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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2002
The Tournament Players Club at Avenel will be a little quieter than some there anticipated for next week's Kemper Insurance Open. Tiger Woods isn't coming. After much speculation the past few weeks that the world's No. 1 player would make his first appearance in the Washington area since the 1997 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Woods announced yesterday that he would skip Kemper to prepare for next month's U.S. Open on Long Island. Woods broke the news after finishing the second round of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2002
CHASKA, Minn. - Mark Calcavecchia is one of the streakiest players in professional golf, and not always for the good. Take last month's British Open. In contention after shooting a second-round 66, Calcavecchia followed an early double bogey with a triple bogey in the wind, rain and cold at Muirfield and shot himself out of contention with an 81. And there's the good Calcavecchia, the former British Open champion who holds the PGA Tour's all-time scoring record for a single event (a 28-under-par 256 in last year's Phoenix Open)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2002
CHASKA, Minn. - Mark Calcavecchia is one of the streakiest players in professional golf, and not always for the good. Take last month's British Open. In contention after shooting a second-round 66, Calcavecchia followed an early double bogey with a triple bogey in the wind, rain and cold at Muirfield and shot himself out of contention with an 81. And there's the good Calcavecchia, the former British Open champion who holds the PGA Tour's all-time scoring record for a single event (a 28-under-par 256 in last year's Phoenix Open)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2002
The Tournament Players Club at Avenel will be a little quieter than some there anticipated for next week's Kemper Insurance Open. Tiger Woods isn't coming. After much speculation the past few weeks that the world's No. 1 player would make his first appearance in the Washington area since the 1997 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Woods announced yesterday that he would skip Kemper to prepare for next month's U.S. Open on Long Island. Woods broke the news after finishing the second round of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | June 19, 1995
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Some players work on victory speeches. Greg Norman has had plenty of practice at making concession speeches, especially at major championships.Norman did it again yesterday in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club."I never cry over spilled milk, I gave it my best shot," said Norman after his final-round 73 left him two shots behind the winner, Corey Pavin. "There are a lot of players out there who didn't do as well."I obviously was in a tie for the lead [with Tom Lehman]
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2001
DULUTH, Ga. - The road back to the Ryder Cup has been a long and often strange trip for Mark Calcavecchia. It began when Calcavecchia missed a putt that would have won the famous "War at the Shore" in 1991 at Kiawah Island, S.C. While the United States wound up winning, Calcavecchia's career crashed after that. It took six years for him to recover. Calcavecchia, 41, will be going to The Belfry in England next month, and hopes that his performance in the 83rd PGA Championship here at the Atlanta Athletic Club will give U.S. captain Curtis Strange the confidence to play him in more than a match or two in the three-day competition.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | May 20, 1993
POTOMAC -- Since coming to the Tournament Players Club a Avenel six years ago, the Kemper Open has been able to stir a lot more interest among the area's golf fans than among the big names on the PGA Tour.There have been any number of reasons why many of the top players have avoided Avenel. Some didn't like that it was opened a year or two too early. Others thought it was tricked up a bit too much. Then it became too easy.The field for this year's $1.3 million tournament, which begins today and runs through Sunday, is not studded with stars.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | May 31, 1992
POTOMAC -- In a dozen seasons onthe PGA Tour, Mark Calcavecchia has been portrayed in many ways: struggling pro for five years, rising star for five, enigma the past two.Now, after being hailed as the conquering American hero at the 1989 British Open and nearly as the goat of last year's Ryder Cup, Calcavecchia is searching again to find his niche.Will he be the threat to win any week, on any course, in any kind of playing conditions, as he was from 1987 through 1990? Or has nearly $4 million in career earnings made Calcavecchia coast a little?
