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Sheehan Heads List Of Safeco Competitors Lpga Tournament Begins Today In Kent

Patty Sheehan is among eight former Safeco champs in this week’s field. Photo by Associated Press

Jones Has Slim Lead In Canadian Open

Steve Jones splashed his way to a par on the last hole Saturday in Montreal to take a one-stroke lead in the Canadian Open over an emotional Greg Norman, who …

Winless Rookie Leads

Tiger Woods blasts out of a sand trap on the 18th hole in the first round of the Bell Canadian Open golf tournament. Photo by Associated Press

Figg-Currier Captures First Lpga Win At Rail Classic

Cindy Figg-Currier made a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Lorie Kane and Kris Tschetter on Monday and win the State Farm Rail Classic, her first …

Ryder Cup Picks On Hold

Seve Ballesteros postponed announcing his two captain’s picks for the European Ryder Cup team until Thursday because of a wrist injury to Miguel Angel Martin. Martin, who hasn’t played since …

Three Share Rail Classic Lead

Helen Dobson, Dana Dormann and Sherri Steinhauer shot 7-under-par 65s to share the first-round lead in the LPGA tour’s Rail Classic at Springfield, Ill. Tina Barrett was one back after …

Daly Starts Slowly

Tiger Woods and his huge gallery were absent from the 30th Greater Milwaukee Open. So was John Daly’s game. Daly shot a 1-over-par 72, six shots off the lead, tied …

Spokane Golfer 7 Strokes Back In Nw Players

Darin Vaughan of Spokane was seven strokes off the lead with a 74 after the first round of the Northwest Players Championship at Sahalee Country Club on Wednesday. Ben Crane …

Woods A ‘Winner’ Even In Defeat Tiger Talks Shop With Palmer As Pair Lose In Charity Event

No one cared about the results when Tigermania and Arnie’s Army joined forces for 18 holes of benefit golf Monday. Tiger Woods, golf’s current sensation at 21 years old, and …

Stretch Of Birdies Rallies Kuchar To Amateur Title

Matt Kuchar won the U.S. Amateur on Sunday, defeating Joel Kribel 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final on Cog Hill Golf and Country Club’s Dubsdread course. Kuchar, a 19-year-old …

Teammates Become Foes At U.S. Am Kribel Swats Bugg, Takes On Fellow Walker Player Elder

Stanford star Joel Kribel routed Jason Bugg 6 and 5 on Friday in the 97th U.S. Amateur Championship to advance to a semi-final match with Walker Cup teammate Brad Elder. …

Hart Passes Superstars

Tiger Woods checks the condition of Barbara Culp, a spectator he hit in the back with the ball on the ninth hole. Photo by Associated Press

Top Amateur Falters

Steve Scott, who blew a five-hole lead to Tiger Woods in the 1996 U.S. Amateur final, shot a 78 and may not qualify for match play when the cut comes …

Couples, Janzen Complete Team U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Kite Adds Veterans To Fill Out Squad For Match Against Europeans

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Kike shows off his team ring. Photo by Associated Press

Cheap Seats


For You, Dad Love Conquers All At Pga To Honor Cherished Father

1. Putting past disappointments behind him, Davis Love III at last finds a major pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Photo by Associated Press 2. Davis Love’s …

Strong Finish Puts Maggert On U.S. Ryder Cup Team


Cheney’s Pence Stands Two Behind In Portland

Todd Pence of Cheney shot a 2-under-par 70 to tie for fifth place, two shots off the pace, after two rounds of the Portland Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge in North …

Webb Takes Control Of Women’s Open

Karrie Webb fired a course-record, 9-under-par 63 Saturday and extended her lead to eight strokes after the third round of the Women’s British Open in Sunningdale, England. Webb eagled the …

Leonard Thrives On Pga Pressure Record 65 Ties Love For Seven-Stroke Lead

Justin Leonard’s control off the tees laid the foundation for a course record Saturday at Winged Foot. Photo by Associated Press

Daly Plays It Straight To The Top Birdie String Brings First-Place Tie With Love

Daly launches his drive on 17. He birdied the last three holes. Photo by Associated Press

Captain Kite Has His Game Flying High


Pga Play Will Decide Ryder Team

As much as Tom Kite wants people not to think of the PGA Championship in Mamaroneck, N.Y., as qualifying school for the Ryder Cup, that’s exactly what it is for …

Defending Champion Will Face Tigermania

Justin Leonard won’t be the center of attention, but he’ll be close after drawing Tiger Woods as a playing partner for the Buick Open. Photo by Associated Press

Norman, Faxon Win

With a rush of six birdies and an eagle in an eight-hole span, Greg Norman and Brad Faxon left no doubt that they are the unchallenged masters of the Fred …

Unknown Calls A Halt To Drought Walker Balances Baby, Birdies To Beat Neumann In Classic

Colleen Walker sinks a birdie putt to seal her victory in Oakville, Ontario. Photo by Associated Press

Shootout Ends In A Shootout As Baird Wins

1. Golfing legend Lee Travino celebrates a perfect pitch shot while the crowd at his Pro Classic clinic follows flight of the ball. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review 2. Ken …

A Classic One-Liner Would Be For City To Meet Bottom Line

Ken Still spent 25 years on the PGA Tour and put in another dozen on the Senior PGA Tour. “Now I’m on the detour,” he joked to Monday’s Pro Classic …

Scoreboard Looks Partial To Leonard This Time, Parnevik Looks Up To See American Pull Away To Win British Open

1. Justin Leonard likes the feel of the British Open trophy. Photo by Associated Press 2. Leonard

Leonard’s Putts Go Just In

1. Justin Leonard tees off on the 18th en route to victory. Photo by Associated Press 2. Jesper Parnevik begins his final round that saw his lead slip away. Photo …