Day 2 of The Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes saw a flurry of action on the leaderboard, with Aussie Adam Scott holding firm near the top of the leaderboard. Now sitting in second place behind American Brandt Snedeker, Adam is joined by 5 other Aussies to make the cut: Greg Chalmers (T15), Geoff Ogilvy (T28), John Senden (T40), Aaron Baddeley (T51) and Brendan Jones making it “on the number” with +3 total (T68).
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Australia’s Marcus Fraser returns to the Open Championship this week, marking his third appearance in the event. Here are his thoughts on playing in what is arguably THE Major in world golf:
Three Australians playing in their first Major this week are making the most of the experience. But for Nick Cullen, Ashley Hall and Aaron Townsend, they’re trying not to be too awestruck along the way.
Aaron Townsend’s chief memory of winning International Final Qualifying for Britain’s 2012 Open Championship earlier this year was heavy rain and gale-force winds that forced play to be suspended for hours at Melbourne’s Kingston Heath golf course. The Australian OneAsia player may well have to draw deep on that memory if he is to shine in his first-ever Major this week.
Reigning OneAsia number one Andre Stolz aims to kick-start a flagging season by successfully defending the Thailand Open title he won in some style last year.
Marcel Siem held off a stunning final round charge from Francesco Molinari to claim his second European Tour title at the Alstom Open de France.
Greg Norman will make a sentimental return to the scene of his career-defining first Major Championship victory after confirming he will play in The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Turnberry from July 26-29.
Australia’s Ryan Bulloch cruised to a comfortable wire-to-wire victory at the PGM Terengganu Masters for his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title on Thursday.
Australia’s Anthony Summers will be playing in the U.S. Open beginning Thursday. He will share his thoughts on the experience with the OneAsia website. Here are some snippets
OneAsia stalwart Anthony Summers found the form he’d been seeking all season to win the gruelling sectional qualifying in Chicago and make it into next week’s U.S. Open Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Kim Bi-o secured his second OneAsia victory in a row and leapt to the top of the Order of Merit on Sunday with a three-shot victory in the SK Telecom Open at Pinx Golf Club on the Korean holiday island of Jeju. The 21-year-old home favourite fired rounds of 68-68-67-67 for an 18-under-par total of [...]
Australian Scott Laycock scored the 15th hole-in-one of his career recentlywhen he aced the sixth hole at Namseoul Country Club in the final round of the GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship. A sweetly struck four iron landed on the front of the 235 yard (215 metre) par three green and rolled into the hole. [...]
Australian legend and two-time Major champion Greg Norman will make his seventh appearance at the Omega European Masters in August. Norman will headline an elite cast at the €2,000,000 (approximately U$2,600,000) event staged at the beautiful Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland from August 30 to September 2. The former world number one, who won the British Open [...]
Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger marched to victory with a closing four-under-par 68 to claim the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea. Australia’s Marcus Fraser battled valiantly to the end, but came up agonisingly short.
South African Branden Grace secured his third win of the year and the biggest of his career when he beat defending champion Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium by three strokes in the U.S. $3 million Volvo China Open, co-sanctioned by OneAsia and the European Tour.
Australia’s Scott Hend described his week in Singapore as one of the most amazing in his life after he closed with a six-under-par 64 to win the weather-shortened ISPS Handa Singapore Classic.
Six winners of tournaments on OneAsia will compete in the Masters at storied Augusta National this weekend. The Korean trio of Y.E. Yang, Bae Sang-moon and Kim Kyung-tae, Australians Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy and Rickie Fowler of the United States will vie for the Green Jacket from April 5-8. Yang, the first Asian to [...]
Young Australian Nick Cullen is having to rethink his goals for 2012 after securing the first victory of his professional career in the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open. The 27-year-old left-hander pocketed a whopping U.S. $172,000 from the $1 million purse that made up OneAsia’s season opener, giving himself a healthy platform to relaunch a [...]
Renowned golf tragics Ricky Ponting, Livina Nixon and Brendon Goddard are just three names spearheading a new PGA ambassador initiative, ‘The Club,’ launched today. Ponting, Nixon and Goddard join fellow golf lovers Brodie Harper, Sam Fisher, Lili Romano, Shura Taft, James Tobin and Scott McGregor as members of The Club which aims to encourage Australians [...]
Australian Nick Cullen triumphed in the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open following a brave performance that signaled the emergence of an exciting star of the future.
Adam Scott is hoping to continue his fine record on Asian soil when he makes his debut in the Ballantine’s Championship at the Blackstone Golf Club, in Korea, from April 26-29.
Asian Tour players have thrown in their support towards Australia’s Jarrod Lyle, who suffered a relapse of leukemia and started chemotherapy this week. Lyle played on the Asian Tour in 2005 and 2006 where he kept his full playing status before breaking onto the US PGA Tour. Marcus Both (Aus) I’ve been speaking to his [...]
2010 Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen and six-time European Tour winner Alvaro Quiros have confirmed their participation at the 51st edition of The Maybank Malaysian Open Leading what is anticipated to be a formidable European Tour challenge, the duo will join earlier-announced players Martin Kaymer and Charl Schwartzel for the prestigious co-sanctioned championship with the [...]
