Jon Tuxworth

Jon Tuxworth

Golf

Australian Open day one highlights

Jon Tuxworth It's impossible to go past Lydia Ko for shot of the day.

Golf

World no.8 takes the lead at Australian Open

SPORT - Jiyai Shin of Korea in action during her 2nd round in the Australian Women's Open at Royal Canberra, Yarralumla     15th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth World no.8 Jiyai Shin has taken the outright Women's Australian Open lead after getting her second round off to a strong start at Royal Canberra this morning.

Golf

Australian Open day two highlights

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 14:  Stacy Lewis of the United States reacts during day one of the ISPS Handa Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club on February 14, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth World No.3 Stacy Lewis made every hacker feel a lot better after she made a mess of her bunker play on the par-three 13th.

Golf

Australian Open day three highlights

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16:  Gwladys Nocera of France acknowledges the crowd during day three of the ISPS Handa Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club on February 16, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Record attempts, bunker eagles, lack of paper and plenty of cake ... day three at Royal Canberra.

Golf

Australian Open day four highlights

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Jon Tuxworth Leading Australian Katherine Hull-Kirk's recovery from the trees on the 18th capped a great tournament.

Golf

Teenage star hunting Australian Open berth after ACT win

Jon Tuxworth Canberra teenage golf star Madeleine Hunter has her sights set on qualifying for next year's Australian Open after an emphatic win at the School Sport ACT championships on Monday.

Tennis

Nick Kyrgios through to Sarasota Open final

Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios is in the Sarasota Open final.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios' strong injury comeback has continued. 

Golf

Lunn backs Ladies Classic comeback

Jon Tuxworth Karen Lunn says the Canberra Ladies Classic is not dead and buried, despite the tournament's axing.

Golf

Millar's focus on PGA success

Jon Tuxworth Matt Millar is targeting Australia's ''big three'' events as a chance to break his four-day tournament duck.

Tennis

Kyrgios must earn his way, says coach

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios' coach wants to help the teenager qualify for grand slams on his own merit.

Golf

Ladies' Open may return to Canberra

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17: Jiyai Shin of South Korea poses for photographers with the Patricia Bridges Bowl after winning the ISPS Handa Australian Open at Royal Canberra Golf Club on February 17, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Royal Canberra has rocketed into contention to host the Australian Women's Open again.

Tennis

Kyrgios needs a single-minded attack: Larkham

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a backhand during the Boys' Singles third round match against Hyeon Chung of Korea on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 3, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth He's won three grand slam junior doubles titles, but Todd Larkham believes Nick Kyrgios should give it up to chase a top 100 senior singles ranking by the end of the year.

Tennis

Kyrgios rockets into world's top 300

SPORT - Australian Open Boys singles champion Nick Kyrgios back in Canberra today and showing off his trophy, Watson. Canberra                                                                                                                                                                               29th January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

Jon Tuxworth Nick Kyrgios celebrated his 18th birthday in style by winning his first ITF Futures title in China.

Golf

Jones masters wind to close in on leaders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06:  Brendan Jones of Australia reacts after a missed put during day one of the 2012 Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club on December 6, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Brendan Jones's outfit caught the eye, and so did his golf game after the Canberran made a blistering start to his Australian Open campaign at the Lakes on Thursday.

Golf

Jones set to prove himself at home

Brendan Jones

Jon Tuxworth Brendan Jones has no doubt he can win the Australian Open, and has declared lifting the Stonehaven Cup on Sunday would vindicate his decision to play in Japan.

Golf

Jones could tee off at Coolum and land at Augusta

Brendan Jones of Australia

Jon Tuxworth Thoughts of finally realising his US Masters dream haven't crossed Brendan Jones' mind, despite his late surge in the world rankings putting him within striking distance of playing at Augusta.

Golf

Jones off pace after Lakes joy

LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 19:  Brendan Jones of Australia his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club on July 19, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Last week was one of his career highlights, but Brendan Jones has plenty to do to emulate his Australian Open performance after a slow start to the Australian PGA Championship.

Golf

Chasing pack eyes Yowani's Popovic

Daniel Popovic lines up a putt on the 12th hole during round two of the Australian PGA Championship at Palmer Coolum Resort  on December 14, 2012 in Sunshine Coast,

Jon Tuxworth He has announced himself as a serious player at Coolum this week, but it was at a humble Canberra course where Daniel Popovic's golfing passion was born.

Golf

Coaching from greats essential to develop youngsters' careers

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA - MARCH 22:  Karrie Webb of Australia poses for a portrait on March 22, 2011 at the Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Veteran Australian golfers Lindsey Wright and Karen Lunn believe young players need to be mentored by former stars as Karrie Webb continues to fight a lone battle in the world rankings.

Golf

Canberra should be on circuit, says Lunn

22th JANUARY 2012- STORY COURTNEY REES - SPORT- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Final round of the Ladies golf Classic at Royal Canberra Golf Course. Winner of the Ladies Classic , Karen Lunn holding the trophy.

Jon Tuxworth Former British Open champion Karen Lunn says Royal Canberra should remain a contender to host the Women's Australian Open in future, insisting next month's tournament shouldn't be a one-off.