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Men'S Major Golf Championships

Toothless Tiger is just a sideshow

Taking a poke at Tiger Woods at this point is like picking low lying fruit. I am not even talking about the golfer here, either. As a human being he seems completely out of sorts and while I truly want to say who cares, somebody clearly does.

Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am

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

Up, up and away

The giant billboards along the way to the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club trumpet the presence in Asia this weekend of the sport's new number one for the Maybank Malaysian Open. The busy road is called the Sprint Highway, which seems appropriate when describing Martin Kaymer's rapid rise to the top.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Gifted Hu's ambitious quest for Augusta glory

Like most golf fans Hu Mu will be glued to the television screen tonight to see who will don the green jacket in the US Masters at Augusta National. However, unlike most, the Shenzhen-based pro plans to qualify for the tournament before he turns 25 and to win the title soon after he is 30.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Jason Dasey

It's late on a breezy Friday night at an outdoor Chinese restaurant in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, and the man known as Cobra is holding court, sharing stories of playing with Tiger Woods, meeting Jack Nicklaus and living his dream as a professional golfer.

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

World Cup Countdown

In the modern era, world cups - it would seem - are a ten a penny. From alpine skiing to volleyball, the disciplines and tournaments adopting the term for global championships or - increasingly - season-long series of events, seems to increase year after year.

2 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Asia amateurs to fight for Masters slot

HK teens in Mission Hills showdown

Talented teenagers Jason Hak Shun-yat and Steven Lam Tsz-fung could soon be rubbing shoulders with the world's best at the Masters and the British Open after the two prestigious majors announced they will open their doors to the top Asian amateur next year.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Asia amateurs to compete for Masters slot

Talented teenagers Jason Hak Shun-yat and Steven Lam Tsz-fung could soon be rubbing shoulders with the world's best at the Masters and the British Open after the two prestigious majors announced they will open their doors to the top Asian amateur next year.

17 Feb 2009 - 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

Cutting it fine

England's Nick Faldo clung on to make his first halfway cut on the European Tour since 2004, despite stumbling over the closing holes. Faldo, 50, who carded a credible two-under 68 on the first day, looked to be cruising along.

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Events

July 19-22

The Open Championship

Carnoustie Golf Club

Scotland

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Liang delighted with major invitation

Chinese star Liang Wenchong has received a special exemption to compete in the 89th US PGA Championship from August 9 to 12. Liang (pictured) has never played in a major and was delighted to receive his invitation from the PGA of America to play at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the year's fourth and final major. 'I am very surprised.

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Weir wins hearts and minds by going for broke ... and losing

Tiger Woods is just so good that he defies description. What's left to say about the guy after his five-stroke victory last week at the PGA Championship?

Power, precision, perfection. Take all those attributes and then add his mental game, which is so far beyond anyone in sports, that he is virtually untouchable.

He is all that and more, so let's leave it be.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Who needs the stuffed-shirt commentary on The Open?

There is no golf event that captivates Hong Kong quite like the British Open. Oh, excuse me, I meant THE Open Championship. Played on the parched links of Royal Liverpool at Hoylake this year, from a strictly aesthetic perspective at least, it looked more like the world's best players whacking it around a cow pasture than the 'greatest challenge in golf'.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Mission Hills commits to amateurs

Many of the world's top male amateur golfers are expected to participate in the inaugural Mission Hills APGC Open Amateur Championship, which will be staged over the Greg Norman Course at Mission Hills at the end of November.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

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