From the monthly archives: July 2011

No one rated Sean O’Hair among the favorites heading into the RBC Canadian Open. Least of all O’Hair himself.

But O’Hair claimed victory in a sudden-death playoff when Kris Blanks missed a bogey putt on the first extra hole. The win turned around an awful season for O’Hair, who had made just seven cuts in […]

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Hometown favorite Alex Noren cruised to victory in the Nordea Masters, winning by seven shots at Bro Hof Slott in Stockholm.

Noren’s final-round 77 was hardly a thing of beauty, but he began the day 11 shots clear thanks to a brilliant 63 in round three. The win was his second this season, following the […]

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The numbers tell the remarkable story of Darren Clarke’s improbable run to glory at the 140th Open Championship. The affable Northern Irishman claimed the Claret Jug:

Five years removed from the death of wife Heather from breast cancer On his 20th appearance in the Open, breaking Nick Price’s record of winning for the first time […]

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Rookie Chris Kirk claimed his first PGA Tour win at the Viking Classic, edging George McNeill and Tom Pernice Jr. at Annandale GC in Mississippi. Kirk’s four-round total of 22-under par matched the tournament record.

Tied with McNeill on 17 and facing a 140-yard approach over water, Kirk stuck a 9-iron five feet from the […]

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Luke Donald solidified his spot atop the world rankings with a victory at the Barclays Scottish Open. With a final-round 63 and four-shot margin in the rain-shortened event, Donald also marked himself the man to beat at this week’s Open Championship at Royal St. George’s.

After torrential rains drenched the Castle Stuart course and forced […]

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His once-comfortable lead having disappeared, Steve Stricker stood over a near-impossible fairway bunker shot on the 72nd hole of the John Deere Classic, needing par to make a playoff with Kyle Stanley.

Stricker not only delivered a sensational approach, he topped it by holing a 25-foot putt from the fringe to claim the title – […]

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An emotional Thomas Levet won the Alstom Open de France on Sunday, becoming just the second French winner since 1972. Levet’s steady final round of 70 was good for a one-shot victory over Thorbjørn Olesen and Mark Foster.

Levet tamed the difficult Le Golf National course – recently picked to host the 2018 Ryder Cup […]

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In the battle to be called America’s top golfer, score another one for Nick Watney. The 30-year-old Californian separated himself from a crowded field to win the AT&T National by two shots, his second victory of the season and further proof of Watney’s emergence as an elite talent.

Watney entered the final round at Aronimink […]

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