Golf

U.S. Open - Brooks Koepka tied the 72-hole scoring record on the longest course in U.S. Open history (7,741 yards).  Koepka finished four stroked ahead of Hideki Matsuyama and Brian Harman.  31 golfers were under par at the end of the tournament.  The top three ranked golfers in the world (Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy) missed the cut.  Phil Mickelson withdrew to attend his daughter's high school graduation.  Tiger Woods is recovering from his latest surgery for a recurring back injury.  [JAM 6/19/2017]

Masters - Sergio Garcia birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Justin Rose and win his first major tournament on the 60th birthday of Seve Ballesteros.  [JAM 4/9/2017]

2016 Olympics (Brazil) - Men - Gold: Justin Rose; Silver: Henrik Stenson; Bronze: Matt Kuchar

      Absent: Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott 

Women - Gold: Inbee Park; Silver: Lydia Ko; Bronze: Shanshan Feng

PGA Championship - Jimmy Walker [7/31/2016]

Open Championship - Henrik Stenson shot a final-round 63 with ten birdies to become The Champion Golfer of the Year.  Stenson shot 20 under par to defeat Phil Mickelson by three strokes in a classic head-to-head battle.  Mickelson finished eleven strokes ahead of the third-place finisher (who will not be named here.).  [JAM 7/17/2016]

U.S. Women's Open - Brittany Lang won her first major tournament after Anna Nordqvist grounded her club in the sand trap on the second playoff hole.  Second-round leader Lydia Ko shot 75 on the final round and faded into a tie for third with Amy Yang, Sung Hyun Park, Eun Hee Ji. [JAM 7/10/2016]

U.S. Open - Dustin Johnson shot a final-round 69 to win the tournament by three strokes ahead of Shane Lowry, Scott Piercy and Jim Furyk.  Lowry from Ireland started the final round by four strokes but faded to a tie for second with a final round of 76.  Phil Mickelson missed the cut but shooting 73-74.  [JAM 6/19/2016]

Masters - Danny Willett shot 67 in the final round to win by three strokes over defending champion Jordan Spieth and Lee Westwood.  Spieth led for 3.5 rounds but blew a 5-stroke lead on the back nine when he put two balls in the water on the par-three 12th hole for a quadruple-bogey 7.  [JAM 4/10/2016]

Tour Championship - Jordan Spieth won the $11.5 million final tournament of the season by four strokes over three other golfers.  [JAM 9/27/2015]

PGA Championship - Jason Day won his first major tournament shooting 20 under par to finish three strokes ahead of Jordan Spieth.  Phil Mickelson was 12 strokes behind Day.  Tiger Woods missed the 36-hole cut by two strokes.  [JAM 8/16/2015]

Open Championship - Zach Johnson won a four-hole playoff with Louis Oosthuizen of Soth Africa and Marc Leishman of Australia.  Jordan Spieth and Jason Day finished one stroke behind the leaders as both barely missed birdie putts on the 72nd hole.  Phil Mickelson finished tied for 20th, eight strokes behind the leaders.  Dustin Johnson was the second-round leader but shot 75-75 in the last two rounds to finish tied for 49th with David Duval and others.  Tiger Woods shot 76-75 to miss the cut but was ahead of Nick Faldo and Tom Watson.  Defending champion Rory McIlroy was unable to play due to a soccer injury.  [JAM 7/20/2015]

U.S. Open - Jordan Spieth won his second consecutive major tournament when Dustin Johnson three-putted from ten feet on the 18th hole.  Tiger Woods shot 80-76 to miss the cut.  Phil Mickelson made the cut but shot 77-73 on the weekend to finish tied for 64th.  [JAM 6/21/2015]

Players - Rickie Fowler had two birdies and an eagle to tie for the lead in the last three holes, and then birdies two of four playoff holes to defeat Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner.  Tiger Woods birdies the 36th hole to make the cut at even par but then faded on the weekend with 75-72.  Phil Mickelson and Masters Champ Jordan Spieth failed to make the cut.  [JAM 5/10/2015]

Masters - Jordan Spieth broke several tournament records; led wire-to-wire; and won his first major tournament by four strokes over Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose.  Tiger Woods returned to the tour and played well but faded in the final round to finish tied for 17th place, 13 strokes behind Spieth.  [JAM 4/12/2015]

Phoenix - Brooks Koepka shot a final-round 66 to win his first PGA tournament one shot ahead of Hideki Matsuyama, Ryan Palmer and Bubba Watson.  Tiger Woods finished in last place in his return to the PGA after his 2014 injury by shooting 73-82.  Phil Mickelson also missed the cut.  [JAM 2/1/2015]

