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January 8, 1986 | By JOE GREENDAY, Daily News Sports Writer
Somewhat like the fight manager who did not know when to throw in the towel, the PGA Tour went on relentlessly last year, with no apparent end. And it started the new year in the same perplexing manner, with no clear-cut beginning. Once upon a time, the tour took a break around Thanksgiving and came back fresh in mid-January to show off those Hollywood stars with golf swings out of a Keystone Kops movie. That is not the case anymore. It has now become proper for touring pros, with blessings of the PGA, to seek out events whenever and wherever sponsors shell out the the loot.
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January 14, 2013 | Associated Press
HONOLULU - Russell Henley became the first PGA Tour rookie in 10 years to win his debut with a record-setting performance Sunday in the Sony Open. Tied for the lead with fellow rookie Scott Langley to start the final round, Henley seized control from the start with a birdie on the first hole. And then he really poured it on at the end of the round. Henley birdied his last five holes to close with a 7-under-par 63 for a 3-shot win over Tim Clark. Henley finished at 24-under 256. It was the second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament in PGA Tour history, 1 shot behind Tommy Armour III at the Texas Open in 2003.
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October 22, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
WINNING ON the PGA Tour is what Tommy Gainey dreamed about when he held a job wrapping insulation around hot water tanks, when he was playing more mini-tours than he can remember, when he was taking part in a Golf Channel reality series where he was best known as the guy wearing two gloves. "Two Gloves" never imagined his first win would unfold the way it did Sunday at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga. Seven shots behind going into the final round of the McGladrey Classic, Gainey came within one putt of a 59, and then had to wait more than 2 hours as David Toms, Jim Furyk and tournament host Davis Love III - who have combined for 49 wins, three majors and 17 Ryder Cup teams - tried to catch him. None of them could.
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June 23, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
John Appleget of Stone Harbor Country Club preserved his first day's lead and won the Susquehanna Valley Open golf tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with a 36-hole par score of 140 yesterday at Susquehanna Valley Country Club in Hummels Wharf, Pa. It was Appleget's first victory on the local pro tour. JUNIOR BOYS Radley Run's Kyle Yerk, who eagled the third and eighth holes, shared the medal prize at 2-over-par 72 with Chris Hoyle of Llanerch Country Club in the qualifying round of the Philadelphia Junior Boys' golf championship on Merion Golf Club's West Course.
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July 21, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
The Walrus still has some bite. Craig Stadler shot a stunning 9-under-par 63 yesterday to come from eight shots behind and win the B.C. Open in Endicott, N.Y., by one stroke over Alex Cejka and Steve Lowery. It was the 13th victory on the PGA Tour for Stadler and his second win in 8 days. He captured the Senior Players Championship last week. "It's like la-la land here the last 2 weeks," said Stadler, who became the first Senior Tour player to win a PGA event. Ray Floyd also won on both tours in 1992, but he was 49 and still on the PGA Tour when he captured Doral.
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December 14, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Prize money on the PGA Tour will go up to a record $180 million in 2001, with an even larger increase anticipated when the tour negotiates a new, four-year television contract in the spring. Also, commissioner Tim Finch-em said yesterday he's confident the tour can work out marketing issues with the player largely responsible for those rising purses - Tiger Woods. "We don't have issues that can't be resolved," Finchem said during a teleconference to discuss the state of the tour.
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July 11, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Tom Sieckmann, who had been winless in four years on the PGA tour and had missed the cut in 13 of 16 events this season, parred the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Mark Wiebe yesterday to win the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic in Williamsburg, Va. Both players made par-saving putts on the first playoff hole, the 427-yard 16th. Wiebe's putt was from 12 feet on the fringe of the green and Sieckmann's from three feet. Wiebe missed a six-footer for par on the next hole, and Sieckmann sank a two-footer.
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April 22, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
FOR ALL THE big moments in Graeme McDowell's career, his resume was short on PGA Tour victories. McDowell relished what he called his first authentic tour win, defeating fellow U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson in a playoff at the RBC Heritage on Sunday in Hilton Head Island, S.C. McDowell has been at the center of some of golf's biggest moments, from his rousing triumph at Pebble Beach in 2010 to capturing the winning point for Europe in that year's...
