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  • watson wins at torrey pines

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 31 January 2011

    Bubba Watson won his second PGA Tour title when he rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Torrey Pines, beating Phil Mickelson in the process. The big-hitting Watson made clutch putts on the final two holes for a 5-under 67 before Mickelson had the chance to beat him if he made an eagle at the 18th. But he...

  • woods has worst season debut

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 31 January 2011

    Tiger Woods began a new year with his worst season debut. Woods failed to birdie a par 5 for the second time this week and closed with a 3-over 75 on Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open, ending his five-tournament winning streak at Torrey Pines with a middle-of-the-pack finish. "I have some work to do," Woods said. "There's no doubt about that." The...

  • casey wins in

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 31 January 2011

    Paul Casey ended a 20-month title drought when he captured the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions in Bahrain.  The 33-year-old Englishman’s last victory on The European Tour had come in his home country in the PGA Championship at Wentworth, but he got back into the winners’ circle in style after a thrilling final day at The Royal Golf Club.  Casey’s final round 68...

  • jimenez among leaders

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 29 January 2011

    Miguel Angel Jimenez sanpped his putter in anger during the second round of the Volvo Golf Champions event in Bahrain - and then went on to record three birdies putting with his lob wedge! The 47-year-old Spaniard now joins the leaders at 11 under. Darren Clarke and Paul Casey, South African James Kingston and Scot Stephen Gallacher are also right in the...

  • Woods happy with first round

    Written by Golf World staff on Friday, 28 January 2011

    Tiger said he was “happy” with his first competitive round of the season, after shooting a bogey-free 3-under-par 69, to be five shots off the lead, after the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open. “I probably hit the ball well all day,” he said, “I hit just a couple of loose shots that I know what I did wrong, which...

  • Edfors shoots a 64

    Thursday, 27 January 2011

    Johan Edfors proved that contentment off the course leads to excellence on it when the 35 year old produced a superb eight under par 64 to lead after the first round of the Volvo Golf Champions at The Royal Golf Club in Bahrain.   Edfors married long-time girlfriend Cecilia in December and, after an idyllic honeymoon...

  • Finchem asks for a review

    Written by Golf World staff on Thursday, 27 January 2011

    The commissioner of the PGA Tour, Tim Finchem, has asked the USGA for a “full and thorough review” of the rules after the recent disqualification of two high-profile players. Camilo Villegas was disqualified in Hawaii, after a tv viewer rang in having noticed him tap down a divot as it was rolling back towards him. And another viewer noticed Padraig Harrington...

  • volvo golf champions preview

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 25 January 2011

    The ability to merge prestigious and established sponsors with new and exciting venues is perfectly illustrated this week with the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions at the Royal Golf Club in Bahrain, the second of the thrilling month-long Desert Swing on The 2011 European Tour International Schedule. Volvo are the most prolific sponsor in the Tour’s history – the tournament being the...

  • scottish open goes to castle stuart

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 25 January 2011

    This year's Barclays Scottish Open will move to Loch Lomond to the new links at Castle Stuart near Inverness. The European Tour has confirmed the switch after months of speculation, which saw Edinburgh's Renaissance Club mooted as another potential venue. The shift north for the Barclays Scottish Open, after nine successful years at Loch Lomond Golf Club, will bring a welcome...

  • Kaymer’s Abu Dhabi Triumph Franks the Formbook for 2010s First-time Major Winners

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 25 January 2011

    Any questions that may have existed about how last year’s US Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship winners would fare in 2011 were pretty much extinguished within three weeks of the New Year starting. The culmination came with Martin Kaymer streaked away from a world-class field to win the US$2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates...

  • kaymer wins by 8 in abu dhabi

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 23 January 2011

    Martin Kaymer displaced Tiger Woods as the world No2 after winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for the third time in four years by an eight shot margin over Rory McIlroy. The German needed only a top-seven finish to depose Woods, but won with ease over a field which included the other three current Major champions, and also Westwood, who ended up...

  • kaymer 3 clear in Abu Dhabi

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 21 January 2011

    Martin Kaymer put himself in pole position to successfully defend his Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship title as he reached the halfway stage 12 under par. A week after Charl Schwartzel retained the Joburg Open, US PGA Championship winner Kaymer added a superb second round 65 to his opening 67 despite wet and windy conditions. And the good news keeps coming for...

  • rules of golf are rubbish

    Written by John Wrenbury on Friday, 21 January 2011

    In light of Padraig Harrington's disqualification from the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship for moving his ball three dimples on the green, John Wrenbury, author of 'If only I could remember the rules' argues the laws of the game need a radical 21st century overhaul. Seen any gophers on your course lately? If not, it may be because you don’t know what they...

  • Weekley Vega tied in Bob Hope

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 21 January 2011

    Jhonattan Vegas and Boo Weekley are tied at the top in the Bob Hope Classic in California. Vegas shot a 5-under 67 in windy conditions Thursday for a share of the second-round lead with Boo Weekley. Weekley had a 66 to match Vegas at 13-under 131 in the 90-hole tournament on four Palm Springs-area courses. Charles Howell III (66) and Chris...

  • Harrington DQd in Abu Dhabi

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 21 January 2011

    Padraig Harrington has been disqualified from the first event if the year in Abu Dhabi after a super slo-mo camera revealed he'd touched his ball as he marked it and it had moved. The video evidence came to light almost 24 hours after his ball moved on the 7th green when retrieving his marker. The offence was not that the ball had...

  • euro toiur book available to download

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 21 January 2011

    The 40th edition of The European Tour Official Guide is now available for download, giving you all the stats and biographies from every player on Tour. Whether you are the dedicated statistician or simply looking for more background to the players to help you select your European Tour Fantasy Race, this is the publication for you. It contains all the results and...

  • love named ryder cup captain

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 20 January 2011

    Davis Love III has been appointed captain of the United States team for the 2012 Ryder Cup. The 46-year-old has played in six Ryder Cups and he has been chosen to mastermind winning back the trophy the US lost to Europe in October 2010. Love was a vice-captain to Corey Pavin during the defeat by one point at Celtic Manor in Wales. The...

  • matteo gives back to the kids

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 20 January 2011

    Matteo Manassero, the European Tour’s reigning Rookie of the Year and an official Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) golfing ambassador, has congratulated the emirate’s leading courses and institutions on efforts to continue prioritising the game at the grass roots level.  Ahead of his second Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Manassero played the 18th hole of the stunning National Course, while watched...

  • schwartel leads in abu dhabi

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 20 January 2011

    Charl Schwartzel continued his phenomenal start to the 2011 Race to Dubai to claim the first round lead at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Four days after retaining the Joburg Open, the South African shot 64 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and is now a staggering 69 under for his last 17 rounds. He was eight under after 12 holes,...

  • lameley leads bob hope

    Thursday, 20 January 2011

    Derek Lamely shot a 9-under 63 in the first round on Wednesday to take a one-stroke lead over J.J. Henry and Jhonattan Vegas in the PGA Tour's Bob Hope Classic. "This is going to be definitely not a sprint," Lamely said of the five-round event. "The golf courses are perfect. The weather is just so good. You've just got to go...

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