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Paragliding Tragedy Claims 2 Lives

2 men killed after in-air collision above Torrey Pines, Calif.

(Newser) - A man from Orange County, Calif., and another from San Diego met a tragic fate after they crashed while paragliding over Torrey Pines on Saturday. The San Diego Tribune reports the two men—identified as 61-year-old Raul Gonzalez Valerio and 43-year-old Glenn Johnny Peter Bengtsson, respectively, per KNSD —were... More »

'I'm Done,' John Daly Says

Troubled golfer hangs it up after missing cut at Torrey Pines

(Newser) - After missing today’s cut at Torrey Pines by a mile, John Daly says he’s quitting golf, for good. “I’m done,” Daly, 43, told the Golf Channel . “I can’t compete. I can’t play like I use too. … I’m tired of embarrassing... More »

The Greatest US Open Ever?

Those who watched at Torrey Pines will tell kids they 'were there when'

(Newser) - The 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines will go down as the epic tournament that Tiger Woods won on one leg, writes Pat Forde for ESPN, both because of the spellbinding golf and the characters who shaped the 5-day contest. The champ faced off with the 45-year-old chatterbox in myriad... More »

Woods Wins US Open on 19th Hole

World No. 1 blows big lead in 18-hole playoff, then wins in sudden death

(Newser) - With a throbbing knee and a pounding heart, Tiger Woods made one last improbable escape Monday and won the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate, his 14th career major and maybe the most amazing of them all. One shot behind on the 18th hole after a... More »

Woods Birdie Forces US Open Playoff

Third-round leader ties veteran Rocco Mediate; two will play 18 holes tomorrow

(Newser) - Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods have finished in a tie at the U.S. Open, forcing an 18-hole playoff for the first time since 2001. The playoff at Torrey Pines will be Monday. Woods will try to win his 14th major, while Mediate, 45, will try to become the oldest... More »

Gimp Can't Hold Tiger Back

Woods stays ahead of the field and in the red at Torrey Pines

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson is out of the picture, and Rocco Mediate doesn't worry Tiger Woods much. For most of the US Open's third round yesterday, Tiger's biggest threat was his own left knee, reports. The knee would send his tee shots flaring off the fairway, and then Woods would... More »

The Real US Open Matchup Is Fan vs. Fan

Tiger devotees and Mickelson maniacs are polar opposites

(Newser) - Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are as contrasting a pair as Coke and Pepsi, at least in terms of the following each draws, CBS Sportsline reports. The only sound that could drown out the "Mickelsonic boom" that has been following the San Diego native is the roar of excitement... More »

Torrey Pines is a Beautiful Beast

Carefully planned US Open course might be tough, but it's fair

(Newser) - Torrey Pines Golf Course has been preparing for years to host the US Open, and all that care will make for a challenging but fair contest this week, writes the New York Times. The longest US Open course ever, Torrey South boasts three lengths of rough, poa annua greens, and... More »

Golf's Top 3 to Tee Off Together at US Open

Mickelson (No. 2) and Scott (3) will play first 2 rounds with Tiger

(Newser) - In a move sure to shock purists, the US Golf Association has decided to group top-ranked Tiger Woods and No. 2 Phil Mickelson in the first two rounds of next week's US Open, the AP reports. The two will be joined by third-ranked Adam Scott; the rest of the top... More »

It's Tiger in a Romp—Again

Woods notches win in his first tournament of the 2008 season

(Newser) - The rest of the PGA is on notice, after Tiger Woods finished off a dominating win at the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines, also the site of this year's US Open. Woods coasted through the final round with a 1-under 71 to win the event for the fourth straight year—... More »

Tiger Builds Huge Buick Lead

Woods has eight-shot cushion going into tomorrow's final round

(Newser) - Justin Leonard said it best after his 65 today moved him into a tie for fourth at the Buick Invitational. "There's two tournaments going on. I'm going to try to win the tournament that Tiger's not playing." Tiger Woods shot a 6-under 66 to take an eight-shot lead... More »

Woods Torrid at Torrey Pines

Tiger's five-under 67 two off the lead

(Newser) - Tiger Woods opened 2008 on a strong note, firing a five-under 67 on the first day of the Buick Invitational. His partner at Torrey Pines last year, Troy Matteson, led all golfers with 65; he and Woods were playing the meatier South Course. Brad Adamonis, out on the relatively lightweight... More »

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