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Australian Golfer Cameron Smith Aims for Paris Olympics Despite Ranking Uncertainty

Australian Golfer Cameron Smith Aims for Paris Olympics Despite Ranking Uncertainty

Cameron Smith, Australia’s top-ranked golfer, aspires to accumulate adequate ranking points in his domestic tour and upcoming major tournaments to secure a spot in the Paris Olympics next year. Despite slipping to 18th in the rankings after joining the independent LIV Golf circuit, where players cannot accrue ranking points, Smith is determined to qualify for the prestigious event. Paris qualification allows only the top 60 players, putting Cameron Smith in competition with fellow Australians, including major champions Jason Day and Adam Scott, for coveted spots on Australia’s team. With the responsibility squarely on Smith to bolster his ranking, he aims ...

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Scott, Former World No. 1, Eager to Break Win Drought in Queensland

Scott, Former World No. 1, Eager to Break Win Drought in Queensland

MELBOURNE: After almost four winless years since his triumph at the Genesis Invitational in 2020, former world number one Adam Scott is determined to end his drought at the upcoming Australian PGA Championship. Despite consistent play, Scott secured a tied-fifth finish at the recent Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Nevertheless, the 43-year-old’s numerous close calls have evoked both frustration and motivation. “While it’s satisfying to perform well… winning hasn’t come easy for me in the past few years,” remarked Australia’s lone Masters champion during a press briefing on Wednesday. “Though I had a strong showing in Bermuda, it’s not the same as ...

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In a recent development, Jordan Spieth has taken the place of Rory McIlroy on the PGA Tour board in the realm of golf.

In a recent development, Jordan Spieth has taken the place of Rory McIlroy on the PGA Tour board in the realm of golf.

Jordan Spieth has been appointed to fulfill the remainder of Rory McIlroy’s term as a player director on the PGA Tour’s policy board. This decision was announced by Commissioner Jay Monahan on Monday. Spieth’s term will extend through the conclusion of 2024. The selection of Spieth was determined through a vote by the five other player directors, namely Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Charley Hoffman, Peter Malnati, and Webb Simpson. In response to McIlroy’s resignation from the PGA Tour Policy Board the previous week, Monahan conveyed the news to members, stating, “With Rory McIlroy resigning from the PGA Tour Policy Board ...

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Australian Golfer Smith Targets Paris Olympics Amid Ranking Uncertainty

Australian Golfer Smith Targets Paris Olympics Amid Ranking Uncertainty

In Melbourne, Australia, Cameron Smith, the top-ranked Australian golfer, aims to secure sufficient ranking points in his domestic tour and upcoming majors for a chance at the Paris Olympics next year. However, his transition to the LIV Golf circuit has led to a drop from the second to the 18th spot, as this breakaway league does not provide opportunities for earning ranking points. Paris qualification is limited to the top 60 players, and Cameron Smith contends with fellow Australians, such as major winners Jason Day and Adam Scott, for coveted spots on Australia’s team. This has placed the responsibility on ...

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The Lima Golf Club in Peru has been selected as the venue for the 2024 Women's Amateur Latin America Championship, presented by The R&A.

The Lima Golf Club in Peru has been selected as the venue for the 2024 Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship, presented by The R&A.

The Lima Golf Club in Peru has been chosen as the venue for the 2024 Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship, a prestigious event presented by The R&A. This marks the first time the championship will be hosted at Lima Golf Club, following three previous editions at Pilar Golf in Argentina. The fourth installment of the championship is set to showcase the region’s most talented women’s amateur golfers. The victor will earn coveted exemptions into three major championships in 2025: the AIG Women’s Open at Royal Porthcawl in Wales, The Chevron Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods, USA, and The ...

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Canadian golfers Henderson and Svensson are optimistic about ending their professional golf seasons on a high note.

Canadian golfers Henderson and Svensson are optimistic about ending their professional golf seasons on a high note.

Brooke Henderson, hailing from Smiths Falls, Ont., is no stranger to breaking records, but this week she faces a unique challenge. Since 2016, no LPGA Tour player has managed to secure victory in the season’s opening tournament and then go on to win a second title in the same year. Henderson initiated 2023 with a triumph at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on Jan. 22 and is now participating in the CME Group Tour Championship, the pinnacle of the professional women’s golf season, in pursuit of her second win this year. Acknowledging the peculiar stat, Henderson expressed, “It’s a ...

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PGA Tour Professionals and Their Spouses Compete in the 11th Annual RSM Wiffle Ball Classic for Charity

PGA Tour Professionals and Their Spouses Compete in the 11th Annual RSM Wiffle Ball Classic for Charity

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – The Wiffle ball danced in the wind as Harry Higgs swung and hustled toward first base in his unique style, propelling the PGA Tour husbands to a narrow 9-8 victory over the PGA Tour wives in the 11th annual RSM Wiffle Ball Classic. While the final score was significant for securing bragging rights for the next year, the true victors of the event were the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. The organization received a generous donation of $25,000, a substantial contribution to their playground initiative. Against the backdrop of a chilly and windy ...

