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  • Padraig Harrington wins Honda Classic in play-off 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years Monday when he won the Honda Classic by making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation and beating 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole. Leave it to Harrington to emerge the winner...
  • Padraig Harrington holds lead at Honda Classic as play abandoned Yesterday

    Palm Beach Gardens: Ireland's Padraig Harrington held the lead after the second round of the Honda Classic on Saturday with play abandoned in the afternoon because of severe rain. The rain wiped out the entire afternoon session, meaning the third round for most players will not begin until Sunday morning with...
  • World No. 1 Rory McIlroy set to miss cut at Honda Classic 2 days ago

    World number one Rory McIlroy was set to miss the cut after shooting a four-over par 74 in his second round of the Honda Classic on Friday to go seven-over for the tournament. Heavy rain wiped out most of the morning and at the close, Californian Brendan Steele led by two...
  • Masters countdown ticks fast for Tiger Woods 2 days ago

    As the clock counts down for the April 9-12 Masters, fans, players and medical experts continue to speculate on whether a shockingly out-of-sorts Tiger Woods will be able to compete at the year's opening major. Woods missed the Masters last year for the first time in his career after being advised...
  • Two-time winner on European Tour, Anirban Lahiri eyes PGA Tour 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Fresh from winning two titles on the European Tour this month, India's Anirban Lahiri has now set his sights on matching that success on the PGA Tour. "It's a whole new world out there, everything has changed overnight," Lahiri told The Associated Press on phone Thursday after reaching a...
  • Rory McIlroy shocked by Davis Love's appointment as US captain 4 days ago

    World number one Rory McIlroy was "shocked" at the appointment of Davis Love III as 2016 United States Ryder Cup captain. McIlroy is returning to competition at this week's Honda Classic and teeing up for a first time this year on American soil following a three-week break since winning the Dubai...
  • Anirban Lahiri widens gap at top of Asian Tour Order of Merit 1 week ago

    Singapore: Star Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri on Monday continued to occupy the top spot at the Asian Tour Order of Merit list after winning the Hero Indian Open on Sunday. Following the Malaysian Open victory and a joint 21st place finish at the True Thailand Classic, Lahiri had $522,300 as earnings....
  • James Hahn wins playoff at Riviera for first title 1 week ago

    James Hahn clinched his maiden PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory over fellow American Dustin Johnson and England's Paul Casey at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday. Hahn struck his tee shot at the third extra hole, the par-three 14th, to 24 feet and coolly sank the birdie putt...
  • Golf: Lydia Ko overcomes Amy Yang to become youngest Australian Open winner February 22, 2015

    Melbourne: World number one Lydia Ko became the youngest Australian Open winner on Sunday, prevailing in her final round duel with South Korean Amy Yang to add another title to her ever-growing list of achievements. The 17-year-old from New Zealand shot a final round of two-under 71 for a two-shot victory...
  • Retief Goosen keeps the lead at Riviera February 22, 2015

    Los Angeles: Retief Goosen had gone so long without being in contention on the weekend that he wondered how his nerves would hold up. He was tested on Saturday at Riviera and the two-time U.S. Open champion earned a passing grade. Even though he made only two pars on the back...
  • Golf: SSP Chawrasia on track for third European title February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Local favourite SSP Chawrasia will head into Sunday's final round of the Indian Open with a two-shot lead in his pocket and a third European Tour title in sight. After going 52 holes without dropping a shot at the Delhi Golf Course (DGC), his bogey-free run came to an...
  • Retief Goosen hangs on to take 1-shot lead at Riviera February 21, 2015

    Los Angeles: Retief Goosen handled the tough conditions at Riviera so well on Friday that it brought back some fond memories. Sure, he's a two-time US Open champion, and the Northern Trust Open drew some comparisons to golf's toughest test with its firm, fast conditions. For now, Goosen was just thrilled...
  • Ryan Moore takes early control at challenging Riviera February 21, 2015

    Pacific Palisades, California: Already a winner on the 2014-15 PGA Tour, Ryan Moore put himself in good position to claim another title by seizing an early one-shot lead in the Northern Trust Open second round on Friday. Three strokes off the pace overnight, the 32-year-old American fired a three-under-par 68 on...
  • SSP Chowrasia grabs 1-stroke lead at half-way mark of Indian Open February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian golfer SSP Chowrasia produced yet another blemish-free round with a four-under 67 on the second day to break off from the peck and take a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Indian Open on Friday. After taming the Delhi Golf Club course with a spotless 66...
  • Golf: Flawless SSP Chawrasia grabs Indian Open lead February 20, 2015

    Local favourite SSP Chawrasia's 36-hole bogey-free run at his happy hunting ground earned a one-shot halfway lead over holder Siddikur Rahman at the Delhi Golf Course (DGC) on Friday. The ever-smiling Indian birdied the opening hole and picked up three more shots on the back nine for a two-day total of...
  • Veterans Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen fly high at Riviera February 20, 2015

