Woods sets Presidents Cup record, Americans make their move

first_img 8 months ago Late fightback keeps Tiger Woods’ US in hunt at Presidents Cup COMMENT LIVE TV 8 months ago Woods sits as International expands Presidents Cup lead WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News First Published: 15th December, 2019 11:10 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most victories and set the tone for his U.S. team Sunday at Royal Melbourne. Woods seized control around the turn against Abraham Ancer and won, 3 and 2, in the first of 12 singles matches. The Americans need to win singles for the first time in 10 years to overcome a two-point deficit against the International team.Woods went 3-0 for the week as the first playing captain since Hale Irwin at the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994. His singles victory was his 27th in nine appearances, breaking the record Phil Mickelson had set in 12 events. The idea was to get American red on the board quickly, and Woods did his part. The rest of the team was following the script, building early leads in five other matches. The Internationals were trying to win for the second time. Their only other victory was at Royal Melbourne in 1998.Ancer, one of seven rookies on the International team, three times answered when Woods the lead. Woods, however, took over with a par on No. 9 and a birdie on the 10th. Ancer was still only 1 down through 13 holes when he three-putted from long range for bogey on the 14th. Woods closed him out with a 20-foot birdie on the 16th hole, turning to remove his cap and shake hands with Ancer before the ball dropped into the cup. Written By 8 months ago Did Khloe Kardashian shade Jordyn Woods over her lie detector revelation? Details inside Last Updated: 15th December, 2019 11:10 IST Woods Sets Presidents Cup Record, Americans Make Their Move Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most victories and set the tone for his U.S. team Sunday at Royal Melbourne. Woods seized control around the turn against Abraham Ancer and won, 3 and 2, in the first of 12 singles matches.last_img read more

Gov’t explains Accra Stadium renovation delay

first_imgNational Sports Authority boss Robert Sarfo Mensah has explained why renovation works on the Accra Sports Stadium have delayed. There are concerns about the safety of the edifice, which has seen no facelift since its refurbishment for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.Although last year, Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, after touring the facility, promised that massive renovation works would have started last June – and despite some sections being closed down – nothing was done.But Sarfo Mensah tells Joy Sports, the delay has been due to government following the necessary procedures to get the stadium back in shape.‘’….awarding the contract for the renovation goes through a process, this government campaigned against sole sourcing, so we are more concerned about value for money processes.””In awarding the renovation contract to the right contractor to undertake we need to go through the procurement process and it goes through certain stages. We are now in the final stage, waiting for approval from the procurement authority and Minister of State for procurement and I believe that in no time we are going to have it. As soon as we get the contract, the contractor will begin works.’’  He added that the facility will be in good shape before the start of 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in November. Ghana will be hosting the competition for the first time and the Accra Stadium has been chosen as one of two venues (Cape Coast Stadium being the other) to host matches.However, CAF after its inspection made it clear that the facility needs a major facelift.last_img read more