Golf

Jeev slides to joint 10th spot at DDC

Jeev slides to joint 10th spot at DDCIndian star golfer Jeev Milkha Singh has carded level-par 72 in the second round as he slipped down to joint 10th place in the Dubai Desert Classic (DDC) golf tournament at the Majlis golf course in Dubai on Friday.

Jeev, the overnight leader, scored three birdies and three bogeys in the second round. Jeev trailed by four strokes from the leader Thongchai Jaidee (66) of Thailand with a total of four under 140. Jeev carded birdie on the 12th hole but bogey at the 17th hole took him to even par.

Rashid steers India to glory

The Indian junior team qualified for the World Junior Team Championship by winning the Asian qualifiers at the Perak Royal Golf Club in Malaysia. The team comprising Rashid Khan, Chikkarangappa, Ashbeer Saini and Abhijit Chadha finished tied for the top place along with Thailand to book their spot in the world stage of the championship, which will be held in Japan in June.

Rashid bagged another international title as he led the individual standings with a three-day total of five-under 211. India matched Thailand’s mark with a total aggregate of six-over 654 in the three rounds. Only two teams qualify for the final stage from the Asian qualifiers.

This is the third time that India made it to the final stage of the World Junior Golf Team Championship.

Jeev optimistic for Tiger to bounce back, says Jeev

Jeev Milkha Singh is very optimistic for Tiger Woods to grow to top in three months time.

Jeev, who has been named the brand ambassador of the US based sports goods company Callaway, described Woods as a very capable player, who won’t be remaining in oblivion for long.

“I cannot comment on his (Woods) personal life. But he is a fantastic player. I think in the next three months, he’ll be back with a bang. He will surely go on top once he makes a comeback,” said Jeev, when asked to comment on Woods’ personal problems.

Jeev would also be playing in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, and said that though there is still much time left for it, he is happy that golf has been included in Olympics.

Jeev, Bhullar lose, Europe take lead over Asia in Royal Trophy

Chonburi (Thailand), Jan 9 : Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Gagangjeet Bhullar were outplayed 4 and 3 by Colin Montgomerie and Simon Dyson in the fourballs as Europe stormed back into lead in the annual Royal Trophy golf tournament.

Europe won three of the four matches in fourballs on the second day and took the lead 4 and a half to 3 and a half after Asia had taken a one point lead at 2 and a half to 1 and a half on the first day. The eight singles matches will be held Sunday.

Jeev and Bhullar, who played splendidly on the first day to halve their match with Peter Hanson and Soren Kjeldsen were unable to replicate the same form, while Montgomerie and Dyson, who had lost their respective matches in foursomes on Friday, were in superb form.

Rashid widens lead on top of merit list on LG Amateur Tour

Rashid widens lead on top of merit list on LG Amateur TourNew Delhi, Jan 8 : After having enjoyed a great run in the second half of 2009 LG Amateur Tour, young golfer Rashid Khan heads into the new year with a massive lead on top of the LG Order of Merit list. With a total of 392 points, Rashid is 145 points clear of the next best player.

The Delhi lad has won the last five tournaments he has played on the LG Amateur Tour, which includes two back-to-back wins in Kolkata in the last week of December.

New world golf ranking rules take Jeev back into top 50

New world golf ranking rules take Jeev back into top 50 New Delhi, Jan 6 : India's top golfer Jeev Milkha Singh closed 2009 in 59th place in World Golf rankings -- but with the new rankings rule coming into effect in the first week of the new year, the Indian ace found himself at the 50th place.

"That is a big morale booster when you start the year with such good news," said Jeev, who this week plays for Asia in the Royal Trophy in Bangkok. The ranking, however, will not count towards eligibility for the Masters, for which the top-50 at end of the previous year qualify automatically.

Avantha Masters to highlight PGTI Tour, Feeder Tour also introduced

Avantha-Masters-logoNew Delhi, Jan 4 : With the tri-sanctioned Euro 1.5 million Avantha Masters as the highlight, the Aircel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has confirmed eight events over the first quarter of the 2010 season.

In addition, the PGTI also announced the setting up of a newly Feeder Tour, which will have eight events. The events will carry a purse of about Rs. 300,000 to Rs. 400,000 and feature 72 players competing over 54 holes. The players will be those ranked outside top-100 of the PGTI Order of Merit of the previous year.

Ashbeer wins all-India junior golf event

Ashbeer wins all-India junior golf event  Pune, Jan 1 : Late bogeys on the card almost turned the round sour for Ashbeer Saini, but the Kapurthala lad managed to do just enough to get the New Year off to a bright start with a win in the Lalit Suri All-India Junior Golf Championship, played at the par-71 Poona Club Golf Course Friday.

Starting the day with a seven-shot lead, Ashbeer shot his poorest round of the week, but still eked out a one-shot win after returning a card of ten-over 81, which gave him a tournament total of 12-over 296.

Lonely Tiger in the woods this birthday Wednesday

Tiger WoodsLondon, Dec 29 : With no family, friends and alleged high-class madames around, it's going to be a lonely birthday for troubled celebrity golfter Tiger Woods who turns 34 Wednesday.

Woods is said to be still on his yacht Privacy avoiding the daily allegations spewing from waitresses and porn stars, reports news. co. au.

Woods' life took a downturn when he crashed his car outside his house in the early hours of Nov 27 amid allegations of a massive fight between him and his wife Elin Nordegren, who apparently used a golf club to break the window on his car.

