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By Bob Verdi and Bob Verdi,Chicago Tribune | June 15, 1993
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- As Charles Barkley was saying, there is life beyond basketball.Though he and Michael Jordan might just as soon be at Baltusrol when the U.S. Open begins Thursday, feel free to assume that the golfers will be gabbing about the NBA Finals in the locker room, on the practice tee, perhaps even between shots of the season's second major tournament.That's athletes for you. Fred Couples wants to be George Brett. George Brett wants to be Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan wants to be Fred Couples.
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October 11, 2008
leader board Leader ... Ben Crenshaw 67-66 - 133 ... and selected followers Fred Funk 66-68 - 134 Gene Jones 69-66 - 135 Tom Jenkins 67-68 - 135 Mark O'Meara 69-67 - 136 John Morse 68-68 - 136 Bernhard Langer 66-70 - 136 Nick Price 70-66 - 136 D.A. Weibring 67-70 - 137 Andy Bean 68-69 - 137 Jay Haas 67-70 - 137 Scott Hoch 66-71 - 137 Scott Simpson 70-67 - 137 Loren Roberts 68-71 - 139 Tom Kite 71-69 - 140 Jim Thorpe ...
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1997
SOTOGRANDE, Spain -- Ever since they met 25 years ago, Tom Kite has called Dennis Satyshur "Football." It is a reference to Satyshur's days as a quarterback at Duke and Kite's difficulty in pronouncing his new friend's name when they met on the Florida mini-tour circuit.For most of those years, Kite also has called Satyshur one of his closest friends. It is a friendship that grew when Satyshur (pronounced Sat-is-sure) roomed with Kite at qualifying school for the PGA Tour in the fall of 1972 and that continued as Kite went on to become the tour's all-time leading money-winner.
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By Photos by Kenneth K. Lam and Photos by Kenneth K. Lam,Sun photographer | October 8, 2007
Thousands of golf fans watched as more than 70 players, including Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Tom Kite and Curtis Strange competed in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at the Baltimore Country Club. It was the first major professional event to be held at the Timonium course since the 1988 U.S. Women's Open. As part of an agreement with the PGA Tour, it will be an annual event through 2011.
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By Photos by Kenneth K. Lam and Photos by Kenneth K. Lam,Sun photographer | October 8, 2007
Thousands of golf fans watched as more than 70 players, including Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Tom Kite and Curtis Strange competed in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at the Baltimore Country Club. It was the first major professional event to be held at the Timonium course since the 1988 U.S. Women's Open. As part of an agreement with the PGA Tour, it will be an annual event through 2011.
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October 11, 2008
leader board Leader ... Ben Crenshaw 67-66 - 133 ... and selected followers Fred Funk 66-68 - 134 Gene Jones 69-66 - 135 Tom Jenkins 67-68 - 135 Mark O'Meara 69-67 - 136 John Morse 68-68 - 136 Bernhard Langer 66-70 - 136 Nick Price 70-66 - 136 D.A. Weibring 67-70 - 137 Andy Bean 68-69 - 137 Jay Haas 67-70 - 137 Scott Hoch 66-71 - 137 Scott Simpson 70-67 - 137 Loren Roberts 68-71 - 139 Tom Kite 71-69 - 140 Jim Thorpe ...
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By Scott Ostler and Scott Ostler,San Francisco Chronicle | June 22, 1992
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- As the U.S. Spit-Into-the-Wind Open drew to a breezy conclusion, more questions were raised than were answered, such as:Is there a way to thank Gil Morgan for making yesterday's exciting play possible, without really twisting that knife in the good doctor's heart?Can Tom Kite avoid the agony of victory, the ancient curse that seems to go along with the U.S. Open's silver cup?And was Jack Nicklaus smoking poa annua grass out behind the CBS booth yesterday afternoon, just before placing the kiss of death on young Scottish master Colin Montgomerie?
