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2009-04-12 19:30:37

Angel Cabrera of Argentina parred the second hole of a playoff Sunday to win the Masters, his second major championship in two years. Cabrera entered the playoff with Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell, who dropped out with a bogey on the first extra hole. The Argentine then won with a two-putt par after Perry missed a 20-foot par attempt. The three golfers had tied at 12-under-par 276 in regulation. Campbell shot a 69 in the final round, and Cabrera and Perry both had 71. Cabrera took his other...

2008-06-16 21:00:03

SAN DIEGO _ It was almost another Rocky Balboa story. But in the end, Tiger Woods, the No. 1 player in the world, barely managed to hold off Rocco Mediate, No. 158 in the world, to win the 108th U.S. Open Monday with a par on the 19th playoff hole. "I got what I wanted, a chance to play against the best player in the world, said Mediate, 45, who was trying to become the oldest U.S. Open winner in history. "I never gave up. I never gave up. And I think I had him scared at one point there."...

2006-08-26 10:59:54

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Firestone specialist Tiger Woods took charge in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational second round on Friday, despite running up a remarkable bogey-five on his final hole. Woods, champion here four times in his last seven starts, struck the clubhouse roof with his approach to the par-four ninth and was fortunate to get a free drop before completing a six-under-par 64. That left him at nine-under 131, one stroke clear of fellow American...

2006-08-25 20:53:54

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Firestone specialist Tiger Woods took charge in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational second round on Friday, despite running up a remarkable bogey-five on his final hole. Woods, champion here four times in his last seven starts, struck the clubhouse roof with his approach to the par-four ninth and was fortunate to get a free drop before completing a six-under-par 64. That left him at nine-under 131, one stroke clear of fellow American...

2006-08-25 19:11:36

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Firestone specialist Tiger Woods took charge in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational second round on Friday, despite running up a remarkable bogey-five on his final hole. Woods, champion here four times in his last seven starts, struck the clubhouse roof with his approach to the par-four ninth and was fortunate to get a free drop before completing a six-under-par 64. That left him at nine-under 131, one stroke clear of fellow American...

2006-08-25 17:40:16

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Firestone specialist Tiger Woods took charge in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational second round on Friday, despite running up an unusual bogey-five on his final hole. Champion here four times in his last seven starts, Woods struck the clubhouse roof with his approach into the par-four ninth and was fortunate to get a free drop before completing a six-under-par 64. That left him at nine-under 131, one stroke clear of fellow American Davis...

2006-08-24 16:41:55

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Australia's Adam Scott, hungry for his first victory this year after several close calls, charged into an early three-shot lead at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday. The world number six rattled up nine birdies and two bogeys on his way to a sparkling seven-under-par 63 in the opening round at Firestone Country Club. American Lucas Glover was alone in second place after a 66 with compatriots Davis Love III and David Toms,...

2006-08-20 16:12:44

By Mark Lamport-Stokes MEDINAH, Illinois (Reuters) - Twice winner Tiger Woods stayed on track for a record-breaking victory at the 88th PGA Championship, moving three strokes clear midway through Sunday's final round. Hunting his 12th career major, the world number one rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the par-four first, picked up his second after reaching the green in two at the 537-yard fifth and coolly sank a 30-footer at the par-four sixth. The 30-year-old then holed a...

2006-07-22 19:54:50

By Tony Jimenez HOYLAKE (Reuters) - A grinding Tiger Woods shrugged off a cold putter to retain his one-stroke lead and repel the challenges of Sergio Garcia, Chris DiMarco and Ernie Els in the British Open third round on Saturday. Champion Woods, one ahead overnight landed five birdies but three three-putts on the back nine contributed to four bogeys in a one-under 71 for a 13-under aggregate of 203. A turbo-charged Garcia produced the best performance of the day as his seven-under...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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