August 5, 1993 |
The disqualification of Chip Richter, the third-round leader, from last week's Pennsylvania Amateur Championship was proof that even the best players casually violate the Rules of Golf without realizing it. Richter's breach of the rules came on the third hole of the final round when he misidentified a regular water hazard (yellow stakes and markings) for a lateral water hazard (red stakes and markings). He had reached the fourth green when the violation was uncovered, and he was disqualified.
April 14, 2013 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - U.S. Golf Association rules were applied by Augusta National Golf Club in assessing Tiger Woods a 2-stroke penalty for an illegal drop in Friday's second round. The setup Woods hit his third shot into the water in front of the 15th green. After a 1-stroke penalty for losing the ball in a hazard, his next shot would be his fifth. The infraction Under rule 27-1, Woods' options included: Play the shot as near as possible to the spot from which the original ball was last played (Rule 20-5)
October 8, 2004 |
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Austin Eaton III of New London, N.H., defeated Josh Dennis of Birmingham, Ala., 1 up, yesterday to win the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Sea Island Golf Club. Eaton and Dennis were all square going to the 36th hole. Dennis, who had pushed his drive into a water hazard, conceded the match when he failed to hole a bogey putt. European Tour ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Graeme McDowell matched a course record with a 10-under 62 on the famed Old Course to take the first-round lead in the Dunhill Links Championship.
October 17, 1991 |
YOUR CHEATIN' HEART Don't kid yourself that you're doing your spouse a favor by having an affair. The thesis that extramarital loving can revive intra-marital loving doesn't hold water, psychologist Judith F. Slater writes in Lear's magazine. "While (an affair) may begin as an attempt to solve a problem, it can easily become the overwhelming problem. " A PRESSURE SITUATION Sorry, but moderate exercise alone does not appear to lower blood pressure enough for it to be a reasonable alternative to antihypertension medicines, says a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
May 30, 2011 |
DALLAS - Rookie Keegan Bradley clinched his maiden PGA Tour title with a playoff victory over fellow American Ryan Palmer at the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday. Bradley triumphed with a par at the first extra hole, the difficult par-four 18th, where Palmer bogeyed after hitting his second shot into water at the TPC Four Seasons Resort. PGA of America LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Tom Watson summoned up some of his old major magic, holing a three-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat David Eger in the Senior PGA Championship.
July 25, 1988 |
Mark Brooks birdied the second hole in a sudden-death playoff yesterday to defeat Dave Barr in the $700,000 Greater Hartford Open in Cromwell, Conn. The playoff was set up when Brooks, who had made an eagle on the 12th hole and a birdie on No. 15 to go to 16 under par, bogeyed the 16th to fall back into a three-way tie with Barr and Joey Sindelar. Sindelar hit into the water and double-bogeyed the first playoff hole, No. 16, to fall out of the playoff. After his second shot fell short on the par-4, 399-yard 17th hole, Barr - using a lefthanded stance - made a miraculous chip from the edge of a water hazard to get close to the pin. But the Canadian's shot went for naught when Brooks, who shot a 69 in regulation play, made his five-foot putt to earn the $126,000 winner's check.
May 11, 2009 |
Henrik Stenson was famous for reasons he never imagined. Two months ago, he was best known as the Swede who stripped down to nothing but his underwear and a golf glove while playing from a water hazard at Doral. Out of curiosity, he searched the Internet and found 143 articles, more news than he ever got for his game. "I guess I got as much attention off that thing as from my results the last 10 years," he said. His golf was all the rage yesterday at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. With a final round that was close to perfect, Stenson was the only player to keep bogeys off his card on his way to a 6-under 66 that gave him a four-shot victory, the 10th of his career.
November 12, 2005 |
Julie Karcher scored two second-half goals to lead the West Chester women's soccer team into the championship game of the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional yesterday with a 2-0 win over Adelphi at West Chester. The Golden Rams (19-1-2) will meet visiting New Haven at noon tomorrow. Karcher set a West Chester record for goals in one season with 20. She broke the mark of 19 by Heather Allgyer, who did it in both 1997 and 1999. Point guard Rashid Bey, a two-time Big Five MVP, will be inducted into the St. Joseph's men's basketball Hall of Fame tonight.
October 1, 1995 |
Fred Funk, fighting for a berth in next month's Tour Championship and looking for his second victory of the year, shot a 69 yesterday to tie Steve Stricker after three rounds of the Buick Challenge. Stricker, who led by 2 strokes after the second round, shot an even-par 72 on the Mountain View Golf Course at Callaway Gardens for an 11-under 205 total. John Morse, Loren Roberts, Larry Nelson, Kirk Triplett and Jeff Sluman all were 1 stroke back. Funk took the lead with a six-foot birdie putt on No. 17. Earlier, he had dropped three-foot birdie putts on Nos. 13 and 15. Funk, who coached golf at the University of Maryland for eight years before joining the PGA tour, made a birdie on No. 6, where he knocked in a 20-footer from the fringe.
June 10, 1987 |
There are no whales, castles or one-eyed pirates. No lions or lighthouses, either. Instead there's lots of grass, loads of shrubs and plenty of trees. There's also a waterfall flowing into a lake which someday might be stocked with fish and sprout water lilies. Clearly, this is not your run-of-the-windmill slice of family recreation, or competition - whatever course you choose - that's been around for more than a half-century. In fact, it's downright above par. It's a plush, snazzy miniature golf course being built on City Avenue west of 77th Street, in Overbrook Park.