2012

  • Fantasy Golf: BMW Italian Open preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 10 September 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, is back on the European Tour this week after the excitement of the first three FedEx Cup Play-off events on the PGA Tour. The BMW Italian Open is taking place at Royal Park I Roveri, Turin, for the third successive year. The 7,282-yard layout doesn't require massive length off the...

  • Fantasy Golf: BMW Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 5 September 2012

    The BMW Championship, the third round of the FedEx Cup Play-offs, is the focus of the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, this week. Crooked Stick hasn't hosted the tournament before but it was the venue for the 1991 USPGA Championship and 2009 US Senior Open. The world's best have made the 7,316-yard Pete Dye design look pretty...

  • TG Poll: Who will win the Ryder Cup?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 4 September 2012

    The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah, Illinois, is nearly upon us and we want to know who you think is going to win the biennial team event. America have home advantage, but Europe have won four of the last five. Both teams are looking very strong, but what will the result be?  ...

  • Golf Stars To Return To Abu Dhabi Golf Club in January

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 3 September 2012

    The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the eighth, star-studded opening gambit in the European Tour’s ‘Desert Swing,’ is set to return in 2013 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club from January 17th until the 20th. The first major event in the global golf calendar, the tournament is organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), and they are confident that the...

  • Diary From The Challenge Tour - Chris Hanson

    Written by Chris Hanson on Friday, 31 August 2012

    Away from the glamour of the European Tour there are thousands of golfers trying to make enough money to support their dreams and their families. In this new TG online feature we'll follow the highs and lows of 2011 EuroPro Tour Order of Merit winner Chris Hanson, as he tries to adjust to life on the Challenge Tour. This week he was...

  • Nick Watney captures The Barclays to improve Ryder Cup hopes

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 28 August 2012

    American Nick Watney increased his chances of making Davis Love’s Ryder Cup team after coming from behind to win The Barclay’s on Sunday. The 31-year-old is battling for one of four wildcard picks for the event in September alongside Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker. Watney’s victory was helped by Spaniard Sergio Garcia, who missed...

  • Fantasy Golf: Deutsche Bank Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 28 August 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, is staying on the PGA Tour this week as the FedEx Cup Play-offs enter their second week at the Deutsche Bank Championship. The par-71 TPC Boston has traditionally been the easiest course of the four play-off events, although Plainfield CC (host of last year's Barclays) had a lower scoring...

  • Paul Lawrie Claims Home Soil Record

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 28 August 2012

    Paul Lawrie captured his second European Tour title of the year with a runaway four-shot victory in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Sunday. It was his eighth Tour win, and with it he became the first Scot to win three official titles on Scottish soil. His other two victories came at the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie, and the...

  • Poulter and Colsaerts get the nod for 2012 Ryder Cup

    Written by Ryder Cup 2012 on Tuesday, 28 August 2012

    Englishman Ian Poulter and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts have been selected as the two Captain’s picks for the 2012 Ryder Cup in Medinah, Chicago. The duo finished 11th and 12th in the scoring list by right, and both have a formidable matchplay record; with Poulter winning the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2011 and Colsaerts a year later in 2012.

  • Olazabal Denies Harrington Feud

    Written by Ryder Cup 2012 on Sunday, 26 August 2012

    There has been a growing feeling in recent weeks that Padraig Harrington’s Ryder Cup dreams are slowly slipping through his fingers. The likeable Irishman finds himself up against Ian Poulter, Nicolas Colsaerts, and the Spanish duo of Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Gonzalo Fdez-Castano for the two Captain’s wildcard picks. But he may be set to pay the price for a nine year...

  • Rory McIlroy Holds Junior Golf Clinic in Brooklyn

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 23 August 2012

    Fresh from his second major victory Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy has been sharing his tips with young golfers at the City Parks Foundation’s Junior Golf Center in Brooklyn.  The world number one teamed up with Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and City Parks, a New York City organisation, to deliver a clinic to 50 junior golfers aged 10 to 17. McIlroy led...

  • Fantasy Golf: The Barclays preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 22 August 2012

    We're staying on the PGA Tour for the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, as the FedEx Cup Play-offs get underway with The Barclays. The top 125 players on the PGA Tour will be doing battle around Bathpage's Black Course, with the top 100 in the standings after this week advancing to next week's Deutsche Bank Championship, also...

  • All-star cast lines up for Johnnie Walker event

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 21 August 2012

    The Johnnie Walker Championship gets underway at Gleneagles on Thursday and the all-star cast sees 26 nationalities represented in a field that includes a 24-man strong Scottish contingent for home fans to follow. Incredibly the field has amassed a remarkable 260 European Tour titles between them, including seven Majors. Joining defending Champion Thomas Björn and his fellow 2012 European Ryder Cup...

  • Garcia Victory Helps Seal Ryder Cup Spot

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 21 August 2012

    Sergio Garcia fired four birdies in five holes in a closing round of 66 to win the Wyndham Championship and seal his place in the 2012 Ryder Cup team. Garcia’s victory at Sedgefield Country Club was his first on the US PGA Tour in more than four years and means that Ian Poulter has been knocked out of the automatic qualification...

  • European qualification heats up

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    With just over a month to go until the Ryder Cup monopolises our lives again, the European Team is finally starting to take shape. Jose Maria Olazabal has now chosen three of his four vice captains and with eight of his 12-man squad confirmed, just two automatic spots remain up-for-grabs. Matchplay specialist Ian Poulter was the most significant mover over the weekend...

  • Olazabal selects trio as vice-captains

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    European captain Jose Maria Olazabal has selected Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Thomas Bjorn as three of his four vice-captaincy picks ahead of The Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club next month. The trio, who have played in 10 Ryder Cups between them, were picked as vice-captains by Colin Montgomerie at Celtic Manor two years ago and will reprise the role again...

  • US Ryder Cup team taking shape

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 15 August 2012

    With seven of the eight automatic spots on the US team already secured ahead of last week's US PGA Championship, the final major of the year held even greater significance for those still vying for the sole-remaining Ryder Cup spot. Phil Mickelson occupied 8th place heading into the final qualifying event at Kiawah Island and needed a strong week to secure his ninth consecutive...

  • Fantasy Golf: Wyndham Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 14 August 2012

    There's no time for a breather after the season's final Major as there are still 14 tournaments left in the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, starting with this week's Wyndham Championship. It's also the first week of the knockout cup. The Wyndham Championship has been played at Sedgefield CC, North Carolina, since 2008, but the...

  • Rory romps to victory at US PGA

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 13 August 2012

    Rory McIlroy fired a bogey-free final round of 66 to earn his second major title at the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. The 2011 US Open Champion finished on 13-under par, winning by eight shots from Englishman David Lynn. With this win, McIlroy returns to the top of the world rankings and also tops the Race to Dubai standings. McIlroy was forced...

  • McIlroy and Woods in contention at US PGA Championship

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 10 August 2012

    Rory McIlroy made the best start of the bookie’s favourites in the US PGA Championship, firing an impressive five-under-par 67 to trail Carl Pettersson by one. Both the Northern Irishman and the Swede produced bogey free rounds over The Ocean Course  at Kiawah Island in benign conditions. Hot on their heels are Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell and defending champion Keegan Bradley...

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