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Woosnam Says Rankings Skewed

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Daly Makes Big Changes

John Daly is back in the swing of things - again - but shows real promise this time. Photo by Associated Press


Sorenstam, Webb Get Last Shot At Major

Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb, the two most dominant players on the LPGA tour, have done everything except win a major championship this year. Their last chance starts today at …


Johnny’s Quest Begins With Senior Tour Debut

At the ripe age of 50, Johnny Miller is joining the Senior Tour. File/Associated Press


Daly Returns With His Vow To Stay Sober

A trimmed-down John Daly is preparing for a return to PGA competition following a five-week absence that started with his abrupt withdrawal from the U.S. Open. Accompanied by his familiar …


Tiger’s Persona Not The Big Draw

If Tiger Woods needed any education on playing in golf’s birthplace, it came in the cruel wind off the Firth of Clyde and in the measured response of the fans …


Floyd Partial To Location Of 72-Hole Senior Event

Raymond Floyd believes the Tournament Players Championship layout is suited to his game. Floyd, who once dominated the Senior PGA tour, won only once last year. That win came at …


Women’s Tour Looks To Help Older Superstars

The LPGA has a major sponsor lined up and will announce within the next week a series of competitions within regular LPGA events for players over 40 years old, sources …


Juniors To Get Free Tips From Pros

The Athletic Round Table will kick off its annual series of free clinics for junior golfers ages 8 through 17 on June 24 at Liberty Lake Golf Course. The opening …


Daly Signs Lucrative Deal As Comeback Begins

John Daly agreed to a five-year contract to endorse Callaway Golf Co. equipment, less than a month after Wilson Sporting Goods Co. fired the 1995 British Open champion. Financial terms …


Stoneridge Renovations Total $500,000

Stoneridge Country Club, which is open to the public, is undergoing nearly $500,000 worth of renovations that include rebuilding the green on the course’s 17th hole. Workers sodded the green …


Ex-Hockey Player Envisions Second Career

Ken Gustafson is considering a career change, but the longtime local educator hasn’t given up his day job just yet - at least not permanently. Gustafson, 52, has taught locally …


Hangman Survives Another Bout With Flooding

A few wounds from yet another bout with severe flooding this spring are still visible, but Hangman Valley Golf Course was to open this morning on 18 permanent greens. The …


Fuzzy Makes Warm Apology

1. Tiger Woods will select the menu for next year’s Champions Dinner without help from Fuzzy Zoeller. Photo by Associated Press 2. Zoellero


Morgan Is New Star On Senior Tour

Let’s see. The Golden Boys Honor Roll goes something like this … There was Lee Trevino, coming out to get away from the “flat-bellies” and win some Senior PGA Tour …


Pinehurst Zeroes In On U.S. Open Plans

A few longer holes, greens restored to the original size and shape architect Donald Ross had in mind and greens re-seeded with a heat-resistant bent grass has famed Pinehurst No. …


Top Amateurs To Bring Tour Event To Cda Resort

The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course once again is a featured stop on this year’s Amateur Golf Tournaments Tour, which gives amateur golfers willing to shell out upwards of $1,100 …


Fairways To Try All-Day Greens Fees

The Fairways at West Terrace golf course will experiment this year with all-day greens fees instead of the traditional 18-hole rate, said head professional John Durgan. Under the new pricing …


Top Professionals Will Bid To Represent U.S.

The Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf announced its U.S. field this week with the strongest grouping in that region in the three-year history of the event. The U.S. competition …


Sorenstam Burns Courses, Not Her Meals

Annika Sorenstam is a threat to win for the second time in her second outing of the year this weekend in the Los Angeles area. Photo by Associated Press


Pro Classic Heads To The Creek At Qualchan

The Pro Classic, Spokane’s annual two-day affair with selected members of the Senior Professional Golf Association Tour, is on the move once again. Both the venue and dates of this …


Woods Gives Incentive To His Rivals

Perhaps there have been years that were as eventful for the sport of golf as last year was, but certainly not within the last three decades or so. And the …


Woods Plans A Trip To Mother’s Homeland

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Top Young Players Add Life To Expanded Lpga Tour

Perhaps lost in all the attention surrounding 20-year-old sensation Tiger Woods’ debut on the PGA Tour was the phenomenal season of the LPGA Tour. Karrie Webb became the first professional …


Daly Heads For The Buffet, Bypasses Bar

For all you John Daly-watchers out there wondering just how the combination of barley, malt and hops works with birdies and bogeys, here is the latest: Daly said he isn’t …


Scott Joins Meadowwood

Bob Scott, the head golf professional at Liberty Lake Golf Course the past five years, will take over as the head pro at nearby MeadowWood Golf Course next March. Scott, …


Renovations Upgrade Idaho Courses

Two of North Idaho’s most popular public golf courses have resumed normal operations after undergoing extensive facelifts the past year or so. Avondale on Hayden, located on the shores of …


Post Falls Man Half-Foot Short Of Big Prize

Paul Tilton learned a cruel lesson recently about the depth of wisdom behind the golfer’s lament of “Never up, never in.” Tilton, from Post Falls, had a chance to make …


Meadowwood Pro Walker Will Retire

Spokane is about to lose another of its most popular golf professionals. Kaye Walker has announced he will step down as the head pro at MeadowWood Golf Course at the …


Tiger One Step Closer To Third Amateur Title

Chip-in birdie at Pumpkin Ridge pumps up Tiger Woods. Photo by Associated Press