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  • Poulter wins in Hong Kong

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 22 November 2010

    Ian Poulter went back into the top-10 in the world when he won his 10th European Tour tournament yesterday, the UBS Hong Kong Open. He shot a final round 67, to finish at 22-under-par, one shot ahead of Simon Dyson and Italy’s Matteo Manassero. “It feels more than good,” he said afterwards. “To be honest with you, I was really disappointed...

  • Poulter leads in Hong Kong

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 19 November 2010

    Golf World columnist Ian Poulter leads at the half-way stage of the Hong Kong Open after lipping-out for the European Tour's first ever 59. Poulter produced a scintillating second round 60 to take advantage of Rory McIlroy's final hole double bogey. The 34-year-old Ryder Cup star had made a low-key start to the tournament on Thursday, carding just three birdies in...

  • Tiger on twitter

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 18 November 2010

    In 1996, Tiger Woods first words as a professional golfer were, "Hello world." On Wednesday morning, the world's No. 2 player tapped out his first personalised tweet:  "What’s up everyone. Finally decided to try out twitter!" Ian Poulter, who has over 1 million followers, tweeted a reply to say: "Well, well, well, you have finally come round to twitter, do you need any...

  • Lyle unhappy about snub

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    Sandy Lyle has admitted he's more upset at not being entered into the World Golf Hall of Fame than he is at being passed over for the Ryder Cup captaincy. Lyle, who won he 1985 Open, the 1988 Masters and 26 other tour events, still wants to lead Europe at the Ryder Cup, but admits his time has probably passed.

  • Mcilroy's new hair

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    Rory McIlroy has revealed a new hairdo for this week's Hong Kong open. The Irish superstar has given his big, black semi-affro some blond highlights. McIlroy revealed the new look on the eve of the Hong Kong Open, where he it hoping to go one better than his second place last year. The UBS Hong Kong Open burst to life...

  • McDowell sports personality

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    Today, Golf World launches a campaign to make Graeme McDowell the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year 2010. A shortlist of candidates will be revealed by the BBC in the next few weeks, and the US Open Champion and Ryder Cup hero is certain to be on there. He will face stiff competition from other British athletes like diver Tom Daley, jockey...

  • Appleby wins Aussie Masters

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 15 November 2010

    Stuart Appleby added another legendary name to the JBWere Masters honour roll, but Tiger Woods gave the tournament an even greater boost in a drama-packed finish at Victoria Golf Club yesterday. Appleby, 39, made a mockery of poor midweek form to fire an equal tournament low six-under 65 to finish at 10 under, one clear of the plucky Adam Bland who...

  • Scott wins in singapore

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 15 November 2010

    Adam Scott claimed his third Barclays Singapore Open title with a composed performance at Sentosa Golf Club. The Australian landed his seventh European Tour title over the Serapong Course where he won in 2005 and 2006 with a closing round of 68 to finish 17 under par, three ahead of Anders Hansen. The leaders had returned on Monday with ten holes of...

  • singapore halfway

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 12 November 2010

    There looks set to be high drama at the Singapore Open as some of the game's top names do battle at the top of the leaderboard. Man-of-the-moment Graeme McDowell is third after two rounds whikle Ian Poulter has clim,bed into second place. Aussia Adam Scott l;eads the way at 12 under. McDowell - who won the US Open this year and holed...

  • aussie masters

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 12 November 2010

    Tiger Wodds' bid to reclaim the World No1 spot is already in big trouble. The World No2 is playing in the Australian masters but is already nine shots off the lead after the opening two rounds. Woods had enjoyed 281 uninterrupted weeks as the best player in the world, but he was knocked off the top spot by England's Lee Westwood...

  • Westwood goes to number one in the world

    Written by Staff on Monday, 1 November 2010

    Lee Westwood officially became the world number one this morning, ending five and a half years of domination at the top by Tiger Woods. Talking to the BBC, he said that it hadn’t sunk in yet. “When you’ve been working all your life to be good at this game and you are told you are the best golfer on the planet,...

  • Manassero becomes youngest ever Tour winner

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Sunday, 24 October 2010

    Matteo Manassero has become the youngest ever player to win a European Tour title, as he romped to victory at the Castello Masters in Spain. At just 17 years and 188 days old, the Italian starlet booked his place in the record books with a final-round 67 which gave him a winning total of 16-under-par, four shots clear of Ignacio Garrido and five in front of overnight...

  • Ryder Cup hero Monty in Dunhill Links

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 6 October 2010

    Heroic Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie returns in triumph to his native Scotland this week to play in the 10th Alfred Dunhill Links Championship along with nine other members of his successful European team. Also in action will be Ross Fisher, Peter Hanson, Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Edoardo and Francesco Molinari, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood. Scottish...

  • Monty plays in Dunhill Links

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie is the latest big name to confirm that he will be among the world class field competing in the 10th Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Three of this year’s major championship winners, Louis Oosthuizen, Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer, have already announced they will play. In one of the strongest fields ever...

  • 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, 7 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...

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