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Rory McIlroy beats Tiger Woods in Duel at Jinsha Lake

McIlroy wins Duel at Jinsha Lake as Woods is edged out in exhibition match by one shot

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UPDATED:

09:49 GMT, 29 October 2012

Rory McIlroy outscored Tiger Woods for only the third time in 11 head-to-head clashes in China, winning their 'Duel at Jinsha Lake' with a five-under-par 67 to the American's 68.

The world's top two golfers met for a one-off match after competing in Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur over the weekend.

McIlroy was runner-up to Ryder Cup team-mate Peter Hanson at the BMW Masters and Woods fourth behind compatriot Nick Watney in the CIMB Classic.

Contrasting emotions: McIlroy beams while Woods' grimaces at the prize giving finale

Contrasting emotions: McIlroy beams while Woods' grimaces at the prize giving finale

Three weeks after Woods defeated the 23-year-old by six strokes during the World Golf Finals in Turkey, it was McIlroy who always held the edge this time.

He had two early birdies and turned two in front before Woods chipped in at the short 12th, but the 14-major champion bogeyed two holes later and could not get back on terms.

Gold standard: The two golf superstars get the event underway

Gold standard: The two golf superstars get the event underway

Gold standard: The two golf superstars get the event underway

Neither player is staying on in the country for this week's WGC-HSBC Champions at Mission Hills.

McIlroy, flying to Bulgaria to watch tennis girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, next plays at the Singapore Open next week, while Woods has one event left in 2012 – the World Challenge in California at the end of next month.

Slender victory: McIlroy edged out Woods by just one shot in China

Slender victory: McIlroy edged out Woods by just one shot in China

Slender victory: McIlroy edged out Woods by just one shot in China

Slender victory: McIlroy edged out Woods by just one shot in China

Tiger Woods insists golf is too honest for Lance Armstrong-style controversy

Scandalous! Tiger sticks the boot in as 14-time major champ insists golf is too honest for Armstrong-style controversy

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UPDATED:

15:07 GMT, 24 October 2012

Tiger Woods knows just how far there is to tumble when a top sportsman falls from grace – but the American is convinced golf will never be hit by a Lance Armstrong-style scandal.

Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life for his part in a doping conspiracy which rocked the sport.

Cycling's reputation has been left in tatters but Woods insists, due to the culture of honesty within his own sport, there is no need to worry about golf going the same way.

Safe: Tiger Woods insists golf will never suffer a Lance Armstrong-style scandal

Safe: Tiger Woods insists golf will never suffer a Lance Armstrong-style scandal

'We just implemented testing probably three years ago I think it is,' said Woods. 'I know we don't do any blood work like some of the other sports do.

'Right now it's just urine samples, but that's certainly a positive step in the right direction to try and validate our sport.'

He added: 'This is a sport where we turn ourselves in on mistakes. A ball moves in the trees, guys call penalties on themselves. Golf is a different sport.

'I think that's one of the neat things about our great game, and I think with the testing, it's only enhanced that respectability throughout all of sport.'

Woods, a 14-time major winner, also made
headlines for all the wrong reasons but it was over his behaviour away
from the course when it was revealed in 2009 that he had a string of
affairs.

His wife Erin filed for divorce and Tiger lost several of his sponsors before undertaking a therapy programme.

High circles: Tiger played with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the pro-am ahead of this week's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur

High circles: Tiger played with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the pro-am ahead of this week's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur

Nike stayed with Woods despite the sex scandal but the American sports giant dropped Armstrong on the back of the drug revelations.

Rory McIlroy looks set to replace Woods as the main man with the company amid rumours of a 156million 10-year deal for the young Northern Irishman.

Woods never managed to get his hands on one of this year's majors and failed to win a match at the Ryder Cup but, with three PGA Tour wins to his name, he insists he is happy with 2012.

Speaking ahead of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, he added: 'It's a really good year, no doubt, but winning a major championship just makes it a great year.

'The majors are such a different animal and different breed and we place so much emphasis on them.'

Disgraced: Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France wins

Disgraced: Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France wins

Happy with the progress he has made on the course and optimistic about what the future holds, it is off the course that still matters to him the most.

He trails the great Jack Nicklaus by four majors and, on 74 PGA Tour wins, is eight short of Sam Snead.

