April 30, 2015


Tiger Woods won the Open at St Andrews in 2000 and 2005

Three-time champion Tiger Woods has announced he will play in this year's Open Championship at St Andrews.
The 39-year-old confirmed he will play in five tournaments this summer after finishing joint-17th in the Masters.
This year's Open takes place from 16-19 July.
Woods wrote on Twitter:  "See you at the US Open, Open Champ, Memorial, Greenbrier and my Foundation's event, the Quicken Loans National. Going to be a busy summer."
The former world number one, who won the Open at St Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and Royal Liverpool in 2006, returned to competitive golf earlier this month after a two-month break to work on his game.
He had previously announced he would play in the Players Championship at Sawgrass, Florida, next week, just his fourth event of 2015.
Currently ranked 116th in the world, the 14-time major winner shot a career-worst round of 82 to miss the cut in the Phoenix Open and withdrew after 11 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open due to injury.
However, he did better than expected at the Masters, partnering world number one Rory McIlroy on the final day and finishing five under par, 13 off winner Jordan Spieth.

April 01, 2015

La Salle pooled 79 points behind seven victories in four different batches as it posted a whopping 32-point romp over Ateneo to keep the Classic Cup crown in the La Salle-Ateneo Alumni Golf Classic held at three courses at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club in Gen. Trias, Cavite recently.

Edgardo Bautista scored a net 62 to clinch the Class C crown in Batch 1969-and-below, Jose Arnel Agustin assembled a 64 in Class A and Wend Go carded a 67 in Class B for triumphs in Batch 1970-79.

Former national team member Bobby Chico, also Eagle Ridge’s golf director, shot a 65 to rule Class A while Jose Val Hario fired a 64 to dominate Class C in Batch 1980-89.

Liam Patrick Cully, the youngest in the field at 15, churned out a 66 in Class A while Antonio Santos Jr. turned in a 64 in Class C of Batch 1990-and-above in the event sponsored by Solaire Resort and Casino and Belle Corp.

Backed by Pascual Consumer Health Care Corp., YSA Skin Care, Meister, Yamaha Golf and GPS Tracker, the dual meet also saw Louise Borja shoot a 68 and beat Pauline del Rosario’s 71 for the ladies plum.

Ateneo assembled a 47 with Efren Sarmiento carding a 68 in Class A and Remigio Castañeda firing a 65 in Class B in Batch 1969-and-below.

Ateneo’s Michael Miguel sizzled with a 60 to capture the Class B crown in Batch 1990-and-above while Francis Abraham made a 65 to top Class C in Batch 1970-79.

Raymond Escalona, also of Ateneo, shot a 72 to beat La Sallians Delfin Morfe and Raul Bandera via countback in the Open division in the tournament that awarded 5 points for the winner, 3 for runner-up and 1 for second runner -up.

Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/la-salle-rips-ateneo-retains-classic-cup/#rUzWksZPakJmU3HX.99

April 01, 2015

First, Henrik Stenson pulled out of the Shell Houston Open with the flu. Now, Jimmy Walker has withdrawn from this week's tournament at the Golf Club at Houston, citing illness.

Walker won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour victory of the season. He then made a practice trip to Augusta National on Monday to prepare for next week's Masters. A day later, he officially withdrew from the Houston field.

"The city of Houston and tournament director Steve Timms have always been very good to me throughout my career," Walker said in a statement. "Following my win at the Valero Texas Open, I went to Augusta in order to prepare for the Masters. Unfortunately, I soon realized that I was not feeling well and needed to get better before next week. I look forward to returning to Houston in future years."

Jimmy Walker follows his ball after teeing off on the fourth hole during the final round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Hugh Gentry)


January 14, 2015

The 2015 Champion Infinity Philippine Ladies Open Golf Championship gets going today with Princess Superal out to keep her crown for the third straight year against a crack Thailand crew at Wack Wack’s West Course in Mandaluyong.

That alone guarantees a slam-bang action right in the first round of the 54-hole event, which means so much not only for Superal but also for Thais Kanyalak Preedasutthijit, Pimnipa Panthong and Chayanit Wangmahaporn.

Princess Superal

Princess Superal

For winning 12 titles, including a sweep of the last five tournaments she competed in last year, Superal will be the marked player although the top ICTSI-backed bet has opted to downplay her chances in the country’s premier ladies championship sponsored by Metro Pacific Investments Corp. and organized by Women’s Golf Association of the Philippines.

“I don’t think myself as No. 1,” said the 17-year-old Superal while thumping range balls at varied distances at the Manila Southwoods during practice under coach Bong Lopez and LPGA star Jennifer Rosales yesterday. “My goal is to play well in each event and to compete at the highest level.”

Superal fell short of adding the PLO crown to her SEA Games gold last year when she lost by four to Supamas Sangchan of Thailand, who completed her back-to-back title romp in the annual event supported by Mega Fiber, the Philippine Golf Tour, PacSports and Shell Philippines and C2 as official beverage and Vermogen as official apparel.

But with a run of victories to close out 2014, Superal is eager to start the new season with a win although it will take a lot of hard work to achieve her goal what with a talent-laden field all primed up to foil her title drive.

January 14, 2015

Englishman Andy Sullivan captured his first European Tour title with a play-off victory at the South African Open after a collapse by Charl Schwartzel.

South African Schwarztel, the 2011 Masters champion, began the final round with a five-stroke lead and was still four ahead with five holes left.

But he dropped four shots in a 74 for an 11-under-par total, matched by Sullivan, who carded a five-under 67.

As the players returned to the 18th for a play-off, Sullivan won with a birdie.

The Englishman had been one shot clear at the halfway stage of the tournament but bogeyed the first four holes on his way to a third-round 74 and started the final day seven shots off the lead.

However, Schwartzel, chasing his maiden home championship, failed to get up and down from a plugged lie in a greenside bunker on the 14th.

He then three-putted the 16th en route to a double-bogey six, before an errant tee shot on the 17th led to another dropped shot.


Sullivan holed his second shot for an eagle at the 407-yard 12th and also rolled in four birdies at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg.

The 28-year-old from Nuneaton perhaps thought his chance had gone when he left a long birdie putt on the 18th a few inches short.

But after both players missed the fairway in the play-off, Sullivan produced a superb escape from the trees and holed from 12 feet for a birdie to seal his first win as a professional.

"It's unbelievable," Sullivan said. "After Saturday I didn't think I stood much of a chance with Charl getting ahead that far.

"I didn't want to give him a second chance to take the title away from me so I am delighted and I hope the guys at Nuneaton Golf Club are having a few beers for me.

"To just play on The European Tour is something I've wanted to do my whole life, so to win an event just caps it all off and to do it in South Africa where I have always enjoyed playing, it has just been an incredible week."

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