Tiger Woods says that while his golf swing is in great shape, his injured right foot needs time to heal and that he looks forward to using a cart when he tees it up at The Match.The 15-time major champion withdrew ahead of last weekend's Hero World Challenge after developing plantar fasciitis, tissue inflation that causes pain in the heel.
Norway's Viktor Hovland has brilliantly held his nerve to see off a spirited challenge from Scottie Scheffler and successfully defend his Hero World Challenge title in the Bahamas.Hovland was in danger of squandering a two-shot lead on the final hole when he pulled his second shot from an awkward lie on the edge of a bunker into the water, but the Ryder Cup star got up and down to salvage an unlikely bogey.
Rory McIlroy has revealed how he thought his differences with Greg Norman over LIV golf had been patched up until the Australian accused him of being "brainwashed" by golf's ruling brass. I'm going to make it my business now to be as much of a pain in his arse as possible,'" McIlroy said in a lengthy interview in the Sunday Independent in Ireland.
Ashleigh Buhai was overcome with emotion after surviving an afternoon of carnage to win the Australian Open and achieve a feat not even Cameron Smith can claim.The South African prevailed after a dramatic collapse from Sydney prodigy Grace Kim to dash local hopes for another year on Sunday.
Adrian Meronk has penned another chapter in golf's history books as the first Polish player to win the Australian Open after romping to a five-stroke victory in Melbourne.The emerging European star captured the Stonehaven Cup in style with an eagle at the 72nd hole in a closing four-under-par 66 at Victoria Golf Club on Sunday.
He may have banked around $200 million this year but don't expect Cameron Smith to be swanning around the French Riviera anytime soon - unless it's in his fishing boat.Smith entered the stratosphere of top sports earners in 2022 on the back of his five victories, including the British Open, and money-spinning move to the Saudi-backed rebel LIV Tour.
Cameron Smith can carry on drinking after his wildly successful 2022 season petered out to an anticlimactic conclusion in Melbourne.Smith missed the Australian Open's contentious second cut after failing to make up enough ground during a third-round one-under-par 69 at Victoria Golf Club on Saturday.
The degree Masters champion Scottie Scheffler earned from the McCombs School of Business at Texas did not equip him with the skills to figure out the new formula for the Official World Golf Ranking.1 if he wins the Hero World Challenge, simple as that.
Home-grown Hannah Green is on the prowl as Jiyai Shin eyes a second Australian Open crown after storming to the third-round lead at Victoria Golf Club.1 parlayed a red-hot start into a five-under-par 68 on Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead over South Africa's reigning British Open champion Ashleigh Buhai (66), with Green (71) lurking one shot further back.
Adam Scott is pledging to keep his foot down after snatching the Australian Open third-round lead in style with another dazzling eagle at the last hole.Unable to buy a putt his entire front nine, Scott roared to life down the stretch to post a three-under-par 67, converting his share of the halfway lead into a one-stroke buffer.
The beach and margaritas will have to wait after Cameron Smith dramatically survived the Australian Open halfway cut.Smith looked headed for the Open exit gates after posting a second successive lacklustre one-over-par round on Melbourne's sandbelt.
History-making Hannah Green is on track to pen another chapter in golf's history books after snaring the halfway lead at the landmark dual-gender Australian Open in Melbourne.Green burst from a star-studded pack to claim a two-stroke advantage over the field with a sublime six-under-par 66 at Victoria Golf Club on Friday.
Adam Scott hopes class and experience will prevail after snatching a share of the Australian Open halfway lead with a spectacular finish to his course-record-equalling second round.Delighting the big gallery, Scott drained a long-range putt from off the green for eagle on the final hole to ice a flawless seven-under-par 63 at Victoria Golf Club on Friday.
Sydney sensation Grace Kim is making an audacious bid to win her maiden Australian Open as a professional after snaring the first-round lead in stunning fashion.The 21-year-old birdied her first five holes en route to a seven-under-par 66 to claim a two-stroke advantage over more-fancied major winners Hannah Green and Korea's former world No.
556 David Micheluzzi has let his clubs do the talking to upstage the faltering big guns and seize a commanding Australian Open first-round lead.Micheluzzi backed his up his pre-Open rankings rants with a course-record-equalling seven-under-par 63 at Victoria GC to grab a three-stroke buffer over the chasing pack.
Adam Scott knows playing catch-up won't do it as golf enters a brave new world on Thursday with the historic first mixed-gender Australian Open in Melbourne.With men and women sharing the fairways at a national championship for the first time anywhere on the globe, compelled officials have introduced a double cut, leaving only the top 30 players and ties in each event to joust for the trophies down the stretch on Sunday.
Down on form but feeling upbeat, Minjee Lee is promising one last push as she eyes an elusive first Australian Open triumph to cap the most magnificent year of her career yet.With three missed cuts, and a tie for 33rd Lee's best result from her past seven starts, the world No.
Adam Scott has cast doubt on the PGA Tour and LIV Golf ever co-existing, urging the two warring parties to "get on with what they're doing" and hope for the best.So often a voice of reason, Scott is not convinced Greg Norman bowing to Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, who both say the LIV Golf frontman should step aside, will achieve anything.
Tiger Woods has echoed Rory McIlroy's call for Greg Norman to quit as LIV Golf CEO to allow a peace settlement to be negotiated in golf's civil war.McIlroy and Woods have been the biggest supporters of the established tours in their battle with the Saudi-funded breakaway circuit, but McIlroy recently called for a compromise to be reached between the rival factions.
Hannah Green credits long-time friend and foe Minjee Lee for pushing her golf to new levels as the two major champions both chase a first Australian Open title in Melbourne.Green and Lee headline a strong women's field that includes Women's Open champion South African Ashleigh Buhai and Chevron Championship winner American Jennifer Kupcho.
With one box ticked by winning the Australian PGA Championship, superstar golfer Cameron Smith has arrived in Melbourne looking to add his first Stonehaven Cup to a bulging trophy cabinet.The 2022 British Open champion will start favourite at the Australian Open, which gets underway on Thursday with men and women both competing at Victoria Golf Club and Kingston Heath in a world first.
Golfing great Karrie Webb believes this week's historic Australian Open in Melbourne can follow the successful lead of its tennis equivalent as both male and female players hit the course together.A dual gender Australian Open will be played for the first time, with five-time champion Webb coming out of semi-retirement to chase another women's title alongside world No.
Marc Leishman has revealed his move to the LIV Tour would have been far tougher to make if not for an early promise he'd still be welcome to play on home soil.Leishman will tee it up at the Australian Open in his home state from Thursday, where men and women will combine for the first time to play at the Victorian and Kingston Heath golf clubs.
An exhausted Cameron Smith has fought back tears as he credited his grandmother for fuelling the final push to a third Australian PGA Championship and cap a magnificent homecoming.The Brisbane favourite captured a fifth title for 2022 in fading light on Sunday at Royal Queensland, rallying after twice being forced off the course due to lightning strikes to win by three shots.
He is the Chinese wildcard who will play alongside Brisbane hero Cameron Smith for a shot at the Australian PGA Championship crown.Liu carded a one-under 70 on Saturday, hitting the flag on the par-three 11th hole to be narrowly denied a new BMW for a hole-in-one.