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  • euro tour goes to sicily

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    After another successful sojourn to the USA, The European Tour makes its way ‘home’ this week for the first event of the 2011 season to be played on European soil at the inaugural Sicilian Open. With the European golf season beginning to show the first signs of a spring bloom, there are fewer more appropriate destinations than the beautiful island...

  • ishikawa tries to focus on golf

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    Part of Ryo Ishikawa wishes he could fly home to Japan to see his family and find ways to help a country devastated by an earthquake and tsunami and now facing concerns over a nuclear meltdown. The 19-year-old realizes there is little he can do but try to play his best golf. Ishikawa, the biggest golfing star in Japan with nine victories,...

  • TG Blog: Difficult fortnight for Wolstenholme

    Written by Gary Wolstenholme on Monday, 14 March 2011

    The Handa Senior World Championship I am sorry to say that the last two weeks have been a complete disaster for me. Having made the journey to both Brunei and China I have ended up coming back having only played one of the two tournaments! But I can take heart from the fact that with the injury I was still able...

  • Woods shows signs of progress

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 14 March 2011

    Tiger Woods showed some progress at Doral, his T10 finish his best at an official PGA Tour event in nine months. Woods closed with a 6-under-par 66 Sunday at the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral and tied Rickie Fowler for the day's low round. It also matched his best score of the year. "Peaking at the right time for the Tavistock...

  • watney wins at doral

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 14 March 2011

    Nick Watney claimed the biggest win of his career after taking the WGC-Cadillac Championship by two shots on Sunday. The American carded a final round five-under 67 at Doral to end the weekend on 16-under-par, two better than third round leader Dustin Johnson. The crucial birdie came at the 12th as Watney bounced back from dropping a shot at his...

  • Woods mickelson paired at doral

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 March 2011

    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will be paired together - along with U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell - in the first and second rounds of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at the Doral Resort in Miami on Thursday and Friday. The Woods-Mickelson-McDowell group will tee off at 11:51 a.m. EST on Thursday, and they will tee off at 12:54 p.m. EST on...

  • TG Blog: Injury problems force Brunei withdrawal

    Written by Gary Wolstenholme on Monday, 7 March 2011

    Brunei Senior Masters Unfortunately the event out in Brunei ended up being a real disaster for me! I picked up neck and shoulder injuries while out there so going into the event I knew I wasn't completely ready for it. With the aid of treatment I thought I could get through it but it was just too much for me and...

  • world's best head for wgc doral

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 7 March 2011

    This week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship will feature one of the strongest fields of the 2011 season. The top-50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) have all committed to compete, including defending champion Ernie Els, World No. 1 Martin Kaymer and six-time winner Tiger Woods. This year marks just the second time (2009) since 2005 that the top-50 players...

  • sabbatini wins honda

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 7 March 2011

    Rory Sabbatini won the Honda Classic in Palm Beach on Sunday by a shot from Korean YE Yang. His five-stroke lead shrank to one in the space of seven holes, and a halt in play because of lightning delayed his march towards victory. He weathered the weather, turned back a late challenge from Y.E. Yang and shot an even-par 70 for a...

  • brits at honda classic

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 3 March 2011

    The Florida Swing will start at The Honda Classic, where an international pack of top-ranked players take aim at PGA National's Champion Course. With seven of the current top 13 players in the Official World Golf Rankings competing, it may be the most talented field this tournament has ever seen. England's Lee Westwood will be the highest ranked golfer, No. 2, when...

  • baddeley family home bnurns down

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 3 March 2011

    Aussie golfer Aaron Baddeley is in shock after his family's home in Melbourne burned down last night. No-one was seriously hurt in the blaze, though his dad Ron did suffer second degree burns on his left foot. did the math as soon as the phone rang. It was about 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning back home in Melbourne, Australia, so he...

  • dragon ladies are on fire

    Written by Tim Maitland, Golf World on Wednesday, 2 March 2011

    One of the most remarkable group of athletes the world has ever seen is growing up fast. Led by Jiyai Shin, until mid-February the world number one, they are the Dragon Ladies and they are the dominant force in the world of women’s golf despite being only 22 or 23 years old. “We’re the girls who were born in 1988, in...

  • kaymer is new world no1

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 28 February 2011

    Marrtin Kaymer had a consolation prize in losing the WGC Matchplay to Luke Donald - he became the new world No.1  At 26, Kaymer is the second-youngest player to capture the top ranking since Woods did so at age 21 in 1997. (The rankings have only been in place since 1986.) But he was also the first player younger than...

  • donald wins matchplay

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 28 February 2011

    Luke Donald spoiled Martin Kaymer's rise to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking by winning the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday with a performance so dominant he never played the 18th hole all week. On a bizarre final day in the high desert, which began with snow covering the fairways, Donald pulled ahead for good with...

  • world matchplay day 3

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 26 February 2011

    Luke Donals s the only Brit still contesting the World Accenture Matchplay Championships. Donald played teenage sensation Mattero Manessero who took him to the 16th hole. Elsewhere Graeme McDowell lost to YE Yang in another huge upset. Tiger Woods lost in the first round, Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood went out in the second and now McDowell also crashes out. It was left...

  • world matchplay day 2 round up

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 25 February 2011

    Phil Mickelson was unceremonously dumped out of the second round of the Accentrue World Matchplay by a rampant Rickie Fowler - and that wasn't the only surprise result of the day. American Nick Watney took out World No.1 Lee Westwood, Paul Casey lost to Jason Day and Rory McIlroy was soundly thrashed eight and 7 by Ben Crane! Mickelson's match wasn't exactly...

  • day wo at the matchplay

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 25 February 2011

    In Thursday's 16 second-round matches at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championships, we saw the departure of two more top seeds; a couple of surprising lopsided results; and a lot of young guys making a lot of noise. BIGGEST SURPRISE: There were plenty to choose from. Rickie Fowler handing Phil Mickelson his biggest loss in this event. Jason Day knocking...

  • matchplay round 2 preview

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    The number to remember in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship appears to be 12. There are 12 Americans and 12 Europeans remaining in the field. Not to mention, 12 of the top 20 players in the world are left to do battle at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain. There were some stunning upsets on...

  • wgc matchplay day one

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    What did Wednesday's 32 matches in at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship provide? One big shock, of course, and a few other surprises. Here's a recap of the first round. BIGGEST SURPRISE: Tiger Woods losing to Thomas Bjorn. Any time a No. 1 seed falls in the first round, it's a big deal. It certainly was in 2002 when...

  • matchplay round one

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    What did Wednesday's 32 matches in at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship provide? One big shock, of course, and a few other surprises. Here's a recap of the first round. BIGGEST SURPRISE: Tiger Woods losing to Thomas Bjorn. Any time a No. 1 seed falls in the first round, it's a big deal. It certainly was in 2002 when...

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