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A big win and now a busy schedule for Padraig Harrington (The Associated Press)

Padraig Harrington poses for photographers after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Harrington defeated Daniel Berger in a two hole playoff. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Padraig Harrington’s game slipped so badly last year that he failed to keep full status on the PGA Tour for the first time. He wrote letters to tournaments asking for a sponsor’s exemption and received one from every tournament but the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. The Honda Classic was the fifth straight tournament Harrington played, and he wound up winning in a playoff for his first PGA Tour victory since the 2008 PGA Championship.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 8:44 pm

Creamer aims for repeat performance after victory rehearsal (Reuters)

Paula Creamer of the U.S. plays her tee shot at the 10th hole during the women's British Open golf tournament at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, northern England, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

By John O’Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Paula Creamer ended a four-year title drought when she drained a monster 75-foot eagle putt on the second playoff hole at the 2014 HSBC Women’s Champions event and the American was keen to recreate a little bit of history on her return to Singapore. Back at the scene of one of her finest professional triumphs, Creamer was playing a practice round on the lush Serapong Course and could not resist dropping a few balls down on the 18th green to see if she still possessed the Midas touch. “I played the back nine yesterday and I went and putted it a couple times to see,” Creamer told reporters on Tuesday, recalling the moment she claimed her first title since the 2010 U.S. Open when she edged Spain’s Azahara Munoz in that playoff.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:32 am

Wie targets American Dream of competing at Rio Olympics (Reuters)

By John O’Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Michelle Wie enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2014 when she captured her first major title and the American will spend the next 18 months chasing another dream — competing at a Summer Olympics. A teen prodigy, Wie was thrust into the limelight a decade ago when she competed against the men on several PGA Tour events but missed the cut in all of them and struggled to make an impact on the ladies tour after turning professional in 2005. Wie is targeting more major success this season but her main goal will be to tee off at the Rio Games in 2016, competing at an event she helped ensure became a reality as part of the team lobbying for golf’s inclusion as an Olympic sport six years ago. “Oh, yeah, I was actually in Copenhagen with the golf committee… people associated with the golf associations and we worked hard to get golf into the Olympics and we were very successful,” Wie told reporters in Singapore on Tuesday ahead of this week’s HSBC Women’s Champions event.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:01 am

Harrington survives a splash and ends a long drought (The Associated Press)

Padraig Harrington acknowledges the crowd as he approaches the 17th green during a two hole playoff against Daniel Berger at the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington’s best golf was behind him, he never stopped working. Harrington won the rain-delayed Honda Classic in a playoff Monday with a 5-iron that settled 3 feet away on the par-3 17th, a shot that put so much pressure on Daniel Berger that the 21-year-old rookie got a little out of rhythm and hit into the water. Not even Harrington was immune. It was hard to keep track of who was coming and going until Harrington posed with the crystal trophy.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 7:22 am

Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff (The Associated Press)

Padraig Harrington holds the trophy after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. His caddie, Ronan Flood, reminded him of that Monday morning in the Honda Classic when Harrington was four shots behind at the turn. ”He said, ‘Look, would you have taken this on Thursday?’ And I said, ‘Yes, that’s what you want,”’ Harrington said. He gave it back with a 5-iron into the water for double bogey on the par-3 17th.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 8:17 pm

Harrington clears mental hurdle to return to winner’s circle (Reuters)

Mar 2, 2015; Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA; Padraig Harrington celebrates winning the Honda Classic at PGA National GC Champion Course. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY

Padraig Harrington’s drop down the rankings ended with a playoff win over Daniel Berger at the Honda Classic on Monday, the Irishman keeping those barren days out of mind during a thrilling final round. “I was not allowing my emotions to get away with me,” said Harrington, who had not won on the PGA or European Tour for nearly seven years.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 8:01 pm

Berger so close to remarkable rookie win (Reuters)

Mar 2, 2015; Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA; Daniel Berger tees off on the second play off hole during the final round of the Honda Classic at PGA National GC Champion Course. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY

Rookie Daniel Berger came from nine strokes behind the lead to enter a playoff for the Honda Classic on Monday but lost out on the second sudden-death hole to Ireland’s Padraig Harrington. The 21-year-old Floridian, whose father Jay was a professional tennis player, reaching the quarter-finals in the French Open and U.S. Open, is ranked 173rd in the world, but showed the talent and poise to suggest his maiden win isn’t far away.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 7:05 pm

Sky Sports - Great Britain

Brooks the bet at tricky Doral

Ben Coley believes Brooks Koepka can upstage the likes of Rory McIlroy at the first WGC event of the season in Miami.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 8:42 pm

McIlroy commits to Wentworth

Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will defend his BMW PGA Championship title at Wentworth in May.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 2:37 pm

Home trio bid for Solheim Cup

England, Wales and Scotland have all expressed an interest in hosting the 2019 Solheim Cup, the Ladies European Tour has confirmed.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 11:49 am

Wie chasing Olympic dream

Michelle Wie admits booking a place at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 will be a major focus for her over the next year.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 8:42 am

Woods ban claims withdrawn

Claims that Tiger Woods is serving a one-month suspension – rebutted by the player’s agent and the PGA Tour – have been withdrawn.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 9:38 pm

Honda win delights Harrington

Padraig Harrington believes he has regained his mental strength after ending a seven year winless run on the PGA Tour at the Honda Classic.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 5:40 pm

Harrington snatches Honda win

Padraig Harrington overturned a four-shot final day deficit to snatch a dramatic victory at the second play-off hole of a rain-delayed Honda Classic.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 4:03 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

Florida State closes strong to capture Querencia Cabo Collegiate

Florida State picked up its third team victory of the season, winning the Querencia Cabo Collegiate Sunday in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:04 pm

Tee times, pairings: Puerto Rico Open, Rounds 1-2

The PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open is set to take place this week at Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 9:06 pm

Tee times, pairings: WGC-Cadillac, Rounds 1-2

Here are the tee times and pairings for the first and second rounds of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 9:03 pm

Tiger falls to 75th in world ranking, behind rookie Berger

Tiger Woods has tumbled 43 spots in the Official World Golf Ranking since the first of the year, the biggest drop among those in the top 100.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 8:09 pm

DraftKings Fantasy Tip Sheet: WGC-Cadillac Championship

The first World Golf Championships event will take place at Trump National Doral with Rory McIlroy and the rest of the top 50 players in the world in the field for the the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 7:50 pm

Van Tonder a curiosity factor at WGC-Cadillac Championship

Danie van Tonder, a 24-year-old South African who finished second on the Sunshine Tour’s Order of Merit last season, is making his U.S. debut this week at Trump National Doral.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 7:45 pm

WGC-Cadillac Championship field, by the rankings

Here is the look at the field for this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship along with each player’s ranking in the Official World Golf Ranking and Golfweek/Sagarin Pro Rankings.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 6:44 pm

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