Golf http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23447/all en Golf-Durban first for defending champion Grace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/golf-durban-first-defending-champion-grace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 7 (Reuters) - Branden Grace, who won four times last year after graduating from the European Tour's Qualifying School, will venture into uncharted territory at the Volvo Golf Champions event in South Africa starting on Thursday.</p> <p>The South African has never gone into a tournament as defending champion and this week in Durban he faces strong competition from a field including major winners Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Retief Goosen, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul Lawrie.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/golf-durban-first-defending-champion-grace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Branden Grace Contact Details Ernie Els Golf Person Attributes PGA European Tour Professional golf tours Quotation Retief Goosen Technology U.S. Open Volvo Golf Champions Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:04:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731320 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday Jan 8 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-tuesday-jan-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Tuesday:</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>GOLF</p> <p>PGA Tour: Hyundai Tournament of Champions (to 8)</p> <p>Weather-hit 2013 season opener heading for a Tuesday finish</p> <p>With high winds making the Plantation Course unplayable over the first three scheduled days at the Kapalua Resort in Hawaii, organisers aim to play 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday in a season-opening event cut to 54 holes. (GOLF-PGA/, expect update by 0600 GMT/1 AM ET, 400 words)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-tuesday-jan-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Company Location Golf Natural Disaster Retief Goosen Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731345 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Johnson takes charge with power at Kapalua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-johnson-takes-charge-power-at-kapalua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 7 (Reuters) - Dustin Johnson took control of the weather-hit Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Monday with an awesome display of power hitting in the second round after the 2013 PGA Tour finally got under way.</p> <p>Tied for the lead with fellow Americans Mark Wilson and Nick Watney when the opening round was completed at the Kapalua Resort earlier in the day, Johnson fired a sizzling seven-under-par 66 to surge three strokes in front of the pack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-johnson-takes-charge-power-at-kapalua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson Golf Kapalua Resort Person Location PGA Championship Quotation Sports in the United States Steve Stricker U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:40:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731466 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Rose, Dufner, Olazabal add more stardust to Qatar Masters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-rose-dufner-olazabal-add-more-stardust-qatar-masters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Twice U.S. Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, Briton Justin Rose and American Jason Dufner will join several other big names at this month's Qatar Masters, organisers said on Tuesday.</p> <p>World number four Rose and ninth-ranked Dufner join former world number one Martin Kaymer and Ryder Cup teammates Sergio Garcia and Paul Lawrie, who announced on Monday they would play in the $2.5 million event.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-rose-dufner-olazabal-add-more-stardust-qatar-masters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contact Details Dubai Desert Classic Golf Jason Dufner José María Olazábal Martin Kaymer Person Attributes Person Career Professional golf tours Qatar Masters Quotation Rory McIlroy Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731610 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-European events as strong as any in world - Tour chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-european-events-strong-any-world-tour-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Europe's economic plight has not affected the continent's premier golf circuit and the tour still has some of the best events in the world, chief executive George O'Grady said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The European Tour is increasingly spreading its wings beyond Europe to the Far East in terms of venues and O'Grady is full of optimism for this season despite the move to the U.S. PGA Tour of top performers like world number one Rory McIlroy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-european-events-strong-any-world-tour-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Hong Kong Open Professional golf tours Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731644 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Oakley challenges Nike over McIlroy move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-golf-oakley-challenges-nike-over-mcilroy-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Weir</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - American sunglasses maker Oakley has launched legal action to try to retain its sponsorship of world number one golfer Rory McIlroy who is set to become the new face of sportswear giant Nike.</p> <p>U.S. PGA champion McIlroy is poised to rubber-stamp a 10-year deal with U.S. company Nike worth as much as $250 million, according to media reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-golf-oakley-challenges-nike-over-mcilroy-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Entertainment Golf Oakley, Inc. Rory McIlroy Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731741 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Johnson wins windswept PGA season-opener at Kapalua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-johnson-wins-windswept-pga-season-opener-at-kapalua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - It required a lot patience and overtime but American Dustin Johnson opened the PGA Tour season with a comfortable victory at the windswept Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Tuesday.</p> <p>Johnson fired a five-under 68 on another blustery day at the Kapalua Resort to finish four shots clear of defending champion Steve Stricker (69).</p> <p>With the win, Johnson becomes the first player since Tiger Woods to win at least one tournament in six consecutive years straight out of college.