Liberty greens halt the talented Mr Woods

August 31, 2009

Tiger Woods putts on the second hole during the final round of The Barclays golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City Tiger Woods charged and the lesser lights at the top of the leaderboard faded during the final round of the Barclays Classic on Sunday.

Where Bolt stands in my personal greatest hits

August 23, 2009

Having been privileged to be sitting a few metres from the finishing line as Usain Bolt shattered his own 100 and 200m world records in Berlin – and having also witnessed his double in Beijing, I got to wondering where those performances ranked in my personal bag of live events.

Has Yang diminished Tiger’s aura?

August 19, 2009

Yang celebrates his victory after sinking a putt on the 18th hole as Woods looks away in ChaskaSouth Korean Yang Yong-eun turned the golfing world on its head with his astonishing three-shot victory over Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship, sparking immediate speculation about the world number one’s apparently diminished aura of invincibility.

Tiger still the inspiration despite Yang’s major success

August 18, 2009

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Yang Yong-eun’s shock win at the PGA Championship ended an embarrassing drought in major championships for the male of the species in staunchly patriarchal South Korea, where men are men and the women — well, the women play golf.

Does golf really deserve a place in the Olympics?

August 13, 2009

roggePierre de Coubertin must be turning in his grave at the news that golf, surely the globe’s ultimate consumerist, exclusive sport, is set to be played at the 2016 Olympics.

from Raw Japan:

Ai, Ai, Ai!

July 27, 2009

The Japanese fairway is littered with golf stars who joined the U.S. or European game highly touted, but who found themselves decidedly unexceptional amid a wealth of international talent.

No Woods, no problem … but for how long?

July 20, 2009

Tiger Woods hacked and shanked his way to a two-round score of five over par at this year’s British Open, missing just the fifth cut of his professional career and only his second in a major championship.

Woods you believe it? Tiger set to miss cut as Marino shares lead

July 17, 2009

After giving the players a gentle start, Mother Nature appeared to wake up on the second day of the British Open as the wind strengthened, claiming a number of high-profile casualties including Tiger Woods.

British Open proves elementary for Watson, tough on Tiger

July 16, 2009

watsonIt is fair to say we all expected an American with a surname beginning with W to be soaring up the British Open leaderboard but everyone has been shocked that it is 59-year-old senior Tom Watson topping the strong field and not a certain Tiger Woods.

Rory McIlroy: Genuine Open Contender

July 16, 2009

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Rory McIlroy can win The Open Championship at Turnberry this weekend.

The bushy-haired 20-year old from Northern Ireland is playing only his second Open, and first as a professional. But he is such a talent that he is capable of pulling off the biggest win in a major championship since the 21-year old Tiger Woods ran off with The U.S. Masters in 1997.