Meraj Shah

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Remember me? Tiger Woods headlines a clutch of ex top-ranked pros mounting comebacks at PGA Championship

In any case, Woods is no has-been; no Hall-of-Famer whose credentials, storied as they may be, lie firmly in the past.

Woods' performance set the stage for a bunch of players seeking redemption from the golfing Gods to make a run for it.

Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh on COVID-19 break: ‘After so many years spent time like this at home’

More than the wins, or the money for that matter ($3.5 million career earnings), it's how Jeev galvanised innumerable youngsters in India to pick up the sport.

Lest you think that this is an end-of-the-road paean, be reassured, Jeev isn't hanging up his boots anytime soon.

Golfers are ‘luckier than most’, but we can still get out and play. Here’s a checklist of factors

Golfers are ‘luckier than most’: we can still get out and play.

PGA Tour: Nick Watney and Cameron Champ test positive for Covid-19

The PGA Tour resumes play, Nick Watney and Cameron Champ test positive for Covid-19

What’s your frequency? This is the perfect time to fine-tune your clubs

This is the perfect time to fine-tune your clubs

Carry that weight! Ditch the tour bag, get a push cart for golf riding

Was it Jack Nicklaus who said that golf punishes those who don’t practice? This lockdown has taken the wheels off my game, and from the comical array of shots I’ve been seeing on the golf course, I’m hardly the only one

Golf courses around the world have opened or are in the process of reopening.

Should golf, ideal for social distancing, be allowed to open for play?

At the end of the day golf does have a clear advantage over other sports when it comes to keeping players and golf course staff safe in the wake of a virus pandemic.

Golf courses around the world have opened or are in the process of reopening.

Walk in the park: Golf courses around the world are under pressure to open up as parks for the general public

Nearly 7,000 people have signed a petition to open up courses in the UK as parks during the pandemic.

People riding their horses at the Old Course at St Andrews, which is currently not open for play

Coronavirus pandemic: What would Seve Ballesteros have told Spaniards in these times?

As the world grapples with a pandemic, maybe we can take inspiration from the life and times of Spain’s greatest golfer Severiano Ballesteros

Ballesteros' Masters win in April 1983 remains one of the most remarkable golfing feats of all time

Golf in the time of Covid-19

For those of us not as prescient or lucky, the option is to turn to that holy fount of eternal golf instruction—YouTube.

Breaking that, you’ve been warned, would lead to consequences of a magnitude that would obscure any golf catastrophe you’ve been through.

To play, or not to play: Mc Ilroy won’t play in Premier Golf League, but here’s a Covid-19 checklist for weekend golfers

The weather in Delhi is still quite lovely and the air has really cleared since the travel restrictions came into play. It seems like a real shame not to tee it up.

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Catch the bug: All you naysayers, this is the perfect time to pick up golf

As far as learning the game goes, I can say, at least for Delhi, that it is entirely possible for literally anyone to do so at the Siri Fort Sports complex.

The fortunes of golf professionals, and the professional golf tours they ply their trade on, are suffering.

Game of Life: For those who play it, there’s no truer microcosm for life’s travails than the game of golf

For those who play it, there’s no truer microcosm for life’s travails than the game of golf

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Golf goes big: 18 events, 48 players, massive purse of $240 million at PGL

The Premier Golf League will have 18 events, 48 players and a massive purse of $240 million

Golf, Asian, European, USPGA Tours, World Golf Tour, Greg Norman, The Premier Golf League,

Golf: Going through a slump? Jumping out of a plane can really unshackle your game?

Coming back to my chat with Singh: it took no time for him to discern that something was off. “If you take golf home with you partner, then that’s very unhealthy.

Robert MacIntyre is poised to be golf’s next superstar

With 270 yards to go, Bob, as he’s better known on tour, pulls out a fairway metal, and smacks the ball to 15 feet before calmly drilling in the eagle putt.

Twenty one-year-old Robert MacIntyre is the first Scot since Andrew Kirkcaldy in 1879 to have a top-10 finish in his Open Championship debut

Golf in 2019: Tiger’s resurgence, Rory’s brilliance…it’s been quite a year

Woods, 14 years after donning his first Green Jacket, won the Masters Tournament, again. And this time instead of father Earl Woods, his children were there to hug him.

Golfer Patrick Reed gets booed at President’s Cup for cheating scandal 

The lapse is mental more than anything else for Reed. It all started last week in the Bahamas where, as part of an elite field competing at the Hero World Challenge, Reed was assessed a two-shot penalty for improving his lie

Golf, Patrick Reed, President's Cup, cheating scandal , Ryder Cup

Who is Akshay Bhatia? The 17-year-old phenom who is being billed as next big thing in golf

For the time being Bhatia has shifted his attention to qualifying schools for the second-tier Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour for the next season.

Delhi pollution casts a pall on the Panasonic Open in Gurugram

More than missing the event per se, what I’m most unhappy about is missing an opportunity to catch the original trio—Jeev Milka Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, and Arjun Atwal—in action.

Delhi pollution, Panasonic Open, Gurugram, golf, Delhi pollution news, Delhi pollution level

Tiger Woods saunters to his all-time record 82nd PGA Tour win

Woods is now ranked sixth in the world, and, his body holding up, will headline golf at the Olympics in Japan next year.

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Austin power: What does it take to drive a golf ball over 500 yards?  

What does it take to drive a golf ball over 500 yards, recognised as the longest ever hit ‘in competition’?

Austin power, golf ball, golfing, Austin’s swing, Longest striker of a golf ball on Earth, The Golfing Bandit

Golf is no longer the gentle game that Nicklaus referred to in his heyday

Spare a thought for Korean pro, Bio Kim, next time you lose your cool on the course

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Golf for television: It’s tailor-made for viewers

There’s no doubt that the format suits McIlroy’s aggressive go-for-broke style of play. “I’m a huge fan of the skins format. I love the way it rewards attacking play and think it suits my game quite well.

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Rory McIlroy laughs all the way to bank with $15 million bonus

It matters little that he likes to play down the money he won at the end of the regular PGA Tour season by lifting the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championship last month.

Rory McIlroy encashed winner’s cheques at three events in 2019

Why can’t the season-ending playoffs on the PGA Tour get it right?

Who can forget Tiger and playing partner Rory McIlroy walking down the fairway on the 72nd hole, trailed by a sea of fans held back by a tenuous rope. And, when he dropped the bogey putt to win, in Tiger’s words, “All hel

Fairway to heaven: A Cathedral’s nine holes, and the other fairy tales

In a move that’s drawn quite a bit of publicity and a fair bit of derision, the good folk at the second-oldest cathedral in England decided to install a mini-golf course, smack dab in the middle of the central aisle.

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