Spieth grinds out victory over Ikeda

More Sports / Golf Mar 24, 2017

Spieth grinds out victory over Ikeda

With a big lead on the back nine, Jordan Spieth put the ball in water again. Gulp. This time, there was no collapse, just a grind-it-out "must win" to beat Yuta Ikeda in Thursday's second round at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in gusty wind that ...

Tanihara stuns Spieth in WGC Match Play

More Sports / Golf Mar 23, 2017

Tanihara stuns Spieth in WGC Match Play

Debutant Hideto Tanihara, currently 60th in the world rankings, defeated American world No. 6 Jordan Spieth 4 and 2 on the first day of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on Wednesday. While Tanihara secured a point for the win, compatriots Hideki Matsuyama and ...

Spieth cruises to easy four-shot win

More Sports / Golf Feb 13, 2017

Spieth cruises to easy four-shot win

Jordan Spieth soaked up every step of scenery on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, one of the prettiest places in golf and even more spectacular on a Sunday when the only work left is to hoist the crystal trophy. All that was missing from ...

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 ...

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

More Sports / Golf Jul 16, 2016

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn't need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and already had stretched his lead. Henrik Stenson opened the curtains at his house expecting to see rain coming down sideways and was pleasantly ...

Spieth wins in Texas for first time on PGA Tour

More Sports / Golf May 30, 2016

Spieth wins in Texas for first time on PGA Tour

Jordan Spieth found the perfect cure for his Masters misery. With an impressive back nine at Colonial, Spieth won at home in Texas for the first time on the PGA Tour. He had three consecutive birdies after making the turn, and three more in a ...