'Golf has always been a high priority in my life but family has been No 1, so that hasn't changed,' he said.

'I certainly want to break Jack's record and catch Snead's record, but being the best father I can possibly be to my two great kids, that is certainly number one in my life.'

Arsenal mobbed in Malaysia on Far East tour

He's behind you! Van Persie looms large as Arsenal squad greet fans in Malaysia

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UPDATED:

10:53 GMT, 23 July 2012

Fantasy football 2012

It seems that despite their best efforts to sweep the Robin van Persie saga under the carpet, Arsenal can't quite escape the shadow of their wantaway captain.

The club are currently on their latest tour of the Far East, and held a Q&A with fans at a Malaysian school on Monday.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andre Santos, Theo Walcott, Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs and Ryo Miyaichi handled the questions, but it was the picture of the skipper – absent from this trip – on a giant poster behind them all that drew the most attention.

Van Persie has publicly declared
he will not be signing a new contract with the club and is wanted by Manchester duo
United and City, as well as Juventus.

Wenger said on Sunday he would not stand in the way if the striker wanted to leave and
insisted the club would remain competitive without him.

Keeping an eye on you: Arsenal players held a Q&A at a school in Kuala Lumpur having been mobbed by fans

Keeping an eye on you: Arsenal players held a Q&A at a school in Kuala Lumpur having been mobbed by fans

Keeping an eye on you: Arsenal players held a Q&A at a school in Kuala Lumpur having been mobbed by fans in the city

He said: 'We are very, very ambitious. Not only very ambitious but also very proud of the way we run the club.

‘For me, the size of a club is down to
the size of the support. It can be the size of the cheque book to
others but, for me, it’s the size of the support. You cannot question
the size of the club when one player leaves or goes. That’s not linked.’

He
added: ‘Robin Van Persie is a world class striker. I am a big supporter
of him and I have supported him throughout. We took him very young, he
has one year left and he is in demand.

'It is our desire to keep him, but we’ll
do what’s in the best interests of the club. If you have a decoder in
your head, you can decode that.’

As for the rest of the squad, long gone are the days when Arsenal
spent pre-season locked away in the foothills of Hungary and Austria,
playing the likes of Szombathelyi Haladas in preparation for the new
campaign.

Go go Gunners: The players posed up with a cannon much like the one that appears on the club badge

Go go Gunners: The players posed up with a cannon much like the one that appears on the club badge

Go go Gunners: The players posed up with a cannon much like the one that appears on the club badge

Over the next two weeks they will take in Malaysia and
China – as well as a match against Manchester City – in what is a trip designed to tap into the Asian market.

Before the Q&A at the school, the players were mobbed by hundreds
of adoring fans in Kuala Lumpur who clamoured to get autographs and take
pictures of their idols.

Fans queued outside the team’s hotel
to catch a glimpse of the likes of Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mikel Arteta
and Alex Song, and then hundreds attended an autograph session later in
the day.

Wenger admitted last month that the
club’s tour was a ‘compromise’ to commercialism, adding: ‘We had a
rational, methodical approach to our pre-season and we have sacrificed
some of that.’

Even Gunnersaurus came too: The club hope to continue tapping into the Asian market

Even Gunnersaurus came too: The club hope to continue tapping into the Asian market

So glad you're here: Fans took part in some training drills with Alex Song and others

So glad you're here: Fans took part in some training drills with Alex Song and others

So glad you're here: Fans took part in some training drills with Alex Song and others

So glad you're here: Fans took part in some training drills with Alex Song and others

But even he must have been impressed by the fervour of the club’s Malaysian fanbase, who cheered the team at every turn.

Arsenal
take on a Malaysian XI on Tuesday at the Bukit Jalil Stadium, before
moving on to Beijing to play City on Friday. They visit Hong Kong after
that to play local side Kitchee on July 29.

Fans in the Far East can expect to see
some of Arsenal’s next generation on the tour, with Wenger naming Serge
Gnabry, Chuks Aneke and Benik Afobe as ones to watch this season.

They
may feature in the absence of the likes of Lukas Podolski, Olivier
Giroud and Per Mertesacker, who have stayed behind to work on their
fitness after the European Championships.

