Latest 84 Lumber Classic Stories

2006-08-08 20:49:55

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Teenage prodigy Michelle Wie has fired her caddie following her worst LPGA Tour finish in two years at last week's women's British Open. Greg Johnston, who had worked for the 16-year-old Hawaiian since she turned professional last October, learned of his dismissal shortly before he left England on Monday. "I was shocked and surprised, I thought we had a successful year," Johnston was quoted as saying by Golf Digest magazine on Tuesday. Widely considered the...

2006-07-17 12:13:19

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters global golf editor HOYLAKE (Reuters) - Michelle Wie's unfortunate withdrawal from last week's John Deere Classic because of heat exhaustion has heightened the debate over her role in men's events. There is no doubt the 16-year-old prodigy from Hawaii is one of the biggest draw cards in the game. Wie's prodigious length off the tee, creativity in shot-making, statuesque poise and love of fashion mark her out as a public relations dream. Just like world...

2005-09-19 10:59:26

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five months after considering quitting the game, American Jason Gore is living out his own Cinderella story. The chunky 31-year-old from Valencia, California gained promotion to the lucrative PGA Tour barely a month ago after three consecutive wins on the minor league of the U.S. Nationwide Tour. On Sunday, he earned his maiden PGA Tour title with a one-shot victory over Paraguay's Carlos Franco at the 84 Lumber Classic in Farmington, Pennsylvania. The winner's...

2005-09-14 00:54:53

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vijay Singh arrives at the 84 Lumber Classic with the challenge of defending a title for the third consecutive week and the added pressure of finding his best form in the final tuneup ahead of the Presidents Cup. Battling a sore back and a disobedient putter, the world number two has turned over three titles in the last month, including his PGA Championship crown to Phil Mickelson, who returns to action at Mystic Rock Golf Course in Farmington, Pa., for the first...

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