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European Tour players  excited by Woods’ return
Nov 02

European Tour players excited by Woods’ return

London : Tiger Woods announced the date for his competitive comeback this week, with a number of European Tour players excited by the 14-time major champion’s return. Woods confirmed that he will play as tournament host at the Hero World Challenge on the PGA Tour on November 30, his first professional...

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Tiger Woods gets doctor’s clearance
Oct 18

Tiger Woods gets doctor’s clearance

London : Tiger Woods has been given the green light by his doctor to step up his rehabilitation from back surgery with no restrictions, according to his agent. The 14-time major champion has been out of action since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic at the start of February and in April underwent a...

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Mickelson back for Presidents Cup
Sep 07

Mickelson back for Presidents Cup

New York : Phil Mickelson will maintain his record of being the only player in history to take part in all 12 Presidents Cups after being chosen as a captain's pick by US skipper Steve Stricker on Wednesday. Mickelson, the 47-year-old five-time major winner, was selected alongside Charley Hoffman as...

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Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open Championship
Jun 19

Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open Championship

Erin : Brooks Koepka produced a back-nine birdie blitz to win the US Open here Sunday, becoming the seventh consecutive first-time winner of a major with a record-equalling four-shot victory at Erin Hills. The 27-year-old from Florida fired a five-under-par final round 67 to finish on 16 under for the tournament...

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Johnson ready for long game in US Open double bid
Jun 14

Johnson ready for long game in US Open double bid

Erin : Dustin Johnson will aim to exploit his big-hitting prowess on the longest course in major championship history when he tees off at the US Open Thursday, bidding to become the first back-to-back champion in 28 years. The world number one won his first major in last year's US Open at Oakmont, after several...

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Johnson ready for long game in US Open double quest
Jun 10

Johnson ready for long game in US Open double quest

Los Angeles : World number one Dustin Johnson is preparing for a battle of the big-hitters as he defends his US Open title next week on what is set to be the longest course in major championship history. Johnson, who clinched his first major victory at Oakmont last year, has been installed as the favourite for the...

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Argentine great Roberto de Vicenzo dies at 94
Jun 02

Argentine great Roberto de Vicenzo dies at 94

Buenos Aires : Argentine golfing great Roberto de Vicenzo died in Buenos Aires on Thursday at the age of 94, his son Eduardo said. De Vicenzo started out as a caddie in 1932 but rose through the golfing ranks to win the 1967 British Open, beating the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. He won 230...

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Horschel outduels Day to win Byron Nelson in playoff
May 22

Horschel outduels Day to win Byron Nelson in playoff

Dallas : American Billy Horschel parred the first playoff hole to beat world number four Jason Day on Sunday to win the PGA Byron Nelson tournament, registering his first victory since 2014. Horschel came into the tournament having missed four consecutive cuts but turned his fortunes around with some...

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Nerveless Rattanon edges closer to Thailand Open win
May 20

Nerveless Rattanon edges closer to Thailand Open win

Bangkok : Twenty-one-year-old Rattanon Wannasrichan hit a flawless 65 on Saturday to take a slim overnight lead into the final day at Thailand Open as he bids for a breakthrough Asian Tour title. The up-and-coming Thai star has delighted home fans sharing the clubhouse lead at the end...

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Hend, Thongchai star as Thailand Open returns to Asian Tour
May 03

Hend, Thongchai star as Thailand Open returns to Asian Tour

Bangkok : The Thailand Open has rejoined the Asian Tour after an eight-year hiatus, organisers announced Wednesday, confirming that Australia's Scott Hend and local favourite Thongchai Jaidee will headline the event later this month. The deal will be seen as a new blow to the struggling rival OneAsia...

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Ariya grabs lead on home turf at LPGA Thailand
Feb 23

Ariya grabs lead on home turf at LPGA Thailand

Bangkok : World number two Ariya Jutanugarn cruised to a shared lead in the first round of the Honda LPGA on Thursday, eying a redemptive victory on her home turf.  The smooth bogey-free 66 came fresh off the 21-year-old's spectacular 2016 season, which saw her win five LPGA tournaments and a Player of...

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Japan golf club 'baffled' over sexism row
Feb 08

Japan golf club 'baffled' over sexism row

Tokyo : The chairman of the Japanese golf club set to host the sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said they are bewildered by requests lift its ban on women becoming full members. Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, north of Tokyo, postponed a decision to review its membership policy following a board meeting on...

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Veteran Thai Prayad wins Singapore Open
Jan 22

Veteran Thai Prayad wins Singapore Open

Singapore : Veteran Thai golfer Prayad Marksaeng won the Singapore Open by a single stroke on Sunday after shooting a final round of four-under-par 67 to finish at nine-under 275. The 51-year-old Prayad finished a shot clear of four players who tied for second at eight-under, Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand, Juvic...

