Golf-Oosthuizen leads Dunhill Links after Day One
9/30/2011
Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen fired a 6-under 66 to take a share of the lead after the first round of the Dunhill Links Championship on Thursday.In excellent conditions at Kingsbarns, the South African joined Northern Irishman Michael Hoey and two others, one shot ahead of a group of six pl...
Golf-Donald chases the cash at Dunhill Links
9/29/2011
After the rollercoaster ride that was the finale of the FedEx Cup, attention this week will now move across the pond back to Europe for the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.While not promising such a payday as the US$10 million recouped by Bill Haas at the conclusion of East Lake, the winners...
Cricket-England announce squad for India tour
9/28/2011
England announced their squad for the England’s limited-overs tour of India Tuesday, and despite the main talking point beforehand had been whether to include misfiring batsmen Kevin Pietersen, it was another South African-born player whose inclusion took the headlines.Surrey fast bowler Stuart Mea...
Golf-Haas wins FedEx Cup
9/27/2011
Bill Haas defeated Hunter Mahan on the third extra hole of a sudden-death playoff to capture the Tour Championship, the FedEx Cup on Sunday at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta.The Americans were tied on eight under after 18 and then shared pars on the first two holes before Haas parred the third as Mah...
Golf-McIlroy: Tiger's prime is over
9/23/2011
Rory McIlroy believes that Tiger Woods’ hit his peak a decade ago, and will struggle to get back to those heights.Woods is down at 49th in the world rankings and hasn’t won for two years. "We saw the best of Tiger in 2000 and 2001. I don't think golf can be played any better than that," said McIlro...
Golf-FedEx Cup Finale begins with open field
9/22/2011
The farewell event of the PGA Tour season kicks off today, with the Tour Championship in East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta with several players still in the mix for the FedEx Cup US$10 million grand prize.But the tournament within a tournament – players will be attempting to finish top of the Playoffs r...
Golf-Barclays ends Scottish Open sponsorship
9/21/2011
The Scottish Open will be on the lookout for a new sponsor after Barclays declined to renew its contract due to “market factors”.The tournament recently moved to a new venue at Castle Stuart near Inverness, following a 15-year residence at Loch Lomond.Castle Stuart links partner Grant Sword is conf...
Golf-Rose rises up the World Rankings
9/20/2011
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Golf-Justin Rose wins BMW Championship
9/19/2011
Justin Rose secured a two-shot victory Sunday in the BMW Championship at Cog Hill that sends him to the Tour Championship and a shot at US$10 million.Closing with an even-par 71, his first PGA tour win of the year could not have been timelier.Rose was not assured of making the FedEx Cup finale at E...
Cricket-Lancashire win County Championship
9/16/2011
Lancashire beat Somerset by eight wickets to claim their first County Championship since 1934, as challengers Warwickshire were only able to draw with Hampshire.Set 211 to win, Lancashire reached their target with more than five overs remaining on the final day.Stephen Moore (71) and Paul Horton (5...
Golf-Jimenez to honour late friend at Seve Trophy
9/15/2011
Miguel Angel Jimenez will pay tribute to his late friend Seve Ballesteros, when hitting the first shot in the Seve Trophy that tees off today.Jimenez will take part in the opening fourballs representing Continental Europe as they take on Great Britain & Ireland in the biennial golf tournament,...
Golf-Donald: Tiger era is over
9/14/2011
The Tiger Woods Era is over, at least according to world number 1 Luke Donald. The English star has seen his star shine brightly over the past couple of years, and has been in sensational form, hardly out of the top 10 in tournaments he has played on both sides of the Atlantic.Showing the kind of c...
Golf-GB & IRE in Walker Cup upset
9/12/2011
Nigel Edwards’ Britain & Ireland side regained the Walker Cup from the United States for the first time since 2003 on Sunday, holding off the Americans in the afternoon singles for a 14-12 victory at Royal Aberdeen.Facing a line-up that included six of the world’s top 10 amateur golfers, GB and...
Golf-Walker Cup '11: Lewis' farewell to amateurs
9/9/2011
The Walker Cup begins this weekend at Balgownie Links of Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. Fittingly, amateur golf’s version of the Ryder Cup will also be the last act of UK golf prodigy Tom Lewis before he joins the professional circuit.Twenty year old Lewis led the British Open Championship at St George'...
Golf-Teams for Seve Trophy announced
9/8/2011
World number two Lee Westwood and Open champion Darren Clarke will lead the Britain and Ireland team in next week’s Seve Trophy against Continental Europe, organisers of the biennial event announced on Tuesday.GB & Ireland captain Paul McGinley said: "I think we have an extremely strong side wi...
Golf-Faldo: Woods won't beat Nicklaus
9/7/2011
In a recent phone interview with the Montreal Gazette, six-time major champ Sir Nick Faldo said, in no uncertain terms, that Tiger Woods’ chance of breaking Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 professional majors has gone by the wayside."I do personally believe that, I was one of the few guys that said it...
Cricket-Tendulkar out of ODI series
9/6/2011
India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the one-day series with England due to a toe injury.The 38-year-old did not play in the first game at Durham’s Chester-le-Street ground – abandoned due to rain – with the injury and is facing four weeks out.Tendulkar’s 100th hundred in i...
Golf-Federer: Hard to watch Woods struggle
9/5/2011
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer admits that it’s “been hard to watch” his friend Tiger Woods struggle lately.Have begun a friendship a few years ago, the then preeminent players of their sport were in a friendly competition to break their respective all-time grand slam/major records.Federer conclus...
Golf-Luke Donald: The goal is to win DB Champs
9/2/2011
British world number one Luke Donald will start today’s Deutsche Bank Championship desperate to taste victory again this year, but will keep half an eye on some of the game’s new rising stars.Handily placed at fifth spot in FedEx Cup standings, Donald is poised to make a run at the overall title an...
Golf-McIlroy to skip Seve Trophy
9/1/2011
US Open champion Rory McIlroy has pulled out of Great Britain and Ireland’s team for the Seve Trophy in Paris later this month.Ulsterman McIlroy will play at the Omega European Masters in the Swiss Alps this week but will spend the next fortnight catching up the friends and family before a run of 1...