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July 2, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a good career as a Philadelphia-area amateur, Joe Daley worked in the business world before the lure of golf brought him back to the game as a professional, and he toiled for more than 20 years on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. Finally, on a hot day in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, with three former major champions breathing down his neck, Daley kept his emotions under control Sunday and won a major - the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club. Daley, 51, who was born in Chestnut Hill and graduated from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, fired a 2-under-par 68 for a 72-hole score of 14-under 266 and a 2-stroke victory over Tom Lehman.
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October 15, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
FRED FUNK won the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C., for his second Champions Tour title of the year and eighth overall, holing a 2-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Duffy Waldorf by a stroke. The 56-year-old Funk closed with a 3-under 69 on Rock Barn's Jones Course to finish at 15-under 201 and earn $240,000. "I wanted to win here really bad," Funk said. "I've been knocking at the door on this tournament a lot . . . but I was feeling the heat. When you get in contention, you always want to finish it. " Funk had a bogey-free tournament and has gone 60 holes without a bogey since the 13th hole last week in the final round of the SAS Championship.
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May 8, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In undertaking an ambitious project to restore a classic golf course that opened in 1922, officials of the Philadelphia Cricket Club eventually wanted to share it with top players in national competitions. Now, about a year after the club's Wissahickon course reopened following more than six months of restoring greens, bunkers, and the bold features of designer A.W. Tillinghast's original layout, the Cricket Club has three championships on its calendar, including the 2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship, one of five Champions Tour majors, which was announced Wednesday.
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June 9, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
FOR A GOOD PORTION of his Hall of Fame career, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie always seemed to be such an easy target. On and off the golf course. From galleries and media alike. Especially for someone who was one of the planet's best ball-strikers for well over a decade. For many it didn't matter, more so on this side of the Atlantic. To them he was "Mrs. Doubtfire," a nickname he openly despised. Can you blame him? Before the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black on Long Island, a golf magazine famously launched a "Be Nice to Monty" campaign urging the notably loud New York fans to, well, make like it was Ellis Island.
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September 28, 2004 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Peter Jacobsen walked off the 18th green at Atlantic City Country Club and eagerly approached Jeff Adams, director of public relations for the Champions Tour. "You guys working on getting a tournament here?" Jacobsen asked Adams. "That would be awesome. " The Atlantic City Commemorative took place yesterday at the venerable 107-year-old club, kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Champions Tour, formerly known as the Senior PGA Tour. The event also served as a tryout of sorts for the club and its owner, Caesars Entertainment.
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February 26, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
The longest week of his career was behind him. The blue World Golf Championship trophy was at his side. Henrik Stenson soaked it all in by slowly lowering his head on the table and closing his eyes. "I'm too tired to be happy," he said. He played 120 holes in 5 days in the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz., the last 35 yesterday against Geoff Ogilvy in the final that featured five lead changes and countless mood shifts until Stenson made back-to-back birdies for a 2-and-1 victory.
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January 5, 2003 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The first thing to remember about the 50-and-older tour this year is that it's not the Senior Tour anymore. Nobody wants to be a "senior" these days. Sounds old, feels old, gives all those aging baby boomers bad vibes. So, starting this year, the 50-plus circuit is the Champions Tour. Another thing to remember is Hale Irwin. Whether you call him a senior or a champion, Irwin, at 57 past the age when most senior players fade, is coming off a year that saw him swing like Muhammad Ali in his prime and dominate.
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June 30, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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June 13, 2013 | Associated Press
MILLER BARBER, the unique-swinging golfer who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, has died. He was 82. The PGA Tour said yesterday that Barber died Tuesday. The tour didn't provide details of the death. Barber, nicknamed "Mr. X," played in 1,297 tournaments on the PGA Tour and 50-and-over circuit. He won 11 times in 694 PGA Tour starts and added 24 victories in 603 events on the Champions Tour. "We are saddened by the passing of Miller Barber," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.
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June 8, 2012 | Associated Press
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Beatriz Recari, Ryann O'Toole, and Giulia Sergas shot 3-under 69 to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Championship, while defending champion Yani Tseng matched her high score of the year with a 76. The top-ranked Tseng, a 10-stroke winner last year in the major championship, had six bogeys and only two birdies on the narrow Locust Hill Country Club course. "I just couldn't hit a shot, couldn't hit on the green, couldn't hit on the fairway," Tseng said.
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June 9, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
In his younger days, Colin Montgomerie seemed to be a magnet for verbal abuse by people in the galleries who would come to see him play in a major championship or at the Ryder Cup in the United States and try to get under his skin. The barbs got so bad against the Scotsman during one Ryder Cup singles match in 1999 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., that Payne Stewart, his opponent, would point out hecklers to security personnel to have them ejected from the course. Golf Digest later handed out "Be Nice to Monty" buttons in time for the 2002 U.S. Open in the hopes of keeping things calm.
