World No. 3 Luke Donald and past Major winners Padraig Harrington and Charl Schwartzel will look to fine-tune their games for the coming Masters during this week’s Maybank Malaysian Open.
The trio head the field for the tournament starting Thursday at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, which has a prize purse of $2.75 million. Great Britain's Do­nald who was world No. 1 until Northern Ireland’s Rory McI­lroy took over last year, is gunning for his eighth European Tour win in Kuala Lumpur. He is yet to win a major.
Chinese prodigy to smash age record
BEIJING: Twelve-year-old Chinese golf prodigy Ye Wocheng ensured he will smash the record for youngest player at a European Tour event when he came through a qualifying tournament on Wednesday.
The Dongguan schoolboy was able to card a triple-bogey eight and still finish third with a two-day score of two-under-par 142 at Chengdu’s Wolong Valley Co­u­ntry Club, punching his ticket to the Volvo China Open in May.
Vani in lead after Smriti pulls out
Panchkula: Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor grabbed the top spot after the second round of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Panchkula Golf Club here Wednesday after overnight leaders Smriti Mehra and Rani Sonti were suspended from the next event. Reacting to their suspension both withdrew from the ongoing tournament.
McLaren apologises to Red Bull
KUALA LUMPUR: McLaren has apologized for a software-related issue on an engine control unit it supplies to Formula One teams and which contributed to Red Bull driver Mark Web­ber's poor start at the Australian Grand Prix. McLaren said on Wednesday that the “electronic units themselves ran without incident in Melbourne” but that a software glitch resulted in Webber’s “garage data system having to be re-started during the formation lap.”