Masters moments: Ian Woosnam wins in 1991 and gets a lift from caddie ‘Wobbly’ | Golf News

first_imgWe continue our look back through the Augusta archives by remembering Ian Woosnam’s dramatic victory at The Masters in 1991. As the countdown continues towards the delayed 2020 Masters, we take you back to 1991 at Augusta National and Ian Woosnam’s maiden major triumph.Woosnam arrived for his fourth Masters appearance ranked second in the world behind defending champion Nick Faldo, and with five top-10 finishes to his name in major championships.The Welshman was five off the pace after an opening-round 72, but he responded with an impressive 62 on day two which got him within two strokes of the halfway leader, and home favourite, Tom Watson. 2:25 Woosnam receives the green jacket from Nick Faldo Woosnam receives the green jacket from Nick Faldo

S. Korea says daily coronavirus cases may top 100, driven by imported infections

first_imgMeanwhile, two South Korean military aircraft arrived from Iraq on Friday, carrying 293 workers who were evacuated as cases swelled in that country. At least 89 of the workers were showing symptoms, Kwon said.”We might see more than 100 total daily cases announced at tomorrow’s briefing,” he said. “There is a high possibility we will see a three-digit figure.”As of midnight Thursday, South Korea reported 41 new cases, for a total of 13,979. One more person died, the KCDC reported, putting total virus-related deaths at 298.Widespread testing, intensive contact tracing and tracking apps have enabled South Korea to limit the impact of the coronavirus and it has been held up as a mitigation success story.But health authorities have battled a small but steady number of flare-ups.As the coronavirus spread around the world, a significant number of South Korea’s infections have been found in people arriving from overseas, with nearly 70% of the imported cases South Korean nationals.After a large number of crewmembers of Russian ships tested positive in June, South Korea began an extensive testing program on crews from at least 13 ships. Topics : South Korean health authorities said novel coronavirus infections among people arriving from abroad could drive the number of new cases on Friday to more than 100, the first time since the beginning of April that daily cases hit triple digits.The numbers for Friday will not be announced until Saturday, but Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) deputy director Kwon Jun-wook told a briefing a large number of crewmembers on a Russian ship had tested positive, as had a number of South Korean workers brought home on military flights from Iraq.So far, 32 members of the ship’s crew, along with five people who had been in contact with them, had tested positive, Kwon said.last_img read more

Foreign arrivals plunge 60% in first half of 2020

first_imgThe number of foreign tourists arriving on Indonesia’s shores plummeted 59.96 percent to 3.09 million in the first half of the year as the COVID-19 pandemic brought tourism to its knees, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported Monday.In June, foreign visitor numbers were down 88.82 percent year-on-year (yoy) to around 160,300. The month-to-month figures also fell 2.06 percent, marking a return to a downward trend after a brief uptick in May that suggested a sign of recovery.“The recovery may take quite a long time,” Suhariyanto, the head of BPS, said in a virtual presser on Monday.Despite having yet to bring the coronavirus under control, Indonesia is seeking to speed up the recovery of tourism by reopening Bali, a world-renowned tourist destination. Domestic travelers could visit Bali from July 31 and international visitors will be permitted starting from Sept. 11.With more than 82,000 visitors, Timor Leste accounted for around half of all foreign arrivals in June, followed by Malaysia with around 62,760 visitors and China with more than 2,000 visitors.“We are still seeing a negative year-on-year change in all foreign tourist [arrivals],” said Suhariyanto.“There was an uptick, but things are still far from normal, so we still need to work hard to attract foreign tourists to Indonesia. The key is the end of the pandemic and compliance with health protocols.”With most domestic and international travel having ceased, the occupancy rate of star hotels across Indonesia remained low at 19.70 percent in June, a drop of 32.57 percentage points from June of 2019.“The occupancy rate is not only about foreign tourists, but also about domestic tourists and business trips,” said the BPS head.The pandemic has cost the hotel and restaurant industry almost Rp 70 trillion (US$4.76 billion) and the aviation and tour industry Rp 15 trillion, according to data compiled last month by the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI).Most entry points to Indonesia continued to record declines in foreign arrivals in June, with a few exceptions like Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten, which saw a 130.13 percent monthly increase, and Juanda International Airport in East Java, which saw a 708.33 percent monthly increase, following the relaxation of large-scale social restrictions.Read also: ASEAN hotel associations endorse travel bubbleTopics :last_img read more