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  • Tiger Woods out of Open

    Written by The Open 2011 on Wednesday, 6 July 2011

    Tiger Woods has pulled out of The Open. The former World No1 has announced that his knee injury has failed to heal sufficiently in time, for him to make a comeback at Royal St George's in Sandwich, Kent, next week. Woods said: "Unfortunately I've been advised not to play in The open. As I stated at the AT&T National, I am only...

  • final open slots handed out

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 4 July 2011

    The Swede Fredrik Jacobson, Dane Thorbjorn Olesen and Americans Harrison Frazar and Charles Howell earned places in the Open Championship on Sunday. Frazar and Jacobsen took the two spots on offer via a mini-money list on the PGA Tour that covered six events, from the Players Championship to the AT&T National. Jacobsen was the highest on the list who was not...

  • watson aologises for french outburst

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 4 July 2011

    Bubba Watson has aologised for his behaviour at the French Open. He told his 153,000 Twitter followers "I hit the shots, not the fans or the tournaments fault". "If I offended anyone I apologise, definitely wasn't my intention." Watson publicly lashed out at fans for taking pictures while he was playing and organisers for a lack of security at the European Tour...

  • watney wins in usa

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 4 July 2011

    Nick Watney won the AT&T National yesterday, moved to No. 10 in the world and to the PGA Tour money list for the first time in his career.  Watney closed with a 4-under-par 66 on a steamy afternoon at Aronimink GC, making three big par saves and three birdies on the front nine to seize control, then holding off a charge by...

  • levet wins french open

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 4 July 2011

    Four years after fearing vertigo might end his career, Thomas Levet has hit a new high and intends to enjoy every minute of it. The 42-year-old from Paris first tried to win the French Open 25 years ago and finally did it when ranked 352nd in the world. It came in nail-biting fashion on the Golf National course near the capital where...

  • open prize money increases

    Written by The Open 2011 on Tuesday, 28 June 2011

    The Open prize fund will reach £5 million pounds for the first time in next month's event at Sandwich. The sum is an increase of £200,000 on last year's 150th anniversary championship at St Andrews. The 2011 champion will pick up a cheque for £900,000 , a rise of £50,000. "Each year the R&A strives to ensure the Open provides...

  • mcilroy's murder review

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 28 June 2011

    Northern Ireland police are reopening the unsolved murder of Rory McIlroy's great uncle. According to the Daily Mail, the 1972 killing of Joe McIlroy is part of an extensive review of unsolved murders from the 'troubles'. The PSNI has confirmed that it is re-investigating the sectarian murder of Rory McIlroy’s great-uncle Joseph, who was murdered for moving into a protestant area...

  • garcia loses in germany

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 26 June 2011

    Pablo Larrazabal birdied the fifth playoff hole to beat fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia and win the BMW International Open on Sunday. Larrazabal made his short putt on the par-5 18th after Garcia missed from about 5 feet, giving him his first title since winning the Alstom Open de France in 2008. "I had nothing to lose," Larrazabal said. "If you tell me...

  • Woods' latest withdrawal could signal bigger injury problems

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 24 June 2011

    Tiger Woods announced on Wednesday that he won't participate in next week's AT&T National Tournament due to a chronic leg injury. Dr. Ronald Grelsamer, an expert in orthopaedic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, believes Woods' absence signals a more severe injury than the golfer has let on. "My initial thought was it had to be more than a...

  • tiger pulls out o fown event

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 23 June 2011

    Tiger Woods said via Twitter that he will not play in the AT&T National tournament, which begins on June 30 in Philadelphia, but he will attend the event as the tournament host. Woods, who has not played competitively since he withdrew from the Players Championship in May, said he is still recovering from an injury to his left knee and Achilles...

  • rory takes a break

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    US Open champion Rory McIlroy is taking a break and won't play competitive golf again until The Open in July. The 22-year-old's feet have hardly touched the ground since he lifted the trophy in America on Sunday night and he has decided a break should keep him fresh for The Open at Royal St George's, which starts on July 14. He was due...

  • Rory McIlroy: It feels like I've won the lottery

    Tuesday, 21 June 2011

    We caught up with Rory McIlroy before his US Open victory to get his views  on Tiger, his critics, living in Belfast and his aspirations. Ten years ago Tiger Woods was fearsome and unplayable. Most of his rivals said so, too. And that was fine. But now it’s different. Woods is vulnerable and his aura has vaporised. But it seems his peers...

  • Rory McIlroy wins the US Open: Photo gallery

    Written by TG Features Writer and TG Web Producer on Monday, 20 June 2011

    Rory McIlroy ripped through the record books as he claimed his first Major victory at the US Open at Congressional in America. McIlroy finished on 16 under to win by a massive eight shots. The 22-year-old walked off the 72nd hole and into his father's arms. "Happy Father's Day" was the first thing he uttered. Take a look at the gallery now...

  • Rory McIlroy wins the 2011 US Open

    Written by TG Features Writes and TG Web Producer on Monday, 20 June 2011

    Rory McIlroy ripped through the record books as he claimed his first Major victory at the US Open at Congressional in America. McIlroy finished on 16 under to win by a massive eight shots. The 22-year-old walked off the 72nd hole and into his father's arms. "Happy Father's Day" was the first thing he uttered. Just over two months ago the floppy-haired...

  • The best bits of Rory McIlroy's press conference

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 20 June 2011

    Just over an hour after tapping in the winning putt on the 18th green at Congressional, new US Open champion Rory McIlroy was in the media centre giving his first press conference. Q. Rory, have you had any time in the last hour or so to let it sink in that you're the U.S. Open champion? Rory: Not really. Obviously...

  • McIlroy wins US Open

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 20 June 2011

    Rory McIlroy ripped through the record books as he claimed his first Major victory at the US Open at Congressional in America. McIlroy finished on 16 under to win by a massive eight shots. The 22-year-old walked off the 72nd hole and into his father's arms. "Happy Father's Day" was the first thing he uttered. Just over two months ago the floppy-haired...

  • mcilroy making history

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 17 June 2011

    Rory McIlroy has eagled the eighth hole at the U.S. Open, leaving him at 10-under par and with a seven-shot lead nearly halfway through the second round. He is 4-under par for the round and has a chance Friday to set a couple of records. No player has been better than 9 under through two...

  • euros fizzle at congressional

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 17 June 2011

    They arrived at Congressional carrying the torch for a wave of European success. Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer sit atop the world rankings - one, two, three - so they formed a marquee group in the opening round of this U.S. Open. But they fizzled in unison. Donald (74), Westwood (75) and Kaymer (74) collectively shot 10-over-par in benign...

  • rock's us adventure

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 17 June 2011

    Robert Rock won’t forget this trip to the United States in a hurry. In a race against time and red tape, Rock barely made it to Congressional Country Club yesterday. Without ever laying eyes on the golf course, he went out and shot a 1-under-par 70 in the first round of the 111th US Open.  Rock played his way into his...

  • mcilroy leads us open

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 17 June 2011

    Rory McIlroy made the toughest test in golf look like child's play at Congressional with a 6-under 65 to build the biggest 18-hole lead at the U.S. Open in 35 years. He missed only one green. He was the only player in the 156-man field without a single bogey. And just like that, McIlroy wound up atop the leaderboard after...

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