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Tiger Woods to begin year at Torrey Pines again

More Sports / Golf Jan 17, 2019

Tiger Woods to begin year at Torrey Pines again

Tiger Woods is starting another year at Torrey Pines, this time with higher expectations. Woods announced Wednesday that he will play in the Farmers Insurance Open next week. He has won the tournament seven times, and Torrey Pines is where he won the U.S. Open ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nasa Hataoka climbs to No. 7 in world rankings

More Sports / Golf Nov 6, 2018

Nasa Hataoka climbs to No. 7 in world rankings

Toto Japan Classic winner Nasa Hataoka jumped from 16th to seventh in the latest LPGA rankings announced on Monday. The 19-year-old, who claimed the title on Sunday in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, cracked the top 10 for the first time in her career. Hataoka has two wins ...

Nasa Hataoka takes second LPGA trophy of 2018

More Sports / Golf Nov 4, 2018

Nasa Hataoka takes second LPGA trophy of 2018

Teenager Nasa Hataoka shot a dazzling five-under 67 to win the Japan Classic by two strokes on Sunday, her second LPGA Tour triumph this season. Hataoka became the first home player in seven years to win the Japan title, firing seven birdies and two bogies ...