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    NO less than 40 leading banks, insurance companies, telecommunication firms and other leading players in the Nigerian economy have confirmed their visit to the Kwara Football Academy (KFA) Ilorin on Tuesday March 24 to explore the investment opportunities in Nigeria’s single largest investment in youth’s sports development soon to be privatized.

    THE recently concluded National Sports Festival that held the city of Kaduna by the tail for ten action packed days may have come and gone but its legacies are still raving the media.

    Mickelson Earns $1.4m in First WGC Victory

    THERE was the hospital trip for two bags of intravenous fluids before the final round.
    The hot showers and baths to alleviate nighttime chills. The right-handed swing with a left-handed club to extricate his ball from shrubbery. The upstart challenger who wouldn’t go away, but at the end, Phil Mickelson overcame it all.

    Australian Golf Series Offer $20m Prize Money

    AUSTRALIAN golf officials are in support of a new OneAsia Super Series, which has divided opinion in the region, because the schedule will likely involve about 20 tournaments by 2011, each offering at least $1.5 million in prize money.

    Romero Earns $255,000 in Toshiba Classic Victory

    Eduardo Romero shot a 3-under 68 on Sunday to win the Toshiba Classic by one stroke over Joey Sindelar and Mark O’Meara. Romero finished at 11-under 202 and Romero earned $255,000 for his fifth career Champions Tour victory.

    Laura Earns $75,000 in 72nd Career Title Wins

    England’s Laura Davies won her second Australian Women’s Open after a dramatic final day at Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne. The English veteran, who last won the title in 2004 at Concorde Golf Club, closed her late challenge with a best-of-the-day, five-under-par 68 to edge out Spain’s Tania Elosegui by a shot.

    But she might not have managed it without a spectacular monster putt for eagle at the 13th and a miscalculation on the Spanish player’s part.

    Goodes Pockets $255,000 in Allianz Championship Victory

    Mike Goodes, who turned pro two years ago, shot a 66 to win his first career Champions Tour title at the Allianz Championships in Boca Raton.

    The 52-year-old Goodes finished in 15-under 201 at the Old Course at Broken Sound, beating practice partner Fulton Allem by one stroke to pocket $255,000 in his 32nd career event.

    “In any dreams I had of this, I feel better than I thought I would,” said Goodes, who played top amateur golf while growing the plastics recycling business he co-owns before joining the Champions Tour in 2007.

    Bernhard Langer, the 2008 Champions Tour leader and Rookie of the Year, struggled with his putting throughout to finish third with a 12-under 204.

    America’s Kang Wins $2m Malaysian Open Golf

    American Anthony Kang ended an eight-year title drought last weekend, sealing victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open with a last-hole birdie.

    The Asian Tour regular held his nerve during a nail-biting final round at Saujana Golf and Country Club to pick up his third and biggest career victory after a five-under-par 67 gave him a winning total of 17-under-par 271.

    He had bogeyed the 15th hole to slip back into a tie for the lead in the two-million-dollar event but produced a majestic birdie on the par-five 18th to beat India’s Jyoti Randhawa, Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng and Englishmen David Horsey and Miles Tunnicliff by a single shot.

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