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Topic - South Africa
Ernie Els is considering cutting his golf schedule even more to spend time with his family, saying life on the road after 25 seasons as a pro is getting "tougher and tougher."
Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa who’s been fighting complications from a lung infection for the past six months, is on his “deathbed,” family members said Wednesday.
Joost Luiten better hope his decision to hit one shot at the BMW Masters doesn't keep him out of that other "Masters."
John Daly will play in the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship this week as he comes back from elbow surgery.
Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing, who died Sunday at age 94, arrived in England in 1949 with the manuscript of a novel called "The Grass is Singing." It's about a lonely white woman living on an isolated African farm who falls in love with her black servant. It became an instant best-seller in England. Not so in South Africa or southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where it was set and where she had grown up. It was banned because she had attacked the social and racial status quo. That was typical of her. She was what the English call a stirrer: ready to mix things up — in the interests of reform, yes, but more importantly, to ferret out the hidden or revelatory. Having stirred once, she was ever ready to stir and stir again so she could experience new ideas and see where they led.
Actor and comedian Russell Brand twice was denied entry into South Africa on Friday, causing him to cancel four stand-up shows in Johannesburg for his Messiah Complex World Tour.
Police used tear gas to disperse rock-throwing fans outside the stadium before the African Champions League final Sunday, an outburst that has heightened fears for an upcoming World Cup playoff between Egypt and Ghana.
Tiger Woods bogeyed his last hole to finish the rain-delayed first round at 2-under 70 in the Turkish Open on Friday, leaving him six shots behind leaders Henrik Stenson, Darren Fichardt and Thomas Bjorn.
Former President Jimmy Carter said he very nearly came to blows with the ex-president of South Africa over AIDS treatment.
Joost Luiten was first alternate at the British Open, and he wasn't very happy when Peter Hanson played only five holes before he withdrew with a bad back. Hanson knew he couldn't finish the tournament. He felt he had to tee off so it would count as a start toward the minimum 15 required to remain a PGA Tour member.
The British Open is moving away from 36-hole qualifying, instead using 10 tour events from five continents to determine 32 spots in the field.
Adam Scott considers it the signature moment of his career, even if it wasn't the putt that made him the first Australian to win the Masters.
Three more Nobel Prize laureates, three more foreign-born winners who came to the United States to make their mark.
When another long day ended at Muirfield Village, the Americans were assured of the lead going into the final round of singles matches.
Adam Scott was in the middle of all the chaos in South Africa as darkness gathered.