Shiv Kapur eyes Avantha Masters crown

Shiv-KapurNew Delhi, Feb 13 : India's Shiv Kapur has targeted an Indian double at the Avantha Masters after capturing his debut European Tour Challenge Tour title at the Gujarat Kensville Challenge.

A fortnight ago Kapur became the second home player, after the 2011 champion Gaganjeet Bhullar, to win the Kensville Challenge when he held off Scotland's Andrew McArthur by two strokes to take the _32,000 winner's cheque and, in the process, move to the top of the Challenge Tour Rankings.

Jeev to lead Indian field at Avantha Masters

Jeev-Milkha-SinghNew Delhi, Feb 7 : Jeev Milkha Singh will again spearhead the home challenge at the fourth edition of the Avantha Masters, which will be played March 14-17 at a new venue, Jaypee Greens Golf Course in Greater Noida near here.

Singh is India's most successful golfer, having accrued a total of four European Tour titles including last year's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. He is also a two-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner.

Woods eager to battle McIlroy for top honours

tiger-woods4Sydney, Jan 15 : Ace golfer Tiger Woods is looking forward to take on world number one player Rory McIlroy in the new season after their rivalry dominated the most of last year.

The new golf season gets into full swing in Abu Dhabi this week and all eyes are on top players McIlroy and Woods, News. com. au reports.

It is the second straight year that the Northern Irishman and the American have opted to get things going in the Gulf emirate, but the situation has evolved distinctly since 12 months ago.

Qatar golf event head says not worth paying Woods $3m appearance fee

tiger-woods4Washington, Jan 11 : Qatar Golf Association president Hassan al Nuaimi has claimed Tiger Woods is not worth his three million dollar appearance fee on the same day the ace golfer announced he will make his U. S. PGA Tour debut in two weeks at California's Torrey Pines golf course Al Nuaimi said it didn't make sense considering the prize money for his event, the Qatar Masters, is less than Woods' asking price, the Nypost. com reports.

Donald to play in Malaysian Open

/Luke-DonaldKuala Lumpur, Jan 8 : World No. 2 Luke Donald has confirmed his participation for the 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open golf that will be held here March 21-24.

The Maybank Malaysian Open 2013 is regarded as the most prestigious golf event in the country and a leading national open in the region.

The event has hosted some of the best international and regional professional golf players. This year, the tournament ups the ante with a prize purse of $2.75 million, an increase of $250,000 from last year's tournament.

Donald, a native of Hertfordshire, England, will be making his debut in the tournament.

Super Autumn Golf Tournament held at Kaziranga golf resort

Kaziranga-golf-resort.Jorhat (Assam), Dec 26 : Scenic beauty, magnificent outdoors and mild climate in the northeast provided a perfect environment to play Golf. Recently, the Super Autumn Golf Tournament was organised at the Kaziranga golf resort near Jorhat in Assam.

Some 70 golfers from across the country gathered at the Kaziranga golf resort at the Sangsua tea estate to participate in the Tournament. The pleasant weather provided good playing conditions for the golfers.

McIlroy claims Tiger Woods aura is diminishing

 McIlroy claims Tiger Woods aura is diminishingLondon, Sep. 23 : Irish golfer Rory McIlroy, who recently won the U. S. Open, has claimed that American golfer Tiger Woods would never again rule the sport, as he did nearly a decade ago.

McIlroy, ranked No 3 in the world, said: "We saw the best of Tiger in 2000 and 2001. I don''t think golf can be played any better than that."

3 new cases registered in CWG scam

CBIThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday registered three more cases against the wrongdoers in the controversial CWG scam. These cases were against eight government officials.

Six of them belonged to the New Delhi Municipal Corporation while the rest came from Central Public Works Department and private firms. All these people were allegedly involved in awarding illegal contracts during the games to private firms.

Flawless Bhullar in joint lead in Japan

Gaganjeet BhullarKobe (Japan), Sep 25 : India's rising golf star Gaganjeet Bhullar was the only player who enjoyed a bogey-free opening round at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open Friday as a sparkling four-under-par 67 gave him the joint lead with Korean S. K. Ho and Japan's Shintaro Kai and Kazuhiko Hosokawa.

The 21-year-old Indian produced four birdies at the challenging par-71 Rokko Kokusai Golf Club's East course to earn a chance of winning a third Asian Tour victory.

Of the other three Indians in the field, S. S. P. Chowrasia shot 71 to be placed 31st, while Anirban Lahiri and C. Muniyappa with 74 each were 61st.

Business bosses defend Sir Terry in Ryder Cup planning

Business bosses defend Sir Terry in Ryder Cup planningThe top business leaders in Newport have described the decision of the city council as a ridiculous one which has rejected the plans of Sir Terry Matthews to remove a farmhouse building.

The billionaire Terry Matthews wanted to move an old farmhouse from the edge of the golf course which is going to host the Ryder Cup.

The business tycoons have called this decision as a slap in the face. He wanted to move the farmhouse away from the coverage of the TV cameras of the golf tournament “Ryder Cup”, which is to be held in October by the Celtic Manor Resort.

