Golf News / August 2007

Wakefield determined to keep focus on unlucky Saturday

Fri August 31, 2007, 06:37 PM

Simon Wakefield is determined to wake up on Sunday morning with a smile on his face for once after moving into a share of the lead at the Johnnie Walker Championship. Wakefield's four-under-par 69 at Gleneagles on Friday put him…

Steinhauer seizes State Farm first-round lead

Fri August 31, 2007, 03:02 AM

Sherri Steinhauer fired a flawless five-under-par 67 here Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Japan's Ai Miyazato and Marcy Hart after the first round of the State Farm Classic. Miyazato, seeking her first LPGA victory,…

Warren makes the early running at Glenagles

Thu August 30, 2007, 07:26 PM

Marc Warren blasted his way to the top of the Johnnie Walker Championship leaderboard after a superb opening round on Thursday. Warren, last season's Rookie of the Year, carded an eight-under-par round of 65 at Gleneagles to…

King names final US Solheim Cup golf squad

Mon August 27, 2007, 06:34 AM

Paula Creamer, Juli Inkster and Morgan Pressel head the US team for the Solheim Cup against Europe, which was announced by captain Betsy King Sunday at the end of the LPGA Safeway Classic. The Solheim Cup, which began in 1990,…

Ochoa captures third straight LPGA title

Mon August 27, 2007, 03:17 AM

Lorena Ochoa rolled to a third straight LPGA title here Sunday, posting a five-shot victory in the 1.7 million-dollar Safeway Classic. The world number one from Mexico fired a one-under 71 for a 12-under total of 204, adding the…

American Stricker ends PGA victory drought

Mon August 27, 2007, 01:04 AM

American Steve Stricker posted his first PGA Tour victory in six years on Sunday, holding off K.J. Choi down the stretch to win The Barclays. Stricker rolled in three straight birdies on the final three holes en route to a…

Fisher made to sweat for debut Tour win

Sun August 26, 2007, 05:54 PM

England's Ross Fisher overcame nerves and a lengthy inquiry into a possible rule infringement to claim his first European Tour title in the Dutch Open here on Sunday. Fisher went into the final round with a share of the lead on…

Ochoa surges to lead at Safeway Classic golf

Sun August 26, 2007, 06:23 AM

Mexico's Lorena Ochoa continued her march towards her third-straight title by taking a one-shot lead at the LPGA Safeway Classic on Saturday. Ochoa fired a second round six-under 66 to take the lead over second place Sophie…

Langer targets historic win

Sat August 25, 2007, 05:47 PM

Former Ryder Cup skipper Bernhard Langer hopes to celebrate his 50th birthday a day early on Sunday by claiming an unlikely win at the KLM Open at Zandvoort. The German, twice a Masters champion, is four strokes off the lead…

Ghei grabs one stroke lead at the Iskandar Johor Open

Sat August 25, 2007, 04:56 PM

India's Gaurav Ghei battled through a tough third round to gain a one stroke lead at the Iskandar Johor Open on Saturday. Ghei, who delivered a winning run in China in April, carded a one-under-par 70 in challenging conditions…

Carter eyes end of nine-year nightmare

Fri August 24, 2007, 06:55 PM

England's David Carter opened-up a two-shot lead after the second round of the KLM Open at Zandvoort on Friday to move closer to ending a nine-year wait for a European Tour victory. The 35-year-old carded a second consecutive 65…

Flawless Sabbatini leads Barclays first round golf

Fri August 24, 2007, 02:25 AM

South Africa's Rory Sabbatini carded eight birdies without a bogey Thursday to claim the first-round lead with a 63 at the seven million-dollar Barclays golf tournament. Sabbatini surged heading into the turn, posting four…

Not like father, like son for Langer junior

Thu August 23, 2007, 07:24 PM

Bernhard Langer turned back the clock to stand three shots off the lead of the KLM Open on Thursday but his round was overshadowed by a disastrous debut for his 17-year-old son Stefan who finished an embarrassing 28 over par. "I…

Barclays Classic kicks off inaugural US PGA playoff series

Wed August 22, 2007, 09:06 PM

The seven million-dollar Barclays Classic that starts here Thursday will launch the US PGA Tour's much-publicized, if little understood, FedEx Cup playoff series. World number one Tiger Woods won't be among those teeing off at…

Father and son Langer go head-to-head in Dutch golf Open

Wed August 22, 2007, 12:53 PM

German golf legend Bernhard Langer will be on unfamiliar territory at the Dutch Open on Thursday when he will be up against his teenage son for the first time. Langer, a double US Masters winner who will be 50 next Monday, will…

Adam Scott to play in Australian PGA

Tue August 21, 2007, 04:50 AM

Australia's highest-ranked golfer Adam Scott confirmed Tuesday he will play in the Australian PGA Championship at Coolum in Queensland from December 6-9. The world number five player, who has one US Tour victory this year at the…

Mexico's Ochoa captures Canadian Open

Mon August 20, 2007, 01:08 AM

Mexico's Lorena Ochoa fired a two-under-par 69 Sunday to finish three strokes ahead of Paula Creamer in the final round of the Canadian Open. The world's top-ranked player, Ochoa had four birdies and two bogeys on Sunday at the…

Ilonen captures Scandinavian Masters title

Sun August 19, 2007, 06:41 PM

Finland's Mikko Ilonen captured his second European Tour victory of 2007 on Sunday when he won the Scandinavian Masters by two shots after joint overnight leader Martin Kaymer saw his game fall apart. Ilonen, who won the…

Flawless Ochoa claims Canadian Open

Sun August 19, 2007, 02:12 AM

World number one Lorena Ochoa was flawless for the second day in a row here Saturday, firing a seven-under 64 to take a four-shot lead in the 2.25 millin-dollar Canadian Women's Open. After firing a 6-under 65 on Friday, Ochoa…

South African Kingston looks to end title wait

Sat August 18, 2007, 08:41 PM

South Africa's James Kingston is poised to end his long wait for a European Tour title after firing a third round 67 for a share of the lead at the Scandinavian Masters on Saturday. The 41-year-old stands at seven-under for the…

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