• Golf-PGA champion An says more Asians should try European Tour

    Reuters - 5 hours ago

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (Reuters) - South Korean An Byeong Hun urged more Asian golfers to try their luck on the European Tour following his outstanding six-shot win in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The 23-year-old is in his rookie season on the main circuit after spending three years on the second-tier Challenge Tour and he achieved the biggest victory of his fledgling career by firing a sizzling seven-under closing round of 65 on Sunday. "I'm always telling my friends in Asia that the European Tour is great," An told reporters after finishing with a 21-under-par tally of 267, a record for the championship in relation to par. More »Golf-PGA champion An says more Asians should try European Tour

  • Golf-World Rankings

    Reuters - 11 hours ago

    May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 13.16 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 9.12 3. (3) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 6.92 4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.85 5. (5) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 6.69 6. (6) Justin Rose (Britain) 6.14 7. (8) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 6.13 8. (7) Jason Day (Australia) 6.02 9. (9) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 5.97 10. (10) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 5.82 11. (11) Adam Scott (Australia) 5.19 12. (12) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 5.07 13. (13) J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 4.98 14. (14) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.45 15. (15) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 4.35 16. (18) Martin Kaymer (Germany) 4. ... More »Golf-World Rankings

  • Golf-FedEx Cup rankings

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 2326 2. (2) Jimmy Walker (U.S.) 1696 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 1428 4. (4) J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 1320 5. (5) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1306 6. (6) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 1188 7. (8) Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 1182 8. (7) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 1180 9. (18) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1155 10. (12) Ben Martin (U.S.) 1132 11. (10) Robert Streb (U.S.) 1129 12. (9) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1106 13. (11) Jason Day (Australia) 1076 14. (53) Chris Kirk (U.S.) 1053 15. (13) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 1048 16. (14) Bill Haas (U.S.) 994 17. ... More »Golf-FedEx Cup rankings

  • Ice cool Kirk wins by one shot at Colonial

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    (Reuters) - American Chris Kirk coolly got up and down from off the green at the 18th hole to salvage par and clinch his fourth PGA Tour title by one shot on Sunday at the $6.5 million Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. After watching playing partner Brandt Snedeker narrowly miss a 12-footer for birdie at the last, Kirk sank a clutch seven-foot par putt to seal victory with a closing four-under 66 at a rain-saturated Colonial Country Club. "Unbelievable, to be a part of the history of this tournament is just amazing to me," Kirk told CBS Sports after adding his name to a list of winners at Colonial where golfing great and Fort Worth resident Ben Hogan triumphed five times. More »Ice cool Kirk wins by one shot at Colonial

  • Golf-Ice cool Kirk wins by one shot at Colonial

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    * Kirk breaks clear of bunched leaderboard with 66 * Snedeker, Spieth and Bohn tie for second (Adds quotes, detail) May 24 (Reuters) - American Chris Kirk coolly got up and down from off the green at the 18th hole to salvage par and clinch his fourth PGA Tour title by one shot on Sunday at the $6.5 million Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. After watching playing partner Brandt Snedeker narrowly miss a 12-footer for birdie at the last, Kirk sank a clutch seven-foot par putt to seal victory with a closing four-under 66 at a rain-saturated Colonial Country Club. "Unbelievable, to be a part of the history of this tournament is just amazing to me," Kirk told CBS Sports after adding his name to a list of winners at Colonial where golfing great and Fort Worth resident Ben Hogan triumphed five times. More »Golf-Ice cool Kirk wins by one shot at Colonial

  • Golf-Race to Dubai rankings

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    May 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 2665169 2. (2) Danny Willett (Britain) 1742406 3. (37) An Byeong-Hun (South Korea) 1121706 4. (3) Justin Rose (Britain) 1037717 5. (4) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 927563 6. (5) Branden Grace (South Africa) 909739 7. (20) Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 897027 8. (22) Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) 873590 9. (7) Anirban Lahiri (India) 823389 10. (6) Ross Fisher (Britain) 816499 11. (8) Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 786204 12. (9) Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 776981 13. ... More »Golf-Race to Dubai rankings

  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational scores

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    May 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational at the par-70 course on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas -12 Chris Kirk (U.S.) 68 69 65 66 -11 Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 67 69 66 67 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 64 73 67 65 Jason Bohn (U.S.) 69 69 68 63 -10 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 67 69 67 67 George McNeill (U.S.) 65 69 69 67 Pat Perez (U.S.) 69 69 68 64 Ian Poulter (Britain) 65 67 68 70 Adam Hadwin (Canada) 69 66 69 66 -9 Jerry Kelly (U.S.) 67 70 67 67 Colt Knost (U.S.) 66 73 66 66 Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 66 69 66 70 Brian Harman (U.S.) 68 66 69 68 Ben Martin (U.S. ... More »Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational scores

