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  • Keep up-to-date with European Tour Q School

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 22 September 2009

    It's that time of year again, when aspiring pros begin their battle to gain a European Tour card. Qualifying School First Stage gets under way at The Oxfordshire today, with a number of Walker Cuppers, including Stiggy Hodgson and Wallace Booth, bidding to get their pro careers off to the perfect start. There are also qualifying events being played in France, Italy...

  • 12 of world's top 50 to play in Vivendi Trophy

    Written by TG Features Writer on Wednesday, 16 September 2009

    Captains Paul McGinley and Thomas Bjorn have names their teams for the inaugural Vivendi Trophy at Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche Golf Club in Paris from September 24-27. Great Britian & Ireland captain McGinley has called up two of the brightest prospects in world golf in the shape of Rory McIlroy and Chris Wood. But Scotland and Wales don't have a single representative as the rest of...

  • St Andrews green fees remain unchanged

    Written by TG Courses editor on Thursday, 27 August 2009

    St Andrews Links Trust has announced that the green fees for its courses will be held at the same level for the 2010 season. The high season green fee for the Old Course will remain at £130 and the New and Jubilee courses at £65. The Eden will be £40, the Strathtyrum £25 and the Balgove £12. The Castle Course will...

  • US PGA Roundup Yang picks up first US PGA tour win!

    Written by TG Writer on Monday, 17 August 2009

    The final major of the decade will be remembered for many years to come. It was another shock victory in 2009 because of the player that won, but perhaps even more because of the player that lost. South Korean Y.E. Yang tamed Tiger Woods on Sunday at Hazeltine to win the 91st US PGA Championship by three shots. It’s the first...

  • Bookies lose £1.25m in Tiger US PGA gamble

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 17 August 2009

    Bungling bookie Paddy Power was left reeling last night after their £1.25m early payout on Tiger Woods to win the USPGA spectacularly backfired when the world number one was unable to see off the challenge of Korean player Y.E. Yang at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Paddy Power, famous for their early payouts, took the unprecedented step of paying out over...

  • Timing detracts from epic Woods/Harrington duel

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 10 August 2009

    It was the matchup we’ve all been drooling over for more than a year. Ever since Padraig Harrington won the first of his three majors at the 2007 Open, the world of golf has been willing the Irishman to go down the stretch with world number one, Tiger Woods. Last weekend it happened. In the final round of the WGC World...

  • Golf World On Tour

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 03 August 2009

    GolfBug.tv in assocation with Golf World is here to bring you all the latest news,  views and reviews from the world of golf, including the exclusives from the major tours, reviews of the worlds’ best courses and resorts, interviews with leading personalities in the game, reviews of the latest equipment and expert instruction. Please scroll down to view the show...

  • The Open 2009 Gallery

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 20 July 2009

    You'll be able to check out all tahe greatest and most spectacular pictures from the Open Championship right here... See the images that tell the story of The Open news as it unfolds. So get ready for some truly jaw-dropping imagery direct from the greatest golf tournament on Earth, through your retina, along your optical nerve and straight into your brain. LEARN HOW...

  • Cink wins Open play-off

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 19 July 2009

    The Tom Watson Open fairytale so nearly turned into reality at Turnberry tonight. Watson (59) literally came within an inch or so of becoming the oldest Open and major champion of all-time. But it wasn't to be, his old putting woes returning to haunt him on the final green when a missed seven footer put him in a play-off with fellow Amrican...

  • Paul Lawrie fires albatross on way to 68

    Written by TG Features Writer on Sunday, 19 July 2009

    Paul Lawrie holed a 4-iron from 213 yards for a spectacular alabtross on Turnberry's par 5 7th. It is the first albatross the 1999 Open champion has ever recorded on a par 5. "First time! I've never holed it before at a par 5. I had 213 to the pin, a little off the left. I just hit a nice 4-iron, a...

  • Young Matteo makes history

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 19 July 2009

    Sixteen-year-old Italian Matteo Manassero had an unbelievable Open. Not only did he play on the first two days with Tom Watson and Sergio Garcia, he won the Silver Medal and in doing so put himself into the Open history books. He's the youngest Open competitor in the modern era and the youngest winner of the coveted Silver Medal - contested by amateur...