Khalin takes top spot at Lalit Suri all-India junior golf

Khalin takes top spot at Lalit Suri all-India junior golf Pune, Dec 29 : Seventeen-year-old Khalin Joshi sank six birdies and put himself on top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Lalit Suri All-India Junior Golf Championship at the par-71 Poona Club Golf Course here Tuesday.

The Bangalore boy returned a card of two-under 69, which included a back-nine of five-under 31, to put himself one in front of Kapurthala's Ashbeer Saini, who returned a card one-under 70.

Rashid, Gagan through to second round, Lohan knocked out

Rahul BajajKolkata, Dec 23 : On a day when most of the top-ranked players made it through to the second round, top seed Abhinav Lohan was knocked out by Rahul Bajaj at the LG Goodricke Eastern India Amateur at the par-72 Royal Calcutta Golf Club Wednesday.

Bajaj, third on the LG Order of Merit list, only just made it into the main field in 32nd place and prevailed over Lohan in a tightly fought contest.

Most of the other big names on Tour sailed through to the second round, including Rashid Khan, who won his tie against Aditya Bhandarkar 5&4, and Gagan Verma, who defeated Varoon Parmar 6&5.

Chikkarangappa takes lead in Western India Junior Golf

Chikkarangappa takes lead in Western India Junior GolfPune, Dec 23 : Sixteen-year-old Chikkarangappa opened up a two-shot lead after the second round of the Lalit Suri Western India Junior Golf Championship at the par-71 Poona Club Golf Course Wednesday.

Chikkarangappa returned a card of two-over 73, to total six-over 148 for the tournament.

Avantha Masters to debut on European Tour

Indian golf, growing at a tremendous pace, was given a further boost by the arrival of the €1.5 million Avantha Masters, to be played at Gurgaon’s DLF Golf & Country Club from February 11-14. The event will be tri-sanctioned between the Asian Tour, the European Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).

Confirmed for three years beginning 2010, it will also be the first event in a new joint venture between Asian and European Tours to be known as EurAsia Golf Ltd.

The Avantha Masters will be the third European Tour event to be played in India, following the Indian Masters in February 2008 and the Johnnie Walker Classic soon after that.

Golf tournament held in Chandigarh to promote tourism

Golf tournament held in Chandigarh to promote tourismChandigarh, Dec. 22 : In a bid to promote tourism, the Chandigarh Golf Association organized a golf tournament for non-resident Indians here.

As many as 113 non-resident Indians (NRIs) from across 12 countries took part in the recently concluded 5th Chandigarh Golfing Tournament, which lasted for three days.

Avantha Masters to make debut on Asian and European Tour

Avantha Masters to make debut on Asian and European Tour  New Delhi, Dec 22 : Indian golf, already growing at a tremendous pace, was given a further boost by the arrival of a new tournament, the 1.5 million euros Avantha Masters, to be played at DLF Golf & Country Club here Feb 11-14.

The event will be tri-sanctioned between the Asian Tour, the European Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).

The Avantha Masters which has been confirmed for three years beginning 2010, will also be the first event in a new joint venture between Asian and European Tours to be known as EurAsia Golf Ltd.

Chikka, Trishul on top at Western India Junior golf

ChikkarangappaPune, Dec 22 : Bangalore lads Chikkarangappa and Trishul Chinappa were in lead after the first round of the Lalit Suri Western India Junior Golf Championship at the par-71 Poona Club Golf Course here Tuesday.

Both players are tied for top spot after returning a card of four-over 75.

But it is only a slender lead for both players with three players - Ankur Chadha, Ashbeer Saini and Khalin Joshi - sharing third spot at five-over 76.

Ashok Kumar pockets PGTI title

Ashok Kumar pockets PGTI title Mewat (Haryana), Dec 19 : Ashok Kumar inscribed his name on the PGTI Tour Championship trophy at the Classic Golf Resort here today as he outplayed Shamim Khan to take home the winner's cheque of Rs. 12,68,000.

Ashok shot a bogey-free 69 to finish with a tournament total of 15 under 273 and thus secured his seventh win on the Aircel-PGTI, which also happened to be his second title triumph of the 2009 season.

Shamim Khan fired 73 in the final round to finish one stroke behind Ashok Kumar in second place.

Rashid shoots 64, helps Delhi A to commanding win

Rashid KhanKolkata, Dec 18 : Carding the best round of his amateur career, an eight-under 64, Rashid Khan led the Delhi A team to a comprehensive win at the LG West Bengal Inter-State Championship which was played at the par-72 Royal Calcutta Golf Club.

With a total of 11-under for the week, the 18-year-old ensured that Delhi A, also represented by Gagan Verma (72,76,74,71) cruised to a win with a total of six-under for the week.

Kapur starts with a modest 71 in South African Open

Paarl (South Africa), Dec 18 : Shiv Kapur dropped a late bogey, but still made a decent start at the South African Open golf Thursday.

Kapur, who started off with a healthy start in the Race to Dubai for 2010, had finished tied eighth last week, and with a first round one-under 71 he was tied 29th in the European Tour event.

Kapur was one-under through seven holes in second round to be two-under with 11 more holes in second round. He had moved up to 24th.

Kapur starting on the tenth, bogeyed the 12th, but the birdie on 13th saw him turn in even par. A bogey on first was followed by birdie on third and fourth, before a bogey on eighth saw him finish at 71.

NRI golf tournament to promote Chandigarh tourism

NRI golf tournament to promote Chandigarh tourism Chandigarh, Dec 18 : More than 113 non-residential Indians from 11 countries teed off Friday at the three-day Chandigarh Golfing Tour, an initiative of the local administration to promote tourism.

This tournament was launched three years ago by Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) in association with tourism departments of Chandigarh and Haryana.




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