Worcestershire's Club Blackwell For PGA Event
1/30/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer of The Sports HQWorcestershire’s exclusive Blackwell club has been chosen as the venue for this year’s PGA Super-60s tournament.The event, for the elder statesmen of the sport, carries a professional prize fund of £10,000 and is one of the most popular on the PGA schedule...
New Ryder Captain Wants More Wildcards
1/29/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQNew Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie wants to be given more wildcard selections as Europe begin planning how to reclaim the trophy from the United States at Celtic Manor in south Wales next year.Montgomerie was named as successor to Nick Faldo yesterda...
Super Series Suffers Setback
1/28/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQThe new Asia-Pacific ‘super series’ has suffered a setback with the withdrawal of the Japan Golf Tournament from the event.The new series, which was announced by the PGA of Australia last week, has been set up to attract the worl’d top golfers to the regi...
Flintoff Has Good News
1/28/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQENGLAND’S cricketers have received a boost ahead of next week’s first Test against the West Indies in Jamaica with the news that star all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has suffered no major damage to his left side.Flintoff, a former user of Woodworm bats, pulle...
McGrane Missing the Challenge of Facing Tiger
1/27/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Irishman Damien McGrane has admitted that he will miss the challenge of facing Tiger Woods at this week's Dubai Desert Classic. Last year McGrane played two rounds with Woods at the Emirates club but the world number one will be missing this week as he...
Garcia Three Points Away from Tiger
1/27/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Spain’s Sergio Garcia has trimmed Tiger Woods' lead at the top of the world rankings to less than three points. With Woods still out of action, recovering from reconstructive surgery on his troubled left knee, Garcia has not finished outside the top ei...
Sherry Makes Return to Competitive Golf
1/27/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Giant Scot Gordon Sherry is to make a return to competitive golf after four years away from the fairways.The 6ft 8ins tall Stirling University graduate achieved prominence 14 years ago as an amateur when he finished fourth in the Scottish Open then beat...
Star Golfers have Sneak Preview of Courses
1/27/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Darren Clarke, Sergio Garcia, Robert Karlsson, Martin Kaymer and Justin Rose have been given a sneak preview of one of the world’s most spectacular new golf courses. The quintet along with three-times United Arab Emirates champion Khalid Yousuf played...
Cook Chosen as England's unofficial vice-captain
1/26/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Essex batsman Alastair Cook has been chosen as England’s unofficial vice-captain for the forthcoming Test series in the West Indies. England do not currently have an official vice-captain but Cook will deputise for Andrew Strauss should England’s new c...
Quiros Keeps his Nerve at Test Final
1/26/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Alvaro Quiros held his nerve over a tense final round to win the Commercialbank Qatar Masters Presented by Dolphin Energy in Doha. The Spaniard, who has a reputation for being one of the longest drivers in professional golf, finished 19 under for the t...
Asian Officials Criticise Plans by PGA Australia
1/26/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Golf officials in Asia have criticised plans by the PGA of Australia to set up a new Asia-Pacific Super Series.The plans were announced by the PGA of Australia last week and include a schedule of six elite events with plans to expand the calendar and at...
Pakistan Cricket Legend Criticises His Country
1/26/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Pakistan cricket legend Inzamam-ul-Haq has criticised Shoaib Malik after his country’s humiliating one-day defeat by Sri Lanka in Lahore on Saturday.Pakistan were dismissed for 75, their lwest-ever one-day international total, as Sri Lanka completed a 2...
Daly Withdraws from Dubai Desert Classic
1/24/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ John Daly has withdrawn from the Dubai Desert Classic because he does not yet feel that his game is up to standard.The former Open champion is currently serving a six-month ban from the US Tour having been found in a state of apparent intoxication outsi...
Poulter Has to Wait Until Next Month for Comeback
1/23/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Ian Poulter will wait until next month before making his comeback from corrective eye surgery. The Open runner-up and Ryder Cup player missed the European Tour events in Abu Dhabi and Qatar after deciding to undergo surgery to avoid a deterioration in...
