Golf-McIlroy doesn't need win to top Money List
11/30/2011
Irish golf superstar Rory McIlroy could top the European Tour’s money list without having to win the last two events of the season it has been revealed.Second place in this week's Hong Kong Open followed by victory in next week's Dubai World Championship could be good enough to top current leader a...
Golf-Ryder Cup 2014 Dates Announced
11/29/2011
Ryder Cup officials have announced the dates for the 2014 tournament in Gleneagles between Europe and the United States today.The biennial match will take place from 26 September to 28 September on the PGA Centenary Course in Perthshire. Despite the dates falling during traditional poor weather per...
Golf-Late surge not enough for England at GWC
11/28/2011
English pair Ian Poulter and Justin Rose came just short at the Golf World Cup on Hainan Island in China. Despite a strong final-day nine-under-par 63 that featured an eagle, eight birdies and a bogey, to end 22-under, they tied for second with Germany, two strokes behind American pair Gary Woodlan...
Cricket-Tendulkar falls six runs short of history
11/25/2011
Indian media described it as the “biggest heartbreak ever”. Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was six runs away from his 100th international hundred in front of his home crowd when a slice to second slip left him so near and yet so far from the milestone.Instead, a shell-shocked India were left to...
Golf-Senior confident of repeat at Aus PGAs
11/24/2011
At the veteran age of 52-years-old, reigning Australian PGA Champion Mitch Senior is still as confident as any young buck when it comes to his chances at retaining his title at this week’s tournament.“The way I'm playing at the moment, I've told my friends to have a little wager," said Senior.As th...
Golf- G-Mac: Biennial World Cup the right move
11/23/2011
The World Cup has gained extra prestige after changing to a biennial rather than an annual team event, according to former US Open champion Graeme McDowell."The field seems a lot stronger than in years gone by, which is a great start," McDowell told the South China Morning Post."Being biennial, it...
Golf-Harrington fails to retain Title in Malaysia
11/22/2011
Padraig Harrington failed to defend his title at the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia losing to Dutchman Joost Luiten by two strokes on Sunday.The Irishman needed an eagle on the final hole to force a play-off but missed the green with his approach, and a chip and two puts for par gave the win to Lu...
Golf-Tiger leads US to Presidents Cup Win
11/21/2011
It was always on the cards that the man who had overshadowed all the build-up to this year’s Presidents Cup had the final say at its conclusion.Tiger Woods re-enacted his 2009 performance in San Francisco once again earning the winning point as the United States beat the International team 19-15 to...
Golf-Woods sets himself a new record
11/18/2011
Yesterday saw Tiger Woods set a new record for himself at the Presidents Cup, but not one that he would have been aiming for.Along with his partner Steve Stricker, they did not win a hole and did not make a birdie, matching the record for the worst loss in the events history, 7 and 6 against Adam S...
Golf-EGU and EWGA merge
11/17/2011
The merger of the English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association has been approved.Both organisations had to approve the merger by a majority of 75%. The EGU voted 86% in favour, while the EWGA were 100% in favour. The merger will come into effect from the 1st of January next year and will...
Golf-Scottish Open back at Castle Stuart in 2012
11/16/2011
The Scottish Open will return to Castle Stuart Golf Course, near Inverness next year.The 30th Anniversary of the event will see it once again being played at the links course, after moving there from Loch Lomond this year. Prior to that Loch Lomond had hosted the tournament since 1996.After 10 year...
Cricket-Test Championship postponed until 2017
11/15/2011
The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the new Test Championship scheduled for 2013 has been delayed until 2017.Haroon Lorgat, chief executive of the ICC said ‘I am afraid that [the Test championship] is no longer going to happen in 2013. At the last board meeting we decided the first...
Golf-Chalmers wins Austalian Open
11/14/2011
Australian Greg Chalmers has won his second Australian Open after carding 13 under to beat compatriot John Sendon by one shot at the lakes Golf Club in SydneyDespite an impressive final round of 69, which included five birdies, the 38 year old left handed golfer, who won the event back in 1998, had...
Golf-Mickelson voted into Golf Hall of Fame
11/11/2011
Four-time major winner Phil Mickelson has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.The Hall of Fame says Mickelson, who became eligible after turning 40 last year, received 72 percent of the votes cast."The image of the players and the image of the game is the biggest asset we have," PGA Tour co...
Golf-Adam Scott: "Racism row is now closed"
11/9/2011
Adam Scott has defended his decision not to sack controversial caddie Steve Williams in the wake of racial comments made by Williams about former employer Tiger Woods and hopes the matter is now at an end.Williams made the remarks to an audience at an awards dinner for caddies in Shanghai last week...
Golf-Kaymer wins WGC title in Shanghai
11/7/2011
Germany’s Martin Kaymer powered to victory with an incredible nin-under-par closing 63 at the WGC Champions tournament in Shanghai on Sunday.An immaculate display of his short-game skills saw Kaymer bounce back from a five-shot overnight deficit into a three-stroke victory of Swede Freddie Jacobsen...
Golf-Woods: I'm healthy and ready for Australia
11/4/2011
Tiger Woods has issued a warning to his doubters and trumpeted a clarion call to his supporters in the build-up to next week’s Australian Open.During a one-day stopover in Singapore, Woods issued a bullish statement that he's ready to return to top form after shaking off injuries that have undermin...
Golf-Eastern promises the future of the sport
11/3/2011
The world’s elite players have been dropping in to Asia this week for the HSBC Champions tournament that begins today at Sheshan Golf Course in Shanghai, but the move eastwards is becoming more and more a trend as oppose to a one-off."Asia is where it is to be in this game, it is where it is all ha...
Golf-McIlroy named Golf Magazine's POY
11/2/2011
The December 2011 issue of Golf Magazine, on newsstands Nov. 11, marks the launch of a new franchise, the Golf Magazine Player of the Year.As determined by Sports Illustrated Golf Group’s writers and editors, Rory McIlroy has been named the publication’s inaugural Player of the Year.  The maga...
Golf- No 3-in-a-row for Garcia at China WGC
11/1/2011
Sergio Garcia’s golfing renaissance will take a brief respite after his two consecutive victories, rather than attempt a hat-trick at the World Championship in Shanghai this week.The 31-year-old Spaniard’s win in the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama on Sunday followed his 11-shot margin triumph at t...