Golf News / March 2008

Tiger lurks two back as Ogilvy, Jimenez share early Doral lead

Thu March 20, 2008, 10:25 PM

Three-time defending champion Tiger Woods took a bogey at the 18th hole Thursday to finish on five-under 67 opening round and share fourth during day one of the World Golf Championships CA Championship. World number one Woods, a…

USPGA to make a splash in Puerto Rico

Thu March 20, 2008, 01:31 AM

The Puerto Rico Open, the first full-field USPGA Tour event ever held in the Caribbean island, starts Thursday at Trump International Golf Club. Tom Kite designed the 36 holes at Coco Beach Golf and Country Club, and a portion…

Tiger seeks eighth title in a row, fourth consecutive Doral win

Wed March 19, 2008, 06:47 PM

Tiger Woods is more concerned about preparing his game for next month's Masters than extending his win streak to eight events this week by capturing a title here at Doral for the fourth year in a row. World number one Woods, who…

Golfers Liang, Singh take on Tiger

Wed March 19, 2008, 09:43 AM

A strong Asian cast will aim to end Tiger Woods' amazing winning run at the WGC-CA Championship in Doral starting on Thursday. China's Liang Wenchong, last season's Asian Tour merit champion, leads the region's challenge in the…

Friberg rallies to win Mexico City event

Mon March 17, 2008, 01:32 AM

Sweden's Louise Friberg fired a final round seven-under 65 as she rallied from a 10-shot deficit to capture the LPGA's MasterCard Classic on Sunday. Friberg, of Helsingborg, reached six-under 210 to post a one-stroke victory…

Woods birdies 18 to extend USPGA win streak to five

Sun March 16, 2008, 10:45 PM

Tiger Woods rolled in a 24-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational, extending his USPGA Tour win streak to five-consecutive tournaments. The 13-time major winner fired a final round…

Golf: McDowell triumphs in Ballantine's thriller

Sun March 16, 2008, 10:30 AM

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell won the Ballantine's Championship on the third play-off hole after a gripping duel with Jeev Milkha Singh of India on Sunday. McDowell ripped his approach to within two feet for birdie three as…

SKorea's Oh grabs lead in LPGA's Mexico event

Sun March 16, 2008, 03:08 AM

South Korean Ji-Young Oh fired a five-under par 67 here Saturday to seize a two-stroke lead after the second round of the 1.3 million-dollar LPGA MasterCard Classic. Oh's bogey-free round left her on nine-under par 135 after 36…

Tiger fires 66 to roar into share of lead at Palmer's PGA event

Sat March 15, 2008, 10:49 PM

World number one Tiger Woods fired a four-under par 66 here Saturday to leap into a share of the lead with four rivals after three rounds of the 5.8 million-dollar Arnold Palmer Invitational. Woods, who began the round sharing…

Late blunder costs McDowell in golf tournament

Sat March 15, 2008, 09:32 AM

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell dramatically double-bogeyed the last hole to give Jeev Milkha Singh a share of the Ballantine's Championship lead on Saturday. The front-runner, who had successfully held off India's Singh all…

McGill takes lead in Mexico LPGA event

Sat March 15, 2008, 01:35 AM

Mexico's Lorena Ochoa stumbled to a four-over-par 76 in the opening round of the USLPGA MasterCard Classic, putting her in a group of 16 competitors tied for 77th place. Jill McGill fared better over the first round of the 1.3…

Fiji's Singh seizes two-shot lead at Arnold Palmer golf event

Sat March 15, 2008, 12:44 AM

Defending champion Vijay Singh fired a five-under 65 to take the lead after the second round of the USPGA Arnold Palmer Invitational event at the Bay Hill course. The Fijian-Indian reached nine-under 131 and has a two-stroke…

England's Westwood calls for uniform global doping tests

Fri March 14, 2008, 08:56 PM

English golfer Lee Westwood wants the sport's governing bodies to agree upon what drugs are performance-enhancing substances before testing starts July 1. Westwood takes the anti-asthma drug salbutamol that is legal on the US…

DiMarco puts problems behind him

Fri March 14, 2008, 04:12 PM

US star Chris DiMarco found an unusual solution to his problems on Friday -- sticking out his butt. DiMarco, who has only made two of his last 10 cuts, said wife Amy, his caddie this week, told him to push out his posterior for…

McDowell shoots blockbuster in Ballantine's golf Championship

Fri March 14, 2008, 03:12 PM

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell produced a jaw-dropping 64 to open up a two-shot lead at the 2.9-million-dollar Ballantine's Championship on Friday. McDowell took advantage of calm conditions, despite an earlier wind delay,…

Couples hits retro 65 while Woods struggles at Bay Hill

Fri March 14, 2008, 01:10 AM

It was like a giant hand reached up and turned back the clock for former champ Fred Couples who fired a five-under 65 to seize a share of the first-round lead at the Bay Hill course Thursday. The 48-year-old American shares the…

Ilonen, Carolan on top in Ballantine's golf championship

Thu March 13, 2008, 12:02 PM

Finland's Mikko Ilonen and Tony Carolan of Australia held a slim lead over a huge chasing pack on Thursday as big names stumbled in round one of the Ballantine's Championship. Ilonen and Carolan's five-under 67 put them one…

Late birdies keep Harrington in touch with Ballantine's Championship leader

Thu March 13, 2008, 06:57 AM

British Open winner Padraig Harrington scraped to one-under-par 71 to stay in touch with early Ballantine's Championship leader Mikko Ilonen on Thursday. Harrington birdied his last two holes, the eighth and ninth, to lie four…

Golf ace Tiger takes aim at Hogan and seventh triumph in a row

Wed March 12, 2008, 08:10 PM

Tiger Woods will try to match Ben Hogan for third place on the all-time PGA victory list and capture his seventh tournament title in a row when the Arnold Palmer Invitational begins Thursday. Playing in his hometown on a Bay…

Downbeat golfer DiMarco pins hopes on 'lucky' wife

Wed March 12, 2008, 05:09 AM

US golf star Chris DiMarco on Wednesday said he hoped a "lucky charm" -- his wife -- would help turn around the worst slump of his career. DiMarco will be caddied at this week's Ballantine's Championship by his wife Amy, who…