Golf News / June 2008

Veteran Perry wins PGA Buick Open

Mon June 30, 2008, 03:03 AM

Kenny Perry outlasted fellow Americans Woody Austin and Bubba Watson to capture the five million dollar PGA Buick Open on Saturday. Perry, 47, shot a final round six-under 66 to take his second title of the season by one…

Park becomes third South Korean to win US Women's Open

Sun June 29, 2008, 11:17 PM

South Korean Inbee Park fired a two-under 71 Saturday to capture the US Women's Open, becoming the youngest champion in history. The 19-year-old Park started the day two shots adrift of the leader before rallying to finish at…

French fairytale comes true for rookie Larrazabal

Sun June 29, 2008, 04:17 PM

Spanish rookie Pablo Larrazabal pulled off one of the most unexpected European PGA Tour wins in recent years when he captured the four-million euros French Open at Le Golf National on Sunday. The 25-year-old from Barcelona had…

Chopra's walk off birdie helps give Swede Buick golfing lead

Sun June 29, 2008, 06:23 AM

Daniel Chopra has shot a four under 68 to grab a two-stroke lead after the third round of the five million dollar PGA Buick Open. Chopra drained a 15-foot birdie on the final hole to cap his round. At 16-under 200 Chopra leads…

Rookie Lewis leads US Women's Open

Sat June 28, 2008, 11:58 PM

American Stacy Lewis, who turned pro less than three weeks ago, fired a six-under 67 to seize a one shot lead after the third round of the US Women's Open on Saturday. Playing in her first tournament as a pro, Lewis is not…

Larrazabal leads by three at French Open

Sat June 28, 2008, 04:34 PM

Spanish qualifier Pablo Larrazabal continued to defy the odds at the French Open on Saturday firing a four-under 67 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round. The 25-year-old tour rookie from Barcelona fired five birdies…

Mo and Pagunsan share lead at Thailand PGA

Sat June 28, 2008, 04:32 PM

South Korea's Mo Joong-Kyung grabbed a share of the lead at the Thailand PGA Championship here Saturday, leaving him on the brink of ending a 12-year drought on the Asian tour. A three-under par third round of 69 saw him catch…

Brazil's Park leads US Women's Open golf

Sat June 28, 2008, 03:35 AM

Angela Park used her strong putting and iron play to take a one-shot lead in the weather-hit second round of the US Women's Open golf tournament. Park carded a six-under-par 67 and is at six-under-140 for the tournament, which…

Van Pelt takes two-stroke lead at golf Buick Open

Sat June 28, 2008, 02:46 AM

Bo Van Pelt, who is seeking his first win on the USPGA Tour, shot six-under 66 to reach a 14-under total and take a two-shot lead after the second round of the Buick Open. The American started on the back nine and birdied five…

Larrazabal and Lynn share lead at French Open

Fri June 27, 2008, 07:40 PM

Spanish qualifier Pablo Larrazabal and Englishman David Lynn were the surprise halfway leaders at the French Open after second round action on Friday. Larrazabal, one in front after his opening 65 and in the first group out in…

South Korea's Oh leads at US Women's golf Open

Fri June 27, 2008, 02:34 PM

Oh Ji-Young, one of 32 South Koreans in the field, fired a six-under 67 to seize a share of the lead after the first round of the US Women's Open on Thursday. Oh, who turns 20 next month, rolled in six birdies in her first 12…

Pavin shares lead at PGA Buick golf Open

Fri June 27, 2008, 07:26 AM

Corey Pavin, Bo Van Pelt and Dudley Hart each fired a bogey-free 8-under-par 64 to share the lead after Thursday's opening round of the five million dollar PGA Buick Open. Searching for his first title since the 2006 season,…

South Korea's Oh grabs early lead at US Women's golf Open

Fri June 27, 2008, 03:00 AM

Oh Ji-Young, one of 32 South Koreans in the field, fired a six-under 67 to seize a share of the lead after the first round of the US Women's Open on Thursday. Oh, who turns 20 next month, rolled in six birdies in her first 12…

Woods undergoes successful knee surgery

Tue June 24, 2008, 11:44 PM

Tiger Woods had successful reconstructive surgery on the torn ligament in his left knee on Tuesday, the golf superstar reported on his website. The procedure was performed in Park City, Utah, by doctor Thomas D. Rosenberg and…

Thailand Open golf tournament gets new lease of life

Tue June 24, 2008, 06:50 AM

The Thailand Open, one of the region's most revered golf tournaments, will return to the golfing calendar in 2009 after new backers were found, organisers said Tuesday. The tournament has not been held for three seasons due to…

Prayad earns British Open ticket with Japan win

Mon June 23, 2008, 07:03 AM

Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng has booked his place in the British Open after a one stroke triumph at the Mizuno Open in Japan. The in-form Thai sealed his win with a birdie on the 18th hole for a superb six-under-par 65 at the…

Golfer Kaymer wobbles but holds on to win BMW International

Sun June 22, 2008, 07:14 PM

Local favourite Martin Kaymer recovered from losing a six-shot lead to win a play-off against Denmark's Anders Hansen to claim victory in the BMW International Open here on Sunday. Kaymer, the 2007 rookie of the year, had a…

Brilliant Kaymer opens up six-shot lead

Sat June 21, 2008, 08:23 PM

Germany's Martin Kaymer hammered home his Ryder Cup credentials by storming into a six-shot lead after three rounds of the BMW International Open on Saturday. Kaymer, the 2007 rookie of the year, knocked in a 25-foot putt on the…

Langer compares Kaymer to Woods after Munich demolition

Fri June 20, 2008, 07:53 PM

Germany's Martin Kaymer stormed into a five-shot lead at the BMW International on Friday sparking playing partner, and illustrious compatriot, Bernhard Langer to compare the 23-year-old to Tiger Woods. Kaymer, the 2007 rookie of…

Davis, Lowery among unlikely leaders at Travelers PGA

Fri June 20, 2008, 02:06 AM

England's Brian Davis and Steve Lowery were among an unlikely quartet sharing the first-round lead on Thursday at the six million-dollar Travelers Championship. Each of the four sharing the lead at six-under 64 - Davis, Lowery,…

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