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  • 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...

  • players say golf schedule is in a mess

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 20 January 2011

    Lee Westwood and Ernie Els are just two of the game's biggest names who are unhappy about the current schedules of tour golf. Ernie has said he might miss this year's President's Cup because it clashes with the South African Open, while Westwood has confirmed he may skip the so-called fifth major because he isn't allowed to play in the...

  • tiger back in action

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    Tiger Woods will be starting his season in San Diego next week. Woods officially entered the Farmers Insurance Open on Wednesday, which has become the traditional start of his season since 2006. He will then fly from California to compete on the European Tour in the Dubai Desert Classic. He has not played the PGA Tour stop at Torrey Pines the...

  • new golf world out

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    The latest issue of Golf World is out now, and it's dedicated to the murky art of the short game. The "Short Game Issue" features tips and interviews with the likes of Butch Harmon, Mark Roe, Ross Fisher and Dave Pelz. They will help you chip better, get out of bunkers, and beat the yips. Elswehere in the issue there's...

  • rickie fowler playy motocross

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    The 2011 Golf Season is underway -- and, if 2010 was any indication of what's to come for this year, PUMA's Rickie Fowler is certainly the man to beat.   The newly-named 2010 PGA Rookie of the Year was busy during the break, combining his love for Golf and Moto GP at the Eagle Creek Golf Course in Naples, Florida.  Donning his...

  • saltman banned for cheating

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    Scotland's Elliot Saltman has been banned for three months from competing on the European Tour for cheating during an event in Russia last year.   The 28-year-old's ban will start on January 19, a statement from European Tour chief George O'Grady said. The tournament committee met on Tuesday and "unanimously" found Saltman guilty of breaching a regulation during the first round of the...

  • players on boat

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    It's now an obligatory requirement for the world's top golfers to engage in some kind of publicity pictures when the hit the desert on the European Tour, and here's this year's instalment. Half of the world's top 10 golfers - Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Paul Casey and Louis Oosthuizen - hit the high seas this morning,,,...

  • Olazabal named Ryder Cup captain

    Written by Golf World staff on Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    As expected, José Maria Olazábal has been named the captain of the next Ryder Cup team, to be held at Medinah Country Club, in Illinois, USA, from September 28-30, 2012. The two-time Masters Champion, Olazabal, will be the 23rd golfer to captain a Ryder Cup team against the USA, and the second Spaniard, following Seve Ballesteros in 1997. Olazábal made the first...

  • olazabal factfile

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL - CAREER FACTFILE FULL NAME: Jose Maria Olazabal Manterola COUNTRY: Spain BORN: 5.2.66; Fuenterrabia, Spain RESIDENCE: Fuenterrabia HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5ft 10in 12st 4lb (178cm 78kgs) TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1985 (plus 4) QUALIFYING SCHOOL: 1985* (winner) EUROPEAN TOUR CAREER RECORD (Prior to the 2011 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship) EVENTS PLAYED 383 IN MONEY 323 TOP TEN FINISHES 141 EARNINGS €11,693,000 EUROPEAN TOUR VICTORIES: Total 23 1986 Ebel European Masters – Swiss Open,...

  • harrington changes swing again

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    Padraig Harrington has spent the winter changing his swing... again. He's implemented some significant changes, from his set-up to his takeaway and even the way he puts his grips on. According to Golf World contributor Brian Keogh of the Irish Golf Desk (www.irishgolfdesk.com), Harrington said: “I changed the actual grips on my golf club. Most people would think ‘well, what’s that’.

  • mcdowell up to no4 in world

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 17 January 2011

    US Open champion Graeme McDowell has moved level with Phil Mickelson in fourth place in the world rankings as both build up to this week's Abu Dhabi Championship.  Northern Irishman McDowell and American Mickelson join a star-studded field in the Arabian desert for the event Martin Kaymer won last year. Englishman Lee Westwood, who took over the No 1 spot at the...

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