Defending champion Scott Jamieson admits it would be an honour to retain his Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS HANDA title in South Africa.The tournament takes place at the Mount Edgecombe Country Club in Durban in the same week the former president will be laid to rest after his death at the age of 95.The event has been brought forward a day to begin on Wednesday to ensure its conclusion does not clash with Mandela’s funeral on Sunday.
Jamieson, following his promotion from The ...
Henrik Stenson is the winner of the 2013 Golf Writers Trophy following a magnificent season in which he became the first player to complete the lucrative double of the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai.
The 37 year old Swede topped the annual poll despite fierce competition from the likes of Justin Rose, who became the first Englishman in 43 years to win the United States Open, and Europe’s Solheim Cup team, who made history by winning on American soil for the first time.
Stenson was clearly flattered ...
While South Africa this week sees the arrival of Kings, Queens, heads of state and leaders from around the world gathering for the funeral and memorial services for former president Nelson Mandela it is also coincides with the staging of the second annual Nelson Mandela Golf Championship.
Heading the list of those travelling to South Africa to honour the anti-apartheid hero, who died at his Johannesburg home at the age of 95 on Thursday night, will be US President Barack Obama and his two predecessors, ...
Tiger Woods insisted he will not be out to beat Arnold Palmer’s record of 50 straight Masters appearances.
The question of how many Masters Woods believe he will eventually appear surfaced during questions following the third round of the oNorthwestern Mutual World Challenge.
Woods was asked how many years he expected to play under a ‘Lifetime Exemption’ in winning at Augusta National
“Let me put it to you this way,” he said. ”I’m not going to beat Arnold’s ...
Thomas Bjorn claimed his second success this year in grabbing two eagles over his closing nine holes and come from behind and win the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
The reigning Omega European Masters champions won by two shots with a seven under par 65 for 20-under victory total.
Overnight leader Jamie Donaldson of Wales wasted a three-shot advantage with a final-round 70 and tied for second with Sergio Garcia (65).
“They were two big moments,” said Bjorn.he
“Having two eagles on the ...
Tiger Woods let slip a sixth victory this season after losing a play-off in the NorthWestern Mutual World Challenge to fellow Masters champion Zach Johnson.
Johnson rallied from four shots behind with eight holes to play, holed a 68-yard chip shot from a drop area for par on the last hole to force a playoff, and beat the No. 1 ranked player when the 14-time Major winning Woods missed a 5-foot par putt on the first extra hole.
“Pretty impressive what he did,” Woods said. “He ...
Miguel Angel Jimenez – With his fourth HONG KONG OPEN victory.
• His 20th European Tour International Schedule victory in his 618th European Tour event.
• Moves to €159,063 in The Race to Dubai.
• Moves back into the top 40 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 48th.
• At aged 49 years and 337 days extends his own record for being the oldest winner in European Tour history. He beat his previous record of 48 years and 318 days when he won the 2012 Hong Kong Open.
• His fourth ...