Golf courses empty; bureaucrats have started working: Godrej

Godrej Industries Ltd's Managing Director Nadir Godrej said here Sunday that bureaucrats in Delhi have begun working under the Modi government, which would improve economic growth in India.

Graeme McDowell to quit Horizon management stable and go it alone

Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell will leave the Horizon Sports stable when his contract finishes at the end of the year in order to manage his own commercial interests, the world number 16 has announced.

Chinese young golfer Dou Zecheng driving for gold at Nanjing Youth Olympics

Chinese golfer Dou Zecheng is hoping for the biggest win of his life at the second Youth Olympics in Nanjing.

Rory McIlroy follows `desperate` model on Twitter

Rory McIlroy is now following model Ashley Bongiovanni, who was caught on camera trying to grab his attention, on Twitter.

Welshman Bradley Dredge in control at Danish Open

Bradley Dredge shot a three-under-par 68 on Friday to open up a four-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Danish Open in Aalborg.

US pair share Greensboro lead

Heath Slocum and Scott Langley carded five-under-par 65s on Friday to share a one-stroke second-round lead at the US PGA Tour`s $5.3 million Wyndham Championship.

Golf`s Olympic resurgence begins in Nanjing Youth Games

It has been more than 100 years since the world`s top golfers have targeted a spot in the Olympic Games, but all will change with the sport being included in the 2016 Rio Games. In less than two years, the sport makes a long-awaited return to the Games in Rio and, as is starting to become a trend, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at Nanjing are leading the way.

Nanjing 2014, a precursor to Rio 2016

The second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing is seen as a Games of many firsts, as rugby sevens, Hockey5s, golf, 3x3 basketball, beach volleyball and showcase events such as sport climbing, roller sports, skateboarding and wushu make their debut.

Golf: New order likely to hold sway at Valhalla

This week`s PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky is likely to deliver further confirmation that a new world order is establishing itself in the game with players such as Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott now leading the way.

Dustin Johnson`s leave a six-month cocaine ban: Report

US golfer Dustin Johnson, who announced he was ending his season immediately for personal reasons, is actually serving a six-month PGA Tour suspension after testing positive for cocaine, reported.

American Dustin Johnson takes leave for ``personal challenges``

Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," the big-hitting American said.

LPGA International Crown will give clues on 2016 Olympic gold fight

Rivals at the LPGA International Crown see this week`s global team matches as a sneak peek at the fight for gold in golf`s 2016 Olympic return in Rio de Janeiro.

Wozniacki takes a dig at McIlroy by sporting `heels`

Caroline Wozniacki took a cheeky swing at her former fiance Rory McIlroy by sporting `heels` on a recent shopping spree.

Lance Armstrong plays golf `to kill boredom`

Lance Armstrong has revealed that he plays golf these days after his doping scandal surfaced in 2012.

I`m no victim, says Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki said Friday everyone was trying to make her out as a victim after her golf star fiance Rory McIlroy dumped her and called off their wedding.

Healed Jason Day says ready again to contend for US Open championship

Australian golf ace Jason Day, who has finished as a runner-up in two of the past three years in the US Open, has said that he is again ready to contend for a major title as his injured left thumb is totally healed.

After split from Wozniacki, McIlroy admits playing at Wentworth will be difficult

Two-time golf major winner Rory McIlroy has admitted that it will be a difficult week for him at the PGA Championship in Wentworth after ending his engagement with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

Tiger Woods is a great dad, ex-wife says four years after divorce

Elin Nordegren, 34, told People magazine in an interview published on Wednesday that she has put Woods` publicized affairs in the past.

Chowrasia, Lahiri slip down in Manila

It was a tough day for the Indians as both SSP Chowrasia and Anirban Lahiri slipped in the third round of the US$300,000 ICTSI Philippine Open but Abhijit Chadha made some progress.

North Korea leader Kim takes aim at archery, soccer success

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has run the rule over some of the country`s archery and soccer talent, offering them advice on how to raise standards and succeed in international competition.

`Unsure` Woods admits making `very slow progress` recovering from back surgery

World number one Tiger Woods has said that he is making very slow progress recovering from surgery for a pinched nerve and unsure when he will make his return to golf.

Patience a virtue for Rory McIlroy in Masters sunshine

Three years after suffering a final-round meltdown at the Masters, Rory McIlroy got back into contention for the year`s opening major with an impressive display of patience and grinding golf on Thursday.

Phil Mickelson already a loser at Masters

Phil Mickelson`s superb short game has often got him out of trouble and saved par at the Masters, but unfortunately it doesn`t always work.

Sooner the better, says McIlroy of Masters win

Rory McIlroy cannot begin to contemplate a career where he will be ineligible to have breakfast in the Masters Champions Locker Room at Augusta National.

Houston Open: Sergio Garcia grabs second-round lead

Spain`s Sergio Garcia had five birdies and an eagle en route to a seven-under 65 on Friday to vault into a one-shot lead after the second round of the Houston Open.

Phil Mickelson shrugs off injury concern before Masters

Phil Mickelson dispelled any lingering doubts about his health ahead of the Masters when he carded an impressive four-under-par 68 in the opening round of the Houston Open on Thursday.

Rory McIlroy heads to Augusta with a spring in his step

Rory McIlroy has made such encouraging progress since the struggles of last season that he can look ahead to next week`s Masters with genuine hope of finally exorcising the demons of Augusta 2011.

With eye on Masters, Phil Mickelson to play in Houston

Injured five-time major champion Phil Mickelson will tee it up in the PGA Tour Houston Open this week, he said Wednesday, adding that it`s his best chance to keep his Masters bid on track.

R&A chief Dawson worried by Rio Olympic course delays

Construction work on the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games is behind schedule and a planned test event may not be possible, International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson has warned.

Tiger Woods still on top of latest world golf rankings

World number one Tiger Woods has maintained his place at the top of the latest global golf rankings despite an inactive start to the new season, with Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson in close pursuit.