Collingwood Wants Vice Captaincy
1/23/2009
Former England one-day cricket captain Paul Collingwood has revealed that he would like to be vice-captain to new leader Andrew Strauss. Durham batsman Collingwood resigned last August at the same time as Michael Vaughan stepped down as England’s Test captain. England have gone through a more rec...
English Open Victim of Credit Crunch
1/22/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ The English Open, which was due to be played at the St Mellion International Resort in August, has fallen victim to the credit crunch. Crown Golf, owners of the prestigious course in Cornwall, announced today that the European Tour had agreed to a two-...
Flower Wants to Work with Pietersen
1/22/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ England’s caretaker cricket Andy Flower has insisted that he can work with Kevin Pietersen even though the former captain wanted him to be sacked as part of the recent power struggle. Former Zimbabwe batsman Flower was England’s batting coach under for...
Scotts Hopes Demolished when Clubs were Stolen
1/22/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Adam Scott’s hopes of completing a third win in the Commericalbank Qatar Masters which got underway today (January 22) suffered a setback when his Titleist clubs were lost in transit from Hawaii. The Australian defending champion travelled to Qatar fro...
Ishikawa Receives Foreign Exemption
1/22/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Teenage Japanese sensation Ryo Ishikawa has received a foreign sponsor‘s exemption and will make his PGA Tour debut at next month‘s Northern Trust Open. Ishikawa, 17, is ranked 60th in the world and last year finished as runner-up at the Japan Open.He...
Seve Feels Better!
1/22/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Seve Ballesteros has told golf fans that he is feeling better “day after day” as he continues his recovery from a brain tumour. The five-time Major winner required four operations before Christmas to remove the tumour which was diagnosed after he faint...
Strauss Expects Pietersen to be Committed
1/21/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ England’s new cricket captain Andrew Strauss expects his predecessor Kevin Pietersen to be fully committed to the cause in the forthcoming Test series. England held a press conference in London today ahead of their departure to the Caribbean and Straus...
Kim Withdraws from Bob Hope Classic
1/21/2009
Paul Bolton, writer for The Sports HQ Pre-tournament favourite Anthony Kim has withdrawn from the Bob Hope Classic, which got underway in Palm Springs today, because of a shoulder injury. Kim, who tied for second place in the Mercedes-Benz Championship earlier this month, complained of discomfort...
Karlsson Names Swedish Male Athlete of the Year
1/20/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Robert Karlsson, last year’s European Tour Order of Merit winner, has been named Swedish Male Athlete of the Year.Karlsson, who uses Titleist golf clubs including a Pro Titanium 905R driver and Vokey TVD wedge, received the honour at a ceremony in Stock...
Eddie Bullock Named 2013 PGA Captain
1/20/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Eddie Bullock, who oversaw the addition of the Marquess Course at Woburn has been named PGA’s new captain elect.Bullock will become PGA captain in April 2013 as successor to Jim Farmer who takes over the prestigious role from Parnell Reilly in April. B...
Scott Attempts Hat-Trick of Wins
1/20/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Australian Adam Scott will be attempting to complete a hat-trick of wins in the Commercialbank Qatar Masters when the tournament gets underway at Doha Golf Club on Thursday January 22. Scott, the defending champion, has a 100 per cent record in the eve...
Casey Wins First Tournament in Two Years
1/19/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQPaul Casey won his first tournament in two years when he survived a late scare to claim the Abu Dhabi Championship by a single shot.It was Casey’s first win since he won the same tournament in 2007 but the Englishman made life hard for himself by bogeying...
Woods Takes Part in Obama Festivities
1/19/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQTiger Woods took part in the festivities at the inauguration of new United States president Barack Obama yesterday.Woods, who has tried to stay out of politics, made a short speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington as part of the "We Are One," concert...
Giles Wants Bell to Develop Nasty Side
1/18/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQEngland cricket selector Ashley Giles believes that Ian Bell needs to develop a nasty side to his character if he is finally to make the breakthrough at Test level.Bell will fly to the West Indies on Wednesday with his England place under threat after he...
