108th US Open Field

By Associated PressJune 5, 2008, 4:00 pm
2008 U.S. OpenSAN DIEGO -- The 156-man field for the 108th U.S. Open golf championship, to be played June 12-15 on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course (players listed only in the first category for which they were eligible; a-amateur):
 
U.S. Open champions (last 10 years): Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Lee Janzen.
 
Winner and runner-up of the 2007 U.S. Amateur: a-Michael Thompson.
 
Masters champions (last five years): Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson.
 
British Open champions (last five years): Padraig Harrington, Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis.
 
PGA champions (last five years): Vijay Singh, Shaun Micheel.
 
2007 U.S. Senior Open champion: Brad Bryant.
 
2008 Players Championship winner: Sergio Garcia.
 
Top 15 finishers and ties from the 2007 U.S. Open: Niclas Fasth, David Toms, Bubba Watson, Nick Dougherty, Scott Verplank, Jerry Kelly, Justin Rose, Stephen Ames, Paul Casey, Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker, Aaron Baddeley.
 
Top 30 players from the 2007 PGA TOUR money list: K.J. Choi, Rory Sabbatini, Adam Scott, Mark Calcavecchia, Woody Austin, Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III, Ernie Els, Tim Clark, Boo Weekley, John Rollins, Stewart Cink, Steve Flesch, Robert Allenby, Brett Wetterich, Luke Donald, Heath Slocum.
 
2007 TOUR Championship Field: Camilo Villegas, Jonathan Byrd.
 
Top 15 players from the 2007 European tour money list: Henrik Stenson, Andres Romero, Soren Hansen, Lee Westwood, Colin Montgomerie, Richard Sterne.
 
Top 10 players from the 2008 PGA Tour money list on May 26: Ryuji Imada, Anthony Kim, Jeff Quinney.
 
Any multiple winners on the PGA TOUR from April 27, 2007 through June 1, 2008: Daniel Chopra.
 
Top two players from the 2008 European Tour money list on May 26: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Oliver Wilson.
 
Top two players from the 2007 Japan Golf Tour money list, provided they were in the top 75 in the world ranking: Toru Taniguchi, Shingo Katayama
 
Top 50 in the world ranking on May 26: Ian Poulter, Stuart Appleby, Robert Karlsson, Sean O'Hair, Martin Kaymer, Justin Leonard, Mike Weir, J.B. Holmes, Rod Pampling.
 
Sectional qualifying (36 holes): Craig Parry, Artemio Murakami, Alastair Forsyth, Ross Fisher, Robert Dinwiddie, Phillip Archer, Ross McGowan, Johan Edfors, Thomas Levet, Jason Bohn, Matt Kuchar, D.J. Trahan, Carl Pettersson, Bart Bryant, Ben Crane, a-Derek Fathauer, Joe Ogilvie, Robert Garrigus, a-Kevin Tway, Dean Wilson, Fredrik Jacobson, Jarrod Lyle, John Mallinger, a-Kyle Stanley, Nick Watney, Davis Love III, Jesper Parnevik, Pat Perez, Justin Hicks, Rocco Mediate, Chad Campbell, Dustin Johnson, Steve Marino, Eric Axley, Jonathan Mills, Rich Beem, Mark O'Meara, Jason Gore, Michael Allen, Craig Barlow, a-Nick Taylor, John Merrick, Brett Quigley, Patrick Sheehan, D.J. Brigman, Scott Sterling, Michael Letzig, Brandt Jobe, Mathew Goggin. Local (18 holes) and sectional qualifying: Kevin Silva, Yohann Benson, Jeffrey Bors, Mike Gilmore, Charlie Beljan, Bob Gaus, David Hearn, Brian Bergstol, Hunter Haas, Chris Kirk, Ian Leggatt, D.A. Points, Jonathan Turcott, Brian Kortan, Jay Choi, Peter Tomasulo, Andrew Dresser, Fernando Figueroa, Chris Devlin, Sean English, a-Jimmy Henderson, John Ellis, Garrett Chaussard, a-Jeff Wilson, a-Jordan Cox, Rob Rashell, Bobby Collins, Philippe Gasnier, Joey Lamielle, Scott Piercy, a-Michael Quagliano, Kevin Streelman, Chris Stroud, Travis Bertoni, Casey Wittenberg.
 
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  • McCormick to caddie for Spieth at Aussie Open

    By Will GrayNovember 19, 2017, 2:21 pm

    When Jordan Spieth returns next week to defend his title at the Australian Open, he will do so without his regular caddie on the bag.

    Spieth and Michael Greller have combined to win 14 tournaments and three majors, including three events in 2017. But Greller's wife, Ellie, gave birth to the couple's first child on Oct. 13, and according to a report from the Australian Herald Sun he will not make the intercontinental trip to Sydney, where Spieth will look to win for the third time in the last four years.

