Sweden wins World Cup of Golf

Sweden wins World Cup of GolfSHENZHEN, China, Nov. 30  -- Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson combined to shoot 9-under-par 63 Sunday, helping Sweden bag a four-stroke win at the World Cup of Golf in Shenzhen, China.

Sweden completed the event at 27-under 261, and won it for the first time since 1991.

Sunday's format was foursomes or alternate shot.

"It's a great honor to play for your country, and obviously even better when you win," Stenson said. "Sweden only won it once before in 1991 so it was about time that we changed that."

Norman asked to cut Florida mansion sale price by 27 mln dollars

Melbourne, Nov. 19 : Australian golf champion has become victim of America''s sagging real estate market.

Just months after ex-wife Laura Andrassy won a US 103 million dollar bitter divorce battle, Norman has been forced to slash the asking price for the former couple''s Florida mansion from US65 million dollars to US47.5 million dollars, a hit of US 27 million dollars.

If Norman secures US47.5 million dollars for the four-bedroom oceanfront estate on the millionaire''s paradise of Jupiter Island, he will break the record for the most expensive sale in the area, eclipsing the US44.5 million dollars Tiger Woods paid for a nearby mansion in 2006, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Ballesteros out of ICU after brain tumor surgery

Madrid (Spain), Nov. 19 : Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros has been moved out of intensive care, weeks after undergoing a successful operation to remove a tumor from his brain.

The Spanish five-time Major winner, 51, was diagnosed with a brain tumor at La Paz hospital, after losing consciousness at Madrid Airport early last month.

He has since undergone three operations to reduce pressure on his brain and remove remaining tumor tissues.

A spokesman for the hospital said: “Severiano Ballesteros has left the intensive care unit and has now changed ward.

Now, a mobile urinal for golfers

GolfNew York, November 13: Golfers may not find any interruptions during the play due to the call of nature, for a New York-born urologist has come up with a mobile urinal that can be fitted into a golf bag.

"I wanted people to feel a level of comfort. Worry where the pin is, not where''s the next bathroom," the New York Daily News quoted Dr. Floyd Seskin, inventor of the UroClub, as saying.

He revealed that he contemplated undertaking this project when a patient, who had undergone a prostate procedure, came back months later to rave about his improved condition.

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.