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August 2012


Woods, Begay win charity event
8/31/2012
Following Tiger Woods' worst round of the year at Bethpage Black, a tournament win was just the pick me up he would have ordered, even if it was just a charity event.Joining up with long time friend Notah Begay III, Woods helped the American side to victory in the NB3 Foundation Challenge at Turnin... view

Harrington accepts Ryder Cup snub
8/29/2012
Three time major winner Padraig Harrington was omitted from Jose Maria Olazabal's Ryder Cup squad in favour of Nicolas Colsaerts, a Belgian who has never before played at the biennial tournament and has just two event wins at the top level of the game.While it may have rankled, Harrington said he w... view

Nick Watney wins FedEx Cup Opener
8/28/2012
Nick Watney slipped under the radar on Sunday, beating off a field of far more fancied peers to win the opening playoff event of the FedEx Cup.Some superb stroke play on the final round saw Watney hit the green in 16 consecutive holes, roaring passed overnight leader Sergio Garcia of Spain and clos... view

Jokes not barbs traded by Tiger and Rory
8/24/2012
Despite all the talk of the next big golf rivalry, young superstar Rory McIlory and 14-time major winner Tiger Woods have been sharing laughs and compliments at the opening event of the FedEx Cup."He's a nice kid, he really is," 14-times major champion Woods told reporters about the Norther... view

Spain's Garcia content to rotate caddies
8/23/2012
Despite his victory at the Wyndham Championship on Monday, a win that also meant he is now assured of a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team, Sergio Garcia is no closer to finding a permanent man for the bags.In North Carolina, the Spaniard used David Faircloth, a local caddie from a nearby golf club,... view

Augusta ends women member block
8/22/2012
Augusta National Golf Club have turned a page in their history by allowing female members for the first time in 80 years.The home of the U.S. Masters has maintained its male-only policy throughout much media criticism, particularly in recent times, but this will now come to an end in October... view

Sergio Garcia wins Wyndham Championship
8/21/2012
It had been four long years since Spain's Sergio Garcia had won on the PGA Tour, so winning the Wyndham Championship and shutting up the critics would have been extra special."It's great," García said. "I kind of did it last year, too, in Germany when I needed to play really, really well to get int... view

Europe name 3 Ryder Cup vice captains
8/17/2012
Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal has gone for Celtic feel with his choices for vice-captain with two Irishman in Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley. Flying the flag for continental Europe is Danish veteran Thomas Bjorn.''I could not be more delighted than to have Thomas, Darren and Paul as vice captains,'... view

McIlroy & Woods to go head-to-head in China
8/16/2012
World number one Rory McIlroy will go head-to-head with the world's most high-profile golfer, Tiger Woods, in a one-off, one-day contest at Jinsha Lake matchplay contest in China in October, organizers said yesterday.The event between the two will take place in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province,... view

Human-fish out of water? Phelps to take up golf
8/15/2012
When Michael Phelps announced his retirement after winning a scarcely conceivable 22nd Olympic medal in swimming at the London 2012 summer games, his next steps would have been difficult to guess - but no one would have expected his foray into another sport, least of all golf!Phelps announced that... view

Davis Love III rounds off Ryder assistant picks
8/14/2012
Team USA's Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III completed his assistant picks with Scott Verplank and Jeff Sluman on Monday, but the real talking point will be in three weeks time when he makes his four captain's picks.Love gave concrete indications of three of the four on his mind: Hunter Mahan, Steve... view

Magic McIlroy wins PGA Championship
8/13/2012
Rory McIlroy took one step further in promising a new era in golf with his second major championship, after winning the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island Sunday.What had been a close call before Sunday turned into a display of dominance as McIlroy shot a 13-under 275 to destroy the field. ... view

Olazabal says Harrington needs a great PGA
8/10/2012
Europe's Ryder Cup captain, Jose Maria Olazabal, has warned three-time major winner Padraig Harrington that he needs to pull out an astonishing performance at the PGA Championship this weekend to retain his Ryder Cup place."He will have to do extraordinarily well here," Olazabal said."We've known P... view

McIlroy lashes out at golf tech aiding players
8/9/2012
Rory McIlroy will have raised hackles amongst his fellow major winners, with his claim that improved technology has meant "lesser players" have been able to win major championships in recent times.Of the last 16 majors there have been 16 different winners, an amazing display of inconsistency since... view

Nicklaus record still catchable, says Woods
8/8/2012
Tiger Woods is insistent that despite not tasting major championship success since the 2008 US Open, he still has what it takes to haul down Jack Nicklaus' mammoth 18 major wins.Speaking ahead of the final major of the year, the PGA Championship Woods was optimistic about his chances of chasing d... view

Tiger Woods to play Malaysia in October
8/7/2012
Although it's still a year until the PGA Tour visit to Malaysia becomes an official event, golf lovers of the Southeast Asian country received a massive fillip on Monday when Tiger Woods announced his participation in the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur.Woods last came to Malaysia over 13 years ago wh... view

Legends back golf for Olympics 2016
8/3/2012
With golf set to take the Olympic stage in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the stars of the Champions Tour have come out in force to back the sport's participation.Three-time major winner Nick Price originally wanted the sport to be limited to amateurs on an Olympic level but has since admitted that pro go... view

Scott positive for Firestone after Brit Open flop
8/2/2012
After letting slip a four-shot lead with four holes to play at the British Open, Adam Scott could have been forgiven for wanting to take some time off. To his credit he has picked himself up and headed over to this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to defend his title at Firestone."I'm disappoint... view

Webb Simpson to miss Bridgestone
8/1/2012
2012 US Open champion Webb Simpson will sit out a second tournament in a row following his absence from the British Open last week, with the news that he will also pass on the Bridgestone Invitational that begins Thursday.With the confirmed attendance of Bubba Watson (US Masters champion), Ernie El... view

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