Golfer retracts claim Tiger Woods failed drug test

Steve DiMeglio 10:36 AM   Little-known golf pro Dan Olsen has reportedly retracted claims that Tiger Woods is serving a suspension for failing a drug test, which he made on US radio show Mad Dog in the Morning last week.

Harrington ends seven-year wait with Honda victory

Padraig Harrington poses with his trophy.

7:31 AM   Padraig Harrington ended a seven-year title drought on the two main tours when he won the Honda Classic in a playoff with American rookie Daniel Berger after a thrilling finish on Monday.

English pair share lead at Honda Classic

Ian Poulter.

Britain's Ian Poulter and Paul Casey shared the lead at the weather-delayed Honda Classic, both at seven-under at the close of play on Sunday.

Sullivan rises from the pack to win in Johannesburg

British golfer Andy Sullivan on course at the Johannesburg Open.

Blistering front nine lays the platform for Briton's second European Tour win, at the Johannesburg Open.

Ko cruises to NZ Women's Open victory

Lydia Ko cruised to victory.

Fred Woodcock   Kiwi golf star crowned NZ Women’s Open champ for second time in three years after strolling to victory in Christchurch.

Ko breaks course record at women's NZ Open

Lydia Ko dominated in Christchurch.

World No.1 Lydia Ko has smashed the course record in her second round of the New Zealand Women's Open at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.

Sergio Garcia plays submerged ball out of water hazard

Topsy-turvy round: Sergio Garcia of Spain.

Adam Pengilly   Weekend hackers take note, all may not be lost when finding yourself in the drink after all.

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Another Woodbridge eyes sporting career

Matt Murnane   Zara Woodbridge, the daughter of Australian tennis doubles champion Todd, has taken another step towards forging her own career as a professional sportsperson.

Oh, Hull and Ko playing in NZ

Lydia Ko in action at the Australian Open.

Ladies Masters champ Su Oh will tee it up for the first time alongside local Lydia Ko and fellow teenage star Charley Hull when the New Zealand Women's Open gets underway on Friday.

McIlroy loving life as world No.1

Rory McIlroy is enjoying life at the top.

World No.1 Rory McIlroy, preparing for his 2015 US PGA Tour debut, is relishing his role as the dominant player in golf.

Aussie Leishman in late WGC bid

Australia's Marc Leishman.

Marc Leishman is hoping a putting tweak will help him qualify for next week's lucrative World Golf Championships event following a costly missed cut.

Norman doubts Woods will return to top

Tiger Woods

Champion Australian golfer Greg Norman says Tiger Woods is mentally unravelled, his body is breaking down and he doubts the American will return to top form.

Hahn wins playoff at Riviera for first title

James Hahn holds his trophy.

James Hahn clinches his maiden PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory over fellow American Dustin Johnson and England's Paul Casey at the Northern Trust Open.

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Canberra's Matt Millar falls agonisingly short of first win

Unlucky: Matthew Millar.

Jon Tuxworth   A extraordinary late surge from Ryan Fox has denied Canberra's Matt Millar his first career four-round tournament win at the Queensland PGA Championship at Toowoomba's City Golf Club.

Ko ready for lift-off after winning Australian Open

Sweet success: Lydia Ko celebrates her win in the Australian Open at Royal Melbourne.

Matt Murnane   If 2015 morphs into a year of unprecedented success for world-beating 17-year-old Lydia Ko, as it is expected to, the New Zealand phenomenon will look back at her victory at this year’s Australian Open as the birthplace of that dominance.

Minjee Lee takes aim at top 30

Firing: Minjee Lee was the top-finishing Australian.

Matt Murnane   Australia's rising female golf star Minjee Lee will take aim at the world's best 30 players this year after upstaging many of those already in that top echelon at the Australia Open.

Amy Yang, Lydia Ko share Australian Open lead

Lydia Ko.

The players are back warming up following suspension of play for almost an hour during the final round of the women’s Australian Open golf at Royal Melbourne.

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Two rounds better than one for joint Qld PGA leader Millar

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra golfer Matt Millar is within striking distance of his first title at a four-round tournament after surging to the equal lead of the Queensland PGA Championship at Toowoomba's City Golf Club. 

Kirk set to go one more round with world's No.1

Grit: Katherine Kirk hits an iron to the 11th hole in the third round of the Australian Open.

Matt Murnane   Katherine Kirk is a fighter, she has proved that over the past fortnight, but she will need her best punches on Sunday if she is to knock world No.1 Lydia Ko off the path to an Australian Open crown she has seemed destined to win all week.

Two old friends turn back the clock

Catching up: Karrie Webb hits an approach shot on the 10th hole.

Matt Murnane   Defending champion Karrie Webb would need a miracle to win this year's Australian Open, one that would make her incredible comeback at last year's event look like a mere formality, but the world No.8 will at least leave Royal Melbourne with a satisfying memory this week.