Rasmus Hojgaard eagled the third extra hole to win his maiden European Tour title following a three-man play-off at the Mauritius Open. Final Leaderboard AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open The 18-year-old Dane, playing in just his fifth event on the European Tour, edged out fellow rookie Antoine Rozner at the 572-yard par-five 18th at the Heritage Golf Club.Italian Renato Paratore was earlier knocked out at the first extra hole as he found water with his second shot to the green, after the trio all finished on 19-under-par in regulation play.Hojgaard, who turned professional at the start of the year, missed an eagle putt to seal victory on the first extra trip down the 18th, as Rozner produced an excellent up-and-down from the greenside bunker to make a birdie to extend play further. … [Read more...] about Mauritius Open: Rasmus Hojgaard wins maiden European Tour title after three-man play-off
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Dec 6, 2019ESPNcricinfo staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAll the world's cricketers walked into a bar. The LOLs, the chatter, and the occasional mini-brawls, they were endless. And the news cycle was never the same again! Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's Social Buzz, your go-to destination for all the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond.December 8So... this happened... "Hardus Viljoen isn't playing, he's lying in bed with my sister, they got married yesterday, so..."@faf1307! @MSL_T20) pic.twitter.com/9rLA3sHfaI— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 8, 2019Shouldn't surprise anyone though. Faf du Plessis has a habit of embarrassing his fast bowlers on live television.December 6It's Bumrah, baby!Former Pakistan allrounder Abdul Razzaq's comments referring to Jasprit Bumrah as a "baby bowler" in an interview didn't go down well with many Indian fans and former players, who criticised Razzaq for saying that … [Read more...] about The Buzz: TMI, Faf du Plessis!
The first season of the annual 'AVT Champions Tour Golf' will see the commencement of the third leg of the tour at the 'Par 726700 yards course' of the Oxford Golf Resort here on September 19-20. According to a media release, the 'AVT Champions Tour' holds the unique distinction of being the only golf tour catering to 50-year-old or above senior golfers in India. The first leg in Delhi NCR was hosted in March followed by the second round in Bengaluru in June with the final leg scheduled for Kolkata in January. Star senior golfers who would be vying for top honours in the tournament include Dev, former Asian Games double gold- medallist Lakshman Singh, ex-Asian Games gold medallist and winner of the first leg of the AVT Champions Tour Rishi Narain. Kapil Dev (60), who led the Indian cricket team to the 1983 World Cup triumph, took up golf after retirement. The field will also feature All India Senior Golf Champions Gangesh Khaitan along with Vijay Kumar and former India international … [Read more...] about Kapil Dev to star in Champions Golf tournament in Pune
A quick glance at the club's top-flight record outside Old Trafford since a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace on February 27 shows four defeats, three draws and zero victories. Their homesickness would be of less concern were results gained with any ease in Manchester but cannot be overlooked if the top four is to be a realistic aim. Ahead of Sunday's excursion to struggling Newcastle United, where Solskjaer's men have an ideal opportunity to stop the rot, we analyse the Opta data behind United's wretched run on the road. TRAILING ALL BUT SPURS IN PAST SEVEN United have been involved in seven Premier League away games since that win at Selhurst Park and secured a paltry three points, at an average of 0.43 per game. For context, that figure is inferior to the 0.50 points embattled Watford have averaged in the same period. In fact, among the 17 teams to have taken part in the Premier League this season and last, it is better than only Tottenham's woeful return of 0.29 points per game. Where … [Read more...] about Talking Point: Manchester United’s miserable Premier League away form
Vidarbha is only the 6th team in Ranji Trophy history to have defended the title. © PTI Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara will be looking for some serious game time while wayward talent Prithvi Shaw will aim for redemption in what promises to be an eventful three months of Ranji Trophy starting Monday. The 41-year-old Wasim Jaffer also gears up to roll back years and make yet another impact in the tournament. With them will be the hundreds of young talent, who will certainly figure out their motivation and purpose during the marathon tournament that will have a record 38 teams including new entrant Chandigarh. The national first-class championship is BCCI's most high-profile domestic tournament and the months of December and January could be very eventful for India's Test and 'A' team regulars while 'Men in Blue' under Virat Kohli remain engaged in their white-ball battles against West Indies, Sri Lanka and Australia. With India playing two Tests against New Zealand, … [Read more...] about Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha Eye 3rd Title As 86th Edition Begins On December 9