Atwal success fuels India’s major ambitions

August 23, 2010

Arjun Atwal’s PGA Tour triumph shone as a beacon on an otherwise dark Sunday for Indian sports, fuelling the world’s second most populous country’s hopes of celebrating a maiden major victory in the not too distant future, writes Amlan Chakraborty.

Can Tiger recover from his Buster Douglas moment?

August 12, 2010

One happened in Tokyo in 1990, the other in Minnesota in 2009. One marked the beginning of the end for Tiger Woods reacts after a missed green on the 18th hole during the third round of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Munden (the predominate athlete of his sport, the question now is, did the other also mark the end of dominance for Tiger Woods.

McIlroy and the new breed spice up golf’s dominant pack

August 6, 2010

Professional golf has benefited from two refreshing developments over the last year-and-a-half: the stunning impact made by some of the younger guns and a preponderance of first-time winners in the majors.

Picturing Player helps Oosthuizen to Open glory

July 18, 2010


The image of Gary Player running the gauntlet of hostile American fans on the way to a first U.S. Masters triumph almost 50 years ago helped to spur Louis Oosthuizen to victory in the British Open.

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If England’s footballers were matchplay golfers

June 24, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/It's a strokeplay knockout golf tournament -- let's call it the World Cup of golf -- and an English player is on the tee box of the 18th hole needing a birdie four to advance.

Europeans seek breakthrough at U.S. Open

June 18, 2010

RTR2FBSD[1]westwood smallEurope’s undistinguished record at the U.S. Open over the last 40 years has been puzzling to say the very least but several signs indicate it could change for the better at Pebble Beach this week.

Memorial offers pointers to Pebble Beach contenders

June 2, 2010

Tiger makes eagle on way to Memorial triumph

This week’s Memorial tournament, an elite PGA Tour event in its own right hosted by golfing great Jack Nicklaus, is sure to offer several pointers toward the likely contenders at this month’s U.S. Open.

Will Woods miss the cut again?

May 6, 2010


Among a bucketful of intriguing storylines going into this week’s Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass is speculation on whether Tiger Woods will miss consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour for the first time in his career.

Tiger Woods at the U.S. Masters – live

April 8, 2010

Tiger Woods returned from a five-month absence with a blistering first round at the U.S. Masters and we continue to live blog his bid for another win here. Join us for hole-by-hole coverage, commentary, discussion and on-the-spot analysis from the Augusta National.

Tiger back to face the media — but is it too soon?

April 5, 2010

GOLF-MASTERS/The eyes of the golfing world will be firmly fixed on Augusta National at 1400 local (1900 GMT) on Monday when four-times champion Tiger Woods faces the media ahead of his highly anticipated return to competition at this week’s U.S. Masters.