  • Golf-Montgomerie retains Senior PGA title by four shots

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    * Monty coasts to victory with closing 69 * Claims his third Champions Tour major * Mexico's Toledo finishes second (Adds detail, quotes) May 24 (Reuters) - Colin Montgomerie of Scotland retained his Senior PGA Championship crown by a commanding four shots on Sunday at French Lick, Indiana as he earned his third major title in the over-50 ranks. Three ahead overnight, Montgomerie rebounded from a bogey on the opening hole with a superb display on the challenging Pete Dye course at the French Lick Resort, piling up six birdies and just two more bogeys on the way to a three-under-par 69. Montgomerie became the first player since American Hale Irwin (1996-1998) to successfully defend the Senior PGA Championship. More »Golf-Montgomerie retains Senior PGA title by four shots

  • Montgomerie retains Senior PGA title by four shots

    Reuters - 15 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Colin Montgomerie of Scotland retained his Senior PGA Championship crown by a commanding four shots on Sunday at French Lick, Indiana as he earned his third major title in the over-50 ranks. Three ahead overnight, Montgomerie rebounded from a bogey on the opening hole with a superb display on the challenging Pete Dye course at the French Lick Resort, piling up six birdies and just two more bogeys on the way to a three-under-par 69. Montgomerie became the first player since American Hale Irwin (1996-1998) to successfully defend the Senior PGA Championship. More »Montgomerie retains Senior PGA title by four shots

  • Golf-European Tour PGA Championship scores

    Reuters - 20 hours ago

    May 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour PGA Championship at the par-72 course on Sunday in Wentworth -21 An Byeong-Hun (Korea) 71 64 67 65 -15 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) 68 70 68 67 Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 70 66 68 69 -13 Chris Wood (Britain) 68 73 68 66 -12 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 65 69 68 74 -11 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 74 67 67 69 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 69 71 65 72 -10 Alexander Noren (Sweden) 72 67 68 71 Julien Quesne (France) 72 70 68 68 -9 Alejandro Canizares (Spain) 72 71 68 68 -8 Felipe Aguilar (Chile) 70 73 67 70 Gregory Havret (France) 70 71 69 70 Joost ... More »Golf-European Tour PGA Championship scores

  • Golf - Rookie An Byeong Hun lands runaway win for Korea at Wentworth

    Reuters - 21 hours ago

    An Byeong Hun became only the third European Tour rookie to win the BMW PGA Championship in the 60-year history of the event. More »Golf - Rookie An Byeong Hun lands runaway win for Korea at Wentworth

  • Garrido happy with comeback after fearing the end

    Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Two years ago Ignacio Garrido feared his career might be over so it is hardly surprising he has worn an almost permanent grin throughout this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Spaniard won the European Tour's flagship event in 2003 but 10 years later was told he had glandular fever. Garrido spent a long time bed-ridden and unable to walk but he has slowly worked his way back towards full fitness and last week's Spanish Open at El Prat represented his competitive return after 18 months out. More »Garrido happy with comeback after fearing the end

  • Golf-Garrido happy with comeback after fearing the end

    Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 24 (Reuters) - Two years ago Ignacio Garrido feared his career might be over so it is hardly surprising he has worn an almost permanent grin throughout this week's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Spaniard won the European Tour's flagship event in 2003 but 10 years later was told he had glandular fever. Garrido spent a long time bed-ridden and unable to walk but he has slowly worked his way back towards full fitness and last week's Spanish Open at El Prat represented his competitive return after 18 months out. More »Golf-Garrido happy with comeback after fearing the end

  • Golf - INTERVIEW-Garrido happy with comeback after fearing the end

    Reuters - 22 hours ago

    Two years ago Ignacio Garrido feared his career might be over so it is hardly surprising he has worn an almost permanent grin throughout this week's BMW PGA More »Golf - INTERVIEW-Garrido happy with comeback after fearing the end

  • Golf - Captain Clarke back on song ahead of Irish Open

    Reuters - 22 hours ago

    Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke gave himself a timely lift ahead of next week's Irish Open. More »Golf - Captain Clarke back on song ahead of Irish Open

  • Captain Clarke back on song ahead of Irish Open

    Reuters - 23 hours ago

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke gave himself a timely lift ahead of next week's Irish Open by shooting a six-under 66 in the final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. Clarke, however, took advantage of the closing par-fives with two birdie fours securing a two-under final aggregate of 286. Clarke was named 2016 Ryder Cup captain in February, succeeding Irishman Paul McGinley, but his form has been scratchy since his appointment. More »Captain Clarke back on song ahead of Irish Open

  • Choi claims first OneAsia win with birdie finish

    Reuters - Sun, May 24, 2015 04:30 EDT

    Choi Jin-ho held his nerve to drain an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the SK Telecom Open on Sunday by one shot from South Korean compatriot Lee Soo-min. The 30-year-old, in his third tournament back following a near-two year break to fulfil military duties, had tossed away the lead after his third bogey of the day at the par four 15th before his stunning finish sealed a first OneAsia Tour win. "Amazing, I am so relieved," said Choi after signing for a final round of level par 72 and 10-under total. Choi, who had won three times on the domestic tour before his military break, held a one shot lead at the start of the day and eagled the fifth before he coughed up bogeys to keep the field in touch. More »Choi claims first OneAsia win with birdie finish

