Westwood hits blazing 60 for 'best ever' round

Lee Westwood tore apart one of the most challenging championship courses in Asia yesterday, leaving his rivals to wonder if he was playing the same course as them.

Friday, 16 December, 2011, 12:00am

Hak battles nerves to stay in race

Jason Hak Shun-yat's father's relieved expression said it all at the halfway house at Fanling, his nerves finally going slack after nine holes that wound them to tightrope tension.

Hak seemed set to cruise into the weekend when he birdied the first hole - his 10th - to go to one-over for the day and one-under in total.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hak revels in sharing spotlight with stars

Jason Hak Shun-yat didn't have to look far for a role model yesterday: as he entered the media centre, his hero Rory McIlroy, was leaving.

The pair exchanged congratulatory handshakes and 'well dones' before Hak (pictured) went to face the press.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Irish guys are smiling in Hainan

World number two Rory McIlroy will make a flying visit to Japan tomorrow night for an earthquake/tsunami fundraiser, hoping he has some extra baggage - the World Cup - in tow.

But he might have to fight teammate Graeme McDowell, who is heading to South Africa and Sun City, if they win at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in Hainan.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Chan overcomes jitters to stay the course

Man and nature tried to impede Chan Yih-shin but the happy-go-lucky Taiwanese was unstoppable as he completed a wire-to-wire Macau Open victory yesterday.

Chan shot his worst round of the week, a two-under-par 69, but it was enough to give him a three-shot victory over Australian David Gleeson and see him take home US$118,875.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Excited Chan aims to stay in front

Taiwan's Chan Yih-shin finds himself in uncharted waters - on the verge of his first wire-to-wire victory on the Asian Tour - after taking a one-shot lead into the final round of the Macau Open today.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Chan has every reason to smile as pulls ahead

A smile is never far from the face of Taiwanese Chan Yih-shin and his positive attitude paid off yesterday as he shot a second-round 67 to take a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Macau Open.

Yesterday the 35-year-old's smiles were wider than ever after grabbing sole ownership of the lead at the US$750,000 tournament.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Van de Velde closes in on glory

Jean van de Velde is on the verge of his first win in nearly five years after building a six-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Ageas Hong Kong PGA Championship.

The Frenchman, 44, who started the day in a share of the lead with Asian Tour regular Guido van der Walk, showed his class over the Old Course at the Hong Kong Golf Club by firing a blemish-free 66.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Local star Hie takes lead in Indonesia

Indonesia's Rory Hie took the third-round lead in the US$1 million Indonesia PGA Championship yesterday. The former US college star fired a third-round five-under-par 67 for a three-round aggregate of 13-under-par 203 at Imperial Klub Golf near Jakarta. Australian Mathew Millar, the first- and second-round leader, carded a 71 and was in second place, one stroke behind.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Teenager leads ladies in Discovery Bay

Mimi Ho takes a slender lead into the final round of the Hong Kong Ladies Close Amateur Championship after a composed 71 at Discovery Bay Golf Club yesterday. The 15-year-old was consistent over the cliff-top layout, her home course, carding two birdies and one bogey in a one-under-par effort to steal a march on defending champion Tiffany Chan and first-round leader Tiana Lau.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Rising star Siddikur brings hope to millions

In a country racked by poverty and devoid of sports heroes, Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman is giving millions of people hope.

Cricket, soccer and kabaddi, the national sport, may be the most popular, but golf is now earning recognition thanks to the deeds of Siddikur.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Poulter makes good on prediction

Ian Poulter delivered on his promise with a one-shot victory at the UBS Hong Kong Open yesterday, holding off spirited challenges from former winner Simon Dyson and Italian teenager Matteo Manassero.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Marvellous Manassero gives Poulter a run for his money

Matteo Manassero reaches new heights almost every week of his burgeoning career and, despite missing out on a second title in less than a month yesterday, the Italian teenager was happy to reflect on a remarkable rookie season.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Inside the ropes

How low can you go? Maybe ask American Anthony Kang, who had to be feeling pretty good about himself after torching Fanling with a second round score of nine-under-par 61. But within a few hours Kang was a forgotten man when Ian Poulter trumped him with a 60 to set a course and tournament record.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Poulter looks to back up boast thanks to big finish

Ian Poulter has already told Ryder Cup-winning teammate Graeme McDowell he will win the UBS Hong Kong Open - now it's time for the Englishman to deliver after opening up a two-shot lead over the US Open champion heading into today's delicately poised final round.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am