June 22, 2011
For more than a decade, West Chester-born Jim Furyk hosted the Exelon Invitational at various area golf courses to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. On Tuesday, he hosts the inaugural PGA Tour Celebrity Server night at Morton's Steakhouse in King of Prussia, with proceeds benefiting the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year will be in town for next week's AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club. Joining him at Morton's will be his caddie, Mike "Fluff" Cowan, and PGA Tour players Webb Simpson (who just tied for 14th at the U.S. Open)
August 31, 2015 |
Haverford School lost 22 players to graduation, including workhorse rusher Phil Poquie, but the cupboard is far from bare for 11th-year coach Mike Murphy. The defending Inter-Ac League champs return five starters on both sides of the ball, including four first-team all-league picks: offensive lineman Brian Denoncour (6-foot-3, 270 pounds), multipurpose standout Dox Aitken, offensive lineman and linebacker Frank Cresta, and linebacker Mickey Kober. The main targets for Fords quarterback Kevin Carter, who passed for 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns last season, are Aitken and Micah Sims.
May 4, 2011 |
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - All right, so Alexis Thompson fell short last weekend in trying to become the youngest player in LPGA history to win a tournament on the tour. She has about two years left to own the distinction. One figures with her power and talent, an LPGA Tour win isn't too far away for the 16-year-old Floridian. Thompson, who was tied for the 54-hole lead in the Avnet LPGA Classic in Mobile, Ala., shot a 78 on Sunday - when she was 16 years, 2 months and 21 days old - to finish in a tie for 19th, 9 strokes behind winner Maria Hjorth.
May 3, 2012 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The only questions Tiger Woods fielded before his next tournament came from his fans. Instead of a news conference before this week's Wells Fargo Championship, Woods answered 19 questions Monday in a 15-minute video posted on his website. The questions were submitted through Facebook and Twitter. The timing of the decision was peculiar. Woods is coming off his worst performance ever at the Masters, a tie for 40th in which he finished 15 shots behind and was roundly criticized for kicking his 9-iron in disgust in the second round after a poor tee shot on the par-3 16th hole.
August 3, 2011
Tiger Woods is back on a PGA Tour golf course for the first time in nearly three months after an injury layoff. Woods returns this week at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, and he wasted little time on Tuesday at Firestone. He was on the practice range just as the sun was starting to rise, playing nine holes accompanied by swing coach Sean Foley . On the bag is Bryon Bell , his childhood friend. Woods announced two weeks ago that he had fired Steve Williams , his caddie of 12 years.
June 10, 2011 |
Sean O'Hair wrapped up the description of his good- but-not-good-enough performance in the U.S. Open sectional qualifying competition by saying, "Clearly, it's disappointing. " He added ruefully, "Then again, this year's been nothing but disappointing. " O'Hair, of West Chester, is going through his most frustrating year since joining the PGA Tour in 2005. He has missed eight cuts in 14 tour events this year, and his world ranking has fallen to 89. With only two top-20 finishes, he is 128th on the FedEx Cup points list and needs to make a move soon to firm up a spot for the playoffs starting in August.
August 12, 2013 |
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - It was another day at the PGA Championship, and another frustrating walk around Oak Hill Country Club for Tiger Woods, who assuredly will come up empty again for an 18th straight major. Woods bogeyed two of his first three holes Saturday and made nothing happen after that. His 3-over-par 73 left him at 4-over 214, tied for 48th place and 13 strokes behind 54-hole leader Jim Furyk. "It was hard for me," Woods said. "I didn't play very well today. I didn't hit it very good, didn't make anything, kept blocking every putt.
May 17, 2011 |
For Sean O'Hair, the last few weeks have been fraught with drama. But after recording his best finish of 2011 at The Players Championship, the West Chester resident hopes the only drama involving him from now on comes when he puts himself in position on Sundays for a PGA Tour victory. O'Hair, 28, closed Sunday with an even-par 72 on the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course to tie for 19th place at 7-under 281. The $107,000-plus he pocketed was just $40,000 less than the amount he had won in his previous 10 tournaments combined.
September 21, 2015 |
Jake McCain was slowed in the early going of the nonleague contest Saturday afternoon against Bishop Shanahan with a slight case of dehydration. "The heat got to me a little bit and then I drank too much water on the sideline," the senior running back and middle linebacker said. Thankfully for Penn Charter, McCain was his usual bullish self down the stretch. He helped the injury- and illness-depleted Quakers put together a 19-play, 88-yard drive over the final 11 minutes of the game to run down the clock and turn back the Eagles, 19-12, in their first game at the school's new turf field.
June 27, 2011 |
When Justin Rose saw Aronimink Golf Club for the first time last year, he felt his best approach was, in his terms, to "take what you can get. " He got plenty. He set a course record of 64 in the second round of the AT&T National, grabbed a 5-stroke lead with nine holes to play, and held off a charge by Ryan Moore to capture the tournament by 1 shot for his second PGA Tour win in the span of about a month. "If there's one thing about not having played a golf course before, you come into it with no preconceived notions," Moore said earlier this month in a conference call with reporters.