Arsenal want Robin van Persie sold quickly

Arsenal will survive! Wenger is keen on quick RVP sale as Gunners land in Malaysia

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UPDATED:

00:00 GMT, 23 July 2012

Fantasy football 2012

This city whipped up a familiar storm for Arsene Wenger as he arrived and shared his thoughts on the future of Robin van Persie.

Wenger was in the same hotel in the Malaysian capital this time last year, confessing publicly that Arsenal could convince no-one of their ambition if Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri were sold.

Twelve months on, with the pair long gone, Van Persie and Theo Walcott are into the uncertain territory of the final year of a contract, and the message was very different.

Welcome to KL: Arsenal were greeted by thrilled fans in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur

Welcome to KL: Arsenal were greeted by thrilled fans in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur

As Manchester United, City and Juventus jostle for Van Persie, Wenger admits he is prepared to sell his captain before the season starts; and his departure will not stop the club aiming for the top.

Walcott’s future seems slightly less urgent, though Arsenal are stepping up the pursuit of Malaga’s Santi Cazorla as a possible replacement.

‘We are very, very ambitious,’ said Wenger. ‘Not only very ambitious but also very proud of the way we run our club.

‘For me, the size of a club is down to the size of the support. It can be the size of the cheque book to others but, for me, it’s the size of the support. You cannot question the size of the club when one player leaves or stays. That’s not linked.’

Have your cake and eat it: Theo Walcott (left) is not certain to stay at Arsenal

Have your cake and eat it: Theo Walcott (left) is not certain to stay at Arsenal

Having made it clear he will not sign a new deal, Van Persie has prompted offers from United and City of around 15million and from Juventus of 10m.

United are in pole position but City will up their bid if they sell Carlos Tevez. Arsenal want more than 20m but are aware holding out for more will drag a deal deep into next month.

‘The official deadline is August 31, but we can create an internal deadline,’ said Wenger. ‘The transfer market should stop before the season starts.

‘Robin van Persie is a world-class striker. I am a big supporter of him and I have supported him throughout. We took him very young, he has one year left and he’s in demand.

‘It is our desire to keep him, but we’ll do what’s in the best interests of the club. If you have a decoder in your head, you can decode that.’

Warm welcome: Fans greeted the Arsenal squad as they touched down in Malaysia

Warm welcome: Fans greeted the Arsenal squad as they touched down in Malaysia

Things can change but it means that Van Persie is on his way out. As for Walcott’s future, Wenger wants to keep him too, but will not tolerate a repeat of last summer’s chaos.

‘Last year, the stability of our squad was challenged,’ said the Arsenal manager. ‘This year, we have small problems. We have a squad that is solid and used to playing together. We’ve bought two strikers.

‘Last year, we lost not only two players in the transfer market but also two more through injury in pre- season — Abou Diaby and Jack Wilshere. We lost Tomas Rosicky on top of that. It was too difficult.’

New recruits Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud are among a dozen first- teamers not on this tour, and Wenger vowed to maintain his faith in promotion from the youth ranks, naming Serge Gnabry, Chuks Aneke and Benik Afobe as three teenagers to watch this season.

Are you sitting comfortably: Alex Song relaxes in the bedroom on the team flight to Malaysia

Are you sitting comfortably: Alex Song relaxes in the bedroom on the team flight to Malaysia

‘We are the team, certainly the only one in the world at the elite level, who give chances to young players,’ Wenger said. ‘That’s why I believe Arsenal are loved all over the world.’

Diaby will feature against a Malaysia XI on Tuesday but Wilshere is still in the gym, yet to kick a ball after a year out with ankle and knee injuries.

‘Any player still in the gym in July is not on the pitch in August, that is for sure,’ said Wenger.

‘I don’t want to give him any precise deadline. I am positive but cautious, more positive this time because there is no setback,’ he added. ‘He had his ankle problem and this created a knee problem. He needed surgery on his knee tendon. The advantage of this was to heal completely the inflammation in the ankle.

Absent: Robin van Persie is not on tour and is set to be sold before the season starts

Absent: Robin van Persie is not on tour and is set to be sold before the season starts

‘The ankle is perfect and the knee is doing very well. He is still in the gym. Normally, he should go out again in a few weeks.’

