Golf News / December 2008

Woods woes opens door for Harrington in 2008

Tue December 23, 2008, 06:09 PM

Tiger Woods showed his toughness in 2008, but with the US superstar sidelined for much of the year it was Padraig Harrington who emerged with the lion's share of golf's most glittering prizes. Not surprisingly, 2008 began with a…

Golfer Lin over moon with Masters place

Tue December 23, 2008, 07:39 AM

Lin Wen-tang was over the moon after becoming the first Taiwanese player in 20 years to earn a place in the prestigious US Masters tournament which will take place next April. The Asian Tour standout moved up to 49th position on…

Fiji's Singh wins Tiger's World Challenge

Mon December 22, 2008, 12:43 AM

Fiji's Vijay Singh fired a final-round 67 on Sunday to win the 5.75 million-dollar Chevron World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods. Singh finished with an 11-under total of 211 to claim 1.35 million dollars from the 5.75…

Golfer Sterne wins play-off to capture SA Open

Sun December 21, 2008, 08:24 PM

South Africa's Richard Sterne moved into the world top 50 Sunday after capturing the South African Open title at Pearl Valley Golf Estates in the western Cape. Sterne beat Northern Ireland's Gareth Maybin on the first play-off…

Singapore's Lam wins golf Volvo Masters of Asia

Sun December 21, 2008, 10:23 AM

Singapore's Lam Chih Bing broke clear of the pack on Sunday to win the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia and claim his maiden Asian Tour victory. The 31-year-old, who was in a five-way tie for the overnight lead, fired a…

Singh eyes golf Major title

Sun December 21, 2008, 08:24 AM

New Asian number one Jeev Milkha Singh believes he can now win a Major title that will enable him to "sit at the same table with my father". The Indian star wrapped up his campaign at the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia on…

Kim seizes lead at PGA World Challenge

Sun December 21, 2008, 12:37 AM

US Ryder Cup star Anthony Kim fired a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to seize the third-round lead at the 5.75 million-dollar Chevron World Challenge. Kim's 67 matched Vijay Singh for the low round of the day and gave him an 8-under…

Steady Westwood closes on SA golf title as Els slumps

Sat December 20, 2008, 05:48 PM

England's Lee Westwood shot a third-round 68 Saturday to go 14 under par for the South African Open and lead by two strokes after three rounds. After a day of drama at the par-72 Pearl Valley Golf Estates course in the western…

Five tied for lead at golf Volvo Masters

Sat December 20, 2008, 01:40 PM

The season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia was left hanging on a knife edge after the third round ended with five players tied for the lead on Saturday. Overnight leader Lam Chih Bing of Singapore battled to an even par 72 at Thai…

Furyk maintains lead at golf Chevron World Challenge

Sat December 20, 2008, 02:15 AM

American Jim Furyk has shot a one-under-par 71 to maintain the lead the second round of the 5.75 million dollar Chevron World Challenge. The first-round leader, Furyk is at five-under 139, while South Korea's K.J. Choi, Anthony…

Furyk maintains lead at golf Chevron World Challenge

Sat December 20, 2008, 01:59 AM

American Jim Furyk shot a one-under-par 71 to maintain the lead the second round of the 5.75 million dollar Chevron World Challenge on Friday. The first-round leader, Furyk is at five-under 139, while South Korea's K.J. Choi,…

Furyk maintains lead at Chevron World Challenge

Fri December 19, 2008, 11:22 PM

Jim Furyk shot a one-under-par 71 to maintain the lead the second round of the 5.75 million dollar Chevron World Challenge on Friday. The first-round leader, Furyk is at five-under 139, while South Korea's K.J. Choi, Anthony Kim…

Young Frenchman fires 65 to lead SA Open

Fri December 19, 2008, 06:40 PM

Michael Lorenzo-Vera of France climbed to the top of the South African Open leaderboard Friday after shooting a 65 to lie 12 under par for the tournament. Lorenzo-Vera enjoys a two-shot lead at the par-72 Pearl Valley Golf…

Furyk leads Chevron World Challenge golf

Fri December 19, 2008, 06:19 AM

Jim Furyk shot a four-under-par 68 to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the 5.75 million dollar Chevron World Challenge. "I had a lot of time off, haven't played a lot of golf," Furyk said. "I spent the last week or…

Paraguayan Zanotti is surprise leader of SA Open

Thu December 18, 2008, 07:10 PM

Little known Fabrizio Zanotti from Paraguay reeled off nine birdies on his way to an eight under-par 64 and the first round lead in the South African Open Thursday. The 25-year-old from Asuncion made the most of good morning…

Thongchai aims for historic golf hat-trick

Thu December 18, 2008, 03:02 PM

Thai star Thongchai Jaidee will be chasing an unprecedented hat-trick of victories when he tees off Thursday as firm favourite to win the 750,000-dollar Volvo Masters of Asia. With 62 of Asia's top-65 players and six amateurs…

Thongchai aims for historic hat-trick at golf Volvo Masters

Thu December 18, 2008, 03:10 AM

Thai star Thongchai Jaidee will be chasing an unprecedented hat-trick of victories when he tees off Thursday as firm favourite to win the 750,000-dollar Volvo Masters of Asia. With 62 of Asia's top-65 players and six amateurs…

Major blunder? Harmon fears for Tiger's golf record bid

Wed December 17, 2008, 01:46 AM

Top coach Butch Harmon has admitted Tiger Woods' heroics in winning this year's US Open while seriously injured may have hit his chances of overhauling Jack Nicklaus' record 18 Major titles. Harmon said Woods took a huge risk in…

Golf ace Harrington captures PGA Player of the Year award

Tue December 16, 2008, 05:42 PM

British Open and PGA Championship winner Padraig Harrington was named the US PGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the first European player to claim the award. The 37-year-old Irishman won his only two titles of 2008…

'Shocked' Harmon slams Woods caddy over Mickelson jibe

Tue December 16, 2008, 07:55 AM

Phil Mickelson's coach Butch Harmon Tuesday said he was "shocked" after Tiger Woods' caddy was caught in an extraordinary outburst against the world number three. Harmon, who has also coached Woods, described caddy Steve…

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