Golf

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.

McIlroy cards third-round 67 to share lead with Horschel in Tour Championship

Rory McIlroyLondon, Sep 14 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy shot a third-round 67 to move into joint lead with overnight leader Billy Horschel of the United States in the Tour Championship.

Horschel carded a 69 to hang onto a share of the advantage with McIlroy. Victory for either McIlroy or Horschel at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta would also secure the overall 6 million pounds FedEx Cup title.

Rory McIlroy turns 'part-time magician' with 'hole in one' into fan's pocket!

Rory McIlroyLondon, Sep 13 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has reportedly been branded as a part time magician for pulling the greatest golf shot of his career.

McIlroy's tee shot from the 14th hole struck a tree before the ball fell straight into a stunned spectator's pocket. The world number one is currently competing at the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, as he fights for the FedEx Cup and the 6 million pounds prize money that goes with it, The Daily Star reported.

McIlroy says 'ageing' Woods, Mickelson not over the hill yet

Rory McIlroyJohannesburg, Sep 12 - World number one Rory McIlroy is not convinced that the absence of former world number one Tiger Woods and American golf ace Phil Mickelson from the US PGA Tour Championship signals a changing of guard in golf, saying that they are just getting older.

The Northern Irish golf ace, reigning PGA Championship and British Open champion, noted Wednesday, the eve of the season-ending event, the passing years for Mickelson, 44, and Woods, who turns 39 in December.

Horschel, Kirk share lead as McIlroy finishes three shots adrift post round 1 at Tour Championship

Rory McIlroyLondon, Sep 12 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy finished three shots adrift after the first round at the Tour Championship to remain in contention for the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup title.

Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk moved ahead in the race for the 6 million pounds bonus as they shared the lead on four under par. Bubba Watson was on three under with McIlroy two shots further back in the Tour finale at East Lake in Atlanta.

South Korean teen Kim Hyo-Joo posts world record 61 at Evian golf Championship

Kim Hyo-JooLondon, Sep 12 - South Korea teenager golfer Kim Hyo-Joo posted a nine-under-par round of 61 on day one of the Evian Championship in France to enter the record books.

The 19-year-old hit 10 birdies to record the lowest round in a major. She is four shots ahead of Australia's Karrie Webb, while her compatriot Hur Mi-Jung a shot further back.

Europe vice-captain Harrington wary of 'galvanised' US team spirit at Ryder Cup

London, Sep 11 - Europe vice-captain Padraig Harrington feels worried that the USA would be more galvanised by team spirit than they have ever been at this month's Ryder Cup.

The Americans have lost the last two Ryder Cups and failed to gain four-and-a-half points needed to win from the 12 on the final day at Medinah two years ago. But Harrington said that he is worried that the US squad is going to be better team-wise than they have ever been.

Harrington said that he would be wary of the US coming out with a point to prove and they seemingly love being the underdogs, The BBC reported.

McIlroy says titles mean more to him now than money

London, Sep 11 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has said that he does not play for money any more and that a European Ryder Cup win at Gleneagles would mean a lot more to him.

McIlroy falls out of contention at BMW Championship with tournament's worst round of 72

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroyLondon, Sep 07 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy carded a 72, the worst round of the tournament, on the third day to fall out of contention at the BMW Championship in Denver.

Garcia fires six-under-par 64 to rush into lead after second round of BMW Championship

Garcia fires six-under-par 64 to rush into lead after second round of BMW ChampionshipWellington, Sep 06 - Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia fired away a six-under-par 64 to surge into lead following the second round of



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