Golf

  • Golf: Anirban Lahiri awaits clash with Victor Dubuisson at Indonesian Masters 23-04-2014 08:04 PM

    Anirban Lahiri, who defeated France's Victor Dubuisson at the EurAsia Cup, will get another chance to prove his growing status as one of Asia's rising stars when he tees off at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Thursday. Dubuisson, world number 23, will seek revenge over Lahiri, who defeated him...
  • Need to be patient and relaxed to win away from home: Lahiri 21-04-2014 12:43 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Looking to win his first Asian Tour title outside the comfort zone of home turf, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri says he just needs to be patient and relaxed to achieve the target. The 26-year-old finished tied 10th at the star-studded Maybank Malaysian Open on Sunday and he was...
  • Jimenez wins senior debut but focus is on Ryder Cup 21-04-2014 10:31 AM

    Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez made his Champions Tour debut in style when he won the Greater Gwinnett Championship by two strokes over Germany's Bernhard Langer in Georgia on Sunday. A week after finishing fourth at the Masters, Jimenez became the 18th player to win in his first start on the...
  • Luke Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage 20-04-2014 11:34 AM

    Former world number one Luke Donald, back in form after revamping his swing, closed strongly to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday. Donald, who has a dazzling record of consistency at the post-Masters event, birdied the par-three...
  • Lahiri picks up valuable lessons at Malaysian Open golf 19-04-2014 02:35 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: India's Anirban Lahiri picked up some valuable lessons en route to the day's joint lowest score following a superb six-under-par 66 at the Maybank Malaysian Open on Saturday. After opening with two uneventful 72s at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, the EurAsia Cup star burst into...
  • Lee Westwood's lead at Malaysian Open golf down to 1 stroke 19-04-2014 02:17 PM

    Lee Westwood saw his four-shot lead trimmed to just one on Saturday after a bogey at the final hole on day three of the Malaysian Open. Westwood had a third-round 71 for a three-round total of 14-under 202 but is only one shot ahead of English compatriot Andy Sullivan, who...
  • Lee Westwood surges clear in Malaysia as Pablo Larrazabal dives for cover 18-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Lee Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets. The former world number one Englishman took his two-day total...
  • Kuchar shrugs off Masters letdown, grabs early Heritage lead 18-04-2014 01:53 PM

    Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to surge into the clubhouse lead during the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday. Kuchar, who contended in Sunday's final round at Augusta National before slipping back into a tie for fifth, put that disappointment behind...
  • Chowrasia best among Indians at Malaysian Open 17-04-2014 10:08 PM

    SSP Chowrasia was at 28th place and the best among a dozen Indian golfers who teed off at the Maybank Malayisan Open on Thursday. The opening day was hit by inclement weather for an hour in the afternoon and 42 players were yet to finish their first round. Chowrasia, who...
  • Lee Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open golf 17-04-2014 01:31 PM

    Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood opened with a 65 on Thursday to take an early lead at the Malaysian Open. Westwood had a bogey at the par-five 10th, his first hole, but birdied four of his closing five holes to finish the first round at 7...
  • Asia will continue to create new stars: Anirban Lahiri 15-04-2014 07:26 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: India's Anirban Lahiri expects Asia to continue to breed new stars in the years to come, saying the region's golfers have benefited immensely through the success of the Asian Tour. Lahiri will be amongst the top stars from the Asian Tour who will feature in the USD 2.75...
  • Ryder Cup comeback is ageless Jimenez's next target 14-04-2014 01:34 PM

    No sooner had the seemingly ageless Miguel Angel Jimenez secured fourth place at the 78th Masters on Sunday than he turned his attention to winning back a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team. The Spaniard capped a memorable week by reeling off four birdies in the last nine holes to...
  • Rory McIlroy finishes Masters in top 10 14-04-2014 08:22 AM

    Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top-10 finish at Augusta National. A day after he suffered the embarrassment of being beaten by a non-competing amateur marker, McIlroy provided a reminder of what is capable...
  • Bubba Watson wins second Masters title 14-04-2014 08:12 AM

    Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday. Trailing the prodigiously talented Spieth by two strokes after seven holes, the left-handed Watson took advantage of a...
  • Bubba Watson still confident after tough day at Masters 13-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Bubba Watson would've preferred to play better, of course. He's not complaining too much, though. Not when he has a share of the lead heading to the final round of the Masters. Watson struggled to a 2-over 74 on Saturday after two straight rounds in the 60s, his card marred...
  • Australian Goss secures low amateur title at Masters 12-04-2014 10:05 AM

    A year after Adam Scott provided Australia with its first Masters champion, teenager Oliver Goss gave the country another success when he secured the silver cup as the low amateur. On the eve of his 20th birthday, Goss upstaged some of the sport's biggest names to shoot a one-under-par 71...
  • Phil Mickelson heads long list of big names to miss Masters cut 12-04-2014 08:42 AM

