Beyond the French Open, no tournament has been kinder to world No1 Rafael Nadal than the Monte Carlo Masters yet this year's event could be the most generous yet. Reigning champion Nadal has won the tournament 10 times before — a record for the most titles won by a player at a single ATP World Tour Masters event — and is contention for another triumph after dispatching fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the semi-finals. An eleventh title would be the most lucrative the Spaniard has ever received from the clay court event. This year's winner's prize is a tournament record €935,385 (£819,000) thanks to an improved overall prize money fund of €4.87m. Read more: Rafael Nadal confirms intention to join Andy Murray at Queen's Club Championships Runners up will receive the not-inconsiderable sum of €458,640 while defeated semi-finalist Dimitrov took home €230,830. Since making his debut at the Monaco event in 2003, king of clay Nadal has played 71 games … [Read more...] about Monte Carlo Masters prize money 2018: How much could Rafael Nadal win at his best event?
PATRICK REED is the Masters champion who has been branded golf's "most hated man". After allegations of cheating, stealing, homophobic slurs, nearly getting kicked out of two universities and alcohol offences, Reed is golf's new panto villain. The brash 27-year-old labelled himself Captain America for his Ryder Cup heroics and was unstoppable as he claimed his first Major. But Reed is more than just a plain bad guy, with a doting wife and acting as a caring dad, he is determined to do it his way. Reed won the green jacket at Augusta last night as he fended off Yankee darlings Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler. But it was as a student at Augusta State University where, within weeks of arriving, he was suspended from the golf team for "violations of team rules". Latest golf newsno fowl play Who is Allison Stokke? Meet golf star Rickie Fowler's girlfriend American beauty Meet golf's sexiest Wag Kelley Cahill, the girlfriend of Jon Rahm Love on the links Who is Annie Verret? Jordan Spieth's … [Read more...] about Masters 2018: Cheat claims, homophobic slurs, family feud – the reasons why Masters champion Patrick Reed is golf’s most hated man
Many said the cheers down the 18th green for the Masters leader weren't as vociferous this year. Patrick Reed has been described as the 'most hated man in golf' but he held off Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to claim the green jacket. However key members of his family were not there to see it. Parents Bill and Jeanette Reed live a few miles away from the course on the northern edge of the Augusta - in the house where Texan Reed grew up after they moved near the course to help him with his golf career. Daughter Hannah was also not welcome at the course due to bad blood that goes back to 2012. Golf.com spent the final day at the Reeds and say the home is packed full of memorabilia - in fact his old bedroom is simply called 'Patrick's room'. After a spectacular third round five-under-par 67, he closed out a one-under par 71 on the final day to retain top spot and take the green jacket mum Jeanette said: "I can't believe it, it's surreal." When asked about his family not … [Read more...] about Reason why Masters winner Patrick Reed didn’t allow estranged family at Augusta
China's Li Haotong stayed up all night to watch the Masters as a boy in Shanghai, analyzing famed Augusta National with dreams of someday competing in the legendary major golf showdown. That day came Thursday, when the 22-year-old Asian star fired a three-under par 69 to grab a share of fourth place after the first round of his Masters debut. "It's kind of like a dream come true," Li said. "I did learn a lot from TV, which is unreal." Li's epic achievements include placing third at last year's British Open, the best Chinese result at any men's major, and outdueling Rory McIlroy to win this year's Dubai Desert Classic to become China's man to crack the world golf rankings top 50. "Take a lot of confidence from (beating) Rory that week," Li said. "I've been struggling a little bit on my putting. I've been working a lot on that and today I made a lot of par saves, par putts. So I just have to keep going." When he came to Augusta National and saw the Masters layout in person for the first … [Read more...] about China’s Li lives the dream at ‘just like on TV’ Masters
PUBLISHED: 18:13 04 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:13 04 February 2013 By Matthew Gooding author glen stanway Archant A KUNG FU master has written a book examining the legends and facts behind one of the world’s largest martial arts groups. Fearless Glen Stanway, who runs the GMax Kung Fu and Kickboxing Academy in Royston, has penned Fearless: The Story of Chin Woo Kung Fu, which explores the legend of the founding master of the Chin Woo Kung Fu School, Huo Yuanjia. A national hero in China, his name translates to English as “Fearless”. Mr Stanway said:, “I get asked all the time about the origins and history of kung fu, not only from my students, but also from people who may not be interested in learning a martial art itself, but who are curious as to what it is I teach and perform. “I’ve trained at and visited Chin Woo schools in Hong Kong, Singapore, and all over Malaysia. I ended up collecting a lot of historical information about Chin … [Read more...] about Kung Fu master from Royston publishes book on Chin Woo Kung Fu