Pavin maintains lead at Administaff Classic in Houston

By Associated PressOctober 24, 2010, 3:59 am

Champions Tour

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to maintain a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s Administaff Small Business Classic.

Pavin had a 10-under 134 total on The Woodlands Country Club course.

Mark Wiebe (68) was second, and Fred Couples (65) was 8 under. Couples had eight birdies and one bogey in his tournament-best round.

Pavin had a three-stroke lead over Wiebe with two holes left, but Wiebe cut it to one on No. 17 when he made a birdie and Pavin missed a short putt for his only bogey of the day.

On the final hole, Wiebe left a 30-foot birdie putt just short. Pavin then avoided his second straight bogey by holing a 12-footer for par.

“I liked the way I played,” Pavin said. “I actually hit the ball better today. It was nice to make the putt at the last hole. It’s better to have a one-shot lead than none.”

Tom Lehman (68) was 5 under, and Byrum (67), Larry Mize (69) and Jay Don Blake (70) followed at 4 under.

Couples, trying to overtake Bernhard Langer in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, made three straight long birdie putts – a 12-footer on No. 9, a 10-footer on No. 10 and a 15-footer on No. 11 – and made another from 25 feet on No. 15, but bogeyed the par-3 16th and closed with two pars.

“I hit the ball crisper today and closer to the hole,” Couples said. “Your first few years on the Champions Tour are important to me. I’m enjoying it out here.”

Langer was on his way to a big comeback after an opening 79.

The German star was 6 under for the round through 16 holes, then dropped two strokes on the par-4 17th. He recovered with a par on No. 18 for a 68 and a 3-under total.

Kenny Perry, playing in his first Champions Tour event, had a similar fate, trying to recover from an opening 78. He was 5 under in the second round through 17 holes and stumbled with a double bogey on the final hole for a 69, leaving him at 3 over.

“I didn’t have a lot of fun yesterday,” Perry said. “Yesterday I was tight and I never got loose. I had a lot of nerves. I played with Curtis Strange and Tom Purtzer, two guys that I looked up to growing up. I played free and relaxed.”

Steve Lowery, also making his Champions Tour debut, was 2 under after a 67.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


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