Golf

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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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