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No. 1 in the world, Dustin Johnson tries to shine at Augusta (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this March 26, 2017, file photo, Dustin Johnson waves to the gallery after a birdie putt on the sixth hole during semifinal play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Turn the calendar to the first full week in April, and Dustin Johnson’s three straight victories suddenly seem like dress rehearsals. Now it’s time for golf’s biggest star to perform at Augusta National, the sport’s greatest theater. Tiger Woods looked unbeatable in 2000 when he either won or was runner-up in 10 out of 11 PGA Tour events going into the Masters.


Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 8:02 pm

Golf: Canadian Hadwin set for Augusta National honeymoon (Reuters)

Mar 19, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Adam Hadwin hits his drive one the first hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill Club & Lodge . Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Hadwin had an inkling his red-hot start to the year would lead to his first Masters invite, which is why the recently-married Canadian purchased refundable airline tickets for the honeymoon. Hadwin, who shot only the ninth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history earlier this year, won the his first PGA Tour tournament a little over two weeks ago to earn his Masters invite and got married last Friday. “I’m still figuring out what’s going on, still a little bit lost,” Hadwin told a conference call on Thursday.


Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 6:36 pm

EXCLUSIVE-Chinese women golfers may shun LPGA event amid China-S.Korea tensions (Reuters)

(Updates with Lotte official’s comment) SEOUL, March 30 (Reuters) – Chinese golfers on the U.S. women’s tour may decide not to play in a tournament next month in Hawaii sponsored by South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group, a sign that fallout from a diplomatic row between Beijing and Seoul over a missile defence system is increasingly spilling into the sports world. Rio Olympics bronze medallist Shanshan Feng decided not to play after she and three other Chinese players – Simin Feng, Jing Yan and Xiyu Lin – were informed it was in their best interests not to take part in the event due to its association with Lotte, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. One of the sources said that at least one player received an instruction not to attend the Lotte event from someone connected to China’s national team.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 1:21 pm

Exclusive: Chinese women golfers may shun LPGA event amid China-South Korea tensions (Reuters)

Xiyu Lin of China.    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

By Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) – Chinese golfers on the U.S. women’s tour may decide not to play in a tournament next month in Hawaii sponsored by South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group, a sign that fallout from a diplomatic row between Beijing and Seoul over a missile defense system is increasingly spilling into the sports world. Rio Olympics bronze medalist Shanshan Feng decided not to play after she and three other Chinese players – Simin Feng, Jing Yan and Xiyu Lin – were informed it was in their best interests not to take part in the event due to its association with Lotte, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. One of the sources said that at least one player received an instruction not to attend the Lotte event from someone connected to China’s national team.


Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 10:51 am

Women start off with a major, men to follow (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this March 5, 2017, file photo, Lydia Kok, of New Zealand, checks her lines on the 11th hole during the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament held at Sentosa Golf Club's Tanjong course in Singapore. The world's No. 1-ranked player hopes to get back on a winning roll when she returns to the ANA Inspiration this week. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

One tournament is the first major championship of the golf season. Lydia Ko took the plunge last year when she won the ANA Inspiration over a badly faltering Ariya Jutanugarn. Victory at Mission Hills means jumping into Poppie’s Pond, which fronts the par-5 18th green that so often decides the LPGA Tour’s opening major.


Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 6:43 am


Sky Sports – Great Britain

WATCH: Shell Houston Open

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Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Steel Magnolia: Willett’s win

Danny Willett heads to Augusta National as the defending Masters champion, and he has been reflecting on his memorable victory in 2016 in our special documentary – Steel Magnolia.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 7:12 pm

Iconic Masters images: No 7

The Masters is now only seven days away, and we continue our countdown with another iconic Augusta National image – the despair of Rory McIlroy as he imploded on the final day in 2011.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 7:00 am

Iconic Masters images: No 8

With the opening major of the year just over a week away, we continue our countdown to the Masters by looking back at another iconic Augusta image – Bubba Watson’s draw from the straw from 2012.

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 7:00 am

Masters 2017: Ways to watch

The countdown continues to the opening major of the year, with extended coverage of the Masters live on Sky Sports from Thursday, April 6.

Posted on 29 March 2017 @ 5:00 am

Last ticket to Augusta…

This week’s Shell Houston Open offers one final opportunity for PGA Tour players to secure a last-minute invite to the Masters.

Posted on 28 March 2017 @ 2:40 pm

Iconic Masters images: No 9

Just nine days before the Masters, we continue our countdown to the first major of the year with another iconic image – Arnold Palmer’s final appearance on the first tee.

Posted on 28 March 2017 @ 7:00 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

VIDEO: Phil Mickelson hits fairway wood from cart path right over a TV camera

It wasn’t a great opening round at the Shell Houston Open for Phil Mickelson. An even-par 72 at an event he generally plays well (…)

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 8:04 pm

Eun Jeong Seong records 1st hole-in-one by amateur at ANA Inspiration

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Eun Jeong Seong added to her list of firsts by becoming the first amateur to record an ace at the ANA Inspiration. (…)

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 7:19 pm

Rickie Fowler shoots 64 for early lead at Shell Houston Open

Leaderboard • • • Rickie Fowler’s hot form continues. Four early birdies put Fowler on path Thursday at the Shell Houston (…)

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 6:50 pm

Masters, by the rankings: Top performers at Augusta National the past 10 years

Which players have performed the best at the Masters the past 10 years? Looking at the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, we are able (…)

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 3:40 pm

How to watch the Masters online

Television coverage of the Masters has always been relatively limited compared to other golf tournaments. CBS didn’t even broadcast (…)

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 3:00 pm

VIDEO: Jordan Spieth hits hickory club

Want to make golf harder? Try play with the clubs of yesteryear. In a video the PGA Tour posted Wednesday, Jordan Spieth did just that. (…)

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 2:05 pm

Live blog: Shell Houston Open, Round 1

The Shell Houston Open is here. The first round will take place Thursday at the Golf Club of Houston, and we’ll keep you up to (…)

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 1:34 pm


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