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97th PH Open to feature stalwarts of 3 Asian tours

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Come December, the Philippine Open will stage its 97th edition to keep its status as the oldest national championship in Asia, and, hopefully, with a field featuring players from the continent’s three major tours.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Que banners tough ICTSI Orchard field

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ANGELO Que, the former Philippine Open champion and multiple Asian Tour leg winner, joins the ICTSI Tour for the first time this year in the company of the other big guns in the Orchard Championship in Dasmariñas, Cavite, starting Wednesday.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

$700,000 PH Open comes off the wraps

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THE PHILIPPINE Open, Asia’s oldest national golf championship, just got a shot in the arm—a $700,000 (about P29 million) prize pot that would make it one of the most lucrative tournaments in the 2013 pro season.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Golf,Headlines,Section | Read More »

From awesome to gruesome: ‘Not Tabuena’s time to shine’

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Rick Gibson, a Canadian who knows what it takes to win the Philippine Open, said the meltdown that ruined teenager Miguel Tabuena’s breakthrough bid for glory Sunday was bound to happen sooner than later.

Posted: February 12th, 2012 in Golf,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Miguel Tabuena trails Mardan Mamat by one

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Filipino golfer Antonio Lascuna. ROMY HOMILLADA

With a putting stroke that was right on target practically all day, Singaporean Mardan Mamat barely kept the lead in the 96th ICTSI Philippine Open Saturday over a Filipino teenager who stepped up to not only contend but also become the new hometown hero.

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Fankie Miñoza relishes ‘my biggest PH Open’

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Philippines' tour veteran Frankie Minoza proudly shows off his trophy after winning a playoff in the ABC Championship at Kato, central Japan, on Sunday October 28, 2007.  AP/Kyodo News

With Frankie Miñoza’s numerous successes here and abroad, it may come as a surprise to hear how valuable this edition of the Philippine Open is to him.

Posted: February 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Golf,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Exciting shotmaking up as Philippine Open starts

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Manny Pacquiao tries his hand at golf.

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao tried his hand at golf Wednesday and provided some light moments on the eve of the staging of the 96th ICTSI Philippine Open at the famed East course of Wack Wack.

Posted: February 8th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Golf,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Minoza says Pacquiao’s a knock-out

Filipino veteran Frankie Minoza is hoping a pro-am round with revered boxer Manny Pacquiao will leave him fighting fit in his bid to claim a third title at this week’s ICTSI Philippine Open.

Posted: February 8th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

The Philippine Open: Distraction or destination?

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SACRAMENTO—The party’s been calendared for a while, the venue prepared for the big dance. Invitations were sent out ahead of time, with great expectations of a blue-ribbon turnout. Meantime, the RSVPs are trickling in. And what do you know? A high-profile guest expected to spark excitement at the gala is not coming at all. Juvic [...]

Posted: February 7th, 2012 in Commentary,Southpaw | Read More »

New girl’ gives Que inspiration

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Angelo Que hopes to rebound from a dismal performance two weeks ago in Laguna by winning his second Philippine Open championship next week at Wack Wack’s East course.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Golf,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Juvic Pagunsan skips Philippine Open for Dubai

Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Juvic Pagunsan won’t be flashing his superb form in the ICTSI
Philippine Open at Wack Wack’s fabled East course next month after all.

Posted: January 30th, 2012 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pro stars come out swinging at Sta. Elena

The professional stars came out swinging and perked up the fun in what was supposed to be an amateurs-only event. No wonder golfers say it’s more fun at Sta. Elena.

Posted: January 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Philippine Open to be seen in 200 countries

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Teen golf phenom Miguel Tabuena. Photo from migueltabuena.com

The Philippine Open, Asia’s oldest national championship, goes truly international next year when all four rounds of its 96th staging will be beamed in about 850 million homes in 200 countries.

Serving as the probable second leg of the 2012 Asian Tour, the ICTSI-backed Open is also expected to draw some of the biggest names in the circuit led by American defending champion Berry Henson.

Posted: December 6th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Golf,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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