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Jason Day Wins First Major, Breaks a Tiger Record

'I didn't expect I was going to cry'

(Newser) - A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way today at the PGA Championship. Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone else much of a chance at Wisconsin's Whistling Straits. He closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-shot victory and broke Tiger... More »

Dufner Beats Furyk at PGA for 1st Major

'It was a perfect ending'

(Newser) - Equipped with a two-shot lead at the turn, and still carrying a few scars from his PGA Championship collapse two years ago, American Jason Dufner never showed signs of cracking. No one expected anything else from a player whose popularity comes from his flat-line personality. He merely waved to the... More »

Tiger Plays Worst-Ever Round at PGA

He may not even make the cut tomorrow

(Newser) - Tiger Woods may be back in the game, but he’s not on his game. Woods suffered his worst round ever at the PGA Championship, struggling to 7-over-par 77. Much of his game was spent in water and on sand, with three double-bogeys and five bogeys, the AP reports. “... More »

Networks Face Tiger-Sized Hole

Drop in ad revenue forecast as casual golf fans tune out

(Newser) - Broadcasters covering major golf events are expected to see a lot less green in the coming months because of Tiger Woods' troubles. Events like the Masters and PGA Championship and the US Open, carried by CBS, are likely to see a major drop in viewer numbers and advertising dollars as... More »

Tiger's Loss Is Good for Golf

(Newser) - There wasn’t supposed to be any drama at the Hazeltine National Golf Club yesterday. Tiger Woods with a lead on Sunday “is like Kristie Alley with cheesecake on her plate,” writes Dan O’Neill of NBC. “You can bet it’s going to be put away.... More »

Tiger Claws Out 2-Shot Lead at US PGA

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was one round away from winning another major but he squandered a four-shot lead and drew more company than he wanted at the US PGA Championship today. Woods played so-so on another windy afternoon at Hazeltine National until his lead was gone. Only at the end of the... More »

Woods Retakes Control at PGA

(Newser) - Just like that, Tiger Woods was back in control of the US PGA Championship today. Woods took advantage of the shortened par-4 14th and a poor finish by Ross Fisher, needing only two holes to turn a tie into a three-stroke lead. Woods, looking to win his first major of... More »

Tiger Grabs Early Lead

(Newser) - Tiger Woods—still seeking his first win at a major this season—shot a 5-under 67 that put him atop the leaderboard at the PGA Championship today. With his bogey-free round, he's one stroke up on playing partner and defending champ Padraig Harrington. Woods broke 70 in the opening round... More »

Harrington Wins PGA

Irish star breaks 78-year-old European dry spell

(Newser) - Ireland's Padraig Harrington yesterday became the first European since 1930 to win the US PGA Championship. Harrington bested Sergio Garcia in a tense duel at Oakland Hills with a par four on the 18th, matching Tiger Woods' 2006 achievement of winning major tournaments back-to-back, reports RTE. More »

Tiger's Absence Sure to Cripple Broadcasters

'News is a punch in the gut' for golf's summer TV ratings

(Newser) - It will be a brave new world for televised golf with Tiger Woods out of commission for the summer and fall, and it's not a future networks want to be living in, Golf.com notes. "Let's be realistic here: This news is a punch in the gut," says... More »

Tiger Designing First Golf Course

Champ plans challenging game in Blue Ridge Mountains

(Newser) - Super champ Tiger Woods is ready to hit the greens again—this time with his first-ever design for a golf course. He's planning a whole new 18 holes on a scenic spread in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Describing himself as a "minimalist," Woods said he'll rely on... More »

Tiger Woods Takes PGA

(Newser) - Tiger Woods collected his 13th career major by winning the PGA Championship on the steamy Southern Hills course in Tulsa today, scoring a 1-under 69 for a two-shot victory over Woody Austin. Woods was the first major champion in seven tries, Newsday reports,  to make a par on the... More »

Garcia DQed for Math Error

2007 meltdown continues for golf's unluckiest man

(Newser) - An error on a scorecard he signed caused Sergio Garcia to be disqualified from the PGA Championship in Tulsa, the culmination of a nightmare 2007 for him. The Spaniard's partner, Boo Weekley, misrecorded Garcia's 17th hole as a 4 when it was a 5. Had Garcia remained, he would have... More »

Woods Tees Up Victory in Tulsa

Tiger emerges as favorite at 7 under after workmanlike 3rd round

(Newser) - After an historic 7-under 63 at Southern Hills, Tiger Woods had no problem holding his lead in the third round of the PGA Championship today, even with a decidedly average 1-under 69. Woods will go into the final with a three-stroke lead over Stephen Ames—a position in which he's... More »

Woods Catches Fire in Tulsa

Tiger storms into PGA lead with 7-under 63, tying record

(Newser) - In his last chance to win a major in 2007, Tiger Woods hit a record-tying 63 in yesterday's second round at the PGA Championship in Tulsa. He recorded eight birdies against one bogey and would have hit 62, a score never achieved in 403 Grand Slam events, had his 18th-hole... More »

Chain-Smoking Daly Dominates on Day 1

Golf's wild child putts his way to 2nd with 3-under 67 in Tulsa

(Newser) - John Daly, the hard-living golfer and author of the confessional, "My Life In and Out of the Rough," came out gangbusters on Day 1 of the last major event of 2007, the PGA Championship. Sustained by Diet Coke and Marlboros, the 41-year-old withstood 110-degree heat and put on... More »

Tiger Gears Up for Championship

Hopes Firestone success will carry over to PGA Championship at Southern Hills

(Newser) - Tiger Woods hopes to carry last week's success at Firestone over to this week's PGA Championship at Southern Hills, a course where he's struggled in the past—he finished 12th there in the 2001 US Open. But his strategy will be markedly different from the one that carried him to... More »

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