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Christie Kerr used a 1-under-par 70 Friday to forge a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer through 36 holes at the U.S. Women's Open in Bethlehem, Pa. Kerr, the 2007 Open winner, has a two-round total of 3-under 139, spurred by three straight birdies from holes 15-17.
Phil Mickelson said Friday he will not compete at this year's British Open Championship at Turnberry, Scotland, because of personal and family reasons. The world's second-ranked men's golfer withdrew two days after learning his mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The disease also hit his wife, Amy, in June, just before the U.S.
Retief Goosen shot 8-under-par 63 Friday and grabbed a two-stroke lead through 36 holes at the European Tour's Scottish Open. His second round included a bogey the par-3 fifth hole, an eagle at the par-5 third and six birdies, the last coming at the par-4 18th hole. I do like it here, the South African told reporters after coming within one stroke of the course record at Glasgow's historic Loch Lomond Golf Club.
Lee Janzen, winless since the second of his two U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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