Four-time Major winning Ernie Els has set himself a goal in becoming an Olympian in 2016 and when golf returns to the Olympic arena for a first time since 1904..
Els will be 46 years old when the world’s best golfer’s tee up on the Gil Hanse designed course in Rio de Janeiro.
And Els, who has also captured another 44 tournaments around the globe, declared it would be the ‘icing on the cake’ in a professional career already spanning 25 years.
“As we get closer to 2016 I would love to be ...
It’s that old golf saying … ‘Horses for courses!’
Just ask Graeme McDowell after yet another frustrating week competing on the Earth Course and host venue for the DP World Tour Championship.
While Ryder Cup winning colleague Henrik Stenson posted a 16-under par tally to retain his title McDowell continued to struggle around the Greg Norman designed layout.
In fact, McDowell failed to break par on any of the four days and overall recorded just 13 birdies for the entire week.
It has never happened since Shane Lowry captured the 2009 Irish Open as a then amateur and that is a new full-page pictorial spread featuring the Carton House pro.
However in Monday’s edition of one of the leading UAE newspapers was a pictorial tribute to Lowry after securing 5th place in the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai and with that result moving inside the top-50 on the World Rankings.
And here is what Lowry has waited to see for a few agonizing ...
Rory McIlroy singles out a successful defence of his Australian Open title later this week as helpful next April in becoming only the sixth golfer in history to win the Grand Slam.
McIlroy will arrive into Sydney from Dubai early Monday evening local time ahead of teeing-up Thursday in the 110th Australian Open at the Australian Club.
The World No. 1 left Dubai having shared joint second place in the European Tour season-ending DP World Tour Championship but having secured a second European No. 1 ...
HENRIK STENSON WITH HIS DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI
It is Stenson’s ninth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 297th European Tour event.
He moves to 4,340,786 points in The Race to Dubai while he has now earned more than Euro 20m in European Tour prize money.
He will move to second in the Official World Golf Ranking from fourth.
His first European Tour victory since the 2013 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
His third consecutive European Tour season ...
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson birdied his closing two holes to retain his DP World Championship title and also secure second place overall in the European Tour Race to Dubai.
Stenson also moved back to No. 2 on the world rankings in shooting a last round 70 to win for a first time this year with a 16-under par tally on the Earth Course at Jumeriah Estates in Dubai.
Three players and Stenson’s team mates in this year’s victorious Ryder Cup team – World No. 1 Rory McIlroy ...
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has supported the move by Australian Open officials to put he and World No. 2 Adam Scott on opposite sides of the draw for the opening two rounds in Sydney.
Scott recently stated he was seeking revenge over McIlroy after the then reigning Masters champion let slip victory to McIlroy on the final hole of last year’s Australian Open at Royal Sydney.
The current World No. 2 ranked Scott called on organisers to pair him with McIlroy during next Thursday’s and Friday’s round ...