Golf

'Determined' Woods hopeful of Masters return despite taking 'indefinite break'

Tiger Woods

London, Mar 14 - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has said that he is hoping to make a comeback at the Masters, admitting that he would be missing next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The 14-times major champion withdrew from last month's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, his second start of the season, because of tightness in his back , stating that he was taking an indefinite break from the professional game.

Morten Orum Madsen fires hole-in-one to share lead with first-round 63 at Tshwane Open in SA

Morten Orum Madsen

London, Mar 13 - Danish professional golfer Morten Orum Madsen claimed a share of the lead with a hole-in-one in an eagle-eagle finish to card a first-round 63 at the Tshwane Open in South Africa.

Madsen got his ace on the eighth, his 17th, in Waterkloof and was the 20th on the European Tour this season, the BBC reported.

The Dane said that he couldn't have hit it better, adding that it was only his second hole-in-one and claimed that it is really special to have one on the European Tour.

Kiran retains lead; Smriti sets a new Tour record

Kiran retains lead; Smriti sets a new Tour record

Gurgaon: Kiran Matharu fired a sizzling six-under 66 on the second day to retain a one-stroke lead over veteran Smriti Mehra in the eighth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour here.

Smriti carded seven-under 65 on the day to take her total score to 134 after the second round and set the stage for an exciting finish.

Smriti rewrote WGAI's record books by registering the lowest single round score on the Tour, bettering her own record of six-under 72 at Clover Greens in 2013.

She also established a new course record by a lady golfer at the Classic Golf & Country Club.

Padraig Harrington looking forward to 'fifth Major' Irish Open

Padraig Harrington looking forward to 'fifth Major' Irish Open

Johannesburg, Mar 11 : Irish professional golfer Padraig Harrington has claimed that he is really looking forward to perform at the Irish Open at Royal County Down, which gets underway in May, and he has branded the tournament as his 'fifth Major'.

Following a nearly seven year win drought, the Irishman finally got back to winning ways at the Honda Open last week. Before the watershed victory, Harrington's last win came at the 2008 PGA Championships .

PGA Tour commissioner insists tournament will be `fine` despite Woods' hiatus from golf

Tiger Woods

Johannesburg, Mar 10 - PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem has claimed that the tournament is going to be fine despite former world number one golfer Tiger Woods' hiatus from the sport, although he insists that the American's legacy is on solid grounds.

Finchem caimed that he doesn't know when the 14-time major winner would play next but he compared Woods' latest hiatus to Michael Jordan leaving the NBA to try his luck at professional baseball.

'Disappointed' McIlroy admits has work to do on his game post WGC-Cadillac loss

Rory McIlroy

London, Mar 10 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has claimed that he is pretty disappointed with how he played in the WGC-Cadillac Championship and admitted that he has work to do to get his game in shape before he attempts at complete a career Grand Slam at the Masters in April.

McIlroy finished eight shots behind Dustin Johnson in the WGC-Cadillac Championship and has been left disappointed with his performance. His frustrating week included him tossing a three-iron into a lake.

Donald Trump reunites McIlroy with discarded club in Doral

Rory McIlroy

Johannesburg, Mar 09 - American businessman and television personality Donald Trump reunited Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy with his spectacularly discarded three-iron on Sunday, as he handed the club back to the world number one golfer at Trump National Doral.

A frustrated McIlroy had hurled his club into a pond on Friday after his second shot at the par-five eighth found water, and it was recovered on Saturday by a scuba diver.

Johnson, Holmes both score hole-in-one on same par-3 hole within 24 minutes of each other at WGC

American golfers Dustin Johnson

Wellington, Mar 08 - American golfers Dustin Johnson and JB Holmes both scored a hole-in-one on the same hole, the par-3 hole, within just 24 minutes of each other during the third round of the golf-championships.html"> World Golf Championships (WGC) at Doral, Miami.

Johnson and Holmes both used a 7-iron on the 227-yard hole in the third round of the event on Saturday.

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.



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