Anirban Lahiri in two-shot lead, SSP Chowrasia second in Malaysia

Anirban LahiriPetaling Jaya (Malaysia): Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chowrasia took the top two positions at the end of the first round of the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters, here on Thursday.

Lahiri, the top ranked Indian in the world and winner of four titles on Asian Tour, carded a brilliant seven-under-par 64 while Chowrasia shot five-under 66 to be at joint second position with Chinese Taipei's Chan Yih-shin here at the Seri Selangor Golf Club course.

Gary Player says it is McIlroy's 'time right now'

Gary PlayerJohannesburg, Sep 18 : Nine times Major winner Gary Player has said that it is Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy's time right now.

It has been a brilliant year of golf by McIlroy, in which he has won two Major Championships, The Open and the US PGA, plus the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Now the Ryder Cup is just days away, with the whole world of golf expecting more McIlroy magic.

Paul McGinley says Europeans 'proud to embrace' favourites tag for Ryder Cup

Paul McGinleyJohannesburg, Sep 18 : After overturning years of United States dominance, Europe Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has said that his proud team would embrace being the favourites when the 40th edition of the golf tournament gets underway at Gleneagles next week.

Normad had 'premonition' about chainsaw accident

Greg NormanLondon, Sep 17 : Golfer Greg Norman said that he had a premonition about the chainsaw accident in which he nearly lost his left hand.

He said that as he was readying his chainsaw, he felt that something bad was going to happen but carried on with the task of chopping the tree branches, reported the BBC. The 59-year-old Australian said that he felt extremely lucky after escaping the injury.

Woods' strength back after 'busting butt in gym pretty hard'

Tiger-WoodsWellington, Sep 16 - Former world number one Tiger Woods has said that his strength has returned from 'busting his butt' in the gym pretty hard and the American golf ace is on schedule to resume competition in December.

Woods laughs off McIlroy's 'over the hill' remarks

Woods laughs off McIlroy's 'over the hill' remarks Johannesburg, Sep 16 : Former world number one Tiger Woods has laughed off current world number one Rory McIlroy's recent estimation that the American and compatriot Phil Mickelson are in the back nine of their careers.

Woods, whose 39th birthday is looming in December, said that he thought it was funny, adding that Mickelson has less holes to play than he does, though.

Norman expected to make full recovery after almost losing left hand in chainsaw accident

Greg-NormanLondon, Sep 16 - Australian golf legend Greg Norman is expected to make a full recovery after he almost lost his left hand in a chainsaw accident.

Norman, who won the Open in 1986 and 1993, injured himself trying to cut some tree branches and tweeted pictures from the hospital. He has since had surgery on his arm to repair some minor nerve damage.

Norman almost loses left hand in chainsaw accident, tweets 'not down and out'

Greg NormanLondon, Sep 15 - Australian golf legend Greg Norman almost lost his left hand in a chainsaw accident and is reportedly recovering in hospital now.

The 59-year-old Australian, who won the Open in 1986 and 1993, posted a picture of himself recovering at a US hospital.

Norman, who last week posted a photo of himself cutting back a small tree, tweeted that he is working with a chainsaw, adding that always be respectful of the unexpected, The BBC reported.

McIlroy misses out on 6 mln-pounds FedEx Cup bonanza as Horschel clinches Tour Championship

London, Sep 15 - Billy Horschel beat Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy to the 6 million pounds FedEx Cup prize as the American clinched the Tour Championship and secured the overall title.

The Open and US PGA champion needed to win in Atlanta to secure the bonus, but having been overnight co-leader with Horschel he saw his hopes fade with a double bogey and three other dropped shots on Sunday.

McIlroy finished tied for second on eight under, with Horschel on 11 under. Fellow American Jim Furyk was also tied second, with Justin Rose tied fourth, the BBC reported.

Now, golfer Andy Sullivan to putt balls in space!

Andy SullivaLondon, Sep 15 - English golfer Andy Sullivan recorded a hole-in-one during the final round of the KLM Open in Zandvoort, Netherlands to win a trip to space next year.

Sullivan secured the prize after he became the first player to achieve the feat at the competition on the par-three 15th hole on Sunday. He said that he would have to pluck up some serious courage, but adding he would love to do it.

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