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Rory, Adam have contrasting Australian Open starts (The Associated Press)

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot during the first round of the Australian Open golf championship in Sydney, Australia Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. McIlroy shot a 2-under 69. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren’t paired together for the first two rounds of the Australian Open because organizers wanted to split their marquee players among morning and afternoon groups for the spectators and television.


Posted on 27 November 2014 @ 12:43 pm

Thai Danthai makes booming start to professional golf (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Thai teenager Danthai Boonma made a blistering start to the professional golf ranks by firing a bogey free six-under-par 66 in the opening round of the Asian Tour’s King’s Cup on Thursday. The 18-year-old’s efforts at the Khon Kaen Golf Club in northeast Thailand were enough for a share of third at the $500,000 event, one shot behind early pace-setters S.S.P. Chowrasia and Anirban Lahiri of India. …

Posted on 27 November 2014 @ 10:59 am

Steady as she goes for jet-lagged McIlroy in Sydney (Reuters)

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy plays his second shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney, November 27, 2014.    REUTERS/Jason Reed

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy admitted to feeling fatigued from jet-lag and an early alarm call on Thursday but the first round of his Australian Open title defense was by no means a damage limitation exercise. Starting his day with rain clouds casting an early morning gloom over The Australian Golf Club, the world number one produced a solid round of two-under-par 69 for an early share of second place. …


Posted on 27 November 2014 @ 3:32 am

Defending champ McIlroy shoots opening 2-under 69 (The Associated Press)

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy watches his chip shot during the first round of the Australian Open golf championship in Sydney, Australia Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. McIlroy shot a 2-under 69. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY (AP) — Rory McIlroy’s defense of his Australian Open title began with a 2-under 69 on a cool, overcast and often drizzly morning at The Australian Golf Club.


Posted on 27 November 2014 @ 2:24 am

Scott, McIlroy inspire each other to better golf (The Associated Press)

Rory MacIlroy, left, of Northern Ireland shakes hands with Adam Scott of Australia during the trophy presentation of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. MacIlroy was presented the Stonehaven Cup after he defeated Scott by one stroke finishing 18-under par. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

SYDNEY (AP) — On the eve of the Australian Open – and their first tournament together since September – Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration society.


Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 2:38 pm

Scott out to bury Sydney hurt against inspirational McIlroy (Reuters)

Adam Scott of Australia tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai November 7, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) – Adam Scott still feels the hurt of losing the Australian Open title to Rory McIlroy on the final green last year but believes the world number one has also inspired him to become a better golfer. Scott was set to win a rare “Triple Crown” of Australian titles when he went into the final round at Royal Sydney last year but bogeyed the final hole to allow McIlroy to win his only title of 2013 with a birdie. “I certainly have a thorn in my side after not winning last year. …


Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 5:34 am

More seeds for a global tour in golf (The Associated Press)

Brooks Koepka of the U.S. chips out of the bunker on the 2nd fairway, during the first day of The DP World Tour Championship, held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen Hindley)

The PGA Tour has small circuits in Latin America, Canada and China. Commissioner Tim Finchem spoke in 2010 about golf heading toward a ”world tour,” even though he wasn’t sure what it would look like or when it would all come together.


Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 11:32 pm


Sky Sports - Great Britain

McIlroy makes steady start

Defending champion Rory McIlroy is two shots behind leader Jordan Spieth after the opening round of the Australian Open in Sydney.

Posted on 27 November 2014 @ 7:32 am

Challenge chance for Reed

Patrick Reed has replaced his fellow American Jim Furyk in the select 18-man field for next week’s World Challenge charity event hosted by Tiger Woods.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 7:44 pm

Approachable superstar

Rob Lee looks forward to Rory McIlroy’s showdown with Adam Scott, while Tiger Woods prepares for his return to action next week.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 2:50 pm

Scott: Rory’s my inspiration

Adam Scott says Rory McIlroy has inspired him to work harder on becoming a better golfer over the last 12 months.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 6:00 am

Poulter: Faldo comments poor

Ian Poulter believes Sir Nick Faldo regrets his criticism of Sergio Garcia during the Ryder Cup in September.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 7:30 pm

Koepka named top Tour rookie

American Brooks Koepka has been named the Sir Henry Cotton European Tour Rookie of the Year for 2014.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 6:12 pm

European vintage

2014 turned out to be a vintage year of golf on the European Tour and the DP World Tour Championship epitomised all that is good in the game today.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 6:06 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

Spieth steals show with opening 67 in Australia

Given Thursday’s conditions at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Jordan Spieth wasn’t expecting much in the first round of the Australian Open.

Given Thursday’s conditions at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Jordan Spieth wasn’t expecting much in the first round of the Australian Open.

Posted on 27 November 2014 @ 12:59 pm

Horsfield claims pair of big wins in Polo match play

Sam Horsfield didn’t have to play past the 14th hole in either of his two matches Wednesday at the Polo Golf Junior Classic. Horsfield claimed a pair of 6-and-4 victories to move to the quarterfinals.

Sam Horsfield didn’t have to play past the 14th hole in either of his two matches Wednesday at the Polo Golf Junior Classic. Horsfield claimed a pair of 6-and-4 victories to move to the quarterfinals.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 10:50 pm

Furyk WDs, Reed into Hero World Challenge field

Patrick Reed has found his way into the Hero World Challenge. Reed earned his spot when Jim Furyk withdrew because of a back injury.

Patrick Reed has found his way into the Hero World Challenge. Reed earned his spot when Jim Furyk withdrew because of a back injury.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 5:09 pm

Justin Thomas looking for longevity in pro career

After plotting his route to the PGA Tour, Justin Thomas envisions a career that's more marathon than sprint.

After plotting his route to the PGA Tour, Justin Thomas envisions a career that’s more marathon than sprint.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Horsfield, Ree earn top spots on Polo brackets

Sam Horsfield secured the top spot on the match-play bracket Tuesday with his first-place finish after two rounds of stroke play at the AJGA’s Polo Golf Junior Classic.

Sam Horsfield secured the top spot on the match-play bracket Tuesday with his first-place finish after two rounds of stroke play at the AJGA’s Polo Golf Junior Classic.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 9:58 pm

Koepka named European Tour Rookie of the Year

For the second time in as many years, an American has been named the Sir Henry Cotton European Tour Rookie of the Year. Brooks Koepka, the winner of the Turkish Airlines Open, won the 2014 award.

For the second time in as many years, an American has been named the Sir Henry Cotton European Tour Rookie of the Year. Brooks Koepka, the winner of the Turkish Airlines Open, won the 2014 award.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 5:56 pm

Lawrie gives back to the game with Euro event

Golf would be in much better shape if every tour pro had the same attitude as Paul Lawrie. It’s debatable whether any current tour pro gives more back to the game than the 1999 Open Champion.

Golf would be in much better shape if every tour pro had the same attitude as Paul Lawrie. It’s debatable whether any current tour pro gives more back to the game than the 1999 Open Champion.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 4:34 pm


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