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Woods claims 8th win at Torrey Pines

Woods claims 8th win at Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods struggled down the stretch but managed to hang on for his 75th career victory with an even-par 72 Monday to claim the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Thick fog, play suspended at Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Third-round play at the Farmers Insurance Open was suspended Saturday due to thick fog at Torrey Pines after just one threesome finished a single hole.

Beljan closes out Children's Miracle win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Charlie Beljan earned his first career PGA Tour victory Sunday, carding a 3-under 69 in the final round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.

Beljan retains Children's Miracle lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Charlie Beljan shook off a second-round health scare to post a 1-under-par 71 Saturday, retaining the lead at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
Watney wins PGA event in Malaysia

Watney wins PGA event in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Nick Watney shot a 10-under-par 61 and charged from four strokes back in winning the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Van Pelt shares PGA lead in Malaysia

Van Pelt shares PGA lead in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Bo Van Pelt, despite a closing double bogey, shot 9-under-par 62 Saturday and shares the lead at the PGA's CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Garrigus up by 2 at PGA event in Malaysia

Garrigus up by 2 at PGA event in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Robert Garrigus had a second consecutive 7-under-par 64 in taking a two-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Matteson in front at PGA's Malaysian stop

Matteson in front at PGA's Malaysian stop

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Troy Matteson closed with four consecutive birdies Thursday in building a one-stroke lead at the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

McIlroy wins second straight playoff

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy fired a 5-under-par 67 Sunday, rallying for a two-stroke win at the BMW Championship and taking second his FedEx Cup playoff victory in two weeks.

Mickelson, Singh tied for BMW lead

CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson fired an 8-under 64-par and Vijay Singh stumbled late Saturday to produce a tie atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the BMW Championship.

Early birdies give Piercy Canadian victory

ANCASTER, Ontario, July 29 (UPI) -- Scott Piercy grabbed the lead with four straight early birdies Sunday and then hung on to claim his second career PGA title with a victory at the Canadian Open.

Garrigus cards 64 for Canadian Open lead

ANCASTER, Ontario, July 28 (UPI) -- Robert Garrigus set a 54-hole tournament record Saturday, firing a 6-under-par 64 en route to a one-stroke lead at the Canadian Open.

McGirt joins Piercy atop Canadian Open

ANCASTER, Ontario, July 27 (UPI) -- William McGirt's round of 4-under 66 Sunday boosted him into a tie with first-round leader Scott Piercy after 36 holes of the Canadian Open.

Piercy grabs lead at Canadian Open

ANCASTER, Ontario, July 26 (UPI) -- Scott Piercy shot a course-record 8-under 62 Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Canadian Open.
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Robert Garrigus watches his drive off the 2nd tee box during the 3rd round of the Inaugural AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Potomac, Maryland on July 7, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Brody)
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Robert Garrigus (born November 11, 1977) is an American professional golfer who is currently a member of the PGA Tour. He won the 2010 Children's Miracle Network Classic, to guarantee exempt status on the PGA Tour through the end of the 2012 season.

Garrigus is one of the longest drivers in the golfing world, with an average drive of 310.5 yards in 2007 and he is one of the few players who can hit a ball over 350 yards at maximum. He led the PGA Tour in driving distance in both the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He is also noted for using a putter only 28.5 inches in length, about six inches shorter than a standard putter.

In 1995, Garrigus helped Crescent Valley High School to a 4A state championship by finishing T-9. Garrigus attended Scottsdale Community College later in 1995.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Robert Garrigus."
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