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Langer to be aggressive in Champions Tour finale (The Associated Press)

Bernhard Langer hits his drive at the first hole during the Pro-Am at the Charles Schwab Cup Championships Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, on the Cochise Course at Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher)

Bernhard Langer can afford to take an aggressive approach in the Champions Tour’s Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The 57-year-old German star wrapped up the Charles Schwab Cup points title Sunday in San Antonio, taking a lot of the drama out of the season-ending event that begins Thursday at Desert Mountain. ”There’s still a lot to play for because we’re playing for a lot of money, but the Charles Schwab Cup is wrapped up and that’s great news for me.


Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 1:21 pm

Karlberg leads CIMB Classic by 2 strokes (The Associated Press)

Sweden's Rikard Karlberg watches his tee shot on the 3rd hole during the final round at the M2M Russian Open golf tournament at Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club outside in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Karlberg closed the gap on Michael Hoey as the final round of the M2M Russian Open began at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club, but the Northern Irishman still held on to a commanding advantage. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Rikard Karlberg of Sweden birdied his last two holes for a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the opening round of the CIMB Classic. Karlberg also had five birdies on the front nine in a bogey-free round at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. After a round interrupted by a two-hour delay for thunderstorms, a trio of players were two shots back – Americans Billy Hurley III and Brian Stuard plus Angelo Que of the Philippines. Karlberg, among the top 10 Asian Tour players who qualified for the jointly sanctioned PGA Tour event, said he benefited from a more relaxed approach after struggling with lingering viral infection that has affected his season.


Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 1:19 pm

Inbee Park, Shanshan Feng share Taiwan lead (The Associated Press)

Inbee Park of South Korea watches her shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship golf tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Top-ranked Inbee Park birdied five of the last seven holes Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship. The South Korean star, playing her first round since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday, was tied with China’s Shanshan Feng after her bogey-free round at Miramar. ”I think it’s my putting, because my long game is always good,” Feng saiid. ”So, 6 under is not enough good score to me.” Taiwan’s Ssu-Chia Cheng, Denmark’s Line Vedel and Japan’s Haru Nomura also shot 66.


Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 1:18 pm

France’s Levy leads BMW Masters in China (The Associated Press)

Tommy Fleetwood of England hits from a bunker on 14th hole during the first round of the BMW Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China Thursday Oct.30, 2014. (AP Photo)

France’s Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters on Thursday. He won the Volvo China Open in Shenzhen in April for his first European Tour title and took the rain-shortened Portugal Masters this month, becoming the first Frenchman to win two events in a single season on the European Tour. ”I just like playing in China and, for me, this golf course is pretty much the same as in Shenzhen where there is a lot of water and you play target golf.” Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts was a stroke back along with Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo and France’s Romain Wattel.


Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 1:18 pm

China specialist Levy leads in wet Shanghai (Reuters)

Alexander Levy of France plays a shot on the third hole during the first round of the BMW Masters 2014 golf tournament at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Frenchman Alexander Levy continued his love affair with China’s golf courses by kicking off the European Tour’s Final Series with a seven-under-par 65 to lead after the first round of the BMW Masters. Levy, who won the Tour’s China Open in April, fired seven birdies in a bogey-free round to lead by one at Lake Malaran from Argentine Emiliano Grillo, Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium and another Frenchman, Romain Wattel. …


Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 9:20 am

Love hits the road and gets some tips (The Associated Press)

Davis Love III watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

At age 50, Davis Love III doesn’t need much advice on how to approach golf tournaments. The tropical heat of Malaysia this week, and the expansion of the PGA Tour, will at least give him some new experiences and challenges. Two players familiar with the rigors of regularly crisscrossing the globe are Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood, who are also in the field for the CIMB Classic starting Thursday in Kuala Lumpur, and they had some advice for Love and other PGA Tour players who are getting accustomed to playing more regularly outside of the United States. As a player skipping between the PGA and European tours, Garcia said the key to handling the travel is enjoyment and rest.


Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 1:36 pm

Another multiple-course tournament on PGA Tour (The Associated Press)

Danny Lee, of South Korea, hits his third tee shot off the drop zone on the 16th hole during the first round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

The McGladrey Classic will be the fourth PGA Tour event next year to use multiple courses, and the first that is not in California. The plan is to use the Seaside and Plantation courses at Sea Island Golf Club. Not only will using both courses allow the rounds to finish with plenty of daylight, the field can be expanded to 156 players at a time when Web.com Tour graduates are trying to get spots. Davis Love III, the tournament host, also expects a stronger field because it will not be the week before or after the Asian swing.