Tour Championship - Billy Horschel moved from 69th place to first to win the championship and the $10 million bonus by three strokes over Rory McIlroy and Jim Furyk in the final tournament of the 2013-2014.  The usual favorites, Woods and Mickelson were not in the mix.  [JAM 9/15/2014]

PGA Championship - Rory McIlroy held on to win his second consecutive major tournament in spite of rain delays and darkness.  McIlroy parred the final hole to finish one stroke ahead of Phil Mickelson.  Tiger Woods injured his back but completed two rounds at six over par and failed to make the cut.  [JAM 8/10/2014]

Open Championship - Rory McIrloy led after every round and finished two strokes ahead of Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.  Defending Champion Phil Mickelson tied for 23rd at five under par.  In his first major tournament of the year, Tiger Woods barely made the 36-hole cut and finished at six over par.  [JAM 7/20/2014]

U.S. Open (Women) - Michelle Wie reached her potential by winning the most important tournament of the year.  After a scary double-bogey on the 16th hole, she came back to birdie the 17th hole and par the 18th hole for a two-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis.  [JAM 6/22/2014]

U.S. Open - Martin Kaymer from Germany led the tournament from wire-to-wire to easily win by eight strokes ahead of Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton.  With Tiger Woods on the disabled list and Phil Mickelson floundering at seven-over-par, Kaymer was unchallenged in the tournament.  Having won the Players Championship and the U.S. Open, Kaymer is certainly the best player in the world and the clear favorite to win The Open next month in Great Britain.  [JAM 6/15/2014]

Masters - Bubba Watson shot a final-round 69 to cruise to a three-stroke victory and his second major win in Augusta in three years.  Rookies Jonas Blixt and Jordan Spieth tied for second place.  Mickelson missed the 36-hole cut by one stroke.  Woods was unable to play because of surgery to repair a back injury.  [JAM 4/13/2014]

WGC Doral - Patrick Reed carefully shot bogey on the 18th hole to win the tournament by one stroke over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson.  Tiger Woods had the best round of the tournament with 66 on Saturday to move him within three strokes of Reed.  However, with severe back pain, Woods faded to 25th place when he shot a final-round, birdie-free 78.  Phil Mickelson was never in contention but did finish one stroke ahead of Woods. [JAM 3/9/2014]

WGC Match Play - Jason Day of Australia defeated Victor Dubuisson of France.  Superstars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson skipped the event.  Thanks for nothing, guys. [JAM 2/25/2014]

Torrey Pines - Scott Stallings broke a six-way tie with a birdie on the final to win his third PGA title.  Golfing superstars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson checked out early.  Both made the 36-hole cut but Mickelson withdrew with a back injury and then Woods collapsed with a plus-nine over seven holes in round three.  Woods shot 79 and missed the 54-hole cut for the first time in his career. [JAM 1/26/2014]

LPGA Bahamas - Jessica Korda birdied the final hole to win the tournament by one stroke ahead of Stacy Lewis.  Paula Creamer tied for third place with N.Y. "Big Apple" Choi, Lizette Salas and Pornanong Phatlund, three strokes behind the leader.  [JAM 1/26/2014]

President's Cup - The U.S. team retained the cup with a 18.5-15.5 victory in rainy Dublin, Ohio. {JAM 10/6/2013]

Tour Championship - Final Round - Henrik Stenson led every round of the tournament for an easy three-stroke victory over Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth.  Tiger Woods finished at even par, 13-strokes behind Stenson to fall to number two in the points standing. [JAM 9/22/2013]

Tour Championship - Third Round - Zach Johnson won the third round by two strokes over Nick Watney.  Jim Furyk shot 59 on the second day of the tournament but faded to third place after leading for two days.  Tiger Woods tied for 11th place to move back into the points lead for the final round to be played next week in Atlanta with 29 other golfers. [JAM 9/16/2013]

Tour Championship - Second Round - Henrik Stenson of Sweden won the second round by two strokes over Steve Stricker to move into first place in the point standings.  Tiger Woods slipped to second place tie with Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson fell to sixth place.  [JAM 9/2/2013]

Tour Championship - First Round - Adam Scott shot a final-round 66 to come from six strokes behind two players (Kuchar and Woodland) to win by one stroke over Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose and Graham DeLaet.  Scott moved to second place in points behind Woods who played the tournament with a bad back.  Phil Mickelson charged into third place in points with a final round of 65, finishing two strokes behind the leader. [JAM 8/25/2013]

PGA Championship - After a record-tying, second round of 63, Jason Dufner shot ten under par and won the tournament by two strokes over third-round leader Jim Furyk.  Tiger Woods was four over par and tied for 40th place.  Phil Mickelson tied for 72nd place at 12 over par. [JAM 8/11/2013]

