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Independence anniversary: Golfers to storm Ilorin

Ilorin Golf Club

Layi Maliki, Captain, Ilorin Golf Club, says at least, 100 golfers across Nigeria will storm Ilorin Golf Club on Friday for a one-day 18 holes tournament. Maliki told newsmen in Ilorin on Tuesday that the competition would be part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 56th Independence anniversary. Maliki said that golfers from Mic-Com Golf and […]

Rio 2016: Rose beats Stenson in golf gold final

Justin Rose

Great Britain’s Justin Rose became golf’s first Olympic champion since 1904 by beating Henrik Stenson to gold in a thrilling final round at Rio 2016. Rose, 36, was level with Stenson on 15-under par after 17 holes but the Swede bogeyed the last while Rose sank a birdie putt to win by two shots. The […]

Olympic Golf: Fraser claims men’s first round lead

Marcus Fraser

Australia’s 38-year-old Marcus Fraser claimed a commanding first round lead in Rio, as golf returned to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1904. Fraser, the world number 90 and three-time European Tour winner, hit nine birdies to finish with an eight-under par 63, three shots ahead of the field. More than half of […]

Wike lauds successful hosting of West African golf tourney

From Right: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Captain  of the Port Harcourt Club  (Golf Section ), Mr Emmanuel Okene during the West African Golf Tournament in Port Harcourt on Sunday

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has stated that the successful hosting of the West African Golf Tournament in Port Harcourt further proves that the state remains secure for investments, sports and tourism. Speaking on Sunday at the Golf Course of Port Harcourt Club where golf professionals from all over West Africa competed, Wike said despite […]

Rickie Fowler wins Abu Dhabi Championship

Rickie Fowler

American Rickie Fowler overcame a late challenge from Thomas Pieters to win the Abu Dhabi Championship. Fowler started the day two clear but that was cut to one when Belgian playing partner Pieters birdied the last for a five-under-par 67. However, the world number six kept his nerve to hole a par putt for victory. […]

Jordan Spieth back as world number one, wins $10m

Jordan Spieth of the United States hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the final round of the Tour Championship on September 27, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia (AFP Photo/Sam Greenwood

Atlanta (AFP) – Jordan Spieth capped an epic season with a Tour Championship victory that boosted him back to number one in the world and took his 2015 winnings to more than $22 million. The 22-year-old Texan, whose five wins this season included the Masters and US Open, fired a final round 69 for 271 […]

Woods shoots 85 for worst round of career

Tiger Woods

Dublin (United States) (AFP) – Tiger Woods carded the worst round of his career Saturday, closing with a quadruple bogey eight on 18 for an 85 at the Memorial tournament. The 14-time major champion ended his dismal front nine with back-to-back double bogeys before his game completely fell apart on the back nine, getting him […]

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