Greg Baum In the end, moral, sentimental and patriotic forces were overmatched by the golfing force of Phil Mickelson.
American Ryan Moore equals course record and his career best with a 10-under 61 in the first round of the PGA tournament in Las Vegas.
Andrew Both No golfer will ever admit to having an unassailable lead, but Geoff Ogilvy sounded extremely confident after taking command of the Mercedes-Benz Championship.
American golfers will try to snap a seven-year losing streak at the opening event of the US PGA Tour season when the Mercedes-Benz Championship begins.
South Africa's Rory Sabbatini fired a seven-under-par 63 to capture the third-round lead in the US PGA Tour's $US4.5 million ($A6.58 million) Texas Open.
Australian golfer Nathan Green found form with his putter to post an opening eight-under 62 to take two-stroke lead in the Texas Open.
Robert Allenby says he'll need several weeks to regroup after poor putting cost him a golden chance to end his seven-year title drought on the US PGA Tour.
Allan Kelly The United States earned its first lead going to the final day of the Ryder Cup since 1995 by holding off Europe's comeback on a gripping Saturday.
Azinger's tactics of playing all 12 of his men on the opening day of the Ryder Cup paid handsome dividends as the United States grabbed the lead over Europe.
John Nicholson Vijay Singh has edged Sergio Garcia on the second playoff hole on Sunday to claim the PGA event for a record fourth time.
Australia's Craig Parry will lead out the 137th edition of The Open Championship after being drawn in the first group for the tournament at Royal Birkdale.
Andrew Both Robert Allenby, fresh from his play-off loss in Memphis, says he is playing well enough to go one better in the US Open on Sunday.
Stuart Appleby was tied for fourth after the first round of the US PGA Tour's St Jude Classic in Memphis.
Australian golfer Rod Pampling has qualified for the US Open, a small consolation for his last-hole loss to Phil Mickelson at Colonial.
Pete Iacobelli Davis Love III shot a five-under 66 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead in the Verizon Heritage with Justin Leonard and Lucas Glover.
Peter Lonard's anguish at losing the New Orleans Classic will be eased by confirmation that he has made it into the US Masters.
By Andrew Both Tiger Woods, unbeaten in 2008, is poised to preserve his perfect record after advancing to the final at the Accenture Match Play Championship.
By Andrew Both Aaron Baddeley had Tiger Woods on the brink of defeat in the third round at the Accenture Match Play Championship, but could not deliver the knockout blow.
By Andrew Both Tiger Woods has come back from the brink of defeat to clinch a magnificent victory in the opening round at the Accenture Match Play Championship.
By Andrew Both Adam Scott will seek revenge after being drawn to face fellow Australian Brendan Jones in the opening round at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.