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2009-01-19 07:00:00

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Highlighting the pivotal role Charlie Sifford played in breaking down golf's "Caucasian only" rule more than four decades ago, the Northern Trust Open announced today a groundbreaking new feature of the tournament: the Charlie Sifford Exemption. Each year, beginning with this year's tournament on Feb. 16-22, 2009, the Northern Trust Open's Charlie Sifford Exemption will offer a sponsor exemption to a top golfer who...

2009-01-15 22:21:55

Shigeki Maruyama shot a 5-under 65 Thursday to take a one-shot lead after one round of the Hawaiian Open, the first full-field event on the PGA Tour this year. Maruyama edged in front of a large group at the Waialae Country Club that included Geoff Ogilvy, who already has a victory and more than $1 million to his credit this season. Ogilvy, who led all four rounds at last week's Mercedes-Benz Championship, owned a part of the lead again Thursday until Maruyama rolled in a birdie putt at the...

2009-01-07 14:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- GOLF CHANNEL's exclusive coverage of the first three PGA TOUR events of 2009 in high definition is merely a tip of the cap to the network's newly launched HD channel, which will bolster the network's schedule with more than 2,100 total HD hours of tournaments, original programming and news this year. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090107/CLW096 ) The tournament season kicks off Thursday with the exclusive telecast of the...

2008-10-10 12:00:10

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 1.4 million Americans of all ages, races, and backgrounds suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, two painful and often debilitating chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation today proudly announced its partnership with Heath Slocum, a two-time Champion on the PGA TOUR. The partnership will enable the Foundation to come even closer to accomplishing its mission of increasing awareness about Crohn's and...

2006-08-13 19:38:34

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado (Reuters) - Dean Wilson sank a six-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat fellow American Tom Lehman and win the International at Castle Pines on Sunday for his first victory on the PGA Tour. Wilson and U.S. Ryder Cup captain Lehman finished the fourth round tied on 34 points in the event that features two cuts and uses the modified Stableford scoring system. "It was a good thing I had this format this week," Wilson told reporters. "It's just...

2006-07-01 17:27:55

BOSTON (Reuters) - American J.J. Henry, in red-hot form with his putter, fired a seven-under-par 63 to surge two strokes clear in the Buick Championship third round at Cromwell, Connecticut on Saturday. Bidding for his first victory on the PGA Tour, Henry rattled up eight birdies and a solitary bogey on a hot day at the TPC at River Highlands, finishing at 11-under 199. Compatriot Harrison Frazar, boosted by a six-birdie run from the par-four 10th, was alone in second place after...

2006-07-01 16:02:40

BOSTON (Reuters) - American J.J. Henry, in red-hot form with his putter, fired a seven-under-par 63 to grab an early two-shot lead in the Buick Championship third round at Cromwell, Connecticut on Saturday. Winless on the PGA Tour, Henry rattled up eight birdies and a solitary bogey on a hot day at the TPC at River Highlands, finishing at 11-under 199. Compatriot Harrison Frazar, boosted by a six-birdie run from the par-four 10th, was alone in second place at nine under after firing...

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...


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 'kardia,' heart.
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