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Richard Henley wins Honda Classic after Rory four-man play-off

Richard Henley kisses his trophy. Photo: AFP

Russell Henley made good on his second chance at the 18th hole on Sunday and won the Honda Classic in a four-man playoff.

The closing hour was a series of blunders at PGA National, particularly by Rory McIlroy, who lost a two-shot lead by closing with a 74.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 9:51am 1 comment

Humdrum start for Tiger Woods at Palm Beach as he begins Augusta build-up

Tiger Woods was mediocre in his long and short game. Photo: AFP

Tiger Woods lamented inconsistent putting but it was his long game as much as his short stick that led to a mediocre one-over-par 71 in the first round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

28 Feb 2014 - 9:49am

Big guns begin march to Augusta in Florida

Tiger Woods putts during the Honda Classic pro-am. Photo: AFP

Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy will play in the same tournament for the first time this year when they contest the Honda Classic starting in south Florida on Thursday.

27 Feb 2014 - 10:19am

US$2.5 million for ace tempts Rory McIlroy ahead of Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is looking to have a go at pocketing US$2.5 million for a hole in one in the Dubai Desert Classic this weekend. Photo: Reuters

Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday that he could be tempted to have a crack at winning the glittering prize on offer for a hole-in-one at the Dubai Desert Classic’s short par-four 17th – a whopping US$2.5 million.

29 Jan 2014 - 11:09pm

Tiger says he’s not far off his game

Tiger Woods waits his turn on the second green of the South Course at Torrey Pines. Photo: AP

Tiger Woods does not sound too worried over matching his worst score in America on a course where he had won eight times.

“I wouldn’t read anything into what happened Saturday at Torrey Pines,” Woods said on Tuesday after an 18-hole exhibition for past winners of the Dubai Desert Classic.

29 Jan 2014 - 12:52am

Tiger Woods' Shanghai snub disappoints sponsors HSBC

Tiger Woods signs an autograph at a promotional event in Macau this week. Photo: Reuters

Three years ago at Sheshan International, hundreds of fans wanting an autograph stood outside the clubhouse where Tiger Woods was signing his scorecard at the HSBC Champions. They excitedly began chanting in Chinese, “We want Tiger! We want Tiger!”

1 Nov 2013 - 4:33pm 1 comment

Pundit backs down over Tiger Woods 'cheat' column

Brandel Chamblee on the Golf Channel. Photo: AFP

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said  it was mistake to compare Tiger Woods’ rules violation to his own episode of cheating on a school math test and that he would stop writing for the website where his column appeared.

31 Oct 2013 - 10:53am

Aching Tiger seals Presidents Cup win for US

Tiger Woods kisses girlfriend Lindsey Vonn after defeating International player Richard Sterne of South Africa. Photo: Reuters

Tiger Woods ignored an aching back at the end of a marathon weekend to clinch a dramatic Presidents Cup victory for the United States over the Internationals.

The 14-time major champion scored the clinching point in an 18 1/2-15 1/2 triumph by edging South African Richard Sterne 1-up in singles at rain-soaked Muirfield Village, then said he has had enough of golf for a while.

7 Oct 2013 - 11:21am

Woods and McIlroy to duel again - at Mission Hills in Hainan

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy staged their first China duel in Zhengzhou last year, with McIlroy winning. Photo: AP

Superstars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will expand their already bulging bank accounts with a lucrative, one-round exhibition appearance next month in Hainan island.

11 Sep 2013 - 3:06pm

Tiger Woods exits US PGA early and empty-handed

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Tiger Woods was gone from the PGA Championship by early afternoon, four over for the tournament and a long way from Oak Hill by the time the trophy presentation began. He always said majors were the events he wanted to be measured by, so it should have come as no surprise when a fan reminded him of that, yelling "Masters 2014!" even as Woods trudged up the final fairway.

13 Aug 2013 - 3:50am

Tiger Woods sets sights on PGA Championship

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The dust had barely settled after Tiger Woods coasted to a seven-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational when questions were raised about his hunger to end a five-year title drought in the majors.

6 Aug 2013 - 3:50am

WGC specialist Woods coasts to seven-shot win

Tiger Woods wins the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Photo: Reuters

Tiger Woods eased to a seven-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday, earning his 79th win on the PGA Tour and sounding an ominous warning to his rivals ahead of next week’s PGA Championship.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Steely Tiger Woods stays in hunt at British Open

Tiger Woods reacts after missing a birdie putt on the ninth green during the second round of the British Open yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Tiger Woods closed out his second round with a 12-foot birdie putt at Muirfield yesterday to fuel his hopes of winning a fourth British Open crown and a 15th major title.

20 Jul 2013 - 2:43am

Fast and fiery Muirfield to test British Open field

Rory McIlroy ponders a shot in a practice round at Muirfield. Photo: AFP

Golf's oldest championship returns to Muirfield after a wet spring that was ideal for growing thick grass, followed by a dry summer that yields three "F" words that are ideal for a links course … firm, fast and fiery.

16 Jul 2013 - 4:45am

Letting 'armchair officials' rule is a recipe for disaster

Steve Stricker was accused by at least one TV viewer of making an illegal drop, forcing the USGA rules committee to act. Photo: AFP

Someday soon, golf is going to regret letting people watching from home phone in rules violations. Consider what happened at this year's Masters a dry run.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:35am