Mickelson makes poignant US Open return to Pinehurst

Returning to Pinehurst`s No. 2 Course for this week`s U.S. Open could hardly be more poignant for Phil Mickelson who was a runner-up when the year`s second major was first played at Pinehurst in 1999.

Lundberg sntaches victory in Austria

Sweden`s Mikael Lundberg sntached victory in the Austrian Open on Sunday with a brilliant birdie to win a play-off with local favourite Bernd Wiesberger.

Self-reported penalty puts Millard out of US Open

Jason Millard was disqualified from the upcoming US Open Golf Championship on Saturday after self-reporting a penalty in sectional qualifying.

Sharapova floors Halep to win second French Open title

Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday`s final.

Newly-wed Lahiri seeks Queen`s Cup win for US Open berth

Indian star golfer Anirban Lahiri hopes marital bliss will spur him to victory at the Queen`s Cup starting at the Santiburi Samui Country Club tomorrow and earn a ticket to the US Open.

Mickelson denies wrongdoing in insider trading probe

Five-time major golf champion Phil Mickelson denied any wrongdoing Saturday after being named among the subjects of an insider stock trading probe, saying he is fully cooperating with FBI agents.

Mickelson upbeat about game with US Open approaching

Phil Mickelson heads into this week`s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio optimistic about his game and his prospects for next month`s U.S. Open, despite having missed two cuts in his last three starts on the PGA Tour.

Tiger Woods to skip 2014 US Open

Tiger Woods will miss his second major championship of 2014 as he struggles to return to top form following back surgery earlier this year.

Liang to complete major set after qualifying for U.S. Open

The television viewing figures for next month`s U.S. Open can expect quite a bump after China`s Liang Wenchong ensured he would make his debut at the year`s second major by topping sectional qualifying in Japan.

Shiv Kapur qualifies for US Open at Pinehurst

Shiv Kapur qualified for his maiden US Open after he came through the Sectional Qualifying by posting rounds of 68 and 71 to total 139.

Ireland`s Lowry leads 14 qualifiers for U.S. Open

A day after finishing second in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, Ireland`s Shane Lowry booked his place in next month`s U.S. Open by heading the international sectional qualifier held in England on Monday.

Leander Paes denies allegations by Rhea

Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes today denied allegations made by his partner Rhea Pillai, with whom he is locked in a custody battle for their daughter Aiyana, and made it clear that he intends to compete at Wimbledon and US Open this season.

`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.

McIlroy set for BMW PGA Championship bid

Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in next month`s BMW PG Championship at Wentworth, outside London, seeking to win the European Tour`s flagship event for the first time.

Woods holds on to number one spot

Tiger Woods has stayed atop the world rankings despite his continued absence from competitive golf following back surgery.

Liang urges patience as China`s star rises

China`s most decorated golfer Liang Wenchong says it could be a decade before a Chinese player breaks into the top ranks of the game but he`s certain it will happen.

Els seeks spark in `Big Easy` PGA event

Four-time major champion Ernie Els, whose only top-10 placing this year came when he reached the WGC Match Play semi-finals, hopes to get his season going at this week`s PGA Zurich Classic.

Germany, Czech Republic into Fed Cup final

Germany reached their first Fed Cup final since 1992 on Sunday -- where they will face the Czech Republic, who will be playing in a third title match in four years.

Kerber puts Germany into Fed Cup final

Angelique Kerber put Germany into their first Fed Cup final in 22 years with a fighting victory over Australia`s Samantha Stosur in the semi-final in Brisbane on Sunday.

French Open increases prize money by 10 percent

This year`s French Open will enjoy an increase in prize money of more than 10 percent over 2013, the French Tennis Federation said Tuesday.

Favourite` McIlroy says 2011 Masters `meltdown` was `catalyst` for major wins

Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy has insisted that he is not worried by his 2011 US Masters `meltdown` as it was the catalyst for two major titles.

Under-the-radar Justin Rose aims to bloom at Augusta

US Open champion Justin Rose has been a forgotten man since his major title breakthrough last year at Merion, which suits the Englishman just fine heading into Thursday`s opening round of the Masters.

Rose hoping that success breeds success

Justin Rose will start his ninth campaign at Augusta National on Thursday with newfound confidence in his abilities to compete in the majors having won the US Open last year.

Graeme McDowell backs `rookie` to win US Masters this year

Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell has said that he believes that a`rookie` can win this week`s Masters for the first time since American legend Fuzzy Zoeller`s shock victory on his Augusta debut in 1979.

McIlroy`s coach says golf star in `best shape` of career `mind, body and soul`

The assistant coach of Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has said that the two-time Major champion is in the best shape of his career with mind, body and equipment entering a major event.

Rehabilitating Woods could miss US Open, say surgeons

Tiger Woods could be sidelined from competitive golf for at least three months after undergoing back surgery, casting doubt over his participation in the June 12-15 U.S. Open, say several leading sports surgeons.

`Tiger`s back` goes from accolade to ache

Frustrated by a nagging back injury that will prevent him from playing in the Masters and jeopardizes his playing in other majors, Tiger Woods has endured a nightmare start to a crucial year in his quest to set golf`s major win record.

Murray says will be `very hard` to replace coach Lendl

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has said that it will be `very hard` to replace his coach Ivan Lendl, with whom he has split after a two-year partnership.

Sharapova cruises into Indian Wells third round

Russian Maria Sharapova launched her defence of the Indian Wells WTA title with a brisk 6-1, 6-4 victory over Julia Goerges on Saturday.

Caroline Wozniacki inspired by forthcoming wedding

Caroline Wozniacki admitted that she was being inspired by the imminence of her wedding to Rory McIlroy after bringing about a great survival in the first round of the Dubai Open.