Latest Fred Funk Stories

2006-03-22 16:44:37

By Mark Lamport-Stokes PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Fun-loving American Fred Funk has ridden the crest of a wave since his surprise victory at last year's Players Championship. As one of the shortest hitters on the PGA Tour, however, he is distressed that so few courses in the modern game match this week's layout as a fair test for every player in the field. "It's not like when you go to some of the other venues where it's just bombs away and you pretty much see all the...

2006-03-21 07:11:52

MIAMI (Reuters) - The strongest field of the year will contest this week's Players Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida, where heavyweights such as Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh are not necessarily favorites for the title. The hosting Stadium Course at the TPC at Sawgrass is among the fairest of tests in golf and a venue where the shorter hitters have just as much chance of winning as the big guns. Popular American Fred Funk, the straightest driver on the PGA Tour and also one...

2006-03-15 14:41:30

MIAMI (Reuters) - More than 110 million homes in China will have access to live television coverage of the last two rounds of next week's Players Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida, the PGA Tour said on Wednesday. A deal with the Chinese national television station has expanded television coverage of the tournament unofficially dubbed 'the fifth major' to 164 countries in 35 languages. "The PGA Tour is very pleased to have secured live coverage of this marquee event on CCTV...

2006-02-28 19:27:14

MIAMI (Reuters) - Although Fred Funk will get his first taste of golf with the seniors later this year, the 49-year-old American is determined to play in September's Ryder Cup. Funk, who qualifies for the over-fifties Champions Tour on June 14, played on the losing U.S. team at Oakland Hills in 2004 and would dearly love a second chance in the biennial competition. "My only initial goal this year was to try to make Tom Lehman's team," Funk told reporters on Tuesday as he prepared...

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