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Resurgent Willett makes charge at Hong Kong Open
Dec 09

Resurgent Willett makes charge at Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong : Masters champion Danny Willett rediscovered his magic touch as he shot four-under-par 66 to lie hot on the trail of Rafa Cabrera Bello at the Hong Kong Open on Friday. As injury-hampered defending champion Justin Rose and Ian Poulter -- left fuming after a late quadruple bogey -- flirted...

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Hong Kong Open in mourning for tragic caddie
Dec 09

Hong Kong Open in mourning for tragic caddie

Hong Kong : Hong Kong Open golfers were in mourning Thursday as they wore black ribbons in tribute to a caddie who collapsed this week during a Dubai tournament. Players were also remembering Spanish great Seve Ballesteros' formercaddie who passed away last...

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Dubai Masters suspended after death of caddie
Dec 07

Dubai Masters suspended after death of caddie

Dubai : The first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters, the season-ending championship of the Ladies European Tour, was suspended Wednesday after the death of a caddie. Austrian Maximillian Zechmann, a former caddie on the European Tour, collapsed on the 13th fairway and received on-site treatment from the medical team...

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Feng bids to continue fine Dubai form
Dec 07

Feng bids to continue fine Dubai form

Dubai : China’s world number four Shanshan Feng will look to extend her domination in the Omega DubaiLadies Masters, the season-ending championship of the Ladies European Tour, when she seeks a fourth title in last five years. Feng is the highest ranked player in the field, which...

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India's Chawrasia wins first Asian Tour title abroad
Nov 14

India's Chawrasia wins first Asian Tour title abroad

Manila : S.S.P Chawrasia won his first Asian Tour title outside of India on Sunday in a thrilling finale to the Manila Masters golf tournament, hitting a birdie to win a three-way playoff. The 38-year-old hit a six under in the final round to...

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Wang leads by three shots after birdie blitz
Nov 13

Wang leads by three shots after birdie blitz

Sun City : South Korean Wang Jeunghun carded a birdie-laced third-round 64 Saturday to take a three-shot lead in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at a windy Gary Player Country Club in Sun City. The 21-year-old trailed leader Alex Noren of Sweden by five strokes Friday at the halfway...

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Masters Champion Willett laments downturn
Nov 08

Masters Champion Willett laments downturn

Belek : Masters Champion Danny Willett has dropped outside the top-10 on the World Rankings and admits an end-of-season downturn in his game could not have come at a worst time.  The 29-year old Willett has enjoyed just two top-10s since being fitted last...

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Stenson eyes Race to Dubai glory to cap great year
Oct 26

Stenson eyes Race to Dubai glory to cap great year

Shanghai : British Open champion Henrik Stenson said Tuesday he was fit, refreshed and would turn a good year into a great one if he could cap it by winning the Race toDubai. Sweden's Stenson has been bothered by what he terms "a small re-tear"...

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Minjee Lee keeps rivals at bay for China win
Oct 23

Minjee Lee keeps rivals at bay for China win

Beijing : Australia's Minjee Lee beat back stiff competition from her rivals to land her third LPGA victory at the Blue Bay tournament on China's Hainan Island Sunday. Lee carded a two-under par 70 to win by one stroke at 13-under par, one ahead of Jessica Korda and two ahead of Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn on the...

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South Korea's Jang wins title at Taiwan LPGA
Oct 10

South Korea's Jang wins title at Taiwan LPGA

Taipei : South Korea's Jang Ha-Na carded a one-under 71 Sunday for a 17-under par total of 271 to secure a one-shot victory at the LPGA Taiwan Championship. Jang battled strong wind and rain to end the final round with three birdies and two bogeys at the tournament at...

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Tiger would welcome chance as Ryder Cup captain
Oct 03

Tiger would welcome chance as Ryder Cup captain

Chaska : Tiger Woods, the 14-time major winner sidelined 14 months by a back injury, said Sunday he would enjoy guiding a future US Ryder Cup team after a triumphant assistant turn. Woods played his supporting role behind US captain Davis Love as the Americans downed Europe 17-11 at Hazeltine, a journey that began...

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India's Bhullar wins Korea Open
Oct 02

India's Bhullar wins Korea Open

Seoul : India's Gaganjeet Bhullar stormed back from a five-stroke deficit to win the Korea Open on Sunday, ending an Asian Tour drought after sustaining a serious wrist injury two years ago.  The 28-year-old fired an impressive 67 for a four-day total of 269 at the Bears Best Cheongna Golf Club, winning the 216...

