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Levy of France tees off on the fourth hole during the third day of the China Open at Tomson Golf Club in Pudong, Shanghai

Levy heads 11 qualifiers from Walton Heath for U.S. Open

Frenchman Alexander Levy earned a debut appearance at the U.S. Open next month after finishing top at the international sectional qualifier at Walton Heath on the outskirts of London on Monday. Levy fired a six-under-par 66 on the Old Course in the morning and a five-under 67 on the New Course in the afternoon to lead 11 players who booked berths at the year's second major. Also advancing were I…

  • Montgomerie of Scotland tees off during the first round of the Barclays Singapore Open golf tournament in Sentosa
    Monty leads Langer by three at Senior PGA Reuters - Sat, 23 May, 2015

    (Reuters) - Defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland took advantage of a late collapse by American Brian Henninger to seize a three-shot lead after the third … More »Monty leads Langer by three at Senior PGA

    Montgomerie of Scotland tees off during the first round of the Barclays Singapore Open golf tournament in Sentosa

    (Reuters) - Defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland took advantage of a late collapse by American Brian Henninger to seize a three-shot lead after the third round of the Senior PGA Championship on Saturday at French Lick, Indiana. Henninger tumbled out of a tie for the lead with a triple-bogey at the par-four …

  • Choi soldiers on in Korea, young duo close with course record Reuters - Sat, 23 May, 2015

    Overnight-leader Choi Jin-ho will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the SK Telecom Open after the chasing pack closed in following course record performances … More »Choi soldiers on in Korea, young duo close with course record

    Overnight-leader Choi Jin-ho will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the SK Telecom Open after the chasing pack closed in following course record performances by Wang Jeung-hun and Lee Soo-min on Saturday. The talented 19-year-old Wang made eight birdies and an eagle in his nine-under-par round of 63 at Incheon's …

  • Lehman leads Montgomerie, Henninger by one at Senior PGA Reuters - Fri, 22 May, 2015

    (Reuters) - Tom Lehman took advantage of some gentler conditions late in the day at the difficult French Lick Resort course to post a 67 and take a one-stroke lead at … More »Lehman leads Montgomerie, Henninger by one at Senior PGA

    (Reuters) - Tom Lehman took advantage of some gentler conditions late in the day at the difficult French Lick Resort course to post a 67 and take a one-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the Senior PGA Championship on Friday. Lehman posted five birdies in the back nine after a challenging wind died down to reach four-under-par …

  • Padraig Harrington of Ireland hits off the second tee during second round play of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta
    Golf-Injury could force Harrington out for first time Reuters - Wed, 20 May, 2015

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Padraig Harrington may be forced to pull out of a tournament through injury for the first time in his 20-year professional … More »Golf-Injury could force Harrington out for first time

    Padraig Harrington of Ireland hits off the second tee during second round play of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Padraig Harrington may be forced to pull out of a tournament through injury for the first time in his 20-year professional career after sustaining a problem to his left shoulder while working out in the gym. The triple major champion withdrew from Wednesday's BMW PGA …

  • Ian Woosnam, of Wales, watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament at Shoal Creek Country Club, Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Mark O'Meara, Woosnam and Peter Jacobsen have joined the field for a Champions Tour event in Calgary this summer THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Butch Dill
    O'Meara, Woosnam, Jacobsen join Champions Tour event field in Calgary The Canadian Press - Tue, 19 May, 2015

    Mark O'Meara, Ian Woosnam and Peter Jacobsen have joined the field for a Champions Tour event in Calgary this summer. The three golfers will participate in the $2.35-million … More »O'Meara, Woosnam, Jacobsen join Champions Tour event field in Calgary

    Ian Woosnam, of Wales, watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament at Shoal Creek Country Club, Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Mark O'Meara, Woosnam and Peter Jacobsen have joined the field for a Champions Tour event in Calgary this summer THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Butch Dill

    Mark O'Meara, Ian Woosnam and Peter Jacobsen have joined the field for a Champions Tour event in Calgary this summer. The three golfers will participate in the $2.35-million Shaw Charity Classic from Aug. 5 to 9 at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club. O'Meara won 16 PGA tournaments during his career and will be inducted …

  • Presidents Cup Asian debut will help game grow: Choi Reuters - Mon, 18 May, 2015

    This year's Presidents Cup in Incheon will not only spur the growth of golf in South Korea, it will encourage other Asian nations to bring the tournament to their shores … More »Presidents Cup Asian debut will help game grow: Choi

    This year's Presidents Cup in Incheon will not only spur the growth of golf in South Korea, it will encourage other Asian nations to bring the tournament to their shores and boost the sport's popularity throughout the region, says KJ Choi. The Korean, vice captain to International team skipper Nick Price, said the team …

  • Minjee Lee celebrates after making a putt on the 15th hole to put her at 16 under during the final round of the LPGA tour's Kingsmill Championship Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Williamsburg, Va. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT.
    A day later, rookie Minjee Lee closes with 65 to win LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship The Canadian Press - Mon, 18 May, 2015

    Minjee Lee didn't get the dousing with champagne often afforded a winner on the LPGA Tour. Instead, she signed autographs and posed for photos with fans behind the 18th … More »A day later, rookie Minjee Lee closes with 65 to win LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship

    Minjee Lee celebrates after making a putt on the 15th hole to put her at 16 under during the final round of the LPGA tour's Kingsmill Championship Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Williamsburg, Va. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT.

