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Els joins Fowler, Day, Dubuisson in WGC Match Play semifinals

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Eighth-seeded Ernie Els breezed past Jordan Spieth Saturday, joining Jason Day, Victor Dubuisson and Rickie Fowler in the WGC-Accenture Match Play semifinals.

Jordan Spieth downs defending champ Matt Kuchar in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jordan Spieth beat defending champion Matt Kuchar in a tough battle Friday, highlighting third-round play at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Defending champ Matt Kuchar advances in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar advanced but Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy were bounced from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Thursday.

Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson head list of WGC match play winners

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar and top seeds Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy each advanced Wednesday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
Tiger Woods voted PGA Player of the Year

Tiger Woods voted PGA Player of the Year

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods was selected the PGA Player of the Year for an 11th time Friday and Jordan Spieth claimed the tour's Rookie of the Year award.
Woods stretches lead for No. 1 in world golf ranking

Woods stretches lead for No. 1 in world golf ranking

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has solidified his lead atop the world men's golf rankings heading into the final major tournament on the 2013 PGA calendar.

Woods shoots 61 to dominate Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods made a run at PGA Tour history Friday before equaling his career low round with a 61 that put him in control at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 27, 2013.
By United Press International

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Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings ... Cardinals place Freese on disabled list ... FIFA tosses Costa Rica snow protest ... Djokovic, Bryans in Davis Cup series ... Sports news from United Press International.
Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings

Tiger Woods officially tops golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, March 26 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has officially returned to the No. 1 spot in the men's world golf rankings.

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Woods wins again at Bay Hill ... NASCAR reviewing Stewart-Logano fracas ... Recari jumps in women's golf rankings ... Carter-Williams' home destroyed by fire ... Sports news from United Press International.
Woods wins again at Bay Hill

Woods wins again at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods won the weather-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida by two strokes Monday, his third win this year, and regained the world No. 1 ranking.

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Pitt gives Jamie Dixon 10-year extension ... Woods, seeking No. 1, leads in Orlando ... Yankees sign pitcher Chien-Ming Wang ... Bulls analyst Gill suspended for season ... Sports news from United Press International.

Woods, seeking No. 1, leads in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods fired a 6-under 66 Saturday, grabbing the lead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational after three rounds in his quest to regain the world No. 1 ranking.

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Gonzaga No. 1 in final regular-season poll ... Woods tightens race for No. 1 in golf ... Pettersen up to 7th in women's golf rankings ... Pine marten interrupts soccer game ... Sports news from United Press International.
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Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American professional golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of four decades. He and two of the other greatest golfers of all time, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, were born within six months of each other in 1912. Snead won a record 82 PGA Tour events.

Snead won seven majors: three Masters, three PGA Championships and one British Open. But his reputation has always been slightly tarnished by his failure to win a U.S. Open. Snead used to share the record for most second-place finishes in that championship (four) with four others; Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Phil Mickelson. After the 2009 U.S. Open, Mickelson became the all-time leader with five second place finishes.

Snead's nickname was "Slammin' Sammy." He was admired by many for having the so-called "perfect swing," and generated many imitators. Snead was famed for his folksy image, wearing a straw hat, playing tournaments barefoot, and making such statements as "Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt." He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974, and received the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

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