July 2, 2012 |
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.
October 15, 2012 |
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.
May 8, 2015 |
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.
September 28, 2004 |
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.
February 26, 2007 |
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.
January 5, 2003 |
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.
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 13, 2013 |
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.
June 8, 2012 |
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.
February 9, 2013 |
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Brandt Snedeker goes into the weekend at Pebble Beach with another chance to win, this time without golf's biggest stars in his way. He played bogey-free at tough Spyglass Hill on Friday for a 4-under 68 to gain a share of the lead with Ted Potter Jr. in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Both were at 8-under 134. Snedeker leads the FedEx Cup standings without having won a tournament. He was runner-up the last two weeks - 4 shots behind Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines, and then 4 shots behind Phil Mickelson in the Phoenix Open.