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  • Golf: Charley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open 13 hours 9 minutes ago

    San Antonia: Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday. After wind gusts threatening 40 mph pummeled the morning starters, Hoffman faced steady 15 mph wind in the afternoon at TPC San Antonio. He had...
  • Tiger Woods '50-50' for the Masters, says good friend Notah Begay Yesterday

    As speculation mounts over whether a shockingly out-of-sorts Tiger Woods will be able to compete at next month's Masters, his good friend Notah Begay III rates his chances of taking part in the year's opening major as "50-50". Woods, a former world number one whose ranking has plummeted to 96th, has...
  • Tiger Woods confident of 2016 Ryder Cup spot, says captain Davis Love III 2 days ago

    London: Former world number one Tiger Woods expects to be challenging for a place on the U.S. team for next year's Ryder Cup, according to skipper Davis Love III. In an interview with the BBC, Love said he was in regular contact with Woods and was not ruling him out, despite...
  • Golf: SSP Chowrasia shoots 73 in rain-hit Madeira Open 6 days ago

    Madeira: SSP Chowrasia shot a one-over 73 in the rain-hit Madeira Islands Open in Portugal and was lying 50th in an event that first reduced to 54 holes and then with the first round still not complete on Saturday, it was further reduced to 36 holes. Chowrasia, who has limited starts...
  • Arnold Palmer says confidence key for Tiger Woods March 19, 2015

    Orlando: Tiger Woods needs to regain his early career confidence if he is to find his way back to the pinnacle of golf, US legend Arnold Palmer said Wednesday, a few weeks ahead of the Masters where Woods hopes to stage his return to the game. Speaking on the eve of...
  • Tiger Woods to miss next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational March 14, 2015

    Tiger Woods will skip next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, leaving him with little time to sharpen his game enough for the year's first major, the April 9-12 Masters. But the former world number one says he still hopes to play in the Masters. Woods, who had back...
  • American Dustin Johnson rallies for victory at Doral March 9, 2015

    American Dustin Johnson overcame J.B. Holmes's five-stroke final-round lead for a one-shot victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championships on Sunday, just over a month after returning from a half-year break from the game. Johnson, in his fifth tournament since taking a leave of absence in July to deal with personal issues, carded...
  • Trevor Fisher takes maiden European Tour title event March 8, 2015

    South African Trevor Fisher Jnr claimed his first European Tour title with a five-shot victory on home soil at the Africa Open at the East London Golf Club on Sunday. The 35-year-old, who had a two-shot overnight lead, carded a final round 64 for a 24 under-par total of 264 -...
  • Golf: Arjun Atwal, Daniel Chopra tied 37th at Puerto Rico Open March 8, 2015

    Rio Grande: Arjun Atwal played nine straight pars on the back nine to card even par 72 to be placed tied 37th at the end of the third day of the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday. Atwal had two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine after cards of 73...
  • Golfer Anirban Lahiri 70th in WGC-Cadillac March 8, 2015

    Doral: A double-bogey on the 18th hole marred a day of improvement for India's Anirban Lahiri as he carded two-over 74 to be 70th after the third round of the World Golf Championships (WGC)-Cadillac Championship on Saturday. Lahiri, current Asian Tour No. 1, had four birdies on the first, 12th, 15th...
  • Golf: Chris Smith, Scott Brown share Puerto Rico Open lead March 8, 2015

    Rio Grande: Chris Smith is 18 holes away from one of the more amazing recoveries on the PGA Tour. Smith's life was upended and his career derailed when his wife was killed in a car accident in Indiana on Father's Day in 2009. The accident also critically injured his two children....
  • Golf: JB Holmes in control after sharing hole-in-one glory March 8, 2015

    American J.B. Holmes had a five-stroke lead at the end of the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Saturday as he and compatriot Dustin Johnson both made holes-in-one on the par-three fourth hole. After Holmes aced the 227-yard hole, Johnson, playing two groups behind, followed suit 15 minutes later to...
  • Golf: Trevor Fisher takes two-shot lead at Africa Open March 7, 2015

    Johannesburg: A birdie blitz from South Africa's Trevor Fisher junior handed him the lead going into the final round of the Africa Open in East London after a third round 63 on Saturday gave him a two-shot advantage. Fisher carded seven birdies in his third round, including three in the last...
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri joint 71st in WGC-Cadillac March 7, 2015

    United States: Continuing his struggle, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri finished tied 71st after the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at the Trump National Doral golf course. Lahiri, current Asian Tour No.1, had a tough opening day as he managed eighth-over 80. Even though he improved his performance in...
  • Arjun Atwal, Daniel Chopra make cut at Puerto Rico Open March 7, 2015

    Rio Grande: Arjun Atwal playing his first PGA Tournament since September last year made the cut with a one-under 71 in the second round of the Puerto Rico Open on Friday. The only Indian to have won on the PGA Tour shot 73 in the first round and added a 71...
  • Rory McIlroy boils over, JB Holmes leads by two shots March 7, 2015

    Rory McIlroy lost his cool while J.B. Holmes began and ended his day with ugly sixes but produced some excellent golf in between for a two-shot lead after the WGC-Cadillac Championship's second round in Miami on Friday. Four strokes in front overnight after opening with a blistering 10-under-par 62 on the...
  • Germany's Alex Cejka leads by one in Puerto Rico March 7, 2015

    German veteran Alex Cejka, still seeking his first PGA Tour victory, birdied three of his last five holes to grab a one-shot lead after the second round of the Puerto Rico Open on Friday. The 44-year-old, who was born in communist Czechoslovakia and moved to Germany aged nine as a refugee...
  • Golf: Matt Ford opens 1-shot lead after Africa Open 2nd round March 6, 2015

    South Africa: Matt Ford opened a one-shot lead at the Africa Open on Friday after a second-round 66 took him to 11 under par. Ford didn't repeat his bogey-free first round, but still went one better than his opening 67 after making six birdies and holing out for an eagle two...
  • Golf: Erratic start by Jeev Milkha Singh in Africa Open March 6, 2015

    London: Jeev Milkha Singh's erratic driving saw him struggle in the opening round of the Africa Open as he carded three-over 75 and faced the prospect of an early exit on Friday. Jeev, starting on the backstretch of the East London Golf Club, which begins from the ninth, had two birdies...
  • Golf: JB Holmes opens 4-shot lead at the Cadillac Championship March 6, 2015

    Doral: JB Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship. He said this with a straight face Thursday after a 10-under 62 that tied the tournament record at the Cadillac Championship, gave him a four-shot lead and left...
  • Masters buildup begins for Rory McIlroy at Cadillac March 5, 2015

    Rory McIlroy says he is not thinking about the history that waits at the Masters, even though that's all he seems to be talking about. It's not all his fault, of course. Coming off his first missed cut in eight months at the Honda Classic, McIlroy leads the strongest field of the...
  • Poulter, Westwood, Donald, Rose to host British Masters March 4, 2015

    Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Justin Rose are to take turns in hosting the British Masters, an event that will return to the European Tour calendar this season for the first time in seven years. The leading British quartet will help select the venue each season for the next...
  • Padraig Harrington wins Honda Classic in play-off March 2, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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...