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2009-10-05 09:49:53

Matt Kuchar's par Monday on the sixth playoff hole was good for the title and the $1 million first prize at the Turning Stone Resort Championship in New York. Kuchar took advantage when Vaughn Taylor sent his drive on the fourth hole played Monday into the water at the 13th hole at Atunyote Golf Club. Kuchar followed with a drive down the center of the fairway. He still made it interesting, however, when his second shot just missed a water hazard. Taylor chipped his fourth shot to within 5...

2009-10-02 18:41:55

Tom Watson's 2-under-par 68 Friday gave him a two-stroke lead after 36 holes at the Champions Tour's Senior Players Championship in Timonium, Md. The first-round leader was steady Friday on the East Course at the Baltimore Country Club, making two birdies and 16 pars, with his best shot being a 50-foot birdie putt at the par-4 13th hole. His 6-under 134 total leads Jay Haas (70), Craig Stadler (65), Bob Tway (68) and Mark Wiebe (67), all tied for second place at the halfway point. I enjoy...

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2009-09-28 08:48:57

Phil Mickelson's Tour Championship title returned him to the No. 2 spot in the men's world golf rankings released Monday. Mickelson shot a 65 Sunday that erased a 4-shot deficit and won the tournament, the final installment in the PGA's FedEx Cup playoffs. Mickelson slipped past Steve Stricker to retake the No. 2 ranking. Stricker is No. 3. Tiger Woods finished second to Mickelson Sunday but still claimed a series of big prizes. He remained No. 1 for the 225th consecutive week after taking...

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2009-09-13 19:08:20

Tiger Woods won the 71st title of his PGA career Sunday -- an eight-shot victory in the BMW Championship in Illinois. Woods, who led by seven going into the final round, shot a 3-under-par 68 for an overall score of 19-under 265. Jim Furyk (66) and Marc Leishman (69) tied for second at 273. Sean O'Hair (66) was fourth. The title was Woods's sixth of 2009 and fifth in the BMW event. Woods, 33, is two wins behind Jack Nicklaus for the No. 2 spot on the PGA Tour career victory list. Nicklaus...

2009-09-12 18:07:47

Tiger Woods shot a 9-under-par 62 Saturday to break his own course record and take a seven-shot lead after three rounds of the BMW Championship. Woods, gunning for his fifth BMW Championship title, stands at 16-under 197 after 54 holes. Brandt Snedeker (66) and Marc Leishman (68) are a distant second at 204. Padraig Harrington (69) and Matt Kuchar (66) were tied for fourth place at 205. Woods, who is 46-4 in his career with the 54-hole lead, broke the previous course record of 63 he set in...

2009-09-06 21:44:38

Jeff Sluman won the Wal-Mart First Tee Open in California for the second straight year Sunday, finishing at 10-under-par 206, two shots ahead of Gene Jones. Sluman had a 4-under 68 in the final round at Pebble Beach. Jones closed with a 70 for 208. It was very difficult out there with the wind, and the greens were like concrete, Sluman said. But I just tried to play solid golf. The win was the third on the Champions Tour for Sluman, 51. Sluman won $315,000. Tom Lehman (73) and Mark O'Meara...

2009-09-05 19:42:45

Jim Furyk and Sean O'Hair shared the lead Saturday after two rounds of the PGA's Deutsche Bank Championship. Furyk, who shared the first-round lead with Steve Stricker, shot a four-under 67 Saturday to match O'Hair, who had a 64 Saturday at 12-under-par 130 after 36 holes. Marc Leishman, who shot 62 Saturday to come within one stroke of the course record, is tied for third with Retief Goosen (67) at 10-under 132. World No. 1 Tiger Woods, the 2006 champion, shot 67 to move into a share of...

2009-09-04 21:01:24

Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk shot 8-under 63s Friday to highlight a burst of low scoring and share the lead after one round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Tiger Woods, meanwhile, found himself seven shots off the pace. In the second of the PGA Tour's four playoff tournaments, Stricker put himself in excellent position to take the lead in the race for the FedEx Cup. Stricker came into the tournament trailing only Woods in the points race and a victory this week would vault Stricker into...

2009-08-22 20:39:00

Sergio Garcia and Chris Riley were tied for the lead Saturday when the third round of the Wyndham Championship was suspended by darkness. Garcia and Riley were at 13-under par through 10 holes. Garcia chose not to hit a 9-foot birdie putt on the 11th green after the horn blew to suspend play. Weather delays came after the second round ended and after the third round started. The tournament has been playing catch-up since a long delay during Thursday's first round. Steve Marino was the...

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2009-08-16 16:41:55

Tiger Woods and Y.E. Yang were tied for the lead at the midday point of the final round Sunday in the PGA Championship in Minnesota. The world's No. 1 player, seeking his 15th major title, and Yang, a 37-year-old South Korean who has one win on the PGA Tour, were at 6-under-par with nine holes to play on a windy afternoon at the Hazeltine National Golf Club. Woods, who began the day at 8-under with a two-shot lead, let Yang catch up by bogeying the fourth and eighth holes. Yang was even par...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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