Meraj Shah

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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. News

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. News

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, News

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.

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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 News

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 News

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

Golf, Jack Nicklaus, bio kim, Sergio Garcia, PGA Tour in 2011, DGB Financial Group, KPGA, Europe, Volvik Daegu Gyeongbuk Open News

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 News

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

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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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Shane Lowry delivers a magnificent comeback win at The Open

Ireland’s golf prodigy Shane Lowry delivers a magnificent comeback win at The Open

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The Disruptor: Matthew Wolff has the craziest looking Golf swing ever

For Wolff, validation from peers came last week, when he scripted the most exciting finish on the PGA Tour in recent times.

Rookie Matthew Wolff is tearing up the PGA Tour with an incredible golf swing News

Over The Top: Ace golfer Gary Woodland rediscovers touch to win US Open

In the last six years, Woodland has acquired a reputation for not finishing the job. Before he teed it up at Pebble Beach in sole possession of the lead on the final day, he’d held the 54-hole lead six times and squandered

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Life’s a beach: America’s prettiest golf course puts its game face on for US Open

For the game’s aficionados, Pebble Beach’s history is inextricably interwined with the US Open—a tournament it’s hosting for the sixth time.

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No parallels to match Fire and Fury golf course in Ladakh

For the longest time, it was the highest golf course in the world: The Fire and Fury GC, laid out on a sweeping tract of land that sloped down from the hills to the south of Leh town, was also as unique a golf course as has e

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The Power of Chi: Buddha’s image casts a benevolent eye on golfers in Pattaya

The first, and most important lesson, for itinerant golfers teeing it up at the latest addition to Pattaya’s golfing firmament—the Chee Chan GC—is not to swear.

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What makes Doha an ideal place for a golf trip

Watching from a distance, specifically a fairway on the back nine of the Doha Golf Club, your motley group of itinerant golfers, shrugs and carries on.

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Over the top: How Tiger Woods scripted his greatest comeback after being written off

Two years after the golfing world had written him off, Tiger Woods scripts his greatest comeback yet.

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Braveheart! Stephen Gallacher’s incredible resurrection is the stuff of lore

The 44-year-old, known for his ball striking with the long irons hit one of the shots of the week on that stretch: a 4-iron from 240 yards out for his second on the par-5 18th that flew over the water and gave him an easy two

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