Six players share halfway lead at tight Sicilian Open, Daly two off pace

SCIACCA, Italy -- John Daly made five birdies and an eagle in his second round on Friday to move to 6 under and challenge the leaders at the Sicilian Open on the European Tour. With afternoon winds blowing in off the Mediterranean, the 46-year-old Daly managed the conditions to post a 5-under 67. “The last [...]

By | March 31st, 2012|PGA Golf News|0 Comments

Oosthuizen and Davis tied at Houston Open as darkness halts Friday play

HUMBLE, Texas -- Brian Davis changed his life last year, and he's finally seeing the adjustments translate to better golf scores. Davis shot a 65 in his second round Friday and shares the lead at 11 under par with Louis Oosthuizen at the rain-delayed Shell Houston Open. Shell has been the Houston Open's title sponsor [...]

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Tseng cards second straight 68, leads Kraft Nabisco by one after 36 holes

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- After taking one round off from her utter domination of the LPGA Tour to get rested and reinvigorated, Yani Tseng is right back in her usual spot atop the leaderboard. The world's top-ranked female golfer shot her second straight 68 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Friday, moving into a one-stroke [...]

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Wagner, re-dedicated to golf game, back at site of first victory in Houston

HUMBLE, Texas -- Johnson Wagner’s first PGA Tour victory proved to be more of an anomaly than a springboard. Wagner won the 2008 Shell Houston Open, then failed to earn a top-10 finish the rest of the year, missing five cuts. The following year was even worse, with 13 missed cuts in 27 starts. Shell [...]

By | March 30th, 2012|PGA Golf News|0 Comments

Ascension of female CEO at IBM revives Augusta membership debate

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The appointment of a new chief executive at IBM has revived the debate over Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership just one week before the Masters. IBM hired Virginia Rometty as its CEO this year, which could mean a break in recent tradition if Augusta National sticks to its history of never [...]

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Yang leads by one at Kraft Nabisco, Tseng two shots back in third place

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Amy Yang shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Lindsey Wright in the opening round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Thursday. Yani Tseng was third at 68, ending the top-ranked player's streak of eight consecutive rounds with the lead. The five-time major champion has won two straight [...]

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Lawrie sets course record to lead by one after first round of Sicilian Open

SCIACCA, Italy -- Practice made perfect for Ireland's Peter Lawrie on Thursday as he carded a course-record 64 to claim the lead after the first round of the Sicilian Open on the European Tour. Lawrie carded nine birdies and just one bogey at Verdura Golf and Spa Resort to finish 8 under par, one ahead [...]

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Cabrera and Pettersson share lead as rain halts first round of Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas -- Angel Cabrera and Carl Pettersson took advantage of early tee times to beat the rain and share the early lead in the Shell Houston Open. Cabrera and Pettersson shot 7-under 65 in calm conditions Thursday morning to set the pace before the first round was suspended by a thunderstorm. Shell has been [...]

By | March 30th, 2012|PGA Golf News|0 Comments

Westwood skips trip to Augusta, will warm up for Masters at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas -- Lee Westwood will make his 56th attempt to win a major next week, and for the fourth year running is warming up at the Shell Houston Open. There is a difference this time, though. He did not stop at Augusta National en route to Texas. Shell has been the Houston Open's title [...]

By | March 29th, 2012|PGA Golf News|0 Comments

Neumann of Sweden named Europe captain for 2013 Solheim Cup match

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Liselotte Neumann took her name out of the mix as Solheim Cup captain because she thought it would consume too much of her time. A series of messages from European players convinced her it would be worth it. Neumann was appointed European captain on Wednesday for the 2013 matches, giving the [...]

By | March 29th, 2012|PGA Golf News|0 Comments