Golf

Lee Westwood maintains upward momentum

 Lee Westwood

Former world No 1 continued his steady improvement with a solid third-round 68 in the Wales Open.

Kiwi golfer David Smail off the pace at Japan Open

David Smail

David Smail finished the third round of the Japan Golf Tour's ANA Open on a high, but is still well off the pace.

Steven Alker to miss cut at Tour Championship

Steven Alker

Kiwi pro Steven Alker is set to miss the cut at the season-ending Tour Championship on the Web.Com Tour.

Taranaki Open tees off with a new spring date

Golf ball sits on the edge of hole.

The Taranaki Open is back on the golfing calendar.

Alker off to slow start in final Web.com event

Steven Alker

New Zealand golfer Steven Alker has made a slow start to the Web.com Tour Championship.

Home of golf votes to allow female memebers

St Andrews Old Course

St Andrews has voted overwhelmingly to admit female members for the first time.

Adam Scott parts ways with caddie Williams

Steve Williams

Champion Australian golfer Adam Scott to end his partnership with Kiwi caddy Steve Williams.

Women may finally enter St Andrews clubhouse

St Andrews Old Course

Forget independence, a golf clubhouse ballot could end two-and-half centuries of division in Scotland.

Rory McIlroy wins top PGA of America award

Rory McIlroy

Northern Irishman collects more silverware, as PGA of America Player of the Year and winner of the Vardon Trophy.

Golfer wins trip to space with hole-in-one

Andy Sullivan

Professional golfer in "hysterics" after acing a hole to win a 62-minute space flight.

Injured Woods 'busting my butt in the gym'

Tiger Woods

Injured top golfer confident of December comeback saying next recovery phase is to get his "fast twitch going".

Brief break for Lydia Ko, but operation will wait

Lydia Ko

Kiwi golfer set for a couple of weeks off, but will not use that time to have surgery she needs on troublesome left wrist.

Horschel holds off McIlroy to collect FedEx Cup

Billy Horschel

Twelve consecutive rounds in the 60s nets American golfer prestigious title and massive US$10m pay day.

Greg Norman jokes off chain saw accident

Greg Norman

Golf hall of famer Greg Norman able to joke off chainsaw accident after nearly losing his hand.

Ko scores top-10 finish at Evian Championship

Lydia Ko

Kiwi golfer steady throughout, just missing that one low round for a shot at winning the major and snaring a record.

Greg Norman almost cuts off hand with an axe

Greg Norman

Golf great Greg Norman is recovering after almost cutting off his hand with a chainsaw.

Massive eagle putt puts McIlroy in driver's seat

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy spectacularly eagled the par-five 15th to join Billy Horschel in a tie for the lead in the Tour Championship.

Lydia Ko solid but needs some luck to win major

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko will need some help from those around her on Monday if she is to win the final major of the year.

Lydia Ko five shots back at Evian Championship

Lydia Ko

Kiwi golfer steady as LPGA major first round runaway leader stumbles on second day.

Billy Horschel leads Tour Championship by two

Billy Horschel

Three birdies on the last eight holes push American golfer clear of the chasing pack at East Lake Golf Club.

McIlroy hits ball into trees, spectator's pocket

Rory McIlroy

Well, this is awkward. World No 1 golfer isn't sure where to play from after he lands a shot in a spectator's shorts pocket.

New Zealand golf team lose ground in Japan

Tae Koh

New Zealand failed to make any impression on the leaderboard on day three of the Eisenhower Trophy in Japan.

Shilton loses touch with leaders in Noumea

Brad Shilton

Brad Shilton's quest to claim the South Pacific Open Championship plummeted on moving day in New Caledonia.

Lydia Ko in contention at Evian Championship

Lydia Ko

Kiwi golfer plays well in opening round, but Korean rival making her major debut smashes records to lead field.

Zanotti out of hospital after being hit by ball

Fabrizio Zanotti

Fabrizio Zanotti has been discharged from hospital after being struck on the head by a ball during the first round of the KLM Open.

Kiwis in South Pacific Open Championship mix

Brad Shilton

Brad Shilton is tied for second and Luke Toomey has started strongly at the South Pacific Open Championship in New Caledonia.

