articles by V Krishnaswamy

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Pro win puts amateur Avani Prashanth on road to bigger laurels

Nursing ambitions of playing at the highest levels in world golf, Avani, a wonderful striker of the ball and a very good putter, on Friday joined an illustrious band of amateurs to break through with a win on the pro circuit on the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour.

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Glimpses of vintage form but Anirban Lahiri craves consistency after first start of 2021

Anirban Lahiri blazed the middle two rounds of the Sony Open in Hawaii with career-best low rounds in Hawaii as he carded 65 and 64 in the second rounds.

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With his brute power and long hits, Bryson DeChambeau may have changed the way people look at golf

DeChambeau broke everyone's beliefs and concepts with his bulked-up physique and power hitting, and on Sunday after the first few holes, didn’t even give a semblance of a chance to anyone to win his maiden major.

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US Open 2020: Tiger Woods must feed off buddy-cum-rival Justin Thomas to ensure longer stay at Winged Foot

Thomas met Woods for the first time in 2015 at the Players Championship and became friends from there on and it grew as Thomas spent a lot of time when Woods was going through a tough period with his back and other injuries.

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Memories and records, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have a lot to play for at US Open 2020

Mickelson will need to dig deep at 50 and that is going to be tough, but not impossible. He wants to erase painful memories of 2006, when he double bogeyed the 72nd hole and lost by one.

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Golf's fearless new guard poised to upstage long-reigning stalwarts

With Morikawa, Wolff, Hovland, Champ, Im, and Nieman staking their claim, golf's old guard is set to be challenged for supremacy in days to come.

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Tiger Woods to make second start since PGA Tour’s ‘Return to Golf’ as action shifts to San Francisco

A modest T-40 finish at the Memorial Tournament has been Tiger Woods' only start since February.

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Anika Verma, 16, becomes first Indian to tee off at US Women’s Amateur golf

This week Anika became the first Indian woman to tee off at the 125-year-old highly prestigious US Women’s Amateur Championship at the Woodmont Country Club, Rockville in Maryland.

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Rahil Gangjee recalls fond memories of Panasonic Open Japan as 2020 edition of event gets cancelled

Rahil Gangjee's Panasonic Open Japan victory in 2018 holds special memories for him as he ended a 14-year title drought on the Asian Tour.

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Emotional Jon Rahm on the cusp of history; can emulate legendary Seve Ballesteros by reaching World No. 1

The PGA Tour’s re-start with the Charles Schwab saw Rahm miss the cut and then had finishes of T-33 (RBC Heritage), T-37 (Travelers) and T-27 at Workday Charity Open. Now he is leading by four at the Memorial.

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'Return to Golf' complete for PGA Tour only with 'Return of Tiger' but sport is still without fans

By the time Tiger Woods tees up next Thursday at Muirfield Village, the PGA Tour in its re-birth will be five events old. Yet, the excitement that one simple tweet from the 15-time Major winner generated, was amazing.

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PGA Tour: As COVID-19 cases go up, security bubble tightens and Jay Monahan reads out riot act

The first week of PGA’s ‘Return to Golf’ was a big success with no positive tests at Charles Schwab. The trickle started with the RBC Heritage and it has continued. All this prompted a clearly sleepless Jay Monahan to go into a stricter mode.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Nick Watney’s positive test puts PGA Tour's COVID-19 preparations under the radar

Before restarting competitive golf without fans, the PGA Tour seemed to have excellently laid out plans. But then came Watney’s positive test and that raised questions all around and now poses a challenge even bigger than it did before re-starting.

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Destiny’s child CT Pan ready to defend his RBC Heritage title after missing Players Championships

Pan turned pro in 2015 and in 2019 became only the second Taiwanese pro to win on the PGA Tour after TC Chen’s win at the 1987 Los Angeles Open.

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Mic'd up players, quick stops in front of camera: Golf set to reinvent broadcasting in COVID-19 times

While the players will still try to play each hole in the least number of strokes like they have since we have known golf, all else around them will be different, as the action returns to the Colonial for the Charles Schwab Challenge this week.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Sanford Health to help PGA Tour with COVID-19 testing beginning at Charles Schwab Challenge

Sanford Health, designated the Official COVID-19 On-site Testing Provider’ has been a partner as a sponsor of the Sanford International on the PGA Tour Champions

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OWGR points being awarded for events in the US while Europe is not playing unfair, but not an unexpected move

The awarding of Official World Golf Ranking points in US while others are not getting to play, it might sound unfair, but it is actually a no-win situation

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Open stays on course in 2020 calendar; European Tour comes up with modest schedule

Though Keith Pelley, CEO of the European Tour, did not reveal any dates – he released dates only for the initial UK swing of six events and four Rolex events - the Hero Indian Open could come onto the calendar sometime in late October-early November.

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Waiting for PGA Tour to start, Thai golfer Jazz Janewattananond finds home at Daniel Chopra’s US house amid COVID-19 lockdown

Even as Jazz waits it out for the lockdown to end and the PGA Tour to resume, he has been staying with Chopra, his wife, Samantha and their two children, Coco and Casper.

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SSP Chawrasia, Arjun Atwal among golfers planning help for Cyclone Amphan-hit caddies in Kolkata’s golf courses

Top professionals, who have grown up playing at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club and the nearby Tollygunge, are extrememely sad and devastated at the destruction, which also puts back the resumption of golf in Kolkata.