Monty Denies Wanting Ryder Cup Captaincy
1/16/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQColin Montgomerie refused to be drawn today on reports that he has emerged as a surprise candidate to become Europe’s new captain at next year’s Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales.Montgomerie, who is a member of the tournament committee that will choose t...
Els Competes in Qatar Masters
1/16/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQFormer winner Ernie Els has confirmed that he will be competing in this year’s Commercialbank Qatar Masters, presented by Dolphin Energy, in Doha from January 22 to 25.‘The Big Easy’ won the .tournament in 2005 and will be back in Doha next week having mi...
2009 PGA European Tour Schedule
1/16/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQThere are three new venues on this season’s PGA Euopro Tour schedule.Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland, Wychwood Park in Cheshire and Marriott Tudor Park in Kent are the three new destinations for the 16-tournament tour which will run from early April to la...
Courses Bid for Glenmuir Championships
1/16/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQBritain’s professionals will face a challenging line-up of courses including past Open and Ryder Cup venues as they bid to qualify for this year’s Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship.Eight courses will stage regional qualifying tournaments including th...
Golfers Have Chance to Improve Their Knowledge
1/16/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQGolfers have been given the chance to improve their understanding of the rules of the sport on two courses being run by the PGA at their Belfry headquarters near Sutton Coldfield.The PGA’s popular public golf rules courses are aimed at golf enthusiasts an...
Ochoa Announces Engagement to Sponsor
1/16/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQLorena Ochoa, the World’s top-ranked women’s golfer, has announced her engagement to one of her major sponsors.Mexican Ochoa, 27, is to marry 39-year-old Andres Conesa, Director General of Aeromexico airline.The announcement comes only days after former W...
Dawson Named Chairman of World Golf Foundation
1/15/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQPeter Dawson, the chief executive of the Royal & Ancient Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, has been appointed chairman of the World Golf Foundation for this year.Dawson takes over from USGA Executive Director David Fay, who served as the foundation's cha...
Els Will Lead Top Class Field at Ballantine's
1/14/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Ernie Els will lead a top-class field at the Ballantine’s Championship in Korea in April.The three-times Major Champion from South Africa’s confirmation that he will be competing in the Ballantines’, which will return to the Pinx club from April 23-26, i...
Big Names Confirm to Play in Jonnie Walker Classic
1/14/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQEight times European Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie and America’s Anthony Kim are the latest big names to conform they will be competing in the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth, Western Australia next month.The presence of Scotland‘s Montgomerie,...
Garcia Attempts Second Win on Tour
1/13/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Sergio Garcia will be attempting to complete his second win on the European Tour International Schedule when he competes in the Abu Dhabi Golf Classic from January 15 to 18. Spain’s Garcia, the World Number Two and Race to Dubai leader, will be aiming...
Moles Backs Straus to Restore Peace
1/12/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ New Zealand coach Andy Moles has backed Andrew Strauss to restore peace to English cricket after the civil war that saw captain Kevin Pietersen and coach Peter Moores lose their jobs last week. Former Warwickshire opening batsman Moles was Strauss’s co...
Asia Win The Royal Trophy
1/12/2009
Paul Bolton, Sports writer for The Sports HQ Asia won The Royal Trophy for the first time by holding off a last day fight back by Europe to clinch a 10-6 win at the Amata Spring Country Club near Bangkok. Asia took a five points lead into the final day after two days of match play event and neede...
Pietersen admits resigning before he was pushed!
1/12/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Kevin Pietersen has confirmed what most people suspected: he resigned as England’s cricket captain last week before he was pushed by the England and Wales Cricket Board. Pietersen finally broke his silence about the circumstances surrounding his depart...
Hansen Wins Royal Johannesburg Open
1/12/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQ Denmark’s Anders Hansen saw off a strong challenge from Andrew McLardy to win the Joburg Open at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Hansen was level with McLardy at 14-under going into the par five final hole and left his second shot 25 f...
