Young guns ready to step up at The Players Series Sydney

Australian golf’s three newest professionals intend to make a strong first impression as they chase a healthy first pay cheque at this week’s The Players Series Sydney presented by Cisco Webex at Bonnie Doon Golf Club.

Familiar names and recent ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia winners are littered throughout the field that also boasts 35 female amateurs and professionals yet for Elvis Smylie, Jack Thompson and Doey Choi it represents the first step in what they each hope will be long and illustrious careers.

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Tiger Woods faces long road to recovery after lengthy surgery to repair injuries

Tiger Woods was injured in a single-car accident on Tuesday in Los Angeles and reports have indicated he has shattered his right leg including a broken tibia, fibula and ankle.

Woods was driving a courtesy car at the time of the accident after hosting The Genesis Invitational tournament at Riviera Golf Club and spending Monday giving golf lessons to actor David Spade and basketballer Dwayne Wade.

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Tiger Woods issues statement after “long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle”

Tiger Woods has issued a statement from his bed after undergoing surgery to repair multiple leg fractures after a car accident.

Tiger Woods has released a statement on Twitter updating the extent of his injuries sustained in the single-car accident and the subsequent surgical procedure.

It reads:

We thank everyone for the overwhelming support and messages during this tough time.

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Golf Australia CEO responds to attack on public golf in The Australian

Golf Australia CEO James Sutherland has responded to the most recent attack on public golf by Nikki Gemmell with an open response of his own, also published in The Australian newspaper.

Sutherlands piece titled “Chip shots at golf, the ‘game for life’, are way off course” has also been published on Golf Australia’s website and it begins:

“There is a contradiction in the recent push to abbreviate the golf facility at Moore Park in inner Sydney to nine holes.

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Tiger Woods suffers multiple leg injuries after car crash in Los Angeles

Tiger Woods has been involved in a single-car accident in Los Angeles sustaining multiple leg injuries.

Early reports from the local fire department indicated that Woods has been pulled out of the car via the “Jaws of Life” and the situation appeared critical.

More recent reports say that Woods was conscious at the scene of the accident, has undergone surgery and his current status is serious but non-life-threatening.

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WPGA Kristalle Blum takes home inaugural Athena Trophy

A brand new, very unique Australia golf tournament has been a success after Kristalle Blum wins The Athena on the Gold Coast.

South Australian Kristalle Blum claimed her first professional victory today at Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club taking out the inaugural “Athena” title.

The Athena, named after the Greek goddess of war strategy and wisdom, is a vibrant symbol of youthful strength and Blum stuck to the script pulling out quality shots under pressure in the quarter-final against Gold Coaster Robyn Choi, the semi-final against local favourite Becky Kay and again in the final against Matsumoto.

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