News for Monday, August 29, 2005


News 2005 August 29


2005: Duke’s Smith victorious at abbreviated Azalea

The 58th Azalea Invitational at the Country Club of Charleston turned into a showdown between two California youngsters and the weatherman.

2005: Masters - Amateur Moore gets second go at Augusta

Ryan Moore will be back at Augusta National Golf Club to give the Masters another whirl before turning professional sometime this summer.

2005: Masters - Their finest hour

Amateurs have produced memorable finishes.

2005: Masters - Crenshaw cherishes Augusta moments

Ben Crenshaw, the man who always has been a brilliant putter ranks 22nd in putting, and is 44th in driving accuracy.

2005: ‘The look’ is back, and so is Tiger

Golf’s spring training tune-up season has ended, and the major season – Tiger Season – is upon us.

2005: Masters - Par 5s stand test of time, technology

Recent alterations to the par 5s have achieved preservation of the original strategy of the holes while adjusting to new conditions of championship play.

2005: Masters - Mickelson’s confidence keeps growing

Phil Mickelson is even better equipped to succeed at the Masters than he was when he won a year ago.

2005: College - Sans superstar, Deacons deliver

Wake Forest currently is No. 9 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, and at one point rose as high as No. 5.

2005: Hietala scores hometown breakthrough

Hietala plays out of the Le Triomphe Country Club and made it pay off with a one-stroke victory over Sean O’Hair March 27 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

2005: Wiratchant makes news of his own

Wiratchant finished at 25 under and became the second Thai player to win on the PGA European Tour.

2005: LPGA - Don’t bet against her

Sorenstam doesn’t receive the recognition she deserves for her consistent domination of the LPGA tour.

2005: Sunday stroll

Focused and content, Sorenstam wins Nabisco by 8 to climb farther from LPGA pack.

2005: Hensby apologizes for Bay Hill walkoff

Mark Hensby caught a good deal of grief when he failed to finish the first round of the Bay Hill Invitational March 18.

2005: Calcavecchia back in the swing

Even with back problems, Mark Calcavecchia made the cut at The Players Championship.

2005: PGA Tour - Jones surprises, waits, falls

Fellow professional Fred Funk playfully exclaimed, “Steve Jones? Where did he come from?”

2005: Competition - Steady

Funky weather works for Players’ champion.

2005: Newsmakers - TPC ball down was breakdown for some

The decision to restart the second round of the Players Championship Saturday morning did not satisfy everyone.

2005: Newsmakers - Masters without Monty?

Colin Montgomerie insists his game is worthy of a Masters invitation.

2005: Newsmakers - PGA Tour's

The PGA Tour’s two biggest tournaments might be on the move in 2007.

2005: Newsmakers - Top mini-tours combine

After eight years as South Florida’s premier mini-tour, the Golden Bear Tour folded its operations into the first-year Beach Series.