Category: Player News

Sponsor Backs out from Tigers Woods’ Tournament

As it turned out, it was the last Chevron World Challenge that Tiger Woods won because the event’s sponsor, Chevron Corporation, also one of the world’s largest global energy companies, decided to back out from the event after being its title sponsor for four years. However, event director Greg McLaughlin did not seem troubled by [...]

Tiger Woods Staging his Big Comeback at Chevron World Challenge

Tiger Woods is staging his big comeback at the Chevron World Challenge. He has to beat 17 other golfers at the Chevron World Challenge in the Los Angeles suburbs. The event starts today on December 1 and will last four days. And though the PGA Tour season is over, it is a good opportunity to [...]

Ishikawa to Join Internationals Late

According to international captain Greg Norman, Japanese star golfer Ryo Ishikawa will arrive late for this week’s Presidents Cup.  Ishikawa will get to Australia two days before the beginning of the tournament, missing most of the International team’s preparations. Ishikawa, who tied for eighth at last weekend’s Taiheiyo Masters in Japan will arrive late because [...]

McIlroy Secures Shanghai Masters Win

Rory McIlroy beat Anthony Kim in a play off to claim a hard-fought win at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The Northern Irishman went into the final round of the tournament with a three shot advantage before Kim roared back into contention, but the US Open champion held his nerve rally on the back nine [...]

Yani Tseng Unstoppable Again

Forget about Tiger Woods. There is a new star on the golf horizon – Yani Tseng. The Taiwan-based number-one female golfer won yet another tournament, the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. The 22-year-old Taiwanese claimed her tenth worldwide victory with a six-under 66, five strokes ahead of South Korean Amy Yang and Spaniard Azahara Munoz. This [...]

Fan Explains Hot Dog Throwing Incident

A fan who was detained for throwing a hot dog at Tiger Woods during the Frys.com Open at the end of the week claimed that he wished to do something brave and epic. It turns out that the man’s name is Brandon Kelly and he lives near Santa Rosa where the tournament was staged. He [...]

Tiger Woods Happy to be Allowed to Participate in his Own Tournament

These are strange times for Tiger Woods. A few years ago, he reigned in the world of professional golf, and now he is happy to have an opportunity to play in the Chevron World Challenge, the tournament that he hosts. Woods thanked the tournament committee for granting him an exemption to participate in the event. [...]

Rickie Fowler Captures First Career Title

American Rickie Fowler captured his first career title in the Korea Open, leaving behind  U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy in a spectacular six-shot victory. The 23-year-old golfer finished with a 3-under-par 68, making it a total of 16-under 268 with the results registered in the previous three rounds. World No. 3 McIlroy came in second [...]

McIlroy Aiming for Wins in Korea and China

This year’s U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy decided to go from Europe to Asia, aiming for a victory. The 22-year-old Northern Irishman who took third place at the Korea Open in 2009 will make every effort to improve his position when he starts competing on Thursday. However, his path will not be easy. To claim [...]

Dustin Johnson’s Caddie to Work with Woods

Two months have passed since Tiger Woods abruptly fired his long-time caddie Steve Williams, shocking Williams and the entire world. But a vacant place never remains unoccupied. It has been reported that Tiger Woods hired Joe LaCava as his new caddie. For some, the decision of LaCava to swap world number four Dustin Johnson for [...]

Japan’s Ishikawa Fined for Withdrawals

The Japan Golf Tour Organization has imposed a $26,000 fine on golf prodigy Ryo Ishikawa withdrawing from two competitions in August and September. The 19-year-old golfer pulled out from last month’s Kansai Open and the recent Toshin tournament. It is the second time when the youngster missed the Toshin tournament. And while the Japan Golf [...]

Gillespie Returns to Golf Four Months after Broken Femur

The 33-year old Canadian golf pro Derek Gillespie had just cheated death four months ago in April at the Arizona dessert after a quick getaway to Las Vegas with two friends and a quick trip back to the United States where he had to play golf the next morning. Gillespie was at the back seat [...]

