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A new format, more golf for all at Match Play (The Associated Press)

Rory McIlroy hits the ball at the Junior Invitational golf tournament in Graniteville, S.C., on Friday, April 24, 2015. (Jon-Michael Sullivan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Rory McIlroy arrived at Harding Park on Monday knowing he will be at the Match Play Championship at least through Friday. In a format change to avoid the single elimination that often sent the stars home early, the Cadillac Match Play Championship features 16 groups of four players, with the best record from each group advancing to the weekend. Had it been a straight draw, top-seeded Rory McIlroy would have been joined by Graeme McDowell (32), Keegan Bradley (33) and Francesco Molinari (64). With the lottery system, McIlroy got Billy Horschel (18), Brandt Snedeker (35) and Jason Dufner (53).


Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 11:07 pm

USGA director: Learn Chambers Bay or you won’t win US Open (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, the Chambers Bay Golf Course, including the signature lone tree, is seen from the clubhouse in University Place, Wash. The U.S. Open comes to Chambers Bay in seven weeks, the first time the major is played in the Pacific Northwest. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

United States Golf Association executive director Mike Davis laid down a challenge to the best players in the world as they get ready for the U.S. Open to make its debut at Chambers Bay. ”I would contend that there is no way a player will have success here at Chambers Bay unless he really studies the golf course and learns it,” Davis said Monday during media day for the U.S. Open. Will not win the U.S. Open.” After years of anticipation, the first U.S. Open to come to the Pacific Northwest is now seven weeks away and with it comes the risk associated with the USGA awarding the championship to Chambers Bay. No golf course that is made up of all fine fescue grass has ever hosted the U.S. Open.


Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 9:32 pm

McIlroy grouped with three Americans at Match Play event (Reuters)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks up to the 18th green during the final round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia April 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

(Reuters) – Top seed Rory McIlroy has been grouped with three highly-rated Americans for this week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco. A draw on Monday put Northern Ireland’s world number one up against reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, seven-times PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker and major champion Jason Dufner in round-robin play starting on Wednesday at TPC Harding Park. The Match Play Championship, the first of the season’s elite four World Golf Championships (WGC) events, was a knockout event from its inception in 1999 until last year, which meant that many of the big names were sent packing on the first day. Masters champion Jordan Spieth, the second seed in the field of 64, drew Englishman Lee Westwood, American Matt Every and Finn Mikko Ilonen.


Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 6:01 pm

Golf-McIlroy grouped with three Americans at Match Play event (Reuters)

Top seed Rory McIlroy has been grouped with three highly-rated Americans for this week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco. A draw on Monday put Northern Ireland’s world number one up against reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, seven-times PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker and major champion Jason Dufner in round-robin play starting on Wednesday at TPC Harding Park. The Match Play Championship, the first of the season’s elite four World Golf Championships (WGC) events, was a knockout event from its inception in 1999 until last year, which meant that many of the big names were sent packing on the first day. Masters champion Jordan Spieth, the second seed in the field of 64, drew Englishman Lee Westwood, American Matt Every and Finn Mikko Ilonen.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 5:56 pm

A round of golf takes too long to play, survey finds (Reuters)

A Canadian tourist plays golf at a course in Varadero, a 12-mile-long peninsula of white sand beaches lined with resorts in the province of Matanzas, around 135 kilometres (84 miles) from Havana May 22, 2010.  REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

In the fast-paced modern world, a typical round of golf takes too much time away from family or work for many players, a survey commissioned by the sport’s governing body showed on Monday. The R&A, based in St Andrews, Scotland, received responses from 56,000 golfers in 122 countries about their experience of playing a typical 18-hole round of golf which lasts between three and four hours.


Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 11:58 am

Rose finds a new way to win 7th PGA Tour title (The Associated Press)

Justin Rose, of England, waves to fans after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the third round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

It sounds like Justin Rose believes he’s had a breakthrough in the Big Easy. The Pete Dye-designed TPC Louisiana doesn’t have a layout that would seem to suit Rose’s strengths. Yet, Rose pushed himself to swing aggressively and trust his initial reads on the greens. ”This is not in my wheelhouse,” Rose said of New Orleans’ PGA Tour stop, noting that his best results tend to come at tough courses requiring a cautious approach, where 10 under is a good final score.


Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 6:52 am

Lydia Ko defends her title at Lake Merced (The Associated Press)

Brooke Henderson, of Canada, waves after making a birdie putt on the sixth green of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the final round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Lydia Ko can make it seem like child’s play on the LPGA Tour even as she keeps piling up victories at an alarming rate. ”You have to take my word on that,” Ko said with a smile after winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic for the second straight year. Instead, the Korean-born Kiwi calmly sank an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for a 2-under 70 that got her into a playoff with Morgan Pressel. Ko celebrated her 18th birthday Friday, and then had cause for another celebration by outlasting Pressel and 17-year-old Brooke Henderson of Canada on a back nine that featured a burst of great shots followed by some sloppy game that turned the final hour into a test of survival.


Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 6:48 am


Sky Sports - Great Britain

Match Play draw and schedule

Draw and schedule for the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship (seedings before name):

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 7:21 pm

McIlroy to face American trio

Rory McIlroy has been drawn alongside American trio Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker and Jason Dufner for this week’s new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Fans snap up Masters tickets

The opening round of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports has now completely sold-out, with more than 15,000 spectators taking advantage of the ‘Sky Sports Thursday’ free ticket offer.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 5:07 pm

Five points from the weekend

After another busy weekend of golf on Sky Sports 4, we look back at some of the main talking points from this week’s PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour and LPGA Tour action.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:27 am

Mickelson to miss Match Play

Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from this week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco for personal reasons, paving the way for Finland’s Mikko Ilonen to enter.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 8:55 am

Ko takes Swinging Skirts crown

World No 1 Lydia Ko celebrated her birthday with another win in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 6:04 am

Rose triumphs in Louisiana

Justin Rose birdied the last two holes to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans by one stroke and claim his seventh career PGA tour victory.

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 10:07 pm

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

Gamecocks join Pac-12 trio as top seeds at NCAA women’s regionals

NCAA college golf women’s regionals fields have been revealed and South Carolina, USC, UCLA and Arizona took the top seeds.

Posted on 28 April 2015 @ 12:14 am

Player of the week: J.T. Poston, Western Carolina

NCAA college golf Western Carolina’s J.T. Poston won the Southern Conference Championship in a playoff to earn Golfweek players of the week honors.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:22 pm

Player of the week: Caroline Inglis, Oregon

Oregon junior Caroline Inglis shot a 7-under 206, winning medalist honors at the Pac-12 Championship and earning women’s college Player of the Week honors.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:19 pm

Team of the week: Georgia Tech

NCAA college golf Georgia Tech wins Golfweek team of the week honors after winning the ACC Championship in a playoff against Clemson.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:12 pm

Team of the week: Baylor Bears

The Baylor Bears shot a 3-over 867, winning the Big 12 Championship and earning women’s college Team of the Week honors.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:09 pm

NCAA reveals D-2 women’s regional assignments

The NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Committee has made selections for each of four super regionals.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 9:16 pm

Player of the week: Alice Jo

Alice Jo, of Shanghai, China, shot a 2-under 142 to win the AJGA’s Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at The Seagate, earning Junior Girls Player of the Week honors.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 8:50 pm


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