Golf-Peter Hanson cashes in at BMW Masters
10/30/2012
The biggest winner's cheque in golf is going into the bank account of one Mr. Peter Hanson of Sweden, after the 35-year-old saw off world No1 Rory McIlroy by a stroke at Lake Malaren in Shanghai.Hanson's 5-under 67 was good for a 21-under 267 finish on The Masters Course in China's financial capita...
Golf-Harrington wins PGA Grand Slam
10/26/2012
Padraig Harrington ended his two-year long drought without a win by taking the PGA Grand Slam of Golf  by one stroke over 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson at Port Royal.This was Harrington's third stab at the exhibition tournament after losing in playoffs in 2007 and 2008. The event normal...
Golf-Woods doubts he can catch Nicklaus
10/25/2012
Forget the bullish Tiger Woods you once knew, the four year major-drought left even the uber-confident 14-time-championship winner with doubts about chasing down Jack Nicklaus' record.Speaking during a press conference yesterday, the World No2 admitted his goal in reaching 18 major championships ha...
Golf-McIlroy's goal: Top US & EU money lists
10/24/2012
Rory McIlroy is determined to follow 2011 World No1 Luke Donald's example and win both the US and European Tour's money lists this season.The Ulsterman currently leads both going into the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, with just six events let on the 2012 schedule."It would be g...
Golf-Tommy Gainey wins maiden PGA Tour title
10/22/2012
Another Tour event and another improbable comeback win. This time it was a maiden victory for Tommy Gainey as he followed Kyle Stanley, Brandt Snedeker and John Huh's lead in making up seven strokes on the overnight leaders at the McGladrey Classic. The 37-year-old Gainey shot  a 10-under-par...
Golf-Tiger says belly putters should be banned
10/19/2012
With rumors in the golfing world suggesting that Belly Putters may be banned by the highers ups by 2016, 14-time-major winner Tiger Woods has said he feels there should be a ban "across the board" on the controversial clubs.The Belly or Long Putters are increasing in popularity each day, bolstered...
Cricket- Former NZ Captain has cancer
10/18/2012
Ex-Black Caps skipper Martin Crowe has been diagnosed with cancer, says his manager Louise Henderson.Crowe, 50, has lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system that often originates in the lymph nodes in the neck, armpits and stomach, according to his doctor.Crowe was adamant that his cancer was "very...
Golf-McIlroy to cutback on 2013 schedule
10/17/2012
World Number One Rory McIlroy intends to cutback his schedule in 2013 in the hopes of keeping his focus in tournaments.The Ulsterman admitted he "struggles" to maintain a level of intensity throughout the year, citing a lack of motivation was the reason for a dismal exit from the World Golf Final i...
Golf-Westwood tabs Clarke for Ryder Captaincy
10/16/2012
Lee Westwood has weighed in on the next Ryder Cup captain debate, pinpointing Darren Clarke as the man to lead the European Team in 2014 at Gleneagles.A close friend of Westwood, Clarke acted a vice-captain during Europe's "Miracle at Medinah" in Illinois last month and himself won the 2011 Open Ch...
Golf-Rose tops Westwood in World Golf Final
10/15/2012
In the all-English final at the World Golf Final in Turkey on Friday, it was this year's man on form rose to the top. Justin Rose topped compatriot Lee Westwood by a stroke, to seal victory and a winner's cheque for a cool $1.5 million.Under matchplay conditions, Rose finished with 66, while Westwo...
Golf-McIlroy lacks motivation after Ryder Cup
10/12/2012
World Number One Rory McIlroy confessed he is struggling with motivation after the Miracle at Medinah, following a disappointing showing at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final on Friday.McIlroy and 14-time-major winner Tiger Woods were supposed to be the marquee players in the eight-man event pla...
Golf-Woods to consider joining European Tour
10/11/2012
With the expected announcement from the European Tour that the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Seve Trophy will henceforth count towards the 13 events needed to play in events run by the continental organization, they may have nabbed a pretty big fish.Or rather, a Tiger.The 14-time major winner Tiger...
Golf-Ireland offer flag to McIlroy for Rio '16
10/10/2012
The Rory McIlroy United Kingdom-Ireland furore that rose it's head some weeks ago died down over the Ryder Cup period. But sure enough, the unity that the Miracle of Medinah brought temporarily is already dissipating, as the tug-of-war of McIlroy's allegiance has been reignited by the President of...
Golf-McGinley cagey on Ryder Captain prospects
10/9/2012
Europe's Ryder Cup winning vice-captain Paul McGinley has expressed his desire to upgrade from his position in Medinah and lead the team at Gleneagles in 2014, after present incumbent Jose Maria Olazabal confirmed he will not continue in the role for a second stint.Despite underlining his interest...
Cricket-Sri Lanka into World T20 Final
10/5/2012
Host-nation Sri Lanka reached the final of the World Twenty20 with a 16-run victory over Pakistan in Colombo on Thursday.Set a reachable target of 140 at the R Premadasa Stadium, Pakistan raced to 91-4 bolstered by openers Imran Nazir and captain Mohammad Hafeez but they were pegged back by the hom...
Golf-Paul Lawrie criticizes Medinah crowd
10/4/2012
One of the senior members of Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team, Paul Lawrie, was moved to criticize the Chicago crowd at Medinah for their constant taunting.At 43-years-old the Scot is the oldest member of the team, but shrugged off his years and notched the biggest singles win on Sunday, defeated...
Golf-Olazabal finished as Ryder Cup captain
10/3/2012
Victorious Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal has categorically ended any speculation about a second run at the American in Gleneagles in 2014.''I can assure you it will be a no, period,'' Olazabal said Tuesday, when asked if he would continue to lead the European side. ''It's a lot of work ......