  • Live Blog

    Written by Kevin Brown, TG Courses Editor on Sunday, 19 July 2009

    SUNDAY 4.30 It's still anybody's Open...which doesn't augur too well for TG's flight back home. We're due to catch an evening flight from Prestwick airport back to London but that could be in jeopardy if there's a play-off which at the moment seems a distinct possiblity. So many players are stll in the Claret Jug picture though, for me, Lee Westwood is looking...

  • Trio set +1 target but Westwood leads on -4

    Written by TG Features Writer on Sunday, 19 July 2009

    Ernie Els, Justin Leonard and Soren Hansen hold the clubhouse lead on 281 as Lee Westwood leads the Open Championship by a shot from Tom Watson. All three of the early finishers carded a birdie, par finish, Hansen's for a 67 and Els and Leonard for 68s to set a very respectable target. An eagle at the par 5 7th for Westwood...

  • Calm before the Open storm

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 19 July 2009

    With some squally showers around Turnberry, it's like the calm before the storm with the leaders, including Old Tom Morris, sorry Watson, getting ready to take to the course. The expectation and pressure is definitely mounting and everybody at Turnberry - and in millions of homes worldwide -  is on tenterhooks to see whether Watson can miraculously become the oldest major champion in history. With...

  • 3rd round vital statistics

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 19 July 2009

    Who emerged the 3rd round's best putter, bagged the most birdies and found the most greens? Here's the main 3rd round men... Stats Life... *Longest Driver (3rd hole) 1. Nick Watney 349 yards Longest Driver (5th hole) 1. Sergio Garcia 310 yards *Fairways Hit 1. Paul McGinley 13 93% 2. Billy Mayfair 12 86% *Greens in Regulation 1. Thomas Aiken 15 83% 2=. Ross Fisher, Lee Westwood, Thongchai Jaidee &...

  • Watson leads as Fisher and Westwood head British charge

    Written by TG Features Writer on Saturday, 18 July 2009

    Tom Watson has defied the odds to hold onto his Open Championship lead with a third round of 71. The American legend went out in 36 and had a mini-wobble half-way though the inward nine with bogeys at 12 and 15 but recovered superbly with birdies at 16 and 17 to claim the outright lead. Watson clearly believes he can win. His...

  • Watson and Goggin to tee off at 2.20pm

    Written by TG Features Writer on Saturday, 18 July 2009

    The final pairing of Tom Watson and Matthew Goggin will tee off at 2.20pm in the final round of the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry. The English duo of Ross Fisher and Lee Westwood form the punultimate group at 2.10pm. Here are all the pairings and tee times: 8.00 Daniel Gaunt 8.10 Ryuji Imada and Paul Goydos 8.20 Mark O'Meara and Darren Clarke...

  • Watson holds firm as challengers drop shots

    Written by TG Features Writer on Saturday, 18 July 2009

    Tom Watson negotiated the front nine at a tricky Turnberry in one over par to sit alone at the top of the Open Championship leaderboard at -4. The 59-year-old recorded six pars, bogeys at the 6th and 9th and birdie at the 7th as his challengers struggled to make par. Joint overnight leader Steve Marino started badly with five dropped shots in his first five holes...

  • Leaders out as early starters fail to make impression

    Written by TG Features Writer on Saturday, 18 July 2009

    Tom Watson and Steve Marino have teed off, but many of the early starters have returned disappointing scores. The best performance so far has come from American Bryce Molder who teed off at 9.30am this morning and shot a 67 to get back to level par and leap into the top 20. Molder's rise has been aided by the likes of Sergio...

  • Watson predicted a win for 'TW'

    Written by Courses editor Kevin Brown on Saturday, 18 July 2009

    A phone conversation several weeks back with Tom Watson was still ringing in my ears after the veteran's heroic 2nd round display yesterday. The five-times Open champion readily agreed to have a transatlantic chat as part of TG's Open preview. We also contacted the other two former Turnberry winners - Nick Price and Greg Norman - though both declined. Watson, easily the...

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