Doug Ferguson

Editorial Staff

ARTICLES BY Doug Ferguson

  • Tiger Woods never had a birdie putt longer than his shadow Thursday morning, giving himself one chance after another in the opening round of The Players Championship.

  • Ben Crane should have known what was coming when he rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on the first hole of the day.

  • The PGA Tour added its first new title sponsor since the economic meltdown Thursday and shored up its season opener in Kapalua by announcing a 10-year deal with Korea-based SBS International.

  • Tiger Woods said Thursday he has been tested twice for drugs under the PGA Tours anti-doping policy, including one time when he wasnt even playing.

  • Even with the strongest field in golf, The Players Championship is among the few tournaments where the biggest star is the golf course.

  • Tiger Woods isnt spending much time with amateurs this year. His Quail Hollow Wednesday outing was only his second pro-am this year.

  • The PGA Tour and its tournaments have raised over $1.4 billion for charity over the last 70 years.

  • Sean OHair became the youngest player on the PGA Tour with at least three victories when he rallied to win at Quail Hollow.

  • A narrow victory at Quail Hollow came with a large dose of redemption for Sean OHair.

  • Tiger Woods dropped out of the lead with late bogeys for the second straight day, leaving former Masters champion Zach Johnson with a two-shot advantage.