    Minjee Lee didn't get the dousing with champagne often afforded a winner on the LPGA Tour. Instead, she signed autographs and posed for photos with fans behind the 18th green on the Kingsmill Resort's River Course, waiting to see if her two-shot lead would hold up through the final pairing. She was 5 under over a five-hole …

  • PGA: Wells Fargo Championship-Third Round
    McIlroy allays burnout fears over heavy playing schedule Reuters - Mon, 18 May, 2015

    By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy may be battling fatigue when he continues his five-week trans-Atlantic playing schedule in Europe over … More »McIlroy allays burnout fears over heavy playing schedule

    PGA: Wells Fargo Championship-Third Round

    By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy may be battling fatigue when he continues his five-week trans-Atlantic playing schedule in Europe over the next fortnight but the world number one has shrugged off any talk of burnout ahead of next month's U.S. Open. After his runaway seven-stroke victory …

  • PGA: Wells Fargo Championship-Third Round
    McIlroy shoots career-low 61 to lead in Charlotte Reuters - Sat, 16 May, 2015

    By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy shot his lowest score as a professional, a course-record 11-under-par 61, to charge into the lead after … More »McIlroy shoots career-low 61 to lead in Charlotte

    PGA: Wells Fargo Championship-Third Round

    By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy shot his lowest score as a professional, a course-record 11-under-par 61, to charge into the lead after the third round at the Wells Fargo Championship on Saturday. The Northern Irishman used an astonishing display of long driving to overpower Quail Hollow, …

  • PGA: Wells Fargo Championship-Second Round
    Quail Hollow local Simpson in tie for lead Reuters - Fri, 15 May, 2015

    By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Local favourite Webb Simpson chipped in twice on his way to a share of the lead with fellow American Robert Streb … More »Quail Hollow local Simpson in tie for lead

    PGA: Wells Fargo Championship-Second Round

    By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Local favourite Webb Simpson chipped in twice on his way to a share of the lead with fellow American Robert Streb after the second round of the $7.1 million Wells Fargo Championship on Friday. Simpson, who plays at Quail Hollow Club at least once a week when he is at …

  • A golfer uses his smartphone on a golf course in Richmond Hill, Ont. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
    By the numbers: A snapshot of the swings in Canada's golf industry The Canadian Press - Fri, 15 May, 2015

    TORONTO - Networking over a few rounds of golf used to be par for the course for Canada's business leaders. But time pressures and diminishing company budgets have … More »By the numbers: A snapshot of the swings in Canada's golf industry

    A golfer uses his smartphone on a golf course in Richmond Hill, Ont. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    TORONTO - Networking over a few rounds of golf used to be par for the course for Canada's business leaders. But time pressures and diminishing company budgets have posed challenges to the sport's growth. Some numbers:

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain hits from the sand onto the tenth green during his practice round ahead of the 2015 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta
    Jimenez hits record-tying ninth European Tour hole-in-one Reuters - Fri, 15 May, 2015

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez equaled Colin Montgomerie's European Tour record of nine career holes-in-one during the second round … More »Jimenez hits record-tying ninth European Tour hole-in-one

    Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain hits from the sand onto the tenth green during his practice round ahead of the 2015 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez equaled Colin Montgomerie's European Tour record of nine career holes-in-one during the second round of the Spanish Open on Friday. The 51-year-old Spaniard performed a celebratory jig of delight after using a six-iron to ace the par-three eighth hole at …

  • PGA: The Players Championship-Third Round
    Swede Stenson wants to embrace Olympic experience Reuters - Fri, 15 May, 2015

    By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - While Adam Scott considers Olympic golf to be an "exhibition" sport, Swede Henrik Stenson by contrast wants to embrace … More »Swede Stenson wants to embrace Olympic experience

    PGA: The Players Championship-Third Round

    By Andrew Both CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - While Adam Scott considers Olympic golf to be an "exhibition" sport, Swede Henrik Stenson by contrast wants to embrace the entire experience at the Rio Games next year, on and off the course. World number three Stenson plans to immerse himself by marching in the opening …

  • LPGA: Canadian Pacific Women's Open-Final Round
    Canadian Henderson latest teen turning heads in women's game Reuters - Fri, 15 May, 2015

    By Tim Wharnsby CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (Reuters) - New Zealand's Lydia Ko and American Lexi Thompson are simply known as Lydia and Lexi on the LPGA scene. Ko, 18, and Thompson, … More »Canadian Henderson latest teen turning heads in women's game

    LPGA: Canadian Pacific Women's Open-Final Round

    By Tim Wharnsby CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (Reuters) - New Zealand's Lydia Ko and American Lexi Thompson are simply known as Lydia and Lexi on the LPGA scene. Ko, 18, and Thompson, 20, both made history by winning LPGA events before their 18th birthday but that exclusive club could soon welcome a new member. Canadian Brooke …

  • A golfer uses his smartphone on a golf course in Richmond Hill, Ont. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
    Golf industry hits snag as time-starved executives seek other networking avenues The Canadian Press - Fri, 15 May, 2015

    During university, Mark Derbyshire loved to golf. The industry is taking a number of steps to attract new players. More »Golf industry hits snag as time-starved executives seek other networking avenues

    A golfer uses his smartphone on a golf course in Richmond Hill, Ont. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    During university, Mark Derbyshire loved to golf. The industry is taking a number of steps to attract new players.