PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- John Senden ended more than seven years without a victory by making two late birdies, including a chip-in from 70 feet on the toughest hole at Innisbrook, for a one-shot victory on a wild and windy Sunday at the Valspar Championship.
Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald now is No. 1 in the eyes of PGA Tour players. Donald capped off a sensational season Tuesday by winning PGA Tour Player of the Year, the most significant of the postseason awards because it's a vote of the players.
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The good news for Jonathan Byrd is that he played in all four majors this year, one year after he wasn’t eligible or didn’t qualify for any of them. The bad news is that he missed the cut in all four.
8 Dec 2011 - 5:15pm - 0 Comments
Big dreams and a little luck can go a long way in golf, though this much should be clear about the 160 players who finished Q-School, and the players who walked away with a full-time job on the PGA Tour: They all believed they were good enough to compete at the highest level.
6 Dec 2011 - 10:36pm - 1 Comments
Brendon Todd shot a final-round 4-under 68 on the Jack Nicklaus Stadium Course to win the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament by one stroke on Monday, earning his Tour card for 2012.
5 Dec 2011 - 7:35pm - 3 Comments
Earl Woods could blow smoke with the best of them, yet it was always entertaining.
5 Dec 2011 - 5:54pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods has climbed back up to 21st in the world rankings after finally ending more than two years without a victory. Woods leaped 31 places after grabbing birdies at the final two holes of the Chevron World Challenge to beat Zach Johnson by one.
5 Dec 2011 - 9:58am - 0 Comments
Turns out that Tiger Woods won the last edition of the Chevron World Challenge. Chevron has decided not to renew its title sponsorship of the tournament that Woods hosts at Sherwood Country Club to benefit his foundation. The company had been the title sponsor for four years.
4 Dec 2011 - 10:24pm - 0 Comments
Marco Dawson shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday on PGA West's TPC Stadium Course to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.
4 Dec 2011 - 6:35pm - 0 Comments
After going more than two years and 26 tournaments without a win, and after so much turmoil in his personal life and with his golf game, Tiger Woods stood over a 6-foot birdie putt Sunday to win the Chevron World Challenge and felt as though nothing had changed.
4 Dec 2011 - 5:30pm - 2 Comments
Will Claxton shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday on PGA West's Nicklaus Tournament Course to maintain his two-stroke lead after the fourth round of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. Claxton had a 15-under 273 total.
3 Dec 2011 - 7:58pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods lost his three-stroke margin with every shot that looked good until the wind decided otherwise. He lost his lead in the Chevron World Challenge because of something that was really out of his control.
3 Dec 2011 - 5:59pm - 0 Comments
Will Claxton shot a 3-under 69 on Friday on PGA West's TPC Stadium Course to increase his lead to two strokes after the third round of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. Claxton, a former Auburn University player, had a 13-under 203 total.
2 Dec 2011 - 6:49pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods knows he's playing better than he has in the last two years, and he has the leaderboard to prove it.
2 Dec 2011 - 5:22pm - 0 Comments
Will Claxton shot a 2-under 70 in windy conditions Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Matt Jones and Harris English after the second round of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. The top 25 in the six-round event at PGA West will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards.
1 Dec 2011 - 6:53pm - 0 Comments
K.J. Choi opened with five straight birdies. Tiger Woods looked as good as he did in Australia, making his fourth birdie with a 3-iron to an elevated green on the par-5 fifth that covered the flag.
1 Dec 2011 - 6:01pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods barely qualified for his own tournament at the Chevron World Challenge, an indication that the last two years have been the worst stretch of his career. His last two weeks of competition allow for a much better outlook.
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Will Claxton and Daniel Summerhays topped the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament leaderboard at 8-under 64 after the first round Wednesday at PGA West. The top 25 in the six-round event will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards.
30 Nov 2011 - 6:30pm - 0 Comments
The pool of young talent in golf has never looked deeper.
29 Nov 2011 - 11:07pm - 0 Comments
Nick Watney has no plans to leave Las Vegas for the North Shore, but one venture into some rather tiny waves was all it took for him to get hooked on surfing.
29 Nov 2011 - 10:43pm - 0 Comments
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