Posted on 28 October 2014 @ 10:18 pm


Sky Sports - Great Britain

Park and Feng set hot pace

Inbee Park celebrated regaining the world No 1 ranking by earning a share of the first-round lead at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 11:36 am

Poulter focused on form

Ian Poulter does not want to let off-course issues distract him from his bid to rediscover his best form before the year is out.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 10:57 am

Karlberg ahead in Kuala Lumpur

Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg shot a bogey-free 65 to top the first round leaderboard by two shots ahead of a big-name field at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia on Thursday.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 9:53 am

In-form Levy leads again

France’s Alexander Levy made the ideal start to his bid for a third European Tour title of the season – and second in China – in the BMW Masters on Thursday.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 9:35 am

Westwood raring to go

Lee Westwood is feeling ‘pretty confident’ ahead of this week’s $7 million CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 12:36 pm

Rose targets big finish

Justin Rose admits he will have one eye on the world rankings in the weeks ahead as he looks to sign off another fine season in memorable style.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 10:09 am

Organisers regret Rory absence

The tournament director of this week’s BMW Masters says he is ‘disappointed’ that world No 1 Rory McIlroy will not be in the field at Lake Malaren in China.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 8:00 am

Golfblogger - Great Britain

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Indian Express - India

Despite scandal, Tiger Woods cracks $1.3 bn in career earnings, tops Golf Digest 50 list

Woods is yet to reach pre-scandal endorsement totals but has bounced back from a 2011 low of $62 mn.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 7:21 am

Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki in match-play, get engaged

McIlroy is claiming his first win of the new year his engagement to tennis star Wozniacki.

Posted on 1 January 2014 @ 9:00 pm

Gaganjeet Bhullar completes the formalities, wins in Indonesia

Bhullar sank all his three birdies on Sunday on the back-nine 11th, 13th and 14th.

Posted on 1 December 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Rory McIlroy birdies 72nd hole to capture Australian Open

McIlroy nervelessly sank a 10-foot birdie putt at the 18th to finish on 18-under-par.

Posted on 1 December 2013 @ 9:24 am

I still have 7-8 years of golf left in me: Jeev Milkha Singh

Jeev Milkha Singh is on a two-week long break from the sport in his hometown Chandigarh.

Posted on 6 October 2013 @ 6:31 pm

Tiger Woods named PGA Tour player of the Year

Tiger Woods was named on Friday as the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year for a record 11th time.

Posted on 27 September 2013 @ 4:15 pm

Double delight! Henrik Stenson wins Tour Championship and FedExCup

Henrik Stenson held his nerve to fend off a last-day charge by Jordan Spieth.

Posted on 23 September 2013 @ 9:39 am

Golf Week - United States

Levy claims BMW Masters lead with opening 65

Alexander Levy is trying to win his second title in China and third European Tour victory for the season. The Frenchman started that effort Thursday with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead at the BMW Masters.

Alexander Levy is trying to win his second title in China and third European Tour victory for the season. The Frenchman started that effort Thursday with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead at the BMW Masters.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 10:42 am

5 Things: Karlberg builds two-shot CIMB Classic lead

As the PGA Tour went to the other side of the world this week, Swede Rikard Karlberg posted a 7-under 65 in the opening round of the CIMB Classic to lead the event co-sanctioned by the PGA and Asian tours.

As the PGA Tour went to the other side of the world this week, Swede Rikard Karlberg posted a 7-under 65 in the opening round of the CIMB Classic to lead the event co-sanctioned by the PGA and Asian tours.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 10:05 am

World No. 1 Park shares LPGA Taiwan lead

Inbee Park, who returned to the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Ranking at the start of the week, birdied five of her final seven holes Thursday to climb to a share of the first-round lead at the LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Inbee Park, who returned to the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Ranking at the start of the week, birdied five of her final seven holes Thursday to climb to a share of the first-round lead at the LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 9:49 am

SCORES: CIMB Classic

Follow the live leaderboard from the 2014 CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Follow the live leaderboard from the 2014 CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 3:08 am

GCAA announces HOF members for 2014

The GCAA has announced its 2014 Hall of Fame class, which includes five coaches and Tim Huet for his contributions to college golf.

The GCAA has announced its 2014 Hall of Fame class, which includes five coaches and Tim Huet for his contributions to college golf.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 9:46 pm

Breathe properly, maintain posture for lower scores

At the World Golf Fitness Summit, a presentation was made Tuesday on the best techniques for breathing and posture. The implication was that individuals play better golf and shoot lower scores with correct breathing and posture.

At the World Golf Fitness Summit, a presentation was made Tuesday on the best techniques for breathing and posture. The implication was that individuals play better golf and shoot lower scores with correct breathing and posture.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 8:52 pm

Notes: McDowell, Rose, Poulter head to China

We know they play hard for the European Tour come Ryder Cup time, but playing pure European Tour tournaments is another story. Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter are in China for the BMW Masters, but it’s just the fourth pure European Tour tournament for each of them.

We know they play hard for the European Tour come Ryder Cup time, but playing pure European Tour tournaments is another story. Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter are in China for the BMW Masters, but it’s just the fourth pure European Tour tournament for each of them.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 8:44 pm


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