Golf News / April 2008

Drug testing ruled out at 2008 British golf Open

Tue April 29, 2008, 11:19 AM

Golf's ruling body, the Royal and Ancient Club, has decided against introducing drug tests for players at July's Open at Royal Birkdale because qualifying for the event was already underway. Following a ground-breaking…

Clarke sets sights on Ryder Cup team after China win

Mon April 28, 2008, 06:00 AM

Darren Clarke is desperate to get back into Europe's Ryder Cup team and become a world top-50 player again now that victory in China has got him over a huge mental hurdle following his wife's death. Clarke said his win at the…

Aussie Scott sinks stunning birdie to win playoff, end golf drought

Mon April 28, 2008, 03:31 AM

Australian Adam Scott sank a stunning 48-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole here to defeat American Ryan Moore and win the PGA Byron Nelson Championship. Scott squandered a three-stroke lead when the day began but…

Golf: Sorenstam wins 71st LPGA title in playoff over Creamer

Sun April 27, 2008, 11:52 PM

Sweden's Annika Sorenstam won the 71st title of her career, capturing the LPGA Stanford International Pro-Am on Sunday when Paula Creamer left an eight-foot par putt short on the first playoff hole. Sorenstam moved 17 triumphs…

Emotional Clarke wins BMW Asian golf Open

Sun April 27, 2008, 10:08 AM

A highly emotional Darren Clarke sank a huge birdie putt on the final hole to win the BMW Asian Open here Sunday, then dedicated the victory to his sons following the death of their mother in 2006. The Northern Irishman's putt…

Aussie Scott seizes three-stroke lead at Byron Nelson PGA

Sun April 27, 2008, 03:12 AM

Australia's Adam Scott birdied two of the last three holes here Saturday to stretch his lead to three strokes after the third round of the 6.4 million-dollar PGA Byron Nelson Championship. Scott fired a three-under par 67 to…

Sorenstam seizes LPGA lead but Creamer stays close

Sat April 26, 2008, 10:10 PM

Annika Sorenstam, seeking her second LPGA victory of the season, fired a one-under par 70 Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead after the third round of the two million-dollar Stanford International. Swedish former world number…

Clarke storms to lead in BMW Asian Open

Sat April 26, 2008, 04:35 PM

Ryder Cup stalwart Darren Clarke stormed to the top of the leaderboard with a five-under 67 on day three of the BMW Asian Open on Saturday, setting himself up for a potentially emotional victory. A birdie on the 18th moved the…

Aussie Scott seizes lead at Byron Nelson golf

Sat April 26, 2008, 01:11 AM

Aussie Adam Scott made birdie on the first four holes en route to posting a three-under 67 in the second round of the Byron Nelson Championship. "It was a fast start, but after that, (it) was a bit of a battle, a fair bit of…

Tiger among 58 set for US Open among 8,390 entrants

Fri April 25, 2008, 08:07 PM

World number one Tiger Woods is among 58 automatic qualifiers for this year's US Open from among 8,390 entrants for the year's second major golf championship. The US Golf Association announced the final entry figure Friday after…

Zhang leads Chinese golf charge in Shanghai

Fri April 25, 2008, 10:50 AM

Veteran Zhang Lianwei led a Chinese charge at the BMW Asian Open here on Friday to take a share of the lead with Dutchman Robert-Jan Derksen, as a host of big names fell victim to strong winds. Zhang, 42, sunk a 10-foot birdie…

Australia's Goggin seizes share of Byron Nelson PGA lead

Fri April 25, 2008, 04:33 AM

Australia's Mathew Goggin shot a three-under-par 67 and grab a share of the opening-round lead with Ryan Moore and Eric Axley at the USPGA Byron Nelson Championship on Thursday. Australian world number ten 10 Adam Scott, the…

Japanese rookie Ueda shares lead at Stanford golf

Fri April 25, 2008, 01:11 AM

Japan's Momoko Ueda and South Korea's Young Kim are part of a trio that lead a group of seven by one stroke after the opening round of the LPGA Stanford Invitational. Rookie Ueda fired a three-under 68 to join Kim and American…

Faultless O'Malley takes early lead at Asian golf Open

Thu April 24, 2008, 11:39 AM

Australian Peter O'Malley played a near-perfect round of five-under to take the lead after day one of the BMW Asian Open here on Thursday, with Sweden's Henrik Stenson leading a big chasing pack. O'Malley, who has not won on the…

Sorenstam, Creamer ready for LPGA Stanford International Pro-Am

Thu April 24, 2008, 04:56 AM

Red-hot Lorena Ochoa will be absent but 2008 winners Annika Sorenstam and Paula Creamer will tee off at the LPGA Stanford International Pro-Am which begins here Thursday. Chances are no one is going to complain about Ochoa…

S.Africa's Goosen back in the swing at Asia golf Open

Tue April 22, 2008, 01:36 PM

Two-time US Open winner Retief Goosen has returned to Asia quietly confident he is finally getting his groove back after a frustrating 18 months trying to reshape his swing. The laid-back South African famously won his two…

Shaky Shark braces for golfing nerve attack

Tue April 22, 2008, 10:24 AM

Australian golfing legend Greg Norman is bracing himself for a bout of nerves as he prepares for a rare appearance on the professional tour at this week's BMW Asian Open. The 53-year-old has not played at the elite level since…

New golf talent steps up to challenge Woods

Tue April 22, 2008, 12:52 AM

Tiger Woods is facing a new, youthful wave of challengers for his crown if this month's Masters is anything to go by. Just a few years back all the talk was off the Big Five, meaning Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh…

Ochoa equals LPGA record with 4th-straight title

Mon April 21, 2008, 02:54 AM

Lorena Ochoa matched an LPGA record with her fourth-consecutive victory by capturing the 2.6 million-dollar Ginn Open here Sunday by three strokes over Taiwan's Yani Tseng. Ochoa fired a final-round three-under par 69 to finish…

Irish golfer McGrane in maiden win at China Open

Sun April 20, 2008, 12:05 PM

Ireland's Damien McGrane battled through torrential rains to claim his much-awaited maiden title by a massive nine strokes at the China Open on Sunday. McGrane closed with one-over 73 for a 10-under-par 278 total and a huge win…

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