Sport Golf

Wednesday 13 November 2019

European/Asian tour

Tournament EurAsia Cup, Glenmarie G & CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Course length 7,004 yards (Par 72)

Purse $4m (Winner: $300,000 per man)

Champion Inaugural event

Course note This mildly-undulating parkland course opened in 1993 and, as its name (The Garden) suggests, it’s a gentle resort course, rich with flora, royal palms, coconut palms and frangipani trees. Water’s in play on four holes. KL weather’s been bone dry for four weeks but, from today, afternoon thunderstorms are expected

Irish in action Graeme McDowell (paired with Jamie Donaldson today against Korea’s Hyung-sung Kim and Nicholas Fung of Malaysia)

Betting 2/5 Europe, 3/1 Asia, 10/1 Draw, Top points scorer: 7/1 G McDowell, 8/1 J Donaldson, 10/1 T Jaidee, V Dubuisson, K Aphibarnrat, 12/1 J Luiten

Selection Europe


USPGA tour

Tournament Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Course length 7,522 yards (Par 72)

Purse $6.2m (Winner: $1.116m)

Champion Martin Laird (-14)

Course note Designed in 2009 by Greg Norman with Sergio Garcia, the AT&T Oaks Course is one of two at the private TPC San Antonio resort. It runs through gently rolling countryside, balancing narrow, oak-lined holes with those featuring wide-open fairways. Bermuda grasses predominate and wind can be a factor

Irish in action Padraig Harrington (tied 10th last year, 68 73 70 70, -7)

Betting 16/1 P Mickelson, 18/1 Z Johnson, 20/1 J Walker, J Spieth, M Kuchar, 22/1 R Palmer, 25/1 J Furyk. Others: 30/1 J Kokrak, 35/1 B Horschel, 50/1 C Hadley,  66/1 E Els, 100/1 P Harrington

Selection Matt Kuchar. NB: Jimmy Walker. EW: Ernie Els

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