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2009-07-09 14:31:54

Australia's Richard Green shot 7-under-par 64 Thursday and has a one-stroke lead at the Scottish Open golf tournament in Glasgow, Scotland. An eagle at the par-5 13th hole followed by two straight birdies helped Green hold a lead for the first time this season at a European Tour event. I haven't handled the pressure quite as well as I would have liked to, the 38-year-old Melbourne native said. (But) the more I put myself there, the more and more I feel like I can do it. Spain's Gonzalo...

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2009-07-06 22:26:50

Phil Mickelson's mother, Mary, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, only a month and a half after his wife was diagnosed with the same disease. The San Diego Union-Tribune disclosed the diagnosis Monday. The newspaper quoted Mickelson's sister saying their mother was diagnosed a week ago and will have surgery Friday at the MD Anderson Cancer Center where Mickelson's wife, Amy, had surgery last Wednesday. Mickelson suspended his PGA Tour schedule after it was announced May 20 that his wife...

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2009-07-06 08:47:44

Tiger Woods has run his reign as the No 1 golfer in the world to 213 consecutive weeks, rankings released Monday indicate. Woods won his own tournament Sunday, which solidified his hold on the rankings' top spot. He defeated Hunter Mahan, who had a course-record tying 62 Sunday to get into contention while Anthony Kim finished third. Woods has been the top-rated men's golfer for 555 weeks. Greg Norman (331 weeks) is the only other golfer to be No. 1 for more than 100 weeks in the 23 years of...

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2009-07-05 19:08:09

Tiger Woods shot a 3-under-par 67 and won his own tournament Sunday, the AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland. The win was Woods's 68th on the PGA Tour. The world's top-ranked golfer finished at 13-under 267 for a one-shot advantage over Hunter Mahan, who closed with an 8-under 62. Anthony Kim (71), the 2008 AT&T champion, finished third, four strokes behind Woods. Woods, who created the tournament in 2007 and serves as its host, rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt...

2009-07-05 13:44:59

Martin Kaymer won the European Tour's Open de France golf tournament Sunday in a one-hole playoff against Lee Westwood. Both golfers finished 72 holes with totals of 13-under-par 271. In the fourth round, Westwood vaulted from a tie for seventh and shot 6-under 65. Kaymer shot 3-under 68 and missed several late chances that could have given him the win in regulation. He failed to sink birdie putts at the 16th and 17th holes. Kaymer atoned by sinking a 30-foot par putt on the 18th green to win...

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2009-07-03 18:55:05

Tiger Woods shot 4-under-par 66 Friday and forged a one-stroke lead at the PGA AT&T National golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. At 10-under 130, Woods leads Rod Pampling of Australia, who shot 6-under 64 and is in second place. Either I hit it pretty close to the hole, within 10 feet, or I was missing greens, said Woods, who founded the Fourth of July Weekend tournament in 2008. The National is played on the normally difficult Blue Course at the Congressional Country Club to benefit Woods's...

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2009-07-02 19:16:45

Defending champion David Kim shot a record 8-under-par 62 Thursday and holds a two-stroke lead after the first round of the PGA AT&T National in Bethesda, Md. World No. 1 Tiger Woods shot 6-under 64 and shares second place with D.A. Points and Bryce Molder. Kim played a bogey-free 18 holes Thursday, making six birdies on his last nine holes. The 62 bettered the 63s shot by both Tom Pernice Jr. and Peter Lonard last year. I'd like to say it was just me playing fantastic golf, but I got a...

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2009-07-02 14:39:16

Martin Kaymer shot 9-under-par 62 Thursday and has a three-stroke lead at the European Tour's Open de France golf tournament in Paris. His course-equaling round began on the back nine and started ominously with a bogey at the par-5 10th, but an eagle and eight birdies helped him tie Eduardo Romero's 62, set in 2005. I've been missing a lot of short putts, but everything came together and I hope it continues, the German said after playing through the pain of a right foot injury. The foot's...

2009-06-28 12:25:51

England's Nick Dougherty shot 8-under-par 64 Sunday and rallied to win the European Tour's BMW International golf tournament in Munich, Germany, by one stroke. His 72-hole total, 22-under 266, beat Argentina's Rafa Echenique (62). I putted super, but I didn't feel like I had great control off the tee today, Dougherty told reporters after winning a tournament for the first time since the 2007 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Since Mom passed away, I haven't played great. My golf has been...

2009-06-27 19:10:02

Fred Funk had a 7-under 65 Saturday to take a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the senior Dick's Sporting Goods Open. Funk completed 36 holes at 15-under 129, breaking the previous 36-hole scoring record of 130 set last year by Eduardo Romero en route to victory. The first round was completed earlier Saturday after two weather delays Friday caused play to be suspended for the night due to darkness. Romero and Ronnie Black each missed the course record by a single stroke Saturday as they...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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