Big-hitting Australian Scott Hend has confirmed he will defend the Venetian Macau Open title he won in emphatic style last year. That victory was his fifth Asian Tour title and completed a hat-trick of wins in 2013 which propelled him to second place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit. “Last year was something of [...]
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Marcus Both of Australia secured an emphatic victory at the ICTSI Philippine Open to revive his career after thinking of quitting the game last year. The towering Aussie, who lost his Asian Tour card last year for the first time since 2003, posted a two-under-par 70 for a winning total of six-under-par 282 at the [...]
Australian Scott Hend hit the jackpot for the third time this season as he cruised to a commanding three-stroke victory at the Venetian Macau Open on Sunday. With an overnight four-shot lead, the big-hitting Hend comfortably held off the chasing pack at the Macau Golf and Country Club, closing with a four-under-par 67 to for [...]
Australia’s Scott Hend gave a lesson on how to master the treacherous conditions when he posted a two-over-par 74 to win the US$600,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club. Faced with the onslaught of Typhoon Fitow where torrential rain and gusty winds up to 55mph posed the greatest threat for players, [...]
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel romped to a commanding 11-shot victory at the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday to end a frustrating 20-month title drought since winning the 2011 Masters Tournament.
Australian Marcus Fraser has jumped into the top spot on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit after finishing tied second in the Omega European Masters in Switzerland. Fraser earned US$174,354 at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club to increase his season’s tally to US$448,710, some US$8,500 ahead of previous leader Jbe Kruger of South Africa who missed the halfway cut last week.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]