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Tour Players Hit Shots Out Of 2,000-Year-Old Ampitheater In Turkey
The European Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open kicks off this week in Antalya, Turkey, but prior to teeing it up on the course, a few players were given the chance to hit...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Billy Hurley III fired a 67 Friday to take a two-shot lead after two rounds of the CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
Hurley had six birdies in his first nine holes to charge to the lead and finished the second round at 10 under, two strokes ahead of fellow American Kevin Streelman in the jointly sanctioned PGA Tour and Asian Tour event...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago
Tuesday began with news that the PGA of America formed a star-studded, 11-member "Ryder Cup Task Force" to address the country's continued struggles against the Europeans in golf's marquee team event.
The task force includes most of the biggest names in golf — on either side of the pond: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Raymond Floyd and Tom Lehman...
Lee Westwood has been working out and losing weight as he prepares to make his ninth appearance in a European Ryder Cup team.
The 41-year-old Westwood arrived for this week's Wales Open at Celtic Manor looking trim and ready to take on the United States at Gleneagles later this month.
Westwood sais with a smile ''I'm vanishing'' and that he has lost 23...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014
NEWPORT, Wales -- Instead of a month off before the Ryder Cup, Lee Westwood has decided to play the Wales Open.
Westwood was among three captain's picks for the European team. He was eliminated from the FedEx Cup playoffs at The Barclays two weeks ago. Westwood would have had four weeks off going into the Ryder Cup on Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles.
Westwood says he can't remember...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014
So Ian Poulter started another Twitter war Monday night. This one involved fellow Englishman Lee Westwood and might be Poulter’s most hilarious tweet-a-thon yet. However, that’s not to say Westwood didn’t get in some comical jabs as well.It all began with Poulter making fun of Westwood’s neon yellow shirt from the first day of the Masters. Then it escalated, with help from...
England’s Lee Westwood has made plenty of money in his career: more than $16 million on the PGA Tour and more than $40 million on the European Tour. Millions more have come in the form of endorsements along the way.But if a hefty bonus is what gets the 40-year-old over the hump and into the winner’s circle at a major for the first time in his career, then it’s a shame his sponsors...
Some of golf's most interesting photos come off the course. As is the case with the ones taken before any tournament sponsored by HSBC. The HSBC photo call events have produced some of the funniest, most interesting pics in recent memory. I mean, seriously, where else are you going to see Lee Westwood wield a sword?