Golf

Lee fades to 4th in Phoenix Open

Danny Lee tees off on the third tee during the final round of the Phoenix Open.

Kiwi Danny Lee made just too many bogeys and and couldn't double his PGA win tally in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ko a 'silent assassin' - coach

World No 1 Lydia Ko has been dubbed the ''silent assassin'' by her coach, David Leadbetter.

Lydia Ko's cool, calm, composed demeanour critical to her success.

Willett keeps his nerve to win Desert Classic

Danny Willett said his win under pressure felt "that little bit extra special".

One-stroke victory under pressure "that little bit extra special", says Britain's Danny Willett says.

Michael Long wins Victorian Open

Michael Long claimed his third victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia after recovering well from deep rough.

Kiwi golfer makes miraculous approach shot from deep rough to set up third triumph on PGA Tour of Australasia.

Lee on the cusp of second win

Danny Lee leads the Phoenix Open in Arizona by three shots.

Danny Lee in stellar form at Phoenix Open, leading Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama by three shots.

Poor final round hurts Ko

Lydia Ko produced a final round to forget at the LPGA's Coates Championship in Florida.

Lydia Ko finishes tied for third at LPGA's Coates Championship.

Ko better than before

Lydia Ko is looking forward to playing in front of Kiwi crowds at Clearwater from Friday, according to her swing coach David Leadbetter.

Swing coach reassures Kiwi fans that world No1 wants to play this tournament.

Ko leads after early finish

Lydia Ko follows her shot at the second hole during the third round of the Coates Championship in Florida.

The world No 1 is well placed heading into a busy final day of the LPGA tournament in Florida.

'Party hole' fires Lee to second

Danny Lee's birdie putt sent crowd into party mode in Phoenix.

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee sends the Scottsdale crowd into a frenzy on the PGA Tour course's famous hole.

McIlroy tosses ball in lake

Golf world No 2 Rory McIlroy drops his club on his second shot of the eighth hole in his second round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Golf world No 2 vents in Dubai after making a poor start to his second round of the Desert Classic.

Robot's ace brings showers of beer

Eldric's hole in one sparked wild celebrations.

The robot revolution has begun - on the golf course.

No-go for Ko on TV

Lydia Ko will return to Christchurch's Clearwater course next weekend to defend her title at the NZ Women's Open.

Golf fans will miss out on tv coverage of world No 1 Lydia Ko playing in the New Zealand Women's Open.

Lee starts strong in Phoenix

Danny Lee continues to show he has the game to match the best on the PGA Tour.

New Zealand golfer shoots 67 to be in touch with leaders at latest stop of the PGA Tour.

Ko makes her move

Lydia Ko's game has looked strong over her opening two rounds of her 21016 campaign.

Blemish-free second round sees Kiwi storm up leaderboard at latest stop of the LPGA tour in Florida.

Unlikely birdie lifts McIlroy

Rory McIlroy had a day to savour in Dubai, shooting 68 in the first round of the Desert Classic.

Golf world No 2 makes an encouraging start to his Dubai Desert Classic title defence.

Hill opens pathway to NZ Open

One lucky club golfer from the Queenstown area will tee off in the New Zealand Open.

Local golfers have a chance to qualify for the National Open in Queenstown.

Ko rallies in Florida

Lydia Ko is looking for a good build up to her title defence at the New Zealand Women's Open Christchurch.

World No 1 plays the back nine in four-under par to keep pace with the hot scoring on LPGA Tour

Fair play row: rules should be rules

Alison Lee of the United States is comforted by Nancy Lopez (l) and Wendy Ward (r) United States assistant captains on the 18th green after Lee's error in picking up her ball on the 17th hole before it had been conceded by her European Opponents Suzann Pettersen and Charley Hull.

OPINION: Mankad and Solheim Cup rows show 'spirit of the game' just muddies the water.

Ko: It's time for women's Masters

Lydia Ko on her way to winning her first major title in France last year. She'd love to see a women's major contested at Augusta National.

It took Augusta National 80 years to admit women members, how about a major tournament, says world No 1.

McIlroy dreams of Tiger

Rory McIlroy dreams of going down the stretch of a major in a head-to-head battle with Tiger Woods.

McIlroy holds out hope for a showdown in a major with one of golf's greatest players.

Baz lines up for NZ Open

Brendon McCullum admits he is nervous about his debut in the New Zealand Open in Queenstown.

Black Caps captain to make his debut in Queenstown in trans-Tasman celebrity challenge.

Humble Ko 'frustrating' foes

Women's golf world No 1 Lydia Ko is "frustrating" LPGA Tour rivals with her humble Kiwi ways.

Bridesmaid's role wearing a bit thin for US rival as golf world No 1 dominates in humble Kiwi fashion.

Golf as you've never known it

A 3D simulator at X-Golf in Avonhead.

Fancy playing some of the most famous golf courses of the world without leaving Christchurch?

Learner Lydia: Stay clear of me

Lydia Ko made it clear she's more comfortable on the fairways than the freeways when it comes to driving.

She can drive a golf ball like few others - but watch out when she's behind the wheel of a car!

Ko's baseball secret revealed

Lydia Ko has been using a baseball bat to improve her golf swing as she gets set to return to action in Florida this week.

World No 1 golfer opens up on training technique used to improve her swing as she starts her 2016 campaign.

Tiger wants Olympic stripes

Siddikur Rahman Siddikur started playing at age eight with a homemade iron.

Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman is unequivocal about the importance of an Olympic gold medal.

Snedeker wins weather-hit Open

US golfer Brandt Snedeker tees off at the Farmers Insurance Open.

US golfer's brilliant three-under-par 69 sets up victory at a gusty Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Furyk out for three months

World No 9 golfer Jim Furyk.

Injury that ended a 20-year 477 consecutive event run keeps world No 9 out for another three months - at least.

Ko Zika-wary ahead of Rio

Kiwi golf ace Lydia Ko is keeping a close eye on the Zika virus news ahead of her shot at Olympic gold in August.

Kiwi women's golf world No 1 expresses concern at virus as she ponders her Olympics dream.

Lee blown off course

Strong winds made life difficult for Danny Lee during the fourth round at Torrey Pines.

Kiwi among a number of golfers left to toil in raging wind during final round of PGA Tour event.

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