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  • European qualification heats up

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    With just over a month to go until the Ryder Cup monopolises our lives again, the European Team is finally starting to take shape. Jose Maria Olazabal has now chosen three of his four vice captains and with eight of his 12-man squad confirmed, just two automatic spots remain up-for-grabs. Matchplay specialist Ian Poulter was the most significant mover over the weekend...

  • Olazabal selects trio as vice-captains

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    European captain Jose Maria Olazabal has selected Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Thomas Bjorn as three of his four vice-captaincy picks ahead of The Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club next month. The trio, who have played in 10 Ryder Cups between them, were picked as vice-captains by Colin Montgomerie at Celtic Manor two years ago and will reprise the role again...

  • US Ryder Cup team taking shape

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 15 August 2012

    With seven of the eight automatic spots on the US team already secured ahead of last week's US PGA Championship, the final major of the year held even greater significance for those still vying for the sole-remaining Ryder Cup spot. Phil Mickelson occupied 8th place heading into the final qualifying event at Kiawah Island and needed a strong week to secure his ninth consecutive...

  • Fantasy Golf: Wyndham Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 14 August 2012

    There's no time for a breather after the season's final Major as there are still 14 tournaments left in the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, starting with this week's Wyndham Championship. It's also the first week of the knockout cup. The Wyndham Championship has been played at Sedgefield CC, North Carolina, since 2008, but the...

  • Rory romps to victory at US PGA

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 13 August 2012

    Rory McIlroy fired a bogey-free final round of 66 to earn his second major title at the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. The 2011 US Open Champion finished on 13-under par, winning by eight shots from Englishman David Lynn. With this win, McIlroy returns to the top of the world rankings and also tops the Race to Dubai standings. McIlroy was forced...

  • McIlroy and Woods in contention at US PGA Championship

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 10 August 2012

    Rory McIlroy made the best start of the bookie’s favourites in the US PGA Championship, firing an impressive five-under-par 67 to trail Carl Pettersson by one. Both the Northern Irishman and the Swede produced bogey free rounds over The Ocean Course  at Kiawah Island in benign conditions. Hot on their heels are Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell and defending champion Keegan Bradley...

  • Tiger Gets In Some Early Practice

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 7 August 2012

    This week’s US PGA Championship marks somewhat of an uncommon course debut for one Tiger Woods. The American has never played the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in competition before, and so he felt the need to sneak out before 6am on Monday to avoid the galleries and get in some much needed practice. Woods said: “It was nice to...

  • US PGA Championship Tee Times

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 7 August 2012

    The last major of the season gets under way this Thursday on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. As usual the organisers have paired all the stars together in half a dozen groups in the morning and another half a dozen or so in the afternoon. Some of the show groups for this year's US PGA...

  • Fantasy Golf: USPGA Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 7 August 2012

    After a thrilling finale to the WGC event at Firestone, there's no let-up in the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, as we arrive at the final Major of the season, the USPGA Championship, with triple points on offer. The host this week is Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, which can be stretched to a monstrous 7,676 yards and is...

  • PGA Pros play stableford event

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 3 August 2012

    Have you ever watched the PGA Tour’s continuous strokeplay events and wished that they would liven them up now and again? Well, tucked away in Nevada, at the Montreux Country Club, while the cameras are focused on the world’s best players at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, the likes of Padraig Harrington, Camilo Villegas and John Daly are taking part in the...

  • Ryder Cup race hots up at WGC Bridgestone Invitational

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 3 August 2012

    With The Ryder Cup only seven weeks away, the race for automatic qualification is really starting to heat up, and where better to stake a claim than at the showcase WGC event at Firestone Country Club and next week’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. American Jim Furyk was the first to blink yesterday, racing to an opening round 63 (-7). A...

  • Fantasy Golf: WGC Bridgestone Invitational preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 30 July 2012

    There are two vital tournaments coming up in the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, with this week's double points WGC Bridgestone Invitational followed by triple points on offer at the final Major of the season, the USPGA Championship. All but one of the world's top 50 - Webb Simpson - are playing, plus a host of tournament winners from...

  • Couples, Wiesberger, Piercy and Park all win

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 30 July 2012

    Fred Couples, Bernd Wiesberger, Scotrt Piercy and Inbee Park all claimed victories in a busy weekend of world class golf. American Couples birdied the final two holes at Turnberry to win the Senior British Open by two shots from compatriot Gary Hallberg as overnight leader Bernhard Langer struggled to a 75 after being put on the clock. "It was obviously a very fun...

  • Fantasy Golf: RBC Canadian Open Preview

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 24 July 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, switches back to the PGA Tour this week for the RBC Canadian Open. Newly-crowned Open Champion Ernie Els has honoured his commitment to play at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ancaster, which last held the championship in 2006. It’s a par-70 track that measures just 6,985 yards and the...

  • Fantasy Golf: Scottish Open preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 10 July 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, stays on the European Tour this week for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart GC, near Inverness. The Gil Hanse-designed course only opened in 2009 but it has already won awards and was a popular addition to the European Tour schedule when it made its debut...

  • Seemingly easy win for Siem in France

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 9 July 2012

    Marcel Siem ended an eight-year drought with victory at the French Open at Paris National Golf Club. Siem carded a four-under par 67 on Sunday to finish eight under, one clear of Italian Francesco Molinari, who shot a stunning 64 in his final round. The Italian’s final round began with a double bogey but he played flawlessly from then on, firing nine...

  • Fantasy Golf: French Open preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 3 July 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, returns to the European Tour for this week's French Open at Le Golf National, near Paris. As you would expect from a course that's set to host the Ryder Cup in 2018, it's a stern test with a number of risk-and-reward decisions to be made. It's a modern layout - opened in...

  • Woods surpasses Jack Nicklaus’ winning tally with victory at AT&T

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 2 July 2012

    Tiger Woods passed Jack Nicklaus on the all-time PGA Tour victory list as he won the AT&T National at Congressional. It was Woods’ third PGA Tour victory of the season and 74th of his career, winning by two shots from compatriot Bo Van Pelt after a final round of 69 to finish on eight-under par. Woods is now second on the all-time...

  • Donaldson breaks duck at Royal Portrush

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 2 July 2012

    Jamie Donaldson finally clinched his maiden European Tour title with victory at the Irish Open at Royal Portrush. The Welshman, who had a new caddie on the bag at the start of the week, shot a final round of 66 to finish on 18-under par to triumph in his 255th Tour start by four shots. England's Anthony Wall,...

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