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Tiger Woods wins his first tournament of the year, the Buick Invitational, to run his PGA Tour winning streak to seven - second best behind Byron Nelson's 11 straight wins. But seven is where Tiger's streak ends.
Woods goes on to post his sixth career victory in the WGC CA Championship and his sixth career victory in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Woods has now won the Bridgestone three straight years two different times - the only time one golfer has had 3-year winning streaks in the same tournament over two different periods of time.
Alexis Thompson breaks another of Pressel's records, becoming the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. Thompson, age 12 years, four months and one day, betters the previous record of Pressel, who was 12 years, 11 months and 21 days old when she qualified for the 2001 U.S. Women's Open.
Michelle Wie herself had a very rough year, suffering wrist injuries, withdrawing from multiple events and failing to make cuts in others. At the LPGA Ginn Tribute, Wie withdrew when she was 14-over through 16 holes in the first round.
Fifteen-year-old Ryo Ishikawa wins the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup, becoming the youngest winner on the Japan Tour. Seve Ballesteros had previously held that distinction, having won the 1977 Japan Open at age 20.
When Keith Fergus wins the Ginn Championship on the Champions Tour, he becomes just the second golfer to post victories on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour. Ron Streck was the first.
102-year-old Elsie McLean aces the 100-yard, par-3 No. 4 hole at Bidwell Park in Chico, Calif., becoming the oldest-known golfer to make a hole in a one. She used a driver.
Se Ri Pak wins the LPGA Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic for the fifth time.
Died This Year:
• Don Massengale Sr., PGA Tour winner
• Norman Von Nida, Australian golf pioneer
• Joe Jimenez, Champions Tour winner
• Gay Brewer, 1967 Masters champion, 11-time winner on PGA Tour
• Ruth Jessen, 11-time winner on LPGA Tour
• Bud Allin, 5-time PGA Tour winner
Champions Tour: Jay Haas, $2,581,001
LPGA Tour: Lorena Ochoa, $4,364,994
European Tour: Justin Rose, € 2,944,945
Champions Tour: Loren Roberts, 69.31
LPGA Tour (Vare Trophy): Lorena Ochoa, 69.69
The Masters: Zach Johnson
U.S. Open: Angel Cabrera
British Open: Padraig Harrington
PGA Championship: Tiger Woods
Women's Major Championship Winners
Kraft Nabisco Championship: Morgan Pressel
LPGA Championship: Suzann Pettersen
U.S. Women's Open: Cristie Kerr
Women's British Open: Lorena Ochoa
U.S.: Colt Knost
British: Drew Weaver
U.S. Women's: Maria Jose Uribe
British Women's: Carlota Ciganda
United States 19.5, International 14.5
United States 16, Europe 12