Ishikawa paired with Watson

first_imgNEW YORK (Kyodo) Teenager Ryo Ishikawa will play the first two rounds of next week’s U.S. Open with veteran Tom Watson and fellow young gun Rory McIlroy, according to groupings released by the U.S. Golf Association.Ishikawa, who earned his seventh career title in Japan in early May with a 12-under 58 — the lowest 18-hole score on a sanctioned tour — in the final round of The Crowns, will be making his U.S. Open debut at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img The 60-year-old Watson has won the U.S. Open once, in 1982 at Pebble Beach. Last year, he came close to winning the British Open, only to lose in a playoff to Stewart Cink.Northern Ireland’s McIlroy, one of the most promising players in the world, picked up his first career U.S. PGA Tour win at the Quail Hollow Championship in May.Yuta Ikeda, Toru Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Fujita, Azuma Yano and Kaname Yokoo will also compete in the June 17-20 major. last_img read more

London Greyhound racing faces extinction as Sadiq Khan backs AFC Wimbledon plans

first_img Share Wimbledon faces postponement as AELTC reviews its summer schedule March 26, 2020 Share Related Articles David Da Silva: – A ‘modern romance’ with Vinnie Jones February 14, 2020 Downes departs Dons following FA charge October 21, 2019 Submit Greyhound racing in London faces extinction, following the decision by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to allow the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium to be the site for AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium.The London Mayor has granted Merton Council the right to hold the final decision regarding the tracks future, offering no hope for greyhound racing survival in London.Merton Council officials have previously stated that they want League 1 football club AFC Wimbledon to return to Plough Lane having outlined plans for a 20,000 seat stadium, 600 homes and a leisure centre.  AFC Wimbledon governance has been seeking a new stadium away from its current home ground Kingsmeadow (capacity – 5000) as the club has climbed the ranks of English football being promoted 6 times in 13 seasons.Despite protests from greyhound racing campaigners, Khan is reported to want to move quickly on the Plough Lane redevelopment project, rejecting calls for a public inquiry regarding the site.Khan’s decision effectively terminates greyhound racing in London, as the sport has witnessed the closure of tracks in Wembley, West Ham, Clapton and Hackney. Following the closure of the Walthamstow track in 2008, Wimbledon was the only place left for race-goers.Backed by Merton Council, the London Mayor stated that having reviewed his options “the stadium and the leisure facility proposed alongside it will be of great benefit to Londoners and the wider community for generations to come” StumbleUponlast_img read more