Golf - - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:38:30 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (insidethegames) Kim claims first major title with victory at Evian Championship By Paul Osborne

Hyo-Joo Kim has won her first ever Major title with victory at the Evian Championships ©LGPASouth Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim has secured her first ever major title with victory at the Evian Championship.
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Kim reclaims lead at Evian Championship but Webb in position for historic victory By Duncan Mackay

South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim leads the Evian Championship going into tomorrow's final round ©Getty ImagesSouth Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim regained her lead at the Evian Championship in France today with a one-over-par 72 being good enough on a day when low scoring was made difficult by the conditions. ]]> (Duncan Mackay) Golf Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:01:38 +0100
American Lincicome leads by one after South Korea’s Kim crumbles at Evian Championship By Gary Anderson

American Brittany Lincicome leads the Evian Championship by one shot after two rounds ©Getty ImagesAmerican Brittany Lincicome holds a one shot lead at the Evian Championship in France after shooting a round of 65 as overnight leader Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea followed up her record breaking 61 with a disappointing one-over-par 72 on the second day's play.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Golf Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:05:13 +0100 South Korean shoots lowest ever round in major to lead Evian Championship By Gary Anderson

South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim created history by shooting the lowest round in major history ©Getty ImagesSouth Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim made history on the first day of the Evian Championship as her score of 61 was the lowest ever round in a men's or women's major after she fired her way around the Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains in 10-under-par.
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Seven countries express interest in hosting 2022 Ryder Cup By Gary Anderson

Seven countries have expressed an interest in hosting the 2022 Ryder Cup ©Getty ImagesSeven countries have expressed an interest in bidding to host the 2022 Ryder Cup, it has been announced.
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Rio 2016 golf course faces further setbacks after court hearing proposes modifications By Paul Osborne

Modifications may have to be made to the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course following a court hearing ©Getty ImagesFurther questions have been raised over the readiness of the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course after a court hearing proposed modifications to its layout.
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US captain Watson plumps for experience with three wildcard picks for Ryder Cup By Gary Anderson

US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has named his three wildcards for the match against Europe later this month ©Getty ImagesUnited States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has opted for experience with his three wildcard selections for the match against Europe later this month as he named Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson, who have all played in the biennial showdown before.
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Scotland's Gallacher gets Ryder Cup nod as Europe captain McGinley names wildcards for Gleneagles By Gary Anderson

Stephen Gallacher will be the crowd favourite as the Scot was named to the European Ryder Cup team today for Gleneagles ©Getty ImagesStephen Gallacher is sure to get vociferous backing from the home crowds at Gleneagles Golf Club after the Scot was named as one of Europe captain Paul McGinley's three wildcard picks, alongside English duo Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, for the Ryder Cup clash with the United States later this month.
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Historic return of Olympic golf hailed as strong advert ahead of Rio 2016 By Nick Butler at Zhongshan International Golf Club in Nanjing

Lee Soyoung won the first Olympic golf title in 110 years ©Getty ImagesBudding stars from South Korea and Italy took the honours here today as the first Olympic gold medals were awarded in golf for more than a century. ]]> (Nick Butler) Golf Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:43:37 +0100
Rio 2016 golf course progress "not ideal but should be enough", claims IGF chief By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A cautiously optimistic summary of preparations for the Rio 2016 golf competition has been provided ©Rio 2016/Alex FerroInternational Golf Federation (IGF) executive director Antony Scanlon has cautiously praised construction progress at the Rio 2016 course in Barra de Tijuca, although he admits the tight timetable is "not ideal".]]> (Nick Butler) Golf Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:28:34 +0100 Tiger Woods rules himself out of the Ryder Cup By Gary Anderson

Tiger Woods will not appearing at the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles next month due to injury ©Getty ImagesTiger Woods will not compete in this year's Ryder Cup after ruling himself out of contention for the United States team due to a persistent back injury.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Golf Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:27:52 +0100 Exclusive: McIlroy will bring "excitement" to Team Ireland at Rio 2016, says Hickey By Duncan Mackay

Rory McIlroy is set to be one of Ireland's main hopes for an Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016 after choosing to represent them over Britain ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy will give Ireland's team a massive lift at Rio 2016, Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) President Patrick Hickey has predicted.]]> (Duncan Mackay) Golf Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:18:31 +0100
McIlroy fights back to claim second successive major in thrilling fashion By Nick Butler

Rory McIlroy won his second successive Major title at the US PGA Championships ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy continued his meteoric rise to all-time great status by winning his second successive major title after a thrilling final round of the USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.]]> (Nick Butler) Golf Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:59:00 +0100 Eight players within four shots of lead as McIlroy holds slender advantage at USPGA By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy holds a slender lead going into the final day of action at the USPGA Championship in Valhalla ©Getty ImagesNorthern Ireland's Rory McIlroy takes a one shot lead into the final round of the USPGA Championship after carding a second successive 67 at Valhalla Golf Club.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Golf Sat, 09 Aug 2014 22:47:55 +0100 McIlroy leads USPGA at halfway point while Woods' struggles continue with early exit By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy holds a one shot lead after two rounds of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky ©Getty ImagesJust as he had done at the Open Championship last month, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy leads the last major of the year at the halfway stage after shooting a four-under-par round of 67 to sit one shot clear of the chasing pack in the USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.
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Three-way tie for lead after day one at USPGA as defending champion Dufner forced out through injury By Gary Anderson

Lee Westwood is one three players in a share of the lead after day one of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky ©Getty ImagesEngland's Lee Westwood shares the lead at six-under par with Americans Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer after the first round of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky, while defending champion Jason Dufner withdrew from the tournament midway through his opening round due to injury.
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2016 US PGA Championships to be moved forward to accommodate Olympics By Paul Osborne

The 2016 PGA Championships have been moved forward to accomodate the reintroduction of gold into the Olympics ©Getty ImagesThe 2016 US Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Championships will be moved to the final week of July in order to accommodate golf's reintroduction into the Olympic programme.
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