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  • Scaled back Singapore Open to return next year 6 hours 37 minutes ago

    Singapore: The Singapore Open, once Asia's richest golf tournament, will return next year after a three-year absence but with a vast drop in prize money and without the European Tour on board. The $1 million January 28 to January 31 event will be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Japan...
  • Shiv Kapur and Jeev tied 38th, Branden Grace wins Qatar Masters 3 days ago

    Doha: Shiv Kapur and Jeev Milkha Singh finished in a tie for 38th place even as Branden Grace produced a stunning eagle on 16th and a closing birdie to grab the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament here on Saturday. Kapur, who was inside top-10 after the first day, shot one-over...
  • In-form Matt Kuchar moves one stroke clear at La Quinta 4 days ago

    Fresh from a tie for third at last week's Sony Open in Hawaii, American Matt Kuchar maintained his red-hot form to grab a one-shot lead after Friday's second round of the $5.7 million Humana Challenge at La Quinta. The world number 11 took advantage of another gorgeous day in the California...
  • Anirban Lahiri seeks world rankings boost at Maybank Malaysian Open 1 week ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Aiming to boost his position on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), India's star golfer Anirban Lahiri has set his eyes on the Maybank Malaysian Open crown next month. Currently ranked 68th in the world, Lahiri is pushing hard to break into top 50 a week prior to The...
  • Tiger Woods loses a tooth while celebrating Lindsey Vonn's victory January 20, 2015

    Tiger Woods lost a front tooth after being hit in the face by a video camera while watching girlfriend Lindsey Vonn take a record 63rd World Cup Alpine ski win in Italy on Monday, according to his agent. The former world number one surprised Vonn when he turned up in the...
  • Jimmy Walker wins Sony Open by record 9 strokes January 19, 2015

    Honolulu: Six days after losing a tournament in Maui he felt he should have won, Jimmy Walker turned in a command performance on Sunday in Oahu. He blew away the field with a 7-under 63 to win the Sony Open for the second straight year. His fourth career victory was the...
  • Australian golfer attacked and robbed in Hawaii January 18, 2015

    Australian golfer Robert Allenby was recovering on Saturday from facial injuries after he was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and dumped in a park in Honolulu. Allenby, 43, was in Hawaii to compete in the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, but missed the cut and was planning to fly...
  • Martin Kaymer turning Abu Dhabi Championship into a procession January 17, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Martin Kaymer turned what promised to be an exciting weekend duel with Rory McIlroy into a procession at the Abu Dhabi Championship. Seeking a fourth title in eight years in Abu Dhabi, Kaymer shot a 7-under 65 in the third round on Saturday to extend his overnight lead from...
  • Anirban Lahiri, Jeev Milkha Singh make cut in Abu Dhabi January 17, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Anirban Lahiri, playing his first European Tour event as a full member, shot four-under 68 to make the cut in tied 29th place, while Jeev Milkha Singh carded one-over 73 in the second round to also make the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Open here on Saturday. However,...
  • Golf: Rookie Justin Thomas shoots 61 to share Sony Open lead January 17, 2015

    PGA Tour rookie Justin Thomas carded nine-under-par 61 to charge into a share of the lead with fellow Americans Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson after the second round at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Friday. Thomas closed brilliantly, picking up four strokes in his final three holes as he went...
  • Relentless Martin Kaymer pulls 5 shots clear in Abu Dhabi January 16, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Three-time winner Martin Kaymer tightened his grip on the Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday, shooting a 5-under 67 to pull five strokes clear midway through the second round. Two brilliant shots from the sand were the highlights for the overnight leader, who chipped in from a greenside bunker on...
  • Golf: Paul Casey, Webb Simpson tied for early Sony Open lead January 16, 2015

    Englishman Paul Casey and American Webb Simpson shot matching 62s for a share of the early lead on eight under par in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday. Arizona-based Casey, who has quit the European Tour to focus on playing in the United States, made his...
  • Kapalua's elite formula under pressure to change January 16, 2015

    Kapalua: For almost two decades, the PGA Tour's opening event of the year has been held on the picturesque Hawaiian island of Maui with a winners-only field, an elite aspect tournament director Nancy Cross wants to retain. The absence in recent seasons of top drawcards such as Tiger Woods and reigning...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh off to a bogey-free start in Abu Dhabi January 15, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Jeev Milkha Singh got off to a fine start as he shot a bogey-free four-under 68 in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship here. The star Indian golfer, who is looking to reverse the slide he faced in 2014, had four birdies and no bogeys...
  • McIlroy mounts late birdie surge in Abu Dhabi opener January 15, 2015

    Rory McIlroy overcame a slow start to shoot a five-under 67 in the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Thursday, two strokes behind surprise leader Thomas Pieters. McIlroy finished second at the UAE capital's tournament in three of the past four years, while playing partner Rickie...
  • Golf: Luke Donald back to old coach, and hopes to be on way back January 15, 2015

