National: What's New

Kevin Carrigan Balances Sterling Amateur Golf with Career

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

Kevin CarriganAlfie Lau/iG

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.



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.



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.



Poulter Trying to Stop Slide in World Ranking

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 01:35 Wednesday, 12 November 2014 01:32

Ian Poulter

Canadian Press

SHANGHAI, China (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Ian Poulter temporarily stopped a slide that had him pointed in a direction he has not been in nearly a decade.

He has not been out of the top 50 in the world since Sept. 10, 2006.

Poulter lost ground on the leaders with a 72-71 weekend in the HSBC Champions, though it still was good enough to tie for sixth. That allowed him to move up four spots in the world ranking to No. 40 going into the Turkish Airlines Open this week.



Baby Steps for a Golf Country Still in Infancy

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 01:23 Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:50

Li Haotong

Canadian Press

SHANGHAI, China (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The graceful movement was enough to get the full attention of Adam Scott, who knows a good golf swing when he sees one.

Scott only remembers her name as Tina. She was one of several Chinese juniors afforded a chance to play with the pros for one hole on the eve of the HSBC Champions.

And she made quite an impression.



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