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  • John Daly's PGA Tour ban to end

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 26 May 2009

    John Daly's PGA Tour suspension is over, and the two-time major champion plans to return in three weeks for the St. Jude Championship and US Open qualifying. Daly was suspended for six months in November after a series of off-course incidents that brought negative publicity, the most recent a photo of him in an orange jail suit with his eyes half-closed...

  • Fisher defends European Open

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 26 May 2009

    Ross Fisher defends his title at the London Club this week as the European open rolls into Kent. The Englishman will be full of confidence too after his final-round 64 at the weekend's BMW PGA Championship saw him push eventual winner Paul Casey all the way. Casey got up and down from a bunker on the last to win the European Tour's flagship event...

  • US open qualifying 09

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Tuesday, 26 May 2009

    Peter Hanson got into next month's US Open by making a hole-in-one on the second playoff hole at Sunningdale to grab the 11th and final spot in a European qualifier Monday. Seven players who finished at 139 competed for five spots in the playoff. Jose-Manuel Lara, Jean-Francois Lucquin, Johan Edfors and Francesco Molinari each made birdie on the first extra hole to...

  • may22harringtononopen

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 22 May 2009

    *Why haven’t you played at Turnberry before? PH: Most golf courses I’ve played have tended to be ones I have played in competition as an amateur or as a pro, and besides the Open Championship itself, there has not been such an event at Turnberry.  I would certainly have come to play the Ailsa course if it wasn’t going to host an...

  • may22 harringtonatturnberry

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 22 May 2009

    Defending Open champion Padraig Harrington has praised the Ailsa Course at Turnberry during his first ever visit to the famous Scottish links organised by his club supplier Wilson Golf on Wednesday. “This was a fantastic chance for me to have an early look at the course layout and I really like what I see,” he said. “From watching it on TV I...

  • Jimenez and Wilson tune up for BMW Championship at Brands Hatch

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 21 May 2009

    Miguel Angel Jimenez and Oliver Wilson were given a driving master class at Brands Hatch Race Circuit on Tuesday, ahead of the BMW PGA Championship which teed off at Wentworth today. Ryder Cup teammates, Jimenez and Wilson, who battled for the 2008 BMW PGA Championship title in a play-off, won by Jimenez, went head to head again one year on at...

  • Mickelson suspends golf schedule

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Wednesday, 20 May 2009

    Phil Mickelson has suspended his schedule indefinitely after his wife Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer. According to a statemtn from his management company, his wife was to have more tests but begin treatment with major surgery as early as the next two weeks. The world No2 was due to play the Byron Nelson Championship this week before defending his title...

  • may19 golfersatbrandshatch

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 19 May 2009

    Two of Europe’s top golfers, Spaniard Miguel Āngel Jiménez and England’s Oliver Wilson were given a master class in driving at Brands Hatch Race Circuit today, ahead of the BMW PGA Championship which begins on Thursday at Wentworth. Ryder Cup teammates, Jiménez and Wilson, who battled for the 2008 BMW PGA Championship title in a play-off, won by Jiménez, went head...

  • Graeme McDowell - Scottish Open

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 14 May 2009

    Graeme McDowell will attempt to carve a niche for himself in Scottish golfing folklore this summer when he bids to become the first player in history to win The Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond Golf Club in successive years. But, to do so, he will have to overcome an impressive list of former champions all determined to stand in his...

  • Daly doing well

    Written by Golf World Editor on Friday, 08 May 2009

    John Daly, the bad boy of golf is enjoying his European Tour adventure after allegedly being kicked off the PGA Tour in America. Daly arrived in Spain last week sporting some very loud clothing and a smaller waistline - thanks to a Gastric band. He made the cut and finished tied 31st. This week he is doing battle in the Italian Open...

  • apr15 insideropes

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 15 April 2009

    Amateur golfers now have the chance to follow in the footsteps of their heroes thanks to Your Golf Travel.com’s ‘Inside the Ropes’ packages. Sunday League footballers rarely get the chance to play at Wembley while playing on the centre court at Wimbledon is a pipe-dream for most tennis lovers. However, Your Golf Travel.com is offering golfers the opportunity to play at...

  • Masters 2009 Final round up

    Written by TG Editor on Sunday, 12 April 2009

    The drama simply never stopped coming on the final day of The Masters. Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods made the final round of the 2009 Masters utterly spell-binding. And Kenny Perry - bidding to become the oldest winner ever of the coveted green jacket... played his part! Mickelson shot a record-equalling 30 for the front nine to bring himself to one shot off...

  • Masters 2009 Early signs

    Written by TG Editor on Sunday, 12 April 2009

    Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods have only played two holes but already it's been an up-and-down round! As the pair try to overhal a seven shot deficit in the final round of the 2009 Masters, they really do need to pull out all the stops. The first holes saw them both hit sketchy drives. Woods ended up on the 8th, while Mickelson...

  • Masters 2009 Sunday tee times

    Sunday, 12 April 2009

    The first Major of the year will be decided today. There are a few unexpected names atop the leaderboard = Kenny Perry, ANgel Cabrera and Chad Campbell - but a lot of very well known ones lurking a little further back. Do the four-unders really stand a chance? Can Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods cajole each other into something monumental? And with Lee...

  • Masters 2009 Round 3 Summary

    Written by Golf World Editor on Saturday, 11 April 2009

    The final day of the 2009 Masters is set for a fascinating duel between the two Americans, Chad Campbell (-9) and Kenny Perry (-11) and the Argentinian, Angel Cabrera (-11). Of the three, only Cabrera has a major championship to his name; but the other two will benefit from home crowd support.   But, don’t count the rest of the field out...

  • Masters 2009 Early round 3

    Written by TG Editor on Saturday, 11 April 2009

    It's 'moving day' at The Masters but the only thing Padraig Harrington was moving early in his round were the azaleas! On the par-5, second he hoiked his tee shot left into the trees. An aggressive second with a fairway wood saw him smash into a tree, his ball ballooning over his head and into the bushes. He found it, but it...

  • Masters rns 2 birdies + bogies

    Written by Golf World staff on Saturday, 11 April 2009

    The second round of the 73rd Masters is now in the books. Who flourished? Who faltered? Let's take a closer look with our rundown of birdies and bogeys. BIRDIE: Co-leader Kenny Perry said he was pushed hard by his father growing up and is grateful for it. "I'm burning inside, wanting to kick everybody's butt," said the 48-year-old Perry, after...

  • Masters 2009 Round 3 Tee times

    Written by TG Editor on Saturday, 11 April 2009

    It was late into the night before the tee times for Saturday's round at The 2009 Masters was announced. The delay was thought to have been caused by deliberations over Rory McIlory's actions in the bunker on the 18th hole at the end of his second round on Friday. After failing to get out of the sand he seemed to kick the...

  • Masters 2009 Friday round up

    Written by Golf World Editor on Friday, 10 April 2009

      A dramatic day at Augusta National saw Rory McIlroy facing disqualification, Anthony Kim set a new Masters birdie record and two American Ryder Cuppers sit on top of the leaderboard going into the weekend. McIlroy was the subject of a ruling investigation following his second round. After finishing with a triple-bogey seven on the 18th and signing for a one-over total...

  • Masters 2009 McDowell

    Friday, 10 April 2009

    In a week when many of the 23 Europeans in the field have struggled, Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell has put himself in position to attack over the weekend. He added a 1-over-par 73 on Friday to his first round 69, to be 2-under-par for the Tournament. “It was very difficult out there,” he said, “and I was on the wrong end...

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