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LIV Golf’s World Ranking Rejection

LIV Golf's Ambitious Plans Hit a Snag: Denied World Ranking Recognition The Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) Organization has delivered a significant setback to LIV Golf by rejecting its bid to be recognized by the world of golf rankings. LIV Golf, backed by Saudi Arabia, had sought recognition by the sport's global rankings body, but the OWGR has declined, citing concerns about the tournament format and limited player access. LIV's CEO, Greg Norman, received an open letter from OWGR president Peter Dawson informing
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China’s Yin Ruoning collects maiden major title at Women’s…

China's Yin Ruoning produced a flawless final round with four birdies to win the Women's PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on Sunday and claim her first major title. Having started the day three strokes back from the lead, Yin pumped her fist as she drained a birdie putt on the par-five 18th, carding a four-under par 67, before waiting for her competitors to finish in Springfield, New Jersey. Japan's Yuka Saso (66) finished one stroke back in second after a bogey on
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Australian Open Organisers cut women’s Field in Mixed-Gender Event

The mixed-gender Australian Open will have a reduced women's field and revert to a single-cut format on its return to Sydney this year after the previous event in Melbourne in December drew criticism over its convoluted structure. The inaugural dual-gender tournament had an unusual second cut after 54 holes, leaving the top 30 players from each of the men's and women's fields to compete for separate trophies in the final round at Victoria Golf Club This year's event at The Australian and The
Bernhard Langer named Champions Tour Player of the Year

Bernhard Langer named Champions Tour Player of the Year

Bernhard Langer is the winner of the 2020-21 Jack Nicklaus Award as the Champions Tour's Player of the Year. The 64-year-old German posted 24 top-10 finishes, including two wins, en route to winning the Charles Schwab Cup for the sixth time and leading the tour in prize money ($3.25 million) for the eighth time. Langer received Player of the Year honor at Tuesday night's annual awards dinner in Hawaii. "I'm humbled and surprised because our Tour is incredibly competitive, and there are many
Qatar Golf Team Shine in Arab Golf Championship

Qatar Golf Team Shine in Arab Golf Championship

The Qatari golf team achieved good results at the Arab Golf Championship 2021, which was held in Egypt with the participation of about 45 athletes from 11 Arab countries. Qatar team star Saleh Ali Al Kaabi managed to secure the second place in the singles and Qatar golf team ranked fourth in the team competitions, in which Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Egypt won the first places respectively. Source: QNA
PGA Tour will allow players to compete at Saudi International - report

PGA Tour will allow players to compete at Saudi…

The PGA Tour has granted permission to its members to miss one of its own events and instead compete at February's Saudi International, Golfweek reported on Monday, citing a memo to players. Thirty players including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau were granted waivers to miss the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which is taking place over the same Feb. 3-6 weekend. Players that compete at the Saudi International had to commit to playing the event in the future as a
Tiger says return to competition is all about having fun

Tiger says return to competition is all about having…

Tiger Woods was all smiles ahead of this weekend's PNC Championship as he makes his highly anticipated return to competition after a February car crash shattered his leg. The 15-times major winner will play alongside 12-year-old son Charlie in Orlando, Florida, months after the car accident that nearly led to his leg being amputated. Woods told an on-course reporter that he was overwhelmed by the response he had received from the fans. "The people have been so receptive and so warm and so
Woods in final group at PNC Championship on highly anticipated return

Woods in final group at PNC Championship on highly…

Tiger Woods will go out in the final group when he makes his highly anticipated return to competition at this week's PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, according to a list of tee times published on Thursday. Woods, who sustained serious leg injuries in a February car crash, and his 12-year-old son Charlie will tee off at 12:18 p.m. ET (1718 GMT) on Saturday alongside good friend and world number six Justin Thomas, who is playing with his father Mike. Thomas, who has not
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Red-hot Ko says she is still hungry for more

Ko Jin-young has no intention of taking her foot off the gas after winning four of her last seven tournaments, she said on Tuesday. Her playoff triumph at the BMW Championship in her native South Korea last month delivered her an 11th career win on the LPGA Tour and she briefly recaptured the world number one spot before being supplanted by Nelly Korda. After taking time to celebrate with her family and friends, the 26-year-old got right back to work with her swing

Raducanu hungry for more after U.S. Open triumph

Emma Raducanu said she has had time to let her U.S. Open win sink in and is now ready to vie for more titles as the Briton prepares for a return to competition at Indian Wells, where she could face her "idol" Simona Halep in the second round. The 18-year-old will face Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich in Friday's opener, her first match since her improbable triumph at Flushing Meadows. World number 22 Raducanu, who became the first qualifier to claim a major title, said
Opening women's major gets new sponsor, prize fund up 60% to $5 mln