Toyota partners with IGU to promote golf

Toyota partners with IGU to promote golfWith a view to establish the Etios brand under which the company will be selling its hatchback in the Indian market, Toyota has announced that it has partnered with the Indian Golf Union to sponsor the National junior Golf Tour as the Toyota Etios Tour 2010.

The company has globally been a supporter of Golf but in India this is the first time the company has entered into sponsoring sports events. In fact, it is believed that this junior tournament will also play a major role in discovering potential Olympians to represent India at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Tiger Woods is back with a bang

Tiger Woods is back with a bangAfter all wrongs for 144 days, Ace golfer Tiger Woods made his way back to the hit the ball once again. He had a best opening round with his all master class.

Be it the humiliations that he faced over this period or the night jokes that were made by many, there's no doubt he still rules the heart many golfer fans. One thing must be said about him is that you can love Woods or hate Woods but you can not ignore Woods.

The superstar of the game was greeted with loud roar by the crowd. The sentiments got the speech when the announcer declared "Fore, please. Now driving, Tiger Woods".

Tiger Woods excited as well nervous to resume to golf

Tiger-WoodsThe most popular golf star, Tiger Woods is all geared up to resume to playing golf next month. The player had been in news a lot for his infidelity and he himself is really disappointed over his own behavior.

Keeping the past aside, Woods is very happy to get back to the golf, but at the same time he is not sure whether his fans will accept him back or not.

He said, "I tried to stop and I couldn't stop, it was horrific. It was disgusting behaviour."

Tiger Woods returns to golf after personal crisis

Tiger Woods returns to golf after personal crisisTiger Woods is returning to golf next month however he has expressed nervousness to play in front of his fans.

TV executives and host of sponsors are keeping away from the famed golf player, and the scrutiny could reach new levels in the tournament. He has decided to return to the April 8-11 U. S. Masters at genteel Augusta National and will have the most secure environment in the sport of golf.

"I am a little nervous about that to be honest with you. It would be nice to hear a couple of claps here and there," said Woods.

‘Regretful’ Tiger Woods admit to be nervous about return to golf

‘Regretful’ Tiger Woods admit to be nervous about return to golf He has done some pretty bad things in his life that have hurt his wife and mother, admits scandal-hit golfer Tiger Woods. He also says he is "nervous" about his return to the sport next month.

People. com quoted him as saying, "I was living a life of a lie, I really was. Stripping away denial and rationalization you start coming to the truth of who you really are and that can be very ugly."

Woods’ return a gift for CBS, ESPN

Tiger-WoodsWith the initial two rounds airing on ESPN and the final two rounds airing on CBS, the announcement of Tiger Woods making a comeback on April 8 for the 2010 Masters Tournament will be a boon for both the sports broadcasters.

The tournament is scheduled to be live on air from the April 8-11; analysts believe a boost of more than 20% in the ranking after Woods makes a return after a long gap due to his personal problems. According to ratings tracker Nielsen Co., the tournament captured a mind-boggling 14.3 million viewers in the last season.

Woods Makes Public Apology For "Irresponsible And Selfish Behavior"

Woods Makes Public Apology For "Irresponsible And Selfish Behavior"Tiger Woods has made a public apology for reckless and egotistic behavior.

At last, Woods broke his muteness on the sex scandal, which engulfed him during the last year.

Also, the no.1 affirmed that he had been in rehab centre for 45 days, but didn't disclose details of his cure.

He admitted that he cheated and had affairs, but called on the media persons to value the confidentiality of his family.

Tiger Woods to apologize

Tiger Woods to apologizeGolf star Tiger Woods' Agent Mark Steinberg and his spokesman Glenn Greenspan have announced on Thursday that the star will apologize for his infidelity and will open the cards for his future plans as well as speak for his past mistakes.

At the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, he will speak to his small group of friends, colleagues and close associates on Friday.

Tiger Woods feels that he has hurt a lot of people close to him after the infidelity episode. Fundamentally a matter just between him and his wife there have been a lot of close people he has hurt. Tiger feels the need to apologize.

Gangjee shares third spot in Avantha Masters

Rahil GangjeeIndia's Rahil Gangjee has carded five under 67 to finish at the tied third spot at the end of the first round in the 1.5-million Euro Avantha Masters at the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon on Thursday.

Gangjee, who had won Volkswagen Masters in China in 2002, carded two birdies on his last two holes. Germany's Marcel Siem is placed at the top with eight under 64 followed by Chinese Taipei's Chan Yin-shin who is one shot behind of him.

Brilliant Bhullar wins Asian Tour International

Bangkok, Feb 7 : Gaganjeet Bhullar gave Indian golf a great present right at the start of the year with a brilliant course record of eight-under 64 and winning the season-opening Asian Tour International by one shot Sunday at the Suwan Golf and Country Club.

Bhullar, who won his maiden Asian Tour title last year, began the day six shots behind and produced one of the best come-from-behind victories on the Tour. It was his second title of the career.

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