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Johnson favored, McIlroy confident as Masters looms

Augusta - Top-ranked Dustin Johnson enters next week's 81st Masters confident about his first Augusta National outing as a major champion and a heavy favorite after three consecutive PGA triumphs.The 32-year-old American, who grew up only an hour's drive...

South Korea’s Kang leads Fowler by three in Houston

Los Angeles - South Korean Kang Sung's third-round 71 was good enough for a three-shot lead on Saturday after American Rickie Fowler's late stumble at the US PGA Houston Open.Kang, a 29-year-old chasing a first US PGA Tour title...

DJ sets own World Golf Championship record

Johannesburg - Dustin “DJ” Johnson has emphasised his dominance on the golf course and proved why he deserves to be regarded as the world’s best current player.The 32-year-old American, who is ranked number one globally, bagged his second consecutive...

Strange: Spieth will learn from mistakes

Augusta - Former US Open champion Curtis Strange thinks Jordan Spiethwill "learn" from last year's mistakes when he takes to the course atAugusta National next week.The American looked set to become a back-to-back Masterswinner last year when he held...

Record-setting Kang seizes Houston Open lead

Los Angeles - South Korea's Kang Sung scorched the Tournament Course at the Golf Club of Houston on Friday, firing a nine-under par 63 for a record-setting second-round lead at the Houston Open.The 29-year-old, who entered the week ranked...

Tiger Woods won’t play the Masters

Washington - Tiger Woods announced Friday he had lost his battle to be fit for the Masters, saying he was "not tournament ready" for the first major of the year and did not have a timetable for his return.Woods,...

Spieth returns to a green jacket and a bad memory

Augusta - The drive home from Augusta National was quiet, a rarity when Jordan Spieth is in the car.He was wearing a blue shirt, not a green jacket.It wasn't supposed to be this way. Only three hours earlier on...

Johnson the player to beat at Augusta – Spieth

Washington - World No 1 Dustin Johnson is playing the"best golf in the world" and will start as the favourite to win theMasters next month, Jordan Spieth has said ahead of Thursday's Houston Open.Johnson maintained his impressive form by...

Spieth, Mickelson among Masters hopefuls

Washington - Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson andJordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion who bungled a repeat bid, begin playThursday at the PGA Houston Open with the Masters looming next week.Also in the field a week before the year's...

PGA to test distance-measuring devices at events

Miami - Tests of distance-measurement devices duringcompetition will be undertaken from April to July at select PGA Canada, PGALatinoamerica and Web.com Tour events, the PGA Tour announced Tuesday.Each tour will permit devices to be used by players andcaddies in...

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Sub 2-hour marathon nearly man Kipchoge out of World Championships

Nairobi - Kenyan athletics selectors have been forced into wholesale changes to the marathon team for the August 4-13 IAAF World Athletics Championships in...

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