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2005-08-15 10:30:05

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson clinched his second major title with a one-shot victory in the weather-delayed U.S. PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course on Monday. Left-hander Mickelson, one stroke ahead with five holes remaining when lightning forced a suspension in final-round play on Sunday, completed a two-over-par 72 to finish at four-under 276. American Mickelson, last year's U.S. Masters champion, was briefly caught at three under by...

2005-08-14 20:55:58

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson ended Sunday on top of the U.S PGA Championship leaderboard but left without a title after a second lightning suspension forced the year's final major into a Monday finish. With lightning crackling around Baltusrol Golf Club, officials sounded the horns to clear the Lower Course before announcing that play would resume the following day at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT). The 87th U.S. PGA Championship was still wide open...

2005-08-14 19:48:18

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - The war of attrition among the final-round leaders at the U.S. PGA Championship turned Tiger Woods into an unexpected contender on Sunday at the season's final major championship. Woods, who came to Baltusrol Golf Club aiming for an historic third major title of the year, birdied his last two holes for a 68 and a two-under-par total of 278. It appeared Woods had merely turned his miserable opening 75 into a respectable finish, yet...

2005-08-14 13:46:16

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Tiger Woods's bid to mount a last-day charge at the 87th U.S. PGA Championship failed to materialize as he bogeyed two of the first three holes in stifling heat at Baltusrol on Sunday. The world number one, six strokes off the lead at the start of the day, dropped at the first and third to slip back to two over for the tournament with 15 holes remaining. On another day of sweltering record-breaking temperatures, Woods was...

2005-08-13 19:52:08

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson squandered a three-shot advantage during a front-nine tailspin before hanging on to share a one-stroke lead with Davis Love III after the U.S. PGA Championship third round on Saturday. Mickelson, three clear at the start of day three, registered three bogeys in his first six holes before getting back on track for a two-over-par 72 while fellow American Love posted a two-under 68 for matching totals of six-under 204....

2005-08-13 16:54:55

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Denmark's Thomas Bjorn, who fired a record-tying 63 earlier on Saturday, was tied for the U.S. PGA Championship lead with a struggling Phil Mickelson who had nine holes to play in the third round. Bjorn began a sweltering hot day at Baltusrol Golf Club at two over par, 10 strokes behind overnight leader Mickelson, whose rousing 65 on Friday put him at eight-under 132. The 34-year-old Dane blistered the famed Lower Course with eight...

2005-08-13 15:04:19

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Denmark's Thomas Bjorn tied the record for the lowest score in major championship history with a seven-under-par 63 in the third round of the U.S. PGA Championship on Saturday. The 34-year-old registered eight birdies against a lone bogey to finish the day at five-under 205, three strokes behind tournament leader Phil Mickelson, who was just teeing off. Bjorn sealed his 63 with a two-putt birdie at the par-five 18th hole at Baltusrol, tying the...

2005-08-13 14:22:29

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Denmark's Thomas Bjorn tied the record for the lowest score in major championship history with a seven-under-par 63 in the third round of the U.S. PGA Championship on Saturday. The 34-year-old registered eight birdies against a lone bogey to finish the day at five-under 205, three strokes behind tournament leader Phil Mickelson, who was just teeing off. Bjorn sealed his 63 with a two-putt birdie at the par-five 18th hole at Baltusrol, tying the...

2005-08-13 12:18:41

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Tiger Woods shook off the disappointment of his first two days at the U.S. PGA Championship, firing a four-under-par 66 in Saturday's third round to climb within eight strokes of leader Phil Mickelson. Woods, who had to birdie his last hole on Friday to make the cut, could have climbed even closer but had to settle for pars on the two finishing par-fives to finish at even-par 210 on another sweltering day at Baltusrol. Mickelson,...

2005-08-13 11:46:04

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Tiger Woods was trying to mount a third round charge to keep his U.S. PGA Championship hopes alive on Saturday by picking up two shots in his opening 10 holes. Woods, who needed a birdie on his final hole on Friday just to make the cut, began the day at four-over, a massive 12 strokes behind overnight leader Phil Mickelson. On another sweltering day at the Baltusrol Golf Club, Woods got his round off to a stumbling start with a bogey at the first...