WORLD CHALLENGE

  • Golf: Jordan Spieth wins World Chellenge title, Tiger Woods joint 17th December 8, 2014

    Jordan Spieth became the youngest champion of the Hero World Challenge with a six-under 66 on the final round that took him to a tournament record 26-under 262 and gave him a victory by 10 shots at Isleworth Golf and Country Club Sunday. The win took Spieth once again into top-10...
  • Tiger Woods's triple bogey leaves him tied for last December 8, 2014

    Tiger Woods stumbled with another case of yips on his chip shots, taking a triple bogey that consigned him to a last-place tie in the World Challenge on Sunday. Woods, plagued by chipping disasters in this comeback tournament from a four-month absence, chunked two chip shots and then sent another racing...
  • Ailing Tiger Woods soldiers on at Hero World Challenge December 7, 2014

    Tournament host Tiger Woods battled nausea and fever but soldiered through the third round of the Hero World Challenge to shoot a three-under-par 69 at Isleworth on Saturday. Woods, in last place in the 18-player field, coughed repeatedly into a towel and vomited along the third fairway, but carried on in...
  • Tiger Woods fights fever and form to shoot two-under 70 at World Challenge December 6, 2014

    Tiger Woods shook off the effects of a fever and caught fire on the back nine before a last-hole stumble as he shot a two-under 70 in Friday's rain-interrupted second round of the World Challenge. "I wasn't feeling my best, that's for sure," said Woods, who ran a temperature of 102...
  • Tiger Woods at a loss to explain first-round flop at Isleworth December 5, 2014

    Tiger Woods was at a loss to explain his latest struggles after an error-strewn return to competitive golf on Thursday at the Isleworth course he knows like the back of his hand. The former world number one sputtered to a five-over 77 in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge...
  • Golf: Tiger Woods to test his back and new swing at Hero World Challenge December 4, 2014

    Orlando: A brand new swing and a fit-again back would both be put through a stringent test when celebrated golfer Tiger Woods makes a comeback at the Hero World Challenge against a highly competitive field, which includes six Major winners. The 38-year-old has not played since August 8, after missing the...
  • Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf at Hero World Challenge November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Hero World Challenge - the premier PGA TOUR event hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation - will tee-off at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida from December 4 to 7 this year. The world's top 18 golfers, including 14-time major champion Woods, will participate in...
  • Competitive Johnson outduels Tiger Woods at Sherwood December 9, 2013

    California: Zach Johnson prides himself on his competitive spirit and he came up with the goods in triumphant style after going headtohead with Tiger Woods at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Sunday. Two shots behind the pacesetting Woods at the start of the day, Johnson fell four behind with just...
  • Tiger Woods two ahead after testing day at Sherwood December 8, 2013

    California: Tiger Woods stayed on track for his sixth victory of the year as he maintained a twoshot lead after a brutally difficult day for scoring at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Saturday. The American world number one ground out a levelpar 72 in blustery winds with several tough pin...
  • Tiger Woods takes control with a 62 at Sherwood December 7, 2013

    California: Tiger Woods regained his putting touch at Sherwood Country Club as he fired a sizzling 10underpar 62 to surge two strokes clear in Friday's second at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge. A day after struggling with the slick pace of the greens at the elite 18man event which he hosts,...
  • Poor putting costs Woods two shots at Sherwood December 6, 2013

    Two short missed putts bookended a grinding round for Tiger Woods as the tournament host opened with a oneunderpar 71 at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Thursday. In pursuit of his sixth victory this year, the American world number one drove the ball well but was not as sharp with...
  • Tiger motivated by Snead, Nicklaus and kids December 5, 2013

    As Tiger Woods eyes the twilight of a remarkable career, he has his sights on records posted by Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead and a growing pleasure that his children are starting to understand what he does on the course. World number one Woods, comfortably the greatest player of his generation,...
  • Recuperating Snedeker withdraws from Tiger's event November 19, 2013

    American world number nine Brandt Snedeker has pulled out of next month's Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California as he continues to recover from a leg injury. Though Snedeker is "ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation programme," the 32yearold did not want to push his...
  • Carter clocks best in 100m at Madrid meet July 14, 2013

