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No fans in US PGA Memorial tournament over virus fears

Jul 07, 2020 - 7:31 PM

The spiking number of coronavirus deaths prompts the US PGA Tour to call off its plans for fans

NO FANS. Jack Nicklaus (left) is set to host the US PGA Tour's Memorial tournament. Photo from Jack Nicklaus' Instagram

PGA beefs up virus protocols after positive cases

Jun 28, 2020 - 5:26 PM

The revised safety policy comes as 7 golfers and caddies withdraw from the Travelers Championship for virus-related reasons

PRECAUTION. Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka withdraws from the tournament despite testing negative, noting that he’s taking the surge in cases 'very seriously.' Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Woods-Manning prevail in star-studded match, raised $20m for charity

May 25, 2020 - 12:55 PM

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in an 18-hole golf match that raised money for coronavirus relief efforts

ICONS. PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and NFL quarterback legends Peyton Manning and Tom Brady square off in an entertaining made-for-television charity golf event. Photo from Twitter/@TigerWoods

Park grabs first pro win at 'virus-proofed' Korean golf event

May 17, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Park Hyun-kyung rules the first high-level women's golf event as action returns in South Korea for the first time in months

South Korean golfers Lee Jeong-eun (2nd R) and Cho A-yean (L) react with caddies in the 18th green after finishing the first round of the 42nd KLPGA Championship at Lakewood Country Club in Yangju, northeast of Seoul, on May 14, 2020. - Leading professional golfers returned to competitive action for the first time in months after the coronavirus shutdown when three of the world's top 10 women tee off in South Korea on May 14. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

Tiger, Mickelson trash talking already ahead of showdown

Apr 24, 2020 - 1:31 PM

Golf greats Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, along with NFL superstars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, are planning a charity golf match

US PGA Tour plans to resume in June without fans

Apr 17, 2020 - 12:23 PM

Golf may be in full swing again in two months

SAFETY FIRST. Former PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas says 'everyone's safety remains a top priority.' Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

What now for golf in 2020?

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:38 PM

With all golf events on hold, a planned fundraising showdown between legends Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson may just be the next best thing

LIST: How the coronavirus has hit global sports

Mar 27, 2020 - 5:59 PM

(UPDATED) Sporting events worldwide come to a complete standstill as the virus continues to wreak havoc

MAJOR HIT. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been pushed back to 2021. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA-EFE

Wack Wack Golf shuts down as guest tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020 - 10:19 AM

The elite golf club in Mandaluyong City closes indefinitely as one of the confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 visited the premises

Golf great Mickey Wright dies at 85

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:07 PM

Mickey Wright is considered as one of the greatest golfers of all time after winning 82 LPGA Tour titles

LEGEND. Many believe Mickey Wright would have won more titles had she not retired at the age of 34. Photo from Twitter/@GolfHallOfFame

LOOK: Tiger, golf stars hit the greens with Kobe tribute

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:18 PM

Tiger Woods coincidentally hits his first putt of the week exactly from 24 feet and 8 inches – the jersey numbers of his old neighbor Kobe Bryant

PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: The golf bag of Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland beside a green showing the special head covers for his metal woods and putter remembering Kobe Bryant during the pro-am as a preview for the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club on February 12, 2020 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Tiger-led U.S. crush Els dream to win Presidents Cup

Dec 15, 2019 - 2:17 PM

'I trusted all my 11 guys. I trusted them implicitly,' says playing-captain Tiger Woods as the US pulls off a stunning comeback against the Internationals

KING TIGER. After going undefeated in 3 matches, Tiger Woods tows the US side to victory to become the most successful Presidents Cup golfer in history. Photo by Tim Carrafa/EPA-EFE

PH women’s golf cops SEA Games 2019 double gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go power the Philippine women’s golf team to another double gold, but this time in the 2019 SEA Games

PINAY POWER. Philippine women’s golf stars (from left) Bianca Pagdanganan, Lois Kaye Go, and Abegail Arevalo deliver another winning performance in the international stage. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Bianca Pagdanganan captures first SEA Games 2019 golf gold

Dec 06, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Asian Games bronze medalist Bianca Pagdanganan leads the Philippine golf team to its first gold in the 2019 SEA Games

FIRST GOLD. A strong second-round performance proves to be the difference for Bianca Pagdanganan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PNP imposes weekday golf ban on cops

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:44 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Philippine National Police OIC Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa issues the order as he works on rebuilding public confidence in cops

GOLF BREAK. PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa speaks to reporters at the NCRPO headquarters in Taguig City. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Golf star Olesen in court over sexual assault charge