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May 27, 1991
Purtzer drives 'Texas wedge' into ColonialWinner uses putter to cash in his chipFORT WORTH, Texas -- Tom Purtzer gave a whole new meaning to the golf term "Texas wedge" on the way to his three-shot victory yesterday in the Southwestern Bell Colonial.Purtzer, 30, long noted as the possessor of one of the most-envied swings on the PGA Tour, set up the fourth victory of his 17-season career with a highly unorthodox stroke from near a bunker on the 13th hole.It was a variation on the "Texas wedge," an expression coined for those Depression-era touring pros from Texas who grew up on hard, sun-scorched courses and frequently used the putter from well-off the green.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 19, 1997
TROON, Scotland -- He drives a Ferrari Testerossa and looks like he would be more comfortable in a pickup truck. He is considered the next great player on the European Tour, but has yet to win a tournament of consequence. He comes from Northern Ireland, which isn't exactly as big a hotbed for golf as it is for religion and politics.Meet Darren Clarke, the second-round leader of the 126th British Open and, quite possibly, its next champion. Slightly overweight and largely unrecognized, Clarke has been smoking cigarettes to calm his nerves and making birdies to build his lead.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | August 20, 2001
DULUTH, Ga. - The road back to the Ryder Cup has been a long and often strange trip for Mark Calcavecchia. It began when Calcavecchia missed a putt that would have won the famous "War at the Shore" in 1991 at Kiawah Island, S.C. While the United States wound up winning, Calcavecchia's career crashed after that. It took six years for him to recover. Calcavecchia, 41, will be going to The Belfry in England next month, and hopes that his performance in the 83rd PGA Championship here at the Atlanta Athletic Club will give U.S. captain Curtis Strange the confidence to play him in more than a match or two in the three-day competition.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 19, 1997
TROON, Scotland -- He drives a Ferrari Testerossa and looks like he would be more comfortable in a pickup truck. He is considered the next great player on the European Tour, but has yet to win a tournament of consequence. He comes from Northern Ireland, which isn't exactly as big a hotbed for golf as it is for religion and politics.Meet Darren Clarke, the second-round leader of the 126th British Open and, quite possibly, its next champion. Slightly overweight and largely unrecognized, Clarke has been smoking cigarettes to calm his nerves and making birdies to build his lead.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | June 19, 1995
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Some players work on victory speeches. Greg Norman has had plenty of practice at making concession speeches, especially at major championships.Norman did it again yesterday in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club."I never cry over spilled milk, I gave it my best shot," said Norman after his final-round 73 left him two shots behind the winner, Corey Pavin. "There are a lot of players out there who didn't do as well."I obviously was in a tie for the lead [with Tom Lehman]
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | May 20, 1993
POTOMAC -- Since coming to the Tournament Players Club a Avenel six years ago, the Kemper Open has been able to stir a lot more interest among the area's golf fans than among the big names on the PGA Tour.There have been any number of reasons why many of the top players have avoided Avenel. Some didn't like that it was opened a year or two too early. Others thought it was tricked up a bit too much. Then it became too easy.The field for this year's $1.3 million tournament, which begins today and runs through Sunday, is not studded with stars.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | May 31, 1992
POTOMAC -- In a dozen seasons onthe PGA Tour, Mark Calcavecchia has been portrayed in many ways: struggling pro for five years, rising star for five, enigma the past two.Now, after being hailed as the conquering American hero at the 1989 British Open and nearly as the goat of last year's Ryder Cup, Calcavecchia is searching again to find his niche.Will he be the threat to win any week, on any course, in any kind of playing conditions, as he was from 1987 through 1990? Or has nearly $4 million in career earnings made Calcavecchia coast a little?
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May 27, 1991
Purtzer drives 'Texas wedge' into ColonialWinner uses putter to cash in his chipFORT WORTH, Texas -- Tom Purtzer gave a whole new meaning to the golf term "Texas wedge" on the way to his three-shot victory yesterday in the Southwestern Bell Colonial.Purtzer, 30, long noted as the possessor of one of the most-envied swings on the PGA Tour, set up the fourth victory of his 17-season career with a highly unorthodox stroke from near a bunker on the 13th hole.It was a variation on the "Texas wedge," an expression coined for those Depression-era touring pros from Texas who grew up on hard, sun-scorched courses and frequently used the putter from well-off the green.
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August 17, 2002
Selected leaders in clubhouse ... Mark Calcavecchia 79-68-138 -6 Justin Leonard 72-66-138 -6 Rich Beem 72-66-138 -6 Retief Goosen 69-69-138 -6 Pierre Fulke 72-68-140 -4 Kenny Perry 73-68-141 -3 Chris Riley 71-70-141 -3 Jim Furyk 68-73-141 -3 ... and top incomplete rounds Fred Funk -7 through 13 Tiger Woods -3 through 16 Scores. [Page 8c]
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July 20, 2002
The leaders ... Ernie Els 70-66-136 Shigeki Maruyama 68-68-136 Padraig Harrington 69-67-136 Duffy Waldorf 67-69-136 Bob Tway 70-66-136 ... and notable followers Mark O'Meara 69-69-138 Tiger Woods 70-68-138 Nick Price 68-70-138 Colin Montgomerie 74-64-138 Sergio Garcia 71-69-140 Mark Calcavecchia 74-66-140 Nick Faldo 73-69-142 David Duval 72-71-143 Greg Norman 71-72-143 Justin Rose 68-75-143 Phil Mickelson 68-76-144 Complete scores....
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