Els takes British Open

Els takes British Open

Ernie Els won the British Open and ended a 10-year major victory drought in shocking fashion yesterday at Royal Lytham as Adam Scott squandered a four-stroke lead with four holes to play. Els captured his fourth major title after the 1994 and 1997 US Opens and the 2002 British Open by navigating brisk winds and […]

Donald returns to World no. 1

Donald returns to World no. 1

Luke Donald’s win in the PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday has vaulted him back ahead of Rory McIlroy atop golf’s world rankings. The two have been duelling for the top spot for the past three months with the position changing hands several times. McIlroy eased ahead on May 6 when he lost in a […]

Tiger trades press conference for Facebook

Tiger trades press conference for Facebook

The only questions Tiger Woods fielded before his next tournament came from his fans. Instead of a news conference before this week’s Wells Fargo Championship, Woods answered 19 questions Monday in a 15-minute video posted on his website. The questions were submitted through Facebook and Twitter. The timing of the decision was peculiar. Woods is […]

Golf world rankings

Golf world rankings

A third-place finish at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans was enough for Luke Donald to reclaim the world number one spot from Rory McIlroy. The Ulsterman, who held the top spot for two weeks, could supplant Donald once again this week if he does well at the Wells Fargo Championship, a tournament that the […]

Woods club kicking does not go unnoticed

Woods club kicking does not go unnoticed

Tiger Woods is subject to discipline by the U.S. PGA Tour for kicking his golf club after a poor shot at the Masters. Whether he is fined is not likely to be known. The tour doesn’t comment on discipline. Woods, after a bad miss with a 4-iron into the par-5 15th hole on Friday, hit […]

Terrible Tiger struggles to even par at Masters

Terrible Tiger struggles to even par at Masters

Tiger Woods followed his first victory in 28 months with some of the worst tee shots of his career, struggling to a level-par 72 after the opening round of the 76th Masters on Thursday. Snap-hooking drives into the pine trees at Augusta National with alarming regularity, Woods stunningly salvaged pars on the first two holes […]

Els: I only have myself to blame

Els: I only have myself to blame

Ernie Els says he has only himself to blame after he failed to qualify for the first Major of the year. For the first time in nearly two decades, the Big Easy will not be driving down Magnolia Lane when the Masters starts at Augusta on Thursday. “Obviously I’m disappointed to not be in this […]

Yani Tseng wins Kia Classic

Yani Tseng wins Kia Classic

Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the Kia Classic on Sunday for her second straight LPGA Tour title and third in five events this year, closing with a 2-under 70 for a six-stroke victory. The 23-year-old Taiwanese star became the second-youngest player to reach 15 LPGA Tour victories. Nancy Lopez was 22 when she reached the mark. […]

Woods breaks title drought

Woods breaks title drought

Tiger Woods snapped the longest winless drought of his career with a dominating five-shot victory over Graeme McDowell at the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday. It marked the first PGA Tour victory for Woods in 30 months, ending a winless spell that coincided with the personal turmoil that followed a 2009 sex scandal. […]

Tiger shares fourth with 69 in PGA return

Tiger shares fourth with 69 in PGA return

Tiger Woods grabbed a share of fourth place after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday with a three-under par 69 in his first PGA tournament round since an injury scare. The 14-time major winner, chasing the all-time record of 18 major wins by Jack Nicklaus, pulled out of the World Golf […]

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