LATEST GOLF NEWS - JANUARY FEBRUARY
2/28/02 - Halldorson, Robinson to be Inducted Into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
2/27/02 - Woods Sets Chinese Taxpayer Record
2/27/02 - Brewer to Captain U.S. World Amateur Squad
2/26/02 - Hagge Elected to LPGA Hall of Fame
2/25/02 - Seventh-Grader Wei Claims One of Two Qualifying Spots
2/25/02 - Sutherland Vaults 33 Spots After Match Play Win
2/25/02 - DiMarco Takes 'King of Swing' Title
2/22/02 - Tiger Woods Commits to Genuity Championship
2/22/02 - Montgomerie Says He's Had Enough U.S. Heckling
2/19/02 - Houston Open Leaves Woodlands
2/19/02 - Rose Drops Out of Singapore Masters
2/19/02 - Mattiace Jumps 102 Places in World Rankings
2/19/02 - Buy.Com Class of 2001 Holding Their Own
2/18/02 - Buy.Com Tour Schedule Released for 2002
2/15/02 - Baltusrol Replaces Country Club for '05 PGA Championship
2/14/02 - Julian Receives Greensboro Exemption
2/14/02 - Penn State Golfer Killed in Car Crash
2/14/02 - SBC Championship Changes Venue
2/13/02 - Wongluekiets Return to Nabisco Championship
2/12/02 - Rashell Takes Over Lead Through Two Rounds At Q-School
2/12/02 - Price, Perry Honored by Writers
2/12/02 - Steel Holds Two-Shot Cushion at Canadian Qualifying
2/12/02 - Janzen Leaps Into Match Play Field
2/11/02 - Torrance Withdraws from Singapore Masters
2/11/02 - Goosen Named Honorary Life Member of European Tour
2/11/02 - Del Greco Wins Celebrity Event in Playoff
2/11/02 - Woods Top Seed in Match Play, Opponent Still Unknown
2/9/02 - President of Pebble Beach Co. Dies at 52
2/8/02 - Lewis Chosen as U.S. Captain for '03 Walker Cup
2/8/02 - Twelve-Year-Old Wie to Play in Hawaii Pearl Open
2/8/02 - Ocean Hammock to Host '03 Women's Public Links
2/7/02 - Oldest Ever to Make Hole-in-One Dies at 101
2/7/02 - 2002 Evian Tour Schedule Released
2/6/02 - Past Champions May Dwindle in Masters Field
2/6/02 - Tennessee Course To Host 2005 Mid-Am
2/4/02 - Byron Nelson Turns 90
2/4/02 - Gogel Makes Big Jump in Latest World Rankings
2/3/02 - Budke Named U.S. Captain for 2002 Curtis Cup
2/3/02 - Mackenzie Elected as New USGA President
2/1/02 - Irwin Receives U.S. Open Exemption
2/1/02 - Zuzak Named New RCGA President
1/31/02 - Wadkins to Take Over for Venturi in Booth
1/31/02 - Daly Sets European Tour Schedule
1/30/02 - Woods, Howell Receive Awards
1/30/02 - Nike's First Irons Auctioned for $7000
1/30/02 - Nicklaus to Play Legends of Golf
1/30/02 - Ford Won't Play Masters This Year
1/30/02 - Illness Forces Crenshaw to Withdraw
1/29/02 - Security Beefed Up at Pebble Beach
1/29/02 - Daly Signs Up for European Tour
1/29/02 - Goosen Climbs Two Spots, Daly Cracks Top 50
1/28/02 - Senior Skins Game to Stay in Maui Through 2005
1/25/02 - Montgomerie May Miss Extended Action
1/24/02 - Duval Withdraws from Phoenix Open
1/24/02 - Canadian Tour Names Mansfield President
1/23/02 - Amputee to Play Johnnie Walker Classic
1/22/02 - Weir Cracks Top-10 in World Golf Rankings
1/22/02 - Soccer Player Wegerle Fails Qualifying Test
1/18/02 - Senior Tour Trims Two Events From Schedule
1/17/02 - Iron Byron Recovering After Surgery
1/16/02 - Tiger Woods to Skip Dubai Desert Classic
1/16/02 - Former Soccer Player Qualifies for Alfred Dunhill
1/16/02 - Massachusetts Course to Host '04 Women's Open
1/16/02 - Tour Pro Files Suit Over Wrist Fracture
1/15/02 - Casey Martin Hospitalized Due to Leg Trouble
1/15/02 - St. Andrews Gets 2005 British Open
1/14/02 - Dickerson Leaves University of Florida
1/11/02 - Nicklaus Will Compete in Senior Skins Game
1/11/02 - Nelson Becomes Third Richest Event on PGA Tour
1/11/02 - Tryon Turns Down $1 Million Offer
1/10/02 - USGA Amends its Stance on Clubhead Size
1/10/02 - Muirfield Lengthens Pair of Par-3s
1/10/02 - Appleby to Skip Australian Summer
1/10/02 - Changes Likely for European Ryder Cup Selections
1/10/02 - Faldo Wants to Captain 2004 Ryder Cup Team
1/10/02 - PGA Tour Reaches Agreement to Extend B.C. Open
1/10/02 - Williamsburg May Lose PGA Tour Event
1/09/02 - Crenshaw to Make Senior Debut in February
1/07/02 - 2004 Ryder Cup Race Begins
1/07/02 - Solheim to be Honored by GCAA
1/07/02 - Sergio Cracks Top-Five in the World Golf Rankings
1/07/02 - Wongluekiet Wins in Sebring, Fla.
1/07/02 - Thirteen-Year-Old Qualifies for N.Z. Open
1/07/02 - Rankin To Receive '02 USGA Bob Jones Award
1/06/02 - Woods to Play N. Z. Open, Despite Threats
1/06/02 - Westwood Hires Major-Caliber Caddie
1/05/02 - Cyanide Letter Threatens New Zealand Open
1/04/02 - Mercedes to Remain Season-Opener Through 2006
1/04/02 - Els' Problem With Caddie Resolved
1/03/02 - Verplank, Bell Announced as GWAA Honorees
1/03/02 - Mize Injured in Horse-Riding Accident
1/03/02 - Ex-Caddie Charged With Stalking McGann
1/03/02 - Tryon Set to Debut at Phoenix Open
1/02/02 - Weather Further Dampens Ticket Sales in New Zealand
1/02/02 - Coceres Breaks Arm, Out Six Weeks
Weather extends Barbasol to Monday finish
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.
Watch: Spectator films as Woods' shot hits him
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.
Molinari retirement plan: coffee, books and Twitter
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.
Molinari had previously avoided Carnoustie on purpose
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.
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.