Category: Golf News

Westwood shoots 65 to lead Indonesian Masters

Defending champion Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Indonesian Masters. The third-ranked Englishman opened his round with three consecutive birdies and added six more at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club, along with two bogeys. Arnond Vongvanij of Thailand shot a bogey-free 67 for [...]

What’s in Common between Golf and Poker?

Professional poker requires that players spend hours and some even days at a time at the poker table.  It is not uncommon for players to spend as much at 14 hours a day at the tables.  With so much time spent playing cards, at some point those players have to unwind and get away from [...]

World Cup to Feature Strong Field

The Presidents Cup was not the final event of the year. Twenty-eight two-man teams will compete in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup at the Mission Hills Resort on Hainan Island. Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland will represent the US but they will not be strongest players in the field. According to the power rankings, [...]

Baddeley Recovers from Loss to Defeat Tiger

It took American-Australian golfer Aaron Baddeley a day to turn things around at the Presidents Cup on the same hole. Baddeley’s three-wood off the 18th hole in Thursday’s foursome cost the Internationals a victory. Baddeley  and his partner Jason Day lost one shot lead as a result, allowing Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson to get [...]

Woods Suffers Loss to His Ex-Caddie and Adam Scoot

Aussie Adam Scott assisted by Woods’ former caddie Williams and South Korean K.J. Choi were impeccable in their opening match Thursday as they handed the worst loss to the former world number one. The International team members won 7 and 6, reaching the record for the biggest Presidents Cup victory.  And Woods and Stricker, unbeatable [...]

Woods to Go Face to Face with Scott in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods will come face to face with Aussie Adam Scott in the opening match of the Presidents Cup a few weeks after his caddie slapped Woods with a racial slur. Woods will play for the United States on the same team with Steve Stricker while Scott will put for the International team together with [...]

Woods Back on Top in Australia

For the first time in too many months, Tiger Woods saw his name at the top of the leaderboard. This happened Friday in the Australian Open as he walked off the course with a one-shot lead. The last time when Woods led an event was in the third round of the Chevron World Challenge last [...]

Jarrod Lyle Leads the Field at Australian Open

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle who made just one top 10 finish on the US PGA Tour this season, recorded carded a seven-under 65 in a spotless opening round of the Australian Open with a $1.54 million prize purse, including five birdies and an eagle three. World no. 5 Dustin Johnson, the top-ranked American player on [...]

Duke, 42 Grabs Nationwide Tour Championship Title

It is never too late to become a winner. Ken Duke, 42 proved it by winning the Tour Championship at Daniel Island Club on Sunday. Duke shot a 4-under 68 in the final round and won the tournament by two strokes for his second Nationwide Tour victory. Thanks to this victorious finish of the season, [...]

McIlroy Grabs Lead in Shanghai Masters

US Open winner McIlroy shocked the world by sacking his long-time manager Chubby Chandler last week, but the managerial change did not impact his focus as he completed the opening round in a brilliant manner. The 22-year-old Northern Irishman swamped the field with an eight under par 64, vying for the $2 million prize purse [...]

Golf Stars Compete in $2 Million Chinese Golf Tournament

US Open champion Rory McIlroy and world No. 2 Lee Westwood are vying for the $2 million winner’s check in the Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters. Though the tournament is unsanctioned and will bring no points to the participants, the world’s top golfers were still attracted to the possibility of landing the world’s biggest golf prize. [...]

Coles Grabs Fifth Career Victory at Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open

Aussie Gavin Coles grabbed a victory at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open after a final one-over-par 71 he made to get ahead of Swedish Jonas Blixt by one shot. This year’s debut win sent the golfer to 15th place in the Nationwide Tour money list. The top 25 golfers on this list will qualify for PGA [...]

International Presidents Cup Captain Says he Wouldn’t Have Chosen Tiger Woods

Passions are running high as the Presidents Cup is approaching. International Presidents Cup captain Greg Norman said that if he were to pick players for the U.S. team instead of Fred Couples, he wouldn’t have chosen Tiger Woods. Norman also said that Woods would hardly win another major and that this year’s PGA Championship winner [...]

