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  • Lehman Rolls Back the Years in Mauritius

    Written by Joel Tadman, TG Instruction Editor on Friday, 9 December 2011

    Former Open Champion Tom Lehman fired a flawless seven under par opening round 65 to lead the MCB Tour Championship by three strokes on his first visit to Mauritius. The 2006 United States Ryder Cup Captain birdied his opening two holes at Constance Belle Mare Plage before picking up further shots on the fourth, seventh, 11th and 14th holes. He also...

  • Fowler bids for European Seniors Tour glory

    Written by Joel Tadman, TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 6 December 2011

    The 2011 European Senior Tour season is set for a dramatic climax at this week’s MCB Tour Championship, as Peter Fowler and Barry Lane go head-to-head for the John Jacobs Trophy in Mauritius. Australian Fowler holds a €25,569 advantage over Englishman Lane, the only player who can catch him at the top of the Order of Merit, and a top-two finish...

  • McIlroy reigns supreme in Hong Kong

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Sunday, 4 December 2011

    Rory McIlroy holed a stunning bunker shot for birdie at the last as he romped to victory at the UBS Hong Kong Open, after a scintillating final round 65. The victory now gives the 22-year-old a fighting chance of finishing  top of The Race to Dubai, and ending Luke Donald’s dream of winning money lists on both sides of the Atlantic, with...

  • ISPS Handa to sponsor Wales Open

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 28 November 2011

    The Celtic Manor Resort is proud to announce ISPS (International Sports Promotion Society) as the new title sponsor for its flagship European Tour golf event – the ISPS Handa Wales Open. The three-year sponsorship deal with ISPS launches an exciting new chapter in the history of the tournament which counts Ryder Cup stars Paul McGinley, Paul Lawrie, Ian Poulter, Miguel Angel...

  • Tiger in abu dabhi

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Tiger Woods won’t be starting his 2012 season at Torrey Pines. Instead of his traditional PGA Tour start in San Diego, Woods has agreed to play in a tournament in Abu Dhabi. The former top-ranked golfer will play in the January 26-29 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship along with current No. 1 Luke Donald and defending champion Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Graeme...

  • day one presidents cup

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Adam Scott and K.J. Choi were relentless Thursday at Royal Melbourne in dishing out the worst loss for Tiger Woods in any format of match play. The International pair won 7 and 6, tying the record for biggest margin of victory in Presidents Cup history. And Woods and Stricker, undefeated two years ago, turned out to be the only weak link...

  • Fernandez-Castano wins in stormy Singapore

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 14 November 2011

    Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano won a Monday play-off against Juvic Pagunsan to win the Singapore Open. The 31-year-old sank a nine-foot birdie putt on the second play-off to secure his fifth European Tour career win. American Anthony Kim finished tied-third with Louis Oosthuizen on 13-under-par while England’s Justin Rose clinched his place in the season-ending Dubai World Championship by finishing tied-ninth. The tournament had...

  • Martin Kaymer wins WGC Champions event in Shanghai

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 7 November 2011

    Germany’s Martin Kaymer shot a sensational final round of 63 to win the WGC Champions event in Shanghai. His round included a stunning back nine of 29, seven-under par, to win by three shots on 20-under from Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson. Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell finished alone in third on sixteen-under par while his compatriot Rory McIlroy finished fourth, moving up to second...

  • woods caddie racist comment

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 5 November 2011

    Tiger Woods' former caddie used a racial slur to disparage his old boss during a caddies award night in Shanghai. Steve Williams received a mock award Friday night for ''Celebration of the Year'' for his TV interview after Adam Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational. That was the day Williams said it was ''the best win of his life,'' despite being on the bag...

  • Luke Donald pulls out of HSBC Champions

    Written by Staff on Monday, 31 October 2011

    The world number one, Luke Donald, has pulled out of the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, because of the imminent arrival of his second child, which is going to be a girl. Donald, who is aiming to become the first player in history to top the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic, said: “It’s important for my wife...

  • Garcia wins back-to-back at Valderamma

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 31 October 2011

    Sergio Garcia made it back-to-back victories on the European Tour by winning the Andalucia Masters at Valderamma. The Spaniard carded a final round of 71 to defeat fellow countryman Miguel Angel Jimenez by one shot. Scotland’s Richie Ramsey finished a further shot back in third while Irishman Shane Lowry finished alone in fourth. Garcia ended a three-year title drought last weekend with...

  • FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF PORTUGAL MASTERS PROVES A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 27 October 2011

    In its fifth Anniversary year, The Portugal Masters once again proved to be a resounding success as it became the scene of one of the most memorable European Tour events in recent years. Regarded as the hottest young prospect in the game, Tom Lewis ensured that the attention of the golfing media was firmly focused on the stunning Oceânico Victoria Golf...

  • Donald wins PGA money list

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 24 October 2011

    Under the greatest pressure, Luke Donald delivered his finest performance. Donald felt his only chance to capture the PGA Tour money title — and state a clear case as player of the year — was to win at Disney in the final tournament of the year. “It was do or die,” Donald said. That’s what made his victory Sunday in the Children’s Miracle...

  • garcia wins in spain

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 24 October 2011

    Sergio Garcia dedicated victory to the late Seve Ballesteros as he turned the final round of the Castelló Masters into a victory procession. The 31 year old Spaniard shot a closing 63 to blow away the field at the Club de Campo del Mediterráneo and finish an astonishing 27 under par