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2009-08-30 14:54:59

Swede Peter Hedblom fired a 5-under-par 67 and won the Johnnie Walker Championship in Scotland Sunday, his third title on the European Tour. Hedblom completed the event at Gleneagles in Perthshire at 13-under 275, winning by a stroke over Martin Erlandsson, also of Sweden, who broke the course record with a 10-under 62 in the final round. Defending champion Gregory Havret of France (67) and former British Open champion Paul Lawrie (69) tied for third place at 278. Last week, Hedblom and...

2009-08-23 14:44:15

Englishman Simon Dyson rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday and won the KLM Open in the Netherlands for the second time. Dyson fired a 7-under-par 63 in the final round to reach the playoff with Peter Lawrie (67) and Peter Hedblom (69). The three had completed regulation play at 15-under-par 265. Dyson, 31, has three wins on the European Tour. His other KLM victory came in 2006. Unbelievable, Dyson said after his latest win. Dyson, who had only two bogeys in...

2009-08-22 15:22:18

Peter Hedblom shot 6-under-par 64 Saturday to forge a two-stroke lead after 54 holes of the European Tour's KLM Open golf tournament at Zanvoort, Netherlands. The Swede began the day in a tie for the top spot with defending champion Darren Clarke. Hedblom's round included an eagle at the par-5 second, a bogey at the par-3 11th, and five birdies. His three-round total, 14-under 196, is lowest on the tour this season. The start I got off to calmed me down a little bit, and after that I started...

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...

2009-08-20 14:29:46

Paul McGinley and Garry Orr shot 6-under-par 64 Thursday and share the lead after the first round at the KLM Open golf tournament at Zandvoort, Netherlands. McGinley began with an eagle at the par-5 second hole followed by a birdie at the third. Later, he bogeyed the eighth but had a string of birdies from 12-15. Orr made an eagle at the par-5 12th and four birdies. My season's been flat, McGinley said. I've not played well enough and I need to do better. I've been playing pretty well lately,...

2006-08-14 05:57:32

LONDON (Reuters) - American Dean Wilson climbed 78 places to 72nd in the world rankings issued on Monday after claiming his maiden victory on the PGA Tour at the International. Wilson, who has won six times on the Japanese tour, birdied the second playoff hole at Castle Rock, Colorado on Sunday to defeat U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman. Briton Simon Dyson rose 33 positions to 77th after seizing his second European Tour title of the season. Dyson beat Australian Richard Green at the...

2006-08-13 09:42:42

LONDON (Reuters) - The wife of Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer, the Ryder Cup player's management company said. Heather Clarke, 39, passed away at 2.15am at London's Royal Marsden Hospital. "Heather's courage and bravery throughout the last two years when she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer has been an inspiration," Clarke, who is 38 on Monday, said in a statement released by International Sports Management. "Heather never...

2006-04-23 09:48:25

By Nick Mulvenney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano's victory at the Asian Open on Sunday capped an amazing two years for the Spaniard since he turned professional. The 25-year-old from Madrid finished his degree before taking up golf full time, winning his first title in only his 16th event and subsequently being named the European Tour rookie of the year. "The last two years has been an amazing time for me," a beaming Fernandez said after beating world number 15...

2005-07-10 10:45:30

LOCH LOMOND, Scotland (Reuters) - South African Tim Clark held off the challenge of Dutchman Maarten Lafeber and Britain's Darren Clarke to win the Scottish Open by two shots on Sunday. Clark, co-leader overnight with playing partner Lafeber, fired a four-under-par 67 to finish on 19-under 265 at a sun-drenched Loch Lomond. Lafeber, chasing his second European Tour title after the 2003 Dutch Open, returned a 69 to share second place with Ryder Cup player Clarke, after a 66. Lafeber had...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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