Golf News / May 2007

Scotland's Lawrie joint leader in Wales Open

Thu May 31, 2007, 09:12 PM

Scotland's Paul Lawrie, Europe's last winner of a Major title, was a joint leader after the first round of the EPGA Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Thursday. The 38-year-old from Aberdeen began the event with a four under par 65…

Wie withdraws before season, like ball, went down the drain

Thu May 31, 2007, 09:08 PM

Struggling US teen golf prodigy Michelle Wie withdrew from her first tournament in four months here Thursday before ending a round that could have cost her the rest of the season. The 17-year-old Hawaiian of Korean heritage was…

Sorenstam set for golf Ginn Tribute

Thu May 31, 2007, 06:10 AM

Annika Sorenstam, the former world No. 1 and one of the top players in the history of the LPGA Tour, headlines the field at the Ginn Tribute which starts Thursday. Sorenstam is making her return at the 2.6 million dollar event…

Woods and Mickelson to square off at Memorial golf event

Thu May 31, 2007, 01:40 AM

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will renew their rivalry at this week's Memorial as both are playing the USPGA event for the first time since 2002. Golf fans have long craved a legitimate rivalry between Woods and someone else,…

US golf ace Woods uncertain baby will let him play in National debut

Tue May 29, 2007, 08:19 PM

Tiger Woods has no plans to seek the US presidency, has heard enough baby name ideas and might miss the inaugural PGA National he will host here in July to attend the birth of his first child. Giving no clue as to a due date for…

South African Sabbatini wins playoff for US PGA triumph

Mon May 28, 2007, 05:23 AM

South African Rory Sabbatini dropped a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the US PGA Crowne Plaza Invitational here Sunday, beating veterans Bernhard Langer and Jim Furyk. Sabbatini fittingly made his winning…

Hansen nips Rose to PGA title after playoff decider

Sun May 27, 2007, 06:32 PM

Anders Hansen of Denmark was the unexpected winner of the BMW PGA Championships on Wentworth's West Course on Sunday. Five years after his first win in these championships, Hansen sealed only his second victory on the European…

Korean golfer Bae Sang-moon wins SK Telecom Open

Sun May 27, 2007, 10:02 AM

Young South Korean golfer Bae Sang-moon dedicated his maiden Asian Tour victory Sunday at the SK Telecom Open to his caddie, who happens to be his 51-year-old mother. Bae, 21, shot a steady five-under-par 67 to win by six…

Verplank tied for lead at weather-hit Crowne Plaza Invitational

Sun May 27, 2007, 03:08 AM

Scott Verplank fired five birdies through his first 13 holes Saturday and climbed into a six-way tie atop the leaderboard before rainfall and darkness suspended the third round of the six million dollar Crowne Plaza Invitational…

'Wacky' Els continues erratic golf form at Wentworth

Sat May 26, 2007, 02:03 PM

Ernie Els continued his erratic progress in the BMW PGA championships here on Saturday, combining four birdies and two eagles with a series of bogeys, for a third round and level par 72. The South African, who began this year's…

South Africa's Clark leads weather-hit PGA event

Sat May 26, 2007, 09:23 AM

South Africa's Tim Clark fired a six-under-par 64 and owns a one-stroke lead at the six million dollar Crowne Plaza Invitational after the second round, which was postponed due to darkness. Clark failed to finish higher than…

Els fails to match pace of Rose and Cabrera

Fri May 25, 2007, 08:32 PM

England's Justin Rose and Angel Cabrera of Argentina, both on eight under par, headed the field after the second round of the PGA Championships at Wentworth Friday. Rose, with a second round 70, and Cabrera, whose 66 included a…

Kapur and Rose set the pace at Wentworth golf event

Fri May 25, 2007, 02:58 PM

Shiv Kapur of India and Justin Rose of England, in the clubhouse at 8-under par, are setting the pace in the second day of the BMW PGA Championships here on Friday. Kapur picked up where he had left off in the dusk of Thursday…

Sorenstam seizes first round lead at LPGA event

Fri May 25, 2007, 05:13 AM

Charlotta Sorenstam shot an eight-under-par 64 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Beth Bader and a two-stroke edge over a group of three in the 1.3 million dollar Corning Classic. Sorenstam carded a bogey-free round,…

Broadhurst and Rose lead after first day

Thu May 24, 2007, 08:42 PM

Paul Broadhurst and Justin Rose were readying themselves for a second round onslaught from their rivals in the BMW PGA Championship after the British pair led after Thursday's first day. With Marcus Fraser, Ernie Els, Padraig…

Broadhurst shoots 66 to set early pace at Wentworth

Thu May 24, 2007, 02:44 PM

Ernie Els of South Africa racked up eight birdies on Wentworth's revamped West Course on Thursday's opening morning of the BMW PGA Championships, but could only watch as Paul Broadhurst of England set the early pace on the…

Japanese golf prodigy out for Tiger's Masters record

Wed May 23, 2007, 01:26 PM

Ryo Ishikawa, 15, who has become the youngest winner on a Japanese golf tour, says he won't turn professional any time soon but is dreaming of breaking Tiger Woods' record at the US Masters. As Woods won the 1997 US Masters…

Teen prodigy Wie will try again to make PGA cut in July

Tue May 22, 2007, 07:48 PM

Michelle Wie has accepted a sponsor's exemption to compete here in the US PGA John Deere Classic in July, once again trying to make the cut against top male professional golfers. Tournament officials announced on Tuesday that…

Faldo opts for Olazabal and McGinley as Ryder Cup assistants

Tue May 22, 2007, 07:04 PM

Europe's captain for the 2008 Ryder Cup Nick Faldo on Tuesday appointed fellow Ryder Cup heroes Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain and Irishman Paul McGinley as his assistants for next year's renewal. Faldo, Europe's record points…

Masters winner Johnson captures ATT Golf Classic

Mon May 21, 2007, 03:06 AM

Masters champion Zach Johnson defeated Japan's Ryuji Imada on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff on Sunday to win the the ATT Classic. All three of the 31-year-old Johnson's career titles have been earned in the state of…

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