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Pavin to coach 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team

Pavin to coach 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Corey Pavin was named captain of the 2001 U.S. Ryder Cup team, replacing Paul Azinger, who led the Americans to their first Ryder Cup golf title since 1999.
Azinger fills out U.S. Ryder Cup team

Azinger fills out U.S. Ryder Cup team

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Four players, including international team rookie J.B. Holmes, were selected Tuesday by U.S. captain Paul Azinger to round out his Ryder Cup team.
Mahan builds 4-shot lead at PGA Barclays

Mahan builds 4-shot lead at PGA Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hunter Mahan's 9-under-par 62 Thursday gave him a four-stroke lead through one round at the PGA Barclays Golf Tournament in Paramus, N.J.

Boo Weekley leads on PGA Tour

MEMPHIS, June 5 (UPI) -- Boo Weekley, hoping to solidify his tentative spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team, took the lead Thursday after one round of the St. Jude Championship in Memphis.

Dudley Hart leads the FBR Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Dudley Hart fired eight birdies and shot 7-under 64 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the PGA's FBR Open at Scottsdale, Ariz.

Howell takes lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Charles Howell III, with just one victory in six-years on the PGA tour, vaulted into a one-shot lead Saturday after three rounds of the Sony Open at Honolulu.

U.S. revamps Ryder Cup selection process

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The PGA of America has revamped the way U.S. Ryder Cup teams are selected, focusing on major tournament success and money won.

Azinger to lead U.S. Ryder Cup team

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Paul Azinger has been selected to captain the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team, the PGA of America announced Monday. Azinger will be paired against his former TV broadcast partner Nick Faldo, who was picked to lead the European team when the 37th Ryder Cup is con

Azinger to be next U.S. Ryder captain

ATLANTA, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- PGA veteran Paul Azinger will be named captain of the 2008 United States Ryder Cup team.

The Texas Open has co-leaders

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Eric Axley and D.A. Points are co-leaders at the halfway point of the PGA's Texas Open Golf Tournament in San Antonio.

Adam Scott leads the Barclays Classic

HARRISON, N.Y., June 8 (UPI) -- Adam Scott shot 6-under 65 Thursday and has the first round lead at the Barclay's Classic at Harrison, N.Y.

Chris Smith on top at Memphis

MEMPHIS, May 25 (UPI) -- After a 6-under 64 on Thursday, Chris Smith is the leader after one round of the PGA's St. Jude Classic at Memphis.

Four players tie at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4 (UPI) -- Four players shot 4-under-par 68 on Thursday and share the lead after the first round of the Wachovia Championship at Charlotte, N.C.

Mike Weir leads at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mike Weir has a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California.

Mickelson has healthy lead at Baltusrol

SPRINGFIELD, N.J., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson shot a 5-under-par 65 Friday and leads the PGA Championship at Springfield, N.J. by three shots.
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US players Jim Furyk , left, and Kenny Perry, center, greet team captain Paul Azinger during the opening ceremony of the Ryder Cup at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville on September 18, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
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Paul William Azinger (born January 6, 1960) is an American professional golfer. He spent almost 300 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings between 1988 and 1994.

Azinger was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He moved down to Sarasota, Florida where he attended and graduated from Sarasota High School. After graduating from Brevard Community College, he attended Florida State University and turned professional in 1981. He finished one shot behind the winner Nick Faldo in the 1987 Open Championship. He won eleven tournaments on the PGA Tour in seven seasons from 1987 to 1993, climaxing in his one major title, the 1993 PGA Championship. He was subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His treatment included six months of chemotherapy and five weeks of radiation in California. He wrote a book called Zinger about his battle with the disease and was the recipient of GWAA Ben Hogan Award in 1995, given to the individual who has continued to be active in golf despite physical handicap or serious illness. In 2000, he won his first tournament in seven seasons at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Azinger is also an avid poker player and competed in the main event at both the 2006 World Series of Poker and the 2008 World Series of Poker.

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