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`I'm ready to go,` says returning Tiger Woods

`I'm ready to go,` says returning Tiger Woods

London [UK], Nov. 29 : Former World No. 1 golfer Tiger Woods, who was sidelined for more than 460 days due to back-related issues, is all set to make a comeback to competitive action at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Thursday.

"I'm not dead, I'm ready to go," Woods was quoted as saying by the Guardian. He, however, admitted to an element of trepidation.

"I'm nervous for every tournament I play in whether it's after a lay-off or six in a row or a major," he said.

"I care. If I care, I'm nervous. And it's good to be that way. To have that nervous energy and channel it into aggression, into focus, concentration, that's good stuff. If I wasn't nervous, that would mean I didn't care. I don't want to be out there flat. I want to be out here so bad; and now I am," he added.

Consistent SSP Chowrasia takes two-stroke lead at India Open

Siddikur Rahman

New Delhi : A late bogey was the only blemish in SSP Chowrasia's card as the Indian golfer turned in a sedate two-under 69 on the third day to jump to a two-stroke lead over defending champion Siddikur Rahman after the penultimate round of the Hero Indian Open, here on Saturday.

Two-time European tour winner, Chawrasia picked up birdies at the first, second and 13th holes before dropping a shot for the first time in last three days at the 17th hole at the tricky Delhi Golf Course to take his total to 12-under
201.

Australia's Marcus Frasar fired a flawless four-under 67 to lie at the third position with a total of seven-under 206.

'Struggling' Woods taking indefinite leave from golf, admits needs lot of work on game

Tiger Woods

Wellington, Feb 12 - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has admitted that he needs a lot of work on his game and is therefore taking an indefinite leave from the professional tour.

The 14-times major champion, who had back surgery last year, withdrew from last week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, his second start of the season, after just 11 holes because of tightness in his back.

Woods would be expected to compete next at the February 26-March 1 Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida based on his usual tournament schedule, Stuff. co. nz reported.

Tiger Woods backs out of Farmers Open with back pain

Tiger Woods

London, Feb 06 - Former world number one Tiger Woods has backed out of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines due to back pain .

The 14-time major champion called it quit in the first round after he got to the green on his 12th hole of the day.

Woods said that his glutes kept shutting off and that caused him pain in his back, adding that he tried warming up his glutes, but it wasn't working for him, the BBC reported.

Woods was taking part in his second tournament of the season after returning from surgery on a pinched nerve, which led him to miss last year's Masters and US Open. (ANI)

Meet the Oz golfer who fired 'unbelievable' hole-in-one albatross

Meet the Oz golfer who fired 'unbelievable' hole-in-one albatross

Sydney, Feb 05 : Australian golfer Richard Green has achieved a rare feat in the history of the sport after hitting a remarkable hole-in-one albatross through a bunker at the Victorian Open, which has grabbed the attention of golf fanatics around the globe.

Green, who is ranked 193rd, has been the talk of the golfing world after footage of him firing a remarkable hole-in-one albatross on the 15th at the Victorian Open pro went viral, Fox Sports reported.

Describing the shot as 'improbable as holes-in-one get', sports writer for CBS Sport, Kyle Porter said that the only unfortunate part was that he and his group were too far away to watch it go in.

McIlroy cards two-under 70 on final day to clinch three-shot win at Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroyLondon, Feb 02 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy carded a two-under 70 to finish on 22-under as he grabbed a three-shot victory at the Dubai Desert Classic on the final day in the Emirates.

McIlroy, who was four ahead overnight, did not face any serious challenge and was not required to repeat his first three days' brilliance as a two-under 70 left him on 22 under, with his nearest overnight challenger Morten Orum Madsen triple-bogeying the first as Sweden's Alex Noren (65) took second.

McIlroy fires three birdies in last three holes to take one shot lead at Dubai Desert Classic

Johannesburg, Jan 31 - World number one Rory McIlroy was firing in the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic, as he hit three birdies in his last three holes on Friday to take sole possession of the lead in the tournament.

McIlroy calmly rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole on the Majlis course to finish a sensational bogey-free round of eight-under par 64 as he moved to 14-under par 130 for the tournament.

The Northern Irishman is currently in the lead with a shot over Scotland's in-form Marc Warren, who made nine birdies and two bogies in a round of seven-under par 65, the BBC reported.

Dubai Open winner Arjun Atwal to tee off at RCGC

Arjun AtwalKolkata : It will be a special homecoming for Indian golfer Arjun Atwal, who recently won the Dubai Open, when he tees off at the prestigious Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) for the Rs 1.5 crore McLeod Russel Tour Championship, here on Thursday.

Atwal, who battled career-threatening back injury and earned his first career victory in four years clinching the Dubai Open title, will be the star attraction in a field that boosts of the likes of Gaganjeet Bhullar, SSP Chowrasia and Rahil Gangjee -- all playing on sponsor's invite.

McIlroy sets target on 'Green Jacket' after trophy-laden 2014 season

Rory McIlroyWellington, Nov 24 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy is eyeing the 'Green Jacket' in 2015 after he picked up the European money list trophy for the second time in three seasons on Sunday.

The US Masters has been the only major championship to elude the Northern Irishman and he has set sights to bag the Green Jacket now.

McIlroy, who tied for second at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the European Tour season-ender, said that it's not something he thought possible, adding that he would work hard and make sure he is ready for that, Stuff. co. nz reported.

McIlroy still enjoying career's golden days on world No. 1 spot as Woods slips to 17th

Rory McIlroyJohannesburg, Oct 14 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy continues to enjoy the golden days of his career after dominating the world rankings since July this year on the back of two major titles among his four wins worldwide this year.

McIlroy overtook Australian Adam Scott, who remained on top of the world rankings for a short while, thanks to three back-to-back golf championship wins, Sport24 reported.

