under par in the afternoon and opened with a 1-over 72. The AT&T National is inmaryland after two years at Aronimink in Newtown Square in 2010 and 2011.
June 27, 2008 |
Down in the dumps after missing yet another short putt, Pat Hurst played her next seven holes in 6-under par and finished at 6-under 67 for for a share of the lead with Ji Young Oh in the first round of the U.S. Women's Open in Edina, Minn., yesterday. "I wasn't expecting much, and I guess this week I wasn't expecting much," Hurst said. "I just want to go out and play the best I can. I've been hitting the ball really well, just not scoring. If I can keep that flat stick going, it's going to be good.
May 6, 2006 |
Michelle Wie accomplished something in her ancestral homeland she had failed to do in seven previous tries elsewhere: The American teen made the cut at a men's tournament. With huge crowds cheering for the player they cherish as a "big sister," Wie was at 5-under-par 139 after two rounds, tied for 17th (six shots out of the lead) in the Asian Tour's SK Telecom Open in Incheon, South Korea. Wie, 16, shot a 3-under 69 in the second round to make the cut by five strokes. No woman has made the cut on the PGA Tour since Babe Zaharias at the 1945 Tucson Open.
May 26, 2012 |
VIRGINIA WATER, England - Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday after his game disintegrated in spectacular fashion in a second straight errant round at Wentworth, and putting him at risk of losing his No. 1 ranking to Luke Donald. The U.S. Open champion made seven bogeys and two double bogeys in a 7-over 79 to finish 9 over - a massive 21 strokes behind James Morrison, whose superb 64 gave him a 4-shot lead on Donald (68) and first-round coleader David Drysdale (70)
September 21, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Tiger Woods sure didn't look intimidated Thursday in the Tour Championship. Woods kept the ball in play at East Lake and chipped in for one of his six birdies on his way to a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Justin Rose. It was the first step toward what Woods hopes is another FedEx Cup title, and another $10 million bonus. Rory McIlroy, playing with Woods for the fifth time in these playoffs, saved par on the last hole for a 69. The week began with Greg Norman saying that Woods was intimidated by McIlroy, a suggestion that both players found amusing.
September 22, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Jim Furyk, the only American on the Ryder Cup team without a win this year, put himself in position Friday to join them. Furyk made seven birdies through 10 holes at East Lake - including seven 3s to start the round - until he missed a few greens on the back nine that slowed his momentum. He wound up with a 6-under 64, giving him a 1-shot lead over Justin Rose going into the weekend at the Tour Championship. His 7-under 133 gives him an outside shot at the FedEx Cup title and its $10 million bonus.
March 23, 2008 |
Mardy Fish, the world's No. 98-ranked player, stunned No. 1 Roger Federer of Switzerland, 6-3, 6-2, in the Pacific Life Open yesterday in Indian Wells, Calif. Fish, who ended Federer's 41-match streak against Americans (dating from a 2003 loss to Andy Roddick), moved into today's final against Serb Novak Djokovic, who beat defending champ Rafael Nadal of Spain, 6-3, 6-2. Elsewhere: Maria Sharapova pulled out of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla, citing a shoulder injury.
August 11, 2003 |
Davis Love III birdied three of his first four holes yesterday at The International in Castle Rock, Colo., and cruised to his fourth victory of the season. Love led wire-to-wire for his 18th career title. He also vaulted from fourth to first on the PGA Tour's money list with $5.1 million heading into next week's PGA Championship. "Obviously, the first two rounds set the tournament up for me," said Love, who compiled a tournament-record 36 points after 36 holes. "All I had to do was play good on the weekend and not make any big mistakes.
April 10, 2011 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson again found no magic in his putter during Saturday's third round of the Masters and fell back to 9 strokes behind 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy, but he didn't give up hope of repeating as champion. "On Sunday, a lot can happen," Mickelson said after a 71 left him in a tie for 18th place at 213. "I'm not going to count myself out. I'm going to go out [later Saturday] and do whatever work I need to give myself the best round, a hot round [Sunday]
March 1, 2009 |
Greg Biffle was caught speeding on pit road, had another bad stop, and ran out of gas while leading - twice. Biffle overcame all the miscues yesterday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to snap his 76-race winless streak, capturing the Sam's Town 300 race partly because almost every other driver had similar issues while leading. "It was definitely not short of action," said Biffle, who last won a Nationwide Series race at California in February 2008. Carl Edwards, his teammate, surged into the lead for a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish, but Biffle was able to regain the gas pressure and snatch the lead back from Edwards, who finished second.