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Almería Aims to Rival Málaga and Cádiz as a Global Golf Tourism Destination

Almería Aims to Rival Málaga and Cádiz as a Global Golf Tourism Destination

El turismo de golf es un segmento cada vez más buscado por los destinos españoles con buenas condiciones climáticas e infraestructuras deportivas para ello, como Málaga, Cádiz o incluso Canarias. Ahora, Almería quiere competir con estos dos grandes polos de atracción de golfistas a nivel internacional. Según publica Diario de Almería, el Ayuntamiento está preparando una licitación para contratar a una agencia de intermediación especializada que ayude a la ciudad a afianzarse como destino turístico internacional de golf, un deporte que atrae a millones de viajeros cada año a España. Desde el destino almeriense destacan sus condiciones climatológicas, con más ...

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Roof Collapse Hits New Tiger Woods-Rory McIlroy Virtual Golf League Venue

Roof Collapse Hits New Tiger Woods-Rory McIlroy Virtual Golf League Venue

The much-anticipated debut of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s simulator golf league faced a setback as a power outage led to damage and the collapse of the air-supported roof at the Florida-based venue in Palm Beach Gardens. TGL acknowledged the incident, attributing the deflation to an overnight power outage on Tuesday, as reported by ESPN. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The extent of the damage’s impact on the scheduled launch of the league at SoFi Center on the Palm Beach State College campus on January 9, 2024, remains uncertain, as noted by Sports Illustrated. The league comprises six teams with ...

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Paige Spiranac addresses critiques about her choice of golf attire.

Paige Spiranac addresses critiques about her choice of golf attire.

Paige Spiranac’s Social Media Presence and Golf Attire Elicit Diverse Reactions Paige Spiranac has become a focal point of attention on social media, garnering varied responses to her posts, particularly from male audiences. While some applaud her, others express concerns about the appropriateness of her clothing choices, suggesting that she should reconsider her wardrobe selections. Defending her choices, the golf instructor reflects on her journey, highlighting her transition from gymnastics to golf. Spiranac explains her initial reliance on workout attire due to financial constraints, emphasizing her comfort with such clothing from her gymnastics days. “That’s just how I learned to ...

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DLF Golf And Country Club Honored as India's Premier Golf Course at the 10th Annual World Awards.

DLF Golf And Country Club Honored as India’s Premier Golf Course at the 10th Annual World Awards.

DLF Golf and Country Club achieved a significant milestone by clinching the esteemed title of India’s Best Golf Club at the recently concluded 10th Annual World Golf Awards in Abu Dhabi. The World Golf Awards, a prominent authority in recognizing excellence in golf tourism, destinations, and courses worldwide, bestowed this honor upon DLF Golf and Country Club, marking a remarkable first for the prestigious establishment. The accolade was determined through a rigorous voting process involving industry professionals, media representatives, and golf enthusiasts, emphasizing the club’s commitment to excellence in the field. Rajesh Jhingon, Chief Executive Officer of DLF Hospitality, expressed ...

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Golf Legend Ronnie McDonald Honored for 50 Years of PGA Dedication, Playing Open with Trevino and Watson

Golf Legend Ronnie McDonald Honored for 50 Years of PGA Dedication, Playing Open with Trevino and Watson

In our North-east roundup, Ronnie McDonald shares his enduring passion for golf, and we catch up with Louise Anderson, who secured her eighth Duff House Royal ladies’ championship. Ronnie McDonald, the pro at Newmachar Golf Club, still experiences the same excitement for golf as he did when he began his professional journey alongside Harry Bannerman in the 1970s. Recently, he received a prestigious award from the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) for his 50 years of dedication to the sport. Reflecting on his love for golf, Ronnie said, “I have loved golf all my life. I started as a Bon Accord ...

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Carriage Barn Arts Center Hosts Grateful Dead Night & Golf Fundraiser in New Canaan Community News

Carriage Barn Arts Center Hosts Grateful Dead Night & Golf Fundraiser in New Canaan Community News

The Carriage Barn, located at 681 South Ave, New Canaan, is set to host another exciting Grateful Dead night on November 4th. Bandleader and guitarist Michael-Louis Smith, along with “Take A Step Back,” will take the stage to perform the iconic music of The Grateful Dead. Joining them for a special performance is David Gans, a renowned musician, journalist, and host/producer of The Grateful Dead Hour radio show. The event kicks off with doors opening at 6:30 PM and the show commencing at 7 PM. Prepare for an evening filled with live music featuring uplifting rhythms, unique song forms, and ...

