Golf News / January 2011

Birdie blitz gives Oosthuizen share of lead

Sat January 08, 2011, 06:11 PM

An early birdie blitz earned British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen a share of the lead Saturday with one round left in the Africa Open.

Monty humbled as Asia lead golf's Royal Trophy

Sat January 08, 2011, 02:23 PM

Europe captain Colin Montgomerie suffered a humiliating defeat in fourball play Saturday as Asia stormed to a 6-2 lead in the Royal Trophy with a clean sweep of all four matches.

Garrigus leads golf Tournament of Champions

Sat January 08, 2011, 05:18 AM

American Robert Garrigus fired a 10-under 63 to grab a one-stroke lead over first round leader Carl Pettersson midway through the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions.

US golfer Lincicome to take on men in Hooters Tour

Sat January 08, 2011, 03:51 AM

American pro golfer Brittany Lincicome is kicking off another round in golf's battle of the sexes as she plans to tee off against the men at a Hooters Tour tournament in Florida.

Trio share Africa Open lead as Goosen flops

Fri January 07, 2011, 05:46 PM

Austrian Markus Brier, South African Branden Grace and Englishman Miles Tunnicliff shared the Africa Open second-round lead Friday as star attraction Retief Goosen missed the cut.

Monty backs Olazabal as next Ryder Cup captain

Fri January 07, 2011, 01:21 PM

Scotland's Colin Montgomerie has again put his weight behind Jose Maria Olazabal succeeding him as Europe's Ryder Cup captain if the Spaniard wants the job.

Pettersson, Byrd share lead at US PGA opener

Fri January 07, 2011, 04:44 AM

Sweden's Carl Pettersson and American Jonathan Byrd each fired seven-under par 66s to share the lead after the first round of the season-opening US PGA Tournament of Champions.

Pros play for no pay in new LPGA event

Fri January 07, 2011, 12:24 AM

LPGA Tour officials announced a 25-event, 12-nation schedule for 2011 on Thursday that begins next month in Thailand and Singapore and features a US opener in March with no prize money.

Leader Pieters puts Goosen in shade

Thu January 06, 2011, 06:47 PM

Brandon Pieters outshone star fellow South African Retief Goosen in the first round of the Africa Open at hot and windy East London Golf Club Thursday to become the surprise pacesetter.

Aussie star Webb named to LPGA Board of Directors

Tue January 04, 2011, 09:49 PM

Australian veteran Karrie Webb, a World Golf Hall of Fame player, was elected to the LPGA Board of Directors for a three-year term, the women's golf tour announced Tuesday.

Ogilvy goes for "three-peat" as US PGA season begins

Tue January 04, 2011, 08:21 PM

Australia's Geoff Ogilvy will begin his quest for a third consecutive triumph at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions when the US PGA Tour's 2011 season begins on Thursday.