Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was elected as president of the Thai Ladies Professional Golf Association but she refused to take the post.
The spring sunshine is yet to arrive in chilly Beijing, but golf enthusiasts are too eager to wait until the grass turns green.
Tiger Woods withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday with an Achilles tendon injury, raising doubts about his fitness for next month's Masters at Augusta National.
Northern Irishman holds his nerve in face of charging Tiger to clinch trophy and No 1 ranking.
Britain's Rory McIlroy held off a spectacular final round charge from Tiger Woods to win the Honda Classic on Sunday and take over as golf's new world number one.
Tiger Woods made a confident start to his 2012 PGA Tour campaign, mixing three birdies with a lone bogey in his first nine holes at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Thursday.
South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace, winner of the 2010 Ladies European Tour Order of Merit and China's top ranked Feng Shanshan have confirmed to participate in the World Ladies Golf Championship scheduled to take place from March 2 to 4 in Haikou.
Bettye Danoff, one of the 13 founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), has died in Texas at age 88.
Kim Hye-youn successfully defended her Hyundai China Ladies Open crown on Sunday by keeping a couple of US LPGA Tour regulars at bay.
Luke Donald was named the 2011 PGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the first Briton to win the award since it started in 1990.
Luke Donald was on top of the world in more ways than one after becoming the first player to win the money-list crowns in Europe and US.
World number two Rory McIlroy is exhausted and run down and may have to pull out of next week's inaugural Thailand Golf Championship.