Wellington, Jan 22 : Recounting his personal experience that how difficult it is to play hurt and without confidence, former golf number one David Duval has said that American golf ace Tiger Woods must regain his health and confidence to be firing on all cylinders.
Duval, in his new role as a Golf Channel analyst, would be among those closely following the progress of the 14-times major champion who would make his season debut at next week's Waste Management Phoenix Open after an injury-hit 2014.
London, Jan 22 : American ace golfer Dustin Johnson has refused allegations that he has got a problem with cocaine, saying that too much drinking caused his absence from the sport.
Johnson, an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour, had announced his absence six months ago, saying that the break would improve his mental health, physical well-being and emotional foundation.
It was also alleged that the golfer had been serving a six-month after testing positive for cocaine.
Dismissing alleged issue with cocaine, Johnson said that he had issues, but that was not the issue, the BBC reported.
London, Jan 20 - Tiger Woods' plans to surprise his champion skiing girlfriend Lindsey Vonn during her 63rd World Cup Alpine ski win didn't pay off well for the American golfer, as the former world number one lost a tooth after being hit in the face by a camera.
Woods decided to surprise two-time world champion and an Olympic gold medallist in Alpine Ski, Vonn, who was competing in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
London, Jan 19 : Australian golfer Robert Allenby has claimed that he was kidnapped from a bar in Hawaii, then robbed and beaten, before he was dumped in a park.
Allenby said that he might have been drugged before he was taken from the bar on Friday.
Allenby, who was helped back to his hotel by a retired military man, said that he didn't believe he was going to survive this one, the BBC reported.
After missing the cut at the US PGA Tour's Sony Open, the golfer had been planning to fly out of Hawaii.
London, Jan 19 - German golfer and former world number one Martin Kaymer went through an astonishing collapse on the final day of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, as world number 357 Gary Stal went on to grab his first European Tour title.
US Open champion Kaymer began six shots ahead and that soon extended to 10, but the after 47 holes without a dropped shot, the German's lead went by the 13th with a bogey, followed by double and triple bogeys.
London, Jan 18 - World number one golfer Rory McIlroy saw a series of putts stay up and fired only two birdies in a 71 that left him eight shots adrift of leader Martin Kaymer on the fifth at the Abu Dhabi Championship.
Germany's Kaymer is on the verge of winning a fourth Abu Dhabi Championship title, having opened a six-shot lead after three rounds as he fired seven birdies in his first 13 holes during a bogey-free round of 65 to reach 20 under.
London, Jan 17 - World number one golfer Rory McIlroy is only two shots off the lead after recording his first professional hole-in-one on day two of the Abu Dhabi Championship.
McIlroy's towering nine-iron at the 177-yard 15th pitched a foot from the flag before trickling in, and he birdied the last to finish on 11 under, two shots adrift of leader Martin Kaymer, who did not drop a shot in adding a
67 to his opening 64.
McIlroy's shot was the third ace of the week after Tom Lewis at the seventh and Miguel Angel Jimenez at the 15th, the BBC reported.
London, Jan 16 - Welsh professional golfer Jamie Donaldson has bagged the European Tour's shot of the year award for the wedge shot that helped Europe clinch the Ryder Cup.
Donaldson, whose approach to the 15th at Gleneagles secured a win in his match against Keegan Bradley and ensured Paul McGinley's side retained the trophy, said that he had claimed at the time that he had just hit the shot of his life, given the circumstances.
Donaldson claimed that he would never get tired of talking about it, adding that it was such an amazing moment, the BBC reported.
Wellington, Jan 15 - U.S. golf legend Jack Nicklaus is optimistic that former world number one Tiger Woods and the American Ryder Cup team both will bounce back after going through golfing lulls.
Woods, who is returning from a back injury, has not won a major since he took his total to 14, second on the all-time list, at the 2008 US Open.
18-time Major winner Nicklaus said that Woods has had a great career, and he doesn't think that the former world number one's career is over, Stuff.co.nz reported.
Johannesburg, Jan 14 - World number one golfer Rory McIlroy has revealed that he has a habit of jotting down his season's goals on the back of the boarding pass of his first flight every year.
However, the Northern Irishman did not disclose his goals for 2015. But one of his goals might be to grab a history-making win at Augusta National.
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