Australians Kim Felton, Matthew Griffin, Terry Pikaldaris, and Jamie and Scott Arnold will battle alongside China’s number one golfer Liang Wenchong, Japanese star Hiroyuki Fujita and Filipino ace Juvic Pagunsan in this month’s Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open.
The PGA Championship of Malaysia, a storied tournament boasting esteemed winners such as Fiji’s Vijay Singh and Sweden’s Daniel Chopra, will be played from September 13 to 16 this year under the OneAsia umbrella as part of a three-year deal with the Professional Golfers’ Association of Malaysia (PGAM). The tournament has provided a launch pad [...]
British Open-bound Mardan Mamat of Singapore and Thai veteran Prayad Marksaeng will headline an all-star Asian Tour line-up at the inaugural HANDA FALDO CAMBODIAN CLASSIC next week. The US$300,000 tournament, the fifth leg of the 2012 Asian Tour season, will be played at the Nick Faldo-designed Angkor Golf Resort in the historical city of Siem [...]
Success can sometimes come when you least expect it. For 23-year-old Kieran Pratt, who became a household name in Australia when he outplayed then world number one Tiger Woods in 2010, a bigger success story was waiting to be penned when he won the Zaykabar Myanmar Open presented by Air Bagan. After the euphoria of [...]
World Golf Hall of Famer to Play New B330-RX On LPGA TOUR in 2012 Bridgestone Golf announced that it is bolstering its world-class Tour Team with the addition of the LPGA star Karrie Webb. Webb, a seven-time LPGA Major Champion that was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005, will join fellow [...]
OneAsia graduate John Huh claimed his first title on the US PGA Tour with a dramatic play-off victory over Robert Allenby in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Huh played five events on OneAsia in 2011, finishing 15th on the Order of Merit with winnings of US$85,945, before winning his PGA Tour card at final qualifying. The [...]
OneAsia has appointed David Fox Director of Media and Communications as the elite golf competition platform is poised to begin its fourth and most lucrative season. Fox adds muscle to a re-shaped Hong Kong-based team ahead of the season-opening Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open, which takes place at the Emeralda Golf and Country Club from March [...]
From April 2012, golf bags, buggies and outerwear from industry pioneers Sun Mountain will be available in authorised Australia golf retailers and pro shops, following an announcement by the US-based company to expand their business into the Australian golf marketplace. For the past 30 years, Sun Mountain has been revolutionising the golf industry with advanced technologies and designs [...]
Major Champions Darren Clarke and YE Yang will help toast the fifth anniversary of the Ballantine’s Championship when they headline an impressive ‘blend’ of star names at Blackstone Golf Club, in the Korean capital, Seoul, from April 26-29 2012. Reigning Open Champion Clarke and 2009 US PGA Champion Yang will be joined by World Number [...]
It may be early days into the 2012 season but newly-crowned Avantha Masters champion Jbe Kruger has declared his intention to win the prestigious Asian Tour Order of Merit crown. The 25-year-old South African broke into the winner’s enclosure with a long-awaited victory at the DLF Golf and Country Club in India to shoot to [...]
Gareth Paddison of New Zealand gave himself a confidence-boost ahead of the new season with victory at the Adroit Insurance Group Victorian PGA Championship on Sunday. Paddison, who finished ninth on the OneAsia Order of Merit last year, won by a stroke from Australia’s Leighton Lyle despite shooting a three-over par final round of 74 [...]
South Africa’s Jbe Kruger finally shed his perennial bridesmaid tag when he closed with a final round three-under-par 69 to win the Avantha Masters on Sunday. Kruger, who had come close on many occasions, especially in 2010, where he had to settle for the runner-up spot three times, was clearly relieved when he lifted his [...]
India’s S.S.P. Chowrasia believes that he is capable of pulling off a hat-trick of wins on home soil when the Avantha Masters, the first event to be is tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour and PGTI this season, tees off at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Thursday. The defending champion has shown [...]
The Avantha Masters makes a return to the DLF Golf and Country Club this week with a fresh wave of optimism amongst fans and players on the prospect of celebrating another home winner. Tri-sanctioned by the PGTI, Asian Tour and European Tour, the Avantha Masters holds a significant place on the Asian Tour Schedule as [...]
Filipino golfing great Frankie Minoza hopes a first ever meeting with his country’s world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will help him land a sucker punch as he chases a third ICTSI Philippine Open which starts on Thursday. The veteran star played in the pro-am with the iconic WBO welterweight champion at the Wack Wack Golf [...]
Melbourne Professional Kieran Pratt has claimed his first career title at the Asian Tour’s Myanmar Open. Showing the composure of a professional well beyond his years, Pratt won his first professional victory following a three-way playoff with fellow Australian Adam Blyth and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat. In his first tournament of 2012, the 23 year-old claimed the [...]
Oh masters Shark event RECORDS are meant to be broken and Su Hyun Oh of Kingswood Golf Club in Victoria did just that at the Greg Norman Junior Masters at Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club. Playing in the 15 years and under division, Oh beat all-comers with rounds of 71-71-69-70 for a 281 total. [...]