Kiwis shoot up Eisenhower leaderboard in Japan

Vaughan McCall

Teeing off early, the NZ amateur golf team raced up the leaderboard in the Eisenhower Trophy competition.

Rory McIlroy targets FedEx Cup title, not cash

Rory McIlroy

World No 1 golfer says a US$10m bonus for winning the FedEx Cup would be "nice", but it's the title he really wants.

Kiwis one shot adrift at South Pacific Open Champs

Golf ball sits on the edge of hole.

Kieran Muir and amateur Blair Riordan are the leading Kiwis at golf tournament in New Caledonia.

Lydia Ko refreshes ahead of Evian Championship

Lydia Ko

Kiwi golfer "tried to be a normal teen" as she prepared for year's final major and last chance at world record.

Kiwis golfers make steady start at Eisenhower

josh munn

NZ made a steady rather than spectacular start to golf's Eisenhower Trophy, already 10 shots behind the leaders.

PGA Tour hints at online golf coverage for Kiwis

Tiger Woods

The PGA Tour has moved to reassure New Zealand golf fans they are not about to lose live coverage.

Bubba Watson has it all to play for in Atlanta

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson will carry his highest ever FedExCup ranking into the PGA Tour finale this weekend.

Lydia Ko’s last shot to beat Young Tom’s record

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko only has one more chance to become golf's youngest major winner.

Vaughan McCall optimistic of Kiwis' chances

Vaughan McCall

Vaughan McCall confident experience of top finish in last Eisenhower Trophy will help him and NZ team in upcoming 2014 event.

Kiwis confident ahead of Eisenhower Trophy

Tae Koh

The three-member New Zealand team is feeling confident ahead of the Eisenhower Trophy in Japan tomorrow.

Sky's golf coverage hit out of bounds

Golf

Sky TV's failure to renew its rights to broadcast most of the top professional golf tours was a "lose-lose" for viewers, according to analysts.

Sky Television loses PGA Tour broadcast rights

Lydia Ko

Sky TV has lost the rights to the PGA golf tours and fans may have to go online to watch Lydia Ko compete.

Billy Horschel victorious at BMW Championship

Billy Horschel

Billy Horschel gave up the lead, then took it back to claim victory over Bubba Watson at the BMW Championship.

Steven Alker shoots up Chiquita leaderboard

Steven Alker

Kiwi Steven Alker jumped up the leaderboard with a seven-under par final round in the Chiquita Classic.

Billy Horschel takes lead at BMW Championship

Billy Horschel

American Billy Horschel fired a sizzling 63 to surge three shots clear at the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills.

David Smail and Steven Alker off the pace

Steven Alker

David Smail held his ground at the Fujisankei Classic as compatriot Steven Alker fell behind at the Chiquita Classic.

Winless Mickelson opts out to rest up for Ryder

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson withdrew from the BMW Championship, three days after saying it was the one FedEx Cup playoff event he wanted to play.

Steven Alker makes the cut at Chiquita Classic

Steven Alker

Kiwi golfer fired a level par 72 at River Run Country Club in North Carolina to remain on two-under par overall.

Garcia surges into lead at BMW Championship

Sergio Garcia

Spanish star leads the pack after the second round of the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club.

Mixed bag continues for NZ at Espirito Santo

Golf generic

NZ continues rollercoaster ride at 26th Espirito Santo world team women's golf championship in Japan by fading off pace again.

Rory McIlroy shares lead at BMW Championship

Rory McIlroy

World No 1 ran out of par saves and had to settle for a 3-under 67 and a share of the lead at Cherry Hills.

Steven Alker finds range at Chiquita Classic

Steven Alker

Kiwi No 2 picked up four shots in his final 10 holes in the Web.com Tour's Chiquita Classic in North Carolina.

David Smail in top-10 at the Fujisankei Classic

David Smail

Kiwi golfer shoots a two-under 69 to be inside the top 10 of a Japan Golf Tour event.

NZ women's golf team makes shocking start

Golf generic

New Zealand makes shocking start to 26th Espirito Santo world women's amateur teams golf championship in Japan.
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