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  • Fantasy League preview: SBS Championship

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 04 January 2010

    The first points-scoring event of the TG Fantasy League is the opening event of the 2010 PGA Tour season, the SBS Championship at Kapalua in Hawaii. Geoff Ogilvy will defend his title as a talented field lines up hoping to make a fast start to this Ryder Cup season. Only 28 golfers will be teeing it up but with 10 of the...

  • Richie Ramsay wins last event of 2009

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 21 December 2009

    Three years after becoming the first Scot to win the US Amateur Championship in 108 years, Richie Ramsay now has his first European Tour title. The 25 year old won the South African Open Championship, coming from five behind with a best of the day 65 and then beating Indian Shiv Kapur with a birdie on the first play-off hole. "There's no...

  • WOODS TAKES A BREAK FROM GOLF

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Saturday, 12 December 2009

    Tiger Woods has announced he will take "an indefinite break from professional golf" after recent rumours about his private life. Woods has been at the centre of a media frenzy since crashing his car into a fire hydrant in November. In a statement on his website the world number one said: "After much soul searching I have decided to take an indefinite break...

  • Jim Furyk Wins The Chevron World Challenge

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 07 December 2009

    Jim Furyk ended more than two years without a victory on Sunday when he holed key putts on the final two holes for a 5-under 67 and a one-shot victory in the Chevron World Challenge, edging out Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell. It was a fitting conclusion to a week dominated by talk of host Tiger Woods:...

  • Women's Open champion Catriona Matthew talks to TG

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 03 December 2009

    Q. How does it feel to be Britain’s first major winner in five years? A. It’s really quite amazing. Obviously, there was just having the baby and I wasn’t really going there expecting to win it so to go there and win on my second event back was really quite unbelievable. Q. You won just 11 weeks after giving birth to...

  • Who will win the Masters?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 02 December 2009

    As thoughts drifts towards 2010 it's inevitable that people will start making predictions, so we thought we'd jump on the bandwagon and ask you guys to tell us who you think is going to triumph at the first major of the season. Tiger's state of mind may be in doubt but he'll always be the favourite whenever he plays. He'll face competition...

  • Tiger Woods breaks his silence over car crash

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 30 November 2009

    Tiger Woods finally gave his side of the story on Sunday -- on his website, not to police -- and took the blame for an "embarrassing" car crash that gave him cuts, bruises and public scrutiny like never before. His statement failed to clear up any questions about the middle-of-the-night accident outside his Isleworth estate in which his wife told police...

  • Woods released from hospital after car crash

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Friday, 27 November 2009

    World number one Tiger Woods has been released from hospital with minor injuries following a car crash in Florida. Initial reports on Friday evening (GMT) suggested that the 33-year-old had been seriously injured after his SUV crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree outside his Isleworth home but a later statement on the player's official website said he was "in a minor...

  • PGA Tour Heads Back To Sky

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 23 November 2009

    The PGA Tour has awarded Sky Sports a new eight-year deal to broadcast PGA Tour events live and in high definition. The new contract, one of the longest broadcast agreements ever awarded by the PGA Tour, allows Sky Sports viewers to follow the biggest names on the TOUR throughout the season. Among the stars on display are World No.1 Tiger Woods, three-time...

  • VIDEO: Tiger throws driver into crowd

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 16 November 2009

    Tiger Woods lobbed his clubs into the crowd at the weekend. Woods played down an incident on the 13th tee at Kingston Heath, where his driver ended up in the gallery after a wayward drive. "I was spinning the ball quite a bit with the driver today and I didn't quite have it right," he said. "On 13 it was my mistake there,...

  • Dubai World Championship starts on Thursday

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 16 November 2009

    This is it – the climax of 51 week on tour, thousands of drives, chips and putts. The Dubai World Championship starts on Thursday, and things couldn’t be closer at the top. Any one of four players can still aspire to be crowned European Number One by winning this week’s season-ending event over the brand new Earth Course. Rory McIlroy,...

  • McIlroy to play on PGA Tour in 2010

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 11 November 2009

    Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will take out a full PGA Tour membership next season, but intends to keep Europe as his "home" tour. The 20-year-old currently lies second in the Race to Dubai and played 11 PGA Tour-sanctioned tournaments this season, including all four majors and the three World Golf Championship events "My decision is not that much of a big...

  • Irish PGA Championship to move for 2010

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 11 November 2009

    The Irish PGA Championship will not be staged at The European Club next year, although a new venue has yet to be decided. Michael McCumiskey, secretary of the PGA Irish Region, revealed talks were on-going with a number of other venues to succeed the Wicklow club which has staged the tournament for the last three years. Padraig Harrington has chosen to use...

  • Volvo World Match Play Winner Ross Fisher Reflects On A Strong European Tour

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 10 November 2009

    Ross Fisher continued his fine form on the European Tour this campaign with his win at the Volvo World Match Play in Spain at the weekend. In this exclusive interview Ross reflects on the biggest win of his career, a season which has seen him lead all four majors at one stage, the birth of his daughter Eve and his...

  • Phil Mickelson edge out Ernie Els by one shot to win the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 09 November 2009

    With Els in the clubhouse following a nine under par 63, the third course record of the day, Mickelson parred the last to claim a second HSBC Champions title in three years and second WGC title of his career following March's CA Championship success. Mickelson signed for a final round score of three under 69 to finish at 17 under par...

  • First pro golfer receives drug ban

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 03 November 2009

    Doug Barron has become the first professional golfer to be banned for taking a performance-enhancing drug. The PGA Tour said Barron had been suspended for a year for violating its anti-doping policy, but didn't confirm which drug he had used. The American has played four events on the Nationwide Tour, the second tier of golf in America, this season, without making a...

  • Golf World columnist bagged his first win since 2007 in the Barclays Singapore Open at the weekend

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 02 November 2009

    The Englishman carded a closing 72, one over par, to edge out China's Liang Wen-chong by one shot and complete a wire-to-wire victory. The 33-year-old held his nerve to make par and secure a first win since the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan in 2007 and first on The European Tour since Madrid the previous year. Australian duo Adam Scott (68) and Scott...

  • Troy Matteson wins the Frys.com Open in a fourth round 2 hole playoff at Grayhawk Golf Club

    Written by Jock Howard on Monday, 26 October 2009

    I don’t know if any of you saw Sunday night’s tournament from the States, but there was an extraordinary piece of footage in the three-way playoff. One of the contenders, Troy Matteson, appeared to put his second shot on the first playoff hole into the water, but somehow his ball must have bounced off a rock at the bottom of...

  • Exclusive Footage From the ‘Putts For Charity Pro Challenge’ at the Portugal Masters

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 19 October 2009

    Some of the biggest names on the European Tour – including Lee Westwood, Miguel-Angel Jimenez, Ross Fisher, Thomas Levet and Graeme McDowell – left their rivalries behind on the course at this weekend’s Portugal Masters, to come together for the Genworth Financial ‘Putts For Charity Pro Challenge’. Players compete against each other in the Challenge to secure not only the most...

  • Lee Westwood's Scoring Secrets

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 19 October 2009

    Lee Westwood revealed some his scoring secrets to Golf World – and then won his first European Tour title in two years. The Englishman shares his exclusive instruction in the next issue, on sale October 28, where he talks about the drills that have now helped him climb to No. 5 in the world and No.1 in the Race to Dubai. Westwood...

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