    Pacific Palisades, California: Former major winners Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen struck a blow for the old guard on the PGA Tour as the two veterans surged into a tie for the early lead at the Northern Trust Open on Thursday. Playing together in the opening round at a sun-splashed Riviera...
  • Struggling Tiger Woods to miss next week's Honda Classic February 20, 2015

    Pacific Palisades, California: Tiger Woods will skip next week's Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, raising questions about his prospects of competing in the year's first major, the April 9-12 Masters. Woods, who had back surgery last year, has played just two PGA Tour events this season and said...
  • SSP Chowrasia emerges joint leader in bid for Indian Open title February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Two-time European tour winner, SSP Chowrasia on Thursday launched his bid to win the Hero Indian Open on a resounding note as he fired a blemish-free six-under 65 to share the lead after the opening day of the tri-sanctioned event. The 36-year-old, who has finished second twice in the...
  • Golfer Siddikur hoping to defend Indian Open title February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Siddikur Rahman plans to bounce back from a run of poor results at his favourite hunting ground when he defends his title at the $1.5 million Indian Open which starts here on Thursday. The Bangladeshi uncharacteristically missed the cut in his last two events but hopes to rediscover his...
  • Emotional Brandt Snedeker wins Pebble Beach by three shots February 16, 2015

    An emotional Brandt Snedeker ended a 17-month title drought when he carded a closing five-under-par 67 to win the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by three strokes on Sunday. Snedeker recorded just one bogey in 72 holes to finish at 22-under 265 and win for the second time in three years the...
  • Golfer Jyoti Randhawa fires 65 to share ninth spot in Thailand February 14, 2015

    Thailand: Veteran Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa fired seven-under 65 to jump 39 places and finished joint ninth, while Shiv Kapur shared 20th position after the third round of the $2 million True Thailand Classic on Saturday. Randhawa, with two previous rounds of 71 and 70, respectively, took his total to 10-under...
  • Shiv Kapur slips in second round as Jimenez takes lead February 13, 2015

    Thailand: Shiv Kapur slipped down the ladder sharply with a second round 73, even as five Indians made the midway cut at the inaugural USD 2 million True Thailand Classic on Friday. Kapur, after a 66 on first day, is now five-under 139 and in tied 29th place after being tied...
  • Michael Hoey shoots course record 64, leads Thailand Classic February 12, 2015

    Thailand: Michael Hoey shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to set a course record and take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Thailand Classic. The former British Amateur champion from Northern Ireland had eight birdies at the Black Mountain Golf Club to lead three others by one shot....
  • Veteran golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez all geared up for Indian Open February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez will look to continue his age-defying exploits at the Hero Indian Open as the Spaniard embarks on his 27th consecutive season on the European Tour. Having made a perfect start to 2015 with a victory last month in Hawaii on the US Champions Tour,...
  • Tiger Woods will not compete in golf until 'tournament-ready' February 12, 2015

    Tiger Woods does not plan to return to the PGA Tour until he feels his game is "tournament-ready," the American former world number one said on Wednesday. The 14-times major champion, who had back surgery last year, withdrew from last week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, his second start of...
  • Golfer Anirban Lahiri looks for further success in Thailand February 11, 2015

    Hua Hin: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri is determined to scale greater heights when he takes his place as the highest ranked player at the inaugural $2 million Thailand Classic that tees off on Thursday. The 27-year-old, ranked 37th in the world, is enjoying one of the best times of his career,...
  • Jason Day wins at Torrey Pines in a playoff February 9, 2015

    San Diego: Jason Day was playing to win and figured he lost. His chip from gnarly rough behind the 18th green at Torrey Pines came out hot, rolled out fast and tumbled off the front of the green toward the water. After a week of visualising his hands on the trophy,...
  • Anirban Lahiri wins Malaysian Open from Wiesberger February 8, 2015

    Kuala Lampur: India's Anirban Lahiri won the Malaysian Open on Sunday after firing a final round 4-under 68 to beat Austria's Bernd Wiesberger by one shot at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Starting the day five shots behind Wiesberger, Lahiri carded six birdies and two bogeys to finish on...
  • Three-times major champion Billy Casper dead at 83 February 8, 2015

    Three-times major champion Billy Casper died on Saturday at the age of 83, the U S PGA Tour has announced. The tour said on its website that Casper died at his home in Springville, Utah. The cause of his death was not disclosed. Casper won the 1959 and 1966 U S Opens,...
  • Anirban Lahiri moves into contention at Malaysian Open February 7, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri charged into contention at the $3 million Maybank Malaysian Open, shooting a stunning 10-under-par 62 on Saturday to trail third round leader Bernd Wiesberger of Austria by five shots. Lahiri, who finished second on the 2014 Asian Tour Order of Merit, fired 10 birdies which...