    Triple champion Phil Mickelson led a host of big names to miss the cut at the Masters on Friday as the American failed to advance to the third round at Augusta National for the first time in 17 years. Former winners Charl Schwartzel (2011), Zach Johnson (2007), Angel Cabrera (2009)...
  • Bubba Watson welcomes more success after seizing Masters lead 12-04-2014 08:38 AM

    Bubba Watson had a hard time dealing with his success after winning the Masters in 2012, but the left-hander looked ready to give major success another try armed with the 36-hole lead at Augusta National. Watson used a blistering run of five successive birdies to post a four-under-par 68 and...
  • Oosthuizen grabs share of Masters lead with early eagle 11-04-2014 11:18 PM

    Augusta: Louis Oosthuizen, who lost an epic playoff at the Masters two years ago, grabbed a share of the lead at Augusta National on Friday with an eagle in his second round. With most players still struggling to cope with the lightning fast greens, the South African joined overnight leader...
  • Patience a virtue for Rory McIlroy in Masters sunshine 11-04-2014 08:37 AM

    Three years after suffering a final-round meltdown at the Masters, Rory McIlroy got back into contention for the year's opening major with an impressive display of patience and grinding golf on Thursday. On a sun-baked Augusta National layout where danger lurked at every corner because of swirling winds and quickening...
  • Haas leads way at Masters, deja vu for Adam Scott 11-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Former FedExCup champion Bill Haas posted his lowest score in a major to snatch the lead midway through the Masters first round on Thursday while holder Adam Scott experienced a real sense of deja vu. The 31-year-old Haas, whose great uncle Bob Goalby landed the coveted Green Jacket in 1968,...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh in the fray for Asian Tour award 10-04-2014 06:36 PM

    Jakarta The Asian Team heroes of the EurAsia Cup, including Anirban Lahiri of India, will grace the Asian Tour Awards night here on April 22 while compatriot Jeev Milkha Singh is in the running for the Asian Tour's Player of the Decade award. The Asian Tour Awards night will honour...
  • 'Big Three' get 78th Masters under way in bright sunshine 10-04-2014 06:36 PM

    Augusta: In front of a huge crowd, the 'Big Three' of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player launched the 78th Masters on Thursday while Adam Scott prepared to begin his title defence later in the day. On a glorious morning of bright sunshine at Augusta National, four-times champion Palmer,...
  • Tiger Wood's absence leaves 78th Masters wide open 10-04-2014 09:18 AM

    As the first of the year's four majors, the Masters has always been keenly anticipated and this week's edition should be one of the most open in decades with the absence of world number one Tiger Woods. Former world number one Rory McIlroy has predicted that 70 players in the...
  • Rory McIlroy confident of better showing at Masters 09-04-2014 08:24 AM

    Georgia: Rory McIlroy is living proof that time has a way of healing almost everything. Three years ago, McIlroy was reduced to tears when he blew his chance of winning the Masters after a spectacular final-round collapse. Leading by four shots at the start of the last day, McIlroy closed...
  • Anirban Lahiri fired up for Malaysian Open 08-04-2014 03:15 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: A fine performance at the inaugural EurAsia Cup has boosted his confidence and Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri believes he will have an edge in next week's Maybank Malaysian Open where he is aiming for a fourth Asian Tour victory. Lahiri defeated Victor Dubuisson of France 2 and 1...
  • Matt Jones' playoff chip-in wins Houston Open 07-04-2014 08:43 AM

    Humble, (Texas): Matt Jones told his caddy he was about to make a 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole at the Houston Open. The Australian did just that on Sunday, earning his first PGA Tour win in spectacular fashion - and changing his immediate travel plans in the process....
  • Kuchar takes four-shot lead at Houston Open 06-04-2014 09:06 AM

    Humble, (Texas): Matt Kuchar didn't have the result he had hoped for while playing in the final pairing at last week's Texas Open. The six-time PGA Tour winner, who closed with a final-round 75 on his way to a fourth-place finish last week, will have the opportunity to show what...
  • Rehabilitating Woods could miss US Open, say surgeons 05-04-2014 10:19 AM

    Tiger Woods could be sidelined from competitive golf for at least three months after undergoing back surgery, casting doubt over his participation in the June 12-15 US Open, say several leading sports surgeons. The world number one, whose back pain surfaced last year and intensified this season, will miss the...
  • Palmer expects Tiger to be a force in future majors 04-04-2014 09:52 AM

    Arnold Palmer said on Thursday he expects Tiger Woods to bounce back from his recent surgery for a pinched nerve in his back and once again challenge to win major championships. Palmer, a seven-time major champion, said that while he did not know the specific nature of the surgery he...