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Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika (Reuters)

Marc Leishman of Australia hits his tee shot on the second hole during first round play in the 2013 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 11, 2013.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Golfer Marc Leishman said on Thursday he has withdrawn his candidacy for the Rio Olympics, citing the Zika virus and health concerns for his wife, becoming the first Australian athlete to withdraw over the mosquito-borne virus. Leishman, Australia’s number three golfer, was first in the race to qualify for Rio alongside compatriot and world number one Jason Day after former U.S. Masters champion Adam Scott ruled himself out of the tournament last month. The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) confirmed world number 35 Leishman had become the first prospective Australian Olympian to withdraw from Rio over the Zika virus.


Posted on 5 May 2016 @ 6:54 am

Golf-Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika (Reuters)

* Australian golfer says fears for wife’s health * Olympic Committee supports decision * Leishman was top-ranked candidate to join Day (Recasts, changes dateline, adds Australian Olympic Committee statement) SYDNEY, May 5 (Reuters) – Golfer Marc Leishman said on Thursday he has withdrawn his candidacy for the Rio Olympics, citing the Zika virus and health concerns for his wife, becoming the first Australian athlete to withdraw over the mosquito-borne virus. Leishman, Australia’s number three golfer, was first in the race to qualify for Rio alongside compatriot and world number one Jason Day after former U.S. Masters champion Adam Scott ruled himself out of the tournament last month.

Posted on 5 May 2016 @ 6:44 am

Golf-Leishman pulls out of Rio in another blow to Australia (Reuters)

Marc Leishman will not compete at the Rio Olympics golf tournament in another blow to Australia’s medal hopes following Adam Scott’s decision to skip the Games. Leishman, who would have represented Australia along with world number one Jason Day, withdrew citing the mosquito-borne Zika virus and health concerns for his wife. The 32-year-old’s wife Audrey suffered toxic shock syndrome, a potentially fatal illness caused by bacterial infection, last year and she was still recovering, Leishman said.

Posted on 5 May 2016 @ 3:26 am

Australia’s Marc Leishman out of Rio Olympics consideration (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this March 19, 2016, file photo, Marc Leishman of Australia waits to putt on the third green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla.. Leishman has joined Adam Scott in deciding not to play golf for Australia at the Rio Olympics in August, with Leishman citing concerns over the health of his family because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, Leishman said in a PGA of Australia statement Thursday, May 5, 2016. Leishman's American wife, Audrey, nearly died last year from toxic shock syndrome. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Marc Leishman won’t be playing golf for Australia at the Rio Olympics in August, citing concerns over the health of his family because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Leishman on Thursday joined a list of leading golfers who are skipping the Olympics, including countryman Adam Scott. Leishman’s wife, Audrey, nearly died last year from toxic shock syndrome.


Posted on 5 May 2016 @ 2:09 am

Lewis, Tamulis hoping for more LPGA Tour success in Alabama (The Associated Press)

Kris Tamulis kisses the trophy after winning the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Prattville, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Stacy Lewis is hoping that making a much-needed putt will give her a boost going into a tournament where she has thrived in the past. Lewis made a 20-foot putt to finish her second round and make the first cut last week in Texas. Now, the world’s fourth-ranked player moves on to the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, where she won in 2012 and finished second two years later on Capitol Hill’s Senator Course, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.


Posted on 5 May 2016 @ 12:35 am

Furyk back from injury as McIlroy defends at Quail Hollow (Reuters)

Aug 28, 2015; Edison, NJ, USA; Jim Furyk  plays from the 11th tee during the second round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports

By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – American 17-times PGA Tour winner Jim Furyk makes his comeback from injury at this week’s Wells Fargo Championship, where Rory McIlroy is defending champion. Furyk, 45, has not played since September due to a left wrist injury that required surgery in February and he will have plenty of work to do if he is to secure a spot in his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup later this year. McIlroy is also raring to go after three weeks off, having not played since the Masters, where he tied for 10th and was not happy with aspects of his swing.


Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:38 pm

Golf-Furyk back from injury as McIlroy defends at Quail Hollow (Reuters)

By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 4 (Reuters) – American 17-times PGA Tour winner Jim Furyk makes his comeback from injury at this week’s Wells Fargo Championship, where Rory McIlroy is defending champion. Furyk, 45, has not played since September due to a left wrist injury that required surgery in February and he will have plenty of work to do if he is to secure a spot in his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup later this year. McIlroy is also raring to go after three weeks off, having not played since the Masters, where he tied for 10th and was not happy with aspects of his swing.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:34 pm


Sky Sports - Great Britain

Wells Fargo: Ways to watch

Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott headline this week’s Wells Fargo Championship, with extended coverage live on Sky Sports.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 11:00 pm

Breakthrough: Rory’s 2010 win

As defending champion Rory McIlroy returns to the Wells Fargo Championship this week, we retrace the steps of his first record-setting win at Quail Hollow in 2010

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 10:40 pm

McIlroy voices Olympic doubts

Rory McIlroy believes he may only have two chances to win an Olympic medal unless there is a change in attitude to the sport’s return to the Games.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 8:50 pm

‘Bad habits’ hurt McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has revealed he has been working hard since the Masters to eliminate the swing faults which have crept into his game this year.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 6:50 pm

Spieth: ‘My dog didn’t die’

Jordan Spieth has insisted he has “moved on” from his final-day meltdown at the Masters and remains confident he can successfully defend his US Open title next month.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Dual Tour event makes history

The European Tour and Ladies European Tour have combined to make history as they both stage events at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam this week in Morocco.

Posted on 4 May 2016 @ 5:40 pm

Cink takes break to assist wife

Stewart Cink has announced he is taking a break from golf after his wife Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Posted on 3 May 2016 @ 10:50 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

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