Golf News / December 2007

Prayad foils Boonchu's title defence at E San Open

Sat December 22, 2007, 05:27 PM

In-form Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand beat defending champion Boonchu Ruangkit at the third play off hole to win the E San Open on Saturday. It was the 41-year-old Prayad's second triumph in two weeks following his emotional win…

China golf tour hits million-dollar mark: organisers

Wed December 19, 2007, 11:31 AM

China's domestic golf tour is to offer total prize money of more than one million dollars for the first time next season, organisers said on Wednesday. The China Tour will grow to 10 events in its fourth year, with purses…

Golfer Woods widens gap at Target Challenge

Sun December 16, 2007, 09:05 AM

Tiger Woods extended his lead at the USPGA Target World Challenge by shooting a five-under-par 67 in the third round on Saturday. Woods leads fellow American Jim Furyk by six shots and Zach Johnson by seven at the Los…

Parry wins first Australian Open golf title at 41

Sun December 16, 2007, 08:51 AM

Australia's Craig Parry achieved a long time ambition when he broke through to win his first Australian Open title at the 24th attempt here on Sunday. The 41-year-old called on all his experience in miserable wet conditions to…

Golf: Wilson defies conditions to take one-stroke lead

Sat December 15, 2007, 05:25 PM

England's Oliver Wilson defied the windy conditions experienced at treacherous Pearl Valley Golf Club Saturday on his way to a five-under-par 67 and a one-stroke lead in the South African Open. "Jack Nicklaus made a good job of…

Woods seizes control at Target Challenge golf

Sat December 15, 2007, 05:04 PM

World No. 1 Tiger Woods Woods shot a 10-under-par 62 in the second round of the 5.75 million dollars Target World Challenge, giving him a four-stroke lead. Woods is at 13-under par (131) after 36 holes, while Jim Furyk is four…

Golfers O'Hern, Felton lead Australian Open at halfway

Fri December 14, 2007, 04:00 PM

Australian Nick O'Hern fired a six-under par 66 to join former national amateur champion Kim Felton in the second round lead of the Australian Open at The Australian course here Friday. O'Hern's round included seven birdies and…

Woods once again earns US PGA Player of Year honors

Tue December 11, 2007, 11:38 PM

Tiger Woods was named the US PGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday, earning the accolade from his peers for the third year in a row and the ninth time in the past 11 seasons. "To earn the respect of your peers is the highest…

Asian Tour 50-50 on mega OneAsia Tour

Mon December 10, 2007, 07:24 AM

The chances of the Asian Tour joining Australia, Japan, and New Zealand to create a "super tour" to rival Europe and the United States are 50-50, executive chairman Kyi Hla Han said Monday. Plans have been on the drawing board…

Asian golf tour settles row with Europe over India tournament

Mon December 10, 2007, 05:48 AM

Asian Tour players will almost certainly take part in the European Tour's controversial new 2.5-million-dollar event in India next year after the two sides settled their differences. Relations between the tours turned sour this…

Asia retains golf's Lexus Cup

Sun December 09, 2007, 08:54 AM

A spirited Team Asia retained the Lexus Cup here Sunday, holding off a last day surge from their rivals and despite the absence of their injured captain Se Ri Pak. Although Team International rallied at the year-ending LPGA…

Lonard wins third Australian PGA title

Sun December 09, 2007, 06:47 AM

Australian Peter Lonard claimed his third Australian PGA Championship title in six years with a closing seven-under par round of 65 to win by three shots here on Sunday. Lonard atoned for a play-off loss to Australian…

Austin and Calcavecchia seize Shootout lead

Sat December 08, 2007, 11:02 PM

Woody Austin and Mark Calcavecchia seized sole possession of the lead Saturday in the Greg Norman-hosted Merrill Lynch Shootout. Playing a best ball format in Saturday's second round of the 2.8-million-dollar post-season event,…

South Africa's Els charges into the lead on home soil

Sat December 08, 2007, 04:50 PM

Tournament favourite Ernie Els charged into the 54-hole lead in the Alfred Dunhill Championship here Saturday with an eight-under-par 64 in the third round. The world's fifth ranked player was on 13-under-par 203 going into…

Els shadow looms over unknown leader

Fri December 07, 2007, 06:12 PM

South Africa's Omar Sandys, a player little known on the international golf stage, carded a four-under-par 68 Friday to open up a two-shot lead in the one-million euro Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country…

Japan boosts super Asia Tour plan, says Aussie golf chief

Fri December 07, 2007, 01:53 AM

A new golf tour incorporating Australia, New Zealand and Asia could be underway by 2009 after Japan's decision to back the plan, Australasian PGA Tour chief executive Ben Sellenger said Friday. The OneAsia Tour, involving…

Welsh golf journeyman Bebb is surprise early Dunhill leader

Thu December 06, 2007, 08:01 PM

Welshman Sion Bebb, who has struggled to make a living as a professional golfer for over 20 years, was the surprise leader on five-under-par 67 after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship here Thursday. Little-known…

Sorenstam says greens the key to Lexus golf success

Wed December 05, 2007, 07:59 AM

The third Lexus Cup would be won by the team that best adapted to the unusually large greens at the Perth course, International captain Annika Sorenstam said here Wednesday. The season-ending LPGA teams tournament pits 12…

Lickliter leads 26 qualifiers for 2008 US PGA season

Mon December 03, 2007, 10:00 PM

US veteran Frank Lickliter fired a final-round one-under par 71 here Monday to capture medalist honors at the US PGA Tour qualifying tournament, a grueling six-day battle over 108 holes. Lickliter finished on 29-under par 403 to…

Rose and Immelman locked for Nedbank Challenge lead

Sat December 01, 2007, 05:55 PM

A terrific duel between Justin Rose of England and South Africa's Trevor Immelman in the Nedbank Golf Challenge continued at Gary Player Country Club on Saturday. Both players scored five-under-par 67s to share the 54-hole lead…

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