On Diaby, the Arsenal manager said: ‘This tour is another decider for him. How does his body resist’ But Wenger ruled out a move for Yann M’Vila before learning more about the fitness of Diaby and Wilshere.

‘No, we wait for Diaby and Wilshere. We are not short if they are coming back. If we have setbacks, it could be different.’ On Cazorla, he was far more sly. ‘I don’t know this guy,’ he grinned.

Premier League clubs pre-season tours cover 190,000 miles

Premier League clubs clock up 190,000 air miles as worldwide pre-season tours kick off

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UPDATED:

10:34 GMT, 5 July 2012

There was a time when pre-season consisted of some brutal training sessions in the nearest park and a tour round the local non-league outfits.

But now, the irrepressible need to sell a team's 'brand' to new markets around the world means clubs are travelling ever wider and wider for their pre-season preparations.

This summer, Premier League teams will clock up an incredible 190,000 air miles to fulfil warm-up fixtures overseas.

Reds alert: Liverpool headed to Malaysia last summer where the fans turned out in their thousands

Reds alert: Liverpool headed to Malaysia last summer where the fans turned out in their thousands

Reds alert: Liverpool headed to Malaysia last summer where the fans turned out in their thousands

All but one of the 20 sides lining up
in the top flight for 2012-2013 will be heading abroad. Six are heading
East to Asia, six to America and the rest will play in Europe. This is
in addition to domestic away trips.

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Sign of the times: Chelsea headed to Asia on tour last summer

After that, they also play against the Nigerian national team in Abuja and Bundesliga side Cologne in Germany.

With such phenomenal distances to fly, it’s perhaps just as well Dennis Bergkamp is safely in retirement.

Everton’s tour to Jakarta, where they
will compete in the Java Cup, and the considerably shorter jaunt Malaga,
amount to just over 17,000 miles. QPR’s three-game trip to Malaysia
will see them in the air for nearly the same distance.

Premier League away days

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Manchester City will be seeking to
capitalise on their maiden title to capture the imagination of fans in
Beijing and Kuala Lumpur – but will travel over 14,000 miles to do so.

Sunderland face a 12,000 mile
round-trip to Suwon in Korea to take part in the Peace Cup, while
Chelsea’s four-stop tour of the United States will see them fly 12,700
miles.

Other leading sides are heading to
far-flung destinations but are more economical with their mileage –
Liverpool’s tour to Toronto and Baltimore comes in at under 10,000
miles.

More unexpected are the American tours
Stoke City and Swansea City will be going on, something unthinkable
just a few years ago.

But none of these compare to Fulham,
whose fans are the only ones in the Premier League not requiring a
passport this summer. They will travel just the 33 miles to Adams Park,
Wycombe for the sole away friendly announced to date.

OVERSEAS SUMMER TOURS IN FULL

ARSENAL
London – Kuala Lumpur 6,530 miles, Kuala Lumpur – Beijing 2,641, Beijing – Hong Kong 1,206, Hong Kong – London 6,010, London – Abuja 2,942, Abuja – London 2,942, London – Cologne 316, Cologne –London 316

TOTAL: 22,903

ASTON VILLA
Birmingham to Philadelphia 3,486, Philadelphia to Chicago 657, Chicago to Portland 1,766, Portland to Birmingham 4,844, Birmingham to Bremen 448, Bremen to Birmingham 448

TOTAL: 11,649

CHELSEA
London to Seattle 4,797, Seattle to New York 2,345, New York to Philadelphia 101, Philadelphia to Miami 1,018, Miami to London 4,431

TOTAL: 12,692

EVERTON
Liverpool to Jakarta 7,366, Jakarta to Liverpool 7,366, Liverpool to Malaga 1,155, Malaga to Liverpool 1,155

TOTAL: 17,042

FULHAM
NO OVERSEAS TRIPS

LIVERPOOL
Liverpool to Toronto 3,399, Toronto to Boston 1,241, Boston to Baltimore 974, Baltimore to Liverpool 3,477

TOTAL: 9,091

MANCHESTER CITY
Manchester to Beijing 5,052, Beijing to Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur 2,641, Kuala Lumpur to Manchester 6,568