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June 9, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
FOR A GOOD PORTION of his Hall of Fame career, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie always seemed to be such an easy target. On and off the golf course. From galleries and media alike. Especially for someone who was one of the planet's best ball-strikers for well over a decade. For many it didn't matter, more so on this side of the Atlantic. To them he was "Mrs. Doubtfire," a nickname he openly despised. Can you blame him? Before the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black on Long Island, a golf magazine famously launched a "Be Nice to Monty" campaign urging the notably loud New York fans to, well, make like it was Ellis Island.
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May 14, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Bernhard Langer appreciated the support he received in the final round of last month's Masters, not just the standing ovations at Augusta National Golf Club but in calls and texts that people offered, quite a few of which were along the lines of "really pulling for you, one for the old guys. " Still, it didn't take away completely the sting of the result for the two-time Masters champion. Standing 2 strokes behind 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth entering Sunday, the 58-year-old Langer closed with a 79 and wound up tied for 24th.
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April 11, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, STAFF WRITER
AUGUSTA - You know who the folks at the Villages are rooting for. Retirement communities all over the world Sunday afternoon will be tuned to the final round of the Masters, pulling for their 58-year-old contemporary, German ubermensch Bernhard Langer. Langer stood tied for third place after three rounds as he tries to replace Julius Boros as the oldest player to win a major. Boros was 48 when he won the 1968 PGA Championship. Jack Nicklaus was 46 when he won the Masters 30 years ago. "It would be one for the old guys," said Langer.
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May 8, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In undertaking an ambitious project to restore a classic golf course that opened in 1922, officials of the Philadelphia Cricket Club eventually wanted to share it with top players in national competitions. Now, about a year after the club's Wissahickon course reopened following more than six months of restoring greens, bunkers, and the bold features of designer A.W. Tillinghast's original layout, the Cricket Club has three championships on its calendar, including the 2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship, one of five Champions Tour majors, which was announced Wednesday.
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July 19, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meghan Stasi stayed alive Thursday in her quest for an eighth title in the Philadelphia Women's Match Play Championship, sinking an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 1-up semifinal victory over Kelsey Solan on the South course of Wilmington Country Club. Stasi, 36, of Tavistock, won seven consecutive championships from 1999 through 2005. She will take on Emily Gimpel of Whitemarsh Valley in the 36-hole final Friday. Gimpel, 22, the top seed and defending champion, advanced with a 4-and-3 victory over Kerry Rutan of the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
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October 22, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
TOM SERMANNI could have been forgiven for any pangs of nostalgia when facing his old team. His new players, however, had no similar emotional attachment. Lauren Holiday and Carli Lloyd scored in the first half, and the U.S. women's national team overpowered Australia, 4-0, in San Antonio, giving Sermanni a victory in his first match against his former side. "The reality is as a coach, you have to be detached once the game starts," Sermanni said. "We knew it was going to be a difficult game.
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July 14, 2013 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Allen shot a 7-under 63 Friday and broke away from the pack for a 5-stroke lead after the second round of the U.S. Senior Open. Allen was among seven players who shared the first-round lead at 3-under. He birdied five of the first eight holes and eagled the par-5 14th while shooting his best round of the year in hot, breezy conditions at the par-70 Omaha Country Club. Allen's 36-hole lead is the largest in the event's 34-year history. George Forster, the head pro at Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova, shot a 73 for a 3-over-par 143 total and made the 36-hole cut for the first time in a Champions Tour major.
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June 28, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SOUTH KOREA'S Ha-Neul Kim upstaged friend Inbee Park to take the first-round lead at her first U.S. Women's Open in Southampton, N.Y. Kim shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 yesterday at Sebonack to lead Park by a stroke. The top-ranked Park is trying to make history by winning the first three majors of the year. Currently a member of the KLPGA Tour, Kim is a seven-time winner in South Korea. She kept giving herself short birdie putts and making them. Kim birdied her second-to-last hole with daylight waning to claim the lead after Park held it for most of the day with her 67 in the morning session.
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June 24, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
J OURNEYMAN KEN DUKE made a 2 1/2-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole yesterday to beat Chris Stroud at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., and earn his first PGA Tour victory. Stroud had chipped in from 51 feet on the 18th hole to force the playoff. But the 44-year-old Duke made the better approach shot on the second extra hole, bouncing his ball in front of the flag and rolling it close. "I've knocked on the door a lot and here we are," said Duke, who turned pro in 1994.
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