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Harris English, Matt Kuchar forge into Franklin Templeton lead

NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Harris English and Matt Kuchar teamed up to fire a 12-under 60 Saturday, charging into the lead of the Franklin Templeton Shootout after two rounds.

Westwood takes 1st-round lead at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 5 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood birdied four holes in a row, avoided the kinds of mistakes made by others in the field, and owned the lead Thursday after one round of the Masters.

Steele, Dufner share PGA Championship lead

JOHNS CREEK, Ga., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Brendan Steele and Jason Dufner each finished at 7-under-par 203 Saturday after three rounds of the PGA Championship, tying them for a one-stoke lead.

Mickelson completes Houston Open victory

HOUSTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson caught fire with five straight birdies Sunday, firing a 7-under-par 65 and cruising to a victory at the Houston Open.

Mickelson's 63 earns 3rd-round Houston tie

HOUSTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson tied a course record with a 9-under-par 63 Saturday to join Scott Verplank atop the Houston Open leaderboard after three rounds.

Watson bests Verplank, Pavin in playoff

CROMWELL, Conn., June 27 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson two-putted for a par on the second playoff hole Sunday, capturing the Travelers Championship and his first PGA Tour win.

Captains complete Presidents Cup teams

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Lucas Glover, Hunter Mahan, Ryo Ishikawa and Adam Scott were captains' choices Tuesday to fill out the United States and International Presidents Cup teams.
Stricker, Goosen, O'Hair tied at top

Stricker, Goosen, O'Hair tied at top

NORTON, Mass., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Steve Stricker, who eagled the final hole, Retief Goosen and Sean O'Hair shared the third-round lead Sunday in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts.

Dufner has 63 to lead Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 25 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner shot a 9-under 63 Saturday to take the lead at the midway point of the rain-delayed Canadian Open.
Davis Love III claims 20th PGA Tour win

Davis Love III claims 20th PGA Tour win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Davis Love III fired an 8-under-par 64 Sunday to win the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Florida, his 20th victory on the PGA Tour.

Marino ties Verplank for Disney lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Steve Marino shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to tie Scott Verplank for the third-round lead of the Children's Miracle Network Classic at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Verplank leads in PGA Tour finale

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Scott Verplank's second consecutive round of 64 Friday vaulted him into a three-shot lead at the midway point of the Children's Miracle Network Classic.

Hot putter gives Mickelson Colonial lead

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 23 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson, fueled by what he said was his best day of putting in 2008, took a one-shot lead Friday at the midway point of the Colonial Invitation in Texas.
Mickelson notches 33rd tour victory

Mickelson notches 33rd tour victory

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson shot a 1-under-par 70 Sunday to win the Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif., his 33rd victory on the PGA Tour.

Mickelson leads Quincy by one at Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson turned in a 1-under 70 Saturday to hold a one-shot lead after three rounds of the PGA Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
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DAL2001051220 -12 MAY 2001-DALLAS, TEXAS, USA: Scott Verplank chips onto the third green during third round action at the Verizon Bryon Nelson Tournament being played in Dallas, TX. Verplank shot a 2 under par 68 to tie for the lead at 13 shots under par. jm/ Joe Mitchell UPI
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Scott Rachal Verplank (born July 9, 1964) is an American professional golfer.

Verplank was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He was a leading member of the W.T. White High School Golf Team and a regular at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. While attending Oklahoma State University, he won the 1985 Western Open, becoming the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Doug Sanders won the 1956 Canadian Open. Verplank also won the 1984 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Oak Tree Golf Club and the 1986 NCAA individual title.

Verplank graduated and turned professional in 1986. His career has been solid, with five wins on the PGA Tour, and two Ryder Cup appearances, in 2002 and 2006. He has diabetes and was awarded the 2002 Ben Hogan Award, given by the Golf Writers Association of America to an individual who has continued to be active in golf despite a physical handicap or serious illness. Verplank uses an insulin pump during play. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

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