Jack Nicklaus

Guan becomes talk of the town at US Masters

China's 14-year-old Guan Tianlang hits a tee shot during a practice round for the US Masters at Augusta National in Georgia. Photo: Reuters

Guan Tianlang has been the talk of Augusta this week, with seasoned pros amazed as much by the 14-year-old Chinese player's poise and maturity as his ball-striking as he prepares to become the youngest player ever to play in the Masters.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 4:26am

App of the Week

App of the Week

Golf My Way


Rating 9/10

Sometimes it does not pay to go for the "latest", as I discovered learning to play golf through my iPhone.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:32am

Rory McIlroy proves doubters wrong with stunning win at PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy holds up his trophy after winning the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course, the longest track ever for a major tournament. Photo: AFP

Rory McIlroy brushed aside any lingering doubts over his ability to be a dominant force in golf by storming to a second major title with a stunning eight-shot victory at the PGA Championship.

14 Aug 2012 - 3:18am

The boy next door

Rory McIlroy has been busy. And we are on pins as we wait for his answers to our questionnaire to write this story before the British Open gets under way at Royal St George's on Thursday. But it is easy to give extra leeway to one of the most likeable players in the world of golf, if not the world of sport.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Jason Dasey

Making a mark with his remarkable actions as well as his carefully chosen words, Tom Watson will cross paths with Tiger Woods next week at St Andrews ahead of his first British Open as a 60-year-old.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Tiger Woods is a golfer, not a moral guardian

Tiger Woods' return to competitive golfing has reignited interest in his personal life. As he strides the fairways and greens at the Masters tournament in Augusta this week, the extramarital affairs that brought his career to a stop in December are again a topic of media gossip and prurient barroom debate.

10 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Golf needs Woods back

When you think of golf, the first thing that comes to mind is the sport's No 1, Tiger Woods. He is virtually the face of the sport.

He has had hurdles in his career, from his father dying to suffering from a knee injury which ended one campaign. None of that stopped him playing until claims that he was having an affair began to appear last November.

25 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Perera prevails in play-off

Sri Lankan champion Mithun Perera upstaged several leading players to win the Asia Pacific Amateur Open at Mission Hills Golf Club yesterday.

It took the Colombo native 74 holes over the demanding Nicklaus course at the Shenzhen club to snatch the title after three players tied at one-over-par 290.

17 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

Palm Island Resort in Hui Zhou city has two excellent deals if you want to escape the city without travelling too far. Ladies can indulge in a spa package including a relaxing foot bath, pure organic facial or body scrub, a mango luffa cream scrub or a black and white sesame cream scrub, followed by a rejuvenating aromatherapy or Swedish massage, for 650 yuan per person (HK$730).

11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Golden Bear remains bullish on courses

The Croatian parliamentary cabinet, Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov and those in the northern Mexican state of Baja California have all been influenced by Jack Nicklaus.

Nearly two years ago, the Croatian prime minister asked Nicklaus to speak to his cabinet about the tourism opportunities of the golf industry and Nicklaus told a story about the change in Mexico.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1963

Hongkong, April 8

An eight-year-old girl was severely burned when a flaming kerosene stove, hurled from a police van, set her clothes on fire. She was taken to Queen Mary Hospital with burns to 30 per cent of her body. Her condition was described as 'fair'.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

54 years and still going strong

First played: 1953 (as Canada Cup)

Reigning champions: Germany (Bernhard Langer/Marcel Siem)

Most victories (player): Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus (both US) - 6 each

Most victories (pairing): Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus (US), Fred Couples and Davis Love (US) - 4 each

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Campbell is banking on a double

Michael Campbell, winner of the HSBC World Match Play Championship and the US Open this year, has confirmed he will go for the double at next month's inaugural Champions tournament, also sponsored by the banking group, in China.

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

be our guest

One of Asia's most opulent resorts, featuring 360 spacious rooms and 63 lavish suites and palatial villas, the Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei, is a haven of tranquillity and luxury.

Located on the golden beaches of the unspoiled Sultanate of Brunei, on the fringes of some of the oldest rainforest in Southeast Asia, the property is a design masterpiece.

15 May 2005 - 12:00am

Elite venue in a class of its own

Nothing on the drive to Pine Valley Golf Club prepares you for what you see once you pass beneath the chariot and horses and into one of Asia's premier golf addresses.

19 Apr 2005 - 12:00am