Golf

Secrets behind the perfect golf swing revealed

GolfLondon, November 5: English researchers have found that the wrists do not play a critical role in the perfect, long-distance golf swings.

Robin Sharp, an engineer at the University of Surrey, says that how and when the power develops is the key to distance.

His analysis is based on a computer model in which a golfer uses three points of rotation: the shoulders relative to the spine, the arms relative to the shoulders and the wrists relative to the arms.

Greg Norman’s ex-wife squarely blames Chris Evert for their split

Melbourne, Oct 28 : Aussie professional golfer Greg Norman’s ex-wife Laura Andrassy has blamed his friendship with former tennis player Chris Evert as being the cause of the break up of their marriage.

She made the revelation on TV on October 27, saying she “would love to have (her) family together”, while laying the blame for the split squarely on Evert.

Andrassy recalled a moment when she had met Evert while still married to the golfer, and how her “woman''s intuition” told her something was amiss.

“Probably the first time they came out to our ranch in Colorado, I felt there was something uncomfortable but I never felt it from Greg,” News. com. au quoted her as saying.

Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods to play off for US Open

La Jolla, California - Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods are to play off over 18 holes at the US Open at the par-71 Torrey Pines Golf Club on Monday after both finished on one under par 283 over four rounds.

45-year-old Mediate played a par final round of 71 and then was in the clubhouse to see Woods finish his round. Going into the 18th hole, Woods needed a birdie to force a play off.

He gave himself a chance with a 12-foot putt, which rolled around the cup before falling into the hole to force the play-off.

The winner will become the first American since Jim Furyk in 2003 to win the US Open. (dpa)

Woods stumbles, but maintains out of US Open gate

La Jolla, California Tiger Woods has a spectacular record when leading a major championship after 54 holes - he has never lost on 13 such occasions. The question being asked at the US Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday afternoon was how he will do when he trails after 55 holes.

While the 32-year old Woods started the final round with the lead at 3-under, he quickly gave way by making double bogey, bogey on his first two holes. The double bogey at No 1 was his third on the hole this week. Wincing in pain after an errant drive on No 2, Woods went on to make bogey on the 389-yard par-4 and fell to even-par for the tournament.

Player inspires Immelman

Augusta, Georgia  - Trevor Immelman's special relationship with his iconic countryman Gary Player goes back a long time.

"There's been a lot of people that are extremely important in my life," said Immelman, moments after winning the Masters Tournament Sunday.

"But you know, I first met him when I was 5 years old, at my home club in Somerset West (South Africa). I have a great picture - he picked me up and put me on his shoulders. I have no teeth. That was the first time I met him."

Over the years, Player took an interest in Immelman and stayed in touch.

Immelman on top at Georgia Masters

Augusta, Georgia - It's hard to imagine a canvass more bright and colorful than the sun-drenched grounds of Augusta National on Friday morning. It was the kind of day for which the Masters was made.

"Everything about this tournament and this venue, it's what dreams are made of," said Trevor Immelman. "Every single player who is here has dreamt of playing in this tournament."

One might add that every single player dreams of playing in it the way Immelman is playing. For the second consecutive day, the South African put a 4-under-par 68 on the board, lowering his tournament- leading pace to 8-under par.

Swedish Indian golfer 18 holes away from becoming the Australian Masters champion

Sydney, Nov.24 : A Swedish-Indian golfer is just 18 holes away from becoming the Australian Masters champion.

Daniel Chopra had one of the best rounds of his career at Huntingdale Saturday, carding a seven-under par 65 to finish the third round 12-under par and on top of the leaderboard, Fox Sports reported.

The one-man multi-national, who learned the game in Geelong, will play Sunday in a final group that promises to be as colourful as it is talented.

Chopra's fourth-round playing partner will be Australian Kurt Barnes, who produced his best form in round three despite wearing red, white and grey diamond-patterned trousers.

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