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Healthy Watson Wants Win Pga Title Is Only Major Missing From His Impressive Resume

Tom Watson is back in the swing after shaking off shoulder problems. Photo by Associated Press


Montgomerie Gets Another Shot At Elusive Major

Unless Colin Montgomerie can overcome the heat and a game that strayed badly at the British Open, he will end the year as one of the best players in the …


Leonard Gets First Pga Win

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Pga Provides Also-Rans With Major Opportunity Mickelsons Of Golf World Seek One Title To Validate Greatness

The dour-faced little man trudged through the PGA Championship lugging the almost visible weight of expectations. At age 34 and after spending half his life as a professional golfer, he …


Leonard Nearly Perfect In Lead

Justin Leonard made his only mistake early in the third round Saturday, then settled down to shoot a 3-under-par 69 for a one-stroke lead over Bob Tway in the Buick …


Webb’s Lead In Lpga Major Grows

Karrie Webb of Australia shook off two early bogeys to shoot a 68 and expand her lead to four shots in the LPGA’s $1 million du Maurier Classic, the last …


Fehr Blitzes Through Fog Rick

Fehr, who had not led a round in 1996, fired an 8-under-par 64 for a one-stroke lead over Justin Leonard and Jim Carter in the Buick Open at Grand Blanc, …


Japanese Takes Lead

Masaaki Saijo of Japan was the leader after the third qualifying round of the PBA Showboat Senior Invitational with 24-game pinfall of 5,511. Don Helling of St. Charles, Mo., is …


Rookie Bids For Major

Karrie Webb, a 21-year-old Aussie, is playing her first year on the LPGA tour and already she has won two tournaments and more than $500,000, more money than anybody else. …


Norman Reaches Semifinals

Greg Norman overcame a late charge from David Frost for a 1-up victory in the international portion of the draw and gained a spot in the semifinals of the Andersen …


Barnes Wins Again

Scotland’s Brian Barnes shot a 2-over-par 74 in windy and rainy conditions at Portrush, Northern Ireland, to win his second straight Senior British Open title. Barnes, with an 11-under-par 277, …


Fergon Close To Ending Dry Spell

Vicki Fergon didn’t follow a brilliant round with a stinker, leaving her on the verge of ending a 12-year drought. Fergon, who has won two LPGA events in 20 years …


Morgan Finishes With Flurry

Walter Morgan birdied three of the last six holes to take a one-stroke lead over Ray Floyd after the second round of the Ameritech Senior Open at Long Grove, Ill. …


Morgan Posts Record Round

Walter Morgan shot a course-record 9-under-par 63 to take a five-stroke lead after the first round of the Ameritech Senior Open at Long Grove, Ill. Morgan birdied Nos. 3-5, 7, …


Ammaccapane Takes Early Heartland Lead

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Losing Hurts Faldo Deeply

Faldo’s class obscures disappointment, but only briefly. Lehman, left, won. Photo by Associated Press


Rannow Fires 63, Goes Ot Coeur D’Alene Pro Wins Lilac In Playoff After Great Round

Bob Rannow rocked all day, and when Ron Ewing rolled a short putt just past the cup on the first playoff hole, Rannow had completed an amazing romp to the …


Lehman Earns Major Redemption Wins British Open By 2 Strokes, Rewarding Career Of Close Calls

Tom Lehman shows he’s proficient in the clutch. Photo by Associated Press


Lehman Endures Ugly Streak

A male streaker, wearing only a pair of shoes and carrying a hat, raced down the 18th fairway Sunday at the British Open - beating winner Tom Lehman to the …


Pepper Wins Friendly’s Classic

Dottie Pepper, weakened by a virus, struck an excellent approach shot and birdied the final hole to overtake Brandie Burton and win the LPGA Friendly’s Classic in Agawam, Mass., her …


Woods To Earn Medal As Low Amateur

Two-time U.S. Amateur champion Eldrick “Tiger” Woods, the only amateur to make the cut at this year’s British Open, will collect the traditional silver medal for being the championship’s low …


Tiger Roars Back With 66, Makes The Cut

How to rescue a tournament: If you’re Tiger Woods, you put up a 5-under 66 after opening with a 75. Woods had eight birdies, three bogeys, shot 32 on the …


Lilac Field Must Cross Bridge Impressive 64 Leads Rustand By One Shot After First Round

The best caddy in Asia is trying to be the best caddy in Spokane. So far, it looks good. Tina Corbett Rustand is packing clubs for her husband Eric as …


Brit, Americans Card Ideal Scores One-Third Of British Open Field Fires First-Round Scores Of Par Or Better

The first round of the British Open was absolutely balmy, both the weather and the scoring. Who would’ve thought it would be 80 degrees with near dead calm wind at …


Success Just Routine Hitch In Time Can Save Combs His Front And Back Nine

Combs is back to defend his Lilac title. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Floyd, Despite Ragged Finish, Captures Senior Players Title

With his lead never threatened until the end, Ray Floyd survived an inconsistent 1-over-par 73 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Hale Irwin in the Senior Players Championship at …


Hoch Leads Michelob

Scott Hoch’s putting stroke left him, but his long game returned, and his 3-under-par 68 in the second round of the Michelob Championship left him with a two-shot lead at …


Tourney On Lookout For Hurricane

Scott Hoch, the leading money winner in the field for the Michelob Championship, shot a 7-under-par 64 for a one-shot lead in the first round of the Williamsburg, Va., tournament …


Lindeblad Withdraws From Open

Indian Canyon pro Gary Lindeblad has withdrawn from the Rosauers Open following the death of his mother, Twila, from cancer Monday night. “It was a blessing, really,” Lindeblad said. “The …


Former Lpga Champ Dies

Former pro golfer Kathy Ahern enjoyed her unofficial role as coach for some of the top women players in the world. “Nothing pleased Kathy more than when one of the …