London, Apr 03 - Teenaged South Korea -born New Zealand golf prodigy Lydia Ko fired a 29th consecutive under-par round in the ANA Inspiration in California to equal the LPGA Tour record.
The world number one carded a one-under-par 71 in the opening round of the first women's major of the season to equal Swede Annika Sorenstam's record.
The 17-year-old, who has won six LPGA Tour titles but is yet to claim her first major crown, branded the landmark as 'pretty cool', Stuff. co. nz reported.
Johannesburg, Apr 02 - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods is still reportedly uncertain if he will compete in next week's Masters despite playing an 18-hole practice round on Tuesday at Augusta National.
Citing comments from Woods' agent Mark Steinberg, ESPN and USA Today had reported that the American golfer continues to work on his game but is undecided if he would be ready in time for the year's first major and try for a fifth green jacket.
London, Mar 31 - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world's top 100 for the first time in his career since 1996.
Woods, who spent a cumulative record 683 weeks as world number one, has dropped to 104 in the world rankings, having not played since withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open on 6 February.
Woods has said that he is hopeful of a return for the first major of the year, the Masters, starting on 9 April, the BBC reported.
Johannesburg, Mar 28 - In a tribute to Charlie Sifford, who broke the US PGA colour barrier, former world number one Tiger Woods has made a 10,000 dollars donation to launch a scholarship fund at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Tour.
Sifford, who died last month at age 92, was an African-American golf pioneer who joined the PGA Tour in 1961 after twice playing in the US Open.
Despite facing racial insults and threats Sifford won two titles, the 1967 Greater Hartford Open and 1969 Los Angeles Open, Sport24 reported.
London, Mar 24 : Northern Irishman Darren Clarke has claimed that the timing of him being appointed Europe's Ryder Cup captaincy couldn't have been better, insisting that they have a chance to make history by registering a fourth successive victory at Hazeltine, United States in 2016.
Clarke, whose friend Davis Love would lead the American team for the second time, said that if he could have chosen where and when, then it would have been America and now, to lead the Europe team.
Florida - Four-times major winner Ernie Els was questioned by officials for a possible rules violation before being cleared at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday.
Television showed Els touching his wedge in long grass in a hazard at the par-five sixth hole during the third round at Bay Hill in Florida.
However, tour rules official Steve Rintoul could not determine from watching the video whether the South African grounded his club, which would have resulted in a two-stroke penalty.
London, Mar 21 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy carded a second-round 66 to charge up the leaderboard and is five shots behind leader Morgan Hoffman at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
The world number one golfer's first-sub 70 round on this year's PGA Tour included a run of five birdies on his back nine.
Hoffmann added a 65 to his opening round six-under 66, which left him on 13 under and three ahead of holder Matt Every, Henrik Stenson and Harris English, the BBC reported.
McIlroy currently shares sixth with New Zealand's Danny Lee and Sweden's David Lingmerth.
Johannesburg, Mar 20 : American golf legend Arnold Palmer has claimed that former world number one Tiger Woods needs to regain the confidence he had in his early career days if he wants to find his way back to the top of sport.
Woods is hoping to stage his return to golf at the Masters, and speaking at the eve of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, Palmer said that the 14-time major winner needs to practice to rebuild his early confidence.
Johannesburg, Mar 20 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy is hoping to put up a strong display at his first Arnold Palmer Invitational before he looks to complete a career Grand Slam at the Masters next month.
McIlroy got off to a strong start in 2015with a runner-up finish on the European Tour in Abu Dhabi followed by a win in Dubai, but he missed the cut at the Honda Classic and finished equal ninth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, in his first two US PGA Tour starts of the year.
Johannesburg, Mar 18 : Double United States Masters champion Bubba Watson has claimed that world number one Rory McIlroy would face more pressure at the Augusta National next month, the year's first major.
Watson could join the elite company of Jack Nicklaus , Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods if his bid to defend his title at the Augusta National next month is successful, as he would then be amongst the only players to win consecutive green jackets. He could also join the likes of Sam Snead and Gary Player by becoming the sixth three-times Major winner. Nicklaus holds the record with six.
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