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2005-08-12 19:02:42

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - World number one Tigers Woods birdied the 18th hole for a one-under-par 69 to make the cut at the U.S. PGA Championship with a four-over total of 144 at Baltusrol Golf Club on Friday. Woods trailed second-round leader Phil Mickelson by 12 strokes but could claim a victory in overcoming his struggles and keeping his streak alive of making every cut in the 36 majors he has played since turning professional in 1996. The 29-year-old,...

2005-08-12 17:10:32

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson tore through his first nine holes and scrambled to the finish to seize a three-stroke lead in the U.S. PGA Championship second round Friday after firing a five-under-par 65. "It's early. I'm only halfway through," said American Mickelson, who needed just 25 putts on Baltusrol's fast greens before finishing at eight-under 132. "I made a lot of good putts." Charging into second place was unheralded American Jerry Kelly,...

2005-08-12 17:05:27

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - While everyone else felt the heat at Baltusrol on Friday, Phil Mickelson fed off love as he forged four shots clear with a five-under-par 65 in the U.S. PGA Championship second round. Mickelson was the undisputed headline act on day two and is well placed to win the second major of his career after being urged on by a New York area crowd who have embraced the Californian as one of their own. "I love the people here ... I love...

2005-08-12 15:36:34

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - World number one Tigers Woods was struggling to survive the U.S. PGA Championship cut on Friday as he began his back nine at Baltusrol three strokes above the projected mark. Woods, whose opening five-over-par 75 was his worst start a major championship, mixed four bogeys with two birdies to stand at seven over heading into the homeward half of his second round. After winning this year's U.S. Masters and British Open, the 29-year-old American was...

2005-08-12 14:32:34

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson tore through his first nine holes and scrambled to the finish to seize a four-stroke lead in the U.S. PGA Championship second round on Friday after posting a five-under-par 65. "It's early. I'm only halfway through," said American Mickelson, who needed just 25 putts on Baltusrol's fast greens before finishing at eight-under 132. "I made a lot of good putts." Tied for second place at four-under 136 were former champion...

2005-08-12 12:58:50

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson tore through his first nine holes on Friday and survived a see-saw finish to seize a four-stroke lead in the U.S. PGA Championship second round after posting a five-under-par 65. "It's early. I'm only halfway through," said American Mickelson, who needed just 25 putts on Baltusrol's fast greens before finishing at eight-under 132. "I made a lot of good putts." Tied for second place at four-under 136 were former...

2005-08-12 12:01:52

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - U.S. PGA Championship officials defused a Tiger Woods controversy on Friday, dismissing suggestions the world number one's caddie Steve Williams had stepped on his ball the previous day. Woods, who carded an opening five-over-par 75, could have faced disqualification for signing an improper scorecard if officials ruled that Williams, whether or not intentionally, had trod on Woods's ball and failed to admit to doing so. "There is...

2005-08-11 14:03:41

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Tiger Woods, chasing an historic third major title of the season, made his worst start in a major championship with a five-over-par 75 in the U.S. PGA Championship at Baltusrol on Thursday. "It was just one of those days," said world number one Woods, who insisted he was still in the hunt for another major crown to add to his U.S. Masters and British Open wins earlier this year. Woods, who won three majors in 2000, and Ben Hogan, in 1953,...

2005-08-11 14:17:39

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Tiger Woods's bid for a third major of the year got off to a stuttering start as Ben Curtis returned to the spotlight by taking a share of the early lead in the U.S. PGA Championship first round on Thursday. On a sweltering day at Baltusrol Golf Club, 2003 British Open champion Curtis fired a three-under-par 67 to join South African Trevor Immelman at the top of the leaderboard in the season's final major. Australia's Steve...

2005-08-11 11:41:17

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Tiger Woods's bid for a third major of the year got off to a stuttering start while former winner Steve Elkington set the early pace in the U.S. PGA Championship first round Thursday. On a sweltering day at Baltusrol Golf Club, Australian Elkington reeled off three consecutive birdies from the par-four second before reaching the turn in three-under-par 31. That left the 1995 champion a stroke ahead of South African Trevor Immelman,...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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