Ian Woosnam

Macau open for golfing business

China's Zhang Lianwei and Ian Woosnam share a joke as Taiwan's Chen Yih-shin and Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand look on. Photo: AFP

After just nine holes of a practice round at the Macau Golf and Country Club, former European Ryder Cup captain and major winner Ian Woosnam admitted he would be lucky to make the cut at this weekend's Venetian Macau Open.

Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 5:12am

Jimenez, Monty to tee up in HK Open

'I am looking forward very much to defending my title,' says the Spaniard

Cigar-chomping defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez and the European Tour's current number one Colin Montgomerie will be among a star-studded field competing for record prize money at December's UBS Hong Kong Open at Fanling.

13 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Watch out for the longest-hitters

Timing is everything, and the 134 players in the Omega Hong Kong Open will be hoping they get it right on the 12th hole.

14 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Woosnam's decision bends rules

IAN Woosnam is not likely to be winning any prizes this week for good sportsmanship but his decision to renege on commitments in China should be taken in the context of the game he plays.

12 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Price steps in for Welsh Cup mission

PHILLIP Price has agreed to step in at the last minute to replace Ian Woosnam in the Welsh team for this week's US$1.2 million World Cup of Golf in Shenzhen.

8 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Gallacher tipping Europe for glory

EUROPE'S Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher yesterday backed his team to upset the odds and beat the United States in next month's clash in Rochester, New York.

16 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Laughter is the best medicine for form slump

SPORTING talent is such a fickle beast. The magic touch that brings with it fame and fortune can disappear overnight and, just when it seems it has gone forever, reappear just as suddenly.

6 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Woosnam and Couples regain the spring in their steps

A WEEK is a long time in golf. Just ask Ian Woosnam and Fred Couples. Seven days ago both men were licking their wounds after their pride was severely dented.

Woosnam was threatening to hang up his clubs for a few months after two horrific rounds in the Vines Classic in Australia, while Couples suffered the ignominy of failing to survive the half-way cut in Dubai.

4 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Faldo lacks classic touch after spell out of action

SEARING heat, intense humidity and lack of tournament sharpness are handicaps world number one Nick Faldo and Chinese amateur Zheng Weinjun will both be attempting to overcome when the Asian Classic tees-off at the Blue Canyon Country Club this morning.

''I'm still rusty,'' said Faldo, whose last tournament outing was in the World Championships in Jamaica prior to Christmas.

3 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Couples gives his seal of approval

US MASTERS champion Fred Couples has given his vote of approval to the Singapore Island Country Club's (SICC) new-look Bukit Course.

The American superstar celebrated his first appearance in Southeast Asia by winning the Johnnie Walker Shoot-out yesterday.

3 Feb 1993 - 12:00am