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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2004
In subtle ways, Mike Weir's playoff victory in last year's Masters reverberated far beyond the little Georgia town that the world pays attention to one week a year. History was made in Augusta, as a different kind of minority had won the Masters. Weir, 33, who grew up outside Toronto, not only became the first Canadian to win a major championship, but he also became the first left-hander in 40 years to win one of golf's four Grand Slam events. All over the world, a growing but distinctly small species - the left-handed golfer - hailed Weir's victory.
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July 22, 2010
Tiger Woods' estimated endorsements for 2010 are worth $22 million less than last year, according to Sports Illustrated's annual analysis of the highest-earning American athletes. Woods is still No. 1 on the list, as he has been for the rankings' seven years, but his estimated total earnings of more than $90 million are down 30 percent from nearly $128 million two years ago. Phil Mickelson is again No. 2 with total earnings of more than $61 million. His estimated endorsement income is $52 million; Woods' is $70 million.
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By RAY FRAGER and RAY FRAGER,SUN REPORTER | September 1, 2008
2 p.m. [channels 11,4] PGA Tour events aren't usually scheduled to finish on a Monday, but it's a Labor Day special. Mike Weir (right) leads. He's left-handed and Canadian. Camilo Villegas is one stroke behind Weir. Villegas is the guy who wears tight clothes and gets down on the green to read his putts as if he were a snake. Sergio Garcia is three back, and because this isn't one of the majors, he has a chance to win.
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By Teddy Greenstein and Tribune Newspapers | March 25, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. - At first Arnold Palmer said he would keep an opinion regarding Tiger Woods to himself. Then he let it out. "The best thing he can do is to open up and let a bunch of guys shoot at him," Palmer said. "That's just my thought." Translation: Palmer believes Woods should sit down with a full contingent of reporters and answer questions about his four-plus-month absence from the PGA Tour, which was brought on by a sex scandal. "That might be the best way to move on," Palmer added.
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July 22, 2010
Tiger Woods' estimated endorsements for 2010 are worth $22 million less than last year, according to Sports Illustrated's annual analysis of the highest-earning American athletes. Woods is still No. 1 on the list, as he has been for the rankings' seven years, but his estimated total earnings of more than $90 million are down 30 percent from nearly $128 million two years ago. Phil Mickelson is again No. 2 with total earnings of more than $61 million. His estimated endorsement income is $52 million; Woods' is $70 million.
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April 13, 2002
At Augusta, Ga. Second round, par 72 (Note: Because of rain, 38 players did not complete the second round. The round is scheduled to be completed today before the start of the third round.) (a-amateur) 9-under Vijay Singh 70-65-135 5-under Angel Cabrera 68-71-139 Padraig Harrington 69-70-139 Sergio Garcia 68-71-139 3-under Thomas Bjorn 74-67-141 Phil Mickelson 69-72-141 Miguel A. Jimenez 70-71-141, Two-under Davis Love III 67-75-142 1-under Robert Allenby 73-70-143 Rocco Mediate 75-68-143 Mike Weir 72-71-143 Even Darren Clarke 70-74-144 Stewart Cink 74-70-144 1-over Billy Mayfair 74-71-145 Bob Estes 73-72-145 Bernhard Langer 73-72-145 Justin Leonard 70-75-145 Craig Stadler 73-72-145 2-over Tom Pernice, Jr. 74-72-146 Steve Lowery 75-71-146, Fred Couples 73-73-146 Nick Price 70-76-146 Brad Faxon 71-75-146 3-over Tom Watson 71-76-147 Lee Westwood 75-72-147 David Toms 73-74-147 John Daly 74-73-147 Shigeki Maruyama 75-72-147 4-over Paul Azinger 75-73-148 Larry Mize 74-74-148 Joe Durant 74-74-148 5-over Mark O'Meara 78-71-149 Lee Janzen 74-75-149 Paul Lawrie 75-74-149 6-over Tom Kite 77-73-150, Shingo Katayama 78-72-150 Jim Furyk 73-77-150 Billy Andrade 75-75-150, Kenny Perry 76-74-150, 7-over Steve Stricker 75-76-151 Niclas Fasth 76-75-151, 8-over, Craig Perks 81-71-152 10-over Sandy Lyle 73-81-154 I-78-157 11-over Ian Woosnam 77-78-155 12-over Seve Ballesteros 75-81-156, 13-over Tommy Aaron 79-78-157 15-over Stuart...
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By Chuck Culpepper and Chuck Culpepper,Los Angeles Times | July 21, 2007
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- On an often-gorgeous day rife with often un-gorgeous golf, it took a steady hand to keep his wits and the lead. That would be Sergio Garcia, who, at 27, is playing in his 36th major tournament. He left the premises yesterday with the same two-shot lead he had brought along for his 9 a.m. tee time. His even-par 71 lacked the sparkle of his first-round 65, but with most of the players below him plunging even more precipitously, and with Tiger Woods' deficit swelling from four shots to seven, the 71 began to look shiny.
