March

  • mar25 monty500

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 25 March 2009

    Colin Montgomerie today (wed) gathered some of his close golfing friends around him in Seville on the eve of his 500th appearance as a professional on The European Tour – and proved that you can have your cake and eat it! The 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain marked the occasion alongside two-time Masters Champion José Maria Olazábal, the course designer this...

  • mar19 quiros

    Written by By Kevin Brown on Thursday, 19 March 2009

    Watching Spaniard Alvaro Quiros prepare for the Transitions Championship in Florida this week, reminded me of the one and only Seve Ballesteros. The huge-hitting Quiros is very much a chip off the legend's block. He stands out from the crowd and not just because he's 6ft 3ins and wears straw, boater-style headwear. He's swashbuckling, he oozes charm and charisma and is an...

  • All eyes on Ryo in Florida...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 18 March 2009

    The sunshine state of Florida has become the Land of the Rising Sun. Well, for this week anyway... OK, there's no Tiger or Phil Mickelson at the Transitions Championship which gets underway tomorrow, so left to take centre stage is teenage Japanese sensation Ryo Ishikawa. And following Ryo practically wherever he goes at the US PGA Tour event at Innisbrook Golf Resort...

  • Betfair Team of the Week

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 16 March 2009

    The Betfair 'Team of the Week', in preparation for the double-weighted Arnold Palmer Invitational, is as follows: Matthew Goggin ($1.0m) Australian Matthew Goggin is sneaky long off the tee, and his all-round game has really stepped up a gear in recent months. Indeed, Goggin is on the verge of a maiden appearance in the Masters Tournament and a decent...

  • Golf World Blog

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 16 March 2009

    Posted by Chris Jones, April 16th: HSBC Champion of Champions Returns for 2009 One of the biggest competitions in amateur golf is back for 2009 – the HSBC and Golf World Champion of Champions. We’ve joined forces with HSBC to relaunch the prestigious contest, which is open to every reigning club champion in the UK – and it’s FREE to enter. Titleist and...

  • Stenson strips off at Doral

    Written by Kit Alexander on Friday, 13 March 2009

    Henrik Stenson showed he wasn't shy stripped off down to his boxer shorts to play a shot at the WGC-CA Championship at Doral. The Swede found his ball in mud after a wayward tee shot at the third, his 12th, so he opted to derobe to play his second shot to avoid having to play the rest of his round in dirty...

  • Yang clinches first PGA Tour title

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 9 March 2009

    South Korea's YE Yang survived a back nine wobble to win the Honda Classic by a shot from John Rollins. The 37-year-old had a four shot cushion stood on the 13th tee but bogeys at 15 and 17 set up a nervous final hole. Rollins birdied 18 but Yang secured the regulation par he needed for victory with two putts from 50...

  • Luke Donald pulls out of Honda Classic

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 5 March 2009

    Luke Donald has withdrawn from the Honda Classic in order to protect his wrist. The Englishman was forced to concede his Accenture Match Play tie with Ernie Els last week because he felt a twinge in the left wrist he had surgery on last year. The damage was to the scar tissue, rather than the tendon that was operated on, and the injury...

  • ogilvy wins WGC Matchplay

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Sunday, 1 March 2009

    Geoff Ogilvy jumped to fourth in the world rankings when he produced a dominating performance to win the $8.5 million Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday. The 31-year-old Australian never gave Paul Casey a chance in the 36-hole final, leading from start to finish to post a 4 and 3 victory on a sizzling hot day at Dove Mountain in Arizona.