'Smallrus' finally wins at 239th tour start

Kevin Stadler hits out of the desert on the 11th hole during the final round of the Phoenix Open. Photo: AP

The Smallrus finally hoisted a big PGA Tour trophy. Kevin Stadler, the 33-year-old son of major champion Craig “The Walrus” Stadler, won the Phoenix Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory.

Monday, 3 February, 2014, 3:28pm

US$2.5 million for ace tempts Rory McIlroy ahead of Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is looking to have a go at pocketing US$2.5 million for a hole in one in the Dubai Desert Classic this weekend. Photo: Reuters

Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday that he could be tempted to have a crack at winning the glittering prize on offer for a hole-in-one at the Dubai Desert Classic’s short par-four 17th – a whopping US$2.5 million.

29 Jan 2014 - 11:09pm

Dubuisson upstages stars to win Turkish Open

Victor Dubuisson of France poses with his trophy after winning the 2013 Turkish Airlines Open. Photo: AFP

Victor Dubuisson upstaged some of golf’s biggest stars including World No.1 Tiger Woods to win the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open in Belek on Sunday.

Dubuisson, 23, shot a final round 69 to claim a first ever European Tour victory by two shots with a 24-under par tally in southern Turkey.

11 Nov 2013 - 1:05pm

Woods shoots 63 in 2nd round of Turkish Open

Tiger Woods in action at the Turkish Open. Photo: Reuters

Tiger Woods shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to trim a six-shot deficit to one after the second round of the Turkish Open.

Woods completed seven holes of his rain-delayed first round for a 70 on Friday morning. After an hour lunch break, the 14-time major winner didn’t drop a shot and had nine birdies in the second round.

9 Nov 2013 - 4:47pm

Park seeks to end mini-drought in Malaysia

Park In-bee claimed third place at last week’s Reignwood Classic. Photo: AP

World number one Park In-bee will try to end the mini-drought which has punctuated her magnificent season when she defends her title at this week’s Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.

The 25-year-old swept all before her earlier this year, winning six titles in 13 events including three majors - a run that put her on the verge of a historic grand slam.

9 Oct 2013 - 12:30pm

Aching Tiger seals Presidents Cup win for US

Tiger Woods kisses girlfriend Lindsey Vonn after defeating International player Richard Sterne of South Africa. Photo: Reuters

Tiger Woods ignored an aching back at the end of a marathon weekend to clinch a dramatic Presidents Cup victory for the United States over the Internationals.

The 14-time major champion scored the clinching point in an 18 1/2-15 1/2 triumph by edging South African Richard Sterne 1-up in singles at rain-soaked Muirfield Village, then said he has had enough of golf for a while.

7 Oct 2013 - 11:21am

US keep lead as rain interrupts Presidents Cup

Phil Mickelson says he and Keegan Bradley are playing some of their best golf. Photo: AP

Another rain delay cut short some exceptional golf on Friday in the Presidents Cup.

Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley shot 30 on the front nine at Muirfield Village, an astounding performance in foursomes. Only some sloppy play allowed the match to go 15 holes in a 4-and-3 win over Jason Day and Graham DeLaet.

5 Oct 2013 - 6:52pm

Americans hang on to take lead in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods is pumped up after winning the 12th hole in his match with Matt Kuchar at the Presidents Cup. Photo: AFP

The Americans survived a late rally on Thursday and put the International team in a familiar hole at the Presidents Cup.

4 Oct 2013 - 12:53pm

Matsuyama nervous about first Presidents Cup

Hideki Matsuyama is feeling the pressure of his first Presidents Cup. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama is feeling the excitement and pressure of his first Presidents Cup, but is confident he can overcome the tension to help the Internationals against the United States.

3 Oct 2013 - 1:55pm

Els’ legacy helps to unify global Cup squad

Ernie Els says he enjoys helping young South African players. Photo: AFP

Ernie Els looks at an Internationals Presidents Cup squad with five South Africans and marvels at the living legacy his foundation has given golf and his homeland.

2 Oct 2013 - 1:35pm

Pressure on Internationals to beat US at President’s Cup

Nick Price says the Presidents Cup will become more exciting. Photo: AFP

Tiger Woods likes it just the way it is but, in the eyes of many, the Internationals simply have to start beating the United States at the Presidents Cup to give the event’s future a more solid footing after this week.

1 Oct 2013 - 1:28pm

David Howell back from seven years in wilderness

England’s David Howell holds the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship trophy after his play-off win at St Andrews. Photo: AFP

England’s David Howell ended seven years in the golfing wilderness with a sudden-death playoff victory over American Peter Uihlein in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrew’s, Scotland.

30 Sep 2013 - 11:11am

Choi, Thonghchai among Asian stars to play at World Cup

Eight-time PGA Tour winner K.J. Choi will represent South Korea at the World Cup in Melbourne. Photo: AP

Eight-time PGA Tour winner K.J. Choi and Bae Sang-moon will represent South Korea at the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne, with Liang Wenchong and Wu Ashun set to play for China in the November 21-24 tournament.

27 Sep 2013 - 12:43pm

Rested Woods ready for BMW Championship

Tiger Woods. Photo: Reuters

Tiger Woods used a week off to strengthen his sore back and he says he’s ready to make a run at US PGA Tour playoff points leader Henrik Stenson.

Stenson roared past Woods to the top of the table by winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston two weeks ago.

12 Sep 2013 - 9:41am

Stadler leads weather-disrupted Barclays

Kevin Stadler. Photo: AFP

Kevin Stadler fired a bogey-free 64 to seize the lead on Thursday in the weather-disrupted first round of The Barclays, the US$8 million opening event of the US PGA Tour playoffs.

Stadler had a one-stroke lead over Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, Ryan Palmer and Colombian Camilo Villegas.

It was a further stroke back to Australian Jason Day and American Matt Kuchar on 66.

23 Aug 2013 - 9:02am