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Spice of Life: From loathing to loving golf, life on the fairway

They may grumble and groan, but deep down, golfers wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, where else can you experience the full spectrum of human emotions in the span of a few hours, all while chasing a little white ball around a meticulously manicured patch of grass?

Golf seems to possess a unique ability to reveal the inner workings of one’s psyche. It’s a game that can turn even the most composed individuals into quivering masses of self-doubt and frustration. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 07:44 AM IST
ByDr Narinder Arora

J&K Open returns for third edition; field to feature Udayan Mane, Rashid Khan

The total prize purse for the event has been enhanced to Rs. 50 lakh this year. The Pro-Am event will be held on October 8.

The tournament is supported by Presenting Partners J&K Tourism as well as Host Venue Jammu Tawi Golf Course.
Published on Sep 18, 2023 08:12 PM IST

Who is Brian Harman? The Open winner who shares uncanny resemblance with Ponting

American golfer has been center of social media banter in cricketing circles, with many pointing out the similarities between him and Ricky Ponting.

The official Twitter handle of The Open championship shared a collage of Ricky Ponting and Brian Harman to point out the similarities.
Published on Jul 24, 2023 03:04 PM IST

The Open: Shubhankar T9 after Round 3

Another fighting effort saw India’s only contender shoot 1-under par 70 to be 4-under for the tournament. He was T-9 with American Brian Harman the clear leader

India's Shubhankar Sharma tees off on the 8th hole during the third round.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 23, 2023 12:46 AM IST
ByJoy Chakravarty, Hoylake

Shubhankar scrambles into contention

An even par round of 71 for Shubhankar Sharma on a tough day ensures he will be in the mix heading into the weekend

India's Shubhankar Sharma looks at the lie of his putt on the 18th green, he made a birdie putt, during the second day of the British Open Golf Championships at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake.(AP)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 07:34 PM IST
ByJoy Chakravarty, Hoylake

The Open: Lamprecht races into the lead

The 22-year-old was later joined by local favourite Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the leaderboard, and their position was rarely threatened

South Africa's Christo Lamprecht lines up a putt on the 18th green during the first round.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 12:05 AM IST
ByJoy Chakravarty, Hoylake

PGA Tour, LIV Golf and DP World Tour announce stunning merger

The deal will exchange acrimony for cooperative growth between the top two golf tours and the Saudi-funded series launched last year

Image used for representational purpose(AP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 09:59 PM IST
ByJoy Chakravarty, Dubai

Watch: When 2023 PGA Champion Brooks Koepka rode an autorickshaw in India

With his fifth major title win, he became only the 20th male player to get the honour.

Brooks Koepka celebrates after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club.(USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con)
Published on May 22, 2023 06:31 PM IST
ByAdarsh Kumar Gupta

Pranavi eyes Asian Games glory, sets sight on LPGA

The Hindustan Times sat with Indian golfer Pranavi Urs, who recently qualified for the Asian Games.

Pranavi Urs(WGAI)
Published on May 07, 2023 01:22 PM IST

‘Strong’ bug joins game of golf, pushes ball twice its size

A clip shared on Instagram shows a bug pushing golf ball, which is twice its size. Since being shared, many people have reacted to it.

Bug pushes golf ball.(YouTube/@Golf Channel)
Published on May 05, 2023 11:58 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

The end of an error: Bouncing back from a divorce

Getting divorced in your 30s can be daunting, but if you’ve made up your mind, here are tips from people who’ve been there

In Wild (2014), based on the life of writer Cheryl Strayed, Reese Witherspoon hikes solo for 1,770 km to process her divorce. Blocking your ex works too. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 07:29 PM IST
ByUrvee Modwel

Get to know... Shiv Kapur

Golf professional, winner of 2002 Asian Games gold medal, hopes more women take up golf, starts day with Metallica, craves butter chicken and dislikes tardiness

Shiv Kapur says he won’t leave his house without his daughter.
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 07:15 PM IST

Golf: Anirban Lahiri finishes tied second in Vietnam Intl Series

An eight-under par 64 final round almost took the Indian golfer into at least a play-off but Kieran Vincent birdied the final hole for a one-short win.

Anirban Lahiri (AP)
Published on Apr 16, 2023 09:07 PM IST
ByJoy Chakravarty

Jon Rahm: Shaky start to statement win at the Augusta Masters

He became only the fourth Spaniard to wear the Green Jacket after reeling in 4-time major winner Brooks Koepka to win the championship by four shots on Sunday

Spain's Jon Rahm celebrates with his green jacket and the trophy after winning The Masters.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 10, 2023 09:40 PM IST
ByJoy Chakravarty, Augusta

Sahith Theegala: Charming a snarling Augusta

The 25-year-old US golfer of Indian origin, is putting on a full show of creativity at the Augusta Masters this week, on a course made by rain and wind.