Opening women’s major gets new sponsor, prize fund up…

The opening women's major of 2022 will have its prize fund boosted by 60% to $5 million, the elite LPGA Tour said after announcing a new title sponsor for the tournament. The event, previously known as the ANA Inspiration, will be renamed 'The Chevron Championship' as part of a six-year deal with the LPGA. It will be held at its traditional location of Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California, from March 31 to April 3, in 2022 before moving to a different venue,

The wait for Ryder Cup week is over –…

Ryder Cup: US v Europe at Whistling Straits - the wait is over Grandstands soared into Parisian skies, so high from the back row the Eiffel Tower was visible 15 miles away. They created a most intimidating first tee environment the last time the Ryder Cup was played. This week a more compact structure surrounds the opening teeing ground, but it will be no less frightening for the 24 players on duty, when Europe defend golf's most famous pot of gold against the
DeChambeau 'wrecked' his hands from long drive contest training

DeChambeau ‘wrecked’ his hands from long drive contest training

REUTERS Sept 15 - Bryson DeChambeau said he has "wrecked" his hands by training for long-drive contests, as the American ramps up his preparation for next week's Ryder Cup. The world number seven will make his second appearance at the Ryder Cup, a biennial team competition between the United States and Europe, which will be held at Whistling Straits from Sept. 24-26. After the Ryder Cup, he will travel to Nevada for the Professional Long Drive World Championships from Sept. 27, becoming the

Women’s Open 2021: Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist wins major at…

Sweden's Anna Nordqvist won her third major title after holding her nerve to claim the 2021 Women's Open on a thrilling final day at Carnoustie. The 34-year-old was level with playing partner Nanna Koerstz Madsen on 12 under going down the last, keeping her composure to par and clinch victory as she watched the Dane double bogey. England's Georgia Hall finished in a tie for second place on 11 under. Scottish amateur Louise Duncan was tied 10th on seven under after a fine

LPGA Tour: Charley Hull, Ryann O’Toole and Ariya Jutanugarn…

England's Charley Hull is joint-leader of the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open going into the final round Charley Hull bolstered her hopes of ending a five-year winless run on the LPGA Tour after moving into a share of the lead heading into the final round of the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open. Hull, a two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour but without an LPGA Tour title since the 2016 CME Group Tour Championship, carded a third successive 69 at Dumbarnie Links to
Forrest wins maiden European Tour title at Scottish Championship

Forrest wins maiden European Tour title at Scottish Championship

LONDON: Scotland's Grant Forrest produced a stunning finish to seal his first European Tour title at the Scottish Championship on Sunday. Forrest held off a fierce challenge from England's James Morrison to become the first home winner in Scotland on the circuit since Paul Lawrie in 2012. The 28-year-old made birdies in the final two holes at Fairmont St Andrews to finish the tournament 24-under-par and secure the title by one shot following a final-round 66. "There are so many emotions," said Forrest.

Backyard Golf Game: Fun for All Ages!

Get ready to putt! Once you have a backyard golf game set up, your family and friends will enjoy hours of long-lasting fun. A backyard golf game is perfect for all ages, skill levels, and budgets. And with a little creativity, you can build one that will be uniquely yours. The best thing about golf is that it’s a game for people of all ages. It can be played as a competitive sport, or just for relaxation and fun. The summer season is
Morikawa hails British Open win as 'best day of my life'

Morikawa hails British Open win as ‘best day of…

SANDWICH, United Kingdom: Collin Morikawa said his British Open victory on debut was one of the "best moments of my life" after a nerveless display from the 24-year-old American at Royal St George's on Sunday (Jul 18) saw him win by two shots on 15 under par. Resuming one stroke behind overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen, Morikawa fired a bogey-free round of 66 to finish four under par for the day and hold off a late surge from 2017 British Open champion Jordan Spieth.
Spieth gives DeChambeau lesson in links golf

Spieth gives DeChambeau lesson in links golf

SANDWICH, England: Jordan Spieth gave his big-hitting fellow American Bryson DeChambeau a masterclass in the complexities of links golf as the former champion began his latest British Open campaign in fine style on Thursday (Jul 15). Spieth, who claimed the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale in 2017 but whose form has slumped, recovered from an early bogey to card a five-under 65 - producing a beautifully controlled round in a moderate breeze around the Royal St George's layout. Playing partner DeChambeau crunched a
British Open ready for 'emotional' return in front of 32,000 fans

British Open ready for ’emotional’ return in front of…

SANDWICH, United Kingdom: The British Open makes an eagerly-anticipated return on Thursday (Jul15) after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic with Englishman Richard Bland set to fire the first tee shot at Royal St George's in Sandwich, Kent. It is the 149th edition of golf's oldest major championship which was cancelled last year for the first time since 1945. Twelve months on and there will be up to 32,000 fans a day on the course, but there remains a cloud cast