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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
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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

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
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
Hadley on Palmetto collapse: 'freakin' awful'

Hadley on Palmetto collapse: ‘freakin’ awful’

Chesson Hadley was on the cusp of his first PGA Tour win in seven years on Sunday until a disastrous finish at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree where he bogeyed the final three holes to finish one shot back. Hadley, who missed the cut in 10 of his last 12 events, started the final round with a four-shot lead but fell apart in spectacular fashion as he carded a four-over-par 75 at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina. That left Hadley, who

James Milner and Adam Lallana turn to golf management

Premier League stars James Milner and Adam Lallana will be following golf's US Open and European Tour results just as closely as football's European Championship over the next month. The former Liverpool team-mates have plenty of fascination for the Euros, but both footballers share significant interest in professional golf through their directorships of a company shaping the future of one Britain's brightest golfing talents. The firm, Cheshire-based White Rose Sports Management Limited, has signed highly promising youngster Ben Schmidt following the completion of
Mickelson becomes oldest major winner at 50 with epic PGA Championship win

Mickelson becomes oldest major winner at 50 with epic…

KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina: Phil Mickelson became the oldest major winner in golf history on Sunday (May 23), the 50-year-old left-hander capturing the PGA Championship by two strokes for his sixth and most iconic major title. The age-defying American took the US$2.1 million top prize with an epic victory for the ages, producing a dazzling shot-making display at windy Kiawah Island while younger rivals faded. "It has been an incredible day," Mickelson said. "Certainly one of the moments I'll cherish my entire life."
Rangefinders make major debut at PGA Championship

Rangefinders make major debut at PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, United States: Rangefinders will make their major debut at next week's PGA Championship, aimed at speeding the pace of play even as several top golfers worry it will do nothing or cause slowdowns instead. The golf tech distance-measuring devices, using lasers or GPS systems, were approved last February for majors sanctioned by the PGA of America but remain banned for US PGA Tour rounds. "We're always interested in methods that may help improve the flow of play during our championships," PGA

Dustin Johnson pulls out of AT&T Byron Nelson a…

World number one Dustin Johnson has pulled out of this week's AT&T Byron Nelson tournament with a knee injury - a week before the US PGA Championship. American Johnson, 36, who had knee surgery in 2019, said "discomfort I occasionally experience has returned". The two-time Major winner last played at the Valspar Championship two weeks ago, where he finished tied for 48th. The US PGA, the second men's major of the year, begins on the Ocean course at Kiawah Island on 20 May. "After
McIlroy wins at Wells Fargo to end 18-month drought

McIlroy wins at Wells Fargo to end 18-month drought

Rory McIlroy shot 3-under-par 68 to win his first PGA tournament in more than 18 months on Sunday, finishing at 10-under 274 in capturing the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. McIlroy finished one shot ahead of Abraham Ancer, who shot a 5-under 66. McIlroy overtook 54-hold leader Keith Mitchell, who shot 72 and finished tied for third with Viktor Hovland (67) at 8-under par. Gary Woodland, the 2019 U.S. Open champion, rounded out the top-five at 7
Tiger posts photo of himself on crutches, says rehab is ‘coming along’

Tiger posts photo of himself on crutches, says rehab…

Tiger Woods posted a photo of himself on crutches on Friday and said his rehab is “coming along” two months after the golf great suffered severe leg injuries when his car careened off a road near Los Angeles and crashed. The photo on the Instagram account of the 45-year-old American showed him smiling on a golf course with a black and white dog. "My course is coming along faster than I am," he said, adding a smiling face emoji. "But it's nice to
Stewart Cink climbs 13 spots in Ryder Cup rankings

Stewart Cink climbs 13 spots in Ryder Cup rankings

Stewart Cink's multiple-victory season has the 47-year-old in the conversation for the 2021 United States Ryder Cup team. Cink vaulted 13 spots to No. 24 in the U.S. team standings following his four-shot victory at the RBC Heritage. The top six players following the Tour Championship will earn automatic spots, with captain Steve Stricker then selecting the final six team members. Cink and Bryson DeChambeau are the only two-time winners on the PGA Tour this season. Following a string of three consecutive missed
Johnson no longer defending champion after missing Masters cut

Johnson no longer defending champion after missing Masters cut

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dustin Johnson’s quest to join an exclusive group of back-to-back Masters champions ended lamely when he bogeyed the final two holes and missed the halfway cut on Friday. He had some notable company in exiting early, with Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka sent packing from Augusta National, but it was Johnson’s poor performance that most disappointed the local fans. He grew up nearby across the state border in South Carolina, barely an hour’s drive along the Interstate 20 freeway, and

Golf begins in Bengaluru post COVID-19 hiatus

After a long hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, organised sports action resumed with golfers teeing off at Prestige Golfshire here on Thursday. Around 45 golfers savoured the picturesque Nandi Hills backdrop while hitting their drives and putts, marking among the first scenes of sports in the country since the lockdown came into effect. Adequate precautionary measures were followed to ensure safety. Golfers — comprising mostly of club members — wore masks and maintained social distancing. Every golfer was given a cart for

Tiger Woods was found alive with serious injuries with…

Tiger Woods was alive and conscious when first responders rushed to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday morning, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. Villanueva said that Woods was driving at a "relatively greater speed than normal" when he crashed in a hilly area and that Woods was driving northbound when he hit a center divider and flew several hundred feet. He added that there was no evidence of impairment when emergency personnel arrived. "[The vehicle] crossed the center divider, to the point that it