Golf-Woods: "I can still beat Nicklaus' Record"
5/31/2012
Tiger Woods is insistent that despite his terrible run of form he will still top Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles.Speaking the day before the Nicklaus-hosted Memorial Tournament in Ohio, Woods was in defensive mood about his chances of chasing down his own personal holy grail.“I figure it’s...
Golf-Open champion ruled out of US major
5/30/2012
Reigning Open Champion Darren Clarke will be unable to take part in the American version of the major at the Olympic Club next month, ruled out by a niggling groin problem.His calendar has virtually been written off for the next four weeks, and Clarke must also erase the Nordea Masters in Sweden on...
Golf-Ryder Cup captains miss out on US Open
5/29/2012
Past and present European Ryder Cup captains Colin Montgomerie and Jose Maria Olzabal failed to qualify for the U.S. Open at Walton Heath Monday.This was despite Montgomerie making a scarely conceivable 900-mile round trip from Wentworth to his Perthshire home for a favourite putter, after a dismal...
Golf-Donald retains BMW PGA Championship
5/28/2012
Luke Donald retained his BMW PGA Championship and simultaneously replaced Rory McIlroy as World No1 at Wentworth on Sunday.Securing victory at the biggest event on the European Tour by a clear four strokes, Donald has been given even more impetus for next month's US Open at Olympic and his main ai...
Cricket-England star fined for Twitter rant
5/25/2012
England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen has found himself in hot water with the England and Wales Cricket Board after remarks he made about Sky Sports commentator Nick Knight on social media platform Twitter. Pietersen's outburst, in which he critcised the pundit, landed him a fine - thought to be a...
Golf-Donald's desire for PGA Championship
5/24/2012
Former World No1 Luke Donald has dimissed thoughts of reclaiming his top spot in the rankings and said he is focusing on winning events, particularly this week's BMW PGA Championship where he is the reigning champion."It's a privilege to be world number one. Getting there was a lot of work and it's...
Golf-Els hopes for more smiles at Wentworth
5/23/2012
When legendary player Ernie Els was brought in to make changes to Wentworth's West Course in 2010, he would never have expected the backlash his toughening up of the Surrey layout received from fellow professionals.Along with Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter was the most vocal two years ago and he slammed...
Golf-Woods: "I'm heading in the right direction"
5/22/2012
Despite his continued slump in form that has seen him finish no higher than tied for 40th in the last three tournaments, Tiger Woods is insistent he only sees progress in his game.“I think I’m headed in the right direction,” Woods said during a press conference at the Congressional Country Club, ah...
Golf-Monty: "US Golf fans not knowledgeable"
5/18/2012
Scottish Golfing legend Colin Montgomerie will have further endeared himself to his often less than ardent american fanbase by telling BBC Radio 5 live that golf fans state-side are "not as knowledgeable" as their British counterparts.A lot of the mutual bad-feeling stems from Montgomerie's infamou...
Golf-Westwood bags stand-in Sponge
5/17/2012
That elusive major is still absent from World No3 Lee Westwood's trophy cabinet, as is his caddie Billy Foster, still yet to recover from a knee injury sustained during a football charity match.American Cayce Kerr has temporarily filled the void over the last two weeks, but Westwood has decided to...
Golf-Woods commits to Greenbrier and Memorial
5/16/2012
Another step into the unknown for the world's most well-known player this summer, as Tiger Woods has announced he will be taking on The Greenbrier Classic in July for the first ever time.Greenbrier, played on The Old White TPC Course, only began two years ago but has managed to secure two of the bi...
Cricket-Anderson named Cricketer of the Year
5/15/2012
James Anderson has been named as the England Cricketer of the Year for 2011-12 by the England and Wales Cricket Board Monday.Currently rated the number three bowler in the ICC Test rankings, Anderson had a fantastic twelve months, taking his 250th Test wicket and is now ranked as number five on the...
Golf-Matt Kuchar wins Players Championship
5/14/2012
American golfer Matt Kuchar won the unofficial "fifth major" winning the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass by two shots.The 33-year-old PGA veteran made only two bogeys in the final round to card a two-under 70 for a 13-under total at Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida, ahead of Scotland's Martin Lair...
Golf-PGA avoids Masters membership issue
5/10/2012
Augusta National's no-women membership policy continues to be one of the most-discussed off-course issues in the game, as PGA Tour Comissioner Tim Finchem refused to condemn the Masters, despite insisting other events must have an open membership policy, in a press conference ahead of today's P...
Golf-McIlroy regrets skipping Players '11
5/9/2012
Rory McIlroy is back at the Players Championship this week, intent on making ammends for his less than successfull history with the tournament.The reigning US Open champion has failed to cut past the cut on his previous attempts and skipped out on the event altogether last year, a decisions he now...
Golf-Aliss, Lefty & Lyle into Golf's Hall of Fame
5/8/2012
The "Voice of Golf" joined the "Left Hand of Golf" as Peter Aliss and Phil Mickelson were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday.The duo were joing by Scottish two-time major winner Sandy Lyle, writer Dan Jenkins and four-time LPGA major champion Hollis Stacy.BBC commentator Aliss, 81,...
Golf-McIlroy defeated at Quail but back at No1
5/7/2012
In the back-and-forth exchange between British World Golf No1s, the spot went back to Northern Ireland this week as Rory McIlroy reclaimed the pinnacle of the rankings ahead of previous incumbent Englishman Luke Donald. This despite losing to American prodigy Rickie Fowler in the Wells Fargo Champi...
Golf-Masters champion Watson skips Players
5/4/2012
It might be considered the unofficial fifth major, but Masters champion Bubba Watson is putting family first saying he intends to skip next week's elite Players Championship at Sawgrass to spend time with wife Angie and newly adopted baby Caleb.The man who coined the term "Bubba Golf" with his arra...
Golf-Tiger getting back into the swing of things
5/3/2012
Tiger Woods took questions from his fans rather than media ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship, answering them in a video posted on his website earlier this week.While many were derivitative, one fan asked him about his recent swing issues and the difference therein between his 2012 high so far,...
Cricket-New Zealand coach John Wright to quit
5/2/2012
To lose one national coach in three years is unfortunate, to have gone through four in the same time, as New Zealand Cricket have now done, smacks of inconsistency and issues with commitment.The latest coach to hand in his notice is 57-year-old John Wright who took charge in Decemeber 2010 followin...
Golf-Wiesberger wins Ballantine's for maiden title
5/1/2012
Austrian Bernd Wiesberger pulled out all the stops to seal a maiden win on the European Tour, shooting a final round 5-under 68 to clinch the Ballantine's Championship Sunday."I played the best three rounds of my life over the last few days." Wiesberger said. "My game plan was to hit as many greens...