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July 3, 2013 | Associated Press
The PGA Tour said Monday it would follow a new rule that bans the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, but requested a temporary reprieve for those who play the game for fun. The announcement Monday after a PGA Tour board meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., is the final piece of confirmation from a major golf organization for Rule 14-1b, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2016, when the next Rules of Golf is published....
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March 13, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
JOHN DALY has taken a swing at the PGA Tour's drug-testing policy. Daly, on his radio show, "Hit It Hard With John Daly" on Sirius/XM, said the Tour notifies players before they will be tested, given them time to clean up their act. "It's not random; it's a big a joke," Daly said. "This whole drug testing is a joke. " Daly said he expects to be tested before this week's Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla. "I know when I'm getting drug tested," he said.
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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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April 8, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mark O'Meara purely struck a rescue club at the difficult par-3 fourth hole at Augusta National Golf Club to within nine feet of the hole. Then it was Tiger Woods' turn. With some in the gallery telling their friends, "Bet you Tiger doesn't get it inside O'Meara," Woods put a pristine swing on a 3-iron and the ball did indeed stop closer to the hole. Woods turned to the gallery, removed his cap and bowed deeply as he drank in the applause. And yes, he sank the birdie putt.
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April 6, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
I worry about golf. Not about how poorly I play it, but about the state of the game that a par-seeking poet once wrote "fills our souls with feelings of life. " One of the many cruelties of aging is having to watch familiar institutions, particularly those that were so powerful we couldn't imagine their demise, shrivel up and sometimes disappear. The post office, newspapers, department stores - all are among the many civic pillars crumbling in an age when everything is available via cellphone apps.
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March 13, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
JOHN DALY has taken a swing at the PGA Tour's drug-testing policy. Daly, on his radio show, "Hit It Hard With John Daly" on Sirius/XM, said the Tour notifies players before they will be tested, given them time to clean up their act. "It's not random; it's a big a joke," Daly said. "This whole drug testing is a joke. " Daly said he expects to be tested before this week's Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla. "I know when I'm getting drug tested," he said.
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March 6, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 2018 BMW Championship, a playoff event on the PGA Tour, is on its way to Aronimink Golf Club after the club's membership voted unanimously Wednesday to approve hosting the tournament. While there are no dates set as yet for the tournament, it traditionally has been the penultimate event of the tour's FedEx Cup playoffs in mid-September. The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings compete in the tournament. The contestants who are in the top 30 of the standings at the conclusion of the event move on to the season-ending Tour Championship, which will pay the Cup champion $10 million this year.
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February 21, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The thought - once the AT&T National, a PGA Tour event hosted by Tiger Woods, left Aronimink Golf Club for the last time in 2011 - was that the Newtown Square facility wouldn't entertain another professional golf tournament unless it was a major championship. But when the tour contacted Aronimink last fall and asked club officials their degree of interest in hosting the third of four annual FedEx Cup playoff events, the BMW Championship in 2018, president Steven Zodtner said his immediate reaction was: "Let's talk.
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February 13, 2015
THE PROBLEM for Tiger Woods is not the fall. It is the reasons why most people believe the fall happened. On the surface, Woods has enough surgical scars to support the fact that his fall from the No. 1 golfer in the world to one who is now struggling to hold on to his PGA career is health-related. Over the last few years, Woods has dealt with a variety of injuries to his neck, knee, Achilles' tendon, elbow and back. Last spring, Woods had microdiscetomy surgery on his back.
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February 9, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the afternoon of June 7, 1950, the story of African American golf was being played out silently but powerfully by two black men at a pair of Philadelphia-area courses. That story, with its themes of exclusion, prejudice, and resourcefulness, was sadly familiar in mid-20th century American sports. At the tony Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, where the 1950 U.S. Open would commence the following day, Howard Wheeler began his final practice round alone. None of his competitors, all of them white, would partner with the black entrant.
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