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April 9, 2013 | Associated Press
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Inbee Park doubled her lead to 6 strokes on the opening hole Sunday and ran away with the Kraft Nabisco Championship for her second major title. The 24-year-old South Korean player closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 15 under, 4 strokes ahead of So Yeon Ryu at Mission Hills. Park celebrated the victory with the traditional leap into Poppie's Pond, and jumped from fourth to second in the world. South Korean players have won three straight majors and Asians have won eight in a row.   PGA Tour SAN ANTONIO - Scotland's Martin Laird outdueled Rory McIlroy with a spectacular final-round 63 to win the Texas Open by two shots over the world No. 2. Laird started the day 5 shots behind leader Billy Horschel, but he vaulted into the mix with five birdies on his front nine.
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March 28, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. - Martin Laird of Scotland went from shocking collapse to unlikely champion Sunday at Bay Hill. Three shots behind with four holes to play, Laird made birdies and two clutch pars to close with a 3-over 75 and become the first European winner in the 33-year history of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. On a day of survival, it turned into a revival for Laird. The 75 was the highest final round ever by a Bay Hill champion, and it took Laird's best golf to do that. He also needed some help from Steve Marino, who lost the lead with a double bogey from a plugged lie in the bunker on the par-3 17th.
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May 12, 2012 | Associated Press
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Ian Poulter ran off four birdies around the turn and Martin Laird was the only player without a bogey on his card. That was enough for them to share the lead Thursday in The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass. Poulter birdied all of the par 5s on his way to a 7-under 65. Laird played in the afternoon and relied on his putting for some critical par saves to match Poulter. They were a shot ahead of Blake Adams. Phil Mickelson, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday, had a 71. Rory McIlroy hit in the water on the island-green 17th for double bogey and shot even par 72. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods shot a three-over 74. Woods once went nearly eight years without missing the cut. Now he's in danger of missing the cut for the second straight week.
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May 15, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kuchar avoided the big mistakes that slowed so many other contenders - starting with Kevin Na - and kept out of the water on the TPC Sawgrass to close with a 2-under 70 for a 2-shot win in the Players Championship Sunday. Martin Laird made a strong run until a bogey on the 18th left him with a 67 and a four-way tie for second. Rickie Fowler missed an eight-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and shot 70. Ben Curtis and Zach Johnson each had 68. Tiger Woods shot 40 on his front nine and rallied for a 73, at least finishing under par. He tied for 40th, the first time in his career that he has finished no better than 40th in three straight tournaments.
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April 8, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has an infection in his broken left arm, which could keep him sidelined into next season, it was reported on Sunday. The Boston Herald reported that Gronkowski has an infection in the area where a metal plate was installed to repair his left forearm. Doctors will have to wait for the infection to go away to replace the plate, and Gronkowski would need 10 weeks after that to recover, the paper said. ESPNBoston.com also reported the story.
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August 6, 2011 | Associated Press
AKRON, Ohio - Rickie Fowler had eight birdies and an eagle to give himself another shot at winning. Adam Scott did well enough to stay in the lead. PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley got in on the action late. It seemed as if everyone was in contention Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Except for the guy most everyone came to see. On another soft day that was ripe for low scores, Tiger Woods missed a two-foot putt and didn't make enough birdies to atone for his short-game mistakes during a 1-over 71 that left him in the middle of the pack.
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March 27, 2011 | Associated Press
Martin Laird's fortunes rose and fell Saturday at Bay Hill. The only thing that never changed was his name atop the leaderboard in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. Laird finally regained control with a 2-shot swing on the par-5 16th and finished with a 2-under 70 for a 2-shot lead over Spencer Levin going into the final round with high stakes. Six players were separated by 5 shots, a group that does not include Tiger Woods. He traded an eagle and birdies with bogeys and a double bogey on his back nine that sent him to a 74, leaving him 10 shots behind.
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February 25, 2012 | Associated Press
MARANA, Ariz. - Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy suddenly have more at stake than the Match Play Championship. Westwood, who has led 48 of the 49 holes he has played this week, got some revenge against Nick Watney and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-and-2 victory on Friday at Dove Mountain. Watney had eliminated him the last two years. He eliminated Tiger Woods from this year's tournament on Thursday. McIlroy built a 3-up lead at the turn and hung on to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain, 2 and 1. Westwood or McIlroy would go to No. 1 in the world with the title in this World Golf Championship.
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March 28, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
All that stood between Martin Laird and victory at Bay Hill were two putts from just inside 90 feet on the 18th hole, which didn't seem all that long considering what he already had been through yesterday. First came a stunning collapse that took him from a three-shot lead to a three-shot deficit in a span of seven holes. He was three shots behind when he walked off the 14th green, two shots ahead as he headed to the 17th tee. Laird knocked the first putt up to 3 1/2 feet, then jabbed his fist when he rolled in the par putt to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. "That was a hell of a day," Laird said.