Sep 18, 2019 - 8:01 PM

Five-time European Tour champion Thorbjorn Olesen makes a no plea deal in sexual assault case

Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP

Golf star Olesen to face trial on sexual assault charge

Aug 23, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Already suspended from the European Tour, golf champion Thorbjorn Olesen now faces a legal battle in Britain

LEGAL BATTLE. Thorbjorn Olesen can’t see action pending the outcome of his legal proceedings. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry finances college golf team for 6 years

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:42 AM

'I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University and look forward to building their first men's and women's golf teams with them,' says Steph Curry

AVID GOLFER. Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry commits to help Howard University build its golf program. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Golf star Olesen charged with sexual assault

Aug 08, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Five-time golf champion Thorbjorn Olesen has been suspended after being charged for sexually assaulting an aircraft passenger

EMBATTLED. Thorbjorn Olesen won’t see action pending the outcome of his legal proceedings. Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP

Golf star Olesen arrested on suspicion of airplane 'sex assault'

Aug 02, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Airport police arrest five-time European Tour champion Thorbjorn Olesen on suspicion of sexually assaulting a passenger

UNDER INVESTIGATION. Reports say Thorbjorn Olesen got intoxicated in his flight back home. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images/AFP

RWM Asia Pacific Golf Challenge unfolds October 21

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Over 300 local and foreign amateurs are expected to vie for team and individual honors at Metro Manila’s finest golf courses

WIDE FIELD. The tournament is open to international golfers aged 35-70. Photo release

Yuka Saso steals 2019 Girls Junior PGA title

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Philippine golf star Yuka Saso nails the 2019 Girls Junior PGA title in come-from-behind fashion

FILIPINO STAR. Yuka Saso improves her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

McIlroy captures Canadian Open with career-tying 61

Jun 10, 2019 - 2:33 PM

McIlroy is on a roll heading into the US Open, where he looks to reclaim the crown he won in 2011

VICTORY HAUL. Rory McIlroy claims his 16th win in the PGA Tour. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)

Lee6 wins first major title at 2019 US Women's Open

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:12 AM

The South Korean rakes in $1 million, the biggest single-tournament payout in women's golf history

SUPRISED. Jeongeun Lee6 admits she did not imagine winning the title. Photo from LPGA's Twitter account (@LPGA)

Politics-shy Woods to be honored by Trump at White House

May 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The 43-year-old golf icon will be awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, USA's highest civilian honor

RELATIONSHIP. Tiger Woods has shared the golf course with Donald Trump before and after he took office. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)

Tiger Woods gunning for golf's major record

Apr 27, 2019 - 10:38 PM

The 43-year-old believes it is possible to catch Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles

ROAR OF THE TIGER. Tiger Woods has now won 15 major titles following his victory for the ages in the Masters. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)

Tiger wins 15th major title with spectacular Masters victory

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:41 AM

The 43-year-old ends an 11-year major title drought to complete a fairytale comeback from scandal and injuries

NEVER TOO OLD. Tiger Woods rules the Masters Tournament for the first time in 14 years. Photo from Masters Tournament's Twitter account (@TheMasters)

Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer over neck problem

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:58 PM

'Unfortunately due to a neck strain that I've had for a few weeks, I'm forced to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational,' tweets Woods

UNFORTUNATE. Tiger Woods misses his favorite hunting ground over the years. File photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: At 43, Tiger roars back

Dec 30, 2018 - 10:54 PM

As Tiger Woods turns 43 years old, here’s a look back at the incredible 2018 comeback of the golf superstar

SURGING TIGER. Still the most popular golf player in the world, Tiger Woods incredibly leaps from outside the top 1,000 in the rankings to world No. 13 in less than a year.  Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

A round of golf with Kiefer Ravena

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The suspended basketball star finds refuge in Valley Golf's fairways

COMPETITIVE DRIVE. Whether on the hardcourt or in the golf course, Kiefer Ravena hates losing. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez wants Yuka Saso to teach her golf

Nov 02, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Asian Games gold medalist Yuka Saso got a fan in the country's volleyball star

GOLDEN MENTOR? Alyssa Valdez hopes to get tips from champion teen golfer Yuka Saso. Photos from Instagram (Alyssa Valdez) and Adrian Portugal/Rappler (Yuka Saso)

WATCH: How does golf fire up Kiefer Ravena?

