Pinehurst: The story behind the man and his links course

Pinehurst: The story behind the man and his links course

PINEHURST, N.C., June 13 (UPI) --Many modern golf courses in the U.S. are touted as links courses, usually the only thing resembling a links is the lack of trees, the exception is Pinehurst.
Stephen Moskal, Golf Contributor for UPI
Adam Scott edges Angel Cabrera on 2nd playoff hole for Masters win

Adam Scott edges Angel Cabrera on 2nd playoff hole for Masters win

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 14 (UPI) -- Adam Scott drained a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday, defeating Angel Cabrera to become the first Australian to win the Masters.
Youngest Masters entrant ready at 14

Youngest Masters entrant ready at 14

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Tianlang Guan, 14, will compete in the upcoming Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga., the youngest to ever play in the prestigious event.

Cochran shoots 62 in Champions Tour opener

PAPAIKOU, Hawaii, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Russ Cochran had two eagles, flirted with a 59 and settled for a 10-under 62 Friday to take the lead after one round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Cochran, Clearwater share Champions lead

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Russ Cochran and Keith Clearwater shared the lead Friday after one round of the AT&T Championship, the final full-field event of the year on the Champions Tour.
Roberts takes 9th Champions Tour trophy

Roberts takes 9th Champions Tour trophy

EAST NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Loren Roberts birdied three of the last four holes Sunday to win the Champions Tour's ACE Group Classic at East Naples, Fla., his ninth win on the senior tour.
Zoeller, Crenshaw win Champions Skins Game

Zoeller, Crenshaw win Champions Skins Game

KAANAPALI, Hawaii, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Fuzzy Zoeller and Ben Crenshaw won the Champions Skins Game in Hawaii Sunday, racking up 13 skins to earn $530,000.

Weibring bags Senior Players Championship

TIMONIUM, Md., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- D.A. Weibring captured his first major title Sunday, firing a 2-under-par 68 to win the Senior Players Championship in Maryland.

Ben Crenshaw leads Senior Players event

TIMONIUM, Md., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A 4-under-par 66 Friday gave Ben Crenshaw a one-stroke lead after 36 holes of the Champion Tour's Senior Players Championship at Timonium, Md.

Langer leads seniors by two strokes

PALM COAST, Fla., March 29 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer posted a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the seniors' Ginn Championship at Palm Coast, Fla.

Langer tops Haas in Champions playoff

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 9 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer sank a 6-foot birdie putt on the seventh hole of a playoff with Jay Haas Sunday to win the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach, Calif.

Langer has second-round lead at seniors

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 8 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer had his second straight 6-under 65 Saturday to take the second-round lead of the seniors Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach, Calif.

Tim Simpson's 63 leads Champions event

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Tim Simpson shot an 8-under-par 63 Friday for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Champions Tour Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif.

Pate leads seniors at Allianz Championship

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Jerry Pate holed out an eagle from the fairway at 13 and birdied 18 Saturday to take the 36-hole lead in the seniors' Allianz Championship at Boca Raton, Fla.

Jerry Pate shares Champions lead

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Jerry Pate opened a bid for his second straight Champions Tour victory Friday, taking a share of the lead at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
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Ben Crenshaw
SAP2000112201 - 22 NOVEMBER 2000 - AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA: Professional golfer Ben Crenshaw demonstrates his support for Texas Gov. George W. Bush outside the governor's mansion in Austin, Texas November 22, 2000. bc/jm/Joe Mitchell UPI

Ben Daniel Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952) is an American professional golfer.

Crenshaw was born in Austin, Texas. He attended and played golf at Austin High School and the University of Texas, where he won three NCAA Championships from 1971 to 1973. He turned professional in 1973.

In 1973, Crenshaw became the second player in Tour history to win the first event of his career; this accomplishment was achieved earlier by Marty Fleckman (1967) and later repeated by Robert Gamez (1990) and Garrett Willis (2001). Following five runner-up finishes in major championships without a victory, including losing a sudden-death playoff for the 1979 PGA Championship, in 1984 he won The Masters. In the mid-1980s, he suffered from Graves' disease, a disease of the thyroid, but he continued to accumulate victories, finishing with 19 on the PGA Tour, including an emotional second Masters victory in 1995, which came a week after the death of his mentor Harvey Penick.

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