Golf

Chalmers bags Oz PGA Championship trophy post seven-hole playoff against Scott

Johannesburg, Dec 15 - Following a dramatic seven-hole playoff against world number three Adam Scott, two-time Australian Open champion Greg Chalmers bagged the Australian PGA Championship trophy on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

Scott had four opportunities to successfully defend his title with birdie putts during the marathon playoff at Royal Pines but failed to convert them. When he then missed a four-foot putt for par on the seventh playoff hole, it allowed Chalmers to seal the win with a near tap-in.

McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy for second time in three years post fab 2014 season

Johannesburg, Dec 10 - Following an impressive season that saw the Northern Irishman claim two major championships and play an influential role in Europe's Ryder Cup victory, world number one golfer Rory McIlroy bagged the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years.

The members of the Association of Golf Writers voted for the Northern Irishman, who won the British Open Championship and PGA Championship this season, to win the award.

Luke Donald cards three-under par 69 to take one-shot lead at Nedbank Golf Challenge

London, Dec 7 - England's Luke Donald has taken a one-shot lead over compatriot Danny Willett and Ross Fisher into the last round of the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa.

Former world number one Donald posted a three -under par 69 with five birdies and two bogeys, edging past Willett to lift him to 13 under. He said that his game plan was to shoot a solid round, and remain focused, the BBC reported.

Woods fires improved second-round 70 but remains at last position in Florida

London, Dec 06 - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods, who is making his competitive comeback after four months out injured, fired away an improved second-round 70 but remains at the last position in the Hero World Challenge in Florida.

The 38-year-old American scored a disappointing 77 in his opening round on Thursday, but he performed better on Friday, with only a double-bogey on the last hole preventing him dipping into the 60s.

Swede Henrik Stenson 's 68 gave him the lead on nine-under, a shot ahead of Patrick Reed and England's Justin Rose, The BBC reported.

Woods struggles to regain form post injury return

London, December 5 - Former world number one Tiger Woods posted a modest five over par in the opening round of the invitational World Challenge, after returning from injury.

Woods shot three bogeys and a double bogey in his first nine holes, with hitting a birdie at 12 and finishing 11 strokes behind Jordan Spieth, who is currently leading the tournament, the BBC reported.

McIlroy continues to dominate world golf rankings despite recent loses

Rory McIlroyJohannesburg, Dec 04 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy continues to lead the world rankings despite losing in the Australia Open and the Sunshine Tour's Lion of Africa Cape Town Open.

McIlroy leads in the first post on 11.64 points with Henrik Stenson on second with 8.13 points, Sport24 reported.

The top 20 golf players in the world are:

1. Rory McIlroy

2. Henrik Stenson

3. Adam Scott

4. Bubba Watson

5. Jim Furyk

6. Justin Rose

Woods hopes to beat vagaries of 'father time' to compete at golf's top level

Tiger WoodsLondon, Dec 03 : Despite admitting that he can no longer drive as far as many players, former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has claimed that he can still beat the vagaries of father time to compete at golf's top level.

The veteran American golfer returns to competition at the World Challenge in Florida on Thursday, his first event since August following back problems. He said that father time is undefeated, adding that they all lose some things they could do.

NZ teen golfer Lydia Ko tipped to be 'Princess' favoured to succeed 'King' Woods

Lydia KoNew York, Nov 25 : South Korea born New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has been reportedly tipped to be the ' Princess' who can take over from ' King' Tiger Woods as the biggest name in the golf world.

Dominant Stenson holds two-shot lead halfway through DP World Tour Championship

Johannesburg, Nov 22 - Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson's 11th consecutive round in the 60s that gave him a two-shot lead halfway through the 8 million dollars DP World Tour Championship on Friday helped him continue his dominance at the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Anirban Lahiri earns European Tour card for 2015

Girona, Spain - Anirban Lahiri continued his dream run in 2014 by earning a European Tour card for the first time in his career after finishing inside the top-25 at the European Tour Q-School Final Stage here.

Lahiri (65-68-66-73-75-72) carded an even-par-72 in the sixth and final round of the event yesterday to claim tied 16th place at nine-under-419.

Mikko Korhonen of Finland won the event with a 20-under-408 total.



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