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Nigeria’s No 1. Golfer set for 4th WAGT title

Andrew Odoh, Nigeria’s number one ranked golfer said on Friday he was set to win his fourth title of the West Africa Golf Tour (WAGT). Odoh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he was in a good shape for the game, especially with his strong showing at Nigeria Masters in Abuja in November….

Defending champ Day confident at storm-soaked PGA

Severe thunderstorms drenched Baltusrol with heavy rain on Monday, cutting short the first practice session for the 98th PGA Championship and soaking greens that had been fast in afternoon heat. Sweltering heat greeted players in the early afternoon but the day ended with standing water puddled across many areas of the course after thunder, lightning…

Woods inspiration for Aussie star Day

Ailing US golfing legend Tiger Woods may not be competing in this week’s Open Championship but he is a regular source of advice for Australia’s world number one Jason Day. The 28-year-old — born to an Australian father and a Filipina mother — played with Woods for the first two rounds at last year’s Open…

McIlroy out of Rio Olympics over Zika concerns

Rory McIlroy says he will not be competing in the golf tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus. In a statement released by his management company on Wednesday, the four-time major winner says “I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health comes before anything else.”…

USGA regrets ‘distraction’ caused by delayed ruling

The USGA, which slapped Dustin Johnson with a controversial one-stroke penalty Sunday, issued a statement on Monday saying it regretted “the distraction” caused by the way it handled assessing the penalty on the eventual winner. It was the United States Golf Association’s attempt to quell the backlash from their decision to wait until the end…

Play resumes in US Open after storm delay

Thunderstorms halted play for over an hour in the first round of the US Open at Oakmont outside Pittsburgh on Thursday. The players were called off the course just after 10:04am after three hours and 19 minutes of play as the bad weather system moved through. They resumed play 79 minutes later after 0.5 inches…

World number one Jason Day ‘thrives’ on US Open stress

Jason Day has a simple solution to the mountain of stress that comes from carrying the world number one ranking into this week’s US Open at formidable Oakmont: Embrace it. “I’ve never been more stressed in my life than right now,” the Aussie said Tuesday, with the second major championship of 2016 set to tee…

US team happy to have Woods along for Ryder Cup ride: Rotella

Tiger Woods will be a welcome presence as a vice-captain on the US Ryder Cup team for this year’s edition of the biennial event, eminent sports psychologist Dr Bob Rotella told AFP. The 14-time major winner — who will miss this week’s US Open as he continues his recovery from back surgery he underwent last…

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