News for Saturday, September 17, 2005

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2005: Amateurs - Saltman savors low amateur honor

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.

2005: British Open - O’Hair turns a corner on winding Open road

Of all the mid-summer blockbusters, however, Sean O’Hair’s tale stands apart.

2005: British Open - Equipment drama a constant

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.

2005: British Open - A finely scripted farewell

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.

2005: British Open - A runner-up’s positive spin

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.

2005: British Open - Langer’s surprise finish stokes his anticipation

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.

2005: British Open - Major vets in contention yet again

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.

2005: British Open - Infamous Road Hole lives up to its tortuous reputation

Thicker than normal rough and a pinched fairway turned golf’s most famous hole into the place good rounds came to die.

2005: British Open - Woods’ off-tee play receives sterling reviews

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.

2005: Riding the wave

Renewed confidence has U.S. Open champion at the top of the game

2005: Quiet assassin

Unassuming DiMarco brings competitiveness, fire to U.S. squad

2005: Goosen stumbles late, but still hangs on

Retief Goosen earned his second victory in five weeks.

2005: One little birdie does trick for Calc

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.

2005: United they stand

Americans follow Lopez’s lead, pull together for victory