TOTAL: 14,261

MANCHESTER UNITED
Manchester United to Durban 6,055, Durban to Cape Town 776, Cape Town to Shanghai 8,059, Shanghai to Manchester 5,698, Manchester to Oslo 645, Oslo to Gothenburg 158, Gothenburg to Manchester 626, Manchester to Hannover 501, Hannover to Manchester 501

TOTAL: 23,019

NEWCASTLE UNITED
Newcastle to Chemnitz 823, Chemnitz to Landsberg am Lech 273, Landsberg am Lech to Faro 1,538, Faro to Newcastle 1,275

TOTAL: 3,909

NORWICH CITY
Norwich to Gleisdorf 1,023, Gleisdorf to Norwich 1,023

TOTAL: 2,046

QUEEN’S PARK RANGERS
London to Sabah 7,044, Sabah to Kuala Lumpur 1,091, Kuala Lumpur to Surabaya 1,046, Surabaya to London 7,587

TOTAL: 16,768

READING
Reading to Vilamoura 1,543, Vilamoura to Reading 1,543

TOTAL: 3,086

SOUTHAMPTON
Southampton to Carouge 690, Carouge to Annecy 17, Annecy to Southampton 690

TOTAL: 1,397

STOKE CITY
Stoke to Montreux 765, Montreux to Stoke 765, Stoke to Columbus 3,741, Columbus to Orlando 948, Orlando to Kansas 1,471 , Kansas to Stoke 4,225, Stoke to Frth, Bavaria 619, Frth to Stoke 619

TOTAL: 13,153

SUNDERLAND
Sunderland to Suwon 6,051, Suwon to Sunderland 6,051

TOTAL: 12,102

SWANSEA CITY
Swansea to Denver 4,555, Denver to Oxnard, CA 1,072, Oxnard, CA to Santa Clara, CA 321, Santa Clara to Swansea 5,263

TOTAL: 11,211

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
London to Los Angeles 5,446, Los Angeles to Baltimore 2,317, Baltimore to New York 169, New York to London 3,464, London to Valencia 832, Valencia to London 832

TOTAL: 13,060

WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Birmingham to Malmo 640, Malmo to Birmingham 640

TOTAL: 1,280

WEST HAM UNITED
London to Prague 642, Prague to London 642, London to Erfurt 483, Erfurt to Dresden 117, Dresden to Cottbus 55, Cottbus to London 620

TOTAL: 2,559

WIGAN ATHLETIC
Wigan to Ostersund (Training camp) 909, Ostersund to Wigan 909

TOTAL: 1,818

LEAGUE TOTAL: 189,137

Louis Oosthuizen wins Malaysian Open

Oosthuizen bounces back from Masters misery to land Malaysian Open

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UPDATED:

09:29 GMT, 15 April 2012

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen produced the perfect response to his play-off defeat at the Masters last Sunday by claiming the Malaysian Open title.

The 29-year-old former Open champion, who missed out on a second major at Augusta when he lost a play-off to American Bubba Watson at Augusta, finished 17 under par at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club – three shots ahead of Scotland's Stephen Gallacher.

Glory: Louis Oosthuizen celebrates with the trophy after winning the Malaysian Open

Glory: Louis Oosthuizen celebrates after winning the Malaysian Open trophy

Oosthuizen admitted that the 30-hour journey from Georgiahad made things tough, but he coped admirably with the jet-lag this week and carded four sub-70 rounds.

He completed his third round (69) earlier on Sunday after storms prevented him from doing so yesterday before keeping his cool to post a final-round four-under 68.

Good show: Scotland's Stephen Gallacher finished in second place

Good show: Scotland's Stephen Gallacher finished in second place

The victory lifted Oosthuizen to second place in the European Tour Race to Dubai behind US Open champion Rory McIlroy.

Oosthuizen held a one-shot lead overnight and began the day by producing a steady level-par end to his third round – bogeying 13 before gaining the shot back on 16.

Winning feeling: Louis Oosthuizen triumphed at the Malaysian Open

Winning feeling: Oosthuizen triumphed a week after losing out on a green jacket

Gallacher briefly joined the leader with birdies on 15 and 16 but a bogey on 17 ensured it was Oosthuizen who led going into the final round.

Oosthuizen continued where he left off as he sought a fifth European Tour crown, and birdies on three and five gave him daylight over Gallacher.

