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.

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."

November 14, 2014

The 9th Highlands Ladies Cup slated Nov. 22 at Midlands will not only showcase the competitive side of the field but also serve as a fund-raiser for the Sisters of Mary boys and girls town center in Silang, Cavite.

The Tagaytay Highlands Ladies Chapter, organizer of the annual event, has been assisting the Sisters of Mary with the mission of education for employment, the last few years as part of its social commitment to help the underprivileged youth fulfill their dreams by way of allotting part of the proceeds of the event for the center.

Around 200 players are expected to see action in the 18-hole tournament to be played under the System 36 scoring format with top prizes at stake in various categories, including the centerpiece ladies division, and in the raffle draw during awards rites.

Registration is ongoing. Fee is pegged at P3,500 for members and P4,000 for non-members, inclusive of green fee, cart and lunch.

CATS Motors, exclusive distributor of Mercedes Benz, is one the event’s major sponsors.

Joining CATS Motors as Platinum sponsors are Security Bank, W Group, Inc. and San Miguel Corp. while Pilipinas Shell is a Gold sponsor.

Bingo Bonanza, Comworks and Petron Corp. are the Silver sponsors while Burlington Socks, Capt. Bum Chil Heo, Concrete Masters, Kaiser Int’l. Health Group, Regent Travel and Universal Robina Corp. make up the list of Bronze sponsors.

Felix Ang, president of CATS Motors, exclusive distributor of Mercedes Benz in the country, and Willie Ocier, vice president of Belle Corp. will make the ceremonials drives to kick off the event.

The tournament, supported by Splendido Taal Golf Club, will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m., according to THLC president Rosalind Wee.

Aside from the ladies championship, also up for grabs are the low gross and net titles along with the men’s Classes A, B and C and the seniors crowns.

November 14, 2014


Ryder Cup

Denmark has pulled out of the contest to host the 2022 Ryder Cup, leaving six European nations in contention.

Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey have said they intend to submit a formal bid.

Turkey entered the contest after initially suggesting it would wait until 2026 to build a course.

Formal submissions of official bids must be made by 30 April 2015, with the host nation and venue expected to be named in autumn 2015.

Europe and the United States contest the Ryder Cup every two years, alternatively home and away.

Europe won this year's event at Gleneagles in Scotland, their eighth victory in the last 10 tournaments.

The tournament will be held in Minnesota in 2016, Paris in 2018 and Wisconsin in 2020.

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