WGC Firestone - Tiger Woods cruised to his eighth victory by seven strokes in this tournament after a second-round 61.  Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson tied to second. [JAM 8/4/2013]

Open Championship (Women) - Stacy Lewis won her second major tournament by two strokes in extremely windy conditions at St. Andrews. [JAM 8/4/2013]

Open Championship - Phil Mickelson shot the final round (66) of his lifetime to win his fifth major tournament ahead of Henrik Stenson by three strokes.  Lee Westwood started the round with a two-stroke lead but lost nine strokes to Mickelson finishing in a tie with Adam Scott and Ian Poulter for third place.  Tiger Wood had six bogies and was never in contention fading to sixth place. [JAM 7/21/2013]

U.S. Open (Women) - Inbee Park of South Korea won her third consecutive major tournament to establish herself as the best player on the tour.  She defeated fellow South Korean I.K. Kim by four strokes.  The top U.S. players were Paula Creamer and Angela Stanford would tied for fourth place behind So Yeon Ryu of South Korea.  [JAM 6/30/2013]

U.S. Open - Justin Rose of England shot a final-round score of 70 to win the tournament by two strokes over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.  The real winner was the historic Merion golf course in Pennsylvania that kept all of the world's great golfers over par for 72 holes.  Tiger Woods was never in contention, finishing 12 strokes behind Rose tied for 32nd place. [JAM 6/16/2013]

Memorial - Matt Kuchar cruised to a two-stroke victory over Kevin Chappell by shooting 12 under par.  Scoring conditions were very difficult with greenside roughs, very fast greens and daily winds.  Tiger Woods made the cut but faded to 65th by shooting 71-74-79-72.  [JAM 6/5/2013]

Players - Tiger Woods won his second Players Championship by two strokes over Jeff Maggert, Kevin Streelman and David Lingmerth in spite of a double bogey on the 14th hole.  Sergio Garcia walked to the 17th tee tied for the lead with Woods but two balls in the water and put another ball in the water on the 18th hole for a 7-6 finish to crash-and-burn falling into a tie for eighth place. [JAM 5/12/2013]

Masters - Adam Scott birdied the second playoff hole against Angel Cabrera to win his first major tournament.  Tiger Woods finished four strokes behind Scott in fourth place.  Woods was leading the tournament in the second round when his third shot on the par-5 15th hole hit the pin and rolled back into the water.  He was also assessed a two-stroke penalty on the same hole for an improper drop.  This single unlucky shot probably cost Woods four strokes and a chance for his 15th major victory. [JAM 4/14/2013]

Bay Hill - Tiger Woods owns this tournament.  He won it for the eighth time by two strokes over Justin Rose.  Ricky Fowler was in contention until he put two balls in the water on the 16th hole.  This was the 77th PGA victory for the best golfer who ever lived. [JAM 3/25/2013]

WGC Doral - Tiger Woods led wire-to-wire with 27 birdies for a two-stroke victory over Steve Stricker. [JAM 3/10/2013]

Palm Beach - Michael Thompson birdied the final hole to defeat Geoff Ogilvy by two strokes.  Tiger Woods eagled the final hole but finished four over par in 37th place.  Rory McIlroy withdrew from the tournament in the middle of the second round. [JAM 3/3/2013]

WGC Match Play - Matt Kuchar defeated Hunter Mahan to win the title.  Tiger Woods lost to Charles Howell III in the first round.  Phil Mickelson did not accept the invitation to play. [JAM 2/24/2013]

Torrey Pines - Tiger Woods cruised to a four-stroke victory over defending champ, Brandt Snedeker.  This was his eighth win at this course and his 75th career PBA win. [JAM 1/28/2013]

Kuala Lumpur - Nick Watney shot a final-round 61 to win the tournament by one stroke over Robert Garrigus and Bo Van Pelt.  Tiger Woods finished with a 63 and a bogey-free round but ended tied for fourth.  Clearly, this Malaysian course was too easy for touring pros. [JAM 10/28/2012]

Ryder Cup - The European team (14.5-13.5) retained the cup be winning eight of twelve singles matches.  The U.S. team dominated the team matches 10-6 but veterans Mickelson, Furyk and Stricker lost singles matches on the 18th hole.  Steve Stricker failed to score a point and Tiger Woods could one win one-half point in his singles match.  [JAM 9/30/2012]

PGA Tour Championship - (Final Stage) - Brandt Snedeker shook off an early double-bogey to cruise to the $11.44 million payday.  Justin Rose was second three strokes behind.  Favorites Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods faded to second and third in the championship with final rounds of 74 and 72, respectively.  Phil Mickelson was fifth behind Nick Watney.  [JAM 9/23/2012]

