Lake Karrinyup in good shape for Perth International despite hail

Brad Elborough 3:28 PM   Parts of Lake Karrinyup Golf Course, the host for this week's Perth International Golf Tournament, looked more like a Japanese ski slope on the weekend than the state's best golf course.

Surge lifts Ben Martin to first US PGA win

Ben Martin.

2:05 PM   Ben Martin played his last four holes in four-under par on Sunday to capture his first US PGA Tour title at the Shriners Hospitals Open.

Ilonen outplays Stenson to lift Match Play title

Mikko Ilonen poses with the trophy.

8:01 AM   Finn Mikko Ilonen landed the biggest title of his career by beating top seed Henrik Stenson 3 & 1 in an all-Nordic final at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday.

Scott Hend wins Hong Kong Open

"Finally at the age of 41 I've won a European Tour event. It's very special:" Hend.

Scott Hend becomes the first Australian since Greg Norman in 1983 to win the Hong Kong Open title.

Faldo has lost respect, says Poulter

European team captain Nick Faldo during the 2008 Ryder Cup.

Nick Faldo has lost the respect of Europe's leading golfers, says Ian Poulter.

Power to the people at a Grampians oasis

Golfing legacy: Brenda Cullinane, Iris Field, Iris Dark and Kerren Collins.

Peter Hanlon   Two months before winning his fifth British Open in 1965 Peter Thomson warmed up on fairways that, when he'd won his fourth title seven years earlier, were a dense bush of eucalypts, ti-tree and ferns in the Victoria Valley at the foot of Mt Abrupt. A gallery of around 600 looked on, beaming with pride at what a committed community could create.

Lyle two shots off lead in Las Vegas

Jarrod Lyle started well in Las Vegas.

Jarrod Lyle made a bright start to the US PGA Tour event in Las Vegas on Thursday as his heart-warming comeback from leukaemia continued to gather pace.

McDowell's hot start to Match Play defence

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell says he is eyeing more major success after the increasingly "focused" Northern Irishman made a winning start to the defence of his World Match Play title.

Kaymer wins PGA Grand Slam in a playoff

Martin Kaymer

US Open champion Martin Kaymer has won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in a playoff over Masters champion Bubba Watson after a wild day in Bermuda.


Jones cuts the long putter short

Canberra's Brendan Jones has ditched the broomstick putter.

David Polkinghorne   Putting problems are often fixed with a switch to a broomstick putter, but Canberra golfer Brendan Jones has done the opposite, throwing the long putter away in favour of a traditional one.

McDowell aims to restore World Match Play to former glory

Graeme McDowell

Title holder Graeme McDowell is a man on a mission this week - to restore much-needed lustre to the World Match Play Championship at the London Club.

US spats add spice to Ryder Cup: McDowell

Jamie Donaldson

Graeme McDowell has predicted that the bitter fallout from the United States' Ryder Cup loss to Europe will make the 2016 tournament an even more compelling contest.

Riches from the Middle East dry up for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods walks the sideline during an NCAA college football game earlier this month.

James Corrigan   Is Tiger Woods losing his appeal, is the lure of the greatest player of his generation not as valuable as it used to to be?

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Kaymer holds lead in Grand Slam of Golf

US Open champion Martin Kaymer.

US Open champion Martin Kaymer seized control with a tap-in birdie followed by an eagle on his way to a 6-under 65 and a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson.

Campbell contemplates quitting

Nikki Campbell

Jon Tuxworth   She is in arguably the best form of her career, but Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell can't guarantee she will play on after the Australian summer as she contemplates starting a family. 

Bowditch second in US PGA Tour opener

Steve Bowditch.

Australia's Steve Bowditch has made a brilliant start to the new US PGA Tour season, charging to second place in the Open in Napa, California.

Robert Allenby in form at US PGA Tour opener

Robert Allenby.

Robert Allenby is poised to begin the new US PGA Tour season with a good result after shooting a six-under-par 66 in the third round of the Open.

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Laird starts season strongly

Martin Laird hits from the 16th fairway.

Laird, revived by a seven week break, surged into a one-stroke lead over South Korean Bae Sang-Moon and American Zachary Blair after the second round of the Open in Napa, California on Friday.

US Ryder Cup players want more input after Tom Watson saga

In the spotlight: Tom Watson.

Michael Buteau   Former US Ryder Cup captains and players said they would like to have more direct involvement in decision-making surrounding future matches as the Americans seek ways to end a three-event losing streak.