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  • johnson not dating

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 16 January 2011

    Dustin Johnson says he hasn't been dating anyone for two months, not even Natalie Gulbis. Johnson spoke out Saturday because he was tired of hearing gossip and innuendoes that he withdrew from the Sony Open because his girlfriend found out about a relationship with Gulbis. He said he broke up with college girlfriend Amanda Caulder a few months ago. Caulder has since...

  • schwartzel wins in joburg

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 16 January 2011

    South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel ground out a four shot win to successfully defend his Joburg Open title. The World Number 32 was never at his best from tee to green in his final round 67, but some remarkable up-and-downs helped him finish 19 under par, four ahead of compatriot Garth Mulroy. Another South African, Thomas Aiken, saw his challenge for a maiden...

  • Harrington's new role

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 14 January 2011

    Two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington is announced as The R&A’s first Working for Golf Ambassador, using his position in the global game to promote the work of the game’s governing body. The 39 year old Dubliner, who at Birkdale three years ago became the first European golfer to make a successful defence of the Claret Jug since James Braid in 1906,...

  • Pair of 62s lead in S Africa

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 14 January 2011

    Martin Maritz and Tyrone Mordt share the first round lead at the Joburg Open after both carded faultless nine under par rounds of 62. However, they came on different courses at the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club, and while Mordt's efforts on the West Course were outstanding, Maritz's (right) on the more difficult East Course were truly sensational. The two South...

  • Sony day one wash out

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 14 January 2011

    All those rookies ready to start their PGA Tour careers will have to wait another day. The opening round of the Sony Open, the first full-field event of the season, was washed out Thursday because of heavy overnight rain that left too much water on Waialae Country Club. Once the sun came up and officials could see, it was a quick...

  • Love switches to Bridgestone

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 13 January 2011

    Davis Love has signed for Bridgestone this year, ending his long-standing association with Titleist. He has joined the Bridgestone Golf PGA Tour Team, which includes Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Lee Trevino, and will play the new B330-S ball this year and  prototype irons (3-PW). In addition to his new Bridgestone equipment, Love will showcase the Bridgestone brand on...

  • Sony Open preview

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 13 January 2011

    The Sony Open is the first full-field event of the PGA Tour, a time filled with as much optimism as curiosity. It is not unusual to see veterans looking at names on the golf bags to figure out who some of these guys are. There are 26 rookies at Waialae, 10 of them who have never teed it up in...

  • Jobury Open preview

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 12 January 2011

    The European Tour brings its South African sojourn to an end this week with the richest of the country's four co-sanctioned events, the €1.3 million Joburg Open. Following hugely successful tournaments in Malelane and Durban before Christmas, followed by last week’s event in East London, the city of Johannesburg takes centre stage this week and the beautiful Royal Johannesburg and...

  • McIlroy splits with girlfriend

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 12 January 2011

    Rory McIlroy has split from his long-term girlfriend Holly Sweeney. The two began dating when Rory was sixteen and Holly was fourteen, while they were both growing up in their hometown of Holywood, near Belfast. Since McIlroy hit the big time in both fame and bucks he's been pretty good about avoiding the late night carousing scene and has spent most of...

  • Ernie Els trims Euro schedule

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 12 January 2011

    Ernie Els has reached a point in his career where he will not be traveling as far, and making decisions based as much on his business ventures as the golf itself. One of the first tournaments to go is the Scottish Open, which he has won twice and played the last nine years. Els signed an endorsement deal with the Royal Bank...

  • Senior stars at Stapleford Park

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Wednesday, 12 January 2011

    Popular 2-FORE!-1 venue Stapleford Park in Leicestershire will host  the second edition of the ISPS Handa Senior Masters presented by the Stapleford Forum on June 3-5.  Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, sponsors ISPS are once again backing the tournament, which attracted some of the leading Senior Tour players in 2010 including Sam Torrance, a former club captain...

  • TG Blog: Wolstenholme's predictions for 2011

    Written by Gary Wolstenholme on Monday, 10 January 2011

    Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you enjoyed a well earned rest over Christmas and you are ready for what should be a great year in golf. I have decided to offer my predictions on what may happen for the following year and who will be taking the spoils at the end of it. I don't expect everyone to...

  • Johnson and Gulbis dating

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 10 January 2011

    Dustin Johnson and Natalie Gulbis are the new first couple of golf. The talented twosome quietly began dating after having competed alongside each other at the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge in early November. The romance went public on Saturday when Gulbis followed Johnson on the back nine of his third round at the Tournament of Champions. She was dressed in head-to-toe adidas...

  • Byrd wins playoff in Hawaii

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 10 January 2011

    Jonathan Byrd had a silver trophy at his side and a lei draped around his neck, a winner Sunday in the Tournament of Champions, even if the playoff didn't end the way anyone imagined. "Pretty overwhelmed," he said. The emotions went beyond his victory in the PGA Tour's season opener when Robert Garrigus, the biggest hitter on tour, missed a 3-foot par...

  • Oosthuien wins africs open

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 10 January 2011

    Louis Oosthuizen birdied the first play-off hole to win the Africa Open and deny Chris Wood and Manuel Quiros a maiden European Tour title. All three had finished tied on 16 under par at East London Golf Club after an enthralling last round which saw no fewer than seven different leaders on the final day. Playing the 18th as the first extra hole...

  • Graeme McDowell signs with Srixon

    Written by Chris Jones, Golf World Editor on Tuesday, 4 January 2011

    Graeme McDowell has signed a multi year contract with Srixon, leaving Callaway. McDowell will play Srixon irons, Cleveland wedges and the new Srixon Z-STAR XV ball, which will be officially launched at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando at the end of January. He will also wear a Srixon hat and glove and carry a Srixon bag.   The announcement comes...

  • Gillette drops Tiger for good

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 26 December 2010

    Procter & Gamble Co. will not renew its endorsement deal with Tiger Woods at the end of the year, adding another name to the list of companies that cut ties with the golfer after last year's revelations of marital infidelities. The company used Woods, Roger Federer, Lionel Messi and dozens of other athletes as part of its three-year "Gillette Champions" marketing...

  • Webster joins wilson staff

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 21 December 2010

    Steve Webster, the two-time European Tour winner from Nuneaton, has signed a contract with Wilson Golf that will see him play exclusively with the highly-rated Wilson Staff FG Tour irons next season.  The man who beat Tiger Woods to the amateur Silver Medal at the 1995 Open Championship at St Andrews began playing with the FG Tour irons during the summer...

  • Euro tour awards success

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 21 December 2010

    The success of European Tour Members across the globe in 2010 has been abundantly reflected as the year draws to a close with the announcement of several prestigious individual Awards and recognition for The 2010 Ryder Cup Team. Europe's Ryder Cup Team won the accolade of BBC Team of the Year award while Captain Colin Montgomerie collected Coach of the Year...

  • Fowler gets Masters invite

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 21 December 2010

    Rickie Fowler and Sean O'Hair are the only Americans among 13 players who have qualified for the Masters through the world ranking. There are no tournaments the rest of the year, so the final 2010 ranking became available Monday. The Masters invites players who are in the top 50 at the end of the year. The criteria is mainly for international players...

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