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Golfer's Temper Tantrum Earns Rare Penalty

Sergio Garcia is disqualified from tournament after damaging multiple greens

(Newser) - Pro golfer Sergio Garcia had a rotten day on the course Saturday. Just ask the golfers who had to play behind him—on the greens he damaged in anger. The Scotsman reports that Garcia damaged no fewer than six greens at the inaugural Saudi International, a feat that got him...

After 205 Days, Golfer Garcia Caves to Fan

Mark Johnson will get to caddy for him for one day

(Newser) - For more than 200 days, Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia was the subject of a relentless Twitter campaign from a persistent fan. Mark Johnson, a 40-year-old Englishman, just wanted one thing: To be Garcia's caddie for a day. Using "#Letmecaddieforyou," Johnson sent Garcia a daily tweet—some funny,...

Sergio Sorry for 'Not Racist' Fried Chicken Jab at Tiger

Remark was 'silly,' Spaniard says

(Newser) - The Sergio Garcia-Tiger Woods feud sank to a new low last night when the Spaniard dropped an ill-advised racial stereotype to dig at his rival. When asked at a European Tour awards dinner if he would have Woods 'round for dinner during the US Open, Garcia said, "We...

Sergio Garcia Takes Crazy Shot —From a Tree

Because just taking a drop is entirely unexciting

(Newser) - Faced with a ball that landed in a tree, Sergio Garcia today did what pretty much no golfer would do, ever: As Business Insider reports, he climbed about eight feet up, found his balance, then hit the ball behind him with a one-handed shot that earned him a roar from...

High School Crowns Male Prom Queen
High School Crowns Male Prom Queen

High School Crowns Male Prom Queen

Gay LA student wins title after heartfelt speech to his peers

(Newser) - A Southern California high school has crowned its first male prom queen, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sergio Garcia, 18 and gay, says he began his campaign as a joke. To his surprise, the stunt led to a serious discussion of gay rights and gender roles. “I will be...

Tiger's #1 Ranking in Danger

Woods' injury absence has let rivals get closer, and he won't return until Feb.

(Newser) - Tiger Woods may be the most dominant golfer alive, but his place atop the world rankings is far from secure, Reuters reports. After his incredible US Open victory in June, Woods held a commanding lead over No. 2 Phil Mickelson, but he’s seen that lead dwindle as he recovers...

Europeans Cut US Ryder Lead
 Europeans Cut US Ryder Lead 

Europeans Cut US Ryder Lead

Even without Garcia, Westwood

(Newser) - Even with Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood reduced to the role of spectators, the Europeans cut into a commanding US lead at the Ryder Cup today. The Europeans closed to within 7-5 by winning two matches and halving another. Jim Furyk and Kenny Perry gave the Americans their only outright...

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, notes. "Let's be realistic here: This news is a punch in the gut," says...

Garcia Clinches Players Championship Win

(Newser) - Sergio Garcia ended the longest victory drought of his career today by making a clutch par putt to force a playoff, and then adding another par on the TPC Sawgrass' notorious island green 17th hole to defeat Paul Goydos in The Players Championship. Goydos, playing in the final group, missed...

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...

Garcia DQed for Math Error
Garcia DQed
for Math Error

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...

Harrington Wins British Open
Harrington Wins British Open

Harrington Wins British Open

Irishman is first European to charm claret jug away in eight years

(Newser) - Ireland's Padraig Harrington became the first European to win the British Open since 1999 today, shooting a 4-under 67 in the final round to force a four-hole playoff with Spain's Sergio Garcia. In one of the tightest finishes the unforgiving Carnoustie Links has ever seen, Harrington hit twice into the...

Garcia Heads For Carnoustie Win
Garcia Heads For Carnoustie Win

Garcia Heads For Carnoustie Win

Spaniard closes in after brilliant third round; Tiger out

(Newser) - Spain's Sergio Garcia has a three-stroke lead heading into the final round of the British Open, after a brilliant 3-under 68 today at Carnoustie Links. Now nine under, his nearest opponent in the finals is American Steve Stricker; Tiger Woods fell back to 15th today. If El Nino holds his...

Tiger Good, Garcia Better at British Open

Garcia leads the pack at six-under 65 after Day One in Carnoustie

(Newser) - In a year characterized by high scores and sloppy majors play, Carnoustie has thus far proved the antidote; 24 players finished under par after day one, led by Spain's Sergio Garcia at a 6-under 65. Carnoustie was Garcia's first major tournament, in 1999, when he hit an 89 on the...

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