Listening to double Major winning Jordan Spieth it will not come as a surprise he also joins the throng of top-ranked golfers who elect not to compete in Rio.
Speaking ahead of teeing-up in this week’s $US 9.5m WGC – Bridgestone Invitational the American was very uncertain of playing in Rio de Janeiro in August.
“I’ve always been excited about the possible opportunity, but there’s quite a few different factors that would turn somebody away from going,” Spieth said. ...
Versailles, France … Women’s Tennis No. 1 Serena Williams admitted it was a sad day for the Olympics Games with confirmation Jason Day, and male golf’s World No. 1 pulled the plug on teeing-up in Rio.
Day’s decision continues an alarming drain of talent who have turned down travelling to Brazil and over fears of contracting the Zika virus.
Just hours after Day announced his decision and newly-married Shane Lowry also withdrew to leave the Ireland team in total disarray.
HENRIK STENSON – WITH HIS 2016 BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN WIN
• His tenth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 320th European Tour event.
• Moves to 1,448,095 points in the Race to Dubai.
• Could move to fifth in the Official World Golf Ranking from seventh.
• His first European Tour victory since the 2014 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
• Has now won a European Tour event in four of the last five European Tour seasons, dating back to the 2012 season. (Did not win in ...
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson has ended an 18-month victory drought and in the process becoming the first player to capture the prestigious BMW International Open trophy in both Munich and now Cologne.
The Swede, who could move up two places to No. 5 in the world, was in a class all his own winning by three shots with a final round 71 for a 17-under par tally.
And Stenson, now aged 40 has captured a 10th European Tour title to be one behind compatriot Robert Karlsson as the winningest Swede in history ...
The rain that has ruined play on day three of the BMW International Open will mean the leaders will have to play 36 holes on Sunday’s final day.
It will be the first occasion in 11 years, and also in Germany, that two full rounds will be played on the final day following 36 holes last being played on a day in the 2005 Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe at Gut Kaden GC in Hamburg.
Just four hours of play took place here at the Gut Larchenhof course and with only three players managing ...
Could there be better hopeful victory backdrop for Ernie Els.
On the third year anniversary on his 2013 BMW International Open victory, Els has put himself in position to end a three-year winless drought in the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans Championship and on the Congressional Club course in Maryland where he captured a U.S. Open championship.
Els heads into the third round ‘moving day’ just shots behind the leading duo of Spain’s Jon Rahm and American Billy Hurley 111.
The South ...
The USA Ryder Cup team will face a full European Team despite news Britain has voted to leave the European Union.
The European Tour confirmed that the vote to leave Europe will not affect Darren Clarke’s side to tackle the Davis Love 111 led Americans starting at Hazeltine on September 30th.
“In terms of the flag flown to represent the European Ryder Cup team, we consider that the blue and gold flag of Europe represents the continent of Europe and, as a broad symbol of Europe as a whole, ...