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135th Open Championship
Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake
Hoylake, England 20 Jul 2006 - 23 Jul 2006
Woods Claims 11th Major Title
Tiger Woods won an emotional 11th Major Championship title, equalling the record of Walter Hagen, when he captured The 135th Open at Royal Liverpool with a two stroke victory over Chris DiMarco. Now only Jack Nicklaus has won more Majors. And as the final putt dropped for a final round of 67 and an 18 under par 270, the World Number One broke down in tears.
Open remains wide open as Woods Leads by One
Sergio Garcia forced his way into the final pairing with Tiger Woods with a course record equalling 65 that left him one stroke behind the defending champion and alongside Ernie Els and Chris DiMarco going into the last round of The 135th Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. Angel Cabrera and Jim Furyk are only one stroke further back in this most open of Opens where 14 players will go into the final round within five strokes of the lead.
Garcia Makes Open Charge
Sergio Garcia launched a spectacular charge to move into contention for The 135th Open Championship. Buoyed after holing his approach shot for an eagle two at the second hole at Royal Liverpool, the Spaniard raced to the turn in 29 strokes. Eight pars followed before he birdied the last for a course record-equalling 65 to set the clubhouse target of 12 under par 204.
Els Rises to the Challenge at Royal Liverpool
Ernie Els refused to back off from the challenge thrown down by Tiger Woods as he matched the World Number One’s course record 65 to lie just one stroke adrift going into the weekend of The 135th Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
Woods Surges Three Clear at Hoylake
Defending Champion Tiger Woods, helped by a wonder shot at the 14th hole where he holed a four iron for an eagle two, charged three strokes clear of the field with a course record-equalling seven under par 65 in The 135th Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
Flawless 66 gives McDowell Lead at Royal Liverpool
Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell holds a one stroke lead after the first round of The 135th Open Championship after a flawless six under par 66 at Royal Liverpool.McDowell reeled off three consecutive birdies from the ninth, where he holed out from a bunker, before finishing ahead of a group of five players - European Tour Members Miguel Angel Jiménez of Spain and the English pair of Greg Owen and Anthony Wall along with Keiichiro Fukabori of Japan and, menacingly, the World Number One and defending champion Tiger Woods
Wall Moves into a Share of the Lead at Hoylake
After failing to qualify for his first six Open Championships, England’s Anthony Wall has come full circle as he shares the lead in The 135th Open at Royal Liverpool after a five under par 67 matched the first round score of compatriot Greg Owen
Owen takes Early Lead at Royal Liverpool
England’s Greg Owen broke the deadlock at the top of the leaderboard at The 135th Open Championship with four birdies in the last six holes to take the early lead with a five under par 67 at Royal Liverpool.
Howell Ready for Challenge Ahead
European Number One David Howell will need to “think outside the box” in his quest to challenge for The 135th Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, which starts tomorrow.
Hedblom looking for Fast Start
Reuters - Peter Hedblom will hit the first shot at The Open and that means, with a 6.30am tee-off, he will have to rise at 3.30am on Thursday. "I need to get up three hours before my tee-time to get my body up and running," the 36 year old Swede Hedblom said on Wednesday. "By 6.30 the machine should be running nicely.
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