US Open field

By Associated PressJune 13, 2010, 5:25 pm

2010 U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, California – The 156-man field for the 110th U.S. Open, to be played June 17-20 at Pebble Beach Golf Links (players listed only in the first category for which they are eligible; a-amateur). One spot remains in case the winner of this week’s St. Jude Championship previously won on the U.S. PGA Tour over the last 12 months.

U.S. Open champions (10 years): Lucas Glover, Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk.

U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up: a-Byeong-Hun An, a-Ben Martin.

Masters champions (5 years): Phil Mickelson, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson.

British Open champions (5 years): Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington.

U.S. PGA champions (5 years): Y.E. Yang.

Players Championship winner: Tim Clark.

U.S. Senior Open champion: Fred Funk.

Top 15 and ties from 2009 U.S. Open: David Duval, Ricky Barnes, Ross Fisher, Soren Hansen, Hunter Mahan, Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Matt Bettencourt, Sergio Garcia, Ryan Moore, Stephen Ames, Mike Weir.

Top 30 players from the 2009 U.S. PGA Tour money list: Steve Stricker, Kenny Perry, Sean O’Hair, Nick Watney, Brian Gay, David Toms, Dustin Johnson, Rory Sabbatini, Kevin Na, Paul Casey, Jerry Kelly, Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, John Senden, John Rollins, Justin Leonard.

2009 Tour Championship field: Steve Marino, Ernie Els, Heath Slocum, Jason Dufner, Scott Verplank, Luke Donald, Marc Leishman.

Top 15 from the European Tour money list: Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Oliver Wilson, Simon Dyson, Ross McGowan, Soren Kjeldsen, Francesco Molinari.

Top 10 players on the 2010 U.S. PGA Tour money list through May 24: Robert Allenby, Camilo Villegas.

Multiple winners of U.S. PGA Tour events from June 21, 2009, through June 13, 2010: TBD

Top five players from the European Tour money list through May 24: Charl Schwartzel.

Top two players from 2009 Japan Golf Tour money list, provided they are in the top 75 at the end of 2009: Ryo Ishikawa, Yuta Ikeda.

Top two players from 2009 Australasia PGA Tour money list, provided they are in the top 72 at the end of 2009: Michael Sim.

Top 50 from the world ranking published on May 24: Robert Karlsson, Alvaro Quiros, Adam Scott, K.J. Choi, Edoardo Molinari, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ben Crane, Peter Hanson, Louis Oosthuizen, Thongchai Jaidee, Graeme McDowell.

Special exemptions: Tom Watson, Vijay Singh.

Sectional qualifying (36 holes): James Morrison, Rafa Echenique, Gary Boyd, Rhys Davies, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Gareth Maybin, Mikko Ilonen, Pablo Martin, Gregory Havret, Jean-Francois Lucquin, Rikard Karlberg, Hiroyuki Fujita, Toru Taniguchi, Paul Sheehan, Kaname Yokoo, Azuma Yano, Jim Herman, Jason Gore, Kent Jones, Arjun Atwal, Craig Barlow, Steven Wheatcroft, Gary Woodland, Eric Axley, Terry Pilkadaris, Stuart Appleby, Brendon De Jonge, Alex Cejka, Bo Van Pelt, Ben Curtis, Tom Lehman, Aaron Baddeley, Davis Love III, Harrison Frazar, John Mallinger, Derek Lamely, Rich Barcelo, Mathias Gronberg, Deane Pappas, Paul Goydos, David Frost, a-Morgan Hoffman, Shaun Micheel, J.J. Henry, Brandt Snedeker, Charles Warren, Chris Stroud, Stephen Allan, Brian Davis, Erik Compton, Seung Yul Noh, Bob Estes, Robert Gates, Simon Khan.

