Golf-McIlroy wins the Shanghai Masters
10/31/2011
US Open champion Rory McIlroy has won golf’s biggest jackpot - £1.25m – in a play-off against American Anthony Kim at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.Closing with an even-par 72 to match Kim’s 18 under on Lake Malaren’s course, McIlroy let slip a three stroke lead to enter post-regulation play.After...
Golf- G-Mac denies role in Chubbygate
10/28/2011
Rory McIlroy's increasingly acrimonious split from agent Andrew “Chubby” Chandler took another twist Wednesday as McIlroy's compatriot and Ryder Cup partner Graeme McDowell denied any role in coaxing the reigning U.S. Open champion away from Chandler's stable of players."I've heard I'm supposed to...
Golf-McIlroy paired with ex-stablemate Westwood
10/27/2011
Less than a week after describing the 22-year-old's move to a different management company as a "bizarre decision", Lee Westwood has been drawn together with Rory McIlroy in Shanghai.McIlroy, the world No3, and the No2 Westwood have paired for the opening round of the Lake Malaren Shanghai Masters,...
Golf-Donald named PGA Player of the Year
10/26/2011
Britain’s Luke Donald has won the PGA player of the year award and the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average on the tour.The world number one has become only the second Englishman, after Nick Faldo in 1990, to clinch the PGA honour.Though Donald has yet to win one of golf’s four major titles...
Golf-R&A and USGA alter ball movement rule
10/25/2011
Golfers will no longer be punished if their ball moves after it has been addressed in one of a number of rule changes announced Monday by the sport’s governing body.American Webb Simpson was among those to have been hit with a one-shot penalty this year for “such a bad rule” and widely regarded as...
Golf-Donald tops field at Disney and Money List
10/24/2011
Britain’s world number one Luke Donald clinched the PGA Tour money list title by winning the Disney Classic in Florida.The last US Tour event of the year, Donald was under massive pressure to win at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic, where he needed to come at least out-right runner-up to over...
Golf-Donald leads at Disney; Webb close behind
10/21/2011
England’s world No1 Luke Donald is handily placed for an exciting end to the PGA Tour money list race in Florida this weekend.Donald, who has to finish in the top two at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, shared the lead after the opening day’s play with a six-under-par 66.Hot on his...
Golf-McIlroy fades as Bradley nabs Grand Slam
10/20/2011
American Keegan Bradley of the US won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by a shot from Charl Schwartzel in Bermuda, after Rory McIlroy’s challenge faded after being three ahead to four behind with a second-round 75.US Open champion McIlroy had been tied with Bradley overnight but Wednesday was a different...
Cricket-Woodworm All Stars announced for Sixes
10/19/2011
Woodworm, the iconic global cricket brand, today announced the sponsorship of a team of international cricketing giants in the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes - with the unveiling of the Woodworm All Stars.Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya and Pakistan's Shahid Afridi, two of the most destructive batsmen in th...
Golf-Poulter: Chance for Asian major in 10 years
10/18/2011
After completing a whirlwind tour of seven of the greater China region’s golf courses on the Shui On Land China Golf Challenge, Ian Poulter believes an Asia Major is inevitable in the near future. “Asian golf has been and is growing very quickly,” the world number 24, who won last year’s UBS Hong K...
Golf-Westwood wins China Golf Challenge
10/17/2011
By Dan PordesWorld No 2 Lee Westwood holed a 12-foot birdie putt to beat Liang Wenchong on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff at Cesars Golf in Macau to win the inaugural Shui On Land China Golf Challenge.The unique event, that also featured US Open champion Rory McIlroy and Englishman Ian Po...
Golf-Brits nicely poised at Portugal Masters
10/14/2011
James Kingston shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over five players after the opening round of the Portugal Masters at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course on Thursday.But it was also a good day for the golfers from these shores as 13 players including Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington...
Golf-Hot Dog Thrower explains his actions
10/13/2011
Brandon Kelly has been named as the man who threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods during a tournament and said he did so because he wanted to do something “courageous and epic.”Kelly, a resident of Petaluma, in Sonoma County, California, told the Santa Rose Press Democrat that he’s a fan of Woods and was...
Cricket-Pakistan-England series will use DRS
10/12/2011
The Pakistan Cricket Board have announced that next year’s England-Pakistan series will be played under the decision review system in the United Arab Emirates.The PCB responded to the International Cricket Council’s statement that DRS would no longer be mandatory by declaring their intention to use...
Golf-Slattery gets maiden win at Madrid
10/11/2011
Seven years and 179 European Tour starts without joy and finally, Englishman Lee Slattery can hold his head up high as a tour winner after winning the Madrid Masters on Sunday.The 33-year-old beat out Italian Lorenzo Gagli by one stroke at El Encin Golf Hotel in Spain, finishing one under for the d...
Golf-Woods attacked by hot dog-wielding fan
10/10/2011
Tiger Woods 2011 season has never been short of incident one way or another.So what happened at the Frys.com Open in California just seemed par for the course as Woods narrowly escaped assault by hot dog.The former world number one was all set for a putt at the seventh green at a tournament that wa...
Golf-Tiger struggles at Frys.com Open
10/7/2011
The steely gaze and declaration promising “the W” (win), the new caddie (Joe LaCava), the lucrative new endorsement deal (Rolex) and the whispers of a return to form (a course-record 62 at Medalist Golf Club).They all seemed to suggest Tiger Woods would be back to his best at the most anticipated F...
Golf-Woods lands new major sponsor
10/6/2011
Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour with a fresh start and impetus: a new caddie and his first major endorsement deal in more than two years.If you’re dropped by one luxury Swiss watchmaker, as Woods was with Tag Heuer two months ago, then the solution is simple:  sign up with another. ...
Golf-Hoey into top 100; Woods out of top 50
10/4/2011
Yet another Northern Irishman topped the board at one of the elite golfing events, but this time it wasn’t McIlroy, McDowell or Clarke. This time Michael Hoey surpassed his more established countrymen to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. Hoey moves inside the World’s top 100 af...
Golf-Hoey wins Dunhill Links Championship
10/3/2011
Michael Hoey claimed the biggest title of his career at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots on Sunday at St Andrews.The Ulsterman from Ballymoney, ranked No. 271, birdied three of the last four holes to close with a 4-under 68 and a tournament record-breaking 22-under total.Coming in...