Golf: Choi, Immelman and Weir to assist Els at Presidents Cup

MIAMI (REUTERS) – International captain Ernie Els has named Korea’s KJ Choi, South Africa’s Trevor Immelman and Canada’s Mike Weir as his assistants for this year’s Presidents Cup in Australia, the PGA Tour said on Tuesday (March 19). Els previously named Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy as one of his assistants for the Dec 12-15 event at Royal Melbourne, where the biennial […]

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Fresh mental approach gets Rory back on Masters track

Rory McIlroy’S efforts to improve his attitude and his mental game finally paid off with a thrilling Players Championship win on Sunday. It’s been the elephant in the room since he finished fifth in last year’s Masters, limping to a 74 as Patrick Reed looked elsewhere for his challengers and eventually donned the famous Green Jacket. Sports psychologist Gio Valiante […]

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Plans to boost PGA airtime for Australian golfers

Frustrated Australian golf fans could soon be able to watch entire live rounds of homegrown stars such as Jason Day and Adam Scott with broadcasters revealing future plans to introduce individual player coverage. Last year, the US PGA Tour handed over international multi-platform rights in a $2 billion partnership to media giants Discovery – who then launched Golf TV as […]

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Jack Nicklaus and Justin Rose lead Twitter praise for Rory McIlroy’s Players Championship win

Jack Nicklaus and Justin Rose were among the stars to turn to Twitter to praise Rory McIlroy for his victory at The Players Championship. McIlroy overcame another poor start and a heavily-congested leaderboard to win golf’s most lucrative tournament after a sensational final day at TPC Sawgrass. The 29-year-old was the last man standing as he held off late charges […]

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