Golf-Vijay Singh admits to using banned substance
1/31/2013
Three-time major champion Vijay Singh has admitted using a banned substance last November whilst playing on the U.S. PGA Tour.Singh, 49, insisted he wasn't aware the deer-antler spray contained a banned performance-enhancer connected to human growth hormone. The Fijian purchased the product from Sp...
Cricket-Warne slams Australia Cricket set-up
1/30/2013
Shane Warne has slammed the current Australian cricket set up and insisted that "if we do nothing, we will be where we were 30 years ago," in critical blog entry posted on his website today.Speaking of his "frustration", Warne detailed an alternative plan that could be followed by the governing Cri...
Golf-Is Tiger Back? Woods wins PGA opener
1/29/2013
Ominous news for the rest of the golf world, Tiger Woods has started this season with an emphatic bang, winning his PGA Tour opener at Torrey Pines by four shots.Title number 75 on the US Tour for the 14-time-major winner, Woods showed glimpses of the talent that has taken him closer than any other...
Golf-Wood nabs maiden European Tour victory
1/28/2013
Englishman Chris Wood secured his maiden European title, winning the Qatar Masters on Sunday by one stroke.Securing the victory in some style - signing off with an eagle on the final hole, the 25-year-old was behind leaders George Coetzee of South Africa and Spaniard Sergio Garcia, but a mammoth dr...
Golf-Donald: "Time to end major drought"
1/25/2013
Luke Donald has already achieved more than most in his 12-year-golf career so far, but he still has a key blemish on his C.V that he wants to amend in 2013.The world No1 for over 56 weeks, 12 tournament wins on the European and PGA Tour, and the first man to top both Tour's Money Lists in 2011, the...
Golf-Els looking for a good year in 2013
1/24/2013
The 2012 Open Champion and The SportsHQ Brand Ambassador Ernie Els says he is ready to take on 2013 and looking forward to a good year.After memorably winning the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes in July, Els also tied for second at the 2012 HSBC Champions event in China and, despit...
Golf-This is my year: Rose believes he can be No1
1/23/2013
A hot start to the 2013 season has Justin Rose dreaming of taking golf's top spot this year.Currently sitting pretty at World No4, England's Rose had an excellent 2012 and earned himself a second-placed finish at last week's Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.The tournament in the Middle East which served...
Golf-Mickelson satisfied with start to 2013
1/22/2013
Multi-major winner Phil Mickelson didn't have the greatest numbers in his first tournament of the 2013 season, but was still satisfied with the way is game is shaping up for the events to come.Despite struggling to make the cut - something that World No1 Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods failed to do at...
Golf-Donaldson tops Rose to win in Abu Dhabi
1/21/2013
With all the build up to the season opener in Abu Dhabi on Nike's power players, new signing and World No1 Rory McIlory and icon Tiger Woods, Welshman Jamie Donaldson - who has won once on Tour in 11 years and 268 events - was happy to glide in under the radar.The 37-year-old from Wales played near...
Golf-Slow start for McIlroy & Nike in Abu Dhabi
1/18/2013
After shelling out one of the biggest sponsorship deals in the game, Nike Golf might have been hoping for a fast start from their newly-signed World No1, Rory McIlroy.If they were, they would have been disappointed as the Ulsterman shot a disappointing 75 at the HSBC Championship in the Middle East...
Cricket-Dhoni and India crush England
1/17/2013
While Woodworm's new signing Tim Bresnan was laid up with injury England slumped to a crushing defeat against India in the second e one day international in Kochi, losing by 127 runs.Led by a captain's performance by Mahendra Dhoni (72), the home team hammered 82 runs from the last six overs, as In...
Golf-McGinley named Ryder Cup captain
1/16/2013
Europe announced their captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup on Tuesday night in Dubai: Paul McGinley, the 46-year-old Dubliner.The favourite for the role for many months, a pick that had originally been considered a formality was thrown wide open when multiple-time European No1 and former Ryder Cup capta...
Golf-McIlroy nets Nike Jackpot
1/15/2013
In a much anticipated move, Rory McIlroy has finally been revealed as Nike's newest member of their golfing division.Set to be one of the highest paid sports starts in the world, the Northern Irish World No1, was unveiled as the new brand ambassador in Abu Dhabi ahead of the opening event of the Eu...
Golf-Tiger hungry for 2013 season
1/14/2013
Now entering his 17th year as a professional golfer, Tiger Woods is hoping to build on a 2012 that showed he had recovered some of his previous powers.No more concerns about fitness, form or his swing and instead full focus on renewing his charge on Jack Nicklaus' Major Championship record.Three wi...
Golf-Els in the hunt at Volvo Champions
1/11/2013
The Sports HQ's Brand Ambassador Ernie Els is right in the mix at the Volvo Champions in his native South Africa after the opening day of play on Thursday.Three strokes behind leader Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, Els, who is a two-time winner on the Durban Country Club course, started on fire with...
Golf-Harrington: No winners in McIlroy's Rio row
1/10/2013
With both British and Irish Olympic Associations desperate to get a piece of current World Number One Rory McIlroy for their squads for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, the young Ulsterman is facing a near impossible dilemma. A quandary for which his fellow pro Padraig Harrington has "massive sympathy...
Golf-Goosen returns after surgery
1/9/2013
Talk about getting a monkey off your back, two-time major winner Retief Goosen is finally returning to tournament play after successful surgery on a back that was "totally disintegrated", with the announcement that he will participate at this week's Volvo Golf Champions in his native South Africa.B...
Cricket-Warne & Samuels Row at the Big Bash
1/8/2013
Iconic Australian cricketer Shane Warne hit the headlines once more but not for his exploits with the ball on wicket, but rather ball on West Indian as a row exploded between him and Marlon Samuels in the Melbourne Derby in Australia's Big Bash at the MCG.In a hotly-charged contest between Warne's...
Golf-Strong winds force Tournament suspension
1/7/2013
For a third day in a row gusty winds drove players off the course at Kapalua Resort during the PGA Tour's season opener, forcing play to be abandoned Sunday.The Hyundai Tournament of Champions features a 30-man, winners-only field, but the only winner over the weekend was always going to be the wea...
Golf-McIlroy: "I may pass on Rio Olympics"
1/4/2013
After all the hullabaloo from Irish and British camps over whom World No1 golfer Rory McIlroy will represent at the 2016 Olympics in Rio the answer could be one that disappoints and pleases no one - he may opt out entirely.As Northern Irish, the 23-year-old is in the unique position of being able t...
Golf-Petterson hits out at Belly "Witch Hunt"
1/3/2013
Despite the plans to ban the belly putter announced on Nov 28, the proponents of the long putter aren't prepared to go quietly in to the night, as Carl Pettersson called the ruling a "witch hunt".Joining his voice to vocal critics that include Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson, the Swede labelled the...
Golf-Jimenez out for 3-5 months with injury
1/2/2013
The European Tour's oldest winner and one of its most iconic players will be off the golfing scene for the first half of 2013, with the news that Miguel Angel Jimenez has broken his right shinbone during a skiing accident over the weekend.The cigar-smoking, wine-quaffing Spaniard underwent surgery...