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The Golf Legends Defining Generations of Excellence

The Golf Legends Defining Generations of Excellence

Occasionally, someone emerges who profoundly shapes their generation, and in the world of golf, there are those whose influence goes beyond tournament victories. Here, we explore the golfers who have left an indelible mark on the game we know today. Old Tom Morris A golf pioneer, Morris designed Prestwick Golf Club, revamped the Old Course at St Andrews, and claimed The Open four times, remaining its oldest winner at the age of 46. Young Tom Morris Golf’s first prodigy, he clinched The Open four times in succession before tragically passing away at 24, leaving us to wonder what more he ...

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Hanoi Voted 2023's Premier Golf City Destination Worldwide

Hanoi Voted 2023’s Premier Golf City Destination Worldwide

Hanoi, Vietnam, achieved a remarkable victory by clinching the coveted title of “World’s Best Golf City Destination 2023” at the prestigious World Golf Awards ceremony held in Abu Dhabi. This prestigious accolade recognizes excellence in golf tourism and underscores Hanoi’s exceptional appeal to golf enthusiasts. Hanoi’s triumph was marked by a resounding lead in the popular vote, surpassing renowned golf destinations such as Paris and New York. The city’s department of tourism proudly announced this remarkable achievement on Wednesday. Golf tourism has blossomed into a promising facet of Hanoi’s tourism industry, consistently attracting international visitors from key markets including the ...

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The Aces' Thrilling Triumph Makes a Major Impact in Las Vegas

The Aces’ Thrilling Triumph Makes a Major Impact in Las Vegas

In the Galleria at Sunset mall’s big box store, Las Vegas Aces championship merchandise flew off the shelves. Fans eagerly purchased shirts, hoodies, cups, and more following the team’s second consecutive WNBA title win. This reflects the deep connection between the city and its beloved team, highlighting the unwavering support for the Aces. The Aces had a remarkable season, averaging a league-leading 9,551 fans per game, representing a significant 66% increase over the previous season. The enthusiasm reached its peak during the WNBA Finals against the New York Liberty, with both home games selling out. The Aces’ resilience shone in ...

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Hurly Secures Second Patriot League Golfer of the Week Honors in Autumn

Hurly Secures Second Patriot League Golfer of the Week Honors in Autumn

In Bethlehem, PA, graduate student David Hurly secured his second tournament victory of the fall season by winning the Lehigh Invitational at Saucon Valley Country Club’s Grace Course on Saturday. His remarkable performance earned him the Patriot League Men’s Golfer of the Week title for the second time this autumn. Outshining 78 competitors, Hurly finished with a two-under-par total of 142 (72-70) over two days, overcoming a four-stroke deficit from the opening round with a stellar final round of two under par 70. Throughout the 36 holes, Hurly tallied seven birdies and two eagles, one in each round. During the ...

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Jairaj Sandhu Leads Haryana Open in Tricity Golf

Jairaj Sandhu Leads Haryana Open in Tricity Golf

In a remarkable start at the ₹1-crore Haryana Open 2023, Tricity’s Jairaj Singh Sandhu, a southpaw golfer, shot a phenomenal first-round score of six-under 66 at the Panchkula Golf Club. He took an early lead, showcasing his mastery on the course. Sharing the second spot with matching scores of 67 were Rahil Gangjee, Samarth Dwivedi, and Abhinav Lohan. In the top 10, we saw other Tricity golfers, including Aadil Bedi, Akshay Sharma, and Amandeep Johl, all tied for fifth place at 68. Jairaj’s impressive start included birdies on the 10th and 11th holes, with a remarkable eagle conversion from 20 ...

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Wildcats Secure Second Place in Stanford Intercollegiate Women's Golf Tournament

Wildcats Secure Second Place in Stanford Intercollegiate Women’s Golf Tournament

In the 19-team Stanford Intercollegiate, Northwestern displayed a remarkable performance, securing a runner-up finish. The Wildcats came into the event with strong momentum following a third-place finish at the Illini Women’s Invitational. Ranked 22nd nationally, the Wildcats faced tough competition from the top seven teams in the country, including Stanford, Oregon, Texas, and UCLA. Their journey began with a solid 1-over par 285 in the first round, positioning them fifth. Junior Lauryn Nguyen and senior Jennifer Cai were the standout performers, both posting 1-under par scores. The second round presented more challenges, with several players shooting over par. However, thanks ...

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Golf’s sou how Tiger Woods Discovered Fresh Purpose and a Deeper Human Connection

Golf’s sou how Tiger Woods Discovered Fresh Purpose and a Deeper Human Connection

Tiger Woods has been known for his numerous comebacks throughout his illustrious career, each adding a layer to his legendary status. However, after a severe car accident in 2021 left his right leg shattered, the possibility of yet another major comeback seemed unlikely. Many believed his focus would shift to simply finding a way back onto the golf course, considering the severity of his injuries. Renowned golf writer Alan Shipnuck, in his conversations with CNN Sport, suggests that Woods found an unexpected path forward through the emergence of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour. This battle for the soul of professional ...