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Feb 24, 2015

Love’s second term restores U.S. Ryder Cup team unity

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

(Reuters) – The appointment of Davis Love III as United States Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 match against Europe at Hazeltine will be viewed by many as a chance for American redemption after what happened at Medinah in 2012.

Three years ago in his first stint as skipper, Love orchestrated a commanding 10-6 lead for the U.S. heading into the final day before Jose Maria Olazabal’s European team stormed back to win by 14-1/2 points to 13-1/2.

Feb 24, 2015

Interview: Veteran Furyk still has the drive to do well

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – While Tiger Woods wrestles with back issues and sharply declining form and Vijay Singh has battled assorted health problems in recent years, veteran Jim Furyk is playing some of the best golf of his career.

At the age of 44 and despite a few “dings, nicks and bruises along the way,” American Furyk is still one of the most consistent players around as he continues his quest to add further PGA Tour titles to his impressive tally of 16.

Feb 23, 2015

Veteran Furyk still has the drive to do well

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – While Tiger Woods wrestles with back issues and sharply declining form and Vijay Singh has battled assorted health problems in recent years, veteran Jim Furyk is playing some of the best golf of his career.

At the age of 44 and despite a few “dings, nicks and bruises along the way,” American Furyk is still one of the most consistent players around as he continues his quest to add further PGA Tour titles to his impressive tally of 16.

Feb 23, 2015

PGA Tour breakthrough for ‘Gangnam Style’ Hahn

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) – Best known for his “Gangnam Style” moves at the 2013 Phoenix Open, James Hahn announced himself to a much wider audience by winning his first PGA Tour title at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.

In a breath-taking finish, Hahn delivered his own magical script to beat fellow American Dustin Johnson and England’s Paul Casey in a playoff shortly before the coveted Oscars were up for grabs at the 87th Academy Awards being held in nearby Hollywood.

Feb 23, 2015

Golf-Hahn lands maiden title in playoff at Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, California, Feb 22 (Reuters) – James Hahn, whose wife is due to give birth to a daughter in three weeks, clinched his maiden PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.

Hahn, 33, ended a wild day of multiple lead changes on a difficult Riviera Country Club layout in wet and cool conditions by edging out fellow American Dustin Johnson and England’s Paul Casey for the win.

Feb 23, 2015

Golf-Hahn lands maiden title in playoff at Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, California, Feb 22 (Reuters) – James Hahn, whose wife is due to give birth to a daughter in three weeks, clinched his maiden PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.

Hahn, 33, ended a wild day of multiple lead changes on a difficult Riviera Country Club layout in wet and cool conditions by edging out fellow American Dustin Johnson and England’s Paul Casey for the win.

Feb 22, 2015

Ryder Cup Love a dominant theme at Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) – Davis Love III may have missed the cut at this week’s Northern Trust Open but the PGA Tour veteran’s presence has loomed large over the entire tournament at Riviera Country Club.

The United States Ryder Cup captain in 2012, Love is widely expected to be given the role on Tuesday for a second time and lead his country in the 2016 edition at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.

Feb 22, 2015

Golf – Goosen moves two ahead at tricky Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) – South African veteran Retief Goosen survived a trying time on the back nine in tough scoring conditions at the Northern Trust Open to stretch his lead to two shots after the third round on Saturday.

A stroke in front overnight, Goosen ground out a two-under-par 69 on a firm and fast-running Riviera Country Club where the players faced a testing challenge reminiscent of a major championship.

Feb 22, 2015

Golf – Riviera win would feel like a U.S. Open for Goosen

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) – Retief Goosen has won two U.S. Opens in a stellar career and the chance to claim a first PGA Tour title in six years at the Northern Trust Open felt like he was in another U.S. Open campaign.

Tough scoring conditions all week on a firm Riviera Country Club layout have forced the players to keep grinding in major championship style, ideal territory for Goosen who is known for his gritty, ice-cool approach to the game.

Feb 22, 2015

Riviera win would feel like a U.S. Open for Goosen

PACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) – Retief Goosen has won two U.S. Opens in a stellar career and the chance to claim a first PGA Tour title in six years at the Northern Trust Open felt like he was in another U.S. Open campaign.

Tough scoring conditions all week on a firm Riviera Country Club layout have forced the players to keep grinding in major championship style, ideal territory for Goosen who is known for his gritty, ice-cool approach to the game.