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  • Garcia wins back-to-back at Valderamma

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 31 October 2011

    Sergio Garcia made it back-to-back victories on the European Tour by winning the Andalucia Masters at Valderamma. The Spaniard carded a final round of 71 to defeat fellow countryman Miguel Angel Jimenez by one shot. Scotland’s Richie Ramsey finished a further shot back in third while Irishman Shane Lowry finished alone in fourth. Garcia ended a three-year title drought last weekend with...

  • FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF PORTUGAL MASTERS PROVES A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 27 October 2011

    In its fifth Anniversary year, The Portugal Masters once again proved to be a resounding success as it became the scene of one of the most memorable European Tour events in recent years. Regarded as the hottest young prospect in the game, Tom Lewis ensured that the attention of the golfing media was firmly focused on the stunning Oceânico Victoria Golf...

  • Donald wins PGA money list

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 24 October 2011

    Under the greatest pressure, Luke Donald delivered his finest performance. Donald felt his only chance to capture the PGA Tour money title — and state a clear case as player of the year — was to win at Disney in the final tournament of the year. “It was do or die,” Donald said. That’s what made his victory Sunday in the Children’s Miracle...

  • garcia wins in spain

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 24 October 2011

    Sergio Garcia dedicated victory to the late Seve Ballesteros as he turned the final round of the Castelló Masters into a victory procession. The 31 year old Spaniard shot a closing 63 to blow away the field at the Club de Campo del Mediterráneo and finish an astonishing 27 under par – 11 shots ahead of the rest. It was the joint-third...

  • Donald wins at Disney to top PGA Tour money list

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 24 October 2011

    Luke Donald produced a stunning back nine to shoot 64 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic to claim a two-shot victory and leapfrog Webb Simpson at the summit of the PGA Tour money list. The Englishman only entered the final event of the PGA Tour season on Monday after Simpson overtook him in the money list by finishing second in last week's...

  • Lewis wins maiden title in third pro start

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 17 October 2011

    Tom Lewis fired a sensational closing 65 to win the Portugal Masters, only his third tournament as a professional, by two shots from Rafael Cabrera-Bello. On a low-scoring week, the Englishman started the day four shots off the lead and birdies at the 1st and 5th kept him in touch with the leaders. But as the pre-round favourites stuttered on the back...

  • Slattery secures maiden European Tour title in Madrid

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 10 October 2011

    England’s Lee Slattery survived a nervy finish to win his first European Tour title at the Madrid Masters. The 33-year-old finished on 15-under par, one shot clear of Italy’s Lorenzo Gagli. Defending champion and World No 1 Luke Donald missed his fair share of makeable birdie putts on Sunday to finish tied-11th. Slattery built a three-shot lead on the eighteenth tee with four...

  • Molder wins maiden title as Woods shows signs of progress

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 10 October 2011

    American Bryce Molder won the Frys.com Open after he defeated compatriot Briny Baird in the longest play-off on the PGA Tour this season. Molder shot a closing 64 to tie overnight leader Baird on -17, but it looked like he'd thrown away a golden opportunity for a first win as he parred 14, 15, 16 and 17 before making a vital birdie...

  • Hoey makes history with Alfred Dunhill Links win

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 3 October 2011

    Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey birdied three of his last four holes to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots from fellow countryman Rory McIlroy. Graeme McDowell made it a one-two-three finish for Northern Ireland, finishing tied-third on 18-under-par with Scot George Murray, who’s prize money secured his card for next year. Last year’s Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen at St. Andrews...

  • Ferrie cruises to Austrian Open win

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 26 September 2011

    Englishman Kenneth Ferrie defeated compatriot Simon Wakefield in a playoff to win the Austrian GolfOpen presented by Lyoness. The pair finished tied on 12-under-par, one shot ahead of young Dutch star Joost Luiten, who agonizingly three-putted the final green to miss out. On the first playoff hole, Wakefield flew the green with his approach while Ferrie knocked it to six feet from...

