August

  • Sir Terry relishes Ryder Cup duel

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    Sir Terry Matthews, the owner of host venue The Celtic Manor Resort, has congratulated the golfers who have won places on the strongest European team ever assembled for The Ryder Cup. A European side containing eight of the world’s top 20 golfers was finalised on Sunday when Captain Colin Montgomerie added his three wildcard picks to the nine automatic...

  • Monty confirms European team

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has confirmed his 12-man team that will do battle with America at Celtic Manor this October. Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter, Ross Fisher, Francesco Molinari, Peter Hanson and Miguel Angel Jimenez confirmed their places in the team following the weekend’s Johnnie Walker Championship, leaving Monty with a virtually impossible decision...

  • McIlroy favourite to be top European point scorer

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    With Europe’s 12-man team now confirmed, Rory McIlroy has been made favourite to score the most points of Colin Montgomerie’s men. The Northern Irishman is priced at 4/1 with Ladbrokes, followed by US Open champ Graham McDowell and top scorer at Valhalla Ian Poulter at 6/1. PGA Champion Martin Kaymer is 7/1 and world number three Lee Westwood is 8/1, despite question marks...

  • Kaymer wins

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 16 August 2010

    Martin Kaymer won the exhilarating PGA Championship after a dramatic finish that saw a leading contender docked two shots. A very close competition at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin throughout saw three players heading towards a play-off. But that was cut down to just two, Kaymer and Bubba Watson after Dustin Johnson suffered from a rule violation which moved him back to...

  • TG Poll: Who will win the Ryder Cup?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 10 August 2010

    We’re just a few weeks away from the biggest team event in golf and the teams are starting to take shape, so who do you believe will emerge victorious at Celtic Manor? Corey Pavin will know his eight automatic qualifiers after the US PGA Championship. Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker and Jim Furkyk are all sure to be there but...

  • USPGA build up

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 10 August 2010

    Lee Westwood has withdrawn from the final Major of the year with a calf injury. Westwood has been playing through the pain of the injury for the last few months but withdrew after the opening round of the Bridgestone Invitational last week and has not also pulled out of the USPGA at Whistling Straits. The event starts on Thurasday with some interesting...

  • Villegas sued by sponsor over contract

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 9 August 2010

    Camilo Villegas and TaylorMade are being taken to court by Acushnet over the Columbian’s contract. Villegas has been announced as a TaylorMade player from 2011, but until then he will continue to use Titleist’s Pro V1 ball and FootJoy shoes and gloves. In a statement released this morning, Acushnet – which owns Titleist and FootJoy – said:  ...

  • Tiger Woods on Ryder Cup

    Written by Today's Golfer on Thursday, 5 August 2010

    Tiger Woods refused to be drawn on whether he would accept a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup if he did not automatically sew up his spot. There are only a couple of weks left for the American players to eanr points that lift them into a Ryder Cup berth and Woods is not yet safely in the team. As he...

  • Stuart Appleby shoots a 59

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 4 August 2010

    Stuart Appleby overturned an eight-stroke deficit to claim his first victory on the PGA Tour since 2006.  But this was no ordinary eight-stroke come from behind victory (if that’s possible). Oh, no, this was far more special than that; he carded a final round 59. A 59 is the magical score that all golfers crave, and very seldom achieve. In...