Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

General Jan 22, 2017

Tomooka says young athletes should play different sports

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The term "strength and conditioning" in sports is relatively unknown in Japan, and specialty coaches are often confused with athletic trainers, who are skilled in prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Strength and conditioning is a method of improving your physical athletic ability ...

Golf's Olympic future questioned

More Sports / Golf Aug 3, 2016

Golf's Olympic future questioned

When it was announced in 2009 that golf was to be included in the Olympic program for the first time in more than 100 years, the decision was heralded for bringing one of the world's biggest sports into the Olympic tent. But with many of ...

Matsuyama two shots off lead at Masters

More Sports / Golf Apr 10, 2016

Matsuyama two shots off lead at Masters

A wayward putter cost Hideki Matsuyama two late bogeys in the third round of the Masters on Saturday, but he goes into the final 18 holes in a tie for third, just two strokes behind leader and defending champion Jordan Spieth. "There were very few ...

More Sports / Golf Jan 26, 2016

Spieth aims to improve short game

Jordan Spieth may be sitting proudly at the top of the world rankings but the American believes his short game needs plenty of work before he can regain the mantle of the hottest player in golf. The 22-year-old double major winner finished tied for fifth ...

Jones pulls ahead with three-under 68

More Sports / Golf Nov 27, 2015

Jones pulls ahead with three-under 68

Sydneysider Matt Jones stormed into a three-stroke lead with a three-under-par 68 in the second round of the Australian Open on Friday as reigning champion Jordan Spieth moved into a share of third despite another frustrating day. The American world No. 1 also carded a ...

More Sports / Golf Oct 8, 2015

Matsuyama, Scott beaten in opening foursomes

Hideki Matsuyama and Australian partner Adam Scott tasted defeat Thursday in the opening foursomes at the Presidents Cup. Matsuyama, who struggled with his putting from early in the match, and Scott lost 3&2 to Americans Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes. The U.S. team has a ...