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Els Wins Stunning British Open

Adam Scott bogeys final 4 holes in huge collapse

(Newser) - Ernie Els kept feeling that something special could happen at the British Open, and it did. But only after a collapse by Adam Scott that no one imagined. Four shots ahead with four holes to play—after eight straight holes with nothing worse than par—Scott bogeyed them all and... More »

Tiger, Lefty, Ernie Fall Short at US Open

Graeme McDowell takes top honors

(Newser) - When Phil Mickelson made his birdie attempt from off the green on the opening hole yesterday, the gallery roared its approval. The fans were prepared to see Lefty charge. They did the same every time Ernie Els or Tiger Woods made a move, creating a rumble of energy through Pebble... More »

Tiger Returning to Rehab

Woods' statement comes during week-long therapy break

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' much-anticipated statement to the press comes during a break from his therapy, according to a letter from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem obtained by AP . Fellow golfers have slammed Woods for choosing to make his first public comments since his car crash and subsequent scandals during the Match... More »

Weekley Wins Second Straight at Harbour Town

Three-shot win grants him a free pass to next year's Masters

(Newser) - Boo Weekley successfully defended his Verizon Heritage title and captured his second career U.S. PGA Tour event at Harbour Town Golf Links today. Weekley shot an even-par 71 for a three-shot victory over Anthony Kim (71) and Aaron Baddeley (69). "It was a lot easier than last year,... More »

Hole in One Doesn't Touch Tiger Territory

Nice moment for Poulter, but No.1 golfer still has no successor

(Newser) - Ian Poulter's hole in one in yesterday's opening round was impressive, but that doesn't bring him to the level of golf's unassailable leader. Tiger Woods, though he's sitting four shots back of the leaders after the first day of the Augusta Masters, is still unquestionably the world's best golfer. The... More »

Surprise! Tiger is the Favorite for Augusta

Golf legend makes winning look like child's play

(Newser) - The outcome of the Masters is all too obvious, an anonymous pro writes for He expects Tiger Woods to win in one of his best performances yet, fulfilling the four-time Masters champion's promises that he is still improving his game. Though Tiger is making most of the tournament... More »

Tiger Rallies for Match Play Win

Woods comes from three behind in first match at World Golf event

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was down three holes with five remaining at the World Golf Championships' Match Play Championship, but roared back to win four straight holes from 14- through 17, playing the final five holes in 5-under par to steal the win from J.B. Holmes.  “I was just... More »

Dubai Makes 4 Straight for Tiger

Woods birdies last 5 of 7 to overcome 4-shot deficit

(Newser) - A day after sinking four shots behind Ernie Els, Tiger Woods birdied five of his last seven holes to overcome the deficit and see if Els could catch up, reports the AP. Instead, the South African hit water on the 18th, handing Woods his fourth straight tournament. "To go... More »

Els Tames Tiger for a Day

South African shoots a 65 to lead Dubai by one stroke

(Newser) - Ernie Els knows he has a long way to go, but he will take his 7-under 65 today that gave him a one-stroke lead in the Dubai Desert Classic, reports the Associated Press. Tiger Woods' day included a 73 that pushed him four strokes back, lots of missed putts, and... More »

Els Scores Record 7th Win at UK Tourney

'Putter stayed hot' as he beat Cabrera despite back pain

(Newser) - Ernie Els scored a record seventh victory at the World Match Play Championship today in Wentworth, England, pocketing £1 million and jumping from third to first on the European Order of Merit, AFP reports. “It’s absolutely a dream come true,” Els says. “In my wildest... 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 »

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 »

Havret Bests Mickelson in Scottish Open

In one-hole playoff, Frenchman qualifies for his first major

(Newser) - France's Gregory Havret emerged as the Scottish Open champion yesterday, besting Phil Mickelson in the first hole of a playoff. Mickelson, who has a history of faltering late, found himself in the tiebreak after an ugly drive and a bogey on 18. Another one-over by Lefty opened the door for... More »

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