From the monthly archives: August 2011

Thomas Bjorn emerged victorious from a five-man, five-hole playoff at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, claiming his 12th career European Tour title.

After completing a final-round 69 for an 11-under total, Bjorn outlasted Mark Foster, George Coetzee, Pablo Larrazabal and Bernd Wiesberger in sudden death. Wiesberger and Larrazabal fell out with bogeys on […]

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The first leg of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs turned into a race against the clock – and Hurricane Irene – with Dustin Johnson beating everyone to the finish line. Johnson’s final-round 65 gave him a 19-under-par total, good for a two-shot victory over Matt Kuchar at The Barclays.

The imminent threat of […]

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Local lad Webb Simpson claimed his first PGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, cruising to a three-shot margin on the strength of a Sunday 67.

Simpson grew up in Raleigh, N.C., and attended college at nearby Wake Forest University. The local knowledge and friendly crowd likely paid dividends at […]

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With many of Europe’s top players sitting out the week, the Czech Open figured to produce a first-time winner. That England’s Oliver Fisher would be that winner was less than obvious.

But there was Fisher holding the trophy on Sunday after a final-round 69 gave him a 13-under total and a two-shot victory over […]

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While golf’s stars caused barely a stir at the 93rd PGA Championship, a pair of unknowns provided plenty of drama during Sunday’s final round. After a wild finish and three-hole playoff, Tour rookie Keegan Bradley had claimed the year’s fourth major title.

Bradley, nephew of LPGA Hall-of-Famer Pat Bradley, outlasted Jason Dufner by a […]

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Though he was nearly overshadowed by his own caddie, Adam Scott romped to a four-shot victory at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. The Aussie’s performance, perhaps the best of his career, was highlighted by an opening 62 and closing 65 over the venerable South Course at Firestone CC in Akron, Ohio.

Scott’s eighth career […]

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Riding a wave of golf he called “probably the best I’ve ever played,” England’s Simon Dyson won the Irish Open by a shot over Richard Green of Australia. The win, worth €250,000 pushed Dyson to ninth place in the Race to Dubai standings.

Green three-putted the final green at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club […]

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Rookie Scott Stallings birdied the 18th hole to get into a playoff at the Greenbrier Classic, then birdied 18 again to win on the first hole of sudden death.

Stallings defeated Bob Estes and Bill Haas on the first extra hole to earn $1.08 million when his 7-foot birdie putt curled into the center […]

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