Golf-"Keep away from Tiger, Rory" says Monty
9/26/2012
Despite not being actively involved in Jose Maria Olazabal's Ryder Cup team, the Spaniard's predecessor,2010 captain Colin Montgomerie, has not been shy in giving his opinion on all matters Medinah.First he worried about the affect the boisterous American crowd would have on Europe's players, sayin...
Golf-Medinah crowd will be tough says Love
9/25/2012
America's Ryder Cup team captain Davis Love III has warned their European guests that they will face a noisy, partisan crowd once the tournament get underway at Medinah this Thursday.‘It’s going to get pretty loud out there.’ Love, who has taken part in six Ryder Cup contests added: ‘When we travel...
Golf-Snedeker shocks McIlroy to win FedEx Cup
9/24/2012
Brandt Snedeker scored a 2-under 68 to win the Tour Championship by three strokes Sunday, not only winning his second event this year but also - far more importantly for his bank manager - the FedEx Cup. A whopping $10 million bonus to go along with the $1.44 million winners check for winning at Ea...
Cricket-Pietersen apologised says Strauss
9/21/2012
Recently retired England captain Andrew Strauss has revealed that he has accepted an apology from Three Lions outcast Kevin Pietersen.Pietersen's actions overt the summer, which included falling out with the England and Wales Cricket Board over playing formats and sending text messages to oppositio...
Golf-Woods counters Greg Norman's claims
9/20/2012
Tiger Woods has laughed off Greg Norman's comments that he is intimidated by golf's young superstar Rory McIlroy."No one is the size of (linebacker) Ray Lewis who is going to hit me coming over the middle, so this is a different kind of sport," Woods told reporters Wednesday. "We go out there and p...
Golf-Stricker honoured with Payne Stewart award
9/19/2012
American golfer Steve Stricker was honoured for his good sportsmanship and respect of the game on Tuesday with the announcement that he is the winner of the 2012 Payne Stewart Award.The annual honour is given to the player who best epitomises the sense of fairness and commitment to golf's sporting...
Golf-Seve's son wins amateur Madrid Open
9/18/2012
Javier Ballesteros took a giant step forward in his father's footsteps on Sunday, winning the amateur Madrid Open.The son of legendary golfer Seve Ballesteros, the 22-year-old dedicated his victory to his late father, who passed away last year from a cancerous brain tumor."My father always told me...
Golf-Love says Medinah easier than Major
9/17/2012
US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is confident that the way the course at Medinah is set up will favour his side in the biennial tournament that begins next week.Simply put, the rough has been decreased and the greens are fast."It's going to look like a major championship because Medinah is a big...
Golf-Andalucia Masters cancelled due to politics
9/14/2012
Another Spanish golf tournament has fallen by the wayside, a victim of Spain's wallowing economy, after the announcement by the European Tour that next month's Andalucia Masters has been cancelled.This years tournament was due to take place from 18-21 October and was to see the return of a home-g...
Cricket-England draw T20 series with Proteas
9/13/2012
England were indebted to Somerset pair Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler who led the home side to a 28-run win over South Africa to level the Twenty20 series 1-1 and bringing the Proteas' action-laden visit to a close.In a match that was reduced to 11 overs a side due to rain at Edbaston, Kieswetter...
Golf-McIlroy torn between UK and Ire for Rio
9/12/2012
Golf's world No1, Rory McIlroy, has suggested that he may be choosing to play for the Union Jack rather than the Green White and Gold of Ireland when golf rejoins the Olympiad in Rio in 2016.Born in Holywood, near Belfast, McIlroy would be eligible for either team due to his Northern Irish roots. I...
Golf-Peter Hanson wins KLM Open
9/11/2012
Sweden's Peter Hanson sunk a 35-footer on the 18th hole of the KLM Open to cap an emotional rollercoaster of a weekend.Tim Hanson, Peter's son, was admitted to hospital on Friday and the Swede was on the verge of pulling out of the event before remaining at the Netherlands event and emerging victor...
Golf-McIlroy crushes field at BMW Championship
9/10/2012
Rory McIlroy added yet another victory to what has been fantastic second-half to his season with a two shot victory at the PGA Tour's BMW Championship on Sunday.Powering his way to a 5-under 67 to finish on a 20-under-par 268, the young Ulsterman picked up a cool $1.44 million winners cheque, which...
Golf-Michael Jordan motivates USA Ryder team
9/7/2012
United States Ryder Cup captain, Davis Love III, has added even more celebrity glamour to his Ryder Cup preparation with the announcement that he has enlisted the man known as "His Airness", basketball legend Michael Jordan, into his entourage.Joining pop star and actor Justin Timberlake, Jordan, 4...
Golf-Love makes final picks for U.S. Team
9/5/2012
The United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III named Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Brand Snedeker and Jim Furyk as his final four picks as part of the side to face Europe in Medinah later this month.Johnson and Snedeker showed superb recent form in the both FedEx Cup playoff events so far, fi...
Golf-McIlroy wins DB Championship
9/4/2012
Rory McIlory warmed up for this month's Ryder Cup in the best possible way with a one shot victory at the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.Shooting a second consecutive four-under 67 to finish on a 20-under-par 264, the young Ulsterman topped U.S. Masters runner-up Louis Oosthuizen o...
Golf-Harrington accepts Ryder Cup omission
9/3/2012
Three time major winner Padraig Harrington said that "dogs in the street" knew he would not be picked for European Team captain Jose Maria Olazabal's side for the Ryder Cup in Medinah at the end of this month.The telephone call informed that like 1997 he would not be attending the biennial contest...