Irish Open Returns to Baltray
1/9/2009
Paul Bolton, Sports writer for The Sports HQ The Irish Open will be returning to the County Louth Golf Club in Baltray for the first time in five years in May.The links course, designed in 1938 by Tom Simpson, has long featured in golfing publications as one of Ireland’s hidden gem golf courses. ...
New England Captain has Backing from Pietersen
1/9/2009
Paul Bolton sports writer for The Sports HQ New England cricket captain Andrew Strauss believes that he will have the backing of Kevin Pietersen when he takes charge of the side in the West Indies in two weeks time. Strauss has inherited the captaincy with English cricket in turmoil following the...
Seve Sends Emotional Message
1/8/2009
Paul Bolton writes for The Sports HQ Seve Ballesteros has sent an emotional message of support to the Royal Trophy which will get underway in Thailand on Friday January 9. Ballestros was a driving force behind the creation of the annual match between Asia and Europe but he will be forced to miss...
Srixon Named Sponsors for Scottish Senior Open
1/8/2009
Paul Bolton writes for The Sports HQ Srixon Sports Europe, the leading golf manufacturer, which operates both the Cleveland Golf & Srixon brands in the UK and Europe, has been named as the new title sponsor of this year’s Scottish Senior Open. The Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open wi...
Players' Player of Year Returns to Home Tournament
1/7/2009
Paul Bolton writes for the Sports HQ Jeev Mikha Singh is looking forward to returning to his ‘home from home’ when he competes in the Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates club later this month. Last year the Indian was voted Players’ Player of the Year and he also topped the Asian tour Order of M...
Pietersen Stepped Down from Captaincy
1/7/2009
Paul Bolton writes for The Sports HQ English cricket has been plunged into turmoil following the reported departure of captain Kevin Pietersen and coach Peter Moores. Both are understood to have stepped down from their posts though it seems that they jumped before they were pushed after an emerge...
Olazabal Want Victory for Friend Seve
1/7/2009
Paul Bolton write for The Sports HQ Europe’s stand-in captain Jose Maria Olazabal hopes to deliver a victory for his friend Seve Ballesteros in the Royal Trophy at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand this week. Ballesteros was due to lead Europe against Asia in the Trophy but was f...
Sterne Attempts to Join Exclusive Club
1/6/2009
Paul Bolton writes for The Sports HQ Richard Sterne will attempt to join one of golf’s exclusive clubs by winning three consecutive tournaments on The European Tour International Schedule when he defends his Joburg Open title this week. Seve Ballesteros was the last man to win three successive to...
Giles Emerges as Favourite for England Job
1/5/2009
Ashley Giles Emerges as Favourite for England Job Paul Bolton, Sports Writer for The Sports HQ Former England spinner Ashley Giles has emerged as the man most likely to benefit from the cricket power struggle between national captain Kevin Pietersen and coach Peter Moores. Pietersen’s already-s...
Ian Bell vows to fight for his place
1/5/2009
England batsman Ian Bell has vowed to answer his critics by returning to form against the West Indies next month. The England selectors controversially resisted a clamour to recall former captain Michael Vaughan for the trip to the Caribbean when they announced their squad last week, instead k...
Annika Sorenstam Back on the course
1/5/2009
Sorenstam back out on the course for debut of her own tournament Paul Bolton, Sports Writer for The Sports HQ Annika Sorenstam, arguably the finest female golfer of all-time, will be back on the course next month when she competes in her own tournament in the United States. The 38-year-old S...
Advantages of an Electric Bike
1/5/2009
Advantages of an Electric Bike Have you ever considered a way of getting around that is economical and leaves money in your pocket? Electric bikes are ideal to get you from A-B without hassle of congestion charges and traffic. They have many advantages which will benefit yourself and the environme...
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1/2/2009
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1/2/2009
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Tour Suspension for Daly
1/2/2009
Tour Suspension for Daly John Daly has proved that the PGA tour is certainly not going to put up with any bad behaviour. Daly has had a reputation for many years due to his drunken behaviour and he is now paying the price. Daly has had a six month ban from the PGA Tour because of conduct detriment...