CAPE TOWN, Dec 9 - Weekend matches in the top three tiers of South African soccer have been postponed, while a European Tour golf event and a cricket tour match will start a day earlier as the country prepares for the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela.
Dec 9 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Tiger Woods (U.S.) 12.34 2. (2) Adam Scott (Australia) 10.00 3. (3) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 9.01 4. (5) Justin Rose (Britain) 7.53 5. (4) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 7.44 6. (6) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 6.82 7. (7) Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 6.47 8. (8) Steve Stricker (U.S.) 6.04 9. (16) Zach Johnson (U.S.) 5.71 10. (9) Brandt Sned
THOUSAND OAKS, California, Dec 8 - Zach Johnson prides himself on his competitive spirit and he came up with the goods in triumphant style after going head-to-head with Tiger Woods at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Sunday.
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THOUSAND OAKS, California, Dec 8 - Tournament host Tiger Woods expressed bitter-sweet feelings after he lost out in a playoff for the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Sunday as the elite event ended a run of 14 years in California.
Dec 8 - Winners of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge since it was first held in 1999. Zach Johnson won this year's tournament in a playoff with fellow American Tiger Woods at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California on Sunday (U.S. unless stated):
Dec 8 - Final round scores from the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge at the par-72 Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California on Sunday (U.S. unless stated): 275 Zach Johnson 67 68 72 68, Tiger Woods 71 62 72 70 (Johnson won playoff at first extra hole) 279 Bubba Watson 70 70 69 70, Matt Kuchar 68 68 76 67 281 Webb Simpson 73 71 69 68 283 Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland) 72 67 75 69 285 Ian Poulter (England) 76 67 73 69 286 Jim Furyk 72 69 74 71 287 Bill Haas 73 68
THOUSAND OAKS, California, Dec 8 - Tournament host Tiger Woods was denied a sixth victory of the year when he lost the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge in a playoff with fellow American Zach Johnson at Sherwood Country Club on Sunday.
THOUSAND OAKS, California, Dec 8 - Tournament host Tiger Woods and fellow American Zach Johnson took the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge into a sudden-death playoff at Sherwood Country Club on Sunday after dramatic swings of fortune at the par-four last.
SUN CITY, South Africa, Dec 8 - A pair of eagles saw Denmark's Thomas Bjorn pull away from his challengers to win the $1.25-million first prize at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday with a 20-under-par total of 268.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.