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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a bunker stretching the length of a California beach. Or a fairway as long as the 405. Or a golf course the size of Los Angeles. Next, throw in the world's best golfers, L.A.
Phil Mickelson shot a 1-over-par 72 Sunday, good enough to win the Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif., for the second straight year. Mickelson used a pair of late birdies to finish at 15-under 269, a stroke ahead of Steve Stricker, who closed with a 67 but bogeyed the final hole at the Riviera Country Club. K.J.
Scott McCarron birdied the 18th hole Friday to shoot a 3-under 68 and grab a two-shot lead midway through the Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif. McCarron, a winner three times on the PGA Tour -- but not since 2001 -- posted a 10-under 132 total for two trips around the Riviera Country Club course. Tommy Armour III (67) and Steve Stricker (66) shared second place at 134, while the group at 135 included first-round leader Phil Mickelson.
By Larry Fine MEDINAH, Illinois (Reuters) - The last major of 2006 will be a big test for the world's top golfers as the PGA Championship returns on Thursday to a revamped Medinah Country Club that is the longest course ever to host a major.
MIAMI (Reuters) - The biggest challenge facing the PGA Tour's biggest hitters at this week's Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando, Florida will be four-inch rough.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters global golf editor LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golf has long been a shining example of the strict code of etiquette and good sportsmanship followed by its players and fans.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Rory Sabbatini held his nerve over the closing stretch to win the Nissan Open by a shot on Sunday for the third PGA Tour title of his career.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - South African Rory Sabbatini kept his challengers at bay with a four-under-par 67 in the Nissan Open third round on Saturday.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Tiger Woods's bid for a third consecutive victory this year ended on Saturday when he pulled out of the Nissan Open because of flu.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Nissan Open because of flu before the start of Saturday's third round.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.