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Woods slumps back into mediocrity at Greenbrier (Reuters)

Jul 3, 2015; White Sulphur Springs, WV, USA; Tiger Woods on the 3rd tee at The Old White TPC. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods mixed some good shots with a couple of terrible drives as he carded a one-under-par 69 in the second round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Friday. A day after shooting his best score in 16 months, a 66, Woods reverted to mediocrity and ended the day equal 26th, four strokes behind pacesetters Jhonattan Vegas and Scott Langley at the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs. Woods, who four weeks ago shot the worst score of his decorated career, an 85 at the Memorial tournament, did not speak to the media.





Vegas, Langley share 2nd-round lead at Greenbrier Classic (The Associated Press)

Scott Langley watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Friday, July 3, 2015. Rain caused delays in play. Langley has a share of the lead with 9 under par for the two rounds. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Jhonattan Vegas hasn't had much success since winning his second PGA Tour event as a rookie in 2011. The Greenbrier Classic could give him that needed boost. Vegas shot a 5-under-par 65 to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round Friday.





Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee' (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, golfer Bubba Watson drives off in the General Lee after playing in the pro-am at the Phoenix Open golf tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in ''The Dukes of Hazzard'' television series.





Golfer Watson to paint over Confederate flag on 'Dukes of Hazzard' car (Reuters)

Jun 19, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; Bubba Watson gestures after an errant tee shot on the 12th hole in the second round of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his "General Lee" Dodge Charger from the hit 1980s TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard". Watson, a two-time Masters champion who is ranked third in the world, made the announcement on Thursday on Twitter. "I believe that, so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA.” "Dukes of Hazzard" ran from 1979 to 1985 on the CBS network in the United States and centered on the fictional Duke family, who lived in rural Georgia.





2016 Ryder Cup pitch comes up short with Minnesota officials (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2009, file photo, Tiger Woods, left, crosses a bridge on the 16th fairway with caddie Steve Williams during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Organizers of golf's prestigious Ryder Cup have encountered skepticism from Minnesota state officials as they seek logistical assistance and sponsorships for the 2016 event at Hazeltine. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

The 2016 Ryder Cup was awarded to the Hazeltine National Golf Club near Minneapolis years ago, however its promoters quietly recently tried to wedge money into Minnesota's new state budget for logistical assistance and sponsorships of the event. Although their efforts fell short - the Legislature concluded its session after passing a budget without any money for the prestigious tournament - organizers are expected to continue to push for state assistance before next year's event.






Woods four shots off Greenbrier lead

Tiger Woods follows up his best score of the year with a one-under-par 69 in the second round of The Greenbrier Classic.




Holder McDowell misses cut in France

Graeme McDowell's hopes of winning a third successive French Open title are over as he fails to make the cut in Paris.




Peters leads from Hull in Denham

England's Alex Peters shoots a second-round 63 to open a two-shot lead over compatriot Charley Hull in the Ladies European Masters.




Fans share hole-in-one windfall

Hundreds of lucky golf fans share a $192,400 windfall after a double hole-in-one at the Greenbrier Classic.




Woods cards best round of 2015

Former world number one Tiger Woods shoots his best round of the year with a four-under-par 66 at The Greenbrier Classic.





Stenson aiming to be first to win FedEx Cup Race to Dubai in same year despite wrist injury


Swedish golf ace Henrik Stenson is reportedly aiming to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same year despite a wrist injury. Stenson, who earned 6.3 million pounds by winning America's end-of-season event, leads the European Tour going into Dubai's DP World Tour Championship finale. According to the BBC, despite injuring his wrist before the first of the four ...




Indian golfer Shiv Kapur aiming for success at 103rd South African Open Championship


Indian professional golfer Shiv Kapur is reportedly aiming for success at the 103rd South African Open Championship, the world's second oldest Open title, at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg from 21-24 November. The rising Indian star will line up alongside a stellar cast of world stars in the opening event on the 2014 European Tour schedule, including Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen, ...




Management issues distracting McIlroy


Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has said that countless hours spent with lawyers this year have been a distraction as he heads into this week's World Tour Championships in Dubai. According to the BBC, McIlroy is still seeking his first win of 2013. Last month, McIlroy began legal action in the Republic of Ireland against the Dublin-based Horizon Sports in a dispute over management fees ...




Cheyenne Woods Heir to Woods Golf Throne


Tiger Woods ‘ neice and, by the looks of it, possible heir to the golf throne. The 23-year-old daughter of Tiger’s older half-brother, Earl Woods, Jr., has played three LPGA events this year, and has yet to collect any money, but she shouldn’t be discouraged. She obviously has what it takes to make it in the world of ...




Stenson stalks Dubai leader


Spain's Alejandro Canizares grabbed a one-shot lead after the first round of the DP World Tour Championship, but Race To Dubai leader Henrik Stenson lies just two back as he looks to add that to his FedEx Cup crown.Canizares completed a six-under-par 66 at Jumeirah Golf Estates that proved enough to hold the first round lead, with Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Australian Marcus ...





Man jailed for using Allenby’s credit cards

A Hawaii man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to using Robert Allenby’s credit cards after the Australian golfer said he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu.




Golfer scores three hole-in-ones in a round

NOT only did one lucky golfer do what so few hackers are able to in their lifetime. He did it three times, in a single round.




Lee dethrones Webb as top golfer

LONG-time leading lady Karrie Webb has been overtaken by West Australian teenager Minjee Lee as Australia’s number one golfer.




Mickelson’s millions laundered in betting

ABOUT $A3.61 million transferred golf champion Phil Mickelson to an intermediary was laundered in an illegal sports betting operation, reports say.




Bubba shuts down know-it-all heckler

AT the Travelers Championship two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson shut down one annoying heckler in the best way possible.




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