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2009-08-21 13:14:02

Defending champion Darren Clarke shot 3-under-par 67 Friday to tie Peter Hedblom for the 36-hole lead at the KLM Open golf tournament at Zanvoort, Netherlands. They supplanted first-round co-leaders Garry Orr and Paul McGinley. Their 36-hole total at 8-under 132 leads five golfers -- Bradley Dredge (67), Kenneth Ferrie (67), Peter Lawrie (67), Wade Ormsby (67) and Oskar Henningson (66) -- by one stroke. Clarke's round was dampened by bogeys at the first, fifth and ninth holes. Hedblom blew a...

2009-07-29 07:24:00

MANCHESTER, England, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In what will be the Stem Cell Awareness Association's (http://www.stemcellaware.com) seventh awareness rally, past patients, interested physicians, and prospective patients will meet in Manchester to learn about stem cell technologies and discuss the various current treatments available throughout the world. Stem cell advocate Darren Clarke is organizing the Manchester event. Mr. Clarke became involved in stem cell advocacy early in his daughter,...

2006-09-05 14:14:10

By Norman Dabell LONDON, Sept 5, Reuters - Denmark's Thomas Bjorn has been fined by the European Tour for his outburst against Europe's Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam. After being overlooked for a wild card for the match against the United States at the K Club later this month, Bjorn launched a vitriolic attack against Woosnam on Monday. Since then both parties have spoken and Bjorn has backed down, apologizing to Woosnam and the European Tour. Among Bjorn's accusations were that...

2006-09-05 14:11:21

By Norman Dabell LONDON, Sept 5, Reuters - Denmark's Thomas Bjorn has been fined by the European Tour for his outburst against Europe's Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam. After being overlooked for a wild card for the match against the United States at the K Club later this month, Bjorn launched a vitriolic attack against Woosnam on Monday. Since then both parties have spoken and Bjorn has backed down, apologizing to Woosnam and the European Tour. Among Bjorn's accusations were that...

2006-09-05 09:38:20

By Bernie McGuire CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia has defended European Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam over his decision to select Lee Westwood ahead of Thomas Bjorn for the match later this month in Ireland. Woosnam announced Darren Clarke and Westwood as his two wild card picks for the September 22-24 contest, prompting strong criticism from Denmark's Bjorn who is above Westwood in the rankings. Bjorn labeled Woosnam the "most pathetic captain I've ever...

2006-08-30 09:07:01

By Norman Dabell MUNICH (Reuters) - Darren Clarke has asked to be considered as one of Europe's Ryder Cup wildcards, his management company told Reuters on Wednesday. The Northern Irishman lost his wife Heather to breast cancer on August 13 but has said he is ready, if selected, to face the United States at The K Club in County Kildare, Ireland next month. "Woosie (Europe captain Ian Woosnam) is aware that Darren would like to be considered. Of course he will abide by any decision...

2006-08-29 08:44:33

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - The year-long fight for Ryder Cup points reaches a fascinating conclusion at this week's BMW International Open in Munich. The 10 automatic selections in Europe's 12-man team for next month's biennial match against the U.S. in County Kildare, Ireland will be decided when the final putt is holed on Sunday. Captain Ian Woosnam will then announce his two wildcard choices for the Cup defense at the K Club. Britain's Luke Donald, David Howell, Colin...

2006-08-23 17:17:47

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Sweden's Carl Pettersson concedes he has virtually no chance of making his Ryder Cup debut for Europe in Ireland next month. He needs to win this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to get into the team via the world ranking points list and has all but ruled out a late call-up as one of European captain Ian Woosnam's two wildcard picks. "I'd love to play and I'd love to get in on the points and not have to wait on the captain's pick,"...

2006-08-22 17:33:22

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Fresh from his five-shot victory at the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods hunts a fourth consecutive PGA Tour title at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Woods has produced scintillating form over the last two months, tying for second at the Western Open before winning the British Open, the Buick Open and the year's final major at Medinah in his next three starts. The world number one will tee off in Thursday's opening round at...

2006-08-22 17:10:53

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Fresh from his five-shot victory at the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods hunts a fourth consecutive PGA Tour title at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Woods has produced scintillating form over the last two months, tying for second at the Western Open before winning the British Open, the Buick Open and the year's final major at Medinah in his next three starts. The world number one will tee off in Thursday's opening round at...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.