PHUKET: This week on the PGA tour saw the Tour Championship and the finals of the Fed Ex Cup played at the East Lake golf course in Atlanta, Georgia. The course was in immaculate condition and the greens were similar to those at the Lakes golf course at Blue Canyon in Phuket, with subtle breaks, which make it difficult to read the first time. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods were leading the Fed Ex reset points from last week, giving them the best chance to win. Jim Furyk was the first to show his colors in the front nine on the second day with an outstanding 29, shooting 64 for the day and 7-under for the tournament. Justin Rose 66, 68 was 6-under and one shot behind. The third round is moving day. Brandt Snedeker shot himself into contention matching Furyk’s 64 from the previous day to lead with Justin Rose, who was on 8-under-par; McIlroy, despite driving poorly off the tee, was hanging in there at 5-under, with Woods one back. In the last round, the first six holes seemed to … [Read more...] about Phuket Sports: Fed Ex Cup; Golf tip of the week
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LONDON (AFP) - Global sport is facing the "mother of all wake-up calls" as it emerges from the coronavirus lockdown, with uncertainty over what the landscape for participants and sponsors will look like. Former head of Olympic marketing Michael Payne believes that although "it will be very painful pulling through it", sport will nevertheless emerge "healthier and stronger". While a leading advertising industry figure warns it will be "nip and tuck" for the organisers of the rearranged Euro 2021 football championship and the Tokyo Olympics, former Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has told AFP the ordinary fan will just be glad to have the diversion of live sport again. Apart from a few exceptions - the sideshows of football in Belarus or horse racing in Hong Kong and Australia - sport has been at a standstill since mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe, claiming more than 370,000 lives. Only now is it edging back to action. Payne, who was widely credited … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What future for sport and sponsors after the lockdown?
Ousted former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has abandoned his comeback attempt to lead the party. Six hours after the Star posted a story about his apparent involvement in a Tory candidate nomination that is being investigated by Hamilton police, Brown announced Monday afternoon he was giving up his campaign for the PC helm. “I simply cannot run a provincial party leadership campaign … while at the same time continuing my fight to prove that the allegations are lies. You simply cannot shoot on two nets at the same time,” he said. Read more: Opinion | Martin Regg Cohn: How Patrick Brown’s childish premier fantasies can still come true Patrick Brown’s girlfriend says it’s ‘wrong how media has treated him’ Patrick Brown says he’s suing CTV over sexual misconduct allegations That was a reference to the Jan. 24 CTV News report about two women who alleged sexual misconduct by Brown when they were 19 years old and he was a Conservative MP. In a … [Read more...] about Patrick Brown quits Ontario PC leadership race