PGA Tour Championship - (Stage 3) - McIlroy won his second straight tournament with a final-round 67 - two strokes ahead of Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood.  Tiger Woods finished tied for fourth. [JAM 9/9/2012]

PGA Tour Championship - (Stage 2) - In a nonstop birdie-fest, Rory McIlroy defeated Louis Oosthuizen by one stroke and Tiger Woods by two strokes to take the championship lead.  Between them, the three were 63 strokes under par.  Phil Mickelson had four rounds under 70 and finished tied for fourth. [JAM 9/3/2012]

PGA Tour Championship - (Stage 1) - Nick Watney cruised to as three-stroke victory as Sergio Garcia had five bogeys in the final round.  Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both shot 76 in the fourth round to finished tied for 38th. [JAM 8/26/2012]

PGA Championship - Young Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland cruised to an eight-stroke victory over David Lynn of Great Britain as all of McIlroy's challengers faltered on a difficult island course in South Carolina.  Defending champion Keegan was tied to third. Second-round tri-leader Tiger Woods shot 74-72 on the weekend to finish in 11th place.  Phil Mickelson - 36th. [JAM 8/12/2012]

WGC Firestone - Keegan Bradley won the tournament with a clutch par-putt on the final hole as Jim Furyk collapsed on the same hole with a double bogey.  Furyk had led for four days before his 72nd-hole disaster.  Tiger Woods shot a final-round 66 to move into eighth place, nine strokes behind winner Bradley.  Mickelson finished eight strokes behind Woods. [JAM 8/7/2012]

The Open - Ernie Els birdied the 18th hole and shot a final-round 68 to win the tournament as Adam Scott collapsed with four straight bogeys to lose a five-stroke lead.  Tiger Woods finished tied for third with second-round leader Brandt Snedeker, four strokes behind the winner.  Phil Mickelson missed the second-round cut by eight strokes. [JAM 7/22/2012]

Greenbrier - Lefty Ted Potter Jr. birdied the third playoff hole to defeat Troy Kelly and win his first PGA tournament.  Webb Simpson took a one-stroke lead to the back nine but had four bogeys to drop into a tie for seventh place.  Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both played poorly and missed the cut.  [JAM 7/8/2012]

U.S. Women's Open -  Na Yeon Choi (Big Apple) of South Kores overcame a triple bogey on the 10th hole to easily win her first major tournament by four strokes over Amy Yang.  Michelle Wie shot 66 in the second round but finished 17 strokes behind Choi with 78-80 on the weekend.  Paula Creamer was the lowest scoring U.S. player finishing tied for seventh, ten strokes behind the leader. [JAM 7/8/2012]

National - Tiger Woods won his 74th career PGA tournament and third of the year by two strokes over Bo Van Pelt. [JAM 7/1/2012]

U.S. Open - Webb Simpson shot 68-68 on the weekend to win the tournament by one stroke over Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson.  After being tied for the lead after 36 holes, Tiger Woods faded to 21st place with 75-73 on the weekend.  Jim Furyk led most of the tournament but could not make a birdie on the final round and finished tied for fourth with a 74.  Phil Mickelson barely made the cut and shot a final-round 78 to finish in 65th place. [JAM 6/17/2012]

LPGA Championship - Shanshan Feng won the tournament with a final round of 67, two strokes better than Mika Miyazato, Stacey Lewis, Suzann Pettersen and Eun-Hee Ji. [JAM 6/10/2012]

Memorial - Tiger Woods holed an impossible pitch for birdie on the difficult 16th hole to take the lead and added a birdie on 18 to win his second tournament of the year.  Rory Sabbatini was the victim of the Woods magic finishing tied for second with Andres Romero.  Thirdround leader Spencer Levin shot a final-round 75 to fall four strokes behind Woods. [JAM 5/28/2012]

Players - Matt Kuchar was consistent through four rounds to win by two strokes over Martin Laird, Zach Johnson, Ben Curtis and Rickie Fowler.  Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods were ten and 13 strokes behind Kuchar, respectively. [JAM 5/14/2012]

Quail Hollow - Rickie Fowler won his first PGA tournament by making a four-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole with D.A. Points and Rory McIlroy.  Phil Mickelson finished eight strokes behind the leaders.  Tiger Woods missed the cut. [JAM 5/6/2012]

Masters - Bubba Watson defeated Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa with a par on the second playoff hole to win his first major tournament.  Oosthuizen recorded the first double-eagle on the 2nd in the history of the tournament to take an early fourth-round lead.  Phil Mickelson triple-bogeyed the 4th hole and fell two shots short of the playoff.  Tiger Woods had 15 bogeys in the four rounds and fell 15 strokes behind the leaders. [JAM 4/8/2012]

