Masters Tournament

Fatherhood tames Bubba Watson, but not too much

Bubba Watson is passionate about golf, but God and family come first. Photo: AFP

When Tiger Woods first became a family man, he was at pains to insist married life had not dulled his competitive edge. Knowing what we do now about Tiger's marriage, those media debates seem darkly humorous, though his ex-wife Elin Nordgren probably wouldn't agree.

Sunday, 4 November, 2012, 10:53am

Being European has its advantages

It was simply disorienting. The young man across the table from me was just so humble, helpful, happy and courteous, all the traits that we rarely associate with 21-year-olds these days and certainly not with world-class athletes.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Woods lauds talent of mainland's juniors

A little more than 24 hours after finishing fourth at the US Masters on Sunday, Tiger Woods touched down at the Mission Hills Golf Club for a junior clinic and to help promote his line of clubs and apparel.

'I always love coming back here and not just for the golf,' Woods said. 'Being half Asian I feel comfortable here.'

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

S Korean books Masters place with Asian Amateur victory

South Korea's Han Chang-won booked his ticket to next year's Masters after victory at the inaugural Asian Amateur Championship at Mission Hills Golf Club yesterday.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Santa's drive

The 50th hole of the 50th edition of the Hong Kong Open gave up only 15 birdies yesterday in the cause of Operation Santa.

Sponsors UBS donated HK$5,000 for every birdie at the 14th hole on the Composite Course at Fanling ? a par 4 at 395 yards. Only Germany?s Bernhard Langer, among those on the leaderboard, managed the feat.

23 Nov 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

Donald hits back to share lead in Florida

Britain's Luke Donald recovered from a poor second round to share the lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Donald, Australian rookie Matt Jones and American Mark Calcavecchia, a former two-time winner, ended the day six under par.

3 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Karlsson beats demons to fight his way into the lead

Swedish star says he has learned not to try to outmuscle Fanling

Ryder Cup star Robert Karlsson knows how to win tournaments from the front - and he won't be looking over his shoulder at Mike Weir and company in the third round today.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A big man with big hopes for his star employer ... that's Nick Faldo's caddy

It's not often Nick Faldo feels overshadowed - at about 1.93 metres, the six-time major champion's physical presence on the golf course is as commanding as his stellar playing record.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

On the upswing - Weir regaining winning form

Canadian's confidence high on maiden visit

A remodelled swing and a newfound confidence will make left-handed Mike Weir one of the favourites to win the UBS Hong Kong Open on his debut appearance.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Thomson guest of honour at Open

Three-time Hong Kong Open champion Peter Thomson will be the guest of honour at this year's tournamnt. The Australian great will attend a gala dinner saluting his contribution to the championship on the eve of the tournament at the Hong Kong Golf Club on November 15-18. Thomson, 78, won the open in 1960, 1965 and 1967.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Mickelson to play in Shanghai

World number three Phil Mickelson (pictured) will play in his first official event in China, the US$5 million HSBC Champions in Shanghai in November. The American, winner of over 30 titles on the PGA Tour including the 2004 and 2006 Masters and the 2005 PGA Championship, joins Ernie Els, Vijay Singh and Sergio Garcia in a star cast at the Sheshan International Golf Club from November 8-11.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Supreme Woods in a class of his own, admits Els

'Tiger's such a great player. He's really found a way to win majors'

Tiger Woods' discipline and focus, never mind his talent, make him almost impossible to beat, says Ernie Els. And Els should know as he was one of the few players who came close to grabbing Tiger's tail in the final round of the British Open.

25 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Unlike the other clones on tour, Ames is his own master

There is no box on the invitation card to the Masters for you to check off. There is no RSVP either. The Masters is the godfather of golf. If it makes an offer, you can't refuse. If you garner one of those precious invitations you go. In fact you move mountains to go, it's that simple.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Thongchai cherishes Masters invitation

Two-time Asian Tour number one Thongchai Jaidee saw his lifelong dream come true when he received a special invitation to play in next week's US Masters.

The Thai star received confirmation from Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the year's first major, and will become only the second player from his country after Sukree Onsham (1970-71) to feature in the Masters.

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am