ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — For Canadian Rod Spittle, just playing on the Champions Tour at age 60 is old hat that never gets old. Now, he finds himself in a most unusual place -- alone in the lead for the first time heading to Sunday.
Standing on the 18th green needing a two-putt to win, Jay Haas stood over his putt and backed away. Then he did it again.
7 Aug 2011 - 7:06pm - 0 Comments
Peter Senior found himself in good position to win his first event since joining the Champions Tour last year.
6 Aug 2011 - 8:44pm - 0 Comments
Jay Haas often looks at the scoreboard during his round. What he saw with four holes to play Friday wasn't the most pleasing number.
5 Aug 2011 - 8:14pm - 0 Comments
Olin Browne is looking forward to a home-cooked meal next week. He has spent 12 weeks on the road playing on the Champions Tour or serving as a television analyst during the U.S. Open and British Open.
4 Aug 2011 - 7:42pm - 0 Comments
Back when he was just another kid with big dreams and not so much game, Olin Browne and his then-girlfriend used to go to a hardscrabble par-3 course nearby and imagine what it would be like to win a national championship. Now Browne and his wife, Pam, know.
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A 66 is an impressive score, especially at a major championship, on a legendary course, and particularly when the player shooting it is a 66-year-old grandfather.
30 Jul 2011 - 10:14pm - 0 Comments
Unflappable Olin Browne fought off the heat to shoot a 65 and forge a two-shot lead over Mark O'Meara through Saturday's third round of the U.S. Senior Open.
30 Jul 2011 - 6:15pm - 0 Comments
Olin Browne likes old stuff. That's a perfect attitude for someone playing on the Champions Tour.
29 Jul 2011 - 10:33pm - 0 Comments
At most events set up by the U.S. Golf Association, there's a long line of players complaining about how hard and slick the greens are.
29 Jul 2011 - 10:26pm - 0 Comments
Olin Browne has circled the globe playing professional golf for the past 27 years. He knows it takes a lot more than 18 holes and a lucky shot to win a major championship.
29 Jul 2011 - 12:17am - 0 Comments
If things work out right this week, Damon Green will make more headlines than his boss.
29 Jul 2011 - 12:13am - 0 Comments
There’s just something about a major championship that brings out the best in Tom Lehman. Lehman, who will tee it up Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open, has won the 1996 British Open in addition to the 2010 Senior PGA Championship.
27 Jul 2011 - 11:09pm - 0 Comments
Bernhard Langer enjoyed his time spent at home while he rehabbed a thumb injury. Now the defending U.S. Senior Open champion is honing his game and wants to not only compete, but get back to the winner’s circle.
27 Jul 2011 - 7:07pm - 0 Comments
Russ Cochran won the Senior British Open by two shots on Sunday, holding off fellow Americans Mark Calcavecchia and the fast-finishing Tom Watson to capture his first major title.
24 Jul 2011 - 3:55pm - 0 Comments
Mark Calcavecchia surrendered a three-shot cushion to end the third round of the Senior British Open on Saturday tied for the lead with fellow American Russ Cochran and South Africa’s David Frost.
23 Jul 2011 - 5:28pm - 0 Comments
Mark Calcavecchia, Lee Rinker and Rod Spittle shared a two-shot lead after the second round of the Senior British Open on Friday.
22 Jul 2011 - 3:48pm - 0 Comments
Mark Calcavecchia defied the afternoon rain to shoot a bogey-free 68 and take a three-way share of the first-round lead at the Senior British Open on Thursday.
21 Jul 2011 - 3:44pm - 0 Comments
After struggling in the rainswept British Open, Bernhard Langer hopes he’s back in his element in the senior version on a course that holds fond memories.
20 Jul 2011 - 5:54pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy’s unwillingness to adapt his game to links golf left some of the sport’s elder statesmen unimpressed, with two major winners insisting Wednesday that his attitude must change if he is to join the pantheon of greats.
20 Jul 2011 - 5:47pm - 0 Comments
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