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  • Darkness hinders McIlroy's fight with Casey at WCG Match Play Championship 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    World number one Rory McIlroy will return to TPC Harding Park at the crack of dawn on Sunday to fight for a place in the semi-finals of the WCG Match Play Championship after darkness halted his match with England's Paul Casey on Saturday. The pair were deadlocked through 21 holes before...
  • Rory McIlroy rallies to survive, Jordan Spieth eliminated in Match Play Yesterday

    San Francisco: The new Match Play Championship felt a lot like the old one Friday when one top seed after another began making plans to go home. Rory McIlroy kept some star power at TPC Harding Park with a comeback that shows why he is No. 1 in the world. After...
  • Anirban Lahiri losses to Justin Rose by a whisker at WGC Matchplay Yesterday

    San Francisco: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri came within a whisker of pulling off a second upset in as many day before World No. 6 and Masters runner-up Justin Rose produced two great shots to first even the match on the 18th and then birdied the first play-off hole to keep...
  • Rickie Fowler wins to secure a spot in Saturday's Match Play 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler were making putts from everywhere on Thursday in the Match Play Championship. Fowler survived a tough match and already secured his spot for the weekend. Spieth rolled to another easy victory and still faces the prospect of going home on Friday. Even with a...
  • Anirban Lahiri beats Ryan Palmer to win on debut in WGC Match Play 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Anirban Lahiri indicated he is ready to make his presence felt at the highest levels, as he made a sensational debut at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, beating higher-ranked Ryan Palmer of the US comprehensively for a 4&2 win in Group 6. In the second set of matches, Lahiri will...
  • Golf: Jordan Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Even with a new format, the objective didn't change in the Match Play Championship. And neither did the emotions. Masters champion Jordan Spieth, still equipped with that sporty short game, made seven birdies in 16 holes and had an easy time against Mikko Ilonen of Finland. Rory McIlroy, the top...
  • Calvin Peete, winner of 12 US PGA Tour events, dies 3 days ago

    Atlanta: Calvin Peete, the most successful black player on the U.S. PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died on Wednesday. He was 71. The tour did not have a cause of death. Murray Brothers Funeral Home confirmed it was handling the arrangement but did not release additional information. Peete won...
  • Anirban Lahiri to meet Ryan Palmer in WGC Cadillac Match Play 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Anirban Lahiri will take on World No. 23 Ryan Palmer in the opening match of the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play which gets underway at the TPC Harding Park. The other two players in the group include Justin Rose, the runner-up at Masters and winner at the Zurich...
  • Rory McIlroy grouped with three Americans at Match Play event 5 days ago

    Top seed Rory McIlroy has been grouped with three highly-rated Americans for this week's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco. A draw on Monday put Northern Ireland's world number one up against reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, seven-times PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker and major champion Jason Dufner in round-robin...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes tied 31st in Shanghai, China's Wu Ashun wins title 6 days ago

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur ended with a modest one-under 71 to finish tied 31st at Volvo China Open on Sunday even as Wu Ashun became the first Chinese to win a European Tour event on home soil when he held off a spirited challenge from England's David Howell. Kapur, who started the...
  • Wu Ashun wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title 1 week ago

    Shanghai: Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell by one stroke to capture the Volvo China Open on Sunday. The 29-year-old Wu, who plays primarily on the Japan Tour, was the steadiest player during the final round,...
  • Shiv Kapur drops to tied 47th in Volvo China Open 1 week ago

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur, hit by a triple bogey and three other bogeys, dropped to tied 47th after carding a three-over 75 and in round three of the Volvo China Open on Saturday. Kapur, who was seventh after the first day, is now one-over 217 after a round that had three birdies,...
  • Holder Alexander Levy in four-way tie for China Open lead 1 week ago

    Shanghai: Defending champion Alexander Levy failed to capitalise on a super start to his third round and was forced to settle for a four-way share of the lead at the European Tour's China Open on Saturday. The Frenchman began the day as joint leader with compatriot Julien Quesne but burst out...
  • Hudson Swafford, Boo Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard April 25, 2015

    Avondale: Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him. Tied for the Zurich Classic lead after a 6-under 66 on Friday in the suspended second round, the 2011 Georgia graduate was eager to meet some college friends from New Orleans and take advantage...
  • Tiger Woods commits to next month's Players Championship April 24, 2015

    Tiger Woods will make his next competitive start at next month's Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the former world number one said on Friday. For Woods, who returned to competitive golf earlier this month at the Masters after taking two months off to retool his game, it marks a...
  • Shiv Kapur lets slip steady run with two closing bogeys in Volvo China Open April 24, 2015

