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Super Bowl omens look bright for Mickelson in Phoenix (Reuters)

Jan 28, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Phil Mickelson selects a club on the par-4 2nd hole during the Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic via USA TODAY Sports

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) – The omens look good this week for Phil Mickelson, a long-time fan of the National Football League who has made a habit of flourishing at the Waste Management Phoenix Open when the Super Bowl is in town. Mickelson, who attended Arizona State University, won the first of his three Phoenix Open titles in 1996 when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 to clinch the Super Bowl in nearby Tempe.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 1:23 am

Mickelson plays mind games with Bradley at Phoenix Open (The Associated Press)

Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson signs his autograph for Scotty and CJ Shaver at the pro-am for the Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher)

Phil Mickelson majored in psychology at Arizona State. He joked that he still uses those lessons on Keegan Bradley. Bradley tried to bait his mentor Wednesday in the Phoenix Open pro-am. ”When I outdrove him today by 30 yards, I left him a note in the fairway, letting him know the senior tees are not that far off,” Bradley said. Mickelson figured Bradley was still smarting after losing a long-drive contest last week at an outing before the tournament in La Quinta, California.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 12:46 am

Korda, Lewis, Munoz tied for lead at LPGA season opener (The Associated Press)

Jessica Korda drives on the 10th tee during the first round of the Meijer LPGA Classic golf tournament at Blythefield Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 in Belmont, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Jessica Korda pulled a hand warmer out of each jacket pocket, showing just how cold she was during the opening round of the LPGA opener. The 21-year-old American shot a 6-under 66 in the opening round of the Coates Golf Championship on Wednesday and was in a three-way tie with fellow American Stacy Lewis and Azahara Munoz of Spain. Twenty players failed to complete the opening round at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, which boasts eight tribute holes from famed courses around the world. American Austin Ernst and Ha Na Jang of South Korea finished at 5 under, one stroke ahead of New Zealand’s Lydia Ko and South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 12:42 am

Snedeker elated to be at ‘center of the sports world’ (Reuters)

Brandt Snedeker of the U.S. watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during a practice round ahead of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN  - Tags: SPORT GOLF)   - RTR3YPE4

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) – With Tiger Woods and the Super Bowl both back in town, Brandt Snedeker feels as if he is at the center of the sporting world as he prepares to compete in this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. The PGA Tour event already boasts the noisiest hole in golf and the electricity is likely to be at an all-time high with record crowds expected at the TPC Scottsdale where former world number one Woods will be making his first start of the season. …

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 12:20 am

Former British Open winner Kel Nagle dies at 94 (The Associated Press)

Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. The PGA of Australia said in a statement Thursday that Nagle, who won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1960, its centenary year, died overnight at a Sydney hospital. The Australian golfer, who won a tournament every year for 26 years after turning professional in 1946, collected 61 victories on the PGA Tour of Australasia and two on the U.S. tour. His win at St. Andrews came by one stroke over Arnold Palmer, who was attempting to win his third consecutive major that year after taking the Masters and U.S. Open.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:56 pm

Players set to face renovated TPC Scottsdale (The Associated Press)

Tom Weiskopf borrowed a design element from Oakmont when he replaced the left fairway bunker on TPC Scottsdale’s par-4 18th hole. Out of respect for the historic Pennsylvania club’s Church Pews bunker, the course architect refers to the four long, thin strips of raised, turfed ground as islands.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:56 pm

Australian golfer Kel Nagle dies age 94 (Reuters)

Australia’s former British Open winner Kel Nagle died on Thursday, aged 94. Tributes began flowing in after the PGA of Australia released a statement saying Nagle had passed away at a Sydney hospital. “It’s a sad day for golf, we’ve lost a champion of our game,” said Brian Thorburn, chief executive officer of the PGA. Nagle was one of Australia’s most successful and popular golfers, winning 81 professional titles in his long career, including at least one every year between 1949 and 1975.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:35 pm

Sky Sports - Great Britain

Dubai Desert Classic leaders

Click for leaderboard updates from The Emirates. Watch the action live on Sky Sports 4 from 6am.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 3:20 am

Ex-Open champ Nagle dies at 94

Former Open champion Kel Nagle has died at the age of 94.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:38 pm

Rory: Make Clarke Euro skipper

Rory McIlroy has once again given his support to Darren Clarke in the battle to become the next captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 10:18 pm

Ballesteros Jnr back in Dubai

Javier Ballesteros is relishing the prospect of making his first European Tour appearance as a professional at this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 7:01 pm

What’s in your bag – Ernie Els

Ernie Els takes you through the contents of his golf bag.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 5:18 pm

Desert Delights

This week’s “Desert Double” could turn out to be one of the golfing weeks of the entire year, with plenty of big names on show at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:49 pm

Dubai Flashback: Rory’s title

World No 1 Rory McIlroy may now be a four-time major winner, but the Northern Irishman’s first professional victory came at the Dubai Desert Classic six years ago.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 1:56 pm

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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

VIDEO: Tiger plays the rowdy 16th hole

Tiger Woods re-visited the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale on Wednesday, a hole that he aced in the 1997 Phoenix Open.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 3:00 am

Tiger, Kuchar commit to event in Mexico

Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar have committed to play in the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup on Oct. 21-25 in Mexico.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 2:39 am

Mickelson ‘fired’ as assistant coach at Arizona State

Phil Mickelson was ‘fired’ from his assistant coach position at Arizona State at the beginning of January by his older brother and head coach Tim. His gig at his alma mater last two months.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 2:02 am

Spieth looking for third consecutive title in Phoenix

Technically, Jordan Spieth is looking to win for a third consecutive win, but with all eyes on Tiger Woods this week at the Phoenix Open, even Spieth forgot about his winning streak.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 1:25 am

Three tied for lead at LPGA season-opener

Stacy Lewis, Jessica Korda and Azahara Munoz share the first-round lead after firing 6-under 66s at the LPGA’s Coates Golf Championship at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 1:09 am

Mickelson, Bradley’s bromance continues in Phoenix

The bromance between Ryder Cup partners Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley continued at the Waste Management Open pro-am Wednesday. Why? Read the full story:

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 12:40 am

Hall of Famer Kel Nagle dies at 94

The world of golf is mourning the loss of one of the game’s true gentlemen with the passing of Kel Nagle. The Hall of Famer died at Mona Vale hospital in Sydney. He was 94.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:13 pm

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