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Defending champion Karlberg leads Italian Open
Sep 16

Defending champion Karlberg leads Italian Open

Milan : Sweden's Rikard Karlberg fended off fatigue to begin his defence of the rain-affected Italian Openby carving out a one-shot lead over local hope Francesco Molinari on Thursday in Milan. Almost five hours of play were lost on the opening day of the EPGA event after heavy rain and lightning...

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Siddikur creates Olympic history for Bangladesh
Jul 12

Siddikur creates Olympic history for Bangladesh

Dhaka : Golfer Siddikur Rahman has become the first ever Bangladeshi to directly qualify for the Olympics Games after cementing his status as one of the top 60 players for next month's tournament in Rio de Janeiro. The 31-year-old's place was confirmed when he finished in 56th place in the rankings list...

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McIlroy in pole heading into final round of Irish Open
May 22

McIlroy in pole heading into final round of Irish Open

Dublin: Rory McIlroy will take a three-shot lead into the final round as he seeks to not only end a six-month winless drought but also capture a first Irish Open title. The current World No. 3 returned to the course at 7.30am local time Sunday to complete the last three holes in his third round after two lengthy...

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Nomura beats Ko to win Australian Open
Feb 21

Nomura beats Ko to win Australian Open

Japan's Haru Nomura fired a closing seven-under par 65 to deny defending champion and world number one Lydia Ko and win the LPGA-sanctioned Australian Open at The Grange in Adelaide on Sunday. Nomura, 23, holed eight birdies in the final round having started the day in a three-way share of the lead at...

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Kim’s course record to lead Australian Open
Feb 18

Kim’s course record to lead Australian Open

South Korea's SooBin Kim fired a course record nine-under par 63 to lead the LPGA-sanctioned Australian Women's Open at The Grange in Adelaide on Thursday. The Canada-based Kim carved three shots off the previous best round by a woman on the West Course to lead the tournament by three shots. While Kim was blazing...

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Taylor ends drought at Pebble Beach as Mickelson's skid continues
Feb 15

Taylor ends drought at Pebble Beach as Mickelson's skid continues

Journeyman Vaughn Taylor surged to victory in the PGA Tour's Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Sunday, firing a seven-under 65 for a one-shot victory over five-time major winner Phil Mickelson. For Taylor, it was the end of a victory drought stretching to 2005, while Mickelson remained in search of his first US PGA Tour title...

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Kyu Kwak claims victory
Feb 10

Kyu Kwak claims victory

Sun Kyu Kwak (42 points) was the overall winner as Awali Golf Club (AGC) saw the biggest field of the 2015/16 season with more than 90 including a number of guests from Al Ghazal Club, Abu Dhabi competing for the Schlumberger Trophy and an inter-club machplay for the annual Hindmarsh Trophy the following day. Two...

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Matsuyama, Willett on the move in rankings
Feb 08

Matsuyama, Willett on the move in rankings

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and England's Danny Willett both entered the world top 15 with tournament wins on Sunday. Matsuyama moved up six places to 12th by defeating Rickie Fowler in a playoff to take the Phoenix Open, while Willett jumped seven places to 13th by sinking a 15-footer at the last to win the Dubai...

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Amazing Grace wins again in Qatar
Jan 30

Amazing Grace wins again in Qatar

South African Branden Grace retained his Qatar Masters title in Doha on Saturday winning by two shots and making tournament history in the process. The world number 11 shot a last round 69 in the European Tour tournament to go with previous rounds of 70, 67 and 68 to finish on 14 under. In doing so he became the...

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Engineers win Bapco interdepartmental Golf
Jan 29

Engineers win Bapco interdepartmental Golf

The Engineering Department team of Peter Hughes, Mark Farrell, Les Young, and Yoy Young (125 points) won the 60th edition of the Bapco Inter-Departmental played at Awali Golf Club (AGC). This event was first played in the 1956/1957 season and is an 18 hole Stableford team event and was originally for Bapco employees...

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Indian village boy, 11, seeks glory on world golf stage
Jan 20

Indian village boy, 11, seeks glory on world golf stage

In 11-year-old Shubham Jaglan's poor Indian village surrounded by sugar cane fields, few had ever heard of golf until recently let alone know someone playing the sport internationally. But Jaglan has stunned his family and village since picking up a club at the age of just five, winning back-to-back junior titles in...

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AMH Charity Golf to tee off today
Nov 12

AMH Charity Golf to tee off today

The 18th Annual American Mission Hospital (AMH) Charity Golf Tournament is all set to tee-off today under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at His Majesty’s Private Golf Course in Safriya.  This three-day high- profile charity tournament is organised by the...

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Essa, Ahmed triumph in Greensomes Golf
Nov 05

Essa, Ahmed triumph in Greensomes Golf

Essa Al Qutami and Ahmed Mohammed (45 points) triumphed in the 21st edition of the NHSC Greensomes competition hosted at Awali Golf in warm and humid conditions on the desert course.  This competition format had both players in ‘drawn pairs’ teams teeing off from each hole and...

