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Defending Champ Hobday Thrilled By Mediocre Finish

Simon Hobday is no longer the defending U.S. Senior Open champion, and he’s not the least bit disappointed to lose the title. “In a way this is good. Now I …

Gallagher Nails Putt On Tourney’s Final Hole To Escape With Win


Gallagher Reigns At Pga

At Memphis, Tenn., Jim Gallagher closed out a 3-under-par 68 with a bogey as darkness fell and held a one-stroke lead over Gene Sauers after three rounds of the FedEx-St. …

Darkness Slows Weiskopf, For Now

Tom Weiskopf enters today at 10-under. Photo by Associated Press

Home Again Ex-Vandal Friesz Thrilled To Be Playing With Hawks

1. John Friesz, whose golf game kept George Blanda’s attention, believes the Seahawks are on course for a playoff run. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review

Elway Scrambles To Top He Wins Tourney While Teen Is On Receiving End Of Rypien Gift

Ex-Cougars Jack Thompson, left, and Drew Bledsoe were popular attractions with the gallery. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review

Rohde Gets Second In Sunriver Open

Jeff Coston shot a 3-under-par 69 Wednesday and coasted to a sevenstroke victory in the Sunriver Oregon Open golf tournament in Sunriver, Ore. The 39-year-old teaching pro from Blaine, Wash., …

Daly’s Life On Track, If Not Game

John Daly’s departure from last year’s Willowbend Children’s Charity Pro-Am was on the abrupt side in his summer of discontent. He went straight from the 18th green to the parking …

Els Wins Tourney

Ernie Els made a 15-foot putt birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Steve Stricker to win the Family House Invitational. Els, who earned $170,000 in the …

Two Share First Place In Pro-Am

Bill Ross, who had a near miss earlier this season, and Dave Christenson shared first place Monday in Washington Trust Bank Pro-Am golf play at Chewelah Golf and Country Club. …

Maggert Leads Field

Jeff Maggert shot a 6-under-par 65 to take a one-stroke lead in the suspended first round of the Family House Invitational. Thirteen players, including Fred Couples and Ernie Els at …

King Claims Shoprite, Finally Receives Berth In Lpga Hall Of Fame

Betsy King, left, can’t duck a champagne bath from Patty Sheehan after earning a berth in the LPGA Hall of Fame. Photo by Associated Press

Murphy Holds On

Bob Murphy withstood a 17th-hole bogey to capture his third title of the season, winning the Nationwide Seniors Championship with a 4-under-par 68 on a rainy day in Alpharetta, Ga. …

Lead Shared At Seniors

At Alpharetta, Ga., Bruce Summerhays and Larry Laoretti, a pair of former club pros, birdied the final hole to share the lead after the second round of the Senior PGA …

Norman Takes Lead By Three

Greg Norman set a tourney record with a 54-hole total of 14-under 196. Photo by Associated Press

Norman Focuses On Triplett They Share Hartford Lead; Torrid Fuzzy Zoeller 2 Back

Kirk Triplett chips onto the fourth green en route to a 9-under-par 131. Photo by Associated Press

Senior Rookie In Lead

At Alpharetta, Ga., Bruce Summerhays shot a 9-under-par 63 to build a three-shot lead in the opening round of the Nationwide Seniors Championship. Summerhays, a 50-year-old winless Senior rookie and …

Triplett Fires Opening-Round 64, Ties Estes For Gho Lead


Major Breakthrough Pavin’s 12-Year Quest To Win Major Ends Sunday At Shinnecock Hills

Corey Pavin finally earns his chance to pose with the U.S. Open trophy following his victory on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press

Open Seems Like Old Times At Shinnecock Hills

The last two U.S. Opens at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club had some very similar circumstances. On Sunday, champion Corey Pavin started the day three shots behind co-leaders Greg Norman and …

Tway Back Out In Open After Years Buried In Slump

Gary Hallberg tosses his ball after a hole-in-one on the seventh hole. Photo by Associated Press

Winded Golfers In Stretch Run Norman, Lehman Tied At Top, But Plenty Have Shot At Championship

Tom Lehman stood out when most were humbled. Photo by Associated Press

Broken Windows A Slice Of Life For Homeowners

No. 1 tee at MeadowWood. A broad fairway beckons. But an acquaintance (unnamed in this story to spare abundant embarrassment) lashes a savage power hook into the residences adjacent to …

Price Declares Open Warfare Ready For Major Comeback After Masters Disappointment

With no more disruptions of moving into a new home and at least momentarily cured of a case of “sunburn” from the spotlight, Nick Price is out to resume his …

Neumann Not Plagued At Locust As She Grabs Early Tournament Lead


Damp U.S. Open Course May Suit European Players

History says the winner of the 1995 U.S. Open probably will be a home-grown hero. Don’t be too sure. Authoritative sources are not always completely reliable. Take the weatherman, for …

Cheap Seats


Mitchell, Christensen Pro-Am Leaders At 69

Chris Mitchell and Bob Christensen posted matching 33-36-69s, 3-under par, atop Monday’s Washington Trust Bank Pro-Am at The Creek at Qualchan. Mitchell, the pro at Sun Dance, had six birdies, …

Shinnecock Scramble Expected At U.S. Open

U.S. Open preview The first U.S. Open was played 100 years ago in Newport, R.I., and had a grand total of 11 players. Horace Rawlings won it with a sizzling …

Langer Takes Lead

Bernhard Langer, not troubled by chilly, gusty winds, fired a 6-under-par 66 and opened a four-stroke lead in the $1 million European Tournament Players Championship at Hamburg, Germany. Langer had …