Golf-Scott Piercy wins Canadian Open
7/31/2012
American Scott Piercy edged the field at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club to win the Canadian Open by just one stroke on Sunday.A final-round 67 was enough to hold off compatriots Robert Garrigus, who led overnight, and William McGirt. English hopes lay in Gary Christian who hauled himself into...
Golf-Couples wins Senior British Open
7/30/2012
Fred Couples has never won the Open in his long and lucrative career. But on Sunday he claimed a decent compensation by winning the Senior Open Championship by two strokes over fellow American Gary Hallberg at Turnberry.Holing a 25-footer on the 18th to win, Couples shot a 3-under 67 final round to...
Golf-Scott says nerves not to blame for collapse
7/27/2012
Adam Scott's dramatic collapse at the Open Championship was not down to nerves, the Australian World No13 said.A four stroke lead with four holes to play on the final round meant some bookies were getting ready to pay out, when Scott's game fell apart and he bogeyed his back nine to lose by one sho...
Golf-Els Open win brings belly putters to the fore
7/26/2012
Another major championship come and gone, and another winner wielding the controversial belly putter. Ernie Els became the third major champion using a long putter at the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham on the weekend, after Keegan Bradley at the 2011 PGA Championship and Webb Simpson at the...
Golf-Carlos Tevez caddies during Open
7/25/2012
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez caused a stir on the weekend but not with the ball at his feet, but with a bag on his back, caddying for friend Andres Romero on Sunday at Royal Lytham & St Annes.Followed by a gaggle of star-struck football fans, Romero wasn't able to handle the increased a...
Cricket-England crushed by South Africa
7/24/2012
England were blown away both with bat and ball as South Africa cruised to an innings and12 runs win in the First Test at The Oval.After England put on 385 in their first spell at bat, Proteas captain Graeme Smith (131), Jacques Kallis (182*) and most spectacularly Hashim Amla with 311 not out - a r...
Golf-Ernie Els wins Open Championship
7/23/2012
Ernie Els on won his second Open title and fourth major championship at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s on Sunday.The iconic South African began the day six shots behind but clawed his way back to post a two-under 68 at the links course in Lancashire, and pip leader Adam Scott to the title.Despite lea...
Golf-McIlroy brains fan with tee shot at Open
7/20/2012
A 16-year-old fan of young golfing superstar Rory McIlroy got a little too close for comfort to his hero, when he got brained by an errant drive by the Ulsterman during the first round at the Open Championship on Thursday.A wild slice by McIlroy on the 15th met with the head of spectator Jason Blue...
Cricket-KP out of England World T20 squad
7/19/2012
Kevin Pietersen has been left out of England's provisional 30 man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this year, despite the player's keen desire to participate in the international competition.Pietersen, who announced his retirement from international limited overs cricket last mon...
Golf-Donald inspired by Seve's Open magic
7/18/2012
Still desperately seeking that elusive major, world number one Luke Donald is seeking inspiration from the late Seve Ballesteros's victory at Royal Lytham in 1979.The legendary Spaniard was similarly inconsistent off the tee, but was often saved by his superb short game, deficiencies qualities that...
Golf-Players lambast Royal Lytham rough
7/17/2012
The rough at Royal Lytham and St Anne's has taken quite a battering in the build up to the Open Championship. Not just from the wet British summer but from the players as well!The major wasn't even safe from the defending Open champion who described the Lancashire course's rough as "brutal"."There...
Golf-Woods: The Open is my favourite major
7/16/2012
Tiger Woods took to his website over the weekend to wax lyrical on the upcoming Open Championship at Royal Lytham in a blog post where he gave his thoughts on the effects of England's wet summer on his "favourite major"."This will be my third visit to Royal Lytham & St. Annes, where I tied for...
Golf-Molinari's record score at Scottish Open
7/13/2012
Italian golfer Francesco Molinari admits that he and Links courses have never been the best of friends. Indeed, he once made an 89 on The Old Course at St. Andrews.But on Thursday, Molinari and the Castle Stuart links were unquestionably the boonest of companions as he tied the best round in the Sc...
Golf-Laird targets victory at Scottish Open
7/12/2012
Martin Laird is hoping that a return to his homeland will help his game pick up ahead of next week's Open Championship.Last years event was dramatically shortened from 72 to 54 holes in the face of severe weather, with World No1 Luke Donald emerging victorious.So far the worst of the weather has le...
Golf-Paul Casey hopes to beat slump at Open
7/11/2012
It's been six months since former world No 3 Paul Casey dislocated his shoulder snowboarding, and he is still yet to return to form following a harrowing back-to-back score of 80, that resulted in a last place finish at the French Open over the weekend.Unquestionably among the worst experiences of...
Golf-Lee Westwood suffers Open injury scare
7/10/2012
With less than a fortnight to go to the Open Championship at Royal Lytham, an injury was the last thing Lee Westwood would have wanted.But a slip during the third round of the French Open over the weekend left him with a tweaked knee and groin strain, that could put him in doubt for the British maj...
Golf-Germany's Marcel Siem wins French Open
7/9/2012
German Marcel Siem earned his first European Tour title in 8 years, beating Francesco Molinanri by a stroke at the French Open on Sunday.A rank outside for the tournament, the 120th ranked German carded a four-under par 67 which was enough to keep him ahead of a rampaging Molinari who shot a magnif...
Golf-Vijay Singh's resurgence at Greenbrier
7/6/2012
Vijay Singh, 49, rolled back the years at Greenbrier shooting a splendid 7-under 63 in the opening round, his best round in six months, to lead the field."Gosh, I don't know where that came from," Singh, the former world number one, said. "I've been playing pretty good golf for a while, but just ne...
Cricket-CLT20 comp returns to South Africa
7/5/2012
The Champions League T20 returns to South Africa this October for their second spell as host nation, Cricket South Africa has announced.South Africa previously staged the competition in 2010, with the two other iterations of the tournament taking place in India in 2009 and 2011.  The finalists...
Golf-Donaldson takes Irish Open for maiden title
7/4/2012
Jamie Donaldson ended his 11-year weight for a first European Tour Title with a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory at the Irish Open on Sunday.The overnight leader at Royal Portrush in County Antrim, Donaldson played a stellar back nine with birdies in five of his last seven holes for a comfortab...
Golf-Woods beats Nicklaus record at AT&T
7/3/2012
Tiger Woods became the PGA Tour's first three-time winner of the 2012 season by winning the AT&T National in Maryland.Two strokes ahead of Bo Van Pelt, the former world number one claimed his 74th Tour win, putting him second outright on the all-time list, 8 behind leader Sam Snead."To do it at...
Golf-New sponsor for PGA minor leagues
7/2/2012
Say farewell to the Nationwide Tour, and prepare to welcome the Web.com Tour, the PGA announced Wednesday.With a revenue now exceeding $500 million and a customer base of 3 million, the company has agreed a 10-year deal with the PGA to be the sponsor of its developmental tour.Web.com is a provider...