Golf

  • Graham DeLaet well placed to end Canadian title drought 10 hours 59 minutes ago

    Canada's Graham DeLaet has his sights set on ending one of golf's oldest title droughts, and was in "a great position" just two shots behind leaders Jim Furyk and Tim Petrovic after the Canadian Open second round in Montreal. No Canadian has won the country's national open since Pat Fletcher in...
  • It's simple really says McIlroy, just process and spot 5 days ago

    For Rory McIlroy the secret of his stunning victory at the Open on Sunday came down to two rather unremarkable words: process and spot. That was the mantra he repeated in his brain throughout four majestic rounds of golf at the Royal Liverpool course. "Very simple," he disclosed when asked what were...
  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major 5 days ago

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder and sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. With two key birdies around the turn, and a powerful tee shot at just the right moment, McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire...
  • Rory McIlroy storms six clear as The Open victory looms 6 days ago

    Open leader Rory McIlroy left the door invitingly ajar for a charging pack led by Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia before slamming it shut with a dazzling finish to his third round at soggy Hoylake on Saturday. The Northern Irishman began the day four shots clear of Dustin Johnson, was caught...
  • Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open 1 week ago

    Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance on Friday in the British Open. Once he made a birdie, and...
  • Sick Anirban Lahiri bows out of The Open 1 week ago

    Hoylake: An ailing Anirban Lahiri of India bowed out of The Open Championship golf with a second straight three-over-par 75 on Friday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader contemplated pulling out before the start of his second round at Royal Liverpool after struggling to shake off the effects of...
  • George Coetzee makes early move for clubhouse lead at The Open July 18, 2014

    Hoyelake: South African George Coetzee made light of stiffening breezes to sail up the British Open leader board on Friday, claiming the clubhouse lead on five-under par with a barrage of birdies in a three-under 69 in his second round. After the calm conditions of Thursday when Rory McIlroy made the...
  • Michael Hoey pulls out of British Open with foot injury July 18, 2014

    Hoylake: Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey withdrew from the British Open because of a foot injury after seven holes of his second round on Friday. The five-times European Tour winner was three-over-par for his round and six-over for the tournament when he pulled out. Hoey, who romped to a four-stroke victory at the...
  • Rory McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open July 18, 2014

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half of his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on...
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri struggles at The Open July 17, 2014

    Hoylake: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, the current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, struggled to make headway after missing half the fairways with some wayward tee shots as he opened with a disappointing three-over-par 75 at The Open Championship on Thursday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader hit only...
  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods steal Hoylake show July 17, 2014

    Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show midway through the opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday. Northern Irishman McIlroy has developed a penchant for making fast starts and he did it yet again on a...
  • Englishman David Howell hits first shot at British Open July 17, 2014

    England: David Howell launched the 143rd British Open on a glorious sunny morning at Royal Liverpool on Thursday, hitting his opening drive down the right of the 458-yard first hole. With the small grandstand around the first tee already packed at 6.25am local time, Englishman Howell was followed on to the...
  • Tiger Woods drawn with Henrik Stenson and Angel Cabrera at Hoylake July 14, 2014

    Former world number one Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open on Thursday. The trio will tee-off at 0904 local time at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, the R&A (Royal and...
  • Shiv Kapur 26th after third round of Scottish Open July 13, 2014

    India's Shiv Kapur bounced back to form with a three-under-par 68 to take a share of 26th place in the penultimate round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Kapur fired five birdies against two bogeys at Royal Aberdeen for a three-day total of one-under-par 212 to stay nine shots off...
  • Three-way lead in Scotland as McIlroy struggles July 12, 2014

    Ricardo Gonzalez, Kristoffer Broberg and Marc Warren were in a three-way tie for the lead at the halfway stage of the Scottish Open on Friday, while Rory McIlroy suffered a second round meltdown a day after shooting a course record at Royal Aberdeen. Northern Ireland's McIlroy went seven-under on Thursday, but...
  • Johnson shares lead with McGirt at John Deere Classic July 12, 2014

    Former Masters champion Zach Johnson shot a four-under 67 to share a one-stroke lead with William McGirt after the second round of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois on Friday. Johnson, 2007 winner at Augusta, and McGirt were 12-under for a total of 130, a stroke ahead of fellow Americans...
  • Colin Montgomerie keeps lead at US Senior Open July 12, 2014

