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Shugo Imahira receives special invitation to Masters

More Sports / Golf Jan 9, 2019

Shugo Imahira receives special invitation to Masters

Shugo Imahira, last year's Japan Golf Tour leading money winner, has accepted a special invitation to play in this year's Masters tournament, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said Tuesday. The 26-year-old from suburban Tokyo will make his Masters debut after missing the cut in all ...

Padraig Harrington named Europe captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

More Sports / Golf Jan 8, 2019

Padraig Harrington named Europe captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

Padraig Harrington has been chosen as captain of the Europe team for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The appointment of Harrington was announced by the European Tour at its headquarters at Wentworth on Tuesday. The 47-year-old Irishman has served as vice captain for the ...

Zozo set to host PGA Tour event in Japan

More Sports / Golf Nov 20, 2018

Zozo set to host PGA Tour event in Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan will host its first-ever PGA Tour event starting next year with one of the fastest growing online business companies in the nation as the tourney's title sponsor, organizers announced on Tuesday. The event will be called the Zozo Championship. The North American premier golf ...

Nasa Hataoka slips to tie for 13th with 4-over 76

More Sports / Golf Nov 17, 2018

Nasa Hataoka slips to tie for 13th with 4-over 76

Nasa Hataoka shot a 4-over-par 76 and dropped into a seven-way tie for 13th after Friday's second round of the CME Group Tour Championship, the LPGA's season-ending event. Despite starting the day in second place, one shot behind first-day leader Amy Olson, Hataoka struggled to ...