    Shanghai: Indian golfer Shiv Kapur was left ruing his back-to-back bogeys in the final holes on back nine as he fall behind to tied 15th at the midway stage of the Volvo China Open on Friday. Kapur, who was going steady at two-under through 16 holes and was inside Top-10, finished...
  • Julien Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open April 24, 2015

    Shanghai: Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman, a two-time winner on the European Tour, had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall score. "We...
  • Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead April 24, 2015

    Avondale: Boo Weekley solved his uncharacteristic ball-striking problems with new shafts. A day after changing the shafts in his irons, Weekley shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans for a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge. "You go to tinkering around with clubs...
  • Three golfers tied for lead after first round at Volvo China Open April 23, 2015

    Shanghai: Most golfers at the Volvo China Open had trouble keeping their approach shots from flying off the firm greens at Tomson Golf Course on Thursday. For a trio of European Tour veterans playing some of their best golf at the moment, the difficult conditions didn't pose too much of a...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes disappointing 52nd, Kiradech wins in Shenzhen April 19, 2015

    Shenzhen: Shiv Kapur tumbled down the leaderboard with a final round of four-over 76 that had two bogeys and one double bogey and no birdies to finish tied 52nd at the Shenzhen International golf tournament, on Sunday. Kapur, who had a great start this week with a 67, finished at one-over...
  • Anirban Lahiri shoots 66 in 3rd round in PGA Tour event April 18, 2015

    South Carolina: Anirban Lahiri played his best round ever in the United States with a flawless five-under 66 that included three birdies and superb eagle in the third round of in Heritage on PGA Tour Golf Championship, here today. Lahiri, starting the day at even par for 36 holes, moved to...
  • Shiv Kapur 28th as Kiradech takes lead in Shenzhen April 18, 2015

    Shenzhen: Shiv Kapur frittered away a fine front nine with two bogeys including one on the closing 18th hole to card two-under 70 on the third day of the Shenzhen International on Saturday. The Indian golfer, who was seventh at the end of the opening day, slipped to 29th after the...
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri makes cut at Heritage April 18, 2015

    Hilton Head Island: Anirban Lahiri made his second successive cut on the PGA Tour after turning in a second round 69 at the RBC Heritage on Saturday. At even par 142, Lahiri was tied 67th as the cut fell at even par and he made it on the line. He moved...
  • Anirban Lahiri let down by triple bogey, tied 78th after Round 1 April 17, 2015

    South Carolina: Anirban Lahiri put all that he had learnt at the Masters to good use by getting to the 18th tee in one-under for the round, before running into a back-breaking triple bogey in the first round of the RBC Heritage tournament on Friday. Lahiri carded two-over 73 and was...
  • Shiv Kapur makes cut, placed tied 29th after end of day 2 April 17, 2015

    Shenzhen: Shiv Kapur slipped from a top-10 position to remain tied 29th over the last four holes at the Shenzhen International golf tournament on Friday. Having made the cut, Kapur will have the chance to make amends over the weekend. Kapur shot 69 in the first round and carded 74 in...
  • Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal to play at Mauritius Open April 16, 2015

    Mauritius: Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal will lead the charge at the inaugural Mauritius Open which tees off at the Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius on May 7. to 10. Big-hitting Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat will also take part in the four-day tournament along with four other former Asian...
  • India golfer Arjun Atwal to participate in Indonesian Masters April 15, 2015

    Jakarta: India's Arjun Atwal will be among Asia's best golfers who will lend their star power to the $750,000 Indonesian Masters when it tees off next week. No less than 25 Asian Tour champions, who include heavyweights such as Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant, the Philippines' Angelo Que and Atwal, will grace the...
  • Young guns have taken over, says Jason Day April 15, 2015

    Jordan Spieth's U.S. Masters victory struck another huge blow for golf's 'Generation Next', leaving an inspired Jason Day convinced of a changing of the guard. The 21-year-old Spieth's brilliant wire-to-wire win at Augusta shot him up to world number two behind top-ranked 25-year-old Rory McIlroy. Between them, the pair have won the...
  • Anirban Lahiri concludes Augusta Masters campaign at tied 49th April 13, 2015

    Augusta: Anirban Lahiri drew the curtains on his 2015 Augusta Masters campaign with a string of 18 pars to total four-over 292 to finish tied 49th at the world's most famous golf tournament. The 27-year-old India pro had rounds of 71, 75, 74 and 72 in his maiden appearance at the...
  • Jordan Spieth claims wire-to-wire victory at Masters April 13, 2015

    Young gun Jordan Spieth, evoking memories of Tiger Woods at Augusta National 18 years ago, added his name to golf's record books with a stunning wire-to-wire victory by four shots at the Masters on Sunday. Ice-cool whenever he faced adversity, the 21-year-old American who is known for his brilliant putting closed...