Brothers Lee to Face Each Other In Quarterfinals in U.S. Senior Amateur

Sometimes, competition puts family members against each other. Stanford Lee, 59 and Louis Lee, 55, will face each other in a competition for the first time. The two brothers have advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship. The Lee brothers are not eager to play each other but a tournament is a [...]

SMU’s Kelly Kraft Beat World No. 1 Amateur Cantlay to Capture U.S. Amateur Title

SMU’s Kelly Kraft upset UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay at Erin Hills in the 36-hole U.S. Amateur championship final, winning the U.S. Amateur title. And is if outperforming the world No. 1 amateur golfer was not enough, Kraft was also named to the US Walker Cup team right after his win. The other finalist, Cantlay, already had [...]

Gainey and Quinney share lead

The first round lead at the Wyndham Championship was shared by Americans Tommy Gainey and Jeff Quinney Thursday as they carded seven-under 63s while the others scampered to qualify for the playoffs at the FedExCup. The lead was solitarily held by Quinney, who is on a bid for his first PGA Tour victory, for most [...]

Colin Montgomerie urges Woods to play in Europe

Former world number one Tiger Woods failed to qualify for the US PGA Tour’s FedExCup series but was urged by Colin Montgomerie to play in a few Europe events prior to the Australian Open in November. “Tiger looks like he’s going to have nowhere to play for nearly three months and I think the guy [...]

Tiger Woods Loses Major Endorsement Deal

The relationship of Swiss watch manufacturer TAG-Heuer who had an endorsement contract with former world No.1 golfer Tiger Woods came to its end. It is an alarming signal for Tiger Woods as he is constantly getting dropped by his sponsors, with Tag-Heuer joining the list of AT&T, Gatorade and Accenture. It is clear where they [...]

Scott Takes Hands-Off Approach to Woods-Williams Split

Steve Williams kept his dismissal by Tiger Woods a secret even sometime after he was fired so it would not distract his new boss, Adam Scott. The ex-Woods caddie decided to announce the split only two weeks after, at the British Open, and expressed his disappointment at having wasted two years of his life while [...]

Scott Prefers Australian Open to Singapore

Aussie Adam Scott decided to drop his Singapore Open title defense and go to the Australian Open to prepare for the Presidents Cup instead. Both events take place in mid-November, a week before the Presidents Cup, a major golf tournament held under the aegis of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, and Scott has opted [...]

Woods to use Sydney as Presidents warm-up

Tiger Woods has been seen practicing at the Atlanta Athletic Club, the first time he was seen on the course since he succumbed to a knee injury last May during the Players’ Championship. Atlanta is the venue for the PGA Championship next week. Woods, who has not participated and not won any tournament at all [...]

Woods to Return to Golf with Long-Time Friend Clarke

When Tiger Woods makes his return to the PGA Tour after three-month break, he will play along his old friend. The former No.1 golfer will pair with British Open winner Darren Clarke in the two opening rounds of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The two golf players have a good record at Firestone Country Club in Akron, [...]

Charles Barkley’s advice for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods got some advice Friday from Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan who told Woods to turn his game into his very own personal therapy. However, Jordan is not the only amateur golfer and Basketball Hall of Famer who have pitched in their unsolicited advice for Woods after the latter’s life and career have been [...]

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng Wins Consecutive Fifth Major

One of the worlds’ most successful players in golf history, Annika Sörenstam, who retired after winning 90 international professional tournaments and 10 majors, might have a rival coming into the field that could match her achievements soon. Taiwanese golfer Yani Tseng, 22 won her second consecutive Women’s British Open title, besting her closest opponent by [...]

Golf-Major Winners Clarke, McIlroy to Tee off at Thai Golf Championship

Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy, winners of the two recent men’s major golf championships, will take part in the first Thailand Golf Championship along with world No. 2 golfer Lee Westwood in December. The tournament with a $1 million purse which will be held at the Amata Spring Country Club from December 15 to 18 [...]