Masters filled with oddities

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 7 (UPI) -- Less than one full round into the Masters, the tournament had already produced its share of oddities.

Woosnam, Faldo named Ryder Cup captains

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 2 (UPI) -- Ian Woosnam, who has played in the Ryder Cup eight times, will be the European team's captain in 2006.

Lonard, Montgomerie share halfway lead

VICTORIA, Australia, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Peter Lonard and Colin Montgomerie held a one-shot lead in Australia's Heineken Classic Friday at 9-under-par 133.

Three share lead in Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Defending champion Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jimenez and James Kingston shared the lead Saturday after three rounds of the Hong Kong Open.

Singh officially becomes world's No. 1

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh officially became the world's top-ranked golfer Tuesday, replacing Tiger Woods, who had held the honor for more than five years.

Bjorn leads on European Tour

BANGKOK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Thomas Bjorn put aside a run-in with Colin Montgomerie to take a two-stroke lead Friday after two rounds of the Johnnie Walker Classic.

Bjorn leads by 2 in Johnnie Walker

BANGKOK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Thomas Bjorn of Denmark shot a four-under-par 68 Friday and held a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Johnnie Walker Classic.

Bjorn takes lead in Johnnie Walker

BANGKOK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Thomas Bjorn of Denmark shot an eight-under-par 64 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over England's Nick Faldo in the first round of the Johnnie Walker Classic

McEvoy leads Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Richard McEvoy fired an 8-under 62 Thursday in the first round of the Hong Kong Open, tying the course record set by countryman Nick Faldo 13 years ago.

USA trails by one point at UBS Cup

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Carl Mason and Bill Longmuir rallied for a surprising victory Saturday that helped give the Rest of the World team the lead at the UBS Cup.

Americans trail in UBS Cup

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Colin Montgomerie teamed with Bernhard Langer Friday to help the Rest of the World team to a one-point edge over the United States in the UBS Cup.

Woods hope to quiet doubters at PGA

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Defending champion Rich Beem heads the field for the PGA Championship at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

Another withdrawal for PGA Championship

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Larry Nelson is the latest player to bow out of the PGA Championship, the last major tournament on the men's tour this season.

Lawrie out of PGA Championship

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The number of withdrawals from the upcoming PGA Championship increased by one Thursday with Paul Lawrie being the latest player to beg out.

Price out of PGA Championship

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Nick Price is the latest defection from the upcoming PGA Championship.

Faldo to skip PGA Championship

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- Nick Faldo, who has a string of 65 consecutive major tournaments played, will miss the upcoming PGA Championship to tend to family concerns.

Curtis takes British Open title

SANDWICH, England, July 20 (UPI) -- Ben Curtis couldn't give away the British Open Sunday as Thomas Bjorn, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Davis Love III wouldn't let him.

Immelman takes lead at Volvo PGA Champions

SURREY, England, May 24 (UPI) -- South African Trevor Immelman took charge of the Volvo PGA championship on Saturday.

Harrington, Goosen tied at Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, May 15 (UPI) -- Retief Goosen and Padraig Harrington, first and second on the European Order of Merit for the past two seasons, shared the lead Thursday after the opening round

Harrington builds two-shot lead

SUTTON COLDFIELD, England, May 9 (UPI) -- Padraig Harrington of Ireland came close to reclaiming his course record at The Belfry before a double bogey cost him that opportunity Friday, but it did not co

Gonzalez takes lead at Italian Open

BRESCIA, Italy, May 3 (UPI) -- Ricardo Gonzalez overcame a potentially disastrous second hole Saturday to take the lead after the third round of the Italian Open.

Masters Playoff History

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 13 (UPI) -- Masters playoff history:

Masters Champions

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 13 (UPI) -- Past winners of the Masters, including winning score. x-denotes victory in a playoff.

Masters Pairings

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 12 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for Sunday's final round of the Masters. 54 hole scores in parenthesis. a-denotes amateur. Times EDT:

Weir leads, Tiger struggles at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 11 (UPI) -- A day of wet, windy, dawn-to-dark golf Friday resulted in a left-handed Canadian taking the lead at the Masters and the world's best player trying to stage the
MIKE RABUN, UPI Sports Writer
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