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.

Darren Clarke appointed Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2016

Darren Clarke

London, Feb 19 - Northern Irishman Darren Clarke has been appointed as Europe's captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup against United States at Hazeltine.

Reflecting on his selection, Clarke said that the Ryder Cup had been a massive part of his life and his career, so to have the chance to lead Europe next year was a huge honour, the BBC reported.

Clarke won the Ryder Cup four times and has been part of winning teams as a vice captain in 2010 and 2012. (ANI)

Davis Love likely to captain US Ryder Cup team in 2016

Davis Love likely to captain US Ryder Cup team in 2016

Johannesburg, Feb 18 : Former US PGA champion Davis Love is reportedly set to captain the Americans against Europe in 2016 .

The PGA of America would declare Love as the US team skipper next year at Hazeltine on February 24 at its Florida headquarters, Sport24 reported.

The Love-led team lost the 2012 Ryder Cup to Europe in a dramatic finish by a single point. (ANI)

Tiger Woods advised to seek Beatles type Indian spiritual guru to revive career

Tiger Woods

London, Feb 13 - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods may require a spiritual Indian guru to rediscover his on-field form and preserve his elite status in the sport as he would be a big loss if he quits, according to a golf commentator.

The 14-time major winner on Thursday announced that he was quitting the game " indefinitely" in view of his staggering decline in form.

Reflecting on Tiger's slump in form, golf commentator Peter Alliss said that Tiger might go to India like the Beatles and discover something magical, adding that he would be a huge miss, the BBC reported.

Thai legend Thaworn Wiratchant leads steller cast at Indian Open

Thai legend Thaworn Wiratchant leads steller cast at Indian Open

New Delhi - Two-time champion, Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand will look to complete a hattrict of titles when he leads an impressive cast to the USD 1.5 million Indian Open next week.

Thaworn, who holds an unprecedented 18 Asian Tour titles -- including the Indian Open crown in 2005 and 2012, will be among the top contenders at the event which is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour for the first time.

Fitness guru claims wrong training post surgery can be 'catastrophic' for Woods' career

Fitness guru claims wrong training post surgery can be 'catastrophic' for Woods'

London, Feb 10 - Former English striker Drewe Broughton has claimed that surgery topped with wrong training would be 'catastrophic' for ex-world number one Tiger Woods' career, unless the golfer acts now.

Woods' hopes of a 15th Major seem further away than ever after the American superstar pulled out of the Farmers Insurance Open after just 11 holes this week, and it was followed by a career-worst 82 in the second round at Phoenix last week where he missed the cut.

Anirban Lahiri wins Malaysian Open to secure breakthrough European Tour title

Indian golf ace Anirban Lahiri

Johannesburg, Feb 09 - Indian golf ace Anirban Lahiri overhauled Austrian Bernd Wiesberger in a dramatic final round of the Malaysian Open to secure his breakthrough European Tour title on Sunday.

Just three months after coming through qualifying school, Lahiri made up five shots on overnight leader Wiesberger before holding his nerve over the last few holes to emerge a winner by a single stroke after carding a four-under-par 68.

Women's golf No. 1 Lydia Ko went 'OMG' over Lorde's congratulatory tweet

Lydia Ko

Wellington, Feb 05 - South Korea born New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko claims that she was star struck when her fellow New Zealand teen singing superstar Lorde's tweet for her, after she was ranked women's golf world number one.

Ko was ranked the women's golf world number one on Tuesday and speaking for the first time since then, she said that she had taken the past couple of days to let everything to sink in. She claimed that she has tried to go back to her normal routine, but added that it's a huge honour.

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