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Anirban Lahiri's struggle continues at WGC-Cadillac

Anirban Lahiri's struggle continues at WGC-Cadillac

Miami: Anirban Lahiri shot four-over 76 to be tied at 70th position after the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championships at the Blue Monster at the Trump National in Doral in Florida here.

He is now 12-over for 36 holes in the elite field, which is still led by the long-hitting JB Holmes.

There is no midway cut, so Lahiri will still have a chance to improve his position over the weekend.

Holmes added a 73 to his first round 62 and is now nine-under and is two clear of Ryan Moore (71).

Arjun Atwal, Daniel Chopra make cut at Puerto Rico Open

Arjun Atwal, Daniel Chopra make cut at Puerto Rico Open

Rio Grande: Arjun Atwal playing his first PGA Tournament since September last year made the cut with a one-under 71 in the second round of the Puerto Rico Open on Friday.

The only Indian to have won on the PGA Tour shot 73 in the first round and added a 71 in the second.

At even par 144, he was tied 31st after gaining 10 places from his overnight 41st place.

Also making the weekend action was Daniel Chopra (74-69) in tied 21st place after a windy second round.

'Frustrated' McIlroy throws club in lake during disappointing second round of WGC-Cadillac in Miami

Rory McIlroy

London, Mar 07 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy was so frustrated with his game during the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami that he threw one of his clubs into a lake.

The world number one had just pulled his approach shot into the water on the par-five eighth hole and he sent his long golf club after it in frustration. He carded a two-under 70 to lie one under for the tournament.

McIlroy's score has left him eight shots adrift of leader JB Holmes, who shot a one-over 73 to add to his opening-round 62, the BBC reported.

McIlroy claims missed Honda Classic cut was 'kick in the backside'

McIlroy claims missed Honda Classic cut was 'kick in the backside'

London, Mar 05 : Northern Irish Rory McIlroy has branded his missed cut at the Honda Classic as a 'kick in the backside', but insisted that it has given him clarity on what he needed.

Speaking in the build-up to the WGC-Cadillac Championship which starts at Doral, Miami, on Thursday, the world number one said that sometimes one needs a little kick in the backside to make them realize what they need to do.

Anirban Lahiri 'excited' to make first start in World Golf Championships at Doral

Anirban Lahiri

Johannesburg, Mar 04 - Indian golf ace Anirban Lahiri is excited to make his first start in the World Golf Championships at Doral this week after jumping to 34th in the world rankings following two wins last month.

And the Asian Tour number one hopes his debut at the Cadillac Championship signals the start of greater things in America as he dreams of becoming his homeland's first major winner.

Journeyman golfer retracts provocative 'failed drug test' allegations on Woods over PGA absence

Tiger Woods

Wellington, Mar 03 - Journeyman golfer Dan Olsen has retracted his provocative allegations that former world number one Tiger Woods was serving a suspension for a failed drug test, after he claimed last week that the American's absence from the PGA Tour was not due to an injured back or needing to improve his game.

During a radio show, 730AM The Game in Lansing, Michigan last week, Olsen said that he heard that Woods is suspended, adding that he heard the golfer is on a month's suspension. And he insisted that it's not, claiming that it's kind of a strong witness.

Fans flaunt 'Go Ko' tees as Lydia Ko reclaims New Zealand Open title

Fans flaunt 'Go Ko' tees as Lydia Ko reclaims New Zealand Open title

Wellington, Mar 02 : 'Go Ko' was the slogan to be seen and heard everywhere as teenaged South Korea-born New Zealand golf prodigy Lydia Ko beat Australian amateur Hannah Green by four shots to reclaim her New Zealand Open title at a packed Christchurch's Clearwater golf club on Sunday.

A strong group of middle-aged women rode every Ko shot, celebrating loudly whenever the 17-year-old landed a birdie putt, while small children sat perched high on their fathers' shoulders trying to get a glimpse of the amazing golf star.

McIlroy struggles in 'crosswinds' to miss cut at Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy

Wellington, Feb 28 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has faced an early disappointment by missing the cut at the Honda Classic, one of the three tournaments he had given himself to get in optimum form for the Masters in April.

McIlroy shot 73 and 74 in his two rounds on the Champion Course, which left him seven over par, well outside the cut-line that would be implemented after rain-delayed second rounds are completed on Saturday.

Davis Love named US golf team skipper for 2016 Ryder Cup

Davis Love III

London, Feb 25 - American golfer Davis Milton Love has been named as the captain for the United States golf team for their 2016 Ryder Cup campaign at Hazeltine in Minnesota.

Love led the United States team beaten by a stunning Europe comeback in the 'Miracle of Medinah' of 2012.

The former US PGA champion said that he is there with the same goal as in 2012 but not as the same captain, the BBC reported.

Europe, who defeated the US 16.5-11.5 at Gleneagles to retain the cup last autumn, last week named Darren Clarke as their skipper for the 2016 campaign.

Teen golf prodigy Lydia Ko 'tatts up' wrist with stupendous story of success

Teen golf prodigy Lydia Ko 'tatts up' wrist with stupendous story of success

Wellington, Feb 24 (ANI): Teenaged South Korea-born New Zealand golf prodigy Lydia Ko's life has changed a lot in the past year, as she has won four LPGA Tour titles and risen from number four to number one in the world rankings, and she has got her wrist inked in celebration of the same.

Ko, who is gearing up for New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch, has won prize money of about four million dollars, thanks to her huge success on the golf court.



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