Oct 27, 2018 - 2:47 PM

While serving his FIBA suspension, the basketball star rediscovers his competitive spirit in golf

WATCH: Alyssa Valdez on sharing Kiefer's golf passion

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The volleyball superstar thinks her new hobby has helped up her game

US Open champ Koepka voted PGA Tour Player of Year

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Despite getting sidelined for 4 months due to injury, American golfer Brooks Koepka still winds up on top

CHAMP. Brooks Koepka still winds up on top despite getting sidelined for 4 months due to injury. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Koepka 'heartbroken' after Ryder Cup fan blinded in one eye

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:49 AM

A golf fan who suffered a damaged eyeball after being hit by a tee shot from American Brooks Koepka has taken legal action against Ryder Cup organizers

DEVASTATED. American golfer Brooks Koepka says he’s saddened by the tragic accident and has been in contact with victim Corine Remande and her family. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Europe holds off US fightback for emotional Ryder Cup triumph

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Team Europe regains the Ryder Cup from the USA as star Francesco Molinari becomes the first European to win all 5 of his matches

STELLAR. Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia (right) kisses the trophy and English golfer Paul Casey celebrates as Team Europe rules the 42nd Ryder Cup. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Pinoy golfer Angelo Que wins lucrative Japan Tour event

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:00 AM

The 39-year old banks P10.44 million in his maiden win in Japan

BACK ON TOP. Angelo Que snaps an eight-year winless drought. Photo from Japan Golf Tour Facebook page

Phil Mickelson salutes Tiger Woods' win

Sep 24, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Woods' Tour Championship triumph moves his tally to 80 PGA Tour titles and just 3 wins shy of becoming the most successful player in the history of the PGA Tour

BACK AT IT. Tiger Woods ends a 5-year title drought with his Tour Championship win. File photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods seals first win in 5 years with Tour Championship

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:49 AM

It was an emotional finale to a year which saw the golf superstar return to the highest level after he had once feared he may never play golf again

AGE JUST A NUMBER. Forty-two year old Tiger Woods proves he can still play at the highest level. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

First win since 2013 in sight for Tiger Woods

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:28 AM

With just one round to go, Tiger Woods takes a three-shot lead at the Tour Championship

ON TOP. The 42-year-old Tiger Woods leads Rory McIlroy by three. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

For a cause: Golf charity event set to send teens to school

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:45 PM

A hotel group aims to raise money and send indigent teenagers to school

GIVING BACK. This is the third time the New World Hotel Group organizes a charity golf tournament. Photo by Bob Guerrero

WATCH: Golden golf trio surprises Richard Gomez

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Team Philippines chef de mission Richard Gomez relishes golf's surprise gold medal haul

CHAMPIONS. (from left to right) Lois Kaye Go, Bianca Pagdanganan and Yuka Saso bag a team gold for the Philippines in the women's golf event. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Golden girl: Yuka Saso out to chase bigger dreams

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:36 AM

The latest toast of Philippine golf targets a new goal after a double-gold performance in the 2018 Asian Games

PRO DREAM. Yuka Saso can be the next golf sensation in the world. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Golden golf double for PH women's team

Aug 26, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The Philippines completes a women's golf sweep as Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan, Lois Kaye Go rule the team event in the 2018 Asian Games

TRIUMPHANT. The Philippine women's golf team pulls off a stellar performance. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Teen golfer Yuka Saso nabs 2nd PH gold

Aug 26, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The Filipino-Japanese closes out with a flourish to rule the 2018 Asian Games women's golf tournament

Koepka won't be satisfied with 3 major titles

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:17 AM

After the 2018 PGA championship, there will be more to come for Brooks Koepka

MAJOR. Brooks Koepka of the United States celebrates with the US Open Championship trophy after winning the 2018 U.S. Open. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Koepka holds off Woods to win 100th PGA Championship

Aug 13, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Koepka became only the 5th player to win the US Open and PGA Championship in the same year, joining Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan

CHAMP. Brooks Koepka of the US poses with his girlfriend, Jena Sims, and the Wanamaker Trophy on the 18th green after winning the 2018 PGA Championshipat Bellerive Country Club in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images/AFP

NBA champ Steph Curry finishes last in golf event

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The Golden State Warriors star places a whopping 33 shots behind the 36-hole leader Alex Prugh

AMATEUR. Stephen Curry, playing as an amateur, tees off on the 17th hole during round 2 of the Ellie Mae Classic. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA star Steph Curry shoots 71 in golf event

Aug 10, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Golden State Warriors star trails by 8 strokes in the opening round of the Tour's Ellie Mae Classic

CROSSOVER. NBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lines up a putt on the 9th hole during round 1 of the Ellie Mae Classic. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dead at 36

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The former US PGA Tour player loses his battle with cancer

FAREWELL. ’My time was short,’ said Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle. File photo by William West/AFP