May 4, 2009
O'Hair rallies to win Quail Hollow event golf Five weeks after he blew a five-shot lead against Tiger Woods at Bay Hill, Sean O'Hair showed his mettle in hard, blustery conditions Sunday in Charlotte, N.C., with a 3-under-par 69 and rallied to win the PGA Quail Hollow Championship when no one could catch him. Despite a bogey-bogey finish on the two hardest holes on the course, O'Hair was the only player in the final nine groups to break 70. Lucas Glover,...
March 30, 2009
The clutch shots. The late charge. An electric birdie putt on the 18th hole at Bay Hill. Yep, Tiger Woods is back. With those familiar back-nine heroics and a putt most everyone knew he was going to make, Woods holed a 15-footer for birdie to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his first victory since returning from knee surgery. Woods closed with a 3-under-par 67 for a one-shot victory over hard-luck Sean O'Hair in Orlando, Fla., matching his largest comeback on the PGA Tour. "It feels good to be back in contention, to feel the rush," Woods said.
August 11, 2005
SPRINGFIELD, N..J. - He could have been one of those sports casualties, the Todd Marinovich of golf. It seemed Sean O'Hair was heading in that direction, estranged from an abusive father and struggling to get on the Nationwide Tour. To call what has happened to O'Hair in the past 10 months a dramatic turnaround would be understating things greatly. After finishing tied for fourth at the PGA Tour's qualifying school, he has gone from being ranked 1,155th in the world to 38th, increased his income from $3,400 to nearly $2 million, has won his first tour event and will likely be named the tour's 2005 Rookie of the Year.
November 9, 2003
In popular American lore, the late Madalyn Murray O'Hair is the frumpy Baltimore housewife who pried loose the Bible from the loving grasp of the nation's classrooms. Her crowbar was a lawsuit that led to a landmark 1963 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, outlawing prayer in public schools. In reality, O'Hair should be raised on a pedestal as a hero of the American Conservative movement, not only for her matchless recruiting for the nascent Christian Right, but also as a precursor for everything that has gone wrong with the tone and tenor of today's political discourse.
March 23, 2001
At the height of her fame, she was the angry atheist from suburban Baltimore, a cursing communist who helped get prayer booted from America's public schools at the height of the Cold War. So perhaps it shouldn't surprise anyone that, even in death, Madalyn Murray O'Hair can create a stir. Now people are bickering over her remains. O'Hair disappeared 5 1/2 years ago at age 76, along with her granddaughter, Robin Murray O'Hair, 30, and youngest son, Jon Murray, 40. For three years, some people believed they'd drained a few bank accounts and gone into hiding.
January 25, 2001
AUSTIN, Texas - The man suspected in the kidnapping and killing of atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair struck a deal with prosecutors yesterday, possibly setting in motion the final search for the bodies of O'Hair and two of her relatives. David Roland Waters, the longtime suspect in the O'Hair family disappearance, was expected to plead guilty to reduced charges in exchange for leading prosecutors to the remains of O'Hair, her son Jon Garth Murray and granddaughter Robin Murray-O'Hair.