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  • westwood to face stenson

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 20 February 2011

    World No 1 Lee Westwood will now have to play former winner and former Ryder Cup teammate Henrik Stenson in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona on Wednesday - providing there are no more withdrawals. As the top seed Westwood was all set to face Toru Taniguchi, but a neck injury has led to the...

  • pga tour allows mobile phones

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 February 2011

    Golf fans now can bring cell phones to PGA Tour events. The tour has allowed mobile devices at five tournaments the last six months. The tour wanted to see if players would be disturbed, and it was found to be no problem. Starting with the Honda Classic, fans will have select areas to use phones, which must be kept on silent. At the...

  • molinari confirms for matchplay

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 February 2011

    Francesco Molinari of Italy says he will play in the Match Play Championship. Molinari won the HSBC Champions last year and is No. 17 in the world ranking. He had planned to skip the World Golf Championship because his wife was expecting their first child. She gave birth to a boy Feb. 6, so Molinari says he's going to Arizona. The Italian...

  • matchplay pairings potential

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 February 2011

    The first World Golf Championships event of the season, the Accenture Match Play Championship, is a week away. With the latest Official World Golf Rankings released after Sunday’s finish of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, we can start projecting some possible first-round matchups. The top 64 players in the OWGR are invited to play in the event, with No.

  • saltman drops appeal

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 15 February 2011

    Elliot Saltman will not be appealing against a three-month ban from European Tour and Challenge Tour events. The Scot was found guilty of a "serious breach" of regulations after claims he marked his ball incorrectly at the Russian Challenge Cup in September. The 28-year-old was disqualified from the event and attended a disciplinary hearing in Abu Dhabi in January. And...

  • woods to be fined for spitting

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 14 February 2011

    Tiger Woods has apologised after being fined for spitting on a green at the Dubai Desert Classic. The former world number one was found guilty of a breach of the European Tour's code of conduct. Woods posted on Twitter: 'The Euro Tour is right - it was inconsiderate to spit like that and I know better. Just wasn't thinking and want to...

  • points and murray win pebble beach

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 14 February 2011

    D.A. Points won for the first time on the PGA Tour and wasn't even the biggest star. That's what made this Pebble Beach National Pro-Am so special. Points grew up idolising Bill Murray, whether it was his "Caddyshack" role as the assistant greenskeeper at Bushwood or his antics at Pebble Beach over the years. To have him as an amateur partner made...

  • Quiros wins in Dubai

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 13 February 2011

    Spain's Alvaro Quiros recorded a hole in one as he became the Omega Dubai Desert Classic champion on Sunday. Just after running up a triple bogey when three clear, Quiros aced the short 11th and ended up beating Dane Anders Hansen and South African James Kingston by a stroke. The big names all faded. Tiger Woods finished with a double-bogey seven for...

  • rory keeps lead in dubai

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 11 February 2011

    Rory McIlroy’s second round 68 kept him at the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The 21 year old, looking to repeat his wire-to-wire victory of two years ago here, advanced to 11 under par to sit one shot ahead of in-form South African Thomas Aiken and a rejuvenated Sergio Garcia.

  • merino points ied at pebble

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 11 February 2011

    D.A. Points knew it was going to be a great week at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am when he found out Bill Murray was his amateur partner. It got even better on Thursday. Points found Murray's antics to be more amusing than annoying, and it showed in his play. With eight birdies on the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula, he opened with...

  • tiger roars back into contention

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 11 February 2011

    Tiger Woods burst into contention with a second round 66 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic brought the former world number one within two shots of the lead. Looking far more like the player who won 14 Major Championships than during his “scratchy” opening 71, the former World Number One was again partnering Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, the...

  • Johnson goes for three in a row at pebble

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 10 February 2011

    Dustin Johnson returns to Pebble Beach with conflicting emotions. Rare is a defending champion who is looking for redemption. Johnson has a chance to make history as the first player to win three successive years at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am since this iconic event began in 1937. Forgotten is how he built a four-shot lead in 2009 and was declared the winner...

  • mcilroy leads in dubai

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 10 February 2011

    Tiger Woods closed with an eagle, but was still outshone by 21 year old Rory McIlroy and out-scored by Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer in Dubai. McIlroy, whose only European Tour victory so far came on the same Emirates course two years ago, began the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with a seven under par 65 to be two ahead...

  • ryder cup venue revealed in may

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 9 February 2011

    Ryder Cup Europe will announce the Host Nation for The 2018 Ryder Cup match between Europe and the United States at Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The official announcement comes at the conclusion of the first formal bid process undertaken by Ryder Cup Europe, which commenced at the end of 2008 and involved a comprehensive examination...

  • Euro Ryder Cup selection altered

    Written by Golf World staff on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    After consultation with European Team Ryder Cup Captain José Maria Olazábal, The European Tour Tournament Committee is pleased to announce a modified qualification procedure for The 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club, Chicago, Illinois, from September 28-30, 2012. The qualification criteria, beginning at the Omega European Masters at Crans-Sur-Sierre from September 1-4, 2011, and ending at the conclusion of the...

  • westwood life membership of tour

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Lee Westwood, only the second English golfer after Sir Nick Faldo to scale the summit of the professional game as World Number One, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour. The 37 year old from Worksop, who deposed Tiger Woods at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking on October 31 last year, was presented with a...

  • faldo series final dates

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    The Faldo Series Europe has put together its largest ever schedule for 2011.  Featuring a record 19 events in 12 different countries, including a Middle East Championship in Bahrain, the Series will include three new events in the Czech Republic, Wales and England.   The 2011 schedule begins with the UK Championship at Moortown Golf Club, Yorkshire, on April 6-7 and culminates...

  • us soldier to play with woods

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    An American army officer serving in Afghanistan has won the chance to play with Tiger Woods in the Dubai Desert Classic pro-am on Wednesday. Lt. Col. Michael Rowells, who has a nine handicap and is deployed currently with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, beat 16,000 other amateur golfers in a draw ahead of the tournament's traditional curtain raiser at the...

  • kaymer wins tops award

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Europe’s Number One Martin Kaymer of Germany and the victorious Ryder Cup Team of which he was a member were both honoured at the Laureus World Sports Awards, held in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night. Reigning US PGA Champion Kaymer, who won The 2010 Race to Dubai and recently took his tally of European Tour titles to nine with...

  • desert classic preview

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, the current World Number One and Two, share a special affinity for Dubai and once again there will be history in the making when the four-week European Tour ‘Desert Swing’ reaches its crescendo with the 22nd edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Kaymer knows a victory at the Emirates Golf Club this week could enable...

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