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  • merino points ied at pebble

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 11 February 2011

    D.A. Points knew it was going to be a great week at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am when he found out Bill Murray was his amateur partner. It got even better on Thursday. Points found Murray's antics to be more amusing than annoying, and it showed in his play. With eight birdies on the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula, he opened with...

  • tiger roars back into contention

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 11 February 2011

    Tiger Woods burst into contention with a second round 66 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic brought the former world number one within two shots of the lead. Looking far more like the player who won 14 Major Championships than during his “scratchy” opening 71, the former World Number One was again partnering Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, the...

  • Johnson goes for three in a row at pebble

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 10 February 2011

    Dustin Johnson returns to Pebble Beach with conflicting emotions. Rare is a defending champion who is looking for redemption. Johnson has a chance to make history as the first player to win three successive years at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am since this iconic event began in 1937. Forgotten is how he built a four-shot lead in 2009 and was declared the winner...

  • mcilroy leads in dubai

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 10 February 2011

    Tiger Woods closed with an eagle, but was still outshone by 21 year old Rory McIlroy and out-scored by Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer in Dubai. McIlroy, whose only European Tour victory so far came on the same Emirates course two years ago, began the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with a seven under par 65 to be two ahead...

  • ryder cup venue revealed in may

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 9 February 2011

    Ryder Cup Europe will announce the Host Nation for The 2018 Ryder Cup match between Europe and the United States at Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The official announcement comes at the conclusion of the first formal bid process undertaken by Ryder Cup Europe, which commenced at the end of 2008 and involved a comprehensive examination...

  • Euro Ryder Cup selection altered

    Written by Golf World staff on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    After consultation with European Team Ryder Cup Captain José Maria Olazábal, The European Tour Tournament Committee is pleased to announce a modified qualification procedure for The 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club, Chicago, Illinois, from September 28-30, 2012. The qualification criteria, beginning at the Omega European Masters at Crans-Sur-Sierre from September 1-4, 2011, and ending at the conclusion of the...

  • westwood life membership of tour

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Lee Westwood, only the second English golfer after Sir Nick Faldo to scale the summit of the professional game as World Number One, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour. The 37 year old from Worksop, who deposed Tiger Woods at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking on October 31 last year, was presented with a...

  • faldo series final dates

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    The Faldo Series Europe has put together its largest ever schedule for 2011.  Featuring a record 19 events in 12 different countries, including a Middle East Championship in Bahrain, the Series will include three new events in the Czech Republic, Wales and England.   The 2011 schedule begins with the UK Championship at Moortown Golf Club, Yorkshire, on April 6-7 and culminates...

  • us soldier to play with woods

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    An American army officer serving in Afghanistan has won the chance to play with Tiger Woods in the Dubai Desert Classic pro-am on Wednesday. Lt. Col. Michael Rowells, who has a nine handicap and is deployed currently with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, beat 16,000 other amateur golfers in a draw ahead of the tournament's traditional curtain raiser at the...

  • kaymer wins tops award

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Europe’s Number One Martin Kaymer of Germany and the victorious Ryder Cup Team of which he was a member were both honoured at the Laureus World Sports Awards, held in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night. Reigning US PGA Champion Kaymer, who won The 2010 Race to Dubai and recently took his tally of European Tour titles to nine with...

  • desert classic preview

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, the current World Number One and Two, share a special affinity for Dubai and once again there will be history in the making when the four-week European Tour ‘Desert Swing’ reaches its crescendo with the 22nd edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Kaymer knows a victory at the Emirates Golf Club this week could enable...

  • wilson wins phoenix open

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Mark WIlson holed a 9-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Jason Dufner to win the delayed Waste Management Phoenix Open. "I'm just enjoying the ride here and that's just kind of the way I'm going to look at the year here, just ride this train as long as I can," Wilson said. After playing until dark Sunday and...

  • Wilson leads Phoenix open

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 7 February 2011

    American Mark Wilson sank a 12-footer on the 12th hole to take a two-shot lead in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which will finish on Monday after a series of frost delays during the week, "I've got a two-shot lead, but that could evaporate very quickly with an eagle at 15 by someone on front of us,"...

  • bjorn wins in qatar

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 7 February 2011

    Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn lifted the 11th European Tour title of his career yesterday (Sunday) after easing to a four-shot victory in the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy at Doha Golf Club. The Dane saw off a spirited challenge from 2009 champion Alvaro Quiros to finish with a three under par 69 for a total of 274 (-14). Spanish big-hitter...

  • Westwood misses cut as brier leads

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 4 February 2011

    World No1 Lee Westwood missed the cut as world No2 Martin Kaymer continued to struggle in the second round of the Qatar Masters. Austria’s Markus Brier is the surprise leader by one stroke from former champion Darren Fichardt at the halfway stage of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy. The 42 year-old Austrian shot a brilliant second round 66...

  • woods could fall to 6 in world

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 4 February 2011

    Tiger Woods could fall to sixth in the world this weekend. It’s possible three players will pass Woods in Sunday night’s newest rankings, bumping Woods down to No. 6 in the world, according to figures provided by the European Tour OWGR administrators. These projections are based on strength of fields remaining the same in Thursday’s start of play in Phoenix...

  • four tied at Phoenix open

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 4 February 2011

    Bubba Watson started play with a ski cap and kept his hands warm between shots with mittens. Ben Crane wore two hats and three pair of pants. And Phil Mickelson played his final nine hole in short sleeves. Short sleeves? In 45-degree conditions Thursday in the Phoenix Open? "I don't know how he was doing it because I didn't think it was...

  • goosen leads in qatar

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 3 February 2011

    Retief Goosen celebrated his 42nd birthday by setting the clubhouse target at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy in windy Doha. A three under par 69 was sufficient to make the 2007 winner - it remains his last European Tour victory - the target for the rest of the field. Defending champion Robert Karlsson needed a closing par five...

  • icy weather might delay phoenix open

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 3 February 2011

    The start of the Waste Management Phoenix Open might be delayed on Thursday... because of ice. British golfers have been used to such conditions for months, but in the Arizona desert unusually cold weather has cashed havoc. Slugger White, the PGA Tour's vice president of rules and competition, said in his 30 years with the tour he's never seen an entire day lost...

  • kaymer could become number one

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 3 February 2011

    Lee Westwood will be defending his No. 1 world ranking against Martin Kaymer when they tee off in the Qatar Masters on Thursday. Westwood, who in October replaced Tiger Woods at the top, needs to finish no worse than second to keep his spot if the No. 2-ranked Kaymer wins the tournament. Kaymer, who won last month's Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, could...

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