One of Australia's greatest Olympians has delivered a stinging message to Greg Norman over the golf champion's involvement with the Saudi Arabian-financed rebel LIV tour.Two-time 1500m swimming gold medallist Kieren Perkins says Norman needs to consider the people he surrounds himself with as he continues his role as the global face of the controversial golf tour.
Mackenzie Hughes has made birdie on his third time playing the 18th hole to earn a playoff victory over Austrian Sepp Straka in the Sanderson Farms Championship.Hughes twice had to made tough par saves on the closing hole at the Country Club of Jackson, Mississippi - in regulation from 30 metres behind the green for a three-under 69 to force a playoff and from a tough spot in a bunker to keep going.
England's Charley Hull has ended a six-year wait for a second LPGA Tour title by holding off the challenge of Xiyu Lin at The Ascendant at The Colony in Texas.Hull's eight birdies and just one bogey on the Old American course took her to 18 under par overall, although there was almost a late twist as Lin eagled the penultimate hole to move to within one stroke.
Australian cricket legend Shane Warne was uppermost in the mind of Ryan Fox as the New Zealand golfer won the Links Championship.Fox had finished second in last year's team event in Scotland alongside the former Test leg-spinner, who died earlier this year.
England's Charley Hull and China's Xiyu Lin are tied for the lead after the third round of the LPGA Tour's The Ascendant tournament in Texas.Lin fired a two-under 69 and Hull carded a 71 at the Old American course at The Colony on Saturday to be locked at 11-under 202.
American Mark Hubbard is eyeing a long-awaited maiden PGA Tour victory after seizing a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.The 33-year-old Hubbard reeled off five straight birdies on the back nine for a seven-under 65 at the Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi on Saturday.
England's Richard Mansell has doubled his lead to four strokes at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by shooting five-under 67 at Carnoustie in the third round. 218-ranked Mansell is on course for his first victory on the DP World Tour as he heads back to St.
Charley Hull made eight birdies on Friday to shoot a seven-under 64 to take the 36-hole lead in The Ascendant LPGA, but Thailand's teen sensation Atthaya Thitikul is lurking.Englishwoman Hull seized control with four birdies in a six-hole stretch around the turn and led by two shots over Xiyu "Janet" Lin (68) and Thitikul, whose eagle-birdie finish gave her a 67.
Canadian Mackenzie Hughes shot the low round of the day, a nine-under-par 63, to vault into a tie for the lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship.Hughes is tied with Belgium's Thomas Detry at 10-under 134 through two rounds at the Country Club of Jackson.
England's Richard Mansell has withstood savage weather conditions at the Old Course, St Andrews to shoot a stunning 68 and open up a two-shot halfway lead at the Links Championship.Mansell carded five birdies and a single bogey to post the lowest round of the day and climb to 10 under par as strong winds and heavy rain made life difficult for the players at all three of this week's host courses.
1 Adam Scott doesn't see LIV Golf as "pure evil", and insists his relationship with Greg Norman hasn't changed despite upheaval caused by the breakaway league.The civil war between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf is causing havoc within the game and causing friendships to break down.
Teenager Atthaya Thitikul is well-placed to challenge for the world No.1 ranking this week after a strong start at the LPGA Tour's The Ascendant tournament in Texas.
Local Davis Riley has shot a bogey-free, six-under-par 66 to earn a share of the first-round lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson.Riley and Will Gordon set the early pace ahead of seven players who are one stroke behind them at five-under.
The Vic Open will head back to 13th Beach on the Bellarine Peninsula for 2023 and 2024, with the tournament to be hosted for the 10th consecutive time at Barwon Heads.Golf Australia announced on Friday the championship will carry a minimum $420,000 prizemoney each for men and women.
The PGA Tour has filed a counterclaim against Saudi-funded LIV Golf, accusing the rival league of inducing top players to breach its contracts by claiming the tour could not enforce them.The counterclaim was included in the PGA Tour's response to the amended antitrust lawsuit filed in federal court in northern California, which included LIV Golf as a plaintiff.
With nasty weather on the horizon, golfers at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship were looking to get in a good early score on the storied Scottish courses staging the European tour event.No one did better than Romain Langasque on the most famous course of all.
Thailand's Atthaya Thitikul has birdied the second playoff hole to beat Danielle Kang and win the LPGA Tour's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.The victory made the 19-year-old the first LPGA player in five years to win twice in her rookie season.
Adam Scott is confident the depleted Internationals team have forged a fresh start that can bring success after making the United States battle hard for a ninth consecutive Presidents Cup triumph.Robbed of top players who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, the Internationals were expected to be easy pickings for Davis Love's US squad packed with nine players in the world's top 15 and playing on home soil.
Italy's Guido Migliozzi finished a blistering final round with a superb birdie at the last to win the Open de France.The 25-year-old began Sunday's round five shots off the lead but a course record-equalling 62 at Le Golf National edged him past Denmark's Rasmus Hojgaard for a third DP World Tour win and his first in three years.
Thailand's Atthaya Thitikul has carded a blistering 10-under 61 to grab a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the LPGA Tour event in Arkansas.Thitikul's day included eight birdies and an eagle as she reached 14-under, overhauling joint overnight leader Yuka Saso (65) who is second, a shot clear of American Lilia Vu (65).
Adam Scott has led a stirring fightback as the underdog Internationals outplayed the United States in a marathon day of golf to leave the Presidents Cup suddenly up for grabs.The heavily favoured US started Saturday with a commanding 8-2 advantage and in position to register a Presidents Cup first - securing the golden trophy even before the final day singles matches.
Rasmus Hojgaard has bounced back from a nightmare start to head into the final round of the Open de France with a one-shot lead.The Dane's commanding six-shot halfway advantage was cut to one stroke in the early stages of his third round after he ran up a quintuple-bogey eight at the short second hole, having found the water three times.
Major winners Sei Young Kim of South Korea and Yuka Saso of Japan are part of a six-way tie for the lead at the LPGA Tour's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship after the opening round.Kim birdied her final four holes to polish off a seven-under 64 on Friday, joining Saso, Jeongeun Lee5 of South Korea, Megan Khang, Ryann O'Toole and Lauren Coughlin at the top of the leaderboard in Rogers, Arkansas.
International captain Trevor Immelman vowed they would fight to the final bell in the Presidents Cup but his men have been outclassed again by the United States.The hosts dominated the fourballs by taking four of five points on Friday to go with their 4-1 thrashing in Thursday's foursomes (alternate shot) for an 8-2 lead at Quail Hollow Club.
Rasmus Hojgaard has moved six shots clear at the French Open after posting a six under 65 in the second round.The Danish player and overnight leader had seven birdies at Le Golf National outside Paris on Friday to move to 15 under overall, with the only blemish a bogey on the fifth hole.