Golfer Elkington backtracks on Michael Sam 'handbag throw' remark

Golfer Elkington backtracks on Michael Sam 'handbag throw' remark

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The PGA said it had no comment on tweets in which golfer Steve Elkington made comments about a gay football player that many Twitter followers found offensive.
Golfer Steve Elkington tweets homophobic comment about coverage of Michael Sam

Golfer Steve Elkington tweets homophobic comment about coverage of Michael Sam

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Golfer Steve Elkington gets slammed on Twitter after tweeting homophobic joke about ESPN's coverage of gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam.
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Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer tied after two rounds in Hawaii

KA'UPULEHU, Hawaii, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Fred Couples fired a 7-under 65 Saturday to catch Bernhard Langer, already in the clubhouse with a 64, to share the Mitsubishi Electric Championship lead.

Mediate leads in Champions Tour opener

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate made seven birdies and an eagle Friday to shoot a 9-under-par 63 and take the lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Senior leads final event on Champions Tour

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Peter Senior, who owns the Champions Tour record for most money won without a victory, took the lead Thursday at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Hal Sutton shares lead on Champions Tour

BILOXI, Miss., March 22 (UPI) -- Hal Sutton, despite playing the final five holes in 2-over, grabbed a share of the lead Friday after one round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Frost leads in Champions Tour opener

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- David Frost had an eagle on his way to a 7-under 65 Friday that gave him the lead after one round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Two tied at Turning Stone Resort

VERONA, N.Y., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Rory Sabbatini and Omar Uresti both shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to share the first round lead at the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

Beckman equals course record at Nelson

IRVING, Texas, May 21 (UPI) -- Cameron Beckman equaled the course record with a 9-under 61 Friday and moved into a share of the lead after 36 holes of the Byron Nelson Championship.

Rain disrupts Byron Nelson tournament

IRVING, Texas, May 20 (UPI) -- Jason Day and Joe Durant both shot a 4-under 66 Thursday and shared the lead when first-round play was halted by darkness at the Byron Nelson Championship.
Garcia leads Players Championship

Garcia leads Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 8 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, seeking to improve on his runner-up finish last year, took the first-round lead Thursday at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Adam Scott shares lead at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas, April 3 (UPI) -- Defending champion Adam Scott battled through a case of strep throat Thursday to grab a share of the lead in the opening round of the Houston Open.

Dean Wilson leads PGA event in Louisiana

AVONDALE, La., March 27 (UPI) -- Dean Wilson has a one-stroke lead over a trio of players after 18 holes of the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, La.

Holmes tops Mickelson in FBR Open playoff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- J.B. Holmes birdied the final hole to force a playoff and then sank an 8-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to beat Phil Mickelson Sunday in the FBR Open.

Leonard has 4th-round lead at Hope Classic

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Justin Leonard shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take the fourth round lead at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in California.
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Steve Elkington
LMP2000102106 - 21 OCTOBER 2000 - LAKE MANASSAS, VIRGINIA, USA: Steve Elkington hi-five's Mike Weir after Weir placed a difficult shot inches from the 14th hole at the President's Cup held at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Lake Manassas, Virginia, October 21. Elkington and Weir fell to Lehman and Mickelson 2 and 1. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI

Stephen John Elkington (born 8 December 1962) is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He spent over 50 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from 1995 to 1998.

Elkington was born in Inverell and grew up in Wagga Wagga, both in New South Wales.

Elkington moved to the United States to attend college at the University of Houston, where he played on the golf team. He became the first prominent Australian player to play U.S. college golf. Elkington has won 10 events on the PGA Tour, most prestigiously the 1995 PGA Championship at the Riviera Country Club, which is his only major, and the 1991 and 1997 Players Championships. He finished tied for second in the 2005 PGA Championship behind winner Phil Mickelson, which moved him back into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

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