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

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 9 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, 3 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, 2 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...

  • 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, 3 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...

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