Mark Wiebe overcomes wind to hang onto Hawaii Championship lead

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe overcame windy conditions to record a 3-under-par 69 Saturday, hanging onto the lead of the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship through two rounds.

Hot stretch gives Mediate lead on Champions Tour

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate played the final five holes in 6-under par Friday, a stretch that vaulted him into a one-shot lead at the Shaw Charity Classic.

Langer shares lead in rain-delayed Champions Tour event

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 21 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer, who has posted his 17th and 18th Champions Tour wins this year, grabbed a share of the lead Friday at the inaugural Encompass Championship.
Garcia, Leishman tied for Masters lead

Garcia, Leishman tied for Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 11 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, having grown into a sometimes disgruntled veteran still looking for a major title, shared the lead Thursday after one round of the Masters.
Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy in Masters pairing

Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy in Masters pairing

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Tiger Woods will be paired with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy in the first two rounds of the 2013 Masters, opening Thursday in Augusta.

Chapman hangs on for Senior PGA title

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 27 (UPI) -- Roger Chapman struggled to a 1-over 71 Sunday, but it was still good enough for a two-shot victory at the Senior PGA Championship.

Allen posts dominating Tampa Bay lead

LUTZ, Fla., April 14 (UPI) -- Michael Allen established a dominating, five-stroke lead at the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay Saturday after firing a 4-under 67.

Fleisher out front on Champions Tour

LUTZ, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- Bruce Fleisher, who with a victory would become the oldest Champions Tour winner, took a one-shot lead Friday at the Encompass Pro-Am.

Fergus-Levi, Senior-Lyle top Legends

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 23 (UPI) -- Keith Fergus and Wayne Levi combined for a 12-under 60 Saturday, tying Peter Senior and Sandy Lyle after the second round of the Legends of Golf.

Gallacher urges calm in cheating spat

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) -- Former Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher says the dispute over supposed cheating between Sandy Lyle and Colin Montgomerie should be put behind them.

Bean takes early lead at The Woodlands

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Andy Bean fired a 7-under 65 Friday that put him one stroke in front after the opening round of the Champions Tour's Administaff Small Business Classic.

Report: Sandy Lyle backed by Montgomerie

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- European Ryder Cup great Colin Montgomerie feels Sandy Lyle should captain the next European team, a BBC Radio report said Wednesday.

Former British Open winner withdraws

SOUTHPORT, England, July 17 (UPI) -- Former champion Sandy Lyle withdrew Thursday after playing just nine holes at this year's British Open golf tournament in Southport, England.

Woods misses first major in 12 years

SOUTHPORT, England, July 16 (UPI) -- For the first time in a dozen years, a major golf championship will begin Thursday without Tiger Woods in the field.

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.
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Sandy Lyle
Scotland's Sandy Lyle drives the ball during his practice round at the Royal Liverpool golf club in the 135th British Open championship in Hoylake on July 19, 2006. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Alexander Walter Barr "Sandy" Lyle, MBE (born 9 February 1958) is a Scottish professional golfer. Along with Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam, he became one of Britain's top golfers during the 1980s. He spent 167 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from their debut in 1986 to 1989.

Lyle was born in Shrewsbury, England and represented Scotland during his professional career. He was introduced to golf by his father, Alex, who had taken the family from Scotland to England in 1955 when he became resident professional at Hawkstone Park golf course. Their family home was just 40 yards from the pro-shop and 18th green. He began playing with miniature clubs at the age of 3. As a schoolboy, junior and amateur level Lyle represented Scotland. As an amateur Lyle won the Brabazon Trophy in 1975 and 1977. He was a member of the Walker Cup team.

In 1977 he turned professional and made the decision to represent Scotland. Lyle showed his quality by winning The Open Championship at Sandwich in 1985. He was the first British winner since Tony Jacklin in 1969, and continued the rise of European golfers in the world scene. Lyle was a member of the European Ryder Cup team that was victorious at the Belfry in the autumn of 1985.

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