Golf

Nadal recovering satisfactorily from appendicitis with antibiotic therapy

Rafael NadalJohannesburg, Oct 10 - Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal's spokesperson has revealed that the world number two would continue a course of antibiotics in a bid to be fit for the remainder of the 2014 season as his recovery from appendicitis is going satisfactorily.

Nadal returned to the court for the first time since Wimbledon last week in Beijing before he was diagnosed with appendicitis ahead of the Shanghai Masters .

Nicolas Colsaerts misses out on first ever 59 on European Tour

nicolas colsaertsJohannesburg, Oct 10 - Belgian golfer Nicolas Colsaerts missed out on the first ever 59 on the European Tour on Thursday when a crucial putt at the last just slipped by the hole at Portugal Masters.

No one in the tour's 42-year history has ever dipped below 60 but the former Ryder Cup player was within a hairsbreadth at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Club. His 20-foot birdie putt just missed the lip of the 18th hole as he fell short by just a single stroke.

Shiv Kapur tied 66th, Oliver Wilson seals victory at St Andrews

Shiv KapurSt. Andrews: Indian golfer Shiv Kapur lost his way in the closing stages to card a disappointing two-over 74 and sign off tied 66th at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship here.

Kapur totalled two-over 286 in the tournament that is played over three courses with the final round at the Old Course, St. Andrews.

Meanwhile, Oliver Wilson produced a gutsy final round display to finally claim a maiden European Tour title and reignite his career.

Tom Watson offers regrets, takes blame for US Cup loss

Tom WatsonNew York - US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson said he takes full blame for the Americans' latest loss to Europe last weekend at Gleneagles and regrets communication woes with his players.

Raphael Jacquelin leads pack after day 2 of Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Raphael JacquelinLondon, Oct 04 - French golfer Raphael Jacquelin leads pack by one shot after day two of Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Friday.

Jacquelin said that he had been working extremely hard to reach the current position.

According to the BBC, Jacquelin's countryman, Alexander Levy, Irish duo Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry and England's Oliver Wilson are one behind on eight under.

Rahil Gangjee tied 11th at midway stage in Taipei Masters

Rahil Gangjee tied 11th at midway stage in Taipei MastersTaipei: On a rather windy day, Rahil Gangjee (71) rode on three birdies on the front nine to move into tied 11th position at the end of the halfway stage of the USD650,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters here on Friday.

Gangjee is now one-over 145 and is four shots behind the leader, Brazilian Adilson Da Silva (66).

Days after being declared world's best golfer, McIlroy falls back to earth

Rory-McIlroyLondon, Oct 3 - Irish golfer Rory McIlroy suffered a Ryder Cup hangover as he struggled to an opening round of 73 in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Thursday.

The world number one, who helped Europe ease to victory over the United States last weekend, made one birdie and two bogeys at Carnoustie, one of the three Scottish courses hosting the tournament, reports Sport24.

Rory McIlroy has no idea how he went topless while celebrating Gleneagles-win

Rory McIlroy has no idea how he went topless while celebrating Gleneagles-winLondon, Oct 02 : Rory McIlroy says he has no idea how he went topless while celebrating Europe's Ryder Cup win, wearing a mini-kilt and bright red wig at Gleneagles on Sunday evening.

According to the Mirror, the world No.1 was the inspiration behind the victory over the US at Gleneagles and was pictured deep into the celebrations.

Justin Rose hits ball off British Airways 747 wings to raise funds for his charity

Justin RoseJohannesburg, Oct 02 - Following his crucial role in the European Team's win at Gleneagles last weekend, former US Open champion Justin Rose kept the adrenaline level high by exhibiting his shot-making skills from the wings of a British Airways Boeing 747 during a charity event in London.

McIlroy named PGA Player of Year for second time

Rory McIlroyLondon, Oct 2 - Rory McIlroy has been voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year for a second time after winning two majors in 2014.

According to the BBC, the 25-year-old world number one from Northern Ireland won three consecutive tournaments, starting with his first Open title at Hoylake in July.

McIlroy won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational before clinching a second US PGA success at Valhalla.



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