    Instead, Spieth will have longtime swing coach and native Aussie Cameron McCormick on the bag at The Australian Golf Club. McCormick, who won PGA Teacher of the Year in 2015, is originally from Melbourne but now lives in Texas and has taught Spieth since he was a rising star among the junior golf ranks in Dallas.

    While Greller has missed rounds before, this will be the first time as a pro that Spieth has used a different caddie for an entire event. Greller was sidelined with an injury last year in Singapore when Spieth's agent, Jay Danzi, took the bag, and trainer Damon Goddard has subbed in twice when Greller was sick, including this year at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational.

    Spieth's torrid 2015 season traced back to his win at The Australian in 2014, and he returned to Oz last year where he won a playoff at Royal Sydney over Cameron Smith and Ashley Hall.

    Rahm wins finale, Fleetwood takes Race to Dubai

    By Will GrayNovember 19, 2017, 1:42 pm

    Jon Rahm captured the final tournament on the European Tour calendar, a result that helped Tommy Fleetwood take home the season-long Race to Dubai title.

    Rahm shot a final-round 67 to finish two shots clear of Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Shane Lowry at the DP World Tour Championship. It's the second European Tour win of the year for the Spaniard, who also captured the Irish Open and won on the PGA Tour in January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

    "I could not be more proud of what I've done this week," Rahm told reporters. "Having the weekend that I've had, actually shooting 12 under on the last 36 holes, bogey-free round today, it's really special."

    But the key finish came from Justin Rose, who held the 54-hole lead in Dubai but dropped back into a tie for fourth after closing with a 70. Rose entered the week as one of only three players who could win the Race to Dubai, along with Sergio Garcia and Fleetwood, who started with a lead of around 250,000 Euros.


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    With Fleetwood in the middle of the tournament pack, ultimately tying for 21st after a final-round 74, the door was open for Rose to capture the title thanks to a late charge despite playing in half the events that Fleetwood did. Rose captured both the WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open, and was one round away from a two-trophy photo shoot in Dubai.

    Instead, his T-4 finish meant he came up just short, as Fleetwood won the season-long race by 58,821 Euros.

    The title caps a remarkable season for Fleetwood, who won the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship as well as the French Open to go along with a pair of runner-up finishes and a fourth-place showing at the U.S. Open.

    "I find it amazing, the season starts in November, December and you get to here and you're watching the last shot of the season to decide who wins the Race to Dubai," Fleetwood said at the trophy ceremony. "But yeah, very special and something we didn't really aim for at the start of the year, but it's happened."

    Battling mono, Kaufman tied for lead at CME

    By Randall MellNovember 19, 2017, 2:05 am

    NAPLES, Fla. – Kim Kaufman’s bout with mononucleosis might leave fellow tour pros wanting to catch the fever, too.

    A couple months after Anna Nordqvist battled her way into contention at the Women’s British Open playing with mono, and then thrived at the Solheim Cup with it, Kaufman is following suit.

    In her first start since being diagnosed, Kaufman posted an 8-under-par 64 Saturday to move into a four-way tie for the lead at the CME Group Tour Championship. It was the low round of the day. She’s bidding to win her first LPGA title.

    “I’ve been resting at home for two weeks,” Kaufman said. “Didn’t do anything.”

    Well, she did slip on a flight of stairs while recuperating, hurting her left wrist. She had it wrapped Saturday but said that’s mostly precautionary. It didn’t bother her during the round.


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    “I’m the only person who can take two weeks off and get injured,” Kaufman joked.

    Kaufman, 26, left the Asian swing after playing the Sime Darby Malaysia, returning to her home in South Dakota, to see her doctor there. She is from Clark. She was told bed rest was the best thing for her, but she felt good enough to make the trip to Florida for the season-ending event.

    “We had some really cold days,” Kaufman said. “We had some snow. I was done with it. I was coming down here.”

    How does she feel?

    “I feel great,” she said. “I’m a little bit shaky, which isn’t great out there, but it’s great to be here doing something. I was going a little bit stir crazy [at home], just kind of fighting through it.”

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    NAPLES, Fla. – Michelle Wie is sporting a new look that even has fellow players doing double takes.

    Bored during her six-week recovery from an emergency appendectomy late this summer, Wie decided to cut and die her hair.

    She went for golden locks, and a shorter style.

    “I kind of went crazy after being in bed that long,” Wie said. “I just told my mom to grab the kitchen scissors and just cut all my hair off.”

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    Wie, 28, fought her way back this year after two of the most disappointing years of her career. Her rebound, however, was derailed in late August, when she withdrew from the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open to undergo an emergency appendectomy. She was out for six weeks.

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    Fellow tour pros were surprised when she came back with the new look.

    “Definitely, walk by people and they didn’t recognize me,” Wie said.

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    “I gained a lot of confidence this year,” she said. “I had a really tough year last year, the last couple years. Just really feeling like my old self. Really feeling comfortable out there and having fun, and that's when I play my best.”