• 1

Lydia Ko becomes golf's youngest world number one at the age of 17

_80705010_ko_getty.jpg (624×351)


South Korea-born New Zealander Lydia Ko became the youngest world number one in golf history by reaching the top of the women's rankings aged 17.

Ko secured the number one ranking by finishing in a tie for second at the LPGA Coates Championship in Florida.

She eclipses Tiger Woods, who was 21 when he became men's world number one in 1997.

Read more: Lydia Ko becomes golf's youngest world number one at the age of 17

Rory McIlroy coasts to three-shot Dubai Desert Classic triumph

_80708143_rorysunday.jpg (624×351)


Rory McIlroy coasted to a three-shot victory at the Dubai Desert Classic and was never seriously challenged on the final day in the Emirates.

Four ahead overnight, the Northern Irishman, 25, did not need to repeat his first three days' brilliance as a two-under 70 left him on 22 under.

His nearest overnight challenger Morten Orum Madsen triple-bogeyed the first as Sweden's Alex Noren (65) took second.

Read more: Rory McIlroy coasts to three-shot Dubai Desert Classic triumph

Tiger Woods hits worst round of his pro career at Phoenix Open

_80690540_tiger2_reuters.jpg (624×351)


Tiger Woods recorded the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The 39-year-old former world number one was playing in his first PGA Tour event of the season.

After also struggling on day one in Arizona, carding a 73, he was left in 132nd place in a field of 132 and certain to miss the cut.

Read more: Tiger Woods hits worst round of his pro career at Phoenix Open

Abu Dhabi Championship: Gary Stal beats Martin Kaymer to title

_80347894_gary_stal_trophy_getty.jpg (464×261)



World number 357 Gary Stal claimed his first European Tour title following an astonishing collapse by Martin Kaymer at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

US Open champion Kaymer began six shots ahead and that soon extended to 10.

But after 47 holes without a dropped shot - a bogey then double and triple bogeys saw his lead gone by the 13th.

Read more: Abu Dhabi Championship: Gary Stal beats Martin Kaymer to title

Rory McIlroy hits first hole-in-one and is two adrift in Abu Dhabi

_80318873_rory_mcilroy_ace_index_getty.jpg (464×261)


World number one Rory McIlroy recorded his first professional hole-in-one and is only two shots off the lead after day two of the Abu Dhabi Championship.

The 25-year-old's towering nine-iron at the 177-yard 15th pitched a foot from the flag before trickling in, and he birdied the last to finish on 11 under.

Leader Martin Kaymer did not drop a shot in adding a 67 to his opening 64.

Read more: Rory McIlroy hits first hole-in-one and is two adrift in Abu Dhabi


Related Articles