February

  • kaymer is new world no1

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 28 February 2011

    Marrtin Kaymer had a consolation prize in losing the WGC Matchplay to Luke Donald - he became the new world No.1  At 26, Kaymer is the second-youngest player to capture the top ranking since Woods did so at age 21 in 1997. (The rankings have only been in place since 1986.) But he was also the first player younger than...

  • donald wins matchplay

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 28 February 2011

    Luke Donald spoiled Martin Kaymer's rise to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking by winning the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday with a performance so dominant he never played the 18th hole all week. On a bizarre final day in the high desert, which began with snow covering the fairways, Donald pulled ahead for good with...

  • world matchplay day 3

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 26 February 2011

    Luke Donals s the only Brit still contesting the World Accenture Matchplay Championships. Donald played teenage sensation Mattero Manessero who took him to the 16th hole. Elsewhere Graeme McDowell lost to YE Yang in another huge upset. Tiger Woods lost in the first round, Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood went out in the second and now McDowell also crashes out. It was left...

  • world matchplay day 2 round up

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 25 February 2011

    Phil Mickelson was unceremonously dumped out of the second round of the Accentrue World Matchplay by a rampant Rickie Fowler - and that wasn't the only surprise result of the day. American Nick Watney took out World No.1 Lee Westwood, Paul Casey lost to Jason Day and Rory McIlroy was soundly thrashed eight and 7 by Ben Crane! Mickelson's match wasn't exactly...

  • day wo at the matchplay

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 25 February 2011

    In Thursday's 16 second-round matches at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championships, we saw the departure of two more top seeds; a couple of surprising lopsided results; and a lot of young guys making a lot of noise. BIGGEST SURPRISE: There were plenty to choose from. Rickie Fowler handing Phil Mickelson his biggest loss in this event. Jason Day knocking...

  • matchplay round 2 preview

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    The number to remember in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship appears to be 12. There are 12 Americans and 12 Europeans remaining in the field. Not to mention, 12 of the top 20 players in the world are left to do battle at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain. There were some stunning upsets on...

  • wgc matchplay day one

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    What did Wednesday's 32 matches in at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship provide? One big shock, of course, and a few other surprises. Here's a recap of the first round. BIGGEST SURPRISE: Tiger Woods losing to Thomas Bjorn. Any time a No. 1 seed falls in the first round, it's a big deal. It certainly was in 2002 when...

  • matchplay round one

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    What did Wednesday's 32 matches in at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship provide? One big shock, of course, and a few other surprises. Here's a recap of the first round. BIGGEST SURPRISE: Tiger Woods losing to Thomas Bjorn. Any time a No. 1 seed falls in the first round, it's a big deal. It certainly was in 2002 when...

  • matchplay round one

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    What did Wednesday's 32 matches in at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship provide? One big shock, of course, and a few other surprises. Here's a recap of the first round. BIGGEST SURPRISE: Tiger Woods losing to Thomas Bjorn. Any time a No. 1 seed falls in the first round, it's a big deal. It certainly was in 2002 when...

  • Stars dress up for HSBC Women's event

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    Dressing for golf took on a new dimension as Michelle Wie donned a Korean hanbok and Paula Creamer a Japanese kimono for a photo-shoot ahead of this week's HSBC Women's Champions at Tanah Merah, Singapore. In the event, the players' appearance could not have served as more of a show-stopper had they notched a hole in one apiece. "It feels great," said...

  • TG Poll: Who will win the 2011 Race to Dubai?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    The European Tour season is now in full swing and with the season's first Major just around the corner we want to know who you're tipping for glory this season. Can Martin Kaymer retain, will world number one Lee Westwood regain the crown or is a new name going to come to the fore?  ...

  • Willett signs for Callaway

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    Callaway has announced that Danny Willett, a former world number one amateur, has put pen to paper and joined its team of Staff Professionals on the European Tour. After just two full seasons on the European Tour, Willett has consistently climbed the Official World Golf Rankings, featuring as high as 63. He enjoyed a fantastic 2010 season - finishing 23rd on the European...

  • coles comes up short in india

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 20 February 2011

    S.S.P. Chowrasia closed with a 5-under-par 32-35=67 at the Avantha Masters to record a one-stroke victory over Robert Coles (70), who bogeyed the 72nd hole. Sitting bogey-free 7-under through 15 holes today, Chowrasia was ready to run away from the field, but a wayward tee ball at the par-3 16th and subsequent double bogey dropped him into a share of the...

  • westwood to face stenson

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 20 February 2011

    World No 1 Lee Westwood will now have to play former winner and former Ryder Cup teammate Henrik Stenson in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona on Wednesday - providing there are no more withdrawals. As the top seed Westwood was all set to face Toru Taniguchi, but a neck injury has led to the...

  • pga tour allows mobile phones

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 February 2011

    Golf fans now can bring cell phones to PGA Tour events. The tour has allowed mobile devices at five tournaments the last six months. The tour wanted to see if players would be disturbed, and it was found to be no problem. Starting with the Honda Classic, fans will have select areas to use phones, which must be kept on silent. At the...

  • molinari confirms for matchplay

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 February 2011

    Francesco Molinari of Italy says he will play in the Match Play Championship. Molinari won the HSBC Champions last year and is No. 17 in the world ranking. He had planned to skip the World Golf Championship because his wife was expecting their first child. She gave birth to a boy Feb. 6, so Molinari says he's going to Arizona. The Italian...

  • matchplay pairings potential

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 February 2011

    The first World Golf Championships event of the season, the Accenture Match Play Championship, is a week away. With the latest Official World Golf Rankings released after Sunday’s finish of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, we can start projecting some possible first-round matchups. The top 64 players in the OWGR are invited to play in the event, with No.

  • saltman drops appeal

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 15 February 2011

    Elliot Saltman will not be appealing against a three-month ban from European Tour and Challenge Tour events. The Scot was found guilty of a "serious breach" of regulations after claims he marked his ball incorrectly at the Russian Challenge Cup in September. The 28-year-old was disqualified from the event and attended a disciplinary hearing in Abu Dhabi in January. And...

  • woods to be fined for spitting

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 14 February 2011

    Tiger Woods has apologised after being fined for spitting on a green at the Dubai Desert Classic. The former world number one was found guilty of a breach of the European Tour's code of conduct. Woods posted on Twitter: 'The Euro Tour is right - it was inconsiderate to spit like that and I know better. Just wasn't thinking and want to...

  • points and murray win pebble beach

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 14 February 2011

    D.A. Points won for the first time on the PGA Tour and wasn't even the biggest star. That's what made this Pebble Beach National Pro-Am so special. Points grew up idolising Bill Murray, whether it was his "Caddyshack" role as the assistant greenskeeper at Bushwood or his antics at Pebble Beach over the years. To have him as an amateur partner made...

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