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Top China golfer Feng not to allow Zika fears ruin Rio dream

LPGA: KPMG Women's PGA Championship - First Round

(Reuters) – Top Chinese woman golfer Shanshan Feng will compete at the Rio Games despite concerns over Zika virus and the world number 12 says she fears for the sport's Olympic future following some high-profile withdrawals from the men's competition. Golf's return to Olympics for the first time since 1904 has been hit by pullouts […]

Woods not ready to return to action, will ‘do it right’

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods on Sunday gave the strongest indication yet that he might not return to competition this year, saying that he needed to be patient during his recovery from back surgeries. The former world number one has not played on the PGA Tour since undergoing microdiscectomy back surgery last September and, at the […]

Trump breezes in as Britain learns of Brexit result

Donald Trump, arriving in Scotland, says he thinks the Brexit vote is 'fantastic'

Donald Trump hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU as "fantastic" shortly after arriving in Scotland on Friday for his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Ahead of his visit, Trump had told Fox News that he felt Britain should "go it alone" and leave the 28-member EU in a move […]

Thumbs down for South Korean golfer Park’s Rio dream

Park of South Korea plays her second shot on the first hole during the second round of the British Women's Open Golf tournament in northern England

Park In-bee's chances of playing at the Rio Olympics golf tournament dimmed further on Tuesday after the South Korean world number three pulled out of an international team event due to a lingering thumb problem. The seven-times major champion, who was inducted into the LPGA's Hall of Fame earlier this month, has been plagued by […]

Thompson shrugs off bad back to lead Meijer LPGA Classic

LPGA: KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Second Round

(Reuters) – Lexi Thompson overcame an ailing back to fire a four-under-par 67 and take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic on Friday. “I’m not really one to complain about pain because I just fight through it, but yeah, it’s hurting,” Thompson told reporters. “I didn’t really want to […]

Golfers at U.S. Open play waiting game over Zika

PGA: U.S. Open - Practice Round

By Mark Lamport-Stokes OAKMONT, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Concerns over the Zika virus at the 2016 Rio Games have been a hot topic of conversation among the golfers at this week's U.S. Open, with many of them opting to play a waiting game until August. Earlier this month, world number one Jason Day expressed doubts for […]

Golf-Ko leads Women’s PGA in quest for third straight major

Lydia Ko put herself in strong position to win her third straight major championship when she earned a one-stroke lead after the third round at KMPG Women’s PGA Championship in Sammamish, Washington on Saturday. Tom Morris Jr. was 19 when he won his third British Open in 1870. Ko, despite a bogey at the final […]

Thitiphun thrilled by U.S. Open berth after Tiger takes off

(Reuters) – Emerging Thai player Thitiphun Chuayprakong is determined to make the most of his last minute call-up for next week’s U.S. Open at Oakmont after former world number one Tiger Woods withdrew from the tournament. The 23-year-old was the first alternate from Japan sectional qualifying and will make his major tournament debut after Woods, […]

Johnson sets early pace at Memorial with 10 birdies

Dustin Johnson watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the first round of The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio

Dustin Johnson upstaged Jordan Spieth and Jason Day Thursday in the first round of the Memorial Tournament where the 2015 US Open runner-up shot a first round eight-under 64. The hard-hitting American rolled in 10 birdies for a one-stroke lead over Brendan Steele who is alone in second with a 65. World number one Day […]

Rose withdraws from Memorial with bad back

Golf - Rose withdraws from Memorial with bad back

Former US Open champion Justin Rose has withdrawn from this week's Memorial tournament with a lingering back injury. England's Rose won the US PGA event, hosted by Jack Nicklaus, in 2010 and was second last year, losing to Sweden's David Lingmerth in a playoff. Golf News Headlines – Yahoo! News

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