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Tough start for Kiwi golfers at Phoenix Open

MIXED BAG: Kiwi leftie Tim Wilkinson has carded a one-over par round to start the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open.

Danny Lee second to last in 132-man field after six-over 77, with Tim Wilkinson in a tie for 87th at one over.

Allenby has mixed day at the Phoenix Open

IN A TOUGH SPOT: Robert Allenby chips onto the green on the 11th hole during the first round of the Phoenix Open.

Aussie golfer feared the worst at the Phoenix Open in his first round since his mysterious misadventure in Hawaii.

Ko tied for third place at Coates Golf Championship

SOLID START: Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko is in contention at the Coates Golf Championship in Florida.

Lydia Ko has started the 2015 LPGA Tour in the same top form that helped her end the 2014 season on a high.

Woods struggles, Palmer starts hot in Phoenix

Jan 29, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; PGA golfer Tiger Woods reacts on the ninth hole during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former world No 1 battles to erratic opening round 73 as fellow American fires seven-under 64 to start Phoenix Open.

Rory McIlroy shoots 66 despite wayward driver

REACH THE SKY: Rory McIlroy tees off towards the Dubai skyline on the par-four eighth hole during the first round at the Dubai Desert Classic.

Rory McIlroy's driving radar was off early in Dubai but recovered to shoot a six-under 66.

Different year, same form for Lydia Ko

SOLID START: Lydia Ko is just two shots off the pace after a  four-under par 68 at the Coates Golf Championship.

Kiwi golfer has clearly lost none of her game during the LPGA Tour's off-season, firing a four-under 68 at the Coates Golf Championship.

Australian golfing great Kel Nagle dies, aged 94

Kel Nagle celebrates his 1960 British Open win.

British Open and seven-time NZ Open winner dies peacefully at a Sydney hospital, aged 94.

Japanese presence strengthens at The Hills

COMING BACK: Queenslander Brad Kennedy returns for the first time since winning the 2011 New Zealand Open.

The New Zealand Open has been boosted by both the number and quality of Japan Golf Tour players who are headed to The Hills in March.

Royal Troon may be ready to allow female members

CHANGE OF DIRECTION: The Royal Troon Golf Club may start allowing its first female members in time for the 2016 Open Championship.

One of three male-only clubs on British Open rota may start allowing women members in time for 2016 Open championship.

Ko fit and firing ahead of return to LPGA Tour

MAJOR AMBITION: Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko is targeting her first major this year.

Gone are the nerves of her rookie year - Lydia Ko is returning to the LPGA Tour more aware, more comfortable and well rested.

Allenby stands by Hawaii bashing, abduction claim video

Australian golfer Robert Allenby is sticking to his story about an attack in Hawaii.

Australian golfer insists he "never lied to anyone" about attack and claims to have no memory of a $4500 strip club outing.

Ko eyes big goals after ditching glasses

BIG VISION: Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko will ditch her trademark glasses for contact lenses on the LPGA Tour this year.

New Zealand golf sensation believes switching to contact lenses can help her game.

Allenby ran up $US3400 strip club bill, say reports

BASHED UP: Australian golfer Robert Allenby's suffered facial cuts and bruising to his face in the alleged attack.

US reports say Australian golfer Robert Allenby ran up a $4500 bar tab with friends at a Honolulu strip club the night he claims he was abducted.

Haas survives late scare to win Humana Challenge

CHALLENGING DAY: Bill Haas narrowly avoided disaster on the 18th hole to win the Humana Challenge in California by one shot.

Bill Haas narrowly avoids disaster on the 18th to earn a one-stroke victory over five players in the California desert.

Alker fades badly on final day of PGA Tour event

DISAPPOINTING FINISH: Steven Alker tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Humana Challenge in California.

Kiwi golfer blows chance to collect valuable FedEx Cup points with three-over 75.

Hodge misses out on Australian amateur golf title

NEAR MISS: Levin’s Tyler Hodge lost out to NSW's Cameron Davis on the 37th hole in today's 36-hole final.

Levin’s Tyler Hodge one shot away from becoming the second Kiwi in as many years to win the Australian amateur golf title.

Alker on track for handy PGA Tour pay day

Kiwi golfer Steven Alker.

Kiwi golfer well-placed to claim sizeable share of the $7.6m purse on offer at the Humana Challenge.

Mickelson squanders chances at Humana Challenge

American golfer Phil Mickelson.

Golfer renowned for his short game shows rust around greens in his first PGA Tour event in four months.

Dustin Johnson set for PGA Tour return

American golfer Dustin Johnson.

American golfer announces he'll be playing in next month's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.

Branden Grace double with Race to Dubai win

Branden Grace salutes the crowd at the Qatar Masters in Doha.

Qatar Masters win makes South African first player to win multiple events in the 2015 Race to Dubai.

Grace secures second title of season in Qatar

TITLE SEQUEL: South African Branden Grace poses with the Qatar Masters trophy after he closed with a six-under round to win his second title of the season.

South African Branden Grace became the first player to win multiple events in the 2015 Race to Dubai.

Kiwi golfers to make PGA Tour cut

DYNAMIC DANNY: Kiwi golfers Danny Lee is one of three New Zealanders playing at the Humana Challenge in California.

Two out of three Kiwi golfers are well placed to make the PGA Tour cut tomorrow, led by Steven Alker who is tied 14th after 36 holes of the Humana Challenge.

Foursome tied atop Qatar Masters leaderboard

Southside golfers will have a new course at Cannon Hill within four years.

Branden Grace and Bernd Wiesberger birdied their last holes to keep a share of the lead at the Qatar Masters.

Lee, Alker off to flying start in California

DYNAMIC DANNY: Kiwi golfers Danny Lee, pictured, and Steven Alker shot opening rounds of four-under at the Humana Challenge in California.

Kiwi golfers well placed after the opening round of the PGA Tour’s Humana Challenge tournament in California.

Golfer Allenby 'passed out and fell on to a rock' video

WORSE FOR WEAR: Australian golfer Robert Allenby said he suffered these injuries after being abducted, beaten and robbed in Hawaii last week.

Two homeless men in Hawaii claim pro golfer injured his face when he fell onto a rock rather than during a violent abduction.

Wiesberger in three-way tie for lead in Qatar

GREAT DAY: Austrian Bernd Wiesberger on his way to firing a six-under-par 66 in the second round of the Qatar Masters in Doha.

Sparkling run of four birdie lifts Austrian into three-way tie for lead with South Africans duo after second round.

Duval: Woods must regain health and confidence

NOT DONE YET: Tiger Woods simply needs to regain his confidence and get back to 100 per cent health, says former world No 1 and Golf Channel analyst David Duval.

Former world No 1 David Duval not ready to write off Tiger, but knows how difficult it is to play hurt and without confidence.

Fisher early leader in Qatar after eight birdies

OUT OF THE BLOCKS: England's Oliver Fisher hits his tee-shot on the eighth hole on his way to a one-shot lead after the first round of the Qatar Masters in Doha.

Briton hits eight birdies in first round 65 to hold one-shot lead over Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello.

American golfer says cocaine not behind absence

Dustin Johnson says drug not the reason he chose to sit out the last six months to get his life in order.

Stenson looking to become the Sultan of Swings

HAPPY HUNTING GROUND: World No 2 Henrik Stenson has had plenty of success in the Middle East.

World No 2 hoping to add European Tour's unofficial crown to growing portfolio at Qatar Masters this week.

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