Golf

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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".

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.
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