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2005-08-10 19:20:00

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - World number one Tiger Woods will tee off in the 87th U.S. PGA Championship on Thursday with his rivals convinced he is not the invincible force of five years ago. If, however, he can clinch his third major victory of the year at Baltusrol Golf Club Sunday, his peers will have to accept the 29-year-old American is back to his unbeatable best -- and perhaps even better than before. Despite a 2005 PGA Tour campaign that is slowly unfolding as...

2005-08-09 14:25:02

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Tiger Woods aims to carve out another slice of golf history this week as he hunts his third major victory of the year at the U.S. PGA Championship on a course that could not set up better for him. Damp conditions have made the par-70, 7,392-yard classic layout at Baltusrol Golf Club, which finishes with a pair of par-fives, play even longer with soft fairways that favor prodigious, high-ball hitters like Woods. "I can see why a lot of...

2005-08-09 14:08:18

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Measuring an intimidating 650 yards, it is the longest hole in major championship history and big enough for a pilot to land a small plane. Big-hitting John Daly warmed up for the par-five 17th at Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course by trying to hit balls over Niagara Falls -- without success. When the 87th U.S. PGA Championship starts Thursday, Daly will not have to concern himself with the world's biggest water hazard but has about as...

2005-08-04 16:19:40

TORONTO (Reuters) - The opening round of golf's International in Castle Rock, Colorado, was postponed on Thursday due to heavy rain. Poor weather had set in early in the morning and failed to let up, finally forcing officials to reschedule first round action for Friday at the Castle Rock Golf Club. The delay is a setback for world number four Phil Mickelson who is using the $5 million tournament as a final tune-up before heading to Baltusrol, New Jersey next week for the U.S. PGA...

2005-08-02 22:14:15

TORONTO (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson will look to sharpen his competitive edge ahead of the year's final major when he returns to action for the first time since the British Open this week at the International, in Castle Rock, Colorado. The 2004 Masters champion has undergone a form slump since May, with a tie for seventh at the Wachovia championship his only top-10 finish in his last six starts. He has also had uninspiring 33rd and 60th place finishes at the U.S. and British Opens and must...

2005-07-26 22:53:59

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Still basking in his British Open triumph, world number one Tiger Woods returns to action this week at the Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Michigan, with one eye on the U.S. PGA Championship and a possible hat-trick of majors. Making his first start since his five-shot victory at St Andrews two weeks ago, the $4.6 million Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club will be the American's only tune-up ahead of the season's final major at Baltusrol next month. One...