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | June 22, 1992
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Before the 92nd U.S. Open began last week at Pebble Beach, someone asked Jack Nicklaus what score he thought would win."If the wind kicks up, even-par is going to win this tournament," Nicklaus said during a pre-tournament news conference.Nicklaus, the 1972 Open champion here, made that prediction again yesterday. He was sitting in the ABC booth as Colin Montgomerie was about to putt at 18 to stay even-par."If Montgomerie makes the putt, he's going to win the golf tournament," said Nicklaus, who was serving as a commentator after missing the cut.Later, when Nicklaus saw the 28-year-old Scot who now lives in England, he told him the same thing.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | May 30, 1998
Ben Brundred Jr. got a little nervous yesterday watching Tiger Woods play on television in the Memorial tournament. Sitting in his Kemper Open tournament office at the TPC at Avenel, Brundred saw Woods limp out of the bunker on the par-4 14th hole.All the preparations Brundred and others have made in anticipation of Woods playing in next week's Kemper Open flashed in front of the tournament's 72-year-old general chairman."I just about fainted when he swung hard, left it in the bunker and then, after getting out, the announcer said, 'Uh-oh, he's pulled a muscle,' " Brundred said.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | August 17, 1997
MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The scoreboard watching at Winged Foot for today's final round will not solely have to do with who wins the 79th PGA Championship. At least not for those still in the running for this year's U.S. Ryder Cup team.It will also have to do with who earns the last of 10 automatic spots for the 12-man team going to Valderrama in Spain next month, and who puts himself into contention or eliminates himself from consideration as one of captain Tom Kite's two picks.Kite will introduce his choices at a news conference here tomorrow.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | October 7, 2007
When Scott Hoch bent over to survey his first putt in yesterday's third round of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at Baltimore Country Club, he knew he was in trouble. "It was like, `Woooo', something's going on there," Hoch recalled later. "I don't know what vertigo is, but I tell [you], it was the strangest thing." The feeling, which Hoch said started coming on late in his round Friday, never left. It contributed to Hoch's shooting a 4-over-par 74 and shooting himself out of contention after coming into the round two strokes behind the leader, Loren Roberts.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2005
Hale Irwin is out, but Tom Kite has been added to a Constellation Energy Classic field that includes 20 of the top 25 money-winners on the Champions Tour. Irwin notched his 43rd victory among the 50-and-over set Sunday, at the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. After competing three straight weeks on the Champion Tour's just-concluded West Coast swing, the most successful player in tour history notified local organizers late Monday that a sore back would prohibit him from coming to Baltimore.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 29, 2004
Fred Gibson, a Washington native and former Middle Atlantic PGA assistant professional who carved out an area career as a solid player, is coming back from his worst Champions Tour season in six years. For the man who has won once on the tour and collected more than $2 million, it still isn't where he wants it. "I'm happy with my game, but not with the results," Gibson said yesterday, taking a break from some practice at Hayfields Country Club. "What looks like a good shot ends up under the lip [of a bunker]
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2002
The reviews came in one by one as the golfers walked off the 18th green at Caves Valley. The U.S. Senior Open provided all the suspense anyone could have asked for, and the golf course largely lived up to its billing as one of the finest clubs in the mid-Atlantic region. "It's a very good golf course," said Hale Irwin, who turned in a final-round 68 to finish at even par for the event. "There were a lot of good holes that required a lot of good golf shots ... and enough trouble to keep us on our toes."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 29, 2002
In most ways, the 2002 U.S. Senior Open at Caves Valley Golf Club is a world away from the weekend tournaments Walter Hall played in around North Carolina during the years he spent as a sales manager for an appliance distributor. In one important way, it's exactly the same. The player who shoots the lowest score wins. Hall, who has played the Senior PGA Tour with steady improvement during the past five years, put himself in position to contend for and possibly win the biggest tournament of his life.
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By James Giza and James Giza,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2001
The roar from the gallery yesterday at the 18th hole provided a telltale sign of the fan favorite at the State Farm Senior Classic in Hunt Valley. Tom Kite had just holed a birdie putt to move to 5-under-par for the day and the tournament. And above the din, you could almost make out the cheers of the tournament sponsors and organizers. Kite's jaunt up the leader board, coupled with Doug Johnson's drop from the top meant that a well-known name would be in contention today, a scenario that could possibly draw a larger crowd.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2005
Hale Irwin is out, but Tom Kite has been added to a Constellation Energy Classic field that includes 20 of the top 25 money-winners on the Champions Tour. Irwin notched his 43rd victory among the 50-and-over set Sunday, at the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. After competing three straight weeks on the Champion Tour's just-concluded West Coast swing, the most successful player in tour history notified local organizers late Monday that a sore back would prohibit him from coming to Baltimore.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | June 21, 1992
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Tom Kite has won more money than any other player in PGA Tour history. But whenever he gets into contention at major championships, it's inevitable for someone to mention that he has never won a big one.It will be brought up today, when Kite starts the final round of the 92nd U.S. Open at 3-under-par, tied for second place and one shot behind Gil Morgan. It was Morgan who gave Kite and others a chance yesterday.Asked whether he could relate to Morgan's collapse during the final 11 holes of the third round, Kite said: "I'm not going to try. I have to go out and play to win. I'm going to dwell on the positive, not the negative."
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By James Giza and James Giza,SUN STAFF | July 27, 2001
The check for $430,000 was nice. So was finally being able to remove the label as a player who was good, but not quite good enough to win a major championship. But for Bruce Fleisher, the best parts of winning the U.S. Senior Open a month ago were a bit simpler. A phone call from Jack Nickalus. Personal letters from Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. Well-wishes from Johnny Miller and Raymond Floyd. All bore similar messages: Great playing. I'm proud of you. Welcome to the club. "To get their acknowledgement, their praise - that to me is so much more special than almost winning itself," Fleisher said.
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By Sam Borden and Sam Borden,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2000
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Tom Kite had hopes of making the race for this year's U.S. Senior Open a three-horse affair, but he couldn't convert on the chances he gave himself early, settling for a third-place finish at Saucon Valley Country Club. "I knew we were going to have to make a lot of birdies," said Kite, who shot 65-66 in the middle two rounds to put himself in position. "Obviously, we knew that we were going to have to go low, and [champion Hale Irwin] seemed to be the only one that was able to put up the numbers early on."
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