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By Teddy Greenstein and Tribune Newspapers | March 25, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. - At first Arnold Palmer said he would keep an opinion regarding Tiger Woods to himself. Then he let it out. "The best thing he can do is to open up and let a bunch of guys shoot at him," Palmer said. "That's just my thought." Translation: Palmer believes Woods should sit down with a full contingent of reporters and answer questions about his four-plus-month absence from the PGA Tour, which was brought on by a sex scandal. "That might be the best way to move on," Palmer added.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2003
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Everyone on the PGA Tour calls Phil Mickelson "Lefty," but since he's now been usurped by Mike Weir as the first left-hander to win the Masters, here's a new one: "The Third." Or, simply, III. Mickelson came close again at Augusta National yesterday. He was in contention until Len Mattiace broke it open on the back nine and Weir caught up before winning the 67th Masters on the first hole of sudden death. And Mickelson? He shot a more than respectable 4-under-par 68 for a four-round score of 5-under 283 to finish two shots back.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | February 13, 2010
Longtime state Del. Michael H. Weir Sr., who spent 28 years in the legislature representing his Essex constituents and championing bills dealing with outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing, died Feb. 5 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 85. "He grew up on the water - he trapped, hunted and fished all his life," said a son, Del. Michael H. Weir Jr., who was elected to fill his father's House seat upon Mr. Weir's retirement after the 2002 Assembly session.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | February 13, 2010
Longtime state Del. Michael H. Weir Sr., who spent 28 years in the legislature representing his Essex constituents and championing bills dealing with outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing, died Feb. 5 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 85. "He grew up on the water - he trapped, hunted and fished all his life," said a son, Del. Michael H. Weir Jr., who was elected to fill his father's House seat upon Mr. Weir's retirement after the 2002 Assembly session.
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By RAY FRAGER and RAY FRAGER,SUN REPORTER | September 1, 2008
2 p.m. [channels 11,4] PGA Tour events aren't usually scheduled to finish on a Monday, but it's a Labor Day special. Mike Weir (right) leads. He's left-handed and Canadian. Camilo Villegas is one stroke behind Weir. Villegas is the guy who wears tight clothes and gets down on the green to read his putts as if he were a snake. Sergio Garcia is three back, and because this isn't one of the majors, he has a chance to win.
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By Chuck Culpepper and Chuck Culpepper,Los Angeles Times | July 21, 2007
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- On an often-gorgeous day rife with often un-gorgeous golf, it took a steady hand to keep his wits and the lead. That would be Sergio Garcia, who, at 27, is playing in his 36th major tournament. He left the premises yesterday with the same two-shot lead he had brought along for his 9 a.m. tee time. His even-par 71 lacked the sparkle of his first-round 65, but with most of the players below him plunging even more precipitously, and with Tiger Woods' deficit swelling from four shots to seven, the 71 began to look shiny.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2004
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Sleeping on the lead going into the final round of a major golf championship is much like trying to get a few winks before your wedding day: You hope to rest enough so that you don't trip going down the aisle. Phil Mickelson, who has spent a star-crossed career catching golf's bouquets without winning a single major tournament, took half of this proverbial bed last night here in the 68th Masters at Augusta National while Chris DiMarco plopped onto the other side of this often lumpy mattress.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2004
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The opening round of the 68th Masters yesterday had all the usual story lines - a relatively obscure leader in 23-year-old Englishman Justin Rose, a late-afternoon thunderstorm that temporarily suspended play and the continued struggle of Tiger Woods in major championships. Rose, whose 5-under-par 67 gave him a two-stroke lead over Chris DiMarco and veteran Jay Haas, caused barely a ripple compared with Woods, who shot a 4-over-par 40 on the front nine before the round was delayed for a little more than two hours, and was 4 over through 14 holes when play was called for darkness last night.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2004
In subtle ways, Mike Weir's playoff victory in last year's Masters reverberated far beyond the little Georgia town that the world pays attention to one week a year. History was made in Augusta, as a different kind of minority had won the Masters. Weir, 33, who grew up outside Toronto, not only became the first Canadian to win a major championship, but he also became the first left-hander in 40 years to win one of golf's four Grand Slam events. All over the world, a growing but distinctly small species - the left-handed golfer - hailed Weir's victory.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | June 12, 1999
Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger took the political plunge yesterday morning.No, not that one.The big guy -- who's long been rumored as a heavyweight gubernatorial contender in election year 2000 -- took a dip instead into the chilly, once-contaminated waters of Miami Beach to promote its clean bill of health. Excessive bacteria attributed to bird droppings forced county officials to close the public facility for more than a year in 1997.Ruppersberger's antics yesterday convinced the crowd not only that the water was safe, but also that the 53-year-old was ready to take that other jump, too."
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By Dan Rodricks | April 14, 1999
ANOTHER General Assembly session has passed -- like a kidney stone. Oh, blessed tax relief. We gave $44 million worth of it to Marriott, a hotel company that had a profit last year of $390 million. We also approved tax breaks for hotel developers in downtown Baltimore, including Big John Paterakis, the politically wired baker who's building a hotel just one convenient mile from the Baltimore Convention Center. I say all taxpayers should get a special discount on rooms in these hotels and, if we stay in Paterakis' place, a loaf of bread when they turn down the bed. Do a I hear a second?
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 15, 2003
AUGUSTA, Ga. - When Mike Weir and Len Mattiace went out for their playoff in the 67th Masters on Sunday, few knew that a left-hander was going to win this tournament either way. Mattiace, it seems, does everything but play golf left-handed. "I eat lefty and write lefty and kick lefty, all the kicking that I do," joked Mattiace, who might be kicking himself for losing the sudden-death playoff with a double bogey on the first extra hole. "But Mike's a great player and a great champion." Weir, 32, became the first left-handed player to win the Masters and the first to win any of golf's four major championships since Bob Charles won the 1963 British Open in a playoff at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2003
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Everyone on the PGA Tour calls Phil Mickelson "Lefty," but since he's now been usurped by Mike Weir as the first left-hander to win the Masters, here's a new one: "The Third." Or, simply, III. Mickelson came close again at Augusta National yesterday. He was in contention until Len Mattiace broke it open on the back nine and Weir caught up before winning the 67th Masters on the first hole of sudden death. And Mickelson? He shot a more than respectable 4-under-par 68 for a four-round score of 5-under 283 to finish two shots back.
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