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  • 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, 8 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...

  • Masters 2009 Poulter

    Written by Golf World Editor on Friday, 10 April 2009

    England’s Ian Poulter scrambled his way to a 1-over-par 73 in the second round, which leaves him at level par for the tournament. While he drove the ball fairly solidly, his approach shots were not so good, and only a razor sharp short game allowed him to be level par for the tournament at the half-way stage and still in...

  • Masters rnd 1 birdies + bogies

    Written by Golf World staff on Friday, 10 April 2009

    The first 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. Birdies The Green Jackets: Say what you want about the club's, ahem, inflexibility, but chairman Billy Payne and Co. still took recent criticism of the Masters to heart. If the low scores Thursday were...

  • Masters 2009 Friday tee times

    Written by TG Editor on Friday, 10 April 2009

    The second round of The Masters is about to start. Friday is a compelling day - one where players are desperately tring to make the cut or make a move up the leaderboard. The tee times are below - in local time. So just add five hours for UK time. Notice Ian Poulter is out early and Westwood and Norman are out...

  • Masters 2009 First round summary

    Written by Golf World Editor on Friday, 10 April 2009

    The 1st round of the 2009 Masters went a long way towards justifying the recent changes made to the course. For most of the past decade the Green Jackets have come under increasingly heavy fire, accused of making the course too hard, the Tournament boring. In reply, Chairman Billy Payne has repeatedly said the weather is to blame; and that...

  • Masters 2009 Round One early

    Written by TG Editor on Thursday, 9 April 2009

    They say you can’t win the Masters until you’ve played in the Tournament several times, but England’s Ross Fisher wasn’t listening. In the first round, he played like a veteran, shooting a 3-under-par 69, which could have been even better. He led the Tournament when he was 4-under after 8 holes, and was 5-under after a birdie at the 16th, but...

  • Masters 2009 Par 3 Contest

    Written by TG Editor on Wednesday, 8 April 2009

    Greg Norman is already making headlines at The Masters - and the tournament hasn't even started yet! The Great White Shark had his glamourous wife Chris Evert on his bag and he even earned himself a kiss with an astounding hole-in-one on the sixth hole of the par 3 contest. There has never been an ace on this hole but Norman knocked...

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