Doug Ferguson

Editorial Staff

ARTICLES BY Doug Ferguson

  • Lloyd Saltman made his British Open debut four years ago at St. Andrews, when the Scottish amateur tied for 15th and spent the week with his entire family.

  • Martin Kaymer has won the Scottish Open, closing with a 2-under 69 in the rain and sunshine at Loch Lomond for his second straight European Tour victory.

  • Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano has taken the 54-hole lead in the Scottish Open with a 7-under 64 at Loch Lomond, taking advantange of mistakes by Retief Goosen and Adam Scott on the back nine.

  • Phil Mickelson has decided not to play the British Open next week so he can be with his wife as she starts her recovery from breast cancer.

  • Retief Goosen came close to matching his course record at Loch Lomond, settling for an 8-under 63 Friday to build a two-shot lead over Adam Scott.

  • Martin Laird finally came home and put on quite a show Thursday in the Scottish Open.

  • Ernie Els arrived at Loch Lomond having played some of his best golf of the year, including one round when he made seven birdies and three eagles to win the top prize.

  • The U.S. Open typically plays as a par 70, which requires converting a couple of par 5s into par 4s.

  • Tiger Woods wound up with a 3-under 67 and a one-shot victory, his third this season in nine starts. It would seem as though the timing was impeccable. What better way to go into a major than by winning?

  • Kenny Perry has decided to play in the British Open next week after meeting with doctors for his mother, who is dying of blood cancer.