? Tulsa Toast
We thought Jean Van de Velde had class. Retief Goosen does him one better with his on-the-rebound U.S. Open win.
Rachel Teske wins for the first time under her married name, with the runner-up's boyfriend as her caddie.
Since the Instinet Classic moved to New Jersey last year, Morgan has two victories and an albatross.
Goosen, a 32-year-old from South Africa, is the eighth player to make the Open his first victory in the U.S. Goosen beat Mark Brooks 70 to 72 on Monday at Tulsa's Southern Hills in the 32nd 18-hole playoff in Open history....
Brooks, 194th in the World Ranking going into the Open, would have been the lowest-ranked player ever to win a major. The lowest is John Daly, who was 168th when he took the '91 PGA....
Stewart Cink, a shot out of the playoff in third, has the best average finish (14th) among those who have played in the last six Opens....
Phil Mickelson and David Duval, tied for seventh and 16th, respectively, have a combined 20 top 10 finishes in 62 majors....
The 466-yard 18th hole at Southern Hills was the Open's hardest, with a 4.44 average. The easiest hole, and the only one with an under-par average, was the 534-yard 13th, at 4.82.
Teske, who made the Evian Masters in Evian-les-Bains, France, her fourth LPGA tide, married Dean Teske in 1998 but used her maiden name (Hetherington) until this year. Teske birdied two of the last four holes to win by a stroke over Maria Hjorth, whose boyfriend, Shaun McBride, caddies for Teske.