    Honolulu: Some of the biggest stars in Europe are starting their year in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Luke Donald is in Honolulu. That's by design. This year is about getting back to his strengths, and getting back to his roots. Donald could pick off a few European Tour requirements, but he tends...
  • Rory McIlroy magic puts No. 1 in contention in Abu Dhabi January 15, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: Rory McIlroy produced a moment of magic to spark a first-round revival at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Thursday, with a 5-under 67 leaving the world's top-ranked player two shots off the early lead. With his ball on the lip of a fairway bunker on No. 3, his 12th...
  • Golf: Jimmy Walker in good shape for Sony Open title defence January 15, 2015

    Deflated though he was after his playoff loss at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Monday, Jimmy Walker knows his game is in good shape ahead of his title defence at this week's Sony Open on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The 35-year-old American was especially sharp with his iron game...
  • Anirban Lahiri voted 2014 Asian Tour Players' Player of the year January 12, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Anirban Lahiri has been voted the 2014 Players' Player of the Year for his successful exploits on the Asian Tour, where he won two titles and finished second on the Order of Merit. The talented Indian won his first title outside of India when he eagled the 72nd hole...
  • Obama's plan to play golf forces couple to change their wedding venue December 30, 2014

    Honolulu: A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned. The bride and groom - both US Army captains - were scheduled to tie the knot Sunday at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, a military course...
  • Yearender 2014: Lahiri, Rashid rise as Indian veterans struggle in Golf December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Success eluded them on the European and the PGA Tour but Indian golfers enjoyed a decent run in Asia with rising talents Rashid Khan and Anirban Lahiri sharing four titles between them even as some seasoned veterans struggled in a mixed year for the sport. In a season during...
  • Yearender: What a difference a year makes for Rory McIlroy December 26, 2014

    Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and grey and sitting in his rocking chair, Rory McIlroy will look back at 2014 as the year he became a true golfing great. The tousle-haired Northern Irishman also ruled the roost two...
  • Arjun Atwal credits family, Tiger Woods for resurgence December 23, 2014

    Singapore: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal credited his friendship with Tiger Woods and the strong family support for restoring his former glory after he won the Dubai Open on Sunday. Victory at the inaugural $500,000 Asian Tour event was especially sweet for the 41-year-old as it has been four years since his...
  • Arjun Atwal wins Dubai Open to end four-year title drought December 21, 2014

    Dubai: Arjun Atwal held his nerve to hole an up-and-down for a birdie on the 72nd hole and end a four-year title drought as he won the inaugural USD 500,000 Dubai Open at the Els Club on Sunday. Atwal won his first and only title on the PGA Tour for his...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar joint 10th, Shiv Kapur tied 24th in Dubai Open December 18, 2014

    Dubai: Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar scored three-under 69 to take joint 10th position after the first round of the $500,000 Dubai Open as Australian rookie Kalem Richardson stormed into a one-shot lead with a six-under 66 at the par-72 Els Club Dubai course here on Thursday. The 26-year-old Bhullar birdied the...
  • Anirban Lahiri placed ninth at Thai Golf Championships December 12, 2014

    Anirban Lahiri kept his cool and stayed patient on a difficult scoring day as he battled to a second-round card of one-over-par 73 to stay in contention for the Order of Merit race and also the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Friday. Lahiri's two-day total of even par 144 after...
  • Patient Anirban Lahiri remains hopeful at Thailand golf meet December 12, 2014

    Chonburi: India's Anirban Lahiri battled to a second round one-over-par 73 to gain some momentum in the Order of Merit race and stay in contention at the $1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Friday. The five-time Asian Tour winner kept a cool head on a tough scoring day and was rewarded...
  • Adam Scott trails leaders by two at halfway stage of Australian PGA December 12, 2014

    Expectant father Adam Scott shot a three-under-par round of 69 on Friday to close within two shots of the lead at the halfway stage of the Australian PGA championship. Scott, who revealed before the start of play that his wife is pregnant with their first child, followed up his opening-round 68...
  • David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri to headline Dubai Open December 12, 2014

    Dubai: Asian Tour's top-three players American David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri of India and Thailand's Prom Meesawat, will headline the inaugural Dubai Open next week alongside 30 other Tour champions and four former Order of Merit winners. The $500,000 tournament will make its debut at The Els Club Dubai from Dec 18...
  • Rehabilitated Tiger Woods heading toward his second billion December 12, 2014

    His goal of 18 majors is in serious doubt, but five years after his precipitous fall from grace a rehabilitated Tiger Woods is entering the next phase of his career heading toward making another billion. Five years after driving into a fire hydrant in front of a neighbour's house in Isleworth,...