    Colin Montgomerie shot an even-par 71 on his way to a one-stroke lead after the second round at the US Senior Open in steamy Oklahoma on Friday. The Scot bounced back from a poor start at Oak Tree National in Edmond to sit on a six-under total of 136, one better...
  • Anirban Lahiri ready to step up at Open Championship July 11, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian star Anirban Lahiri believes he will arrive for his second Open Championship appearance next week as a much more accomplished golfer than he was before at his major debut two years ago. The current Asian Tour number one earned a starting place at Royal Liverpool as one of...
  • Johnson surges into share of John Deere lead July 11, 2014

    Former champion and 'local' favourite Zach Johnson charged into a share of the lead with a sizzling, bogey-free display in Thursday's opening round of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. Winner of the PGA Tour event in 2012, the 38-year-old fired an eight-under-par 63 in ideal scoring conditions at the...
  • Rory McIlroy takes early lead at Scottish Open July 10, 2014

    Rory McIlroy rolled in six birdies in seven holes around the turn and shot a 7-under 64 for a one-stroke lead midway through a low-scoring first round of the Scottish Open on Thursday. Refreshed after a two-week break, the No. 8-ranked McIlroy tamed windy conditions in northern Scotland to show his...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes tied 18th, McDowell wins as Stadler collapses July 7, 2014

    Versailles: With miserable weather making things difficult for late finishers, Graeme McDowell (67) played a brilliant round to defend his title successfully at the Alstom Open de France even as India's Shiv Kapur finished tied 18th. Overnight leader, Kevin Stadler collapsed to a 76 on a wet and windy final day...
  • Angel Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic by 2 shots July 7, 2014

    White Sulphur Springs: Angel Cabrera no longer has to fret about that streak of disappointments in non-major events on the PGA Tour. The 44-year-old Argentine won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first victory in a tournament other than a major, closing with his second straight 6-under 64 for a...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes inside top-30 at Open de France July 6, 2014

    Versailles (France): Shiv Kapur rounded off a modest week with a one-under 70 to finish inside top-30 at the Alstom Open de France on Sunday. Kapur, the lone Indian to make the cut this week, ended the tournament at four-over 288. Jeev Milkha Singh and Gaganjeet Bhullar had earlier missed the cut. Kapur...
  • Hurley extends lead to 2 at Greenbrier Classic July 6, 2014

    Billy Hurley III shot a 3-under 67 to extend his lead to two strokes over Angel Cabrera after the third round of the Greenbrier Classic on Saturday. Hurley never relinquished the lead he has held since midway through the second round at Old White TPC. The former US Navy officer birdied...
  • Kapur lone Indian to make the cut at Alstom Open; Jeev, Bhullar miss out July 5, 2014

    Versailles: Shiv Kapur suffered two late bogeys in the second round, but was still the only Indian to make the cut at the Alstom French Open. Kapur, who recently finished 23rd at the US Open, followed up his first round 73 with a two-under 69 in second round to get to...
  • Troy Matteson sizzles with a 61 at Greenbrier Classic July 5, 2014

    Troy Matteson briefly eyed a 59 as he snapped a season-long slump to match his lowest ever score on the PGA Tour with a 61 for fourth place after the second round of the Greenbrier Classic on Friday. American Matteson enjoyed a magnificent day on the greens, using his putter just...
  • Navy vet Billy Hurley takes Greenbrier lead July 5, 2014

    White Sulphur Springs: Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic. Hurley shot a season-best 7-under 63 on Friday to take the second-round lead. Hurley's...
  • Fred Couples withdraws from US Senior Open July 4, 2014

    Edmond,Okla: Fred Couples withdrew from the US Senior Open on Thursday because of a back injury, and Craig Stadler and Graham Marsh also pulled out of the event next week at Oak Tree National. Couples, second in the 2010 tournament, was replaced by John Harris, the first alternate from the Byron,...
  • Defending champion Jonas Blixt leads Greenbrier Classic July 4, 2014

    White Sulphur Springs: Jonas Blixt's memory of raising the trophy last year carried over to a strong start at the Greenbrier Classic. The defending champion shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over former Stanford star Patrick Rodgers and seven others at Old White TPC. Blixt tied for...
  • Fabrizio Zanotti wins BMW International Open in playoff June 30, 2014

    COLOGNE (Germany): Fabrizio Zanotti won a four-way playoff to take the BMW International Open title on Sunday and become the first player from Paraguay to win on the European Tour. "This is huge. I think everybody in Paraguay is going to be so happy," Zanotti said after winning his first playoff....