Meanwhile, former world number one Tiger Woods, who has suffered a year marred with injuries and fitness issues, slid to the 17th place in the world rankings.

Rory McIlroy says will 'embrace' Augusta hype as he sets sight on career Grand Slam

mcilroy roryLondon, Oct 8 - Rory McIlroy has said that he is ready to "embrace the pressure" to achieve his goal of completing the career Grand Slam at next year's Masters at Augusta.

According to the BBC, McIlroy's Open Championship triumph at Hoylake secured him the third leg of the career Slam and he earned a second US PGA title three weeks later.

He said that he knew there was going to be a lot of hype going into Augusta, adding that he wouldn't mind being under the spotlight.

Wilson beats McIlroy by one stroke to win first European golf title

Oliver WilsonLondon, Oct 06 - World number 792 Oliver Wilson held on to win his first European golf title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship , beating world number one Rory McIlroy by one stroke on 17 under par.

The Englishman, making his 228th start, finished ahead of a chasing pack to win by one stroke on 17 under par. He played in the 2008 Ryder Cup but lost his European Tour card in 2012 and needed an invite to play at St Andrews.

Wilson, who bags almost 5,00,000 pounds, said that so many people had written him off and that hurt, but added that he kept believing, The BBC reported.

'Intimidator' Poulter says ready to resume role as Europe's talisman at Ryder Cup

ian poulterLondon, Sep 26 - British golfer Ian Poulter has said that he is ready to resume his role as Europe Ryder Cup team's talisman despite poor form coming to Glenaeagles.

Poulter reportedly has an 80 percent winning record in four Cups, sparking the miraculous win at Medinah last time, but has had only one top-10 finish on tour this year. He said that he is one of those players who stands tall.

Poulter said that when he does that and when he holes putts and is seen showing the emotion that can be the intimidation factor. He added that he has been able to do that an awful lot since playing in the Ryder Cup, The BBC reported.

Fowler's new 'USA' haircut draws attention ahead of Ryder Cup start at Gleneagles

Rickie FowlerJohannesburg, Sep 23 - American golfer Rickie Fowler has had a new haircut with his team's initials U.S.A. shaved into the side of his head and his captain Tom Watson has reportedly selected a motivational chant for a Ryder Cup that does not even start until Friday.

The passion in the players participating in golf's biennial showdown between Europe and the United States (US) is amazing and the 40 th edition of this event launched on Monday with the players of the two teams arriving in Scotland and assembling at Gleneagles.

McIlroy bags PGA of America Player of the Year award

Rory McIlroyWellington, Sep 17 - Rory McIlroy has been named winner of the PGA of America Player of the Year 2013-14 and has also won the Vardon Trophy for the stellar performance that he put up last year.

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman, who has claimed two major titles among his four wins worldwide this year, has claimed the two awards for the second time in three seasons, reported Stuff. co. nz.

The star golfer scored an adjusted average of 68.82 through 66 complete rounds, edging Sergio Garcia (68.95), who completed 61 rounds, for the Vardon Trophy.

McIlroy aiming to recharge batteries in preparation for Ryder Cup

Rory-McIlroyLondon, Sep 06 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has insisted that he is not yet ready for the Ryder Cup and he also does not has time to reflect on his sensational summer.

McIlroy has won The Open and the PGA Championship in 2014, but insists that he hasn't had time to watch them back, The Mirror reported.

Before the world number one leads Europe against the USA in Scotland, the US PGA champ must beat the Americans twice more on their own soil, starting with this weekend's BMW Championships in Denver, where he shared the lead after the first round, followed by next week's Tour Championship, in Atlanta.

Arjun Atwal misses cut at Wyndham

Arjun-AtwalGreensboro: Arjun Atwal missed the cut yet again with a second round 71 at the Wyndham Championships, an event that has been one and only title on the PGA Tour.

The Indian golfer, who does not have a card this season and is dependent on invitations, finished with 71-71 and missed the cut by a wide margin as it fell at two-under 138.

Also missing the cut was Daniel Chopra (76-70).

Heath Slocum, who came to the event at Wyndham Championship ranked 128th, needs to finish third or better tomorrow to advance to FedEx Play-offs.

'Disappointed' Woods withdraws from US Ryder Cup team consideration

Tiger-WoodsLondon, Aug 14 : Former world number one Tiger Woods has withdrawn himself from consideration for the US Ryder Cup team in order to fully recover from his back injury and has talked about his 'extreme disappointment' over the same.

Woods has struggled all season with back trouble, and has missed two major championships as he struggled to recover from surgery earlier this year. He missed the cut at the PGA Championship last week at Valhalla , but remained hopeful that he might be fit enough to be considered as one of US captain Tom Watson's three wild-cards to face Europe at Gleneagles in September.

Rory McIlroy makes an 'effortless' 42k pounds per day

Rory McIlroy makes an 'effortless' 42k pounds per dayLondon, Aug 13 - Rory McIlroy doesn't even have to leave his house to earn 42,000 pounds per day.

The 25-year-old golf ace, who has reportedly made 20 million pounds since he turned professional back in 2007, had earned almost 3 million dollars, getting 3,702 pounds a shot in his last three tournaments, the Daily Star reported.

Nigel Currie, director of sports sponsorship with Brand Rapport in London, said that the player had "potential" but needed to sustain like Tiger Woods to dominate his sport.

Golf's golden boy McIlroy is an ace catcher too!

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroyLondon, Aug 12 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy reportedly pulled off a quick-reaction catch to save his US PGA trophy after claiming his second major of the year.

Following his success at The Open, McIlroy became the first British player to win back-to-back majors at Valhalla late last night. But the Northern Irishman could not relax after sinking his final putt, The Mirror reported.




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