Bay Hill - Tiger Woods won this tournament for a record seventh time.  It was his first PGA win in almost three years and his 72nd PGA victory. [JAM 3/25/2012]

WGC Doral - Justin Rose shot a steady, final-round of 70 to win the tournament.  Third-round leader Bubba Watson missed a short birdie-putt on the 18th hole to fall one-shot behind Rose.  Tiger Woods withdrew from the tournament with a leg injury after shooting 72-67-68. [JAM 3/11/2012]

Palm Beach Gardens - Rory McIlrory won the tournament by two strokes but Tiger Woods shot a final-round 62 to finish second and chop seven strokes from McIlroy's third-round lead. [JAM 3/4/2012]

WGC Match Play Championship - Hunter Mahan defeated Rory McIlroy for the title.  Tiger Woods was eliminated in the second round by Nick Watney when Woods missed a five-foot putt on the 18th hole. [JAM 2/26/2012]

Pebble Beach - Phil Mickelson dominated the field and easily erased a six-shot deficit with a bogey-free round of 64.  Third-round leader Charlie Wi started with a double bogey and never recovered to finish in second place.  Tiger Woods cut the lead to one stroke but then faded by missing six easy putts to finish nine strokes behind in 15th place. [JAM 2/12/2012] 

Abu Dhabi Golf Championship - Robert Rock defeated Rory McIlroy by one stroke with a bogey on the final hole.  Tiger Woods, who snubbed the PGA and Torrey Pines for the appearance cash, finished two strokes behind in third place after starting the final round tied for the lead. [JAM 1/29/2012]

World Challenge - Sherwood Country Club - Tiger Woods birdied 17 and 18 in the final round to win the tournament by one stroke and finally break a long two-year losing streak.  [JAM 12/4/2011]

President's Cup - The U.S. team won the cup in Melbourne, Australia 19-15. [JAM 11/20/2011]

Australian Open - Greg Chalmers won his second Open title in spite of an excellent rebound by Tiger Woods.  John Senden finished one stroke behind Chalmers in second place.  Woods led after two rounds shooting 68-67 but then stumbled in round three with a 75.  He fought back on Sunday to cut the lead to one stroke with eagle on 14.  His final round of 67 put him in third place, two strokes behind Chalmers. [JAM 11/13/2011]

CordeValle Golf Club - San Martin, California - Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour and had 19 birdies and rounds of 73-68-68-68 to finish at seven under par (30th).  Meanwhile, Bryce Molder won his first PGA tournament on the 6th playoff hole with Briny Baird after completing 72 holes at 17 under par. [JAM 10/9/2011]

PGA Tour Championship - Bill Haas (son of Jay) made a four-foot par putt on the third playoff hole to defeat Hunter Mahan win the tournament and the ten million dollar bonus.  Several golfers had a chance to win right down to the end but someone was missing - Tiger Woods. [JAM 9/25/2011] 

LPGA Classic - Lexi Thompson became the youngest player to win an LPGA tournament at age 16.  She posted a five-stroke victory at 17 under par for the 72-hole tournament in Prattville, Alabama. [JAM 9/18/2011]

Senior Players - Fred Couples defeated John Cook with a birdie on the third playoff hole to win his first senior major title. [JAM 8/21/2011]

PGA Championship - Rookie Keegan Bradley defeated Jason Dufner in a three-hole playoff.  Dufner blew a four-stroke lead in regulation with bogeys on three of the last four holes.  Steve Stricker tied the tournament record with a first-round 63 but faded to 12th place.  Phil Mickelson tied for 19th at even par.  Tiger Woods missed the cut. [JAM 8/14/2011]

WGC Firestone - Adam Scott, playing with Steve Williams, the former caddy of Tiger Woods, cruised to a four-stroke win over orange-clad Rickie Fowler and Luke Donald from England.  Woods, returning from a three-month injury-break, was never a factor in the tournament but finished well (37th) with three birdies in the last four holes.  Phil Mickelson was two strokes behind Woods. [JAM 8/7/2011]

The Open Championship - Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland won his first major tournament by three strokes over Americans Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.  Clarke shot four solid rounds of golf.  Mickelson briefly led the tournament with four birdies and an eagle in the first ten holes of the final round.  However, four bogeys in the last eight holes ended his bid.  Tiger Woods was again unable to play because of his leg injury. [JAM 7/17/2011]

U.S. Women's Open - So Yeon Ryu of South Korea defeated Hee Kyung Seo of South Korea in a three-hole playoff in the rain-delayed tournament in Colorado Springs.  Christie Kerr finished third, two strokes behind the leaders. [JAM 7/11/2011]

