Yahoo Sports - United States
By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) – The omens look good this week for Phil Mickelson, a long-time fan of the National Football League who has made a habit of flourishing at the Waste Management Phoenix Open when the Super Bowl is in town. Mickelson, who attended Arizona State University, won the first of his three Phoenix Open titles in 1996 when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 to clinch the Super Bowl in nearby Tempe.
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 1:23 am
Phil Mickelson majored in psychology at Arizona State. He joked that he still uses those lessons on Keegan Bradley. Bradley tried to bait his mentor Wednesday in the Phoenix Open pro-am. ”When I outdrove him today by 30 yards, I left him a note in the fairway, letting him know the senior tees are not that far off,” Bradley said. Mickelson figured Bradley was still smarting after losing a long-drive contest last week at an outing before the tournament in La Quinta, California.
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 12:46 am
Jessica Korda pulled a hand warmer out of each jacket pocket, showing just how cold she was during the opening round of the LPGA opener. The 21-year-old American shot a 6-under 66 in the opening round of the Coates Golf Championship on Wednesday and was in a three-way tie with fellow American Stacy Lewis and Azahara Munoz of Spain. Twenty players failed to complete the opening round at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, which boasts eight tribute holes from famed courses around the world. American Austin Ernst and Ha Na Jang of South Korea finished at 5 under, one stroke ahead of New Zealand’s Lydia Ko and South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi.
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 12:42 am
By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) – With Tiger Woods and the Super Bowl both back in town, Brandt Snedeker feels as if he is at the center of the sporting world as he prepares to compete in this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. The PGA Tour event already boasts the noisiest hole in golf and the electricity is likely to be at an all-time high with record crowds expected at the TPC Scottsdale where former world number one Woods will be making his first start of the season. …
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 12:20 am
Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. The PGA of Australia said in a statement Thursday that Nagle, who won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1960, its centenary year, died overnight at a Sydney hospital. The Australian golfer, who won a tournament every year for 26 years after turning professional in 1946, collected 61 victories on the PGA Tour of Australasia and two on the U.S. tour. His win at St. Andrews came by one stroke over Arnold Palmer, who was attempting to win his third consecutive major that year after taking the Masters and U.S. Open.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:56 pm
Tom Weiskopf borrowed a design element from Oakmont when he replaced the left fairway bunker on TPC Scottsdale’s par-4 18th hole. Out of respect for the historic Pennsylvania club’s Church Pews bunker, the course architect refers to the four long, thin strips of raised, turfed ground as islands.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:56 pm
Australia’s former British Open winner Kel Nagle died on Thursday, aged 94. Tributes began flowing in after the PGA of Australia released a statement saying Nagle had passed away at a Sydney hospital. “It’s a sad day for golf, we’ve lost a champion of our game,” said Brian Thorburn, chief executive officer of the PGA. Nagle was one of Australia’s most successful and popular golfers, winning 81 professional titles in his long career, including at least one every year between 1949 and 1975.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:35 pm
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Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 3:20 am
Former Open champion Kel Nagle has died at the age of 94.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:38 pm
Rory McIlroy has once again given his support to Darren Clarke in the battle to become the next captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 10:18 pm
Javier Ballesteros is relishing the prospect of making his first European Tour appearance as a professional at this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 7:01 pm
Ernie Els takes you through the contents of his golf bag.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 5:18 pm
This week’s “Desert Double” could turn out to be one of the golfing weeks of the entire year, with plenty of big names on show at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 3:49 pm
World No 1 Rory McIlroy may now be a four-time major winner, but the Northern Irishman’s first professional victory came at the Dubai Desert Classic six years ago.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 1:56 pm
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Indian Express - India
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
McIlroy is claiming his first win of the new year his engagement to tennis star Wozniacki.
Posted on 1 January 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Bhullar sank all his three birdies on Sunday on the back-nine 11th, 13th and 14th.
Posted on 1 December 2013 @ 8:00 pm
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
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 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
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
Tiger Woods re-visited the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale on Wednesday, a hole that he aced in the 1997 Phoenix Open.
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 3:00 am
Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar have committed to play in the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup on Oct. 21-25 in Mexico.
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 2:39 am
Phil Mickelson was ‘fired’ from his assistant coach position at Arizona State at the beginning of January by his older brother and head coach Tim. His gig at his alma mater last two months.
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 2:02 am
Technically, Jordan Spieth is looking to win for a third consecutive win, but with all eyes on Tiger Woods this week at the Phoenix Open, even Spieth forgot about his winning streak.
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 1:25 am
Stacy Lewis, Jessica Korda and Azahara Munoz share the first-round lead after firing 6-under 66s at the LPGA’s Coates Golf Championship at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club.
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 1:09 am
The bromance between Ryder Cup partners Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley continued at the Waste Management Open pro-am Wednesday. Why? Read the full story:
Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 12:40 am
The world of golf is mourning the loss of one of the game’s true gentlemen with the passing of Kel Nagle. The Hall of Famer died at Mona Vale hospital in Sydney. He was 94.
Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 11:13 pm