The golf magazines have been touting Rory McIlroy's "chiseled physique" which is a result of his workouts in the gym. In one photo, they practically gushed over him dead-lifting 190lbs.
With the Masters tournament right around the corner, speculation is running wild (which is shorthand for "golf writers feverously looking for ways to slip Tiger Woods into the conversation somewhere to make their editors happy") on who is the favourite to win the event.
In his seemingly never satisfied search for perfection, he could no longer see the forest through the trees. The golf swing is both simple and complex. It doesn't have to be, but due to human nature, it is.
According to Greg Norman in a recent interview, far too many of PGA Tour players are "sheep", unwilling to go for broke and content to just stand in the meadow munching grass and collecting checks. Pretty fair assessment or nasty slur?
Last game of the year was at my ancestral home, Kings' Island Golf and I gotta admit I enjoyed seeing all my former employees, friends and family up there. The boat ride across the lake and the round brought back a lot of memories.
Woke up this morning and realized that it's my 22nd Tet celebration in Viet Nam. I still wonder where the time went. It seems like yesterday that I first got here.
The Aeroburner is a return to the original concept that made TaylorMade the leader in metal woods way back in the 80's. Anyone who played golf back then will remember the "Burner Plus" and the many models which followed, including the Burner Bubble (which I hated).
If Tiger Woods didn't have bad luck, he'd have no luck. He might want to consider visiting a temple, light a few joss sticks, make a huge donation and let the monks pray to remove whatever black cloud is following him around.
I have been following a very interesting, yet heated, discussion about the effects of technology in the game of golf. Yes, I know you're thinking that this is all about clubs and balls, but it's not only that. The argument includes technological advances in the teaching of golf.
Last year was rather exciting as many new courses came on line, many new ones resumed construction and many new people picked up golf clubs for the first time.
I am really getting tired of writing about Tiger Woods, but he keeps giving people, especially idiots like me, new reasons to keep him in the news well past his sale date. This time, of course, involves his withdrawal from an event due to a "twinge" in his recently surgically repaired back.
Over the last two days, my cousin Nguyen Phuong Ly, 22, has been complaining about her mother Nguyen Ngoc Diep, a restaurant owner, for spending a lot of her cooking time posting pictures of fully-done food on various social network sites.
No to heavy workloads, yes to hard work
After a double weekend Lunar New Year break, the mother of a first grader in a well-known primary school in HaF8 NoE4i, was aghast when the teacher told her that the kids had already forgotten what she'd taught them in the first semester.
Abandoned babies cry out for proper sex education
A newborn abandoned in a vegetable patch, dead. The mother, a medical student who has claimed she delivered it dead in a bathroom, alone, panicked and tried to get rid of the body.
I recently returned from Quang Ninh province, where the second Asia-Pacific Poetry Festival was held and which drew more than 200 authors from 43 countries.
Changing lives, for better or for worse
The "Change Life" programme has cer-tainly lived up to its name, transforming two "plain" looking women to "hot" beauties. It was only to be expected that this has created a "face rush," with many people now wanting cosmetic surgery to make them good looking.
Ngo Thi Tien was employed by a printing company in Thanh Xuan District of Ha Noi, but after retiring at 55, she started working as a cleaner in an office on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.
Can bike auctions do their bidding?
Just late last week, the Minister for Transport, Dinh La Thang, asked the National Committee Traffic Safety to draft a decree ordering the confiscation of motorbikes being driven on expressways designed only for cars. He suggested that the seized vehicles be auctioned for charity.
Sale of fake health foods concerns consumers
Everyone knows functional food works to improve health and build resistance to diseases, especially in patients and people recovering from ailments.
Ao dai represents Vietnamese identity
Outside Viet Nam, the conical hat represents the country's farmers, devastated by war and its consequences. Very few people actually wear them.
Drinking takes its toll on holiday festival
A week before Lunar New Year (Tet), the talk among workers in every office, workshop and factory across the country is about year-end parties. And there are always many to go to, including those with your friends, cousins, colleagues - and of course families.
Ben Nhau Tron Doi, a show adapted from a popular Chinese romantic novel with the same name, has recently gained widespread popularity among domestic viewers, especially females.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.