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  • Tiger is not the favourite at Pebble

    Written by Golf World staff on Wednesday, 16 June 2010

    The first round of the US Open at Pebble Beach gets underway at 7.00 a.m. local time tomorrow (Thursday) (that’s 3.00 p.m. British time) and for the first time in over a decade, Tiger Woods is in the field but not the favourite. That honour goes to Phil Mickelson (10-1) while Tiger is second favourite (11-1) and Lee Westwood, who...

  • Lee Westwood wins in Memphis

    Written by Golf World staff on Monday, 14 June 2010

    In a remarkable turnaround, Lee Westwood won his second tournament on the PGA Tour, some 12 years after his first. In Memphis, Tennessee, he won the St Jude Classic, despite the fact that Robert Garrilus, a little known American pro, came to the final hole with a three-shot lead. Garrigus, who had never won on Tour, then went into a Jean...

  • World Match Play stays in Spain

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 08 June 2010

    The Volvo World Match Play Championship is set for a new date in 2011 and will be held 19th to 22nd May, 2011 at Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf and Spa on the magnificent Andalucian coast in Southern Spain. The 2009 Volvo World Match Play Championship was hailed a huge success as changes in qualification and format were widely acclaimed and the...

  • Rose finally blooms in the USA

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 07 June 2010

    Justin Rose joined the English revival in golf on Sunday, rallying from a four-shot deficit to win the Memorial with a flawless final round for his first victory in seven years on the PGA Tour. It was the second straight year the Memorial winner came from four shots behind. Tiger Woods did it a year ago, and the 29-year-old Rose was...

  • Faldo to play in Senior Open

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 25 May 2010

    Sir Nick Faldo, the six-time Major Champion, has confirmed he will be part of the world class line-up for this year’s Senior Open Championship presented by MasterCard from July 22-25. Europe’s last Ryder Cup Captain follows the current United States Captain Corey Pavin in entering the field for the 24th edition of the Championship, which will be played over the famous...

  • Ryder Cup capt in Senior Open

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 14 May 2010

    Corey Pavin will become the first presiding Ryder Cup Captain to play in The Senior Open Championship presented by MasterCard when he takes his place in the world class field at Carnoustie from July 22-25, 2010. The 50 year old will makes his debut in the Championship just 11 weeks before he Captains the United States against Colin Montgomerie’s European Team...

  • Longmuir sets hot pace

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 13 May 2010

    Scotland's Bill Longmuir is a hot favourite to clinch the Handa Senior Masters at Stapleford Park, Leicestershire, today (fri). Longmuir goes into today's third and final round four shots clear of the field after carding superb rounds of 64 and 69. Tied 2nd going into the deciding round are Thailand's in-form Boonchu Ruangit and England's John Harrison though pre-tourney favourites Sam Torrance...

  • Rising Italian star turns pro

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 03 May 2010

    Italian teenage golfing sensation Matteo Manassero announced today that he has turned professional and signed with IMG, the world’s leading sports, entertainment and media company. Manassero, who turned 17 on April 19th, will play in this week’s BMW Italian Open in his first start as a professional. His debut marks an end to his amateur career, during which he rose to...

  • Davis honourable in defeat to Furyk

    Written by Golf World Staff Writer on Monday, 19 April 2010

    England's Brian Davis came as near as you can to winning a PGA Tour event, without actually doing so. In the end, he lost the Verizon Heritage Classic to Jim Furyk, at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, when he called a two-shot penalty on himself after moving a reed on his backswing. There was minimal movement, only really detectable on...

  • Ernie Els wins again; now favourite for Augusta

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Tuesday, 30 March 2010

    Ernie Els survived a few nervous moments by making two clutch par putts to win the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational in a Monday finish for his second PGA Tour victory in a row after a two-year drought. Coming off a four-shot victory in the World Golf Championship at Doral two weeks ago, Els closed with a 1-under 71 at Bay Hill...

  • Ernie Els wins again; now favourite for Augusta

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Tuesday, 30 March 2010

    Ernie Els survived a few nervous moments by making two clutch par putts to win the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational in a Monday finish for his second PGA Tour victory in a row after a two-year drought. Coming off a four-shot victory in the World Golf Championship at Doral two weeks ago, Els closed with a 1-under 71 at Bay Hill...

  • Ernie Els wins again; now favourite for Augusta

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Tuesday, 30 March 2010

    Ernie Els survived a few nervous moments by making two clutch par putts to win the rain-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational in a Monday finish for his second PGA Tour victory in a row after a two-year drought. Coming off a four-shot victory in the World Golf Championship at Doral two weeks ago, Els closed with a 1-under 71 at Bay...

  • Fancy a Masters wager on Tiger?

    Written by TG Courses editor on Tuesday, 23 March 2010

    Tiger Woods is 5/1 to be booed on the first tee at Augusta after admitting to nerves before his much-anticipated return to golf. The world number one is 25/1 to kiss an anonymous blonde and 500/1 to fight a fan at The Masters next month. Ladbrokes spokesman, Nick Weinberg, said: “The eyes of the world will...

  • Els returns home to Wentworth

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 19 March 2010

    Following on from his stunning victory in the WGC – CA Championship at Doral last weekend, which put him at the top of the European Tour’s all-time career money list, Ernie Els has confirmed his entry for this year’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club on May 20-23.   It will be Ernie’s first tournament appearance in the UK...

  • March 16 Tiger to play in the Masters

    Written by Golf World Staff Writer on Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    Tiger Woods has announced in a statement that he will return to the game at the Masters in 23 days time. He last played in November, when he won the Australian Masters, and less than two weeks after that crashed his car into a water hydrant at his Florida home, which led to revelations that he had been cheating on...

  • March 15 Ernie wins for first time in two years

    Monday, 15 March 2010

    Ernie Els bagged his first win in two years, blowing away a stellar field by four shots in the WGC-CA Championship at Doral on Sunday. Els played the final 23 holes without a bogey on the Blue Monster course in Miami and closed with a six-under 66 for a four-shot victory over his South African protégé Charl Schwartzel. Els said: "I'm 40...

  • Fantasy League preview: WGA-CA Championship

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 09 March 2010

    The final event of the Today's Golfer Winter Fantasy League is the WGC-CA Championship at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Miami. The Blue Monster lives up to its name at a whopping 7,266 yards and 11 water hazards in play. Because this is a World Golf Championship tournament it's worth double points, making it even more important in deciding who wins the holiday to...

  • Fantasy League preview: Honda Classic

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 01 March 2010

    We stay on the other side of the pond for this week's Fantasy League event: the Honda Classic at the PGA National Champion Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The course is regarded as one of the toughest on the PGA Tour calendar, with 26 water hazards coming into play on the 7,158-yard layout. USPGA Champion YE Yang will be defending his first...

  • Poulter on the march in desert

    Written by Kevin Brown in Phoenix on Thursday, 25 February 2010

    Ian Poulter is relishing his first taste of the Waste Management Phoenix Open tomorrow (thurs) when he lines up alongside local hero Phil Mickelson in the opening two rounds. Fresh from his World Golf Championship success in Tucson last week, Poults is in buoyant mood having shot up to no.5 in the world rankings. It's a world away from his days as...

  • Fantasy League Preview: Phoenix Open

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 25 February 2010

    The Fantasy League is back after a week off for the WGC Accenture Match Play and we stay in Arizona for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. TPC Scottsdale once again plays host to the tournament that Kenny Perry claimed by defeating Charley Hoffman on the third play-ff hole last year. While the likes of Steve Stricker, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia have...

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