By Tony Jimenez

Foursomes may not be awesome for rookies: Kaymer

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Europe will field six rookies in this month's Ryder Cup against the United States but captain Darren Clarke may not pick many of the newcomers in the foursomes matches, according to wildcard choice Martin Kaymer. U...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 1:34 PM

Tiger can add to 14 majors if he's healthy: Kaymer

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Former world number one Martin Kaymer believes back injury victim Tiger Woods can add to his haul of 14 major championship wins as long as he returns to golf with a clean bill of health. Woods said last week that...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 11:05 PM

Golf: Johnston would have no 'Beef' with Ryder Cup snub

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Fan favorite Andrew Johnston has played down his chances of gaining a wildcard selection for next month's Ryder Cup, the bearded Englishman saying he would not pick himself if he was captain of Europe's team. The...

Friday, August 12, 2016, 11:39 PM

Golf: Ariya becomes first Thai to land major with Woburn win

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Ariya Jutanugarn banished the memories of a late collapse earlier this year as she became the first Thai golfer to win a major championship by taking the Ricoh Women's British Open title on Sunday...

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 10:48 PM

Golf: Longest club is driving sad Kerr to distraction

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Cristie Kerr has bagged more than $17.5 million in career earnings, won two majors and three times occupied top spot in the world rankings but this season has been an 'annus horribilis' for the American....

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 6:26 PM

Golf: Smiles better for British Open leader Jutanugarn

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Ariya Jutanugarn, who likes to smile before going into her pre-shot routine, was grinning from ear-to-ear after surging two strokes clear of the field in the Ricoh Women's British Open third round on Saturday...

Sunday, July 31, 2016, 12:04 AM

Henderson says rise to second in world is 'surreal'

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Not long ago Brooke Henderson was simply trying to make ends meet as a rookie on the LPGA Tour but fast forward 18 months and she is breathing down the neck of Lydia Ko at the top of the world rankings....

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:36 PM

World number one Ko will not be staying at Olympic Village

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Lydia Ko says she is "super excited" at the prospect of competing in her first Olympics next month although the women's world number one has decided against living at the Games village in Rio de Janeiro....

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 8:24 PM

Pregnant Young bows out after brave effort at Woburn

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Liz Young's husband-caddie provided a perfect summary after his expectant wife's brave bid to qualify for the last two rounds of the Women's British Open ended in disappointment on Friday. "The heart...

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 2:49 AM

Best-of-the-day 65 sends Matthew soaring at Woburn

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Evergreen Catriona Matthew, boosted by having husband Graham back on her bag after a spell looking after their two young children, launched a determined title charge at the Ricoh Women's British Open on Friday...

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1:27 AM

'Pied Piper of Woburn' Hull eclipsing world number one Ko

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - British number one Charley Hull looked like the 'Pied Piper of Woburn' as she treated her fans to another sparkling exhibition of golf to move into contention at the Ricoh Women's British Open on Friday....

Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:02 PM

Metronomic Molinari should get Ryder pick: Rocca

By Tony Jimenez COVENTRY, England (Reuters) - Europe captain Darren Clarke should select Francesco Molinari as one of his three wildcard choices for the Ryder Cup because of his almost metronomic driving accuracy, according to Costantino Rocca....

Friday, July 29, 2016, 5:07 PM

Korean Lee on top after sizzling 62 at Women's British Open

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - South Korean Lee Mi-rim has developed a penchant for low scoring and she continued the trend with a sizzling 10-under-par 62 in the opening round of the Ricoh Women's British Open on Thursday. The 25-...

Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:09 AM

Woburn not long enough for world number 15 Piller

By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - World number 15 Gerina Piller was disappointed not to make full use of her extra length off the tee as the American slid to a 73 in the Ricoh Women's British Open first round on Thursday. The 31-year-old...

Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:12 AM

IOC passed buck by not issuing blanket ban: Redmond

By Tony Jimenez COVENTRY, England (Reuters) - Olympic chiefs were guilty of "passing the buck" when they elected not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes for next month's Rio Games, says former world 4x400 meters relay champion Derek Redmond...

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:19 PM

Rosberg up against it now, says Mansell

By Tony Jimenez COVENTRY, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to run away with the Formula One crown even though he has won five of the last six races and is potentially one of the greatest drivers of all time, says Nigel Mansell....

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:24 PM

Shot clock and music set to feature in six-hole Euro event

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley wants to introduce a six-hole event incorporating a shot clock, music, different clothes and fewer clubs in an effort to attract more golf followers. "Yes, there would be a...

Friday, July 22, 2016, 6:43 PM

Golf: Record-breaking Stenson lands first major at Troon

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Monday, July 18, 2016, 4:16 AM

Spieth has Ryder Cup revenge on his mind after closing 68

By Tony Jimenez TROON, Scotland (Reuters) - No sooner had Jordan Spieth wrapped up his British Open campaign on Sunday with his best round of the week, he was talking up the revenge mission he will be on at the Ryder Cup in September. Europe...

Sunday, July 17, 2016, 10:34 AM

Golf: Record-breaking Stenson lands first major at Troon

By Tony Jimenez TROON, Scotland (Reuters) - Record-breaking Swede Henrik Stenson became the first Scandinavian male to capture a major when he won the British Open on Sunday, beating Phil Mickelson in an...

Sunday, July 17, 2016, 6:16 AM