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McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit (The Associated Press)

Europe's Rory McIlroy celebrates winning the 1st hole during the foursomes match on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

DUBLIN (AP) — Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.


Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 10:01 pm

Match Play champion Ilonen over the dreaded yips now (Reuters)

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) – Nine years after Mikko Ilonen was at his wits end with the dreaded putting yips, the Finn has finally cracked golf’s big time by winning the Volvo World Match Play Championship. His 3 & 1 victory over world number five Henrik Stenson in an all-Nordic final at the London Club on Sunday not only clinched his biggest payday, it also catapulted the 34-year-old to a career high 37th in the rankings. The blond Ilonen now knows he can plan for his first U.S. …

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 9:54 am

Asian Tour to unveil new event, eyes $50 million prize money by 2017 (Reuters)

By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Asian Tour will add a third new tournament to next year’s calendar and hopes to offer more than $50 million in prize money by 2017, chief executive Mike Kerr said. The $3 million tournament in Thailand, co-sanctioned by the European Tour and slated for February, was further proof of the Tour’s robust health, Kerr told Reuters. “In the last couple of months we have added four new events,” Kerr said in a telephone interview. “We are projecting robust growth in 2015 and carry on in 2016. …

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 6:57 am

Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas (The Associated Press)

Ben Martin poses for photographers after winning the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.


Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:12 am

Martin posts first PGA Tour victory in Las Vegas (Reuters)

Ben Martin of the U.S hits out of the bunker on the 7th hole during the Canadian Open Golf Tournament at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

(Reuters) – Ben Martin fended off a strong challenge from fellow American Kevin Streelman to win the $6.2 million Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by two strokes in Las Vegas on Sunday. Overnight leader Martin briefly surrendered a big lead before curling in a 45-foot eagle putt at the par-five 16th to regain his advantage over the fast-finishing Streelman at the TPC Summerlin in Nevada. Martin punctuated the victory with a birdie at the final hole to card 68 and finish at 20-under-par 264 for his first PGA Tour victory in his 56th start. …


Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 1:29 am

Jay Haas wins Greater Hickory Kia Classic (The Associated Press)

Jay Haas smalls as he holds the trophy after winning the Greater Hickory Kia Classic Champions Tour golf tournament in Conover, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) — Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia Classic.


Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 12:12 am

Baek wins playoff to take LPGA South Korea (The Associated Press)

Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea kisses the trophy after winning the KEB Hana Bank Championship golf tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff Sunday to claim the LPGA’s KEB-HanaBank Championship.


Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 11:11 pm


Sky Sports - Great Britain

Martin holds nerve in Vegas

Ben Martin made an eagle on the 16th as he held off the pack to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, his first PGA Tour title.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 6:23 am

Pace foils Clyburn in playoff

South African Lee-Anne Pace birdied the second extra hole in a sudden death playoff against England’s Holly Clyburn to win the South African Women’s Open at San Lameer Golf Club in KwaZulu-Natal.

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 6:25 pm

Ilonen wins Match Play crown

Mikko Ilonen became the first Finnish player to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship with a 3&1 victory over top seed Henrik Stenson in the final at The London Club.

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 4:51 pm

Stenson faces Ilonen final

Henrik Stenson of Sweden will play Finland’s Mikko Ilonen in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship.

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 12:51 pm

Hend triumphs in Hong Kong

Scott Hend edged out Angelo Que at the first hole of a play-off to win the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 10:17 am

Teenager Baek wins LPGA event

Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way play-off on Sunday to claim the LPGA’s KEB-HanaBank Championship.

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 10:05 am

Martin marches two clear

Ben Martin shot a third-round 62 to take a two-shot lead at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 7:50 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

Player of the week: Bronte Law, UCLA

UCLA sophomore Bronte Law claimed the second collegiate title of her career Oct. 19 at the Stanford Intercollegiate.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 9:22 pm

Team of the week: South Carolina

South Carolina played the final two rounds of Mercedes-Benz Collegiate with just four players, but the Gamecocks still managed to rally Oct. 19 for a 14-shot victory after entering the round with a four-shot deficit. That gave South Carolina its second team title in three fall starts.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 9:01 pm

Hardened Vandy squad leads Tavistock by two

After a disappointing finish at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational, Vanerbilt wanted to come out and be victorious this week at Lake Nona, and after the second round of the Tavistock Collegiate, the team is headed towards victory.

After a disappointing finish at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational, Vanerbilt wanted to come out and be victorious this week at Lake Nona, and after the second round of the Tavistock Collegiate, the team is headed towards victory.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 8:38 pm

Greens and Gridirons: Georgia, UGA Golf Course

Golf wedges its way into the Athens, Ga., scene amid music and foodie scenes -- even on fall weekends when rabid Bulldogs fans and UGA alums focus on a rich football tradition.

Golf wedges its way into the Athens, Ga., scene amid music and foodie scenes — even on fall weekends when rabid Bulldogs fans and UGA alums focus on a rich football tradition.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 8:29 pm

Zucchetti brothers play Tavistock side by side

UCF's Federico Zucchetti and Baylor's Filippo Zucchetti play together at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational as their Italian mother looks on.

UCF’s Federico Zucchetti and Baylor’s Filippo Zucchetti play together at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational as their Italian mother looks on.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 8:27 pm

Report: Tiger Woods returns to hitting golf balls

Tiger Woods began hitting golf balls last week for the first time since shutting himself down following the PGA Championship in August, according to a report by USA Today.

Tiger Woods began hitting golf balls last week for the first time since shutting himself down following the PGA Championship in August, according to a report by USA Today.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 7:43 pm

Bound for home: Irishman Moynihan leaves Alabama

Alabama sophomore Gavin Moynihan has left the team because of homesickness, Crimson Tide head coach Jay Seawell confirmed Monday.

Alabama sophomore Gavin Moynihan has left the team because of homesickness, Crimson Tide head coach Jay Seawell confirmed Monday.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 7:40 pm


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