U.S. Open - Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland broke all of the tournament records on a course that was much too easy for a U.S. Open venue.  His 16-under-par 268 score could be a record that is never broken.  Jason Day was second, nine strokes behind McIlroy.  The tournament had a different feel since Tiger Woods was unable to play with a leg injury.  Phil Mickelson was never in contention finishing seven over par in 54th place. [JAM 6/19/2011]

Players - K.J. Choi won the tournament on the first playoff hole when David Thoms missed a three-foot putt.  Tiger Woods withdrew after nine holes of the first round after reinjuring his knee.  Phil Mickelson made the cut but never contended finishing eight strokes behind the leaders. [JAM 5/15/2011]

Masters - Charl Schwartzel of South Africa birdied the last four holes to shoot 66 and win the tournament by two strokes.  Adam Scott and Jason Day, both from Australia, tied for second.  Tiger Woods charged through the front nine with four birdies and an eagle to tie for the lead but could not make putts on the back nine.  Woods finished with a 67 to tie for fourth place.  Third round leader Rory McIlroy lost a four-stroke lead and then shot 43 on the back nine and 80 for the final round to drop to 15th place.  Defending champ Mickelson finished tied for 27th. [JAM 4/10/2011]

Arnold Palmer Bay Hill - Martin Laird of Scotland birdied the 15th and 16th holes to regain his lead in spite of four bogeys and a double bogey, to defeat Steve Marino ("The Man in Black") by one stroke.  Tiger Woods played well in the fourth round but double-bogeyed the 18th hole to fall back to 24th.  Woods is still a very good golfer but is no longer the superior player who dominated the tour from 1997 to 2008.  Phil Mickelson bogeyed three holes on the back nine to finish tied with Woods. [JAM 3/27/2011]

WGC Doral - Nick Watney shot a final-round 67 to defeat Dustin Johnson by two strokes.  Tiger Woods moved up to 10th place with his best round (66) of the tournament.  Phil Mickelson finished four over par in a tie for 55th place. [JAM 3/13/2011]

WGC Match Play Championship - Luke Donald of England defeated Martin Kaymer of Germany with a par on the 16th hole. Tiger Woods was eliminated by Thomas Bjorn on the 19th hole of the first round.  Phil Mickelson was smoked by Ricky Fowler in 13 holes of the second round. [JAM 2/27/2011]

Torrey Pines - Bubba Watson birdied the final hole to win the tournament by one stroke over Phil Mickelson.  Tiger Woods played without a bogey for the first 27 holes but then carded 12 bogeys in the last three round to fall out of contention.  [JAM 1/30/2011]

World Challenge - Graeme McDowell overcame a four-stroke lead of Tiger Woods to win the made-for-television, invitational tournament on the first playoff hole.  Woods played three excellent rounds but lost the lead with an awful double bogey on the 13th hole.  Although he rallied to tie the match, his overtime loss completes a thoroughly forgettable year for the best player in the game. [JAM 12/5/2010]

HSBC China - Francesco Molinari of Italy finished 19 under par, one stroke ahead of Lee Westwood in a two-man finale.  Tiger Woods shot a final-round 68 to finish tied for sixth, the highest finish of the U.S. golfers.  Phil Mickelson was tied for 34th with a disappointing performance. [JAM 11/7/2010]

Ryder Cup - In cold, rainy, nasty weather on a golf course in Wales of all places, Europe's finest golfers won bragging rights for two years.  U.S. golfers built a 6-4 lead in early team matches but fell behind 9-1/2 to 6-1/2 in the late matches.  The U.S. team closed the gap in the singles matches with Stricker, Mickelson, Woods, Johnsons (Dustin & Zach) and Overton winning their matches.  Cink and Fowler rallied for draws.  However, Graeme McDowell from Northern Ireland birdied the 17th hole of the final match for the one-point victory. [JAM 10/4/2010]

Tour Championship - Final Round - After being disqualified from round one, Jim Furyk saved par from the sand to win the tournament and the ten million dollar bonus by one stroke.  However, the tournament did not seem like a big deal because the defending champion and number one player in the world (Tiger Woods) did not play enough golf in 2010 to qualify for the finale.  I think the defending champ should be seeded in next year's tourney.  Phil Mickelson was never a factor in the tournament finishing tied for 22nd. [JAM 9/26/2010]

Tour Championship - Round Three - Dustin Johnson shot a final-round 69 to outlast Paul Casey and several others at the former site of the Western Open at Cog Hill near Chicago.  Tiger Woods tied for 15th but failed to advance to the final round.  Phil Mickelson tied for 8th place to move to tenth place for the tour championship in two weeks. [JAM 9/12/2010]