Local (18 holes) and sectional qualifying: a-Russell Henley, Mark Silvers, a-Scott Langley, Blaine Peffley, Dan McCarthy, Jon Curran, Daniel Summerhays, Ty Tryon, a-Kevin Phelan, Travis Hampshire, a-Alex Martin, Hugo Leon, a-Bennett Blakeman, Jerry Smith, Kent Eger, Matthew Richardson, Jason Allred, a-Hudson Swafford, Jason Preeo, Erick Justesen, a-Joseph Bramlett, Kenny Kim, a-Andrew Putnam.

Rose (62) sets blistering pace in Indonesia

By Associated PressDecember 14, 2017, 3:06 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Justin Rose shot a 10-under 62 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, starting on the back nine at Royale Jakarta Golf Club, had five birdies to go out in 31, then birdied four of five holes midway through his final nine and another birdie on his last hole in the $750,000 tournament.

Full-field scores from the Indonesian Masters

Gunn Charoenkul (64) was in second place and Kim Giwhan and Phachara Khongwatmai (both 65) were tied for third.

Brandt Snedeker shot 72. Ranked 51st in the world, the American is aiming for a strong finish in Jakarta 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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LaCava: Woods wouldn't talk after H.O.R.S.E. match

By Will GrayDecember 14, 2017, 2:27 pm

The competitive streak within Tiger Woods knows no bounds - even on the basketball court, according to caddie Joe LaCava.

LaCava has been on Woods' bag since 2011, and he recently shared a story on "Inside the Ropes" on Sirius/XM PGA Tour Radio about a clash between the two men over a seemingly friendly game of H.O.R.S.E. Actually, it turned into nine straight games (and nine straight wins) for LaCava, who exploited a weakness in Woods' on-court strategy while leaning on a mid-length jumper of his own:

"The thing with him was if I missed a shot, which I missed plenty of shots, but if I missed the shot he'd go back down to the 3 (point line) because he liked to make the 3," LaCava said. "But it's harder obviously to make a 3, and I'd go right back to the baseline 12-footer, and he couldn't make it."

It's a short list of people who have beaten Woods nine times in any athletic pursuit, let alone in a row. But for LaCava, the fallout from his afternoon of on-court dominance was less than subtle.

"He did not talk to me the rest of the day," LaCava explained. "I didn't even get the old text, 'Dinner is ready,' because I stay across at the beach house. I didn't even get that text that night. I had to get take-out. He didn't announce he wasn't (talking), he just did it. I'm telling you, nine games in a row. Like I said, he's so competitive, even at something like that."

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 3, Tiger Woods

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 14, 2017, 12:45 pm

After returning to competition at the Hero World Challenge in December 2016, Woods started the new year with an ambitious slate of tournament starts as he eyed his first full season since 2013. But he made it only three rounds, looking rusty en route to a missed cut at Torrey Pines before withdrawing abruptly in Dubai.

The “spasms” that led to that withdrawal turned out to be something far more serious, as Woods underwent his fourth and most invasive back surgery in April, a lumbar fusion. It brought with it an extensive rehabilitation, and at the Presidents Cup in September Woods humored the prospect that he might never again play competitive golf.

At Liberty National he also faced some scrutiny for an off-course incident from months prior. In May he was arrested for suspicion of DUI, an incident that produced a startling roadside video of an intoxicated Woods struggling to follow instructions from the arresting officer after driving erratically.

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While he was not drinking at the time, Woods was found to have a mix of several prescription medications in his system, including multiple painkillers. He checked himself into a private drug treatment program in July to address his dependency issues, and in October he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving.

But the incident was barely a memory when Woods again made a return to competition in the Bahamas at the tournament he hosts. This time around he exceeded nearly every expectation, twice shooting 4-under 68 while tying for ninth among the 18-man field. Having re-tooled his swing following fusion surgery, Woods appeared relaxed, happy and healthy while briefly taking the lead during the tournament’s second round.

What lies ahead for Woods in 2018 remains uncertain, as the stop-and-start nature of this past season serves as a cautionary tale. But after a harrowing arrest and another serious surgery, he seems once again focused on his game, intent on chasing down a new crop of elite talent, some of whom are barely more than half his age.

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 14, 2017, 12:30 pm