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18 November 2018 8:46 AM Papadatos rebounds from four-putt to earn Royal Portrush dream start

Four isn’t an ugly number in golf, except on the green. For Dimi Papadatos, the four putts he took at the 14th hole at The Lakes on Sunday could have derailed not one but two major golfing dreams. It crushed what little chance he had of chasing down runaway winner Abraham Ancer. But little did Papadatos know, his response would lead him to Royal Portrush 65

17 November 2018 8:08 AM Canberra's Brendan Jones partners up for Japanese feeding frenzy

Jones had just bogeyed the sixth with a three-putt, but an eagle on the very next hole kick started his climb up the leaderboard as Imahira also embarked on a hot streak. The Canberran had three birdies on the back nine and then finished off with another eagle on the 18th hole. "I played with a young guy up here, Shugo Imahira, who's leading the money 67

17 November 2018 3:31 AM Ball sits on edge of cup for 35 seconds ... and goes in

He was originally credited with a birdie, but an on-course rules official later told McLeod of the one-stroke penalty on the next hole. Tournament director Trevor Herden will discuss the issue with McLeod after the round and determine whether the penalty stands. The 24-year-old broke through for his first professional win last week at the NSW Open and fleetingly 66

15 November 2018 8:42 AM 'Legs like jelly': Davis' Open defence stalls after nervous start

"I was trying really hard, probably a little bit too hard. I was a little bit nervous obviously. As soon as I heard my name on the first tee the legs were a little bit like jelly and I tried a little too hard probably. "I was fine up until that point and it's something I need to get used to I guess. Other than that start I played a pretty good round 30

14 November 2018 5:32 AM Defending Open champion Cameron Davis better prepared than last year

"It wasn't that difficult a decision, but what I would be missing out on is another opportunity to potentially win a golf tournament on the PGA Tour which would cement everything, or do really well and move yourself a long way up there," Davis said of his decision to return home. "So missing any event is a relatively big deal, but for this tournament 33

12 November 2018 12:29 PM Allenby plans to honour Lyle's memory with tournament in his name

"It's really early days and [Ogilvy and I] are going to sit down in a couple of weeks at the Australian PGA," said Allenby, who spoke at a public memorial service for Lyle in September. "We'd like a tournament in Melbourne and to get a Jarrod Lyle Invitational going. That's something that [Ogilvy] and I have spoken about. "We'll get some ideas down and obviously 36

31 October 2018 1:53 AM Brendan Jones notches 1 billion yen as Canberra duo start golf summer

"I gave it a bit of a shake [in Perth], but just didn't putt well. That put me just a bit too far behind, but I gave it all I had." Millar has spent part of the year playing in Europe, moving between Sweden, the Czech Republic and Denmark before returning for Australian Pro-Ams and the bigger events. "I struggled a bit this year being away from family 18

16 October 2018 10:19 AM No average Joe: Cameron Smith on course for a sizzling summer

For someone with such an extraordinary talent on the golf course, Cameron Smith couldn't have more ordinary pursuits when he gets the rare chance to put down the clubs. He likes to wash his cars, he says, and has developed a liking to tend to his lawn in Jacksonville, Florida. The 25-year-old does hail from Brisbane, where you can literally watch the grass 20

11 October 2018 8:17 AM Canberra golfer Brendan Jones leading Japan Open

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is joint leader of the Japan Open after the opening day at the Yokohama Country Club on Thursday. Jones shot an opening round 64 to sit seven-under the card and in the lead alongside Young-Han Song and Hiroyuki Fujita. Fellow Australian Adam Scott was three shots further back in tied-11th going into the second round 30

27 September 2018 7:47 AM Jarrod Lyle farewelled at Torquay memorial service

Family, friends and colleagues from the golf industry farewelled professional golfer Jarrod Lyle at a memorial service in Torquay on Thursday. Lyle, who died in August aged 36, was remembered as a courageous man who fought cancer three times from the age of 17, always with a smile and a joke. The service was held at The Sands resort, close to where Lyle and his wife Briony 19