News for Saturday, September 17, 2005
If any youngster can follow in Colin Montgomerie’s footsteps and become Scotland’s top golfer, it is Lloyd Saltman, the ebullient amateur from Craigielaw near Edinburgh.
Of all the mid-summer blockbusters, however, Sean O’Hair’s tale stands apart.
Touring pros often need help with their clubs and their minds. Early in the week, Montgomerie had worked himself into something of a frenzy over his wedge play.
When Jack Nicklaus walked off the 18th green of the Old Course after playing two respectable rounds in the 134th Open Championship, he ceased being a golfer – at least by his definition.
If Colin Montgomerie were up to his neck in horse manure he’d more than likely see something positive. Political spin-doctors have nothing on Monty.
Bernhard Langer, 47, was trying to become the oldest major championship winner in history and, at the same time, was trying to put the legend of Captain Invisible behind him.
Jose Maria Olazabal and Fred Couples wrapped up a warm week on the Firth of Forth tied for third, albeit a half-dozen shots behind Open champion Tiger Woods.
Thicker than normal rough and a pinched fairway turned golf’s most famous hole into the place good rounds came to die.
Tiger Woods’ sequestered map toward greatness follows a path in which he embarks on a never-ending journey of improvement. In his World, there are no whistle stops on the railway to satisfaction.
Renewed confidence has U.S. Open champion at the top of the game
Unassuming DiMarco brings competitiveness, fire to U.S. squad
Retief Goosen earned his second victory in five weeks.
Mark Calcavecchia, who has had plenty of birdie binges in his career, was all about saving par in the final round of the Canadian Open, as he did here out of a bunker on the sixth hole at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
Americans follow Lopez’s lead, pull together for victory