Golf - - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:49:00 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (insidethegames) Bubba bags second Masters title with three-shot victory at Augusta By Gary Anderson

April 13 - Bubba Watson secured his second Green Jacket in three years after winning the US Masters at Augusta ©Getty Images American Bubba Watson shot a final round 69 to claim his second US Masters title in three years at Augusta National Golf Club, holding off the challenge of debutants Jordan Speith and Sweden's Jonas Blixt on his way to victory.
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Watson struggles on penultimate day of US Masters as Spieth moves into share of lead By Paul Osborne

Bubba Watson shot a disappointing 74 to share a lead with youngster Jordan Spieth going into the final round of the Masters ©Harry How/Getty ImagesApril 12 - Former champion Bubba Watson was pegged back to five under par on the penultimate day of the Masters as he and debutant Jordan Spieth take a one shot lead going into the final day at the Augusta National Golf Club.
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Watson birdie spree puts him in pole position going into weekend at Augusta By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Bubba Watson sank five consecutive birdies on day two at Augusta to lead the US Masters going into the weekend ©Getty Images American Bubba Watson holds a three-shot lead at the halfway point of this year's US Masters after a blistering run of five straight birdies on the back nine saw the 2012 champion post a round of 68 and put himself in pole position to claim a second title at the Augusta National Golf Club.
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Defending champion Scott one shot off lead after first round at Augusta By Gary Anderson

April 10 - Defending champion Adam Scott lies one shot off the lead after the first round of the US Masters ©Getty Images Australia's Adam Scott lies just one shot off the lead held by American Bill Haas after the first round of the US Masters, as he seeks to become the first man to defend the title since Tiger Woods in 2002.
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Singapore steps in to host top golf event after it is moved from South Korea By Gary Anderson

April 10 - The Laguna National Golf and Country Club in Singapore will host The Championship tournament next month ©Getty Images The Championship tournament will take place at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club in Singapore next month after organisers moved the event from South Korea due to what are being described as "staging issues".
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Australian Open returns to Sydney's Australian Golf Club By Gary Anderson

April 4 – Adam Scott will be hoping to triumph at this year's Australian Open which will be staged at Sydney's Australian Golf Club ©Getty Images The 2014 Emirates Australian Open will take place at Sydney's Australian Golf Club, marking a first return to the venue since the tournament was staged there in 2007.
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Irish Open to return to Northern Ireland in 2015 and 2017 By Gary Anderson

April 3 – Royal County Down will host next year's Irish Open golf tournament ©Getty Images The European Tour has today confirmed that the Irish Open golf tournament will return to Northern Ireland with Royal County Down Golf Club hosting next year's event, while the 2017 edition will take place at the Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh.
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Woods pulls out of US Masters due to back injury By Gary Anderson

April 1 - Tiger Woods will miss the US Masters for the first time in his career following back surgery this week ©Getty Images World number one Tiger Woods will miss the first golf major of the year after announcing that he has pulled out of the US Masters in Augusta next week due to a back injury.
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Fear Rio 2016 will not be ready to host test golf event because so far behind in preparations By Nick Butler

Peter Dawson speaking earlier in 2014 ahead of his criticism of the Rio 2016 golf course today ©Getty ImagesMarch 26 - Rio 2016 is unlikely to be ready to host a proposed test event on its new golf course a year before the Olympics, International Golf Federation President Peter Dawson has warned. ]]> (Nick Butler) Golf Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:26:11 +0000
British Sports Minister welcomes move to abolish men-only policy at Royal and Ancient Golf Club By Gary Anderson

March 26 - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews looks set to allow women to become members ©Getty Images British Sports Minister Helen Grant has welcomed the possibility that women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.
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Torrey Pines to host US Open in 2021 By Gary Anderson

March 19 - Torrey Pines will host its second US Open Championship in 2021©Getty Images The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego will host the US Open Championship in 2021, marking the second time the event will have been staged at the venue.
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No decision imminent on scrapping men-only policy at golf major venues By Gary Anderson

March 17 - Three of the nine clubs used for the Open Championship have men-only membership policies ©Getty Images Calls to scrap the men-only policy at three of the golf clubs used to stage the Open Championship continue to increase but the decision is down to the clubs themselves according to the Royal & Ancient (R&A).
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Adidas to supply kit to US golfers at Rio 2016 Olympics By Gary Anderson

March 6 - USA Golf and Adidas have announced a sponsorship deal for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ©USA GolfAmerican golfers, coaches and staff will be sporting kit designed by Adidas after the firm was today named as the official uniform supplier to the United States team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Qualifying criteria set for golf's return to Olympics at Rio 2016 By Gary Anderson

March 5 - Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland currently sits 15th on the world rankings and would make the automatic cut for Rio 2016 ©Getty Images The deadline for Olympic qualification for the Rio 2016 golf tournament has been set for July 11, 2016, it has been announced. 
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Deaf golfer makes history after being appointed golf club captain By Paul Osborne

Peter Baker has become the first known pre-lingual ©deaf golfer to be elected club captain at a mainstream golf club EnglandGolfFebruary 21 - Peter Baker, a member of England Deaf Golf, has made history after being voted in as the 2014 club captain at Ellesmere Port Golf Club.]]> (Paul Osborne) Golf Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:30:56 +0000
Contract for supplying infrastructure at 2014 Ryder Cup awarded to Arena Group By Zjan Shirinian

The Ryder Cup will be held in Gleneagles in September ©Getty ImagesFebruary 10 - A contract for designing and installing seats, hospitality units and other infrastructure at the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles in September has been awarded to Arena Group.]]> (Zjan Shirinian) Golf Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:28:48 +0000 Team GB chooses team leader as golf makes return at Rio 2016 By Paul Osborne

Jamie Spence has been named as golf team leader for Great Britain ahead of Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesJanuary 17 - Two-time European Tour champion Jamie Spence has been named as golf team leader for Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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