Doug Ferguson

Harrington leads PGA Grand Slam in Bermuda

British Open champion Padraig Harrington had little time to enjoy the turquoise coastline below the Mid-Ocean Club, struggling to a three-under 67 and a one-shot lead on Tuesday in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. ''I was struggling with my game, so my head was very much down,'' Harrington said.

Tiger surges ahead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods played a six-hole stretch in seven-under par but followed with a back nine of even-par golf that left him three strokes ahead of the field on Friday after two rounds of the United States Tour Championship. Tearing apart a defenceless course at East Lake Golf Club, Woods made five straight birdies and capped it with a 70-foot eagle putt on the par-five ninth hole to make the turn in 28.

Sabbatini gets another shot at Woods

Rory Sabbatini settled after an early double bogey to salvage a two-over 72 and build a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods in the Bridgestone Invitational. Woods dropped out of a share for the lead with a bogey from the trees on the final hole, but still managed a 69 and left himself a good chance to win this World Golf Championship for the third straight year.

A gentler Carnoustie may await world’s top golfers

Carnoustie was such a brutal test in the 1999 British Open that tabloids referred to it as ''Car-Nasty'' and there were far more complaints than birdies. Sergio Garcia cried in his mother's arms after an 89 in the first round, while Fred Funk withdrew after an 83 in the first round because he was fed up with narrow fairways and knee-high rough.

For Tiger as father, biggest issue may be privacy

Perhaps the most famous photo of Jack Nicklaus as a father came from the 1973 United States PGA Championship. He had just completed a 68 in the second round at Canterbury when four-year-old Gary, the fourth of his five children, ran onto the green and into his arms.

O’Hair takes lead with hat-trick of birdies

Finishing with a hat-trick of birdies gave Sean O'Hair a six-under 66 and a one-shot lead over Phil Mickelson going into the final round of the Players Championship on Saturday. The centerpiece of his birdie-birdie-birdie end was his tee shot on the infamous island green 17th hole, which he thought was heading into the water.

Woods, Singh surge to the top

Tiger Woods hit his stride early with three birdies through five holes and a collection of par saves that kept his round going. Vijay Singh came to life late with an eagle-birdie flurry to rescue an otherwise shaky round. It left them atop the leaderboard at the Wachovia Championship, setting up the possibility of a showdown.

‘Normal guy’ beats Woods in Masters

It all seemed surreal to Zach Johnson. Three clutch birdies on the back nine at the Masters. His name atop the leaderboard. Toppling Tiger Woods. Slipping on the green jacket. ''I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa,'' he said when asked to describe himself. ''That's about it. I'm a normal guy.'' Not any more.

Rose blooms on dull day at Masters

The cheers broke the morning calm at Augusta National when Arnold Palmer took a mighty swing at his ceremonial tee shot. For the next 11 hours on Thursday, the Masters went mute. Throw together a course that has grown 500 yards with brittle conditions, and there wasn't much to cheer.

Double defence for Tiger

Not even Tiger Woods was sure how he would introduce himself on the first tee at Doral Golf Resort, only that the words ''defending champion'' would be appropriate in some capacity. But defending champion of what -- or where? This is the CA Championship, and it's a World Golf Championship with a 73-man field.

Missing Tiger, missing the point

Tiger Woods did not show up at Pebble Beach. Attendance and other numbers used to measure success will be down this year, and tournament director Ollie Nutt won't have to look hard to place the blame. The weather. Woods hasn't been to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am since 2002, yet officials somehow have managed to hand out a trophy.

Mickelson still in shared lead at Pebble Beach

Phil Mickelson shot a two-under 70 on Saturday in the most miserable conditions of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, giving him a share of the lead with Kevin Sutherland. Sutherland got into the final group for the second time in three weeks with a birdie on his final hole at Poppy Hills for a 67.

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