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Stricker, out since December, plans return at Masters (The Associated Press)

Steve Stricker tees off from the fourth hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge golf tournament on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Windermere, Fla. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

Steve Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 3:28 pm

Woods drops out of world’s top 100 (Reuters)

Jan 30, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Tiger Woods hits his drive on the 17th hole during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic via USA TODAY Sports -

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods has dropped outside the top 100 in the world golf rankings for the first time since 1996. Woods’s last major title was the 2008 U.S. Open but he won five PGA Tour events in 2013 and topped the rankings in May 2014 before suffering injury problems and a loss of form.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 12:58 pm

China says 66 golf courses shut in renewed crackdown (Reuters)

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have closed 66 golf courses in a renewed crackdown on courses built in contravention of rules designed to protect arable land and save water, China’s top economic planning body said on Monday. The central government last year ordered the demolition of courses built by five mainly little-known developers, the first real sign of enforcement of a 2004 ban. The ban was imposed to protect China’s shrinking land and water resources in a country home to a fifth of the world’s population but which has just 7 percent of its water. …

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 9:50 am

Cristie Kerr rallies to end victory drought on LPGA Tour (The Associated Press)

Cristie Kerr holds up the trophy after winning the LPGA Kia Classic golf tournament Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

The birdie putts had not even reached the hole when Cristie Kerr marched right after them because she knew they were going in. Sunday at the Kia Classic had a familiar feeling to Kerr, even though so much in her life has changed. Four birdies in a five-hole stretch helped Kerr erase a three-shot deficit in the final round at Aviara Golf Club. Four straight birdies on the back nine enabled her to pull away from Mirim Lee and 17-year-old Lydia Ko.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 2:42 am

Kelly Kraft wins Tour’s Louisiana Open (The Associated Press)

Amateur Kelly Kraft holds up his ball after putting on the 14th green during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Kelly Kraft won the Louisiana Open on Sunday for his first Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 in windy conditions for a one-stroke victory at Le Triomphe. Kraft, the 26-year-old former SMU player who won the 2012 U.S. Amateur, had a 14-under 270 total. It feels good to win again,” Kraft said. Toward the end I was just trying to make birdies.” Six strokes behind Rick Cochran III at the start of the round, Kraft birdied Nos.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 1:12 am

David Frost wins Champions Tour event in Mississippi (The Associated Press)

David Frost watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the Greater Hickory Kia Classic Champions Tour golf tournament in Conover, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

David Frost survived a one-stroke penalty on the par-3 17th and won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on Sunday when Tom Lehman missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the last hole. Frost was penalized after the coin marking his ball on the green moved when he accidentally dropped the ball on it.

Posted on 29 March 2015 @ 11:48 pm

Canada’s Sue Kim wins Symetra Tour event (The Associated Press)

Sue Kim won the Symetra Tour’s Florida’s Natural Charity Classic on Sunday, leading a Canadian sweep of the first three places. ”This is definitely a confidence booster and lets me know that I can go back out on LPGA and compete. This win definitely gives me a good mindset to go back out there.” Sisters Brooke and Brittany Henderson tied for second, three strokes back. The 17-year-old Brooke Henderson finished with a 70, and Brittany Henderson shot a 74.

Posted on 29 March 2015 @ 11:37 pm

Sky Sports - Great Britain

Stricker plans Masters return

Steve Stricker is planning to return at the Masters next week after back surgery.

Posted on 31 March 2015 @ 6:56 am

Also in 1996 ….

The last official date that Tiger Woods did not appear in the world’s top 100 was the September 29, 1996. Here, we take a look back at the state of sport in that week …

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 4:22 pm

Casey back at Augusta National

Paul Casey is back at Augusta where new Asian star Anirban Lahiri will be making his Masters debut in two weeks’ time.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 4:20 pm

Love misses Clarke meeting

Davis Love has pulled out of Tuesday’s planned practice round with Darren Clarke as he requires an operation.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 9:44 am

Kerr ends Tour title drought

Cristie Kerr carded four straight birdies on the back nine to win her first LPGA Tour title in almost two years, at the Kia Classic.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 7:29 am

Masters Legends

With 10 days to go until the Masters, we focus on the top 10 Masters legends of all time. Today, it’s two-time champion Ben Hogan.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 7:00 am

Woods out of top 100

Tiger Woods has dropped out of the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 6:06 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

Rater’s blog: On this adventure, not a minute to spare

I have fallen behind in my blogging but when you see what our schedule looks like for any given day, you will understand why. Today, many of us sandwiched a charter flight with golf.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 9:48 pm

Team of the week: Tennessee

The Lady Vols claimed its second team title of the season March 25 when it won the match-play SDSU Farms Invite. The team won the championship match, 4-1, over Colorado.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 9:37 pm

Player of the week: Greg Yates, Texas A&M

Texas A&M’s Greg Yates won the Valspar Collegiate to earn a PGA Tour exemption, and Golfweek player-of-the-week honors.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 9:30 pm

Player of the week: Daniela Darquea, Miami

Miami sophomore Daniela Darquea shot a final-round 7-under 65 to claim the individual title at the Briar’s Creek Invitational, thus earning Golfweek Player of the Week honors.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 9:28 pm

Team of the week: Florida State

Florida State won for the fourth time this season, March 24 at the Valspar Collegiate, to earn Golfweek team-of-the-week honors.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 9:28 pm

Campbell tops Georgia to win Seahawk Intercollegiate

The Campbell Camels men’s golf team beat out the Georgia Bulldogs at the Seahawk Intercollegiate, despite Georgia junior Lee McCoy’s co-medalist effort.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 9:08 pm

Woman, 84, uses illegal putting stroke to win car on ‘Price is Right’

An 84-year-old woman named Margret won a car recently on the “Price is Right” using an illegal putting stroke.

Posted on 30 March 2015 @ 8:49 pm

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