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Rory McIlroy (Photo courtesy of The PGA of America)

Red King Reigns: McIlroy wins US PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy held off a brave challenge from Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter to win the US PGA Championship in record-breaking fashion at Kiawah Island. The 23 year old Northern Irishman claimed his second Major Championship, like his first, by eight shots, although the final margin of victory did not do justice to the extraordinary [...]

August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Chris Wood (Picture by Paul Lakatos/World Sport Group)

Wood claims maiden win at Thailand Open

Englishman Chris Wood scored the first win of his professional career on Sunday with a two-shot victory in a rain-interrupted U.S. $1 million Thailand Open, breaking the hearts of home fans seeking a first Thai champion in eight years.

August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Ian Poulter

Scott, McDowell and Poulter to head Down Under for Masters

Australian #1 and World #7 Adam Scott has confirmed that he will play in the 2012 Australian Masters to be played at Kingston Heath Golf Club from 15-18 November. he will be joined by 2010 US Open Champion (World #12) Graeme McDowell and the defending Champion Ian Poulter.

August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Chalmers aims to repeat down-under double

Chalmers aims to repeat down-under double

Aussie Greg Chalmers says he is determined to defend the unique “down-under double” he recorded last year in winning the Australian Open and the Australian PGA Championship.. Chalmers said the two Australian tournaments were the first things he entered into his schedule every year. “For most Australians, its on their list of events that they [...]

August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Palmer Gold Coast (formerly Robina Woods Golf Course)

The Colonial, Robina Woods to be renamed

TWO of the Gold Coast’s more popular golf courses will have new names, almost eight months after being plucked from receivership by Queensland businessman, Professor Clive Palmer. The Colonial will now be known as Palmer Colonial with Robina Woods switching to Palmer Gold Coast.

July 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Minjee Lee (Photo courtesy USGA/Steve Gibbons)

Aussie Minjee Lee wins U.S. Girls’ Junior Final

Golf Australia National Squad member Minjee Lee (WA) became the first Australian to win the U.S Girls’ Junior Championship at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, near San Francisco. The 16 year-old Royal Fremantle Golf Club member and World Number 8 amateur defeated Southern California’s Alison Lee 1up after a remarkable comeback in the 36-hole Match Play final to win her first USGA event on debut.

July 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Adam Scott

Video: Highlights of Day 2 at The Open Championship

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).

July 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Marcus Fraser

Marcus Fraser expects ‘Good Test’ at the Open

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:

July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Nick Cullen

Aussie trio make Open Championship debut

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.

July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Aaron Townsend

Townsend hopes to shine at Open

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.

July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Andre Stolz

Stolz zeroes in on Thailand Open defence

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.

July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Marcel Siem (Photo: Alexis Orloff/ASO)

Super Siem overcomes Molinari magic

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.

July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Greg Norman will make a return to Turnberry (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Norman, Watson to return to Turnberry

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.

June 29, 2012 | 1 Comment More
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Bulloch goes wire-to-wire at PGM Terengganu Masters

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.

June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Anthony Summers

Summers’ U.S. Open diary: The excitement

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

June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Anthony Summers (Photo: USGA/Joel Kowsky)

Sizzling Summers qualifies for US Open

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.

June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Kim Bi-o

Brilliant Bi-o claims back-to-back OneAsia titles

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 [...]

May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Aussie Laycock scores 15th ace of career

Aussie Laycock scores 15th ace of career

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. [...]

May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Greg Norman

Norman to play in Omega European Masters

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 [...]

May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Bernd Wiesberger (Picture by Paul Lakatos/PMG)

Weisberger in paradise; Fraser comes up short

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.

April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Branden Grace (Photo courtesy of Volvo in Golf)

Grace fires at Volvo China Open; Fraser top Aussie

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.

April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Scott Hend (Photo by Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour)

Hend victorious in Singapore

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.

April 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Six of OneAsia’s best set for the Masters

Six of OneAsia’s best set for the Masters

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 [...]

April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Cullen rethinks goals after breakthrough win

Cullen rethinks goals after breakthrough win

  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 [...]

April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Brendon Goddard and Sam Fisher

Ponting, Nixon, Goddard join The Club

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 [...]

March 28, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Nick Cullen

Cullen nabs maiden victory in Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open

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.

March 26, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Adam Scott (photo courtesy European Tour, ©Getty Images).

Scott set for Korean return at Ballantine’s Championship

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.

March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Asian Tour players offer words of support for Jarrod Lyle

Asian Tour players offer words of support for Jarrod Lyle

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 [...]

March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Alvaro Quiros

Quiros, Oosthuizen confirmed for Malaysian Open

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 [...]

March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Kim Felton

Aussies to battle Asia’s best in Jakarta

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.

March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Championship of Malaysia raring to go

PGA Championship of Malaysia raring to go

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 [...]

March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Beck, Kulacz to join All-star cast in Cambodia

Beck, Kulacz to join All-star cast in Cambodia

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 [...]

March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Kieran Pratt (Photo courtesy of Asian Tour)

Kieran Pratt reflects on winning Myanmar Open

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 [...]

March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Bridgestone adds LPGA legend Karrie Webb to tour team

Bridgestone adds LPGA legend Karrie Webb to tour team

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 [...]

March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Huh pips Allenby in epic playoff – Tschudin wins QLD PGA

Huh pips Allenby in epic playoff – Tschudin wins QLD PGA

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 [...]

March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
David Fox

OneAsia appoint Director of Media and Communications

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 [...]

March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Sun Mountain launching in Australia

Sun Mountain launching in Australia

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 [...]

February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Darren Clarke

Clarke, Scott to join world-class field at Ballantine’s

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 [...]

February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Kruger aims for OOM crown; Fraser currently 2nd

Kruger aims for OOM crown; Fraser currently 2nd

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 [...]

February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Paddison powers to victory

Paddison powers to victory

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 [...]

February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More
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