Sahith Theegala(Instagram)
Published on Apr 10, 2023 12:07 AM IST
ByJoy Chakravarty

Scheffler eyes a “special” Masters club, McIllroy chases his first

The American world No 1, in red-hot form, can join Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo, the only players to win two straight Masters.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 05: Scottie Scheffler of the United States reacts to his hole-in-one on the ninth green during the Par 3 contest prior to the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 05, 2023 in Augusta, Georgia.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Apr 06, 2023 01:18 AM IST
ByJoy Chakravarty, Augusta

Tabuena pips Rashid by one shot for DGC title

The Filipino carded a bogey-free final round of 7-under 65 to pip India’s Rasheed Khan by one shot and win the $750,000 DGC Open tournament.

Miguel Tabuena(Twitter)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 09:26 PM IST

DGC Open: Rashid Khan sizzles on wet day, opens 3-shot lead

Two-time Asian Tour winner excels in cold and wet conditions at the Delhi Golf Course to take a three-shot lead heading into the final round on Sunday

A steady downpour and swirling winds altered course conditions drastically after two benign days(DGC Open)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 08:03 PM IST

Gaganjeet Bhullar leads Indian charge at DGC Open golf

The 10-time winner on the Asian Tour leads a sizeable Indian contingent in the $750,000 tournament being played at the Delhi Golf Club course from Thursday.

Gaganjeet Bhullar (Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 09:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Tricky course awaits Asia's best

Windy conditions and a firm course are likely to test the field as the second edition of $750,000 DGC Open gets underway on Thursday

The course, redone by Gary Player, hosted the inaugural DGC Open last year
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Tiger Woods faces $30 mn lawsuit from ex-girlfriend over domestic dispute, NDA

A domestic dispute between Tiger Woods and his former girlfriend has spilled into court in Florida after he broke up with her in October

Tiger Woods, right, with his daughter Sam Alexis Woods, left, and his girlfriend Erica Herman, center,(AP)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 12:16 PM IST
Edited by Paurush Omar

Siem ends an almost nine-year wait, win Indian Open golf

The 42-year-old won by one shot for his first victory on the European Tour since 2014, after a final day battle in the Hero Indian Open with fellow German and overnight leader Yannik Paul

Marcel Siem won the Indian Open.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 10:23 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Ahlawat T4, Germany’s Paul continues to lead in Indian Open golf

Yannik Paul retained the lead, one shot ahead of compatriot Marcel Siem after the third round while India’s Veer Ahlawat was tied fourth and six shots off the lead in the Hero Indian Open

Golfer Yannik Paul in action.(PTI)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 10:57 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Who is Justin Suh, surprise leader at Honda Classic 2023

Justin Suh surprised people after leading the 2023 Honda Classic, which is underway at the PGA National Members Club from February 23 to February 26

Justin Suh of the United States hits his third shot on the 18th hole during the second round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort And Spa.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 06:00 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

'Hungrier' Yuvraj eyes European card

Golfer eyes strong showing in European Q-School (qualification school) that will send him straight into the DP World Tour next year

Yuvraj Singh Sandhu in action.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 11:26 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Angad Cheema holds firm on tough day

Angad Cheema braved swirling wind to jump to T2 as Yannik Paul maintains solo lead

Angad Cheema managed to tame the course for a second consecutive day, moving up from tied fourth to tied second(Twitter)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 10:53 PM IST

Avani, India shine at Queen Sirikit Cup

The 16-year-old became the first Indian to win the competition and that holds her in good stead for the coming year.

Avani Prashanth(Instagram)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 10:07 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

From football fields to hallowed greens, Honey chases father's dream

The 26-year-old led for the better part of the day before Yannik Paul takes top spot on the opening day of Hero Indian Open

Honey Baisoya was in good form on the opening day.(PTI)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 11:06 PM IST

Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar to feature in Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco

Aditi, who got into the field after winning last week, will have compatriot Diksha Dagar for company. Diksha will be looking to compensate for last week's missed cut in Kenya.

Aditi Ashok, of India, (AP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2023 09:44 PM IST

Mumbai to host golf event to raise funds for building energy efficient homes

The past three editions of the charity golf tournament have witnessed participation from prominent personalities like West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara, India’s prominent golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapoor, Rashid Khan, Chiragh Kumar and former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar to name a few.

West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara in action at Charity Golf Tournament.(File Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 07:33 PM IST
By, Mumbai
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