Tiger Woods is poised to win his seventh title at Firestone after charging to a third round 65 in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday. Woods started the third day five shots behind leader Padraig Harrington, frustrated by his putting in his second round 70 for a halfway total of two-under 138. But the world number one found his touch with a breathtaking back nine in wet conditions in Akron, Ohio
At least 38 people are feared dead in landslides and heavy rains in two hilly hamlets of northern India, authorities said Saturday. The Irishman, returning to form ahead of the defense of his PGA Championship title, leads by one shot at the World Golf Championships event following a one-under-par 69 in the second round on Friday. Harrington, who will be paired with world No.
Padraig Harrington has retained his lead at the halfway stage of the Bridgestone International after carding a second successive sub-par round for the first time in four months in Akron, Ohio. The Irishman, returning to form ahead of the defense of his PGA Championship title, leads by one shot at the World Golf Championships event following a one-under-par 69 in the second round on Friday. Harrington, who will be paired with world No
Padraig Harrington returned to top form ahead of his defense of the PGA Championship with a six-under-par 64 to lead the Bridgestone International. The Irishman has endured a miserable year after reshaping his swing, but his first round showing at Firestone Country Club in Ohio showed his hard work may be paying off. “Compared to the first six months of the year it’s obviously my low score of the year, my best score of the year,” he told reporters.
Tom Watson is backing a ruling to set an age limit of 60 for former champions to take part in the British Open – despite coming within a whisker of taking the title at Turnberry on Sunday – aged 59. Watson told CNN that the Royal and Ancient, who run the British Open, had made a “sensible decision and I concur with it.” It will mean that the eight-time major winner will be making his final appearance in the British Open at the ‘home of golf’ St.Andrews next year, but the American legend has no regrets.
Many saw the renaissance of American golfer Tom Watson at the recent British Open in Turnberry, as clear evidence that romance is alive and kicking in one of the world’s most ancient of games. Little over a month shy of his 60th birthday, the winner of eight career majors defied the odds and the skeptics, to not only lead the championship for much of the duration, but to obdurately defy his advancing years and effects of a hip-replacement to come within a whisker of winning the Claret Jug for a sixth time.
Padraig Harrington’s British Open title defense ended with a three-over 73 for a 12-over-par total of 292, but he defended the swing changes which have come under scrutiny after a poor season. Harrington, a double major winner in 2008 and going for a hat-trick of British Open titles at Turnberry, spent the winter re-modelling his swing and results have been disappointing. He came into the British Open off the back of five missed cuts in PGA and European Tour events, but remains undaunted
Tiger Woods was heading out of the British Open as 59-year-old Tom Watson shared the joint lead after a dream finish to his second round at Turnberry. World number one Woods endured a nightmare back nine on the Ailsa Course and stood seven-over par as Watson drained a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th to join fellow American Steve Marino in the clubhouse on five under.
Sandy Lyle apologized for disrupting Colin Montgomerie’s British Open preparations on Tuesday, but did not retract his allegations of cheating against his fellow Scot. Lyle angered his friend, who he lost out to in a bid to become Europe’s 2010 Ryder Cup captain, when last week he brought up an incident involving Montgomerie at the 2005 Indonesian Open
World number two Phil Mickelson has confirmed he will not take part in the British Open which begins in Turnberry on Thursday. The American, who has been replaced by compatriot Ben Crane in the 156-player field, has pulled out so he can be with his wife and mother who are both battling cancer. Mickelson, who has contested every Open since he turned professional in 1994 but only finished in the top 10 once when he was third at Troon in 2004, confirmed his decision with an announcement on his official Web site, www.philmickelson.com.