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Last Updated on Sunday, 09 December 2012 20:39 Sunday, 09 December 2012 20:24
SYDNEY, Australia -- Peter Senior won the Australian Open by one stroke Sunday, overcoming severe weather conditions that forced a three-hour suspension because of gale-force winds.
The 53-year-old regular on the U.S. Champions Tour shot an even-par 72 in the final round at The Lakes to become the oldest Australian Open champion.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 00:21 Wednesday, 05 December 2012 00:11
SYDNEY (AP) -- Eight-time major winner Tom Watson says golf has no place at the Olympic Games.
Watson, who will play at the Australian Open this week for the first time since winning the tournament in 1984, told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't support golf's return to the Olympics in 2016.
Last Updated on Sunday, 02 December 2012 22:02 Sunday, 02 December 2012 21:45
by Doug Ferguson
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- The putt was meaningless because it was the final hole of a pro-am in what amounts to an 18-man exhibition at the end of the year, even though ranking points are available at the World Challenge.
But it was hard not to look at the end of the putter pressed into the belly of Keegan Bradley.
The decision to ban the anchor stroke used for belly putters and broom-handle putters was not because of Bradley, even though he became the face of a style that was gaining popularity, not to mention credibility.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:28 Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:22
by Doug Ferguson
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley, two of the major faces in the debate over belly putters, said Tuesday they would not fight a change in the rules if golf's governing bodies decide to outlaw putters anchored to the body.
That doesn't mean they're in favor of a ban.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:39 Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:46
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Golf's governing bodies, worried that players will turn to long putters as an advantage instead of a last resort, proposed a new rule Wednesday that would ban the putting stroke used by three of the last five major champions.
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