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Monday, May 21st 2012, 4:20am

Author: breenda

Woosnam plans retirement

The former world number one and victorious 2006 Ryder Cup captain has struggled with back problems in recent times, and though he managed a top-20 finish in the Senior Open at Walton Heath over the weekend, he has confessed that he has started to consider calling an end to his career. Woosnam, who also won the Masters by playing ping g20 driver in 1991, suffers spondylitis, a disease that causes inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones and the joints between the spine and pelvis, and ...

Monday, May 21st 2012, 4:11am

Author: breenda

Kerr looking for victory on Carnoustie links

Two-time major winner Cristie Kerr is hoping her love of links will help secure a first victory of the season at the Women's British Open. The American, whose best finish at the British Open was a tie for second at Royal Lytham in 2006, is second in the LPGA money list behind defending champion Yani Tseng of Taiwan. "It's a bit frustrating, but you've just got to keep plugging away," Kerr said Tuesday. ." The Women's British Open, which begins on Thursday, is being played at Carnoustie for the f...

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 3:31am

Author: breenda

Watney eyes foreign success

Despite already enjoying great success on the PGA Tour, American Nick Watney would love to add a victory on foreign soil to his resume. Watney, already a two-time winner in the US this year - at the AT&T National and the Cadillac Championship - is in Australia for the first time since 2004 as he prepares to play ping g20 driver in his first ever Emirates Australian Open. The World No 12 may not have much Aussie experience, but he realises that the tournament is a prestigious one. "I've seen the...

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 3:19am

Author: breenda

Roos in three-way tie at Lost City

victory in the Nedbank Affinity Cup in 2009, to grab a share of the first-round lead at Sun City's Lost City course on Tuesday. Roos shot a 5-under 67 to tie fellow South Africans Clinton Whitelaw and Tyrone Mordt, nephew of famed rugby Springbok Ray Mordt, for the lead heading into Wednesday's second round. "It was great to start here this morning, to be back and see the 18th, where I won the playoff (in 2009). Yes It's great to be back," said Roos, a two-time winner on the Sunshine Tour. "It ...