Golf News / July 2007

Hole in one helps Furyk seize Canadian Open golf crown

Mon July 30, 2007, 03:53 AM

Jim Furyk, buoyed by a hole-in-one, fired a seven-under 64 here Sunday to retain his Canadian Open crown. Furyk played his first 10 holes in 5-under-par and finished with a 16-under total of 268 and a one-stroke victory over…

'Kournikova' Gulbis breaks title jinx at Evian Masters

Sun July 29, 2007, 11:51 PM

Natalie Gulbis, the glamour girl of the LPGA Tour, claimed her first title on Sunday when she beat South Korea's Jang Jeong on the first hole of a sudden-death play-off at the Evian Masters. Often dubbed the Anna Kournikova of…

Romero seals win in Hamburg with monster putt

Sun July 29, 2007, 03:49 PM

Argentina's Andres Romero won the Players' Championship of Europe in Hamburg on Sunday by three strokes after finishing with a birdie courtesy of a superb 30-foot putt on the last hole. The 26-year-old from Tucumen, who finished…

Singh seizes lead at Canadian Open

Sat July 28, 2007, 11:57 PM

Fiji's Vijay Singh fired a three-under-par 68 here Saturday to seize the third-round lead in the five million-dollar Canadian Open. While Singh's one-stroke lead was narrow, his advantage in experience over his nearest…

Romero wins hearts in Hamburg

Sat July 28, 2007, 05:28 PM

Argentina's Andres Romero fired a spectacular nine under par in his third round to finish with a two-shot lead at Hamburg's Players' Championship of Europe on Saturday. The 26-year-old from Tucumen was only two shots off Lee…

Inkster targets Evian landmark as Wie crumbles

Sat July 28, 2007, 04:57 PM

American Juli Inkster set up the chance to become the oldest winner on the LPGA Tour when she moved into a two-shot lead after a third round 69 at the Evian Masters on Saturday. But it was a disheartening day for Michelle Wie,…

Sorenstam closes in on Evian Masters leaders

Fri July 27, 2007, 09:15 PM

South Korea's Hong Jin Joo and American Diana D'Alessio shared a three-shot lead on seven under par at the halfway stage of the Evian Masters on Friday, but two-time former winner Annika Sorenstam was among the closest…

England's Scotland and Slattery share lead in Hamburg

Fri July 27, 2007, 08:22 PM

England's Zane Scotland and Lee Slattery share top spot on the leaderboard at the halfway stage after finishing at nine under par at the European Players' Championship on Friday. After Thursday's leader Simon Kahn failed to make…

Mahan soars to golf Canadian Open lead with three eagles

Fri July 27, 2007, 03:26 AM

Hunter Mahan nabbed three eagles en route to a nine-under 62 here Thursday to grab a two-stroke lead after one round of the five million-dollar Canadian Open. Mahan matched his best round of the year, having also posted a 62 in…

Faldo on seniors cruise

Thu July 26, 2007, 08:35 PM

Nick Faldo, who celebrated his 50th birthday last week, made his mark as a senior player on Thursday when he took a share of the first round lead at the British Senior Open at Muirfield. Faldo carded six birdies and three bogeys…

Khan takes Hamburg first round lead

Thu July 26, 2007, 07:08 PM

England's Simon Kahn built on his great start to finish the first day as leader at the European Open in Hamburg after he fired a seven under par on Thursday. An eagle at the third, after two birdies, gave the 35-year-old some…

Wie struggles to stay on Evian pace

Thu July 26, 2007, 05:50 PM

Pat Hurst, a 38-year-old veteran, fellow-American Brittany Lincicome and Ji Eun-Hee, one of the huge crop of talented young South Koreans, shared the lead on six under par 66 after the first round of the Evian Masters on…

Ogilvie wins first PGA Tour title at US Bank Championship

Mon July 23, 2007, 03:25 AM

Joe Ogilvie's long wait for a PGA Tour title ended Sunday as the American triumphed at the four million-dollar US Bank Championship. Ogilvie fired a three-under 67 in the final round for a 14-under total of 266. It is the first…

Seon Hwa Lee captures Women's World Match Play crown

Sun July 22, 2007, 11:33 PM

Seon Hwa Lee defeated Ai Miyazato 2 and 1 here Sunday to become the first South Korean to win the Women's World Match Play Championship. With the victory over the 22-year-old Miyazato, Lee captured her second career title on US…

Harrington edges Garcia to win British Open golf tournament

Sun July 22, 2007, 07:07 PM

Padraig Harrington won the British Open here on Sunday defeating Sergio Garcia in a four-hole play off as once again Carnoustie threw-up a high-drama finish over its closing stretch. Garcia had come agonisingly close to winning…

Birdies signal Woods charge at British golf Open

Sun July 22, 2007, 01:37 PM

Tiger Woods was making a final day charge at the British Open on Sunday having started the day eight behind leader Sergio Garcia. The world No.1, looking for a hat-trick of wins in golf's oldest and most prestigious tournament,…

Course record for Stricker as Garcia closes in on Open glory

Sat July 21, 2007, 04:49 PM

Steve Stricker equalled Carnoustie's course record 64 to fire himself into contention at the British Open on Saturday but overnight leader Sergio Garcia continued to keep the chasing pack at arm's length. On moving day, nobody…

Caddy backs KJ for British Open breakthrough

Sat July 21, 2007, 10:26 AM

KJ Choi's credentials as a player capable of becoming Asia's first major winner have been given a glowing endorsement by one of golf's most experienced insiders. Andy Prodger, the veteran Scots caddy who helped Nick Faldo when…

I'll be back vows Lam after Open heartbreak

Fri July 20, 2007, 04:58 PM

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AFP/AFP) - Lam Chih Bing has vowed to "work his butt off" to ensure he returns to the British Open after his debut appearance ended with him missing the cut here on Friday. A second round 77 left the…

Golfer Garcia holds on to British Open lead

Fri July 20, 2007, 02:15 PM

Sergio Garcia clung on to his lead in the British Open here on Friday, carding a level par 71 in his second round to keep at bay a pack of big name chasers. But with tournament favourite Tiger Woods and the man nearest to him…

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