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  • Luke Donald pulls out of Honda Classic

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 05 March 2009

    Luke Donald has withdrawn from the Honda Classic in order to protect his wrist. The Englishman was forced to concede his Accenture Match Play tie with Ernie Els last week because he felt a twinge in the left wrist he had surgery on last year. The damage was to the scar tissue, rather than the tendon that was operated on, and the injury...

  • ogilvy wins WGC Matchplay

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Sunday, 01 March 2009

    Geoff Ogilvy jumped to fourth in the world rankings when he produced a dominating performance to win the $8.5 million Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday. The 31-year-old Australian never gave Paul Casey a chance in the 36-hole final, leading from start to finish to post a 4 and 3 victory on a sizzling hot day at Dove Mountain in Arizona.

  • Woods exits Match Play Championship

    Written by Kit Alexander on Friday, 27 February 2009

    World number one Tiger Woods has been knocked out in the second round of the Accenture Match Play Championship 4&2 by Tim Clark. The South African ended Woods' chances of defending the title by winning three holes on the bounce after a tight first ten holes. Just as it looked like Clark would finish Woods off the American holed a wonderful bunker shot...

  • Woods wins in Match Play first round

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 26 February 2009

    Tiger Woods has advanced to the second round of the Accenture Match Play Championship with a 3&2 victory over Brendan Jones. The world number one's return to competitive action went according to plan with a victory despite some signs of rustiness. Woods announced his return with a birdie three at the first hole and was conceded an eagle putt at the second...

  • Mickelson and Lee in the winners circle

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 23 February 2009

    World number three Phil Mickelson and New Zealand amateur Danny Lee recorded victories on the PGA and European Tours respectively this weekend. Mickelson returned to form after a lacklustre start to the season with to claim his 35th PGA Tour title with victory at the Northern Trust Open, despite a disappointing +1 closing round of 72. The tournament saw a number of players find form...

  • Tiger Woods rivals

    Written by John Hawkins, Golf World on Friday, 20 February 2009

    No Tiger? No big deal. As Sir Eldrick lays a final coat of preparation on his long-awaited return to competitive golf, we present this unofficial PGA Tour starter kit, an unabashed glance at the best and worst in a Woods-free universe. No animals were harmed in the assembly of this product, nor was Tiger eligible in any category. It's more...

  • Tiger Woods knee injury

    Written by Jamie Diaz, Golf Digest on Friday, 20 February 2009

    The setting, of course, isn't the final nine of a major but a clinic on a shimmering October day off the Pacific. Kim is hitting the shots while Woods—his celebrated left knee still on the mend—faces him from a few feet away and does the commentary. Tiger is holding a club, but his last full swing remains a 9-iron approach...

  • tiger to return?

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Tuesday, 17 February 2009

    Tiger Woods is poised to return to action next week at the WGC-Accenture Matchplay Championship in Arizona. The world No 1 - out of action since knee surgery last June - is tipped to make his long-awaited comeback on February 25 in Tuscon. Though there's no official word from Woods' camp, his friend Mark O'Meara says he's looking fit and...

  • Dustin Johnson wins at Pebble Beach as final round is cancelled

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 16 February 2009

    Dustin Johnson has won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after the fourth round was cancelled due to more bad weather in California. Johnson avoided the nerve-racking prospect of having to defend his four shot lead to claim his second PGA Tour title. The win lifts the 24-year-old to 45 in the world rankings and qualifies him to play at the season's first...

  • Final round delayed at Pebble Beach

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 16 February 2009

    The final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am will take place on Monday with strong winds and rain meaning no play was possible on Sunday. None of the 68 players left in the field got out of the clubhouse on Sunday and the opening threeball will tee off at 7.30am local time, 3.30pm GMT. The weather forecast for Pebble Beach...

  • Kim struggles again on European Tour

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 12 February 2009

    Anthony Kim has shot a disappointing six-over-par 78 in the first round of the Malaysian Open. The American Ryder Cup star was disqualified at the season-opening HSBC Champions and he has again struggled in his second Race to Dubai event. "It was very frustrating - a tough day at the office," said the 23-year-old who now faces an uphill battle take the...

  • Antipodean trio qualify for The Open

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 10 February 2009

    Australians Tim Wood and Michael Wright and New Zealander Josh Geary have qualified for The Open at Turnberry. The trio came through a 36-hole International Final Qualifying event in Melbourne, Australia. Geary and Wood led the way on -4 with Wright coming in a shot behind and one shot ahead of Peter Senior and Cameron Piercy, who failed to capitalise on an opening...

  • Clarke withdraws from Malaysian Open

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 10 February 2009

    Darren Clarke has withdrawn from this week's Malaysian Open, ending his chances of qualifying for the Accenture Matchplay Championship. The world number 73 would probably have needed to finish in the top two in Malaysia to climb into the top 64 on Monday, the qualification cut-off for the WGC event at Dove Mountain. Clarke beat Tiger Woods 4&3 in the final of the...

  • Cayeux, Ahlers and Kavanagh qualify for The Open

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 05 February 2009

    Marc Cayeux, Jaco Ahlers and Jeremy Kavanagh have qualified to play at Turnberry from the Africa International Final Qualifying tournament. Zimbabwean Cayeux's -3 score for 36 holes was enough for him to win the event while South African Ahlers and England's Kavanagh finished jjoint secont and booked their spots at The Open on -2. Ahlers' closing 65, the best round of the...

  • Three Turnberry berths available at African International Final Qualifying

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 03 February 2009

    44 players will battle it out for three places at this year's Open at Royal Durban Golf Club over the next two days. Three of last year's qualifiers, Josh Cunliffe, Douglas McGuigan and Darren Fichardt, all of South Africa, will be among the players hoping to earn a place at Turnberry. Jaco van Zyl has shown good early season form and will...

  • jan30 lochlomond

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 30 January 2009

    Loch Lomond Golf Club, home of the Barclays Scottish Open, will be making the club’s luxury private motorboat available for exclusive daily hire at this year’s tournament (July 9-12). Moored in the harbour beside the 18th green the motorboat will be available for guests to use as they wish throughout the day.   With a skipper at hand the lucky few will be...

  • Exclusive | Lyle would consider being Monty's Vice Captain

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 28 January 2009

    Sandy Lyle exclusively revealed to TG Courses Editor Kevin Brown that he would consider the role of Vice Captain to Colin Montgomerie at the 2010 Ryder Cup. Lyle was overlooked for the main job again and he now appears to have resigned himself to the fact that he'll never captain Europe. Scot Lyle, a former Masters and Open champion, was clearly disappointed...

  • Colin Montgomerie named 2010 Ryder Cup captain

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 28 January 2009

    Colin Montgomerie has been named European Ryder Cup Captain 2010 for the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010 at a press conference in Dubai. In a press conference Colin Montgomerie said he was ecstatic to be named 2010 Ryder Cup captain and that he would work night and day to ensure the team was successful in Wales. And with the...

  • jan27 harmononmonty

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 27 January 2009

    Top coach Butch Harmon is worried whether Colin Montgomerie can balance a Ryder Cup captaincy with his playing commitments. Harmon, in Dubai to unveil his first golf school outside of the US – The Butch Harmon School of Golf at Dubai Sports City – expressed his concerns at a press conference today.  “I was very surprised that Colin Montgomerie wanted...

  • jan26 ryoshock

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 26 January 2009

    Rising Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa couldn't believe his ears when the phone call inviting him to play in the US Masters came through. The 17-year-old received a special invite to line up at Augusta National and he'll be the second youngest player ever to compete in the season's first major. “I got the call last night, but of course everything was in...

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