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April 9, 2013 | Associated Press
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Inbee Park doubled her lead to 6 strokes on the opening hole Sunday and ran away with the Kraft Nabisco Championship for her second major title. The 24-year-old South Korean player closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 15 under, 4 strokes ahead of So Yeon Ryu at Mission Hills. Park celebrated the victory with the traditional leap into Poppie's Pond, and jumped from fourth to second in the world. South Korean players have won three straight majors and Asians have won eight in a row.   PGA Tour SAN ANTONIO - Scotland's Martin Laird outdueled Rory McIlroy with a spectacular final-round 63 to win the Texas Open by two shots over the world No. 2. Laird started the day 5 shots behind leader Billy Horschel, but he vaulted into the mix with five birdies on his front nine.
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April 8, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has an infection in his broken left arm, which could keep him sidelined into next season, it was reported on Sunday. The Boston Herald reported that Gronkowski has an infection in the area where a metal plate was installed to repair his left forearm. Doctors will have to wait for the infection to go away to replace the plate, and Gronkowski would need 10 weeks after that to recover, the paper said. ESPNBoston.com also reported the story.
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May 15, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kuchar avoided the big mistakes that slowed so many other contenders - starting with Kevin Na - and kept out of the water on the TPC Sawgrass to close with a 2-under 70 for a 2-shot win in the Players Championship Sunday. Martin Laird made a strong run until a bogey on the 18th left him with a 67 and a four-way tie for second. Rickie Fowler missed an eight-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and shot 70. Ben Curtis and Zach Johnson each had 68. Tiger Woods shot 40 on his front nine and rallied for a 73, at least finishing under par. He tied for 40th, the first time in his career that he has finished no better than 40th in three straight tournaments.
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May 12, 2012 | Associated Press
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Ian Poulter ran off four birdies around the turn and Martin Laird was the only player without a bogey on his card. That was enough for them to share the lead Thursday in The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass. Poulter birdied all of the par 5s on his way to a 7-under 65. Laird played in the afternoon and relied on his putting for some critical par saves to match Poulter. They were a shot ahead of Blake Adams. Phil Mickelson, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday, had a 71. Rory McIlroy hit in the water on the island-green 17th for double bogey and shot even par 72. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods shot a three-over 74. Woods once went nearly eight years without missing the cut. Now he's in danger of missing the cut for the second straight week.
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February 25, 2012 | Associated Press
MARANA, Ariz. - Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy suddenly have more at stake than the Match Play Championship. Westwood, who has led 48 of the 49 holes he has played this week, got some revenge against Nick Watney and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-and-2 victory on Friday at Dove Mountain. Watney had eliminated him the last two years. He eliminated Tiger Woods from this year's tournament on Thursday. McIlroy built a 3-up lead at the turn and hung on to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain, 2 and 1. Westwood or McIlroy would go to No. 1 in the world with the title in this World Golf Championship.
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August 6, 2011 | Associated Press
AKRON, Ohio - Rickie Fowler had eight birdies and an eagle to give himself another shot at winning. Adam Scott did well enough to stay in the lead. PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley got in on the action late. It seemed as if everyone was in contention Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Except for the guy most everyone came to see. On another soft day that was ripe for low scores, Tiger Woods missed a two-foot putt and didn't make enough birdies to atone for his short-game mistakes during a 1-over 71 that left him in the middle of the pack.
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August 6, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
RICKIE FOWLER had eight birdies and an eagle to give himself another shot at winning. Adam Scott did well enough to stay in the lead. PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley got in on the action late. It seemed as if everyone was in contention yesterday at the Bridgestone Invitational - except for the guy most everyone came to see. On another soft day that was ripe for low scores, Tiger Woods missed a 2-foot putt and didn't make enough birdies to atone for his short-game mistakes during a 1-over 71 that left him in the middle of the pack.
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March 28, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. - Martin Laird of Scotland went from shocking collapse to unlikely champion Sunday at Bay Hill. Three shots behind with four holes to play, Laird made birdies and two clutch pars to close with a 3-over 75 and become the first European winner in the 33-year history of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. On a day of survival, it turned into a revival for Laird. The 75 was the highest final round ever by a Bay Hill champion, and it took Laird's best golf to do that. He also needed some help from Steve Marino, who lost the lead with a double bogey from a plugged lie in the bunker on the par-3 17th.
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March 28, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
All that stood between Martin Laird and victory at Bay Hill were two putts from just inside 90 feet on the 18th hole, which didn't seem all that long considering what he already had been through yesterday. First came a stunning collapse that took him from a three-shot lead to a three-shot deficit in a span of seven holes. He was three shots behind when he walked off the 14th green, two shots ahead as he headed to the 17th tee. Laird knocked the first putt up to 3 1/2 feet, then jabbed his fist when he rolled in the par putt to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. "That was a hell of a day," Laird said.
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March 27, 2011 | Associated Press
Martin Laird's fortunes rose and fell Saturday at Bay Hill. The only thing that never changed was his name atop the leaderboard in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. Laird finally regained control with a 2-shot swing on the par-5 16th and finished with a 2-under 70 for a 2-shot lead over Spencer Levin going into the final round with high stakes. Six players were separated by 5 shots, a group that does not include Tiger Woods. He traded an eagle and birdies with bogeys and a double bogey on his back nine that sent him to a 74, leaving him 10 shots behind.
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