Golf News / October 2008

India golf star Singh eyes Order of Merit crown

Fri October 31, 2008, 06:51 AM

Indian star Jeev Milkha Singh has vowed to challenge for the Asian Tour's Order of Merit crown when he returns to the region for the big-money events over coming weeks. Singh, Asia's number one in 2006, trails leader Mark Brown…

Letzig, Jones share lead on golf PGA Tour

Fri October 31, 2008, 02:27 AM

Michael Letzig and Kent Jones both carded seven-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the 4.6 million-dollar Ginn sur Mer Classic. Letzig and Jones each nabbed seven birdies without a bogey on the Conservatory…

Harrington slips up at Valderrama as Kjeldsen sets pace

Thu October 30, 2008, 06:41 PM

Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen defied the windy conditions to set the pace at the Volvo Masters at Valderrama Thursday with a superb six under par opening round of 65. Four of the European Tour's top players - Robert Karlsson, Padraig…

New Asian Tour golf event for Thailand

Thu October 30, 2008, 08:04 AM

Renowned Thai seaside resort Hua Hin will host a new Asian Tour event next year when the Black Mountain Masters makes its debut, with several European golfers already signed up. The 500,000 US dollar event will be staged from…

Garcia believes he is closing in on world number one Woods

Wed October 29, 2008, 08:32 PM

Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia believes he is closing in on world number one Tiger Woods at the top of the rankings, ahead of the Volvo Masters in Valderrama in southern Spain, which will close the European season. Garcia, 28,…

Emotional Garcia dedicates home win to Seve

Sun October 26, 2008, 06:24 PM

Sergio Garcia clinched a three-shot victory at the Castello Masters on Sunday and then dedicated his first European Tour win since 2005 to compatriot Seve Ballesteros who is fighting for his life in a Madrid hospital. The…

Australia's Gleeson wins Macau golf open

Sun October 26, 2008, 09:56 AM

Australia's David Gleeson ended his six-year title drought with a wire-to-wire success at the Macau Open on Sunday. The Taipei-based winner nailed his second straight two-under-par 69 in the final round for a Macau Open…

Homeboy Garcia storms into four-shot lead

Sat October 25, 2008, 07:59 PM

Sergio Garcia stormed into a four-shot lead after three rounds of the Castello Masters on Saturday on the same Club de Campo course where he learned to play the game as a boy. The Spanish Ryder Cup star, whose father Victor is…

England's on-fire Stupples grabs lead in China

Sat October 25, 2008, 04:24 PM

England's Karen Stupples struck a 67 to take a two-shot lead from American Laura Diaz after a rain-interrupted second round of the inaugural Grand China Air LPGA Saturday. Stupples' score was the equal low round of the day for a…

Oberholser grabs lead, Aussie Allan second at US PGA event

Sat October 25, 2008, 07:14 AM

American Arron Oberholser fired a six-under par 64 here Friday to seize a one-stroke lead over Australian Steve Allan after the second round of the five million-dollar US PGA Fry's.com Open. Oberholser stood on 11-under par 129…

No place like home for Garcia at Castello Masters

Fri October 24, 2008, 07:30 PM

Sergio Garcia fired a six under par 65 to give him a share of a three-way lead after two rounds of the Castello Masters on Friday as the Spanish Ryder Cup star made the most of his home course knowledge. Garcia is 11 under at…

US duo shares PGA lead with Weir, Welshman in hot pursuit

Fri October 24, 2008, 05:17 AM

Americans John Mallinger and Doug LaBelle each fired a seven-under par 63 here Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the five million-dollar US PGA Frys.com Open. Welshman Richard Johnson was one stroke off the…

Homeboy Garcia two shots off pace

Thu October 23, 2008, 06:20 PM

Sergio Garcia returned to his hometown course on Thursday and shot a first round five-under par 66 to be two shots off the lead after the first round of the Castello Masters. Garcia is one of seven players, including compatriot…

Golf legend Ballesteros to undergo third operation

Thu October 23, 2008, 01:25 PM

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros is in serious condition and will undergo a third operation on Friday to remove the rest of a brain tumour, the Madrid hospital where he is being treated said. "Ballesteros remains in serious…

Weir defends crown as PGA qualifying chase tightens

Wed October 22, 2008, 07:25 PM

Canadian southpaw Mike Weir defends the title that snapped a win drought of more than three years when he leads a field of 132 into the US PGA Frys.com Open that starts here Thursday. Weir, whose 15th position on the tour money…

Tiger Woods confident of Masters start but no timetable for return

Wed October 22, 2008, 03:28 AM

Top-ranked Tiger Woods is very confident he will play next year's Masters but still has no timetable for his return after left knee surgery, he told ESPN in an interview aired on Tuesday. Woods has not taken a full swing at a…

Goosen replaces injured Singh in Malaysia golf tournament

Tue October 21, 2008, 08:05 AM

Two-time US Open winner Retief Goosen will replace the injured Vijay Singh at next week's 500,000-dollar Iskandar Johor Open, organisers said on Tuesday. The South African world number 46 has signed up after Fiji's Singh, ranked…

Ballesteros' condition stable - hospital

Mon October 20, 2008, 05:18 PM

Seve Ballesteros remained in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a Madrid hospital Monday, four days after he underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, a hospital source said. "The situation is the same as…

Birdie at last lifts Pressel to LPGA victory

Mon October 20, 2008, 04:48 AM

Morgan Pressel birdied the 72nd hole to win the 1.5 million-dollar Kapalua LPGA Classic here. Pressel's final flourish capped a three-under-par 69 for an eight-under total of 280 on Sunday. Norway's Suzann Pettersen was second…

Golf: Birdie at last lifts Pressel to LPGA victory

Mon October 20, 2008, 03:18 AM

Morgan Pressel birdied the 72nd hole to win the 1.5 million-dollar Kapalua LPGA Classic here. Pressel's final flourish capped a three-under-par 69 for an eight-under total of 280 on Sunday. Norway's Suzann Pettersen was second…

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