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August 2011

Mediate: I’m disgusted with Woods’ decline
The Open defending champion, Rocco Mediate, has lambasted the poor performances of the tournament’s newest entrant, former world No. 1 Tiger Woods."I love the way he plays, but I'm disgusted with what's going on with him because it's sad for our game," Mediate said Tuesday from Pittsburgh,... view

Kelly Kraft wins US Am Championship
SMU Senior Kenny Kraft beat red-hot favourite Patrick Cantlay by two strokes at the U.S. Amateur Championship at Erin Hills on Sunday.With the victory, Kraft earned an invitation to the Masters and a spot at the British Open. Provided he keeps his amateur status."I mean, I definitely want to play i... view

Dustin Johnson wins Barclays
Dustin Johnson took his first step to U$10 Million by winning the Barclays, the PGA Tour’s first playoff event of the season, at Plainfield Country Club’s rain-soaked course on Saturday.Shooting a six-under 65 to clinch a two-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar, Johnson won the shortened 54-hole tourna... view

Couples: Woods in Presidents Cup Team
All the talk of Tiger Woods needing to play more games, or prove himself in more tournaments before Presidents Cup team decision time in early fall, can be conclusively put to bed. Team USA captain Fred Couples has already decided. Tiger is in."I've told him that he's going to be on the team," Coup... view

Webb Simpson joins golf's elite in top 50
Webb Simpson had more good news in consecutive weeks: Win your first PGA Tour title in your home state one week, break the top 50 the next. After clinching the Wyndham Championship on August 21 at his regular course at Greensboro in his native North Carolina, Simpson leapt 22 places up to 33rd... view

Earthquake shakes up Barclays
The 2011 golf season has seen some earth-shaking events at the major tournaments, but never more literally than on Tuesday afternoon. A 5.8-magnititude earthquake in Virginia yesterday sent tremors lasting for 20-30 seconds along the east coast, right into the Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey... view

JB Holmes to have Brain Surgery
J.B. Holmes will miss out on the rest of the 2011 golfing calendar, including this year’s Barclays, because of brain surgery, which he will undergo next month.The Kentucky native was diagnosed with structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance.Having suffered fro... view

Simpson wins Wyndham; Els makes Barclays
Webb Simpson clinched his first ever PGA Tour title, winning the Wyndham Championship by three strokes on Sunday at Sedgfield Country Club in Greensboro.Simpson, who grew up in North Carolina, shot 67 on his final round and finished on an 18-under 262. He picked up a winner cheque of $936,000.“I re... view

Quinney, Gainey share lead at Wyndham
American golfers Jeff Quinney and Tom Gainey both shot 7-under 63s to share the lead after one round in the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.Quinney, 32, was out in front for much of the day after hitting five consecutive birdies from the 12th onwards finishing with a total of eight of them for the... view

Couples returns to golf at Seniors Players
Fred Couples has returned to the Champions Tour after six weeks out with a back injury, and likes his chances for today’s Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at the historic Westchester Country Club West Course.Couples said on the eve of the fifth and final Champions Tour major champio... view

World Top 30: Bradley in, Woods out
Keegan Bradley’s fine week continues: first the Wanamaker Trophy, and now a rocket-like surge up the official World Golf Rankings. Having displayed fantastic fortitude in making up five strokes after a triple bogey on the 15th to take the PGA Championship on Sunday, the 25-year-old from Vermon... view

Kang retains US Women's Am Championship
Danielle Kang successfully defended her U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship on Sunday at the Rhode Island Country Club.The 18-year-old from Thousand Oaks, California defeated Morija Jutanugarn of Thailand 6 and 5, going 10 under through 31 holes.“It’s the best I’ve played in a major championship,” Ka... view

US Rookie wins PGA Championship
Keegan Bradley was successful beyond his wildest dreams in his first ever appearance a major, winning the P.G.A Championship on Sunday at the Atlanta Athletic Club.Bradley from Woodstock, Vermont won the three-hole aggregate playoff by one stroke, after hauling back a four-shot deficit to take the... view

Stricker ties record to lead PGA Open Day
A beaming pronouncement: “It was a good day”,  summed up Steve Stricker’s opening round at the PGA Championship on Thursday.And it could have been even better. The 44-year-old was one 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole from making major championship history."I realised it was for 62 but didn... view

US Open Champ says not the Rory era yet
On the eve of the PGA Championship at Atlanta, and the possibility of becoming the youngest player to win two majors since Gene Sarazen nearly 90 years ago, Rory McIlroy moved to quell the hype surrounding his rise to superstardom.“I don’t think it’s quite a new era yet until guys start to win majo... view

Woods-Williams acrimony continues
The saga rumbles on as Tiger Woods’ longtime agent, Mark Steinberg, has accused his client’s ex-bagman, Steve Williams, of lying about the circumstances in which he was sacked yesterday.Tiger Woods has always maintained that he sacked his ex-caddie Steve Williams face-to-face last month. On Sunday,... view

Scott returns to World Top 10; Piercy Top 200
Adam Scott fine week continues with a return to the top ten in the official World Golf Rankings.A dominant display in Akron, saw Scott claim his first World Golf Championship title at the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational. Scott's closing round of 65 was enough to take him clear to win by four ahead o... view

Adam Scott captures Firestone
Australian Adam Scott cruised to the finish line of the Bridgestone Invitational by four shots after dominating final round of 5-under 65 in Akron, Ohio.His first World Golf Championship, Scott finished on 17-under 263 the lowest score to win at Firestone since 2000, four shots over world No.1 Luke... view

Woods back with a bang at Firestone
Back from a three month layoff and ready to show the critics his career wasn’t over yet, Tiger Woods hit an impressive two-under-par opening round of 68 in the first round of the WGC Invitational in Akron, Ohio.Parring the first nine holes, the world number 28 then went on to make consecutive birdi... view

US Champ McIlroy: I'm moving to America.
The US Open champion is not content with coming over and winning at Congressional in June, this time he’s coming to stay. Rory McIlroy one of the game’s brightest stars revealed on Wednesday that he intends to join the US PGA Tour and set up a home here.The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland who cru... view

Tiger returns to Golf at Firestone
Tiger Woods ended a near three month injury-enforced absence from the PGA Tour, as he stepped onto the practice range at Firestone Country Club on Tuesday.At a press conference, Woods said he was feeling the best he had "in years", and declared that his injured left knee and strained Achilles tendo... view

Middle East unrest postpones Volvo Champions
Political unrest means there will be no return early next year to the Middle East state of Bahrain for some of the leading lights of golf it was announced on Monday. Players like British Open champion Darren Clarke, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Poulter, 2008 US Open champion Padraig Harrington and Paul C... view

Tseng wins Brit Open and makes history
Yani Tseng made history on Sunday winning the Women’s British Open championship at Carnoustie, Scotland to become the youngest player to capture five major titles.The 22-year-old from Taiwan shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 16-under 272, four strokes ahead of American Brittany Lang.Women’s golfing gr... view

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