Ye Wocheng

One for the ages

Along the age spectrum: George Foreman. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

A 77-year-old trained a horse that a 50-year-old rode to victory in the Preakness, which should give anyone worried about the greying of America something to cheer about.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 5:54am

Who said it?

Ng Wai-tung

Each society needs some crazy people for it to improve

Ng Wai-tung, on giving up a lucrative banking career to become a social worker


I just love to play golf

Golf prodigy Ye Wocheng, 12, who is set to become the youngest player ever to appear in a European Tour event


27 Apr 2013 - 3:31am

China unleashes its little golf Tigers

Tiger Woods walks with young Cindy Fongyue at Shenzhen's Mission Hills Golf Club in 2001.

Golf writers, commentators, players and fans around the world are learning to pronounce new names and scrutinising Google Earth to find out where the cities of Guangzhou and Dongguan are on the map.

27 Apr 2013 - 5:17am

Chinese youngsters gunning to break golf's record books

Ye Wocheng

China's Guan Tianlang astonished the world when he made the Masters cut at the age of 14, but his record as the European Tour's youngest player is set to be ripped up by a boy aged only 12.

18 Apr 2013 - 4:54am

A Good Week for … , March 24, 2013

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan apparently for defying a ban on girls' education has made a good recovery and returned to school on Tuesday - this time in the safer environment of a girls' school in Birmingham, England. 

24 Mar 2013 - 4:49am

Chinese golfer Ye Wocheng, 12, is youngest European Tour qualifier

Ye Wocheng will take his place in history. Photo: Richard Castka

Twelve-year-old Ye Wocheng will etch his name into European Tour history when he competes in the Volvo China Open in six weeks, having secured one of the three spots at the western qualifier in Chengdu yesterday.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:37am

China's Ye, 12, closes in on Euro Tour age record

Ye Wocheng hits a shot on the ninth hole. Photo: Richard Castka

Ye Wocheng is just 18 holes away from achieving his ambition of eclipsing Guan Tianlang's record as the youngest player to compete on the PGA European Tour after yesterday's opening round of four-under-par 68 in the Western China Qualifier for the Volvo China Open.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:53am