Silver Cup caps Guan's historic week

Guan Tianlang hits from the fairway on the third hole during the final round at Augusta National. Photo: EPA

Guan Tianlang's historic debut at the Masters ended with a rousing reception from fans gathered around Augusta National's famous 18th hole.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Tiger Woods feels his age as Chinese teen Guan Tianlang reaches Masters

Tiger Woods, 37, played in his first Masters at age 19. Photo: AFP

Tiger Woods fears almost nothing in golf, but having 14-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang set to become the youngest starter in Masters history has sent a shiver down his spine.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tiger Woods wins Torrey Pines title for 75th crown

Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 17th hole. Photo: AFP

World No 2 Tiger Woods captured his 75th career title on Monday, winning the US PGA Farmers Insurance Open by four strokes for his record-setting eighth career triumph at Torrey Pines.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Shortened PGA season begins in Hawaii

American Rickie Fowler. Photo: AFP

American Rickie Fowler will strike the first ball as the next year PGA Tour season kicks off in Hawaii Friday with 30 players in the field for the winners-only Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Last year’s winner Steve Stricker is back and will have some strong competition to beat in his quest to repeat his victory.

4 Jan 2013 - 3:32pm

Despite huge growth, Asian golf has problems

Yani Tseng of Taiwan hits a shot from a bunker of the 1st hole during the third round of LPGA Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya in 2011. Photo: AP

Rapid growth has made Asia the big new destination for world golf but there’s an unmistakable sense of gloom as long-standing events face an uncertain future and local talent stalls.

While rich tournaments and even richer stars continue to flood east, grabbing widespread attention and making large sums for the game’s elite, for the home-grown scene it’s a different story entirely.

19 Dec 2012 - 12:50pm