Golf News / June 2009

No Obama in Tiger's plans but Federer getting the message

Tue June 30, 2009, 08:44 PM

Tiger Woods is not expecting to see US President Barack Obama this week while playing host to the PGA National, but the world number one is staying in touch with tennis pal Roger Federer.

Tiger could enjoy extra edge as new groove hits PGA in 2010

Tue June 30, 2009, 07:11 PM

World number one Tiger Woods is looking forward to new rules adopted on Tuesday by the US PGA Tour that will limit grooves on irons starting next year, making it tougher to spin the golf ball.

Sweden's Jacobson withdraws from PGA National

Mon June 29, 2009, 08:37 PM

Swedish golfer Fredrik Jacobson withdrew on Monday from this week's PGA National, where he finished second last year to match his best showing in 136 US tour events.

Norman to play golf in Australian Open

Mon June 29, 2009, 03:22 AM

Greg Norman has committed to play in the next three Australian Opens, starting with this year's event at the NSW Golf Club, according to Golf Australia.

Perry surges past Goydos to win PGA Travelers

Mon June 29, 2009, 01:25 AM

American Kenny Perry won the Travelers Championship in record fashion, rallying against a strong field to collect his 14th career PGA victory.

South Korea's Shin triumphs at Wegmans LPGA event

Sun June 28, 2009, 10:27 PM

South Korea's Shin Jiyai rolled to a seven-shot win Sunday at the LPGA's Wegmans event, registering her fifth title in the past 11 months.

Memory of mother inspires Dougherty to Munich win

Sun June 28, 2009, 04:41 PM

England's Nick Dougherty remembered his late mother after holding his nerve to claim the third European Tour title of his career at the BMW International Open here on Sunday.

Goydos grabs PGA lead with Perry one stroke back

Sun June 28, 2009, 12:42 AM

Paul Goydos birdied four holes in a row on the back nine to fire his second seven-under par 63 in three days and take a one-stroke lead at the PGA Travelers Championship.

Shin stretches LPGA lead to four strokes

Sun June 28, 2009, 12:36 AM

South Korea's Shin Jiyai has fired a five-under par 67 to stretch her lead to four strokes after the third round of the two million-dollar Wegmans LPGA.

Vintage pro Langer ready to make golfing history

Sat June 27, 2009, 07:09 PM

German golfing legend Bernhard Langer is on the verge of making history to become the oldest winner on the European golf circuit here at the BMW International Open.

Shin seizes lead in storm-struck LPGA event

Sat June 27, 2009, 04:37 AM

South Korea's Shin Jiyai fired a four-under par 68 to seize a three-stroke lead when second-round play was halted by darkness at the two million-dollar Wegmans LPGA.

Golf: Goosen retains lead in Munich Open

Fri June 26, 2009, 10:10 PM

Retief Goosen retained the lead of the BMW International Open Friday but the South African now leads Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen by just one stroke.

Germany's Gal leads after first round of rain-hit LPGA event

Fri June 26, 2009, 05:07 PM

Germany's Sandra Gal, who opened with an eight-under par 64 on Thursday, remained the leader by one stroke after Friday's completion of the first round of the rain-disrupted Wegmans LPGA.

Germany's Gal leads Wegmans tournament

Fri June 26, 2009, 02:40 AM

Germany's Sandra Gal shot an eight-under 64 and for a one-stroke lead as the rain-soaked first round of the Wegmans LPGA was suspended due to darkness. South Korean Shin Jiyai is in second place at seven-under 65, while Becky…

South Korea's Ji seeks second win at Wegman's LPGA

Thu June 25, 2009, 03:39 AM

South Korea's Ji Eun-hee will try to defend her title against a strong field at the two million dollar Wegmans LPGA event which is celebrating its 33rd year at the Locust Hill Country Club. The 23-year-old Ji will be hoping to…

Expect the unexpected at upcoming British Open golf

Wed June 24, 2009, 08:25 AM

When it comes to the looking ahead to the British Open, the year's first two major golf championships have shown some trends - expect a long haul and prepare for an unlikely champion. Lucas Glover, an American with only one prior…

Unheralded Glover captures US Open golf title

Mon June 22, 2009, 08:39 PM

Unlikely major champion Lucas Glover snapped a four-year victory drought on Monday by winning the 109th US Open while Phil Mickelson settled for a record-setting fifth runner-up finish. Glover struggled to a three-over 73 final…

Tiger, Mickelson make charge at US Open

Mon June 22, 2009, 03:23 PM

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson battled their way into contention on Monday in the final round of the US Open as US leaders Ricky Barnes and Lucas Glover blundered under the pressure. Brisk winds, tricky pin placements and…

Mickelson set for emotional charge

Mon June 22, 2009, 02:41 PM

Phil Mickelson was poised to make an emotional charge at unlikely leaders Ricky Barnes and Lucas Glover as the final round of the US Open resumed on Monday. A conclusion to the most weather-disrupted US Open in golf history…

Nilsson wins Saint-Omer Open

Sun June 21, 2009, 06:34 PM

Sweden's Christian Nilsson won the EPGA Open at Saint-Omer on Sunday after carding a final round 69 to finish on a 13-under-par 271, six strokes clear of Jose-Filipe Lima, as he went one better than last year's second place…

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