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  • The Clay Pigeon Golf Shot

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 20 December 2010

    The European Tour’s finest were set a challenge for a new prom video; to smash a clay pigeon with a golf ball. BMW PGA Champ Simon Khan, David Horsey and Johan Edfors all took part in the challenge, at the Dubai World Championship last month. The results are incredibly, as you can see for yourself on this video...

  • Sorenstam pregnant again

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 15 December 2010

    Annika Sorenstam announced on Twitter this morning that she is pregnant with her second child: "Mike and I are happy to share that our family will be a foursome by early summer. Ava is ready to be a big sister." So we can all forget about the Hall of Famer's imminent return to action. Maybe in 2012?...

  • Appleby voted comeback player

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 14 December 2010

    Stuart Appleby has been voted the PGA Tour comeback player of the year after going from his worst season to a magical win. Appleby won The Greenbrier Classic by closing with a 59, making him one of only two players to hit golf's magic number in the last round. His historic win followed a year in which he finished outside the...

  • Wolstenholme blogs about third-place finish in Mauritius

    Written by Gary Wolstenholme on Monday, 13 December 2010

    The Mauritius Commercial Bank Open What a fascinating weekend in Mauritius in the beautiful setting of the Constance Belle Mare Plage! After my flurry of birdies on Friday I thought I put myself in the reckoning for the title, but unfortunately it was not meant to be as I slipped a little on Saturday but recovered well to finish third. My congratulations go to...

  • Martin defends Dunhill Champs

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 13 December 2010

    Pablo Martin survived a triple bogey to successfully defended his Alfred Dunhill Championship title Sunday, shooting a 2-under 70 for a two-shot victory. The Spaniard had a 7 at the par-4 17th but recovered to birdie the last for an 11-under 277 at Leopard Creek Country Club. He was two clear of Thorbjorn Olesen (66), Charl Schwartzel (70) and Anthony Michael...

  • Senior beats Ogilvy to Aussie PGA

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 13 December 2010

    Australia's Peter Senior won the rain-delayed Australian PGA on Monday, beating Geoff Ogilvy with a par on the second hole of a playoff to become the oldest player to win a major professional tournament in Australia. The 51-year-old Senior, a regular on the Champions Tour, made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation for a 1-under 71 to...

  • Poulter /Johnson win shark shootout

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 13 December 2010

    Golf World columnist Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson won the Shark Shootout on Sunday, shooting a 13-under 59 in the scramble format to beat Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell by two shots. Johnson and Poulter took the lead with birdies on their first four holes and had no trouble the rest of the way in finishing at 30-under 186. Clarke and McDowell...

  • Wakefield on top at Q School

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    Spaniard Carlos Del Moral carded a brilliant seven under par 65 in the fifth round of The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage to share the lead with Englishman Simon Wakefield. Wakefield himself had an impressive round, seven birdies contributing to a five under par 67, and the pair reached 16 under par to lead Spaniard Alfredo Garcia-Heredia by a shot...

  • Thomas receives PGA Award

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    Four-time Ryder Cup player and renowned course architect Dave Thomas has been honoured with a special PGA award.   Thomas, who with Peter Alliss designed The Belfry’s famous Brabazon Course, received a PGA Recognition Award for outstanding service to the game of golf and The Professional Golfers’ Association at a ceremony held at the Lowry Hotel, in Manchester. Joining him at...

  • Graeme McDowell - 2010 spoof video

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    Graeme McDowell is ramping up his push to become BBC Sports Personality of the Year by roping in his pals Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy for a spoof video. The US Open Champion recorded a short film, “Just a dream”, which has become a viral hit on the internet. It features McDowell in bed with the US Open...

  • Poulter, McDowell in Shark Shootout

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    For his 22nd Shark Shootout, Greg Norman is touting this as his best field ever. The tournament founder and host isn't the first involved with a golf event to do that. But he may just be right. Half of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, two from Europe, and two more who were assistant captains are playing at Tiburon Golf Club at the...

  • Daly shoots 83 in Australia

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    Just when John Daly thought it was safe to return to Coolum, the scene of one of his most famous meltdowns, the course came back to get him again. Daly shot an 11-over 83 on Friday in the Australian PGA to miss the cut. Last week, Daly also failed to qualify for weekend play in the Australian Open - by one...

  • Woods heading to Qatar

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 9 December 2010

    Tiger Woods is looking at a £4 million payday after apparently signing up for another European Tour event in the desert next year. According to today's Mail, Woods will play in the Qatar Masters in February, before heading to the Dubai Desert Classic. Having secured the 2022 World Cup, the Qataris are confident they can sign another huge draw in...

  • Monty tips westwwood to win master

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 9 December 2010

    It might be four months until the first Major of 2011, but Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has already picked his winner. Monty believes Lee Westwood will win at August in the second week of April. “With Westwood’s success at the Masters this year, I think he’ll win the first major of the year,” Montgomerie said on Wednesday at the European...

  • Kaymer and Mcdowell joint golfers of year

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 7 December 2010

    Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell spent most of the 2010 season making golfing history and, fittingly, they ended the year in a similar vein when, for the first time since the award was initiated in 1985, they were voted as joint winners of The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year.  A respected judging panel featuring all sectors of...

  • World Number One Rant

    Written by Todays Golfer staff on Monday, 6 December 2010

    An eight-stroke victory by Lee Westwood in Sun City didn’t mean that the world number one was all smiles, despite the fact that he admitted the victory had meant he had finally fallen off the wagon. As soon as he arrived back at a freezing Heathrow on Monday morning, he found out Ricky Fowler had won the Rookie of the Year...

  • McDowell wins Chevron

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 6 December 2010

    Graeme McDowell stormed back to beat Tiger Woods in a play-off and win the Chevron World Challenge. Woods, who had been on top in Thousand Oaks all weekend, began the day with a four shot lead, but suffered his first bad round of the tournament, highlighted by a calamitous double-bogey on the 13th, to sign for a 73. That gave McDowell...

  • Ogilvy wins Aussie open

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 5 December 2010

    Golf World columnist Geoff Ogilvy won the Australian Open after a final round of 69 saw him triumph by four shots in Sydney. Starting with a five-shot cushion, the overnight leader took no chances and compiled a steady last 18 holes at The Lakes GC that featured four birdies and a bogey to finish on 19 under par. Alister Presnell and Matt...

  • Furyk named player of the year

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 5 December 2010

    Jim Furyk has been voted PGA Tour Player of the Year by his peers. Furyk was the favourite to win the award with his three PGA Tour victories, including the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup. He was second on the money list and in scoring average to Matt Kuchar. "The year just keeps getting better is all I can...

  • Westwood wins nedbank

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 5 December 2010

    Lee Westwood cemented his year-end No. 1 ranking with an eight-shot win at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City on Sunday. The Englishman closed with a 4-under 68, chipping in from the fringe at No. 18 for a birdie to finish at 17-under 271 at the Gary Player Country Club. "It was the stuff that dreams are made of, I guess,"...

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