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2005: British Open - Golden Moments

The Nicklaus-Woods twinbill was about as much neon as a golf marquee can burn.

2005: At long last, Bowie breaks through

It seems nothing in professional golf has come easy for Heather Bowie. Neither did her first LPGA victory – until the very end.

2005: Clark cruises at loaded Loch Lomond

Tim Clark proved his third-place finish at last month’s U.S. Open was no fluke. Funny how a tournament victory can validate a performance.

2005: Clark cruises at loaded Loch Lomond

Tim Clark proved his third-place finish at last month’s U.S. Open was no fluke. Funny how a tournament victory can validate a performance.

2005: Profile - Simmering summer

Michael Sim made his first impression in golf when he was 4 years old. Sixteen years later, Michael Sim is making an even bigger impression.

2005: Hey, R&A, best players deserve better

Greg Owen’s frustration was palpable after the second round of the Barclays Scottish Open.

2005: Wiemania hits the Heartland

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce president heaving his calculator against the wall after figuring lost economic impact on the weekend.

2005: Passport in hand, O’Hair heads to British

After rookie Sean O’Hair won his first PGA Tour event July 10 he had a quick decision to make. Go to the British Open or not?

2005: Nike ad features Woods as 5-year-old ‘champ’

If you thought Tiger Woods’ eight-stroke victory at the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews was a romp, check out Nike’s new TV spot commemorating his return to the home of golf.

2005: Newsmakers - Quigley’s travel woes put stop to ‘The Streak’

It wasn’t an ailing hip that finally snapped Dana Quigley’s nine-year competitive streak.

2005: Golf excluded from 2012 Olympics

There were plenty of English smiles at the International Olympic Committee’s session July 6-9 in Singapore when London was named site of the 2012 Olympics.

2005: Newsmakers - Pressel peeved by Votaw’s decision

Morgan Pressel received an answer from LPGA commissioner Ty Votaw regarding her petition to go to Q-School. There was good news and bad.

2005: Golf excluded from 2012 Olympics

There were plenty of English smiles at the International Olympic Committee’s session July 6-9 in Singapore when London was named site of the 2012 Olympics.

2005: Pressel latest to petition LPGA

The 17-year-old had kept her future plans quiet for nearly three weeks, and she finally was ready to talk.

2005: Chuggin’ from the Jug

The silver jug, of course, is the oldest, most historic, and perhaps most treasured trophy in golf.

2005: Why lengthen Augusta?

Did Augusta National really need lengthening?

2005: Dispelling Myths

The golf swing is full of misunderstanding and myth. Everything is not as it seems.

2005: Huffy turns to Chinese allies to emerge from bankruptcy

Huffy Corp. has reached an agreement in principle for a reorganization plan that, if approved, will allow it to emerge from bankruptcy as a private company.

2005: Golf unplugged

Internet culture, business demands usher Wi-Fi service onto courses.

2005: GB&I sets Walker Cup side

16-year-old Fisher heads five-man English contingent.

2005: Bjorn’s K Club demons resurface

After struggling through a horrendous finish July 3, an early exit might have seemed like a good idea this year for Thomas Bjorn.

2005: Open memories at the Old Course

The 134th Open Championship will tee off for the 27th time in the “auld grey Toon,” universally recognized as the home of golf.

2005: PGA Tour has its share of risk/reward par 4s

The PGA Tour visited 57 venues in 2004, and many of those courses featured short par-4 holes measuring less than 375 yards.

2005: Short par 4s make St. Andrews special

There are lots of oddities about the Old Course, and all will be on display July 14-17 during the British Open.

2005: Memorable moments

From Jones to Flitcroft to Rose, amateurs have left their marks.

2005: Stardom takes a detour

Gordon Sherry’s career path has changed since 1995 British Open success.

2005: The end of a Golden era

The man who dominated major golf championships like no other is about to say what should be an emotional goodbye.

2005: Jolly new Nick

Transformed Faldo replaces intensity with personality.

2005: Still smilin’

Jason Gore, prince of Pinehurst, returns to reality.

2005: At long last, Toledo on top

Esteban Toledo has been close to winning a professional event, but finishing the job has always eluded him. Until now.

2005: Streck back in the books

Ron Streck, who turns 51 July 17, became the first wire-to-wire winner on the Champions Tour this year.

2005: Top names no match for Baena

There was a time, little more than a year ago, when Marisa Baena seriously thought about giving up tour life.

2005: Furyk doesn’t fold under Tiger’s charge

When Jim Furyk holed out for a two-stroke victory over Woods at Cog Hill, there was a mixture of relief and pride.

2005: Bryant, Mayfair, Perez added to Open

All but 14 spots were filled last week for the British Open July 14-17 at St. Andrews.

2005: Lang says she’s ready to play for pay

Brittany Lang, 19, told Golfweek June 28 that she would turn professional at this week’s Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.

2005: Augusta keeps on growing

Augusta National Golf Club, already one of the longest courses in major championship history, is getting longer.

2005: Annika’s plans go awry

The U.S. Women’s Open is without a doubt the toughest of the four majors for Annika. She hasn’t won the event since 1996, and she may never win another.

2005: Young and restless

Tiger Woods, who will turn 30 in December, has been the youngest American on the last four U.S. Ryder Cup teams.

2005: Golf’s Golden Rule

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Better known as the Golden Rule, I consider it the only guide a golf club member needs.

2005: Callaway at a crossroads

A year after disclosing major problems, the equipment giant mounts a comeback. But a tough choice awaits: Go private or stay the course on Wall Street.

2005: Goosen’s ghastly Sunday

Funny what can transpire over the span of a couple hours on Sunday at the U.S. Open.

2005: USGA aces Pinehurst

Several subtle wrinkles were added to make Pinehurst, which is tough enough for even the above-average Joe, a worthy adversary for the world’s best golfers.

2005: ‘Golf for everybody’

As director of the network of Arnold Palmer golf academies, Brad Brewer gained a deep appreciation for teaching golf to players of different abilities.

2005: Brewing up competitive practice

Brad Brewer continually campaigns against what he labels “passive” practice. Instead he teaches “competitive” practice.

2005: Site plan: demo first, then buy

Two online retailers have partnered on a program they say will offer golfers a better way to “demo” and buy new equipment.

2005: Meadowbrook undergoes course correction

Meadowbrook dropped a dozen golf courses from its portfolio by negotiating its way out of leases and mortgages, according to Ron Jackson.

2005: Publinks abuzz with Wie

Michelle Wie qualified for next month’s U.S. Amateur Public Links.

2005: Bonus for Southern Jr. champ

Michael Buttacavoli walked into an impromptu surprise party June 16 behind the 18th green at the Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe.

2005: Pressel’s time at Rolex Junior

Morgan Pressel thought it was over long before the final putt dropped June 17 at the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship.

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