Golf

  • 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...
  • Mickelson shrugs off injury concern before Masters 04-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Phil Mickelson dispelled any lingering doubts about his health ahead of the Masters when he carded an impressive four-under-par 68 in the opening round of the Houston Open on Thursday. A week before the start of the year's first major, Mickelson recorded four birdies during a bogey-free round to end...
  • Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery 01-04-2014 11:08 PM

    Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday he would miss next week's Masters after undergoing back surgery for a pinched nerve that has troubled him for months. The world number one pulled out of his traditional Masters warm-up event in Florida last month and released a statement on his website on Tuesday...
  • Australian Bowditch leads by three shots at Texas Open 30-03-2014 09:20 AM

    Australian Steven Bowditch chipped in at the first two holes on his way to a three-shot lead after the third round at the $6.2 million Texas Open on Saturday. Boosted by the hot start, Bowditch continued to display an exquisite short game, recovering from some poor long shots to notch...
  • Bhullar, Lahiri win; Asia fightback to tie with Europe 29-03-2014 03:43 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Gaganjeet Bhullar and Anirban Lahiri played inspirational golf and won their respective matches as Team Asia produced a dramatic 10-10 tie against Europe in the inaugural EurAsia Cup on Saturday. Bhullar outplayed Europe's upcoming star and World No. 66 Thorbjorn Olesen 4 & 3 while Lahiri won his...
  • Lahiri's putt helps Asia fight back in EurAsia Cup 28-03-2014 05:01 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: With the entire Asian team egging him on from the gallery, India's Anirban Lahiri made no mistake with a tense 10-footer to give Asia its second full point of the day at the EurAsia Cup on Friday. With Lahiri, partnering his good friend Siddikur of Bangladesh, winning the...
  • Perez, Lee share first-round lead at Texas Open 28-03-2014 09:50 AM

    Pat Perez and Danny Lee grabbed the first-round clubhouse lead at the Texas Open on Thursday while Phil Mickelson endured a putting nightmare and plunged to nearly last on five-over-par 77. American Perez, who moved to a cross-handed putting method two months ago, finished in style with birdies at the...
  • Frustrated Tiger Woods says 'too soon' to make call on Masters 24-03-2014 11:42 PM

    Tiger Woods is still no closer to knowing whether he will be able to play in next month's Masters as he struggles with back pain. The world number one withdrew from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida because of his aching back and remains unsure if he will be...
  • Jeev honoured to be nominated, but says Yang deserves award 24-03-2014 10:39 AM

    New Delhi: Ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh said he was immensely proud on being named as one of five golfers nominated for Asian Tour's 'Player of the Decade' award. The 42-year-old Indian, a two-time Asian Tour Order of Merit champion and a winner of six tournaments, was named alongside...
  • American Every clinches upset victory over Scott at Bay Hill 24-03-2014 09:31 AM

    An emotional Matt Every clinched his first PGA Tour victory in dramatic fashion when he surged past a faltering Adam Scott to win the $6.2 million Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke in Florida on Sunday. "It's tough man. You just never know if it's going to happen," a teary-eyed...
  • Scott's lead cut to three strokes at Bay Hill 23-03-2014 09:54 AM

    Australian Adam Scott opened the door to his rivals as his lead was whittled to three strokes after the third round at the $6.2 million Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Saturday. Scott began the day with a seven-shot advantage. He drove the ball superbly again, but also hit a...