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/golf-johnson-wins-windswept-pga-season-opener-at-kapalua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dustin Johnson Golf Sports in the United States Steve Stricker Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:30:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731902 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Wednesday Jan 9 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-wednesday-jan-9 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Wednesday:</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>SOCCER</p> <p>Reuters will be moving an extensive African Nations Cup preview package over the next nine days. It starts on Jan. 9 with factboxes on the four teams in Group A - Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Morocco and hosts South Africa. (SOCCER-AFRICA/NATIONS, moving at 0300 GMT/22:00 ET, by Mark Gleeson, 400 words)</p> <p>- -</p> <p>Spanish Kings Cup last 16 (2030 unless stated)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-wednesday-jan-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Golf Louis Oosthuizen Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:09:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731596 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Johnson wins windswept PGA season-opener at Kapalua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-golf-johnson-wins-windswept-pga-season-opener-at-kapal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Matches Tiger Woods for consecutive wins out of college</p> <p>* Johnson holds off charge by defending champion Stricker (Adds quotes, detail)</p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - It required a lot patience and overtime but American Dustin Johnson opened the PGA Tour season with a comfortable victory at the windswept Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-golf-johnson-wins-windswept-pga-season-opener-at-kapal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dustin Johnson Golf PGA Tour Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731928 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday Jan 9 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0600-gmt-wednesday-jan-9 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday:</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>SOCCER</p> <p>Reuters moved an extensive African Nations Cup preview package over the next nine days. It starts on Jan. 9 with factboxes on the four teams in Group A - Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Morocco and hosts South Africa. (SOCCER-AFRICA/NATIONS, moved at 0300 GMT/10 PM ET, by Mark Gleeson, 400 words)</p> <p>- -</p> <p>Spanish Kings Cup last 16 (2030 unless stated)</p> <p>Sevilla v Real Mallorca (1830)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0600-gmt-wednesday-jan-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Ernie Els Golf Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731976 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Woods to open season in Abu Dhabi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-woods-open-season-abu-dhabi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods will begin his season next week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the 14-times major winner said on Wednesday, the second consecutive year he will start his campaign in the United Arab Emirates.</p> <p>Woods finished tied third in the European Tour event last year, two shots behind winner Robert Rock of England who he shared the lead with after 54 holes of play.</p> <p>World number one Rory McIlroy has also signed up to play in the $2.7 million event at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club which starts on Jan. 17.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-woods-open-season-abu-dhabi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Professional golf tours Technology Tiger Woods Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:45:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732491 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-European Tour Volvo Golf Champions scores http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-european-tour-volvo-golf-champions-scores <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Volvo Golf Champions at the par-72 course on Thursday in Durban 65 Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 65 68 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 68 Ernie Els (South Africa) 68 69 Jeev Milkha Singh (India) 69 Danny Willett (Britain) 69 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 69 Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 69 Paul Lawrie (Britain) 69 Scott Jamieson (Britain) 69 Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 69 70 Robert Rock (Britain) 70 Shan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-european-tour-volvo-golf-champions-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Darren Fichardt Golf Nicolas Colsaerts Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732670 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Competitive fire will burn until grave, says O'Meara, 55 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-competitive-fire-will-burn-until-grave-says-omeara-55 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Twice major champion Mark O'Meara said his will to win was as strong as ever after the 55-year-old American announced he would compete at this month's Dubai Desert Classic.</p> <p>O'Meara beat close friend and 14-times major winner Tiger Woods in 2004 to lift the Dubai title at the age of 47, becoming the oldest champion of the long-running Middle East event which has been a feature of the European Tour since 1989.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-competitive-fire-will-burn-until-grave-says-omeara-55" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dubai Desert Classic Entertainment Golf Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732743 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Hot putter puts Thongchai clear in windy Durban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-golf-hot-putter-puts-thongchai-clear-windy-durban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>* Thai leads Volvo Champions event on 65</p> <p>* Els and Oosthuizen share second spot</p> <p>By Michael Todt</p> <p>DURBAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee wielded a hot putter as he fired a seven-under-par 65 in blustery conditions to seize a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Volvo Golf Champions on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-golf-hot-putter-puts-thongchai-clear-windy-durban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Golf Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732700 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-I'm playing against animals, jokes Els after Colsaerts rocket http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-im-playing-against-animals-jokes-els-after-colsaerts-rocke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DURBAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Four-times major winner Ernie Els got his first close-up view of the world's longest professional hitter Nicolas Colsaerts at the Volvo Golf Champions on Thursday and the 43-year-old was stunned by his Belgian playing partner's power.</p> <p>"They should put a plaque down. I was coming from a different zip code and I've got to compete against these animals," joked Els after the first round in Durban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-im-playing-against-animals-jokes-els-after-colsaerts-rocke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ernie Els Golf Nicolas Colsaerts Nicolas Colsaerts Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732782 at http://www.globalpost.com