Category Archives: Golf

Golfer Bill Haas released from hospital after car crash that killed driver

  • Collision killed driver of Ferrari golfer was driving in
  • Actor Luke Wilson escaped injury after clipping Haas’s car

Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalised but escaped serious injuries following a crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of another vehicle, officials said on Wednesday.

The two cars collided in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood around 6.30pm local time on Tuesday, according to a LAPD spokesperson. A third vehicle driven by actor Luke Wilson, star of films such as Legally Blonde and The Royal Tenenbaums, was clipped by the Ferrari, Stoughton said. Wilson was not hurt.

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Donald Trump's pro golfing partner says he 'cheats like hell' on the course

  • LPGA pro Suzann Pettersen: ‘I just laugh’ at president’s tactics
  • Trump is not only US president known for cutting corners on course

Suzann Pettersen, the 15-time LPGA Tour winner and a golfing partner of Donald Trump, says the president “cheats like hell” on the golf course.

Pettersen, who has known Trump for a decade and says she is fond of the president even though she does not agree with his policies, was speaking to the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang.

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Jamie Donaldson leads Dubai Desert Classic after first-round 62

• Welshman bounces back to form after tough run
• Rory McIlroy in contention with first-round 65

Not much has gone right for Jamie Donaldson since the 2014 moment which will most likely define his career. It was the Welshman who delivered the winning point for Europe in that Ryder Cup edition, a superb wedge shot into the 15th at Gleneagles proving the stuff of fairytale. Harsh reality was soon to kick in.

Owing largely to injury problems which triggered an ominous downturn in form, Donaldson has recently found himself scraping around to retain European Tour status. How he justified that position in Dubai on Thursday, back to back nines of 31 placing the 42-year-old at the head of proceedings at the Desert Classic. A Donaldson recovery from current position of 292 in the world rankings may be imminent.

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‘Big question mark’ remains over Tiger Woods’ future, says Sergio García

• ‘Probably he doesn’t even know how his back is going to cope’
• Woods to play first regular tour event since return at Torrey Pines

Sergio García, who has endured a turbulent relationship with Tiger Woods for years, has suggested people should think twice before making bold claims about the 14-times major champion’s return to the competitive fold. García believes there is a “big question mark” over whether Woods can cope once more with tournament golf.

Woods will play in this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, his first regular tour event for a year amid ongoing back troubles. Woods did perform admirably in December’s Hero Wold Challenge and a string of players have spoken effusively about the 42-year-old’s future. García is less certain.

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Rory McIlroy returns hungry for victory and with an eye on the Masters

• McIlroy ready for Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after lay-off
• ‘It felt like a sabbatical’ he says after break to let rib injury heal

If the clear mitigating circumstance of injury provides context, it is still worthy of note that 16 months have passed since Rory McIlroy last won a tournament.

Having pressed the reset button on his career the only danger attached to the 28-year-old’s return to competitive action after a lay-off since early October may resonate in a rush to return to the podium. A fascinating build-up to the Masters – which will include an unprecedented eight tournament appearances – begins from Thursday in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McIlroy missed this event in 2017 because of the rib problem that disrupted the rest of his year.

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The sporting year ahead: 18 dates for your diary in 2018

Russia’s ethical World Cup adventure, Nigeria’s bobsleigh stars at the Winter Olympics, and a welcome helping of London 2012 nostalgia

Russia 14 June – 15 July

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