Macau Open

Gaganjeet Bhullar becomes first Indian golfer to win Macau Open

Gaganjeet Bhullar with his trophy at the Macau Golf and Country Club, where he finished with a 16-under 268. Photo: AFP

India has a new sporting star, and he is not a cricketer.

Monday, 15 October, 2012, 3:23am

Bhullar 'used to pressure' as he closes in Macau title

Gaganjeet Bhullar is still leading the Macau Open. Photo: AFP

Gaganjeet Bhullar led the chasing pack for the third straight day at the US$750,000 Venetian Macau Open, and with a two-shot lead in hand, the Indian aims to celebrate his first wire-to-wire victory on the Asian Tour.

14 Oct 2012 - 2:36am

Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar hangs onto lead at Macau Open

India's Gaganjeet Bhullar plays a shot from the rough on the ninth hole during the second round of the Macau Open.

His uncle represented India at three Olympics in the high jump. Gaganjeet Bhullar has hopes of carrying on the family tradition, as he made the rest of the field at the Venetian Macau Open jump through hoops by finishing in the outright lead for the second successive day.

13 Oct 2012 - 3:47am

Turning promise into reality

The figures were as attractive as the hostesses at the many bars and clubs that dot the throbbing Macau nightscape. Or so it might have seemed to the casual observer. But were they tangible, real, flesh-and-blood statistics?

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland players stay clear of Macau

Veteran Zhang Lianwei will be the lone golfer from the mainland in the 144-strong field who tee off today at the revived Macau Open - despite the Asian Tour having handed out special invitations to mainlanders.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Macau open back on calendar

The popular Macau Open is back - bigger and better, with organisers offering record prize money and unprecedented television coverage.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Macau Open set to make return in September

The Macau Open is set to tee off once again, with casino money believed to be spinning the wheels behind a multimillion-dollar operation.

Tournament promoters and the Asian Tour are on the verge of signing a new deal that will see the popular event return after a one-year break.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Thaworn prospers as Macau organisers rush to finish Open

Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant took a huge step towards winning his 11th title on the Asian Tour by taking a three-shot lead at the rain-delayed Macau Open yesterday.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Being a dad the key, says Gleeson

The distractions of fatherhood, including changing nappies, have helped Australian David Gleeson get his career back on track.

Six years after winning the Volvo China Open in Shanghai, Gleeson added his second Asian Tour title with a three-shot victory over Taiwan's Lin Wen-tang in the US$500,000 Macau Open yesterday.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Gleeson's Groundhog Day leaves rivals trailing

If David Gleeson has another Groundhog Day, the rest of the field would be better off playing in the ubiquitous casinos that dot every corner of this city than turning up for the third round of the Macau Open today.

25 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Ghei takes charge in soggy Macau

Indian Gaurav Ghei is in the driving seat with a two-shot lead after heavy rain forced the Macau Open to be suspended yesterday.

Ghei had just pushed himself to the top of the leaderboard when the third round was halted at 1.40pm with 57 of the 67 players who made the cut earlier in the morning still out on the rain-sodden Macau Golf and Country Club course.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

Zhang plans new mainland tour

Zhang Lianwei plans to launch a developmental tour in China as a way of giving back to the game.

The 42-year-old Zhang, who will chase a record third victory at the Macau Open this week, said he wanted to create greater playing opportunities for China's leading amateurs and upcoming professionals.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Zhang in search of third Macau title

Former Chinese number one Zhang Lianwei hopes to mark the 10th anniversary of the Macau Open next week by producing a record third victory at a venue he calls his second home.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Howell to headline Macau tournament

European Ryder Cup star David Howell is expected to go head to head with China's leading duo Liang Wenchong and Zhang Lianwei during next month's US$300,000 Macau Open.

Englishman Howell will headline the small but popular leg of the Asian Tour at the Macau Golf and Country Club from May 17 to 22.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Elkington will be star attraction

Australian Steve Elkington will be the star attraction at this year's Macau Open where he will face strong opposition from title-holder Wang Ter-chang of Taiwan and sentimental favourite Zhang Lianwei of China.

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am