Golf News / November 2007

Americans confirmed for Australian PGA tournament

Thu November 15, 2007, 05:39 AM

Americans JB Holmes, Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Moore, Jason Gore and Kevin Stadler are confirmed starters in next month's Australian PGA Championship at Coolum, organisers said Thursday. They will vie with Australia's world No.6…

PGA Tour Championship moved back to give players a rest

Wed November 14, 2007, 05:11 AM

The PGA has moved the Tour Championship tournament back two weeks, averting a busy stretch with no breaks for the players in the weeks straddling the FedEx Cup playoffs and Ryder Cup. The PGA bowed to pressure from the players…

Faldo insists he is right man for Ryder golf Cup job

Tue November 13, 2007, 09:38 AM

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo dismissed criticism Tuesday that he "is not a team player", insisting that three decades of experience leave him more than qualified for the job. The Englishman, speaking here ahead of this…

Faldo insists he is right man for Ryder Cup golf job

Tue November 13, 2007, 08:09 AM

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo dismissed criticism Tuesday that he "is not a team player", insisting that three decades of experience leave him more than qualified for the job. The Englishman, speaking here ahead of this…

Creamer rolls to eight-stroke win in LPGA Champions event

Sun November 11, 2007, 11:07 PM

Paula Creamer completed a wire-to-wire victory at the LPGA Tournament of Champions here Sunday, firing a four-under par 68 in the final round to beat Korean runner-up Birdie Kim by eight strokes. Creamer finished on 20-under par…

US golfer Mickelson wins in Shanghai after three-way playoff

Sun November 11, 2007, 09:55 AM

World number two Phil Mickelson won the five-million-dollar HSBC Champions tournament here Sunday after beating the English duo of Lee Westwood and Ross Fisher in a three-way playoff. The American birdied the second extra hole…

Australia's Jones wins Taiheiyo Masters golf

Sun November 11, 2007, 08:44 AM

Overnight leader Brendan Jones of Australia eagled the final hole for a two-under-par 70 to win the Taiheiyo Masters men's golf tournament on Sunday. Starting the day with a two-stroke lead, Jones was tied with Japan's Toru…

Defending golf champ Yang disqualified in Shanghai

Sun November 11, 2007, 05:22 AM

South Korean Yang Yong-Eun's campaign to defend his HSBC Champions crown came to a sudden end on Sunday when he was disqualified from the tournament for signing his third-round card incorrectly. "I'm shocked. It's unbelievable,"…

Creamer stretches lead at LPGA Tournament of Champions

Sat November 10, 2007, 11:32 PM

Paula Creamer chipped in for her third birdie at the 18th hole in as many rounds and a four-under par 68 Saturday that stretched her lead to six shots at the LPGA Tournament of Champions. The 21-year-old American, seeking her…

US golfer Mickelson leads HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai

Sat November 10, 2007, 10:44 AM

American Phil Mickelson took a two-stroke lead after the third round of the HSBC Champions here on Saturday to give himself a big chance of winning for the first time in 14 years on foreign soil. The world number two, who rarely…

Mickelson shows Asian golf fans his best

Fri November 09, 2007, 10:51 AM

World number two Phil Mickelson showed Asian fans his best form here Friday with a six-under 66 that put him just one shot behind second-round leader Kevin Stadler at the HSBC Champions tournament. Mickelson's putter was…

Creamer birdies last seven in a row, takes share of LPGA lead

Fri November 09, 2007, 06:52 AM

Paula Creamer birdied the final seven holes Thursday to match US veteran Meg Mallon atop the leaderboard on five-under par 67 after the opening round of the LPGA Tournament of Champions. "Once you start getting confidence out…

Stadler, Fasth share lead in Shanghai

Thu November 08, 2007, 10:17 AM

Niclas Fasth and Kevin Stadler outclassed some of the world's best with course record-equalling rounds of eight-under to share the lead after day one of the HSBC Champions tournament on Thursday. Three-time Major winner Vijay…

Ochoa seeks eighth title of year at Tournament of Champions

Wed November 07, 2007, 09:31 PM

World number one Lorena Ochoa of Mexico bids for her eighth title of the year when she tries to defend her crown at the one million-dollar LPGA Tournament of Champions which begins here Thursday. Ochoa has clinched the…

No Tiger, but players hail Shanghai golf field as Asia's best ever

Wed November 07, 2007, 02:32 AM

Tiger Woods has not turned up but the five-million-dollar HSBC Champions tournament starting Thursday here features what some players believe is the best field to have ever gathered in Asia. American Phil Mickelson and South…

Cricket-mad India is golf's next hotspot

Tue November 06, 2007, 12:19 AM

India is set to become the next big golfing destination after the cricket-obsessed nation hosts two pathbreaking multi-million dollar events in early 2008. Top stars like Ernie Els and Colin Montgomerie are expected to showcase…

English golfer Alison Nicholas to captain Europe's Solheim Cup team

Mon November 05, 2007, 02:26 PM

Former US Open champion Alison Nicholas was named on Monday as the new Solheim Cup captain for Europe taking over from Swede Helen Alfredsson. The 45-year-old Nicholas, of England, played against the Americans six times and has…

English golfer Rose aims to win one of the four major titles in 2008

Mon November 05, 2007, 02:25 PM

Golfer Justin Rose has his sights firmly set on winning a Major next year following the biggest victory of his career at the Volvo Masters here on Sunday. That triumph in the European PGA Tour's season-ending finale clinched his…

Canada's Ames ends golf season on high with first win in over a year

Mon November 05, 2007, 06:06 AM

Trinidad-born Canadian Stephen Ames captured his first US PGA Tour title in more than a year Sunday, holding off South African Tim Clark by a stroke in the final event of the season. Ames carded a four-under par 68 for a…

Asian golf stars prove their worth against world's best

Mon November 05, 2007, 03:31 AM

The Singapore Open leaderboard might have read like a who's who of world golf, but a host of Asian Tour regulars held their own in a tournament going from strength to strength. With US Open champion Angel Cabrera, three-time…