Golf News / March 2011

Ishikawa to chip in golf earnings for disaster relief

Thu March 31, 2011, 10:35 AM

Japanese teen golfer Ryo Ishikawa has vowed to donate all of his tournament earnings in 2011 to help survivors of the earthquake and tsunami which devastated his country's Pacific coast.

New faces, familiar stars to collide at golf Masters

Thu March 31, 2011, 03:19 AM

A quarter-century after US legend Jack Nicklaus outdueled Spain's Seve Ballesteros to win the Masters at age 46, another American-European showdown is looming at Augusta National Golf Club.

Last Masters tune-up draws Lefty, Westwood

Wed March 30, 2011, 08:15 PM

World No. 2 Lee Westwood and reigning Masters champion Phil Mickelson are among those teeing it up in the Houston Open this week with one eye already on Augusta National.

Stolz steals Hie's thunder in Indonesia PGA

Sun March 27, 2011, 12:15 PM

Australian Andre Stolz, who came out of retirement just two years ago, recorded an emotional triumph in the $1 million Indonesia PGA Championship on Sunday, pipping home favourite Rory Hie.

S.Korea's Shin shines as rain slows Kia golf classic

Sat March 26, 2011, 05:03 AM

South Korea's Jiyai Shin got hot on a chilly, damp day, firing a nine-under par 64 to take the lead in the rain-disrupted LPGA Kia Classic.

Langer to miss Masters after thumb op

Fri March 25, 2011, 10:30 PM

Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer will be sidelined two months after surgery on his left thumb and will see his streak of 27 straight starts at Augusta National end in April.

Millar marches on in Indonesia PGA Championship

Fri March 25, 2011, 12:56 PM

Matthew Millar handled the pressure of having to shoot a solid round the day after breaking the course record to maintain his lead in the US$1 million Indonesia PGA Championship on Friday.

Matsuyama ready for golf Masters despite quake

Fri March 25, 2011, 06:37 AM

Teen golfer Hideki Matsuyama says he hopes to boost the spirits of quake and tsunami victims in his hard-hit university town when he becomes the first Japanese amateur to play at the Masters next month.

Impressive Levin leads at PGA Bay Hill

Fri March 25, 2011, 06:03 AM

Spencer Levin defied difficult, gusting winds at Bay Hill, firing a flawless six-under par 66 to take the first-round lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Tiger Woods seeks Bay Hill breakthrough

Wed March 23, 2011, 09:41 PM

Tiger Woods may not be the dominant figure he once was, but tournament host Arnold Palmer wouldn't be surprised to see the former No. 1 end his 16-month victory drought at Bay Hill this week.

Tiger Woods cancels Japan visit

Wed March 23, 2011, 04:18 PM

Golf star Tiger Woods cancelled his visit to Japan next month, following the quake-tsunami tragedy, his sponsors Nike said on Wednesday.

Japanese LPGA players launch aid campaign

Wed March 23, 2011, 03:06 AM

World number six Ai Miyazato and two of her Japanese compatriots return to the LPGA Tour this week for the $1.7 million Kia Classic and to launch a "Never Give Up" campaign to aid disaster relief.

Golfer Els sees wide-open Masters battle

Tue March 22, 2011, 10:44 PM

South Africa's Ernie Els, confident in his game as he prepares to defend his title at the PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational, sees a wide-open fight for the Masters crown next month.

Retired golf legend Sorenstam gives birth to boy

Tue March 22, 2011, 02:47 AM

Retired Swedish golf legend Annika Sorenstam gave birth to a son, William Nicholas McGee, who arrived earlier than expected, she announced on her Twitter microblogging website.

WGC Match-Play will return to Arizona in 2012

Mon March 21, 2011, 04:28 PM

Next year's World Golf Championships Match-Play Championship will return to Dove Mountain, where the event has been staged since 2007, the US PGA Tour announced Monday.

Karrie Webb wins inaugural LPGA Founders Cup

Mon March 21, 2011, 03:23 AM

Australia's Karrie Webb won her second title in three LPGA events this season, firing a six-under par 66 on Sunday to take the inaugural LPGA Founders Cup by one stroke.

Stanford stretches LPGA lead to three

Sun March 20, 2011, 02:28 AM

American Angela Stanford fired her second consecutive six-under par 66 to seize command of the LPGA Founders Cup, stretching her lead to three shots in the 54-hole event.

Jacquelin leads Wall in Sicily

Sat March 19, 2011, 08:27 PM

France's Raphael Jacquelin shot a third-round 69 to climb to the top of the leaderboard at the EPGA Sicilian Open here on Saturday.

Stanford bounces back to seize LPGA lead

Sat March 19, 2011, 05:53 AM

American Angela Stanford fired a six-under par 66, answering a double bogey with an eagle on the next hole to seize a one-shot lead after the opening round of the LPGA Founders Cup.

Garcia surges but US duo shares PGA lead

Sat March 19, 2011, 01:16 AM

Sergio Garcia, seeking his first US victory in nearly three years, fired a bogey-free five-under par 66 to leap into contention at the $5.5 million Transitions Championship.

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