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Meraj Shah

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Black And White: ‘America’s Son’ speaks candidly about racism

Maybe Tiger Woods will become the champion that America needs to face down its demons

Swing states: Sir Sean Connery and other tales from golf course

Champions are different from winners, and are usually defined not by their wins but how they handle failure

The Trump-owned Turnberry resort on the west coast of Scotland has been out in the cold when it comes to being considered as a venue for the Open Championship.

Turning the corner: Despite cancellations and empty galleries, pro golf is staging a recovery in the pandemic

In the shadow of the unimpeded march of the Coronavirus, the show rolls on, albeit sans spectators, and often with less than full-strength fields.

Sophia Popov

Down and under: Australian Open, PGA Championship get the axe due to Covid-19

Pro golfers rely on the Australian Open, Australian PGA Championship—the biggest official money spinners

Adam Scott will be defending his Australian Open title in 2021

Open and Shut: No one is snickering at radical golf swings anymore

In case you missed watching the US Open that was played at Whistling Woods last month, I’m talking about the two gents who battled it out on the final day and their tremendously powerful, effective, and bizarre-looking golf

US Open Champion Bryson De Chambeau

Grounded at winged foot

The hardest challenge in golf is the fickle nature of the game combined with the four-day format of an event

Thomas Pieters lines up his putt on the fifth green during the second round of the US Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club, New York (Danielle Parhizkaran–USA TODAY Sports)

Drama, at last! A lacklustre season is poised for a thrilling end at the most awaited 2020 Tour Championship

A lacklustre season is poised for a thrilling end at the most awaited 2020 Tour Championship

But, perhaps it was just a trailer; perhaps, the real battle will come tonight, at the final round of season-ending Tour Championship, that will also determine the FedEx Champion.

Off season: It’s no small testament to just how playoffs might redeem a lacklustre year for golf

American Justin Thomas starts the Playoffs ranked number one, followed by rising star Collin Morikawa and Webb Simpson in third position.

Of all these contenders, the one I'm most excited to watch is none other than PGA Champion, Collin Morikawa.

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 change.org 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.

Mc Ilroy, Premier Golf League, Rory Mc Ilroy, Covid-19, weekend golfers, Greg Norman, Brandel Chamblee

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

Game of Life, Margaret Mitchell, Golf, game of golf,  Iyengar

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.com

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.

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