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  • BBC loses exclusive Masters coverage

    Written by Golf World staff on Tuesday, 21 September 2010

    The BBC has lost its coverage of first two rounds of The Masters to Sky Sports. Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, announced the changes in the UK scheduling from next year. There were rumours at this year’s event that the BBC would lose its coverage completely. But their relationship with Augusta, going back...

  • Woods, Johnson, Cink and Fowler in US Ryder Cup team

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 07 September 2010

    American Captain Corey Pavin has named Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink and Rickie Fowler as his four wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor on October 1-3. World number one Woods had been widely expected to make the team despite his personal problems off the course this year. Woods is on the verge of suffering his first winless season...

  • 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, 09 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, 05 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, 04 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...

  • Langer wins first Senior Major

    Written by Golf World staff on Monday, 26 July 2010

    Bernhard Langer continued his fine form as a Senior golfer by winning the Senior Open presented by MasterCard around the unforgiving Carnoustie links. Going into the final round three shots ahead of US Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin, he played solidly rather than spectacularly in the final round to win by a shot from the American. Shooting 72 in the...

  • Open Champions given Freedom of the Links

    Written by The Open 2010 on Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    A special presentation will take place at the Champions’ Challenge at the Open Championship on Wednesday afternoon (July 14) when each of the champions taking part will receive the Freedom of St Andrews Links. The Champions’ Challenge is being held to celebrate the 150th anniversary Open Championship and will see some of golf’s greatest names playing a four-hole challenge on the...

  • Legends line up for Open Champions Challenge

    Written by Chris Jones on Tuesday, 06 July 2010

    The R&A has announced the teams for The Open Champions’ Challenge, which is taking place on Wednesday 14 July ahead of the 150th Anniversary Open Championship. Each team will have a captain for the Challenge. The captains of the seven teams are the most senior competitors. Peter Thomson, whose team of Tiger Woods, Sir Nick Faldo and Mark Calcavecchia boasts a...

  • Rose books Open place with second win in America

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 05 July 2010

    Justin Rose bagged his second win in three starts on the PGA Tour at the weekend to guarantee his place in The Open at St Andrews next week.  Only a week ago in the Travelers Championship, he took a three-shot lead into the final round and collapsed on the back nine for a 75. In the AT&T at Aronimink on Sunday,...

  • Final opportunity to buy Ryder Cup practice tickets and VIP packages

    Written by Chris Jones on Thursday, 24 June 2010

    The ‘sold out’ signs have been posted for all ground admission tickets for The 2010 Ryder Cup, but golf fans have one final opportunity to experience the superb atmosphere of the biennial contest at The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales from October 1-3. Six-day VIP package for the International Pavilion are still available along with tickets for the three...

  • Seve cancels Open appearance

    Written by Chris Jones on Thursday, 24 June 2010

    Seve Ballesteros will not be making an emotional return to St Andrews next month after all, his doctors advising him against playing in the eve-of-Open four-hole Champions Challenge. The three-time champion, who retired from competition in 2007, underwent repeated brain surgery after collapsing with a tumour two years ago, but had hoped to revisit the scene of his 1984 triumph. He has...

  • US Open champ McDowell talks to TG

    Written by TG Courses editor Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 June 2010

    Graeme McDowell today admitted he is still "on cloud nine" after clinching a memorable US Open victory at Pebble Beach at the weekend. The Northern Ireland star pitched up at main sponsors Callaway's Surrey HQ - with the prized silverware of course - still in a state of shock after his dramatic, unexpected triumph which saw him become the first Brit...

  • Graeme McDowell Interview

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 23 June 2010

    Don't miss Today's Golfer's exclusive interview with newly-crowned US Open champion Graeme McDowell later today. The Northern Irishman has only just stepped off the plane after his epic victory in the year's second Major at Pebble Beach but he's keen to address his UK fans. McDowell battled hard to overturn a three-shot lead on Sunday and the victory also offers him the...

  • Team McDowell

    Written by Jock Howard on Monday, 21 June 2010

    The men who helped make the US Open Champion: Coach Clive Tucker. I met him through David Howell and we got together at the end of 2006. He is a calm, collected sort of guy and I trust him implicitly. He is very analytical and a deep thinker; a bit like me. He comes to tournaments with me once every...

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