Phil Mickelson holed out from a bunker to salvage a par at his opening hole on Thursday (Feb 14) before rain halted play in the first round of the US PGA Tour Genesis Open. Phil Mickelson walks off the 10th hole at Riviera Country Club after rain stopped play in the first round of the Genesis Open. (AFP/Harry How) Mickelson was among 10 groups who teed off in rainy weather at Riviera Country Club before officials called a halt with visibility deteriorating and more heavy showers expected throughout the morning. His opening-hole effort, at the 10th, won't count, because officials decided scores would be re-set - a step taken "due to the fact we've played so little golf in the first round and not knowing when the first round is going to resume again," said PGA Tour rules official Steve Rintoul. Mickelson, a five-time major-winner, is trying to make it two wins in two weeks after finishing off a victory at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Monday - where weather was also a factor. The … [Read more...] about Mickelson, Woods on hold as rain delays play at Riviera
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By Robert Bicknell Comedian Billy Crystal joined the cast of Saturday Night Live the 1984-85 season. His most famous recurring sketch was his parody of Fernando Lamas, a smarmy talk-show host whose catch phrase was “It is better to look better than to feel good and, darling, you look Mahvelous!” became a media sensation So, here’s an interesting question… Is it better to look good, or to play good? (Grammar critics stop screaming, I know “play good” is wrong, but it’s the only way it fits the set up correctly. Call it, artistic licence and shaddap). The reason behind this is that I see far too many people on the driving ranges trying to swing like Tour pros and failing miserably. The painstakingly compare their swings to what they see on YouTube and keep making changes, despite not having the physical characteristics or strengths of the player in the video. So the question is, do you want to look like you can play golf, or do you want to … [Read more...] about Look good, or play good?
There had been speculation Woods would play at Kapalua but he was not on the list of the final field of 34 players released by the tournament on Friday. It now seems likely that the 14-times major champion will begin his 2019 campaign at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego from Jan. 24-27. * World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has been recognised in the British New Year's Honours list with the former England captain given a knighthood for his services to the sport. * Juventus striker Juan Cuadrado has undergone successful surgery to treat an injury to his left knee, the Serie A champions reported on Friday. The 30-year-old, capped 75 times, picked up the injury in Juventus's 2-1 defeat at Swiss side Young Boys in the Champions League group stage on Dec 12. * AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso's job is not at risk, the club's sporting director Leonardo Araujo said on Friday, despite a loss of form which has seen his side fail to score in their last four league games. … [Read more...] about Golf – No Woods, but seven of world’s top eight will play in Maui
While stopping at the International Schools of North America (SNA) on November 12, footballer Cong Vinh – President of NHG Football Department – shared with more than 500 pupils that there is a logical link between playing a kind of sports with forming the personality. As said by Mr. Vinh, football can help us realize our true nature and value through the contact with other members of the team, who greatly differ in age and characteristics. He affirmed that via playing football, there is a chance to learn how to control our feelings and behaviors before, in, and after the game regardless of the positive or negative results. It is also an opportunity to practice the team spirit and the habit of sharing. All of them should guide players to prove themselves worthy and become the strongest possible. The program ‘NHG & CV9 Collaboration on Having Professional School Football’ launched in educational institutes of NHG will mostly focus on physical training, … [Read more...] about Football star Cong Vinh inspires pupils to play sports
Even as Volkswagen announced it would end production of its iconice "Beetle" cars in 2019, Volkswagen Group of America's chief executive still said in a statement, "Never say never" about the idea of a future revival of the model AFP/MANJUNATH KIRAN The original VW Beetle, developed in the 1930s, made a journey from a product identified with Adolf Hitler to a symbol of Germany's rebirth as a democratic, industrial powerhouse after World War Two. In the 1960s, the Beetle was a small-is-beautiful icon of the postwar baby boom generation. Volkswagen discontinued U.S. sales of the "bug" in 1979, but continued production for Mexico and Latin America. In the mid-1990s, at a time when Volkswagen was struggling to rekindle sales in the United States, then-Chief Executive Ferdinand Piech pushed to revive and modernize the distinctive Beetle design pioneered by his grandfather, Ferdinand Porsche. The result was a crescent-shaped car called the "New Beetle," launched in 1998, which offered … [Read more...] about Volkswagen to stop production of iconic Beetle