    Madrid: Nesta Carter of Jamaica clocked a season's best 9.87 seconds to win the men's 100 metres at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting here. Carter was a comfortable winner ahead of Americans Rakieem Salaam taking second (10.07 seconds) and Calesio Newman third in 10.10 seconds on Saturday. Antoine Adams of St...
  • Usain Bolt to skip Ostrava meet June 24, 2013

    Ostrava: World record holder and Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt and his Racers Track Club will not compete in the 52nd Ostrava Golden Spike, an IAAF World Challenge, here on Thursday. Bolt and his teammates were scheduled to compete in the 4x100m relay at the Vitkovice City Stadium but the entire...
  • Hamstring injury rules Powell out of Melbourne meet April 2, 2013

    Sydney: Former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell has been forced to withdraw from his first meeting since last year's Olympic final because of a hamstring injury, Athletics Australia said on Tuesday. The 30yearold Jamaican, who has run the 100m in less than 10 seconds more times than any other...
  • Flawless McDowell stays in control at Sherwood December 2, 2012

    California: Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, who relishes playing golf in California, edged closer to his first win in two years by ending the third round of the World Challenge with a twoshot lead. The Northern Irishman, who despite several close calls has endured a barren title run worldwide...
  • Woods shoots 2under 70 in World Challenge Rd 1 November 30, 2012

    Thousand Oaks, California: With his game markedly better than this time a year ago, tournament host Tiger Woods was happy enough after grinding out a twounderpar 70 in Thursday's opening round of the World Challenge. Though Woods did not strike the ball as well as he did in Wednesday's proam competition,...
  • Elated Woods back at venue that sparked his 2012 season November 28, 2012

    Thousand Oaks, California: Twelve months after ending a twoyear victory drought at the tournament he hosts, Tiger Woods is excited about his prospects for 2013 as he prepares to defend his World Challenge title this week. His oneshot triumph over fellow American Zach Johnson at last year's World Challenge set...
  • Woods to defend World Challenge against strong field October 18, 2012

    Tournament host Tiger Woods will be joined by two reigning major champions in what he regards as one of the deepest fields ever seen at the World Challenge, to be played from November 29December 2 in Thousand Oaks, California. Masters champion Bubba Watson and U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson were...
  • Woods climbs to 21st in world rankings December 6, 2011

    California: Tiger Woods has soared to 21st from 52nd in the world rankings after his triumph in the Chevron World Challenge at Thousand Oaks, California. The 35yearold American, who has won 14 majors, landed his first tournament victory since the 2009 Australian Masters when he edged out fellow countryman Zach Johnson...
  • Tiger Woods ends 2year victory drought December 5, 2011

    California: After going more than two years and 26 tournaments without a win, and after so much turmoil in his personal life and with his golf game, Tiger Woods stood over a 6feet birdie putt on Sunday to win the Chevron World Challenge and felt as though nothing had changed. Finally,...
  • Johnson takes 1shot lead over Woods December 4, 2011

    California: Tiger Woods lost his threestroke margin with every shot that looked good until the wind decided otherwise. He lost his lead in the Chevron World Challenge because of something that was really out of his control. Zach Johnson was 163 yards away in the 18th fairway on Saturday, one shot...
  • Woods builds big lead at Chevron on Day 2 December 3, 2011

    Thousand Oaks, California: Tiger Woods knows he's playing better than he has in the last two years, and he has the leaderboard to prove it. Woods hit a halfdozen extraordinary shots on Friday in the Chevron World Challenge on his way to a 5under 67, giving him a threeshot lead...
  • Bolt clocks season best in 100m at Zagreb September 14, 2011

    Zagreb, Croatia: Usain Bolt made a cautious start in his first 100 meters since his disqualification at the world championships and still won in a seasonbest 9.85 seconds at the Zagreb World Challenge on Tuesday. Bolt, who falsestarted in South Korea last month to end his hopes of retaining his world...
  • Woods tops the leaderboard in California December 4, 2010

    California: The sure way for a player to make headlines is to say something about Tiger Woods that can be interpreted as anything but high praise; Rory McIlroy was no exception. In an interview with Irish newspapers in August one week after Woods had his worst performance of his pro...
  • Woods refuses to talk, withdraws from tournament December 1, 2009

    Miami: Tiger Woods pulled out of a golf tournament this week, the latest fallout from a minor car accident that has left a swirl of mystery and a hint of scandal around the world's top golfer and pushed him into full damage control. The Florida Highway Patrol said in a terse...