His third bogey of the week at the sixth hole set him back, but he responded superbly. He kept his cool to sink testing putts for birdie on seven and 13 and then made the most of a slice of luck in narrowly avoiding the water on 16 to pick up another shot there and open up a comfortable cushion.

Water sight: Germany's Martin Kaymer watches a shot during the final round

Water sight: Germany's Martin Kaymer watches a shot during the final round

Gallacher remained the nearest challenger throughout and signed off with a bogey-free final round of 70, but could not close the gap.

England's Danny Willett (71), Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello (71) and American David Lipsky (70) were tied for third on 12 under.

Malaysian Open 2012: Louis Oosthuizen makes solid start on day one

Oosthuizen bids to bounce back from Masters woe with strong start at Malaysian Open

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UPDATED:

12:00 GMT, 12 April 2012

Louis Oosthuizen shrugged off the disappointment of his Masters play-off defeat to Bubba Watson to make a strong start at the Malaysian Open.

Former Open champion Oosthuizen, who narrowly missed out on his second major crown at Augusta on Sunday, showed no signs of a mental hangover as he shot six birdies and an eagle in an opening-round 66.

His close friend, South African compatriot and playing partner Charl Schwartzel held the lead at the end of the first day following a sparkling eight-under 64, which included nine birdies.

Strong start: Louis Oosthuizen is looking to bounce back from his Masters disappointment at the Malaysian Open

Strong start: Louis Oosthuizen is looking to bounce back from his Masters disappointment at the Malaysian Open

Schwartzel, like Oosthuizen, had a 30-hour journey from the United States to Kuala Lumpur – he handed over the green jacket to Watson after winning the event last year – and was relieved to have felt few ill-effects.

'I felt surprisingly good today,' Schwartzel told the European Tour's official website.

'I got a good night's sleep and woke up this morning before the alarm.

'The tiredness seems to catch me more in the afternoon than the morning so it felt pretty good.

'I played very well today. It has been some time coming now because I have been working really hard for the last couple of months and I haven't had anything happen for me.

'It could have been one or two lower as I missed a couple of chances towards the end there but I am happy with 64 – I haven't shot a number like that for a while.'

Pairing up: Oosthuizen was partnered on the course by compatriot Charl Schwartzel

Pairing up: Oosthuizen was partnered on the course by compatriot Charl Schwartzel

Oosthuizen believes himself and Schwartzel adapted well to the course after a hectic few days.

'It was a long haul getting here,' he said. 'I think me and Charl knew the first round concentration levels won't be great, but we did well.

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'I knew the swing was still good. It was just adapting to the weather and the green speed, but I putted beautifully again today and hope to keep it going for the week.

'I feel like I'm swinging well. I think a lot of times, we're used to a lot of travel and we adapt quickly.

'We knew there was always going to be one tough round which is normally the first one and luckily for us, it was early in the morning. We can have a nice rest now.'

In the swing: Jeev Milkha Singh shot an impressive opening round 65

In the swing: Jeev Milkha Singh shot an impressive opening round 65

Jeev Milkha Singh is second after an opening 65 – which included an eagle at the par-five 10th – one shot ahead of Oosthuizen, American Jason Knutzon and fellow Indian Jyoti Randhawa.

Scotland's Stephen Gallacher is one of three players in a tie for fifth after a 67.

Malaysian Open: Live leaderboard

Malaysian Open leaderboard: Keep up with the latest scores

The European Tour is at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club this week for the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Matteo Manassero took the title last year and you can keep track of all the latest scores right here.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVE LEADERBOARD

Two good: Italian youngster Matteo Manassero held his nerve to clinch his second European Tour title at the 2011 Maybank Malaysian Open

Two good: Italian youngster Matteo Manassero held his nerve to clinch his second European Tour title at the 2011 Maybank Malaysian Open

Keothavong slumps to Malaysian Open first round surrender to qualifier

Keothavong slumps to Malaysian Open first round surrender to qualifier

Anne Keothavong was beaten in the first round of the BMW Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.

The eighth-seeded Briton went down 6-4, 7-5 to Taiwanese qualifier Hsieh Su-wei.

Keothavong struggled badly with her serve, winning only 37 per cent of points on her first delivery, as she lost in just over an hour and a half.

Out: Keothavong

Out: Keothavong