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.
2011 Masters Tournament champion Charl Schwartzel and World Number Nine Jason Dufner are the first global stars to be announced for the Perth International, to be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia, from October 18-21.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
A recent media release by Roy Morgan Research shows that Australia’s Newsstand/Subscription golf magazines are seeing significant drops in readership. Contrary to this trend, Inside Golf, which is monitored by Circulations Audit Board (CAB), saw a 4.5 per cent increase in circulation over the same period.
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.
SOUTH African Ernie Els fired a final-round two-under 68 to capture his second Claret Jug and fourth Major championship, following a final round collapse by Adam Scott.
With a four-shot cushion and four holes to play, it was Scott’s tournament to lose. But a few critical mistakes – including a costly missed green on the 17th – saw him bogey the last four holes and hand the championship to Els via a five-over-par 75.
Adam Scott pounced back on top of the Open Championship leaderboard, following a brilliant third round 68, which now sees him four shots ahead of the pack, with Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker in second, and a steady (but quiet) Tiger Woods in third. Highlights below:
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.
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).
Adam Scott had a chance to record the lowest score in Major Championship history when he stood on the 18th tee at Royal Lytham St Annes, needing a birdie for a 62 at The Open Championship. Instead he pulled his tee shot into the rough and bogeyed, but his 64 was still a fine effort. [...]
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.
Australian Ashley Hall embarks on the biggest mission of his professional career when he tees it up in the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes next week. After trying at least half-a-dozen times in the past, Hall finally made it to the world’s oldest Major with fellow OneAsia members Aaron Townsend and [...]
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.
In one of the bigger weekends for Australian golf, a trio of our home-grown heroes have made headlines on three different tours around the world. Sydney’s Brad Kennedy was the first Aussie off the rank, carding a a final-round six-under 66 at the Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open to claim his maiden Japan Golf Tour [...]
Here are some interesting facts and figures from the 112th U.S. Open at the Olympic Club: The Players Among the 156 golfers in the 2012 U.S. Open there are 10 former champions who between them have won the Major 14 times. They are: Angel Cabrera (2007), Michael Campbell (2005), Ernie Els (1994, ’97), Jim Furyk [...]
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.
A recent independent survey by Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) has revealed that Inside Golf has retained its spot as the most regularly read golf magazine in Australia, beating the popular newsstand and subscription magazines for the third straight year. SMS’ February/March 2012 Golf Consumer Survey asked 2000 random golfers at courses across Australia to name [...]
Western Australia’s Whitney Hillier lived up to her top billing as she usurped defending champion and hot favourite Kelly Tan to clinch the 29th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open in dramatic fashion.
GOLF AUSTRALIA has released a list of the major components comprising the national golf handicapping system. In a letter to Club captains on June 1, Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins summarised the work done to date on the new GA Handicap System, and outlined the components of what is yet to be implemented. No firm [...]
THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. TaylorMade and Inside Golf are giving three lucky Melbourne readers the chance to tee it up in the new TaylorMade Performance Lab (TMPL), and compare their own drivers to the new and exciting TaylorMade R11s.
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 [...]
GOLF social clubs and social golfers who get their handicaps via the Golf Access Australia program will be facing an important decision in the following months, as the GAA Handicapping program is undergoing a major transition, starting in Victoria.
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.
Australia’s most read golf magazine, Inside Golf, continues to break new ground in the Australian Golf Publishing industry while maintaining their unparalleled growth in both the print and digital arenas. With the launch of the new Inside Golf iPad app, readers can now access Interactive Replicas of each issue on their mobile devices, including iPads [...]
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.
Piranha Golf back on board Piranha Golf will continue their involvement with the development of Australian golf as the naming rights sponsor of the NSW/ACT Pro-Am Order of Merit. Scott still pick of the Aussies Englishman Luke Donald has surrendered the world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after struggling at the RBC Heritage on [...]
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.
In the April issue of Inside Golf, we chat with Australia’s Aaron Baddeley about his chances at Augusta, and rate the other Aussie hopefuls in the field, including young amateur Bryden Macpherson. We play 18 holes with Jarrod Moseley and discuss his return to golf, while we also get Karrie Webb’s insight into designing an [...]
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 [...]