Yani Tseng is the dominant player in golf, but she’s no sure thing in the Safeway Classic

There is no doubt that Yani Tseng is the top-ranked player this year in women’s golf given her dominance of the LPGA Tour but jet lag and the Ghost Creek course may just prevent her from getting her fifth victory this year at the Safeway Classic which started at Pumpkin Ridge Gold Club. Tseng won [...]

World No. 2 Westwood Hires Sports Psychologist

Being a professional golfer is a tough job. It involves hard work, rough competition and constant stress.  And sometimes, a golfer may need help from a psychologist to overcome all this stress. World No. 2 Lee Westwood who has not managed to win a major yet consulted with sports psychologist Bob Rotella before a major [...]

Tiger Woods to Get on U.S. Presidents Cup Squad if He Wants It

Tiger Woods showed quite a mediocre performance at Firestone, shooting an even-par 70. However, it looks like Woods is still going to get a spot on the U.S. Presidents Cup squad if he wants it. U.S. Presidents Cup team captain Fred Couples said that if Woods felt that he was healthy enough to take part [...]

Woods returns to Firestone after 3-month break

The sun started to rise over the Firestone Country Club but what was more spectacular was the sight of Tiger Woods on the practice range, the first time he was seen on a PGA Tour golf course after an injury left him out of the course during the last three months. Woods can’t wait to [...]

Tiger Woods Back on the Job

Tiger Woods is back on the job after idleness caused by injuries. His long-time caddie Steve Williams is no longer with him, and the golfer has dropped out of the list of the world’s top twenty golfers, his lowest position since 1997. And in a few weeks, he might lose his eligibility for the PGA [...]

Golf-Woods shocks caddie with decision to part ways

Surprised! This was how the longtime New Zealander caddie of Tiger Woods felt when he got sacked after helping the former world number one win 13 majors. Wood’s move took caddie Steve Williams by surprised considering that he had been caddying for Woods since 1999. Williams has recently played caddie to Australian Adam Scott since [...]

Tiger Woods Ends 12 Year Relationship with His Caddie

A year after the notorious sex scandal that rocked Tiger Woods’ life and cost him four major endorsement deals and his wife, Tiger Woods was often asked about his long-time caddie, Steve Williams. The ex-world’s No. 1 golfer always answered that Williams was a great caddie and friend. Apparently, things were not as peachy as [...]

McIlroy and Wozniacki in love match link

US Open champion Rory McIlroy may have separated from his childhood sweetheart Holly Sweeney but has been romantically linked with tennis world number one Caroline Wozniacki. The blossoming relationship helped McIlroy get over his failed attempt at a back-to-back majors at Sandwich as the Irishman took Wozniacki to dinner in London. Wozniacki was in the [...]

Ex-NHL Player Scores Hole-In-One, Wins $1 Million

Former NHL player Joe Sakic has had his share of wins. He helped the Colorado Avalanche to win two Stanley Cups, he was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy in 2001 and he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year. Now he has something else to brag about – his golfing skills. The [...]

British Open: Unexpected Winner

Nobody expected Darren Clarke to win the British Open. Hardly in his prime, Northern Ireland-based golfer Darren Clarke did not give off the vibe of a man who can win this major tournament and extend Northern Ireland’s winning streak in major golf tournaments. A guy who likes fast cars, good cigars and wine and whose [...]

Ring-rusty McIlroy back down to earth

Rory Mcllroy expects to remain in touch Thursday at the start of the British Open thanks to a new-found maturity which has been added to his arsenal after a shaky start. The 22-year old US Open champion has been hailed as golf’s future after he broke long-standing records when he claimed his first Major. Mcllroy [...]

Tiger Woods: Comic Book Hero

Tiger Woods is the latest in the string of celebrities who got a comic book about their lives published. Pop star Lady Gaga, ex-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg were given this honor a little earlier. Publishing house Bluewater Productions announced that it will launch a comic book issue about [...]

Mickelson still shooting with the young guns

The 140th Open Championship brings to mind the great names in golf from Bobby Jones to Jack Nicklaus. It may be the oldest golf tournament but it has changed and has become a young man’s game. The last five major winners had an average age of 27 with recent US Open Champion Rory Mcllroy the [...]