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2006-06-01 18:39:02

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Beefed-up bunkers at the Memorial tournament drew a mixed player response after Thursday's opening round, Phil Mickelson describing them as fair and Nick Price as pot luck. Backed by the PGA Tour, Memorial host Jack Nicklaus has arranged for all the bunkers on the par-72 Muirfield Village layout to be raked in an unconventional way to make sand escapes something of a lottery. "It's fair for everybody, and everybody has to play it," U.S. Masters champion...

2006-05-30 18:36:50

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Without a PGA Tour victory for more than 18 months, Ernie Els hopes to rediscover the winning habit at this week's Memorial tournament, one of his favorite events. The popular South African, champion in 2004, likes his chances on the par-72 Muirfield Village Golf Club layout designed by tournament founder and host Jack Nicklaus. "I look forward to this one every year and it was great to get that first win in 2004, one of my best performances of that entire...

2006-05-30 14:44:06

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Even the best bunker players can expect a testing time at this week's Memorial tournament, says event founder and host Jack Nicklaus. Backed by the PGA Tour, Nicklaus has arranged for all the bunkers on the par-72 Muirfield Village layout to be raked in an unconventional way to make sand escapes something of a lottery. "We spend money every year to try and deepen the bunkers and do different things and the bunker has ceased to become a penalty," golfing...

2006-05-26 18:01:15

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tiger Woods was a notable absentee when the field was confirmed on Friday for next week's Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio, the PGA Tour said. The world number one, whose father Earl died earlier this month after a long battle with cancer, has not played competitive golf since the U.S. Masters seven weeks ago. American Woods has repeatedly said he was unlikely to return to action until the June 15-18 U.S. Open at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York. His...


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