Tour Championship - Round Two - Charley Hoffman shot a final-round 62 to easily win the second tournament.  Tiger Woods shot 68 to tie for 11th and qualify for the third round.  Phil Mickelson fade to 25th place with a final-round 76. [JAM 9/6/2010]

Tour Championship - Round One - Matt Kuchar birdied the playoff hole to win the tournament.  Martin Laird of Scotland had a three-putt bogey on the final hole of the regular to allow the playoff.  Tiger Woods shot 67 on his final round to finish tied for 12th and qualify for the second round.  Phil Mickelson missed the cut but was already qualified for the next round. [JAM 8/29/2010]

PGA Championship - Martin Kaymer of Germany won the tournament with a bogey on the third playoff hole against Bubba Watson who had hit his second shot into the water.  Watson's fifth shot hit the flagstick but did not fall in the hole.  Dustin Johnson should have been the playoff but he was penalized two strokes for grounding his club in an area that was ruled to be a sand trap.  Phil Mickelson shot a final-round 67 to finish five strokes behind in 12th place.  Tiger Woods had four birdies in his first seven holes but faded to a 73 and finished tied for 28th. [JAM 8/15/2010]

WGC Invitational - Hunter Mahan shot a final-round 64 to win the tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.  Tiger Woods played the worst 72-hole tournament of his professional career finishing 18 over par.  Phil Mickelson shot a final-round 78 to drop 36 spots and finish three over par. [JAM 8/8/2010]

U.S. Senior Open - Bernhard Langer from Germany won the tournament by three strokes over hometown favorite, Fred Couples. [JAM 8/1/2010]

Women's British Open - Yani Tseng of Taiwan won the tournament in Southport, England by one stroke over Katherine Hull of Australia.  Cristie Kerr was the highest finisher from the U.S., five strokes behind Tseng. [JAM 8/1/2010]

The Open Championship - Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa cruised to a seven-stroke victory and his first major win at St. Andrews, Scotland.  Lee Westwood again finished second in a major tournament.  First-round leader (63) Rory McIlroy came back from a second-round 80 to finish tied for third with Paul Casey and Henrik Stenson.  Tiger Woods was tied for 23rd place, 13 strokes behind.  Phil Mickelson and John Daly were over par in 48th place.  The highest finishing U.S. player was Sean O'Hair who was tied for seventh. [JAM 7/18/2010]

U.S. Women's Open - Paula Creamer won her first major tournament with a four-stroke victory over Suzzane Pettersen and Na Yeon Choi.  Creamer had just ten bogeys and one double-bogey on the very difficult Oakmont Country Club course in Pennsylvania.  She was the only golfer under par for the tournament. [JAM 7/11/2010]

National - Justin Rose of England won the tournament in Pennsylvania at ten under par.  Host Tiger Woods barely made the cut and finished tied for 46th with four over par and 16 bogeys in the tournament. Phil Mickelson skipped this one. [JAM 7/4/2010]

U.S. Open - Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland shot a final round 74 but held on for a one-stroke victory as the other leaders imploded.  Third-round leader Dustin Johnson shot 82 with no birdies.  Gregory Havret of France was second and Ernie Els was third.  In spite of a third-round 66, Tiger Woods finished in a tie for fourth place with Phil Mickelson who had a second round 66.  The six leaders were 23 over par for the final round.  McDowell won the tournament but the real winners were Pebble Beach and the USGA. [JAM 6/20/2010]

Memorial - Justin Rose scored a final-round 66 to defeat the third-round leader, 21-year-old Rickie Fowler by three strokes.  Fowler faded to a final-round 73 after posting three strong rounds (65-66-69).  Ricky Barnres also faded to a 73 after setting the tournament record with a third-round 62.  Mickelson finished seven strokes behind and Woods was 12 strokes behind. [JAM 6/6/2010]

Players Championship - Tim Clark of South Africa shot a final round of 67 for a one-shot lead over Robert Allenby of Australia.  Masters champ, Phil Mickelson fell nine strokes back with a final-round 74.  Tiger Woods made the cut but withdrew with a neck injury after six holes of the fourth round. [JAM 5/9/2010]

Tres Marias - Ai Miyazaki of Japan shot 67 to win by one stroke over Stacy Lewis in Morelia, Mexico.  Michelle Wie was third, two strokes behind.  In her final professional tournament, Lorena Ochoa finished in sixth place.[JAM 5/2/2010]

Quail Hollow - 20-year-old  Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland shot a final-round 62 to win his first PGA event in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Masters champ, Phil Mickelson finished in second place, four strokes behind McIlroy.  Third-round leader, Billy Mayfair faded with 76 in round four.  Tiger Woods missed the cut by eight strokes. [JAM 5/2/2010]

