Seniors go back-to-back majors

By Sports NetworkJuly 28, 2008, 4:00 pm
Champions TourCOLORADO SPRINGS, Co. ' The Champions Tour continues its' run of three consecutive major championships with the U.S. Senior Open.
 
Last week, Bruce Vaughan downed John Cook for a playoff win at the Senior British Open. That was his first major title and joined Jay Haas as a major champions this year. Haas claimed the Senior PGA earlier this season.
 
After taking a week off, the Champions Tour will play its third consecutive major, the JELD- WEN Tradition. The final major, the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, will be played in October.
 
Last year, Brad Bryant claimed his first career major as he closed with a four-under 68 to beat Ben Crenshaw by three strokes and Loren Roberts by four shots.
 
The win for Bryant was made possible by an untimely collapse for Tom Watson. Watson reached nine-under for the championship with a birdie on the 10th, but coughed up six strokes over the next five holes. He eventually finished five shots behind Bryant.
 
The Broadmoor will host its sixth USGA championship this week. The last USGA event was the 1995 U.S. Women's Open, where Annika Sorenstam won on the East Course. This week's host course, the South Course, hosted the 1982 U.S. Women's Amateur, which was won by Juli Inkster.
 
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    Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

    Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

    Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

    Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

    Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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    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

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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.