Professional golf tours http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23448/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 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-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 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-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-American Piercy sets early pace at Waialae http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-american-piercy-sets-early-pace-at-waialae <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 (Reuters) - Scott Piercy took an encouraging step forward in his aim of winning multiple events on the PGA Tour this year when he charged into a one-shot lead after his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday.</p> <p>The long-hitting American birdied both par-fives as he fired a flawless six-under-par 64 on the tight, tree-lined layout at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu to finish a stroke in front of compatriot Jeff Overton.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/golf-american-piercy-sets-early-pace-at-waialae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Golf Professional golf tours Waialae Country Club Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732941 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Ambitious Piercy in contention at Waialae http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-golf-ambitious-piercy-contention-at-waialae <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>* Piercy targets a multiple-win season</p> <p>* Ends opening round two shots off pace (Updates at end of round)</p> <p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Scott Piercy took an encouraging step forward in his aim of becoming a multiple PGA Tour winner this year by charging into contention in the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-golf-ambitious-piercy-contention-at-waialae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Golf PGA Tour Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 05:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732985 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Qataris refuse to pay Tiger's whopping appearance fee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/golf-qataris-refuse-pay-tigers-whopping-appearance-fee <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 11 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods may guarantee packed galleries but even the oil-rich Qataris cannot afford the former world number one's appearance fee for the only European Tour event in the Gulf state.</p> <p>The American's involvement at the Jan. 23-26 Qatar Masters would cost a whopping $3 million, said Qatar Golf Association president Hassan al Nuaimi.</p> <p>"Tiger Woods demands $3 million just for an appearance, if he were to compete - which is not worth paying for a tournament of $2.5 million prize money," he told the Doha News.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/golf-qataris-refuse-pay-tigers-whopping-appearance-fee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Golf Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733017 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Late long-range birdie putts put Oosthuizen on top http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/golf-late-long-range-birdie-putts-put-oosthuizen-top <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 Michael Todt</p> <p>DURBAN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - World number six Louis Oosthuizen ended the second round with a real flourish to complete a bogey-free 64 and seize a one-stroke lead in the Volvo Golf Champions on Friday.</p> <p>Britain's Scott Jamieson, who also recorded a 64, was one behind on 11-under 133 alongside overnight leader Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (68).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/golf-late-long-range-birdie-putts-put-oosthuizen-top" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Louis Oosthuizen Professional golf tours The Open Championship Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733280 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Johnson pulls out of Waialae due to flu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/golf-johnson-pulls-out-waialae-due-flu <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 11 (Reuters) - Dustin Johnson's bid to complete a rare victory sweep in Hawaii ended prematurely on Friday when he withdrew from the Sony Open because of flu after completing just nine holes in the second round.</p> <p>The big-hitting American, who triumphed by three shots at the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua on Tuesday, was three over for the round, and for the tournament, when he told officials he was pulling out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/golf-johnson-pulls-out-waialae-due-flu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dustin Johnson Golf Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733489 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Ice-cool rookie Henley sets record pace at Waialae http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/golf-ice-cool-rookie-henley-sets-record-pace-at-waialae <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 11 (Reuters) - American Russell Henley, surprisingly unflappable for a PGA Tour rookie, lived his dream for a second consecutive day at the Sony Open in Hawaii as he charged into a two-shot lead in record style on Friday.</p> <p>The 23-year-old fired a flawless seven-under-par 63 in warm, windy conditions at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu to post a tournament low of 14-under 126 after the first two rounds.</p> <p>Five players shared the previous 36-hole record of 128 at the Sony Open, with John Cook the most recent in 2002.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/golf-ice-cool-rookie-henley-sets-record-pace-at-waialae" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Golf Professional golf tours U.S. Open Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733500 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Golf-Ishikawa, Wiratchant get Masters invitations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-golf-ishikawa-wiratchant-get-masters-invitations <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>* Asian Tour money winner making first Masters appearance</p> <p>* Wiratchant becomes fourth Thai to play at Augusta (Adds Wiratchant quotes, details)</p> <p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - Japan's Ryo Ishikawa and Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant have received invitations to play in this year's Masters at Augusta, tournament organisers said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-golf-ishikawa-wiratchant-get-masters-invitations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asian Tour Golf Human Interest Professional golf tours Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733288 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Jamieson five clear in wet Durban as Oosthuizen slips up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/golf-jamieson-five-clear-wet-durban-oosthuizen-slips <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 Michael Todt</p> <p>DURBAN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Britain's Scott Jamieson capitalised on a rare bad round from 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen with a four-under-par 68 to seize a five-stroke lead in the Volvo Golf Champions on Saturday.</p> <p>Second-round leader Oosthuizen's poor front nine of 40 on his way to a 74 left him in a three-way share of second at 10-under (206) with Frenchman Julien Quesne (67) and Thongchai Jaidee (73).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/golf-jamieson-five-clear-wet-durban-oosthuizen-slips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Golf Professional golf tours Scott Jamieson Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733621 at http://www.globalpost.com