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Golf: Piercy breezes to three-shot Barbasol victory
Jul 20

Golf: Piercy breezes to three-shot Barbasol victory

Auburn (United States) Scott Piercy showed why he is the highest-ranked player in the field Sunday, firing a six-under 65 to capture the Barbasol Championship for his third career  win on the USPGA Tour. The 36-year-old American finished the week at 19-under 265 to breeze to a three-stroke victory over...

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Larazzabal and Watson wins
Jun 30

Larazzabal and Watson wins

Munich Pablo Larrazabal clinched the BMW International Open in Munich by one stroke from Henrik Stenson after a sparkling final-round 66. Larrazabal carded six birdies, five of them on the front nine, to edge away from Swede Stenson as his three on the par-four 16th proved decisive in a tense finish. Stenson had...

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Mickelson tied to laundering of $3M in sports bets
Jun 29

Mickelson tied to laundering of $3M in sports bets

Golf superstar Phil Mickelson is facing a PR nightmare after allegedly sending approximately $2.75 million to a jail-bound former handicapper who laundered money in an illegal sports gambling operation. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, the whopping sum from Mickelson — who...

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Woods in US Open horror show
Jun 18

Woods in US Open horror show

Tacoma-- Tiger Woods endured the worst US Open round of his career Thursday with a shocking 10-over 80 at Chambers Bay. It marked Woods' third round in the 80s this season and he equalled the worst major championship round of his career, bringing back memories of his 10-over 81 at the storm-hit 2002 British Open in...

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Wood and Gomez victorious
Jun 16

Wood and Gomez victorious

Vienna Chris Wood played one of the best rounds of his injury-hit career to power to the second European Tour title of his career at the Lyoness Open in Austria.  The Bristol pro, who was sidelined for five months after breaking a bone in his wrist last October, took advantage of a final-day collapse from...

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Gomez wins St. Jude Classic
Jun 15

Gomez wins St. Jude Classic

Memphis Fabian Gomez fired a four-under par 66 on Sunday to win his first US PGA Tour title, beating England's Greg Owen by four strokes at the St. Jude Classic. Gomez, who shared the overnight lead with Owen, finished with a 72-hole total of 13-under 267, while Owen -- who led by two through seven holes -- finished...

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Lingmerth wins Memorial
Jun 08

Lingmerth wins Memorial

US PGA Tour title  Dublin-- Sweden's David Lingmerth downed Justin Rose with a par at the third playoff hole on Sunday to win his first at the Memorial. Hours after 14-time major champion Tiger Woods wrapped up the worst-scoring tournament of his career with a lonely final round, Lingmerth and Rose took the...

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Pettersen, Uribe top crowded leaderboard at Manulife
Jun 05

Pettersen, Uribe top crowded leaderboard at Manulife

Kitchener  Norways' Suzann Pettersen fired a bogey-free seven-under 65 to seize a share of the lead with Mariajo Uribe atop a crowded leaderboard after the second round of the LPGA Tour's Manulife Classic.  Pettersen missed just three fairways and hit every green to sit tied with Uribe, who shot a...

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Reid admits himself a golfing “robot”
Jun 02

Reid admits himself a golfing “robot”

London British golfer Melissa Reid admits she was a golfing "robot" who rebelled in the wake of her mother's untimely death two years ago. Now she is celebrating her most important victory having returned to the winner's circle at the Turkish Airlines Open on the Ladies European Tour (LET). Reid's tale of...

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An Victorious at Wentworth

Posted On: May-26

By Gavin Campbell, Director of Instruction, Royal Golf Club   Byeong Hun An ended a record-breaking BMW PGA Championship as only the third rookie to win the European Tour's flagship event after a stunning performance on the final day.  The South Korean displayed composure beyond his 23 years on the biggest stage as he left a high-quality chasing pack in his wake with a flawless seven-under 65, earning...

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European PGA title McIlroy looks  to bounce back
May 21

European PGA title McIlroy looks to bounce back

Wentworth Rory McIlroy was kicking himself after carding a first round one-under par 71 as he started the defence of his European PGA Championship title at Wentworth yesterday. The world number one was four shots off the early pace set by Sweden's Robert Karlsson, who had a 67, and three away from England’s...

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Butt, AL Moayyed win  Monday Madness golf
May 19

Butt, AL Moayyed win Monday Madness golf

Manama  Royal Golf Club Member Iftikhar Butt enjoyed his second consecutive win in the six-week long Coca-Cola Monday Madness Night Golf Series,this time with a different playing partner. Butt and Tawfeeq Al Moayyed (30 nett) to win the “3 x 3 Rumble” competition, narrowly knocking the duo of...

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