July 1, 2006 |
With puddles in the fairway and swamps in the rough, the trick was to find high ground at Newport (R.I) Country Club. Annika Sorenstam set her sights even higher yesterday in the first round of the U.S. Women's Open, and wound up in surprisingly strange territory. With her trademark consistency that had been missing the last 4 months, and the lone birdie of the first round on the ninth hole, Sorenstam shot a 2-under 69 to join a four-way tie for the lead with Se Ri Pak, Pat Hurst and 19-year-old amateur Jane Park.
July 1, 2002 |
Len Mattiace had played very well at the St. Jude Classic, yet he started the final round so far back he didn't bother checking a leaderboard. That turned out to be a very wise decision. Mattiace won for the second time this year as he rallied from a seven-stroke deficit by shooting a 7-under-par 64 yesterday to win the St. Jude Classic, in Memphis, Tenn., by a stroke. He pulled off the largest come-from-behind victory since Davis Love III rallied from seven down in 2001 to win at Pebble Beach.
May 18, 2014 |
IRVING, Texas - Brendon Todd birdied his final two holes Friday to take a 2-stroke lead after two rounds at the Byron Nelson Championship. The birdies at Nos. 17 and 18 wrapped up a 6-under 64 and put Todd alone atop the crowded leaderboard at 8-under 132. Among eight players at 6 under were Martin Kaymer, The Players Championship winner Sunday, and Paul Casey after his record back nine. Casey was over par before matching the PGA Tour record for the best score on a back nine, an 8-under 27 with six birdies and an eagle.
April 7, 2010
Today: ESPN, 3-5 p.m., par-3 contest Tomorrow: ESPN, 4-7:30; 8-11, replay Friday: ESPN, 4-7:30; 8-11, replay Saturday: CBS, 3:30-7 Sunday: CBS, 2-7 ON THE WEB Masters.com will have live daily coverage of a featured group; Amen Corner (holes 11, 12, 13 at 11:45 a.m.-7 p.m.); and holes 15 and 16 (3-4 p.m. tomorrow; 10:45 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). ON PHILLY.COM For an updated leaderboard and live scoring updates, go to: philly.com/masters
April 7, 2013 |
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Inbee Park opened a 3-stroke lead in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, twice hitting to 21/2 feet to set up back-nine birdies in a bogey-free round. The 24-year-old South Korean shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to reach 12 under at Mission Hills, putting her in position for her second major title and second victory of the year. She won the 2008 U.S. Women's Open and added her fourth LPGA Tour title in February in Thailand. Lizette Salas, a stroke behind Park entering the round, had a 69 to remain second.
January 18, 2007 |
The leaderboard had Robert Allenby flirting with golf's magic number. It was wrong, an error by the volunteer keeping his unofficial score. Allenby's 9-under 63 yesterday still was good enough to give him a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Palm Desert, Calif. The leaderboard initially had him finishing with a 60, which would have been one shot off the PGA Tour record, last done by David Duval in the 1999 Hope. Mark Calcavecchia and Craig Kanada were tied for second at 65. Phil Mickelson made his 2007 debut with a 70, and defending champion Chad Campbell also had a 70. Allenby, who kept his card correctly during the round, chuckled about the scoring mixup.
May 30, 2009 |
From its Ben Hogan trophy room to its status as the longest-running event at its original site, the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Tex., is among the most venerable stops on the PGA Tour. This week, the ol' course is playing like a pitch-and-putt. Steve Stricker shot his second straight 63 yesterday morning, giving him a 14-under-par 126 total that set records for 36 holes and for any consecutive rounds at the Crowne Plaza Invitational - yet was barely enough to top a leaderboard filled with players taking advantage of light wind and pillow-soft greens.
January 27, 2006 |
Coming off one of the longest breaks in his career, Tiger Woods might get another one sooner than he would like. Woods went south on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines, hitting only one fairway and having to scramble for a birdie on his final hole for a 1-under-par 71 yesterday in the Buick Invitational at San Diego. That left him six shots behind Brandt Jobe and Thomas Levet, but he will be around the cut line today playing the South Course, which was four strokes harder.
September 23, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Brandt Snedeker had one of his best rounds of the year, a 6-under 64 Saturday that gave him a share of the lead at the Tour Championship. It could turn out to be a round worth $10 million. Snedeker, in control of his game despite increasing wind at tree-lined East Lake, made a collection of tough putts and used his short game to pick up a couple of other birdies to wind up atop the leaderboard with Justin Rose, who also played bogey-free for a 68. Sunday at East Lake is the final day of the FedEx Cup, and it has never been more up for grabs among so many top players.
June 3, 2006 |
Carl Pettersson would have to consider this a good day. He made five birdies in the 5 hours he spent on the golf course, and had only one milkshake in the 6 hours he spent inside the locker room during a rainy day at the Memorial. The best part of all was that he finished his round yesterday and was atop the leaderboard. Pettersson make up ground quickly after a 6-hour rain delay by playing bogey-free in his round of 5-under-par 67, making him the leader in the clubhouse by two shots with more than two-thirds of the field unable to finish the second round.