Golf News / August 2007

US golfer Daly grabs PGA lead with Westwood, Garcia, Woods lurking

Thu August 09, 2007, 07:22 PM

John Daly, struggling with poor play and personal turmoil, surged to the early lead at the 89th PGA Championship, firing four birdies without a bogey through 15 holes Thursday. The 41-year-old long-hitting US fan favorite who…

Expect thrills at Southern Hills as Tiger defends PGA crown

Thu August 09, 2007, 01:19 AM

Exciting finishes have become a fixture of the PGA Championship in recent years and top-ranked Tiger Woods defending his title this week should ensure more thrills at Southern Hills. Woods seeks his 13th major title in pursuit…

Nightmare 18th green from US Open revamped for PGA

Wed August 08, 2007, 10:23 PM

A nightmare 18th green at Southern Hills that made Retief Goosen and Stewart Cink look foolish at the end of the 2001 US Open has been revamped for this year's 89th PGA Championship. A 72nd-hole horror show saw Cink botch an…

Goosen tries to recapture Southern Hills magic

Wed August 08, 2007, 08:32 PM

South Africa's Retief Goosen will try to recapture the magic this week at the 89th PGA Championship over the same Southern Hills Country Club course where he won his first major title in 2001. Goosen, who shared second at this…

Garcia uncrushed by Open collapse, confident at PGA

Wed August 08, 2007, 06:23 PM

Spain's Sergio Garcia has gotten past the grief of missing a 72nd-hole putt and losing the British Open, confidently saying he wants the same tension-packed chance at this week's PGA Championship. Garcia led most of the…

US, global golf stars make final push for Presidents Cup

Wed August 08, 2007, 04:46 PM

US and International hopefuls make a final bid for berths on the Presidents Cup squads this week at the 89th PGA Championship, the final qualifier for next month's team showdown at Montreal. Nine of 10 automatic selections are…

Choi comes full circle in trek from Korea to US PGA success

Wed August 08, 2007, 03:20 AM

K.J. Choi is back at the site of his first major US golf tournament this week, having come full circle from his desperate early days in America with a pair of impressive triumphs this year. South Korean Choi won the Memorial…

Stars vow not to wilt under PGA Championship heat

Wed August 08, 2007, 12:40 AM

Golf's hottest stars vowed the sizzling heat at the 89th PGA Championship will not melt their resolve when it comes to the sweat-drenched success needed to capture the year's last major tournament. Temperatures were expected to…

Els tries to put the finishing touches on another major

Tue August 07, 2007, 09:17 PM

Ernie Els, coming off a fourth-place effort at the British Open, is struggling to find the finishing touches of form that would make the difference between good rounds and a fourth major title. The 37-year-old South African…

Not even Beckham can conquer Tiger

Tue August 07, 2007, 08:45 PM

Tiger Woods still marvels at being a global sports icon, saying Tuesday he was mystified at how he could defeat England football star David Beckham in a US television sport popularity event. The 31-year-old US golf superstar,…

Masters champion ready for Tiger intimidation factor

Tue August 07, 2007, 07:29 PM

Tiger Woods has a habit of intimidating rivals on Sunday's back nine in major championships, but Masters champion Zach Johnson, who faced down Woods to win a green jacket in April, says bring it on. World number one Woods will…

Irish golfer Harrington ready for European major win streak

Tue August 07, 2007, 05:54 PM

British Open winner Padraig Harrington is ready for Europeans to start a win streak in golf majors now that the Irishman has halted a 31-major winless streak by capturing the Claret Jug. Harrington defeated Spain's Sergio…

Sizzling Tiger faces steamy Southern Hills in PGA showdown

Tue August 07, 2007, 12:47 AM

Golfers might call it the 89th PGA Championship but promotional posters around this sun-roasted city hype this year's final major event like a boxing match - "Tiger versus Southern Hills". Forget the other 155 starters. Forget…

Aussie Leaney takes PGA starting spot as Bohn pulls out

Mon August 06, 2007, 06:25 PM

Australia's Stephen Leaney, the 2003 US Open runner-up still seeking his first US PGA Tour triumph, was added to the field for the 89th PGA Championship on Monday after Jason Bohn withdrew. Leaney, who has missed the cut in four…

Tiger grabs another history-making win

Sun August 05, 2007, 08:24 PM

Tiger Woods won the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational here Sunday to become the first player in US PGA Tour history to claim two hat-tricks of wins in the same event. The world No. 1 came from a shot behind in…

British Open queen Ochoa ends major wait

Sun August 05, 2007, 05:18 PM

Mexico's world number one Lorena Ochoa finally clinched her first major title in comfortable fashion on Sunday with a four-shot victory at the Women's British Open. The 25-year-old from Guadalajara, who carded a final round 74…

Johansson wins the EPGA Russian golf Open

Sun August 05, 2007, 12:27 PM

Sweden's Per-Ulrik Johansson won the two-million-dollar EPGA Russian Open event at the Le Meridien Country Club here on Sunday with a solid five under par fourth round performance. "I feel great," said Johansson after his win.…

Sabbatini edges ahead of Woods at Bridgestone Invitational

Sat August 04, 2007, 10:48 PM

South African Rory Sabbatini capitalized on a late bogey by Tiger Woods here Saturday to claim a one-shot lead after three rounds of the eight million-dollar Bridgestone Invitational. Woods, who has won the elite World Golf…

Gale force Ochoa closes in on Open crown

Sat August 04, 2007, 07:36 PM

Mexico's world number one Lorena Ochoa surged into a six-shot lead after a terrific third round of 73 in wild, windy weather at the Women's British Open over the Old Course here on Saturday. With gusts reaching 35mph, 26 of the…

Sweden's Johansson leads Russian Open

Sat August 04, 2007, 07:35 PM

Sweden's Per-Ulrik Johansson extended his lead to four shots at the two-million-dollar Russian Open at the Le Meridien Country Club here on Saturday with a solid five under par third-round performance. The 40-year-old Swede…