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2006-04-19 18:38:23

MIAMI, Florida (Reuters) - Multiple former major champions Larry Nelson and Henry Picard have been voted on to the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2006, officials said in Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday. American Nelson, who won the 1983 U.S. Open and the U.S. PGA Championship in 1981 and 1987, will be inducted with world number three Vijay Singh on October 30 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. Fijian Singh, also a three-times major winner, was...

2006-04-16 19:44:30

MIAMI (Reuters) - Feeling as if a weight had been lifted from his shoulders, Aaron Baddeley set his sights on capturing majors after claiming his PGA Tour breakthrough at the Heritage Classic in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The 25-year-old Australian held off playing partner Jim Furyk in a thrilling last-day duel at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Sunday, a one-under-par 70 securing him a one-shot victory. "I definitely feel that a little weight has been lifted," Baddeley told...

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...

2006-03-07 18:52:02

MIAMI (Reuters) - Padraig Harrington has bitter-sweet feelings over his title defense in this week's Honda Classic at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Twelve months ago, he was on a golfing high after becoming the first Ireland-born player to win on the PGA Tour with a playoff victory over Fiji's Vijay Singh. Within 48 hours of that triumph, however, he experienced a personal low after hearing that his father's cancer had returned and was inoperable....

2006-03-06 19:03:11

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters global golf editor LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twelve months ago, the build-up to the U.S. Masters was dominated by animated talk of the Big Four. Tiger Woods had triumphed twice on the PGA Tour but so, too, had fellow American Phil Mickelson. Fijian Vijay Singh, recently deposed as world number one, had clinched the Sony Open in Hawaii while South Africa's Ernie Els had claimed back-to-back European Tour titles in the Middle East. At last, top-ranked...

2006-02-06 16:21:43

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Six months ago, American J.B. Holmes was a big-hitting amateur and a member of the triumphant U.S. Walker Cup team. On Monday morning, he woke up to the reality that he now has a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour after winning his first title on his fourth start as a tour member. Life could hardly be much better for the 23-year-old from Campbellsville in Kentucky, who is hungry to return to the winner's circle as soon as possible. "It...

2006-01-27 21:07:10

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - American Brandt Jobe forged two shots clear in the Buick Invitational second round on Friday as champion Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson finally began to stir. Jobe, joint leader overnight with Frenchman Thomas Levet, carded a five-under-par 67 in bright sunshine at Torrey Pines to finish at 12-under 132. The 39-year-old journeyman, yet to win on the PGA Tour, recovered from a bogey-bogey start after teeing off at the par-four 10th on the...

2006-01-27 19:05:31

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - American Brandt Jobe forged two shots clear in the Buick Invitational second round on Friday as champion Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson finally began to stir. Jobe, co-leader overnight with Frenchman Thomas Levet, carded a five-under-par 67 in bright sunshine at Torrey Pines to finish at 12-under 132. The 39-year-old journeyman, yet to win on the PGA Tour, recovered from a bogey-bogey start after teeing off at the par-four 10th on the...

2006-01-14 18:13:35

By Mark Lamport-Stokes HONOLULU (Reuters) - Although the latest chapter in the long-running Michelle Wie show ended in disappointment on Friday, the Hawaiian teenager remains as upbeat as ever about her future. Despite missing the cut by four strokes at the Sony Open after closing with a superb two-under-par 68, Wie is determined to win her first women's major and qualify for the weekend in a men's tournament for the first time. "My goal is definitely to win in the LPGA, to win a...

2006-01-13 15:56:19

By Mark Lamport-Stokes HONOLULU (Reuters) - The inaugural FedEx Cup schedule for 2007, which culminates in a four-event Championship Series, was announced by the PGA Tour on Friday. The points-based competition will span 37 weeks, starting with the season-opening Mercedes Championships in Maui, Hawaii from January 4-7 and ending with the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia from September 13-16. "A significant amount of time and effort went into the development of the FedEx Cup...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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