National: What's New

Jimenez Takes Early Lead at Turkish Airlines Open

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 18:48 Thursday, 13 November 2014 18:44

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BELEK, Turkey (AP) — Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez upstaged his younger rivals to take a one shot lead after shooting a 9-under 63 on the opening day of the Turkish Airlines Open.

Jimenez, 50 eagled his opening hole and then managed seven birdies in an 11-hole stretch starting on the fourth to fall one shot shy of equaling the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course record.

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Top Hotel Teams Up with Scotland’s Golf Champion

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 03:05 Thursday, 13 November 2014 03:02

altOne of Scotland's brightest golfing stars has rounded off a sensational year by teaming up with the country's top golf hotel in a landmark sponsorship deal. Chris Robb, who won this year's Scottish Amateur Championship, will use Meldrum House Country Hotel as his training base and will display the resort's distinctive brand on this bag as he embarks on his professional career.

The 23 year old's impressive win this summer - his third successive ranking victory - propelled him towards the top of the national rankings table and also netted him an honoury membership at Meldrum House. The sponsorship deal with the award-winning resort has completed a phenomenal year for the Banchory man and set him up for his move into professional golf.

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Kevin Carrigan Balances Sterling Amateur Golf with Career

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 02:14 Thursday, 13 November 2014 01:56

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By day, Kevin Carrigan is a mild-mannered full-time financial planner with Investors Group in Victoria.

But get him out on the golf course and he's the sixth-ranked amateur in Canada and 334th in the world, according to Golf Canada's most recent amateur rankings.

Carrigan is different from most of the amateurs on this list because while many of them are younger and playing college golf, Carrigan has to fit his competitive golf in between business meetings and obligations.

Not bad for the Royal Colwood club champion who has to use most of his vacation time to play in worldwide golf tournaments.

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Rio 2016 Looking for 8,000 Volunteers with Language Skills to be ‘Voice of the Games’

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 01:00 Thursday, 13 November 2014 00:57

altDo you know how to say "Welcome to Rio" in Urdu? Or "Let me show you to your seat" in Hungarian. Or "Don't forget your running spikes" in Swahili? If so, you may be perfect for a special squad of volunteers who will work at the Rio 2016 Games: the protocol and languages team.

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Mickelson to Serve as Assistant at Arizona State University

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 01:39 Wednesday, 12 November 2014 01:36

altPhil Mickelson has added coaching to his World Golf Hall of Fame resume, according to a report in GolfWeek.

Mickelson is serving as an interim assistant at Arizona State, where he won three NCAA individual titles and 16 tournaments from 1988-92. Mickelson's younger brother Tim is the head coach of the Sun Devils.

But don't expect Mickelson to quit his day job any time soon. The five-time major champion will continue to play the PGA TOUR.

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