  • Donald misses out on FedEx Cup glory

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 26 September 2011

    Luke Donald narrowly missed out on the FedEx Cup crown with a tied-third finish at the Tour Championship in Atlanta. The Englishman shot a final round 69 to finish on 7-under-par, one shot behind Amercian Bill Haas, who defeated compatriot Hunter Mahan in a playoff to win both the tournament and the FedEx Cup. Donald, who finished runner-up in Atlanta last year,...

  • Johnson joins star-studded Dunhill Links field

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 23 September 2011

    Top American Dustin Johnson is to make his first appearance in next week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. Johnson, 27, showed how much he enjoys playing links courses earlier this year when he finished runner-up in the Open Championship to Darren Clarke at Royal St.George’s. One of the longest drivers on the US PGA Tour, regularly...

  • Major stars turn out at Dunhill Links

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 21 September 2011

    Some of the best known and most enthusiastic amateur golfers join a world-class field of professionals, led by three of this year’s major championship winners, Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel, for next week’s prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Celebrities from the world of entertainment include film and TV stars Hugh Grant, Kyle MacLachlan and John O’Hurley.  Also...

  • Great Britain & Ireland win Vivendi Seve Trophy in thrilling finale

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 19 September 2011

    Great Britain & Ireland’s strength and depth proved to be crucial as they hung on for a dramatic victory in the Vivendi Seve Trophy at St-Nom-La-Bretèche. Trailing 11.5-6.5 overnight, the European Team fought back magnificently on the final day, winning the first five singles matches to square the tie. But GB&I won four points from the final five matches to hold on...

  • Rose blooms at right time to win BMW Championship

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 19 September 2011

    Justin Rose held his nerve to secure his place at the Tour Championship next week by winning the BMW Championship in Chicago. The Englishman chipped in on 17 en route to a two-shot win over Australian John Senden in the penultimate FedEx Cup playoff event, his third PGA Tour title, moving him up to third in the points standings. Luke Donald continued...

  • Tom Lewis turns pro and signs with IMG

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 16 September 2011

    Tom Lewis, member of the victorious GB&I Walker Cup team and winner of the 2011 Open Championship Silver Medal, announced today that he has turned professional and signed with management company IMG. Tom made a huge impact at The Open Championship this year at Royal St George's. Having qualified via Local Final Qualifying at Rye, he opened with a five-under-par 65...

  • Rory amazed by 11-year-old Korean girl

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 15 September 2011

    World number 3, Rory McIlroy met his match in the shape of an 11 year old South Korean girl at The Belfry this week. McIlroy, who was a world champion at the age of nine, played alongside South Korean prodigy and Girl’s 10-year old World Champion, Chun Youngin during a ‘King of Skins’ tournament on the world-famous Brabazon  course. Youngin, who...

  • dyson wins in holland

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 11 September 2011

    Simon Dyson sealed his third KLM Open title in six years at Hilversumsche on Sunday after holding off charges from Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy. Dyson began the day two strokes behind overnight leaders Gary Orr and James Kingston, but a final-day 66 was enough to take him to 12-under - and the tournament win, his second of the year...

  • gb&i win walker cup

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 11 September 2011

    Great Britain and Ireland burst out of the blocks for the second morning running to lay the foundation for a convincing Walker Cup triumph over the US on Sunday. In what acts as the amateur version of the Ryder Cup, GB&I had taken a 7-5 lead going into the final day, thanks to a blistering opening on Saturday. They repeated...

  • Simpson secures Deutsche Bank play-off win

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 6 September 2011

    American Webb Simpson won the Deutsche Bank Championship after a dramatic final day at the TPC Boston. Simpson beat compatriot Chez Reavie with a birdie on the second play-off hole to top the FedEx Cup standings with two play-off events to go. Reavie’s runner-up finish moves him up to 9th. After Simpson birdied the final hole in regulation play to post...

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