April

  • Donald aiming for top spot again

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Luke Donald is again striving to take over the world no.1 spot from fellow Englishman Lee Westwood. For the third week running, Donald has a chance to overtake Westwood and become the new man at the helm after narrowly missing out in a play-off at Hilton Head last weekend. Donald entered the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which started today, ranked No. 3 behind...

  • McGrane sets early pace in Korea

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Irishman Damien McGrane is setting the early pace in the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea after firing an opening round 66 (-6). The 40-year-old holds a one-shot advantage over Chile’s Felipe Aguilar, England’s Richard Finch and local hero Park Sang-hyun. Said McGrane, who bagged eight birdies in his superb opening round: “I made plenty of birdies and I putted nicely. “I holed everything...

  • westwood wins

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

    Lee Westwood is world number one again after winning the Indobnesian Opan at the weekend. Westwood, 38, went into the final day with a five-shot lead but ended up winning by just a single shot from Thongchai Jaidee, of Thailand. Westwood struggled a bit with the putter but managed to hang on. He has swopped back to a conventional putter after trying...

  • Luke Donald misses out

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

    Luke Donald narrowly missed out on going to the top of the world rankings when he lost in a play-off at the weekend. Donald is on a hot run of forma nd looked to have added to his tally of three wins on the PGA Tour as his main rival Jim Furyk fell apart on the final day of The Heritage...

  • manassero wins in malaysia

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 17 April 2011

    Matteo Manassero earned himself a €288,465 birthday present with his second European Tour win at the Maybank Malaysian Open. The Italian, who turns 18 on Tuesday, started the celebrations early as a closing 68 helped him finish 16 under and see off challenges from Grégory Bourdy and Rory McIlroy. “I couldn’t imagine anything better – going back home to celebrate my 18th...

  • Charl Schwartzel wins the 75th Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Monday, 11 April 2011

    Anyone who thought the final round of the 75th Masters might be a bit anti-climactic because Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy started it with a four shot lead and was going to run away with it, was in for a bit of a surprise. That four shot lead lasted precisely 27 minutes, at which point, Charl Schwartzel chipped in for an eagle...

  • European drought continues at the Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Monday, 11 April 2011

    After a thrilling climax to the 75th Masters Tournament we were again left without a European winner. Jose Maria Olazabal was the last European to wear the Green Jacket in 1999 and despite a number of Europeans being in contention going into the back nine this year it was South African Charl Schwartzel who triumphed. Rory McIlroy's four'shot overnight lead quickly evaporated...

  • Rory McIlroy takes a four shot lead into final round of the 2011 Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    Saturday is traditionally ‘moving day’ in major championships, and yet this Saturday at Augusta seemed to be more like ‘non moving day’. There was a lot of jockeying for position behind overnight leader Rory McIlroy, but not that many significant moves were made. Northern Ireland’s McIlroy led by two shots from Australia’s Jason Day after the second round, and managed to...

  • TG Blog: Moving day

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    By Kit Alexander, Features Writer Saturday 9th April Saturday is known as moving day and while some players posted good scores from the middle of the field, it was Rory McIlroy's move further ahead of his competitors and Tiger Woods' fall back into the pack that will grab all the headlines. It was a slow day in many of the later groups and...

  • Tiger Woods endures frustrating third round at the Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    It was a frustrating day for world number 7 Tiger Woods. Starting three shots off the lead, he had one of those days when he just couldn’t get into a rhythm, and his bogey from the trees at the 1st, sort of set the tone for his day. For Tiger, the secret to a good round at Augusta is all about...

  • Masters 2011 photo gallery

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Saturday, 9 April 2011

    We will be bringing you the best, most motive, interesting and incredible imagery direct from Augusta National all week, right here in the picture gallery. The page will be updated all the time so keep checking back to see all the latest amazing pictures. Wednesday's highlights include Tiger Woods playing a final practise round, tennis ace Andy Roddick caddying for Zach Johnson...

  • Pairings for the third round

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Saturday, 9 April 2011

    Leading pairings for the third round are as follows: 2.45 p.m. (7.45 UK time) Rory McIlroy, Jason Day 2.35 p.m. K.J.Choi, Tiger Woods 2.25 p.m. Geoff Ogilvy, Alvaro Quiros 2.15 p.m. Yong-Eun Yang, Ricky Barnes 2.05 p.m. Fred Couples, Ricky Fowler 1.55 p.m. Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel 1.45 p.m. Luke Donald, Jim Furyk 1.35 p.m. Ross Fisher, Brandt Snedeker 1.25 p.m.

  • Rory McIlroy leads at the halfway stage

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Saturday, 9 April 2011

    Rory McIlroy leads the Masters at the half-way stage, but there is a hungry pack behind him; and it is going to be fascinating viewing over the weekend, to see if the 21-year-old Northern Irishman can hold them off. Among the chasing pack is the 24-year-old Australian, Jason Day, who is two shots behind, and has played the last 36 holes...

  • TG Blog: View from the 18th green

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Saturday, 9 April 2011

    By Kit Alexander, Features Writer Friday 8th April If there's a better place to watch golf than in the stand next to the 18th green at Augusta National during Masters week, I sure as hell don't know where it is. The crow's nest-esque stand is exclusively for the press so it's always possible to get a seat and watch the action from on...

  • Kaymer, Harrington, Goosen and McDowell miss the cut

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Saturday, 9 April 2011

    Golf fans around the world will be talking about Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods' back nine charge this evening, but spare a thought for those guys who failed to make the lowest cut in Masters history. Top of this list is world number one Martin Kaymer who shot disappointing rounds of 78 and 72 to miss the cut for a fourth time...

  • Koreans Choi and Yang on the march

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Friday, 8 April 2011

    There are still two Koreans who still have a very real chance of wearing a Green Jacket on Sunday evening. Y.E Yang and K.J.Choi lie at 5-under and 7-under respectively, and will be right in the mix over the weekend. “Even when I was 19-years-old and still dreaming of becoming a top professional,”said Y. E. Yang, “the Masters always seemed like...

  • Ian Poulter back in it

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Friday, 8 April 2011

    After a disappointing first round 74 (+2) Ian Poulter showed that he certainly doesn’t think he is out of this Tournament. He came out on Friday morning all guns blazing, and after birdies at the first three holes, it looked like anything was possible. At the 1st he sank a 30-foot putt. At the 2nd he chipped and putted from the front...

  • TG Blog: Battle commences

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Friday, 8 April 2011

    By Kit Alexander, Features Writer Thursday 7th April After all the hype and build up, play finally got underway today and what a perfect day for golf it was. The players took advantage of the clear blue skies, warm temperatures, only slight breeze and accessible pin positions to post some impressive opening scores and this made it the perfect day to spectate. There's no...

  • Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros are first round leaders

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Friday, 8 April 2011

    The 21-year-old Rory McIlroy leads the Masters with long-hitting Spaniard Alvaro Quiros, after both players had a 7-under-par first round 65. A couple of shots further back are Y.E Yang  and K.J. Choi. And Ricky Barnes and Matt Kuchar are on 4-under. Rory is the youngest first round leader in the 75-year history of the Tournament. And the extraordinary thing about the Northern...

  • World top players Kaymer and Westwood struggle

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Friday, 8 April 2011

    Neither of the top two players in the world could shoot under par in the first round of the Masters. World number two, Lee Westwood, had a 72, which included four birdies and four bogeys, with desperately annoying dropped shots at the 1st and last holes. “My game didn’t feel right today,” he said afterwards. “If you can’t hole it out from...

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