Watch: Steven Adams gets his own golf tournament off to a flier at long drive competition

Kiwi NBA superstar Steven Adams showed off his impressive hitting range at his invitational golf tournament at Auckland's Windross Farm course this afternoon.

The Kiwi NBA star belted some serious hits at this afternoon’s event at Auckland's Windross Farm. Source: 1 NEWS


Tiger Woods in share of the lead at season-ending Tour Championship after sinking birdie on final hole

Tiger Woods has fought hard to maintain his place atop the leaderboard midway through the second round at the season-ending Tour Championship.

Galleries erupted when the 14-time major winner drained a 23-foot birdie putt at the 202-yard par-3 15th to surge into the outright lead at eight-under-par at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club.

Earlier, overnight co-leader Woods was left to scramble on the front nine as a series of errant drives put him in difficult positions, but he scrapped to stay even for the front nine and five-under overall.

But Woods fired a stunning approach to four feet and made birdie at the 12th hole, before draining a 17-foot birdie putt at the 14th.

Justin Rose sits one shot back of two-time Tour Championship winner Woods, with in-form Englishman Rose mixing four birdies with a bogey to climb to seven under.

Three shots back of Rose is Billy Horschel (65), Patrick Cantlay (65), as well as big guns Rory McIlroy (through 16 holes) and Rickie Fowler (14 holes).

Woods is level with Justin Rose after the second round in Atlanta. Source: SKY



Watch: Tiger Woods fires sensational eagle on final hole to share lead at Tour Championship

Tiger Woods has enjoyed a vintage performance to take a share of the clubhouse lead midway through the first round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Woods sent fans into a frenzy when he reached the par-5 18th in two shots at East Lake Golf Club before draining a 27-foot eagle putt to post a five-under- par 65 today.

The two-time Tour Championship winner sits atop the leaderboard at five under alongside Rickie Fowler (65).

With play still underway, the duo hold a one-shot lead over Gary Woodland (66) at four under.

Woods opened his round with a bogey but fought back with two front-nine birdies.

He then turned it up on the back nine, with birdies at the 12th and 13th holes setting the stage for his final-hole eagle.

"I hit so many quality shots all day, whether it was tee to green or it was putts," Woods said after his round.

"I didn't really mis-hit a single shot today and I felt I had a lot of control over my shots. The only hard part was getting my speed on the greens."

Jason Day leads the three-man Australian contingent and he's two under the card courtesy of a solid 68.

Fellow Queenslander Cameron Smith carded an even-par 70, while Marc Leishman is three shots further back after he carded a 73.

The Tour Championship is a 30-man tournament and the final event of the FedEx Cup play-offs.

The 42-year-old shot an eight-metre eagle putt to card five-under par 65 in the first round of the PGA event in Atlanta. Source: SKY



Lydia Ko plays round of the day at Evian Championship, sneaks into top 10

A remarkable final round has seen Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko sneak into the top 10 at the Evian Championship at Evians-les-Bains, in France.

Beginning her day at -4 for the tournament, Ko began with a bang, with a birdie on the first hole followed by another on the fifth.

A bogey on the seventh was quickly corrected with another birdie on the ninth, giving Ko -2 for her front nine, sitting at -6 for the tournament.

A blemish free back nine, including birdies on the 13th and 17th holes saw Ko leap 11 places, sitting in a tie for 10th to finish her tournament.

The Kiwi finished four shots behind the leader, Angela Stafford of the USA, who came in at -12 to take the title for 2018.

BEDMINSTER, NJ - JULY 13:  Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her tee shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the US Women's Open Championship at Trump National Golf Course on July 13, 2017 in Bedminster, New Jersey.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her tee shot. Source: Getty


Lydia Ko drops out of top 30 after second round at Evian Championship

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko's second round at this year's Evian Championship hasn't gone to plan, leaving her outside of the top 30 and sitting well back of the leading group in France.

After a first round score of +1 in Evian-les-Bains, Ko needed a bright start to have any chance of clawing her way back into contention.

Starting her second round on the back nine, Ko was playing catch up almost immediately, with a double bogey on the second hole pushing her score out to +3.

A birdie on the 16th though saw her finish her first nine holes at +1 for the round.

On the back nine, Ko began to save faced, with back to back birdies on the sixth and seventh holes seeing her back to even par for the tournament, and -1 for the day.

The Kiwi trails the leading group, containing Amy Olson and Mo Martin of the USA, South Korea's Mi Hyang Lee and Puerto Rico's Maria Torres by eight shots.

Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, hits on the ninth hole during the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Ill., Friday, June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Lydia Ko. Source: Associated Press