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  • 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,"...

  • Padraig leads nedbank

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 3 December 2010

    Ireland’s Padraig Harrington rode out electrical storms and a two-hour break in play record seven birdies and a lone bogey in an opening round of 66 that gave the three-time Major winner a one shot lead over Ryder Cup team-mate Ross Fisher at the 30th Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City. Having dropped his first shot of the day at the...

  • Woods leads in California

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 3 December 2010

    Tiger Woods fired one of the rounds of his season to put himself at the top of the leaderboard for the first time this year in his own Chevron World Challenge event in California. Woods missed only two greens and putted for eagle four times on his way to a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead over U.S. Open champion...

  • McIlroy; PGA Tour won't miss me

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy have decided to concentrate on the European Tour next year instead of taking up membership in America. The demise of the PGA Tour? Not quite. "The PGA Tour won't miss me," McIlroy said. "Because no one player is bigger than the tour. I don't think it'll miss Lee Westwood. It won't miss Martin Kaymer. You've...

  • World class field for Volvo World Matchplay

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Two Major Champions, a Ryder Cup winner and a former Volvo Masters champion are among the first players to qualify and confirm their entry into the 24-man 2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship via the refined qualification criteria. Major Champions Graeme McDowell and Y E Yang; Ross Fisher, the current defending champion who made a successful Ryder Cup debut...

  • Poulter wants golf rule change

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    The Rules of Golf are under review, and Golf World columnist Ian Poulter has a suggestion. It involves a player who tries to replace his ball on the putting green, only for it to slip out of his hands just inches above the ground and land on his marker - a lucky coin, in this case - and move it ever...

  • Woods getting bck to his best

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Tiger Woods had just blistered a 275-yard 3-wood straight at the flag, his ball settling on a shelf some 25 feet behind the hole, when a fan bellowed what many were thinking: "That's the Tiger I know from '08, Torrey Pines! You're back!" At the Chevron World Challenge pro-am on Wednesday the only people keeping score were the amateurs. Still, both Woods...

  • Kaymer on the bag

    Written by Jock Howard on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Instead of playing in Tiger’s Chevron tournament in California as previously planned, Europe’s number one, Martin Kaymer, flew straight to La Manga, in order to caddie for his girlfriend, Alison Micheletti.   Two days after he won the Race for Dubai, the world number three was lending advice to his loved one, and whatever he was...

  • Tour stars nominated for awards

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 1 December 2010

    Ryder Cup heroes Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, while Race to Dubai champion Martin Kaymer is in contention for the equivalent award in Germany. Northern Irishman McDowell claimed the winning point as Europe beat the United States 14½-13½ at The Celtic Manor Resort in October, as well as clinching...

  • Manassero wins Rookie of the Year

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 1 December 2010

    Italy’s Matteo Manassero has been named The Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year for 2010 following a record-breaking start to his professional career highlighted by him becoming the youngest player to win in the history of The European Tour. Manassero launched his professional career in the BMW Italian Open at the beginning of May and in 14 starts since then has won...

  • Westwood baits poulter on twitter

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 30 November 2010

    Lee Westwod has been baiting Ian Poulter over his one-shot penalty in a playoff at Sunday's Dubai World Championship, The World No.1 has taken to Twitter, following in the footsteps of Poults who now has over a million followers. Along with Paul Casey, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, they’ve been winding each other up like friends in the playground. Westwood...

  • Euro tour reveals 2011 schedule

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 29 November 2010

    The 2011 calendar for the European Tour has been revealed, The Race to Dubai on The 2011 European Tour International Schedule, featuring a minimum of 50 tournaments in 29 different destinations, including  new events in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Malaysia and Sicily, will conclude with the Dubai World Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from December 8-11. As...

  • Kaymer pulls out of chevron

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 29 November 2010

    Fresh from winning his first European Tour money title, PGA champion Germany's Martin Kaymer has withdrawn from the Chevron World Challenge. Kaymer wrapped up the Order of Merit on Sunday when he shared 13th in the Dubai World Championship. He was replaced in the 18-man field at Sherwood Country Club by Nick Watney. The Chevron World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods, starts Thursday.

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