China set to take lead in Asian golf

GOLF was a sport banned by China's paramount leader Mao Zedong during his reign in the 1950s to the 1980s because he considered it too bourgeois...

Singapore Open ticks all the right boxes

OVER the years since golf's Singapore Open moved over to Sentosa Golf Club, the weather has constantly played havoc with the four-round proceedings...

Garcia in a league of his own

ON A DAY When most of the contenders - probably fatigued by an early (7.40am) start and having to play more than 18 holes because of the third-round lightning delay - self-destructed, Sergio Garcia reigned supreme.

Amateur Foo turns on a pro round

THE Rolex clock showed 8.20. Unlike the previous five mornings, the sun peeped out of the grey skies to provide some warmth to the golfers eyeing the SMBC Singapore Open title.

Chinese MMA star has her eyes on the prize

FOR Singaporean mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Tiffany Teo, the only obstacle standing in her way of her first world championship is a Chinese poster girl who's adored not just for her tomboy-ish looks but her mean streak in the cage...

MMA world title beckons for Tiffany Teo in Jakarta

FROM the comforts of her Punggol flat, Tiffany Teo has switched to spartan living in a small first-floor room of a wood-and- mortar lodge that can take only a bed and a cupboard.

56 years on, Singapore Open still awaiting a local winner

THE symbiotic relationship between golf's Singapore Open and Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course has been on a high for a dozen years...

Singapore golfing pros lack the cutting edge

FOR the first time in more than 20 years, no Singaporean golfing professional will earn an automatic berth to all Asian Tour events next year.

An El Clasico with so much on the line

NATIONALISM has given the "El Clasico" showdown on Saturday between Real Madrid and Barcelona the distraction of the Spanish-Catalan political rivalry. Politics have weighed down on Spain for centuries, and it seems to have fanned further acrimony since the recent referendum in Catalonia...

Gift ideas for golfers

THERE are only 16 days to go until Christmas, and chances are you're already shopping around for that perfect gift for the golfers in your life...

Tiger's firmly on the comeback trail

FORGET his previous indiscretions. Ignore his reported sexual exploits. Cast aside his indulgence in booze and drugs.

Marc Ong caps amateur year with final flourish

IT was a fitting climax to an amazing half-year for Singaporean golfer Marc Ong.

50 years on, Rolex and golf are still linked

THERE is an omnipresence about the Rolex brand at most golf events - be in London or Los Angeles, Buenos Aires or Bangkok, Singapore or Seoul.

Sergio Garcia eyes strong finish at Dubai season finale

SERGIO Garcia was in Singapore when he hit a three-wood second shot on a 480-metre par-five from near a row of trees, and then ran up a steep slope to check on his ball.

Marc Ong ready to go pro

MARC Ong is a top Singaporean amateur golfer who has, for the last three months, set his mind on turning professional.

79 set for Warren Amateur Open

GOING by the list of its previous winners, the Warren Amateur Open is a platform from which many champions have launched their stellar golf careers.

Team Singapore set for BMW Golf Cup International

A TOUGH benchmark for Singapore golf has been set.

BT League thrives on unpredictability factor

THANKS to its unique format, the suspense was maintained all the way until the final round in the Business Times Corporate Golf League was over.

Local duo to play in golf World Finals in Mexico

IT will be an all-female cast from Singapore taking part in the Audi Quattro Cup World Finals in Mexico from Dec 1 to 5.

Banyan Tree to continue links with BT Golf League

THE Banyan Tree Group has come forward to support The Business Times Corporate Golf League once again.

Gayatri to hold golf event on Nov 10

GAYATRI Restaurant, the popular Race Course Road Indian food haven which is a key sponsor and participant of The Business Times Corporate Golf League, is organising its own golf tournament next month.

Wozniacki ready to charm her fans

THE BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals Singapore presented by SC Global began on Sunday, and two memorable images keep flashing in my mind about Caroline Wozniacki, the Danish darling of the court and one of the eight singles players taking part in the US$7 million competition...

Youth golf gets timely S$240k boost

A CAMERA worth S$900 was sold for double that amount, while a Chinese calligraphy scroll was auctioned for S$3,000 with another benefactor making a donation of the same amount during its auction.

Iron out those chinks with Mizuno's MP-18 family

MIX and match. That is a soothing phrase now as far as the sport of golf is concerned, for it makes the game easier for the players when it comes to the iron shots.

New S$100m fund should spur athletes to excel

IN 1988, prison officer Muthu Comarasamy paid his own way to watch Singapore's athletes compete in the Seoul Olympics...