Top Photos Major Champions Edition

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2010, 11:42 am

TIME FOR A VICTORY SWIM: Champion Yani Tseng of Taiwan jumps in the lake surrounding the 18th green after the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club on April 4, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Getty Images)

Yani Tseng

YOUR FIRST MAJOR CHAMPION OF 2010: Yani Tseng of Taiwan proudly holds the trophy after her one shot victory in the 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship, on the Dinah Shore Course at The Mission Hills Country Club, on April 4, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Getty Images)Phil Mickelson

A HUG FOR BONES: Phil Mickelson hugs his caddie Jim Mackay after his three-stroke victory after winning the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia. (Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson

A SUNDAY TO REMEMBER: Phil Mickelson celebrates with his wife Amy and children (L-R) Amanda, Evan and Sophia after his three-stroke victory after winning the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia. (Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson 

MICKELSON HOUSEHOLD GREEN JACKET TALLEY: 3: Phil Mickelson and Angel Cabrera during the final round of the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia.(Getty Images)

Graeme McDowell

A WIN FOR NORTHERN IRELAND: Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland celebrates making par on the 18th hole to win the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 20, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California. (Getty Images)
Graeme McDowell

AFTER THE DUST SETTLED: Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland celebrates with the trophy on the 18th green after winning the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 20, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California. (Getty Images)Cristie Kerr

RAISE YOUR GLASS FOR A TOAST FOR THE CHAMP: Cristie Kerr has a champagne toast on the 18th green after winning the LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans at Locust Hill Country Club on June 27, 2010 in Pittsford, New York. (Getty Images)
Cristie Kerr

NO. 1 INDEED: Cristie Kerr poses with the trophy after her 12-stroke victory at the LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans 2010 at the Locust Hill Country Club on June 27, 2010 in Pittsford, New York. (Getty Images)Paula Creamer

CREAMER'S MAJOR BREAKTRHOUGH: 
Paula Creamer (R) celebrates with her caddy Colin Cann after winning the 2010 U.S. Women's Open at Oakmont Country Club on July 11, 2010 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)Paula Creamer

PRETTY IN PINK, PRETTY IN VICTORY: Paula Creamer poses with the trophy after her four-stroke victory at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open at Oakmont Country Club on July 11, 2010 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.(Getty Images)
Louis Oosthuizen

LOUIS, LOUIS!: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa celebrates his seven-stroke victory with his caddie Zack Rasego on the 18th green in the final round of the 139th Open Championship on the Old Course, St Andrews on July 18, 2010 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Getty Images)

Louis Oosthuizen

A KISS FOR THE JUG FROM THE BRIDGE: 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa poses with the Claret Jug on the Swilken bridge on July 19, 2010 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Getty Images)

Yani Tseng

YANI'S CHAMPAGNE SHOWER: Yani Tseng of Taiwan is sprayed with champagne by Christina Kim (R) of the USA after securing a 1 shot victory on the 18th green during the final round of the 2010 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale on August 1, 2010 in Southport, England. (Getty Images)

Yani Tseng

ENDING RIGHT WHERE WE STARTED: Yani Tseng of Taiwan poses with the trophy after claiming a 1 stroke victory during the final round of the 2010 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale on August 1, 2010 in Southport, England. (Getty Images)

Martin Kaymer

A GOOD DAYS WORK: Martin Kaymer of Germany (R) and his caddie Craig Connelly celebrate on the 18th green during the final round of the 92nd PGA Championship on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits on August 15, 2010 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Getty Images)

Martin Kaymer

A SUPERSTAR EMERGES ON THE WORLD STAGE: Martin Kaymer of Germany poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after defeating Bubba Watson during the three-hole aggregate playoff at the 92nd PGA Championship on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits on August 15, 2010 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Getty Images)
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Weather extends Barbasol to Monday finish

By Associated PressJuly 23, 2018, 12:25 am

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - A thunderstorm has suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders - Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18 under par - and four other contenders waiting to begin the round.

The tournament will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Lightning caused one delay, and play was stopped earlier in the afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain.

Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.

The resumption will mark the PGA Tour's second Monday finish this season. Jason Day won the Farmers Insurance Open in January after darkness delayed the sixth playoff hole, and he needed just 13 minutes to claim the victory.

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Watch: Spectator films as Woods' shot hits him

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:07 am

It was a collision watched by millions of fans on television, and one that came at a pivotal juncture as Tiger Woods sought to win The Open. It also gave Colin Hauck the story of a lifetime.

Hauck was among dozens of fans situated along the left side of the 11th hole during the final round at Carnoustie as the pairing of Woods and Francesco Molinari hit their approach shots. After 10 holes of nearly flawless golf, Woods missed the fairway off the tee and then pulled his iron well left of the target.

The ball made square contact with Hauck, who hours later tweeted a video showing the entire sequence - even as he continued to record after Woods' shot sent him tumbling to the ground:

The bounce initially appeared fortuitous for Woods, as his ball bounded away from thicker rough and back toward the green. But an ambitious flop shot came up short, and he eventually made a double bogey to go from leading by a shot to trailing by one. He ultimately shot an even-par 71, tying for sixth two shots behind Molinari.

For his efforts as a human shield, Hauck received a signed glove and a handshake from Woods - not to mention a firsthand video account that will be sure to spark plenty of conversations in the coming years.

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Molinari retirement plan: coffee, books and Twitter

By Will GrayJuly 22, 2018, 9:35 pm

After breaking through for his first career major, Francesco Molinari now has a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, a 10-year exemption in Europe and has solidified his standing as one of the best players in the world.

But not too long ago, the 35-year-old Italian was apparently thinking about life after golf.

Shortly after Molinari rolled in a final birdie putt to close out a two-shot victory at The Open, fellow Tour player Wesley Bryan tweeted a picture of a note that he wrote after the two played together during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China in October. In it, Bryan shared Molinari's plans to retire as early as 2020 to hang out at cafes and "become a Twitter troll":

Molinari is active on the social media platform, with more than 5,600 tweets sent out to nearly 150,000 followers since joining in 2010. But after lifting the claret jug at Carnoustie, it appears one of the few downsides of Molinari's victory is that the golf world won't get to see the veteran turn into a caffeinated, well-read troll anytime soon.

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Molinari had previously avoided Carnoustie on purpose

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 9:17 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Sometimes a course just fits a player’s eye. They can’t really describe why, but more often than not it leads to solid finishes.

Francesco Molinari’s relationship with Carnoustie isn’t like that.

The Italian played his first major at Carnoustie, widely considered the toughest of all The Open venues, in 2007, and his first impression hasn’t really changed.

“There was nothing comforting about it,” he said on Sunday following a final-round 69 that lifted him to a two-stroke victory.


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In fact, following that first exposure to the Angus coast brute, Molinari has tried to avoid Carnoustie, largely skipping the Dunhill Links Championship, one of the European Tour’s marquee events, throughout his career.

“To be completely honest, it's one of the reasons why I didn't play the Dunhill Links in the last few years, because I got beaten up around here a few times in the past,” he said. “I didn't particularly enjoy that feeling. It's a really tough course. You can try and play smart golf, but some shots, you just have to hit it straight. There's no way around it. You can't really hide.”

Molinari’s relative dislike for the layout makes his performance this week even more impressive considering he played his last 37 holes bogey-free.

“To play the weekend bogey-free, it's unthinkable, to be honest. So very proud of today,” he said.