World Challenge

  • Competitive Johnson outduels Tiger Woods at Sherwood 09-12-2013 10:41 AM

    California: Zach Johnson prides himself on his competitive spirit and he came up with the goods in triumphant style after going head-to-head 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...
  • Tiger Woods two ahead after testing day at Sherwood 08-12-2013 10:18 AM

    California: Tiger Woods stayed on track for his sixth victory of the year as he maintained a two-shot lead after a brutally difficult day for scoring at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Saturday. The American world number one ground out a level-par 72 in blustery winds with several tough...
  • Tiger Woods takes control with a 62 at Sherwood 07-12-2013 08:50 AM

    California: Tiger Woods regained his putting touch at Sherwood Country Club as he fired a sizzling 10-under-par 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 18-man event which he...
  • Poor putting costs Woods two shots at Sherwood 06-12-2013 09:21 AM

    Two short missed putts bookended a grinding round for Tiger Woods as the tournament host opened with a one-under-par 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...
  • Tiger motivated by Snead, Nicklaus and kids 05-12-2013 12:29 PM

    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...
  • Recuperating Snedeker withdraws from Tiger's event 19-11-2013 09:04 AM

    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 32-year-old did not want to push...
  • Carter clocks best in 100m at Madrid meet 14-07-2013 02:25 PM

    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...
  • Usain Bolt to skip Ostrava meet 24-06-2013 01:55 PM

    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...
  • Woods climbs to 21st in world rankings 06-12-2011 09:44 AM

    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 35-year-old American, who has won 14 majors, landed his first tournament victory since the 2009 Australian Masters when he edged out fellow countryman Zach...
  • Tiger Woods ends 2-year victory drought 05-12-2011 08:42 AM

    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 6-feet birdie putt on Sunday to win the Chevron World Challenge and felt as though nothing had changed....
  • Johnson takes 1-shot lead over Woods 04-12-2011 11:45 PM

    California: Tiger Woods lost his three-stroke 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...
  • Woods builds big lead at Chevron on Day 2 03-12-2011 12:39 PM

    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 half-dozen extraordinary shots on Friday in the Chevron World Challenge on his way to a 5-under 67, giving him a three-shot lead...
  • Bolt clocks season best in 100m at Zagreb 14-09-2011 11:32 AM

    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 season-best 9.85 seconds at the Zagreb World Challenge on Tuesday. Bolt, who false-started in South Korea last month to end his hopes of retaining his...
  • Woods tops the leaderboard in California 04-12-2010 05:17 PM

    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...