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Golf-Tiger must prove he is over chipping yips – Jacklin (Reuters)

By Tony Jimenez LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Former world number one Tiger Woods must prove he has overcome the “chipping yips” in order to fully challenge golf’s elite again, according to double major champion Tony Jacklin. American Woods, 40, made his comeback after an absence of almost 16 months caused by chronic back problems to finish 15th in an elite 17-man field at last week’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. “I thought it was a promising return by Tiger,” Jacklin told Reuters in a telephone interview from his Florida home.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 8:00 am

Brian Thorburn to leave as head of PGA of Australia (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this May 2, 2016, file photo, Harold Varner III tees off the 18th hole during the final round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. Varner held on to win the Australian PGA Championship in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sunday, Dec.4, 2016 by two shots after a roller-coaster last round of 65 that included seven birdies and two bogeys in an entertaining nine-hole stretch at Royal Pines. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chief executive Brian Thorburn will leave the PGA of Australia in February after six years in charge of the country’s major professional golf organization.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 1:36 am

Golf: Jacklin backs Bjorn but worries about Paris venue (Reuters)

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Denmark's Thomas Bjorn during the first round
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By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) – Tony Jacklin has welcomed Thomas Bjorn’s appointment as 2018 European Ryder Cup captain but the former skipper is concerned about the Paris venue and the qualification criteria for the 12-man team. Jacklin, the most successful leader in Europe’s Ryder Cup history with two wins and a tie from his four matches in charge from 1983-89, believes the 45-year-old Dane, three-times a player in the biennial contest, is the right man for the job. The only reservation I’ve got is that the matches are going to be in Paris and, relatively speaking, golf is a minority sport in France.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:08 pm

The magic number remains 59, even though Furyk shot 58 (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Golf established its magic number in 1977 when Al Geiberger shot 59 in the Memphis Classic. It was matched 14 years later by Chip Beck in Las Vegas, and then David Duval at the Bob Hope Classic (1999), Paul Goydos at the John Deere Classic and Stuart Appleby at The Greenbrier Classic (both in 2010) and Jim Furyk at the BMW Championship in 2013.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:19 pm

More time needed before Tiger Woods is judged by his scores (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods watches his shot from the 14th fairway during the final round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A flop shot that required feel. A wedge to a back pin that he had to trust. Tiger Woods followed those two birdies with a perfect 6-iron that he wanted to be even better, urging it to move ”one yard … one yard!”

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 4:55 pm

Thomas Bjorn appointed Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for 2018 (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 file photo, Europe's Peter Hanson, left, and assistant captain Thomas Bjorn hold the trophy after Europe won the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. Bjorn is the first Scandinavian to be appointed captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team. The 45-year-old Dane will lead the team against the United States in 2018 at Le Golf National in Paris after being chosen by a five-man panel, including Europes past three captains. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Thomas Bjorn was appointed as captain of Europe’s 2018 Ryder Cup team on Tuesday, a reward for his long and successful association with the event as a player and vice-captain as well as his commitment to the European Tour. The 45-year-old Dane became the first Scandinavian to lead the European team, which will look to regain the cup at Le Golf National in Paris in 2018 after its 17-11 loss to the United States at Hazeltine in October. The Ryder Cup is close to Bjorn’s heart, having being on the winning side in all three of his appearances as a player – in 1997, 2002 and 2014 – and three out of four times as a vice-captain.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 4:38 pm

Trump scales back plans for ‘huge’ wall – at Irish seaside golf course (Reuters)

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump holds a golf club during a media event on the sand dunes of the Menie estate, the site for Trump's then-proposed golf resort, near Aberdeen, Scotland, Britain May 27, 2010.  REUTERS/David Moir/File Photo

By Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) – A golf course owned by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to scale back a wall designed to protect its greens from coastal erosion after opposition from local residents, the local council said on Tuesday. A plan submitted by Trump’s company in May to build a 2.8 km (1.7 miles) armourstone wall up to 20 meters wide and 5 meters above the water line between the sea and the dunes sparked a campaign by environmental groups and locals to protect the beach. In its place, the golf club management are now proposing two less visible barriers, of 650 meters and 250 meters in length, above the water line at either end of the beach, two people who attended a public consultation on Monday said.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 3:49 pm

Sky Sports – Great Britain

Communication key for Bjorn

Thomas Bjorn’s experience and strong communication skills will be vital in Europe’s bid to win back the Ryder Cup in 2018, says 2014 winning captain Paul McGinley.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 3:04 pm

Bjorn relishing captaincy

Thomas Bjorn described his appointment as Ryder Cup captain for 2018 as one of the greatest moments in his career.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 1:52 pm

Thomas ‘the obvious choice’

Colin Montgomerie and Andrew Coltart have welcomed the appointment of Thomas Bjorn as European Ryder Cup captain for 2018 and described him as the right choice for the role.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 1:50 pm

Bjorn’s Ryder Cup record

Thomas Bjorn has enjoyed incredible success in the Ryder Cup since he made his playing debut in 1997, although his winning run came to an end at Hazeltine National earlier this year.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 12:50 pm

Bjorn named Ryder Cup captain

Thomas Bjorn has been announced as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for the next contest in France in 2018.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 11:00 am

Tiger’s comeback: Conclusions

After Tiger Woods made his long-awaited return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge, we take a look at what we learned from his game, and his fitness, and whether he can get back to anywhere near his best.

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 3:30 pm

WATCH: Tiger’s swing evolution

Tiger Woods has made a number of swing changes over his career, many of them enforced by injuries, but how does his technique today compare to 1993?

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 8:00 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

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