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Nelly Korda recovering after blood clot operation

Nelly Korda recovering after blood clot operation

Olympic gold medallist Nelly Korda is recovering at home after undergoing surgery for a blood clot in her arm. 9 Apr 2022
Aussie golf boom in full swing as newcomers tee off

Aussie golf boom in full swing as newcomers tee off

Golf Australia today announced record growth in club participation and total participation, with a 6.4 percent increase in club members and a 21 percent (210,000) year-on-year rise in round players, according to AusPlay data. 8 Feb 2022
New Zealand Open cancelled

New Zealand Open cancelled

For the second straight year, the New Zealand Open has been cancelled due to Covid related travel restrictions imposed by the county's government. 1 Feb 2022
PGA/WPGA COVID chaos could continue

PGA/WPGA COVID chaos could continue

There will be some involved in golf organisation in this country thanking their lucky Southern Cross stars for Novak Djokovic. 13 Jan 2022
Kyriacou and Kemp out of maiden WPGA Championship with COVID

Kyriacou and Kemp out of maiden WPGA Championship with COVID

Steph Kyriacou and Sarah Kemp have been ruled out as COVID-19 cases swept through the field on the eve of the Australian WPGA Championship in Brisbane. 12 Jan 2022
The Preview: Fortinet Australian WPGA Championship

The Preview: Fortinet Australian WPGA Championship

This week at Royal Queensland marks a first for Australian golf, with the inaugural WPGA Championship and the first ever winner of the Karrie Webb Cup unveiled on Monday. 12 Jan 2022
Record numbers now playing golf worldwide

Record numbers now playing golf worldwide

New research figures revealed by The R&A and Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) show golf has enjoyed a significant increase in popularity worldwide since 2016 with over five-and-a-half million additional golfers taking up the sport. 15 Dec 2021
Closing birdie delivers Van Tonder South African Open

Closing birdie delivers Van Tonder South African Open

Daniel van Tonder has sunk a birdie putt on the last hole to win the South African Open as he held off a late charge from home compatriot Oliver Bekker. 6 Dec 2021
Winner’s Bag: Thirston Lawrence – Joburg Open

Winner’s Bag: Thirston Lawrence – Joburg Open

To allow European players the chance to return home after the emergence of a new COVID variant and due to weather, the Joburg Open was reduced to 36 holes. Here is what the first time DP World Tour winner, Thriston Lawrence, had in his bag. 28 Nov 2021
Three stamp their ticket to The 150th Open Championship

Three stamp their ticket to The 150th Open Championship

Thriston Lawrence, Zander Lombard and Ashley Chesters have secured their places in The 150th Open at St Andrews after qualifying through the Joburg Open. 28 Nov 2021
Lawrence claims COVID shortened Joburg Open

Lawrence claims COVID shortened Joburg Open

South African golfer Thriston Lawrence has won the Joburg Open after the third round was abandoned because of bad weather, leaving the result to be called after just 36 holes of the inaugural event on the newly-rebranded DP World Tour. 28 Nov 2021
Golf memberships soar

Golf memberships soar

Golf Australia today announced participation figures not seen in 50 years of data collection, as the boom in golf gathers pace. 25 Nov 2021
Morri: Northcote a potential blueprint for public golf

Morri: Northcote a potential blueprint for public golf

If you’re a user of social media you likely noticed the emergence this past week of a petition to save Melbourne’s Northcote Public Golf Course. 1 Nov 2021
Prom hurries homes for Asian Tour Phuket series

Prom hurries homes for Asian Tour Phuket series

Thailand’s Prom Meesawat, aka the ‘Big Dolphin’, has returned from a taxing few months in Japan in order to make a splash on Phuket Island when the Asian Tour restarts its 2020-21 season there at the end of November. 19 Oct 2021
'I don't want to see a golf club': Rahm

'I don't want to see a golf club': Rahm

World No.1 Jon Rahm says he doesn't want to see a golf club after missing the cut at the Andalucia Masters. 18 Oct 2021
Rahm out to equal Seve and partner Nadal

Rahm out to equal Seve and partner Nadal

Spanish World No.1 Jon Rahm has outlined his ambition of one day partnering his fellow countryman, tennis legend Rafael Nadal, on the golf course. 6 Oct 2021
Asian Tour to resume after 18 month COVID-19 pause

Asian Tour to resume after 18 month COVID-19 pause

The Asian Tour is set to return from an 18-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic with two tournaments in Thailand before the end of the year. 6 Oct 2021
'I was battling for my life’: Reed

'I was battling for my life’: Reed

Patrick Reed has revealed he was in a "dark place" after being hospitalised with double pneumonia and had to fight for his life. 3 Sep 2021
PGA Tour confirms China cancellation, Japan to go ahead

PGA Tour confirms China cancellation, Japan to go ahead

The WGC-HSBC Champions golf event in Shanghai has been cancelled for the second straight year due to COVID-19. 1 Sep 2021
Exclusive: Australian Open decision imminent

Exclusive: Australian Open decision imminent

For a second straight year the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown men’s Australian Open plans into disarray, with the planned November 25-28 date at Sydney’s The Australian Golf Club appearing more and more unlikely by the day. 18 Aug 2021
Rahm convinced he didn't have COVID

Rahm convinced he didn't have COVID

World No.1 Jon Rahm admits it "sucked" to miss the Olympics but is convinced he did not have COVID-19 despite testing positive for the second time in seven weeks. 18 Aug 2021