Golf Sport :Scott Leads McIlroy by 2 at Australian Open

McIlroy, yet to win this year, benefitted from more favourable early conditions and reached 10 under, taking only 25 putts. Scott endured blustery, wet afternoon weather and mixed seven birdies with a double bogey and three bogeys in a 70.”It was a tough afternoon with plenty of good stuff in there but then I made a few mistakes in the tricky conditions,” Scott said.”Overall it was pretty good and given how difficult it was, I was pleased I held it together pretty well. [Read more →]

Golf Sports :Rory McIlroy Edges Adam Scott at Royal Sydney

His six under closing round, highlighted by four birdies and a crucial eagle three at the seventh, gave him his 10th worldwide win as a professional.And while his two major victories hold pride of place ahead of his maiden wins in Europe and the US, this was affirmation for the Co Down man that his 2013 troubles were merely transitory and that he can go on to challenge the likes of Scott and world No 1 Tiger Woods for dominance in the game next season.Brian Keogh covers golf for The Irish Sun and contributes to a variety of golf publications. [Read more →]

Golf :VIDEO CLIP: Tiger on Chasing Jack

At age 43, Lefty has won five majors. He should have won a U.S. Open and has fumbled away other chances at majors, but that’s true of many players. The point is, starting right now, Tiger needs to have a Phil Mickelson career in the majors to overtake Nicklaus.Barring health problems or other issues, Tiger will have his chances, forty of them in the next ten years if he plays in every major on the schedule. If he can win 1 in 10, he’ll tie the record. Capturing 1 in 8 majors will move him past Jack.I think it’s going to be tough. [Read more →]

Golf Sport :Justin Rose Reenacted Approach Shot at Merion

Nearly four months earlier, Rose had hit an outstanding 4-iron approach shot on the 72nd hole of the championship that skirted the hole before barely trickling over the green, leading to an up-and-down that all but sealed his first major victory. The Englishman returned to the site of his triumph in October, as part of this year’s edition of an annual golf getaway the group has dubbed the JR Challenge. The experience wouldn’t have been complete without a reprisal of Rose’s pressure-packed shot, along with a homemade plaque to mark the occasion. [Read more →]

Golf Sports :Geezer Golf in the Mid Atlantic

Plus, I’d like your take on good places for people like me to play vacation golf and actually enjoy it.If you were me, what would you tell this new geezer golfer? Where would you send him in the Mid Atlantic (Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina region of United States) or beyond for an enjoyable golf vacation?Feel free to leave a comment below or drop me a line at armchairgolfer@gmail.com. [Read more →]

Golf Sport :Cape Kidnappers Named Golf Resort of the Year

Each operator was asked to nominate the best performing golf resorts enjoyed this year by their golf travelling clients. Operators were asked to consider the following criteria: Customer Satisfaction, Quality of Golf Course & Accommodation, Value for Money, Accessibility to Tee Times, Speed of Communication and Quality of Service.Located on New Zealand’s North Island, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers ranks number 6 on Golf Digest’s list of Top 100 Courses Located Outside the U.S. [Read more →]

Golf :Zach Steals One From Tiger

Just get the approach shot on the lower tier of the 18th green and he’d have a birdie putt that, if he made it, would likely steal the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge from the host.That’s when Zach clanked an iron shot that he’ll never forget. He turned into me. (As Zach later said, he had an awkward yardage and didn’t commit to the swing.)Johnson’s ball flew right and short. Into the hazard. It looked like a half shank. An ugly thing. All Zach could do was shake his head.Mercifully, redemption for Zach Johnson could not have come any quicker.It came moments later on his next shot, a 58-yard wedge from the drop area. [Read more →]

Golf Sport :Advice for a Beginning Golfer

(more)— Neil Sagebiel (@armchairgolfer) December 10, 2013 I’ll tell him if he wants to lower his scores faster, spend a lot more time on his short game and putting than pounding balls. (more)— Neil Sagebiel (@armchairgolfer) December 10, 2013 Finally, if he is serious about learning and investing in the game, I’ll probably recommend golf lessons.— Neil Sagebiel (@armchairgolfer) December 10, 2013The lunch was fun. Perhaps later on I’ll share more about what we discussed and this beginner’s mindset. Overall, I was impressed. [Read more →]

Golf :Brooks Leads Rainy Nelson Mandela Championship

I’m over the moon,” said Brooks at EuropeanTour.com.”I played really nicely, putted really well and I managed to finish. It was quite tough, but we were lucky that we could place in the fairways, which gave us a bit of relief.”Less than half the field were able to finish the opening round. Play will resume at 6 a.m. local time on Thursday. [Read more →]

Golf Sports News :’The Short Game,’ a Netflix Original Documentary

It was Academy qualified in a limited theatrical release through Phase 4 Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films.”The Short Game” is produced by Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett, and Josh Greenbaum, and executive produced by Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Timm Oberwelland, John Battsek and David Frankel. [Read more →]