  • Golf-Choi claims first OneAsia win with birdie finish

    Reuters - Sun, May 24, 2015 04:14 EDT

    Choi Jin-ho held his nerve to drain an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the SK Telecom Open on Sunday by one shot from South Korean compatriot Lee Soo-min. The 30-year-old, in his third tournament back following a near-two year break to fulfil military duties, had tossed away the lead after his third bogey of the day at the par four 15th before his stunning finish sealed a first OneAsia Tour win. "Amazing, I am so relieved," said Choi after signing for a final round of level par 72 and 10-under total. Choi, who had won three times on the domestic tour before his military break, held a one shot lead at the start of the day and eagled the fifth before he coughed up bogeys to keep the field in touch. More »Golf-Choi claims first OneAsia win with birdie finish

  • Monty leads Langer by three at Senior PGA

    Reuters - Sat, May 23, 2015 19:09 EDT

    (Reuters) - Defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland took advantage of a late collapse by American Brian Henninger to seize a three-shot lead after the third round of the Senior PGA Championship on Saturday at French Lick, Indiana. Henninger tumbled out of a tie for the lead with a triple-bogey at the par-four 16th, after losing his ball in thick rough with his second shot, before Montgomerie finished off in style with a birdie at the last to card a two-under-par 70. Henninger wound up with a 74 for a share of third place at one under, level with fellow American Scott Verplank (70) and Mexico's Esteban Toledo (73). More »Monty leads Langer by three at Senior PGA

  • Golf-Monty leads Langer by three at Senior PGA

    Reuters - Sat, May 23, 2015 19:07 EDT

    * Montgomerie cards a 70 to take control at French Lick * In good position to win his third major as a senior (Adds quotes, detail) May 23 (Reuters) - Defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland took advantage of a late collapse by American Brian Henninger to seize a three-shot lead after the third round of the Senior PGA Championship on Saturday at French Lick, Indiana. Henninger tumbled out of a tie for the lead with a triple-bogey at the par-four 16th, after losing his ball in thick rough with his second shot, before Montgomerie finished off in style with a birdie at the last to card a two-under-par 70. More »Golf-Monty leads Langer by three at Senior PGA

  • Na leads Poulter by one at Colonial

    Reuters - Sat, May 23, 2015 18:39 EDT

    (Reuters) - Kevin Na sank a 14-foot birdie putt on his penultimate hole to break clear of a tie at the top with Ian Poulter and edge a stroke in front after the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. American Na, who had been two ahead overnight in pursuit of a second PGA Tour victory, fired a one-under-par 69 in overcast, blustery conditions at a rain-softened Colonial Country Club to post an 11-under total of 199. "It wasn't playing easy out there," Na, 31, told PGA Tour Radio. More »Na leads Poulter by one at Colonial

  • Golf - Na leads Poulter by one at Colonial

    Reuters - Sat, May 23, 2015 16:07 EDT

    Kevin Na sank a 14-foot birdie putt on his penultimate hole to break clear of a tie at the top with Ian Poulter and edge a stroke in front after the third round More »Golf - Na leads Poulter by one at Colonial

  • Another cigar for Jimenez after record 10th ace

    Reuters - Sat, May 23, 2015 14:56 EDT

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Record-breaking Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez reached another new landmark when he struck the 10th hole-in-one of his career in the BMW PGA Championship third round on Saturday. The ace, his third of the season and second in nine days after he also registered a hole-in-one at last week's Spanish Open, meant he overhauled Briton Colin Montgomerie's tally of nine to claim the European Tour record outright. "The main thing is I've got the right club in my hand and make a good swing," Jimenez told reporters at the tour's flagship event. More »Another cigar for Jimenez after record 10th ace

  • Golf-Another cigar for Jimenez after record 10th ace

    Reuters - Sat, May 23, 2015 14:19 EDT

    (Adds detail, quotes, byline) By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 23 (Reuters) - Record-breaking Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez reached another new landmark when he struck the 10th hole-in-one of his career in the BMW PGA Championship third round on Saturday. The ace, his third of the season and second in nine days after he also registered a hole-in-one at last week's Spanish Open, meant he overhauled Briton Colin Montgomerie's tally of nine to claim the European Tour record outright. "The main thing is I've got the right club in my hand and make a good swing," Jimenez told reporters at the tour's flagship event. More »Golf-Another cigar for Jimenez after record 10th ace

  • Molinari and An lead as Jimenez and Fleetwood sparkle

    Reuters - Sat, May 23, 2015 13:58 EDT

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Francesco Molinari and An Byeong Hun shared the lead after the BMW PGA Championship third round but the hair-raising golf was supplied by Miguel Angel Jimenez and Tommy Fleetwood on Saturday. Pony-tailed Spaniard Jimenez registered the 10th hole-in-one of his career, a European Tour record, and shaggy-haired Englishman Fleetwood notched the third albatross in the 60-year history of the tournament. Italian Molinari, who has been at the top of the leaderboard since day one, posted a four-under 68 while South Korean An went one better than his playing partner as the pair finished two shots clear of the field on 14-under 202. More »Molinari and An lead as Jimenez and Fleetwood sparkle

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