Masters - Phil Mickelson shot a final-round 67 to win his third Masters tournament by three strokes over Lee Westwood.  Anthony Kim finished in third place.  In spite of erratic play, Tiger Woods was five strokes behind Mickelson, tied (with K.J. Choi) for fourth in his first tournament of the year.  [JAM 4/11/2010]

Tour Championship - Phil Mickelson won the final tournament with a fourth round score of 65.  However, Tiger Woods finished second in the tournament to finish the season as the points leader to win $10 million. [JAM 9/27/2009]

PGA Championship - Y.E. Yang (South Korea) chipped in for eagle on the fourteenth hole and defeated Tiger Woods.  Mr. Woods had led each of the first three rounds but could not make a putt on Sunday, finishing in second place three strokes behind Yang. [JAM 8/16/2009]

WGC Invitational - Tiger Woods won his 70th PGA tournament by four strokes with a 65-65 finish in the last two rounds.  Woods made an amazing third shot to the par-five sixteenth hole for a birdie to defeat Padraig Harrington who triple-bogeyed the same hole.  Harrington, who entered the final round with a three-stroke lead and led Woods by one stroke before the 16th, finished tied for second with Robert Allenby. [JAM 8/9/2009]

U.S. Senior Open - Fred Funk ran away with the senior major tournament by six strokes shooting 68-67-68-65.  Joey Sindelar was second.  Greg Norman tied for third with Loren Roberts.  Second round leader Tim Jackson (amateur) faded to eleventh place with a final round of 76.  Tom Watson tied for 43rd place. [JAM 8/3/2009]

Women's Open - Catriona Matthew (Scotland) won the open at Royal Lytham & St. Anne's by three strokes over Karrie Webb (Australia).  Paula Creamer (U.S.), Christina Kim (U.S.), Ai Miyazaki (Japan) and Hee-Won Han (South Korea) tied for third place.  Michelle Wie (U.S.) was seven strokes behind the leader. [JAM 8/3/2009]

Buick Open - Tiger Woods won his 69th tournament by three strokes, shooting 63-65-69 after a disappointing first round of 71.  [JAM 8/3/2009]

Senior Open - Loren Robert won the playoff with Mark McNulty and Fred Funk at Sunningdale.  Third-round leader Greg Norman double-bogeyed the 17th hole to finish in sixth place.  Tom Watson tied for eighth. [JAM 7/26/2009]

The Open - Stewart Cink won the tournament at Turnberry, Scotland by defeating 59-year-old Tom Watson in a four-hole playoff.  Watson had a chance to win the tournament with a par on 18 on the 72nd hole.  His eight-foot putt was short.  Tiger Woods missed the cut by one stroke. [JAM 7/19/2009]

National - Tiger Woods birdied the 16th hole to win his 68th PGA tournament with a final-round 67.  Hunter Mahan shot a course-tying record 62 to finish one stroke behind Woods in second place.  Anthony Kim started the round tied for first but shot 71 to finish third.  Kim had set the course record on Thursday. [JAM 7/5/2009]

U.S. Open - Lucas Glover won the 109th open championship.  Phil Mickelson and David Duval tied for second.  Tiger Woods finished in sixth place four strokes behind Glover. [JAM 6/22/2009]

Memorial - Tiger Woods shot a final-round 65 to win the tournament in Dublin, Ohio.  Tiger birdied the last two holes to finish one stroke ahead of Jim Furyk. [JAM 6/7/2009]

Players - Henrik Stenson of Sweden won the Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida by four strokes over Ian Poulter.  Stenson had six birdies and 12 pars in a flawless final round of 66.  Tiger Woods finished seven strokes behind the leader in eighth place. [JAM 5/10/2009]

Masters - Angel Cabrera of Argentina won a two-hole playoff with Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell to win the 72nd Masters.  Phil Mickelson was three strokes back in fifth place.  Tiger Woods was four strokes back in sixth place. [JAM 4/12/2009]

Arnold Palmer Invitational - Tiger Woods won his 66th PGA tournament and 6th at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida.  Tiger birdied the 18th and shot 67 to overcome the five-stroke lead of second-place finisher, Sean O'Hair.  Ho hum. Look out Augusta. [JAM 3/29/2009]

WGC Doral - Phil Mickelson won his first WGC with 27 birdies in 72 holes.  Tiger Woods finished eight strokes back in ninth place. Phil out-putted him 99 to 113.  Poor Tiger was paid only $142,500 for his week of work. [JAM - 3/15/2009]

(2/25/2009) Tiger is back!  Tiger Woods played his first round of competitive golf since he limped to the U.S. Open championship in a playoff in June 2008.  Tiger defeated Australian Brendan Jones in 16 holes.  Golf season is here.