Watson moves to fourth in golf rankings

Watson moves to fourth in golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, April 9 (UPI) -- Masters winner Bubba Watson jumped to No. 4 and Phil Mickelson returned to the Top 10 in the world golf rankings updated Monday.

Garcia breezes in record Euro Tour win

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia's 8-under 63 Sunday in the final round of the Castello Masters gave him a resounding win with the lowest 72-hole score in European Tour history.
Pavin, Langer share British Seniors lead

Pavin, Langer share British Seniors lead

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland, July 23 (UPI) -- Corey Pavin, despite a closing double bogey, is tied with Bernhard Langer for the lead after two rounds of the British Senior Open in Scotland.

Fred Funk keeps Senior Open lead

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Fred Funk, who is looking for his first major title on either the PGA or Champions Tour, opened a two-shot lead Friday after two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open.

Haas out front at Senior PGA Championship

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 22 (UPI) -- Jay Haas grabbed the lead in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday in an attempt to win the Senior PGA Championship for the second time in three years.

Bean shares lead on Champions Tour

HOOVER, Ala., May 16 (UPI) -- Andy Bean and Mike Goodes both shot 7-under 65 Friday to share the lead after one round of the Regions Charity Classic in Hoover, Ala.

Watson-North team wins Champions event

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 27 (UPI) -- Tom Watson teamed with Andy North on an 8-under-par 64 Sunday to capture a one-stroke victory at the Legends of Golf tournament in Savannah, Ga.

Nielsen takes Champions Tour lead

PALM COAST, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- Lonnie Nielsen shot a 6-under 66 Friday to claim the lead after the opening round of the Ginn Championship in Palm Coast, Fla.

Woosnam out at Masters with back problem

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 5 (UPI) -- Britain's Ian Woosnam, who won the Masters in 1991, has withdrawn from the first men's major golf tournament of 2007 because of a back injury.

Rod Stewart among queen's honorees

LONDON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Rod Stewart and Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter are among the Britons being recognized in the annual New Year Honors.

Europe retains the Ryder Cup in a rout

STRAFFAN, Ireland, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Europe won its third straight Ryder Cup title Sunday, beating the United States by a lopsided 18 1/2-9 1/2 margin at Straffan, Ireland.

Karlsson has a 2-shot lead at Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, July 29 (UPI) -- Sweden's Robert Karlsson has a two-shot lead after 54 holes at the European Tour's Players Championship of Europe in Hamburg, Germany.

Karlsson on top at Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, July 28 (UPI) -- Robert Karlsson of Sweden heads the leader-board after two rounds of the Players Championship of Europe in Hamburg, Germany.

Lee Westwood leads at Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, July 27 (UPI) -- England's Lee Westwood tied the course record with a 9-under 63 in Thursday's first round of the Players Championship of Europe in Hamburg, Germany.

Jimenez shoots 62 to win Wales Open

NEWPORT, Wales, June 5 (UPI) -- Spoaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 7-under 62 Sunday to win The Celtic Manor Wales Open by four strokes.
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Ian Woosnam
European captain Ian Woosnam is drenched with champagne after victory in the 2006 Ryder Cup on the 18th green at The K Club in Straffan September 24, 2006. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Ian Harold Woosnam OBE (born 2 March 1958) is a Welsh professional golfer.

Nicknamed 'Woosie', 'Woosers', or the 'Wee Welshman', Woosnam was one of the "Big Five" generation of European golfers, all born within 12 months of one another, all of whom have won majors, and made Europe competitive in the Ryder Cup. His peers in this group were Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, and Sandy Lyle.

Woosnam was born in the town of Oswestry, Shropshire in England, and his family lived in the nearby village of St Martin's in Shropshire. He started playing at the unique Llanymynech Golf Club, which straddles the Wales-England border. He is short for a male golfer at 5 ft 4½ in (1.638 m), but he is a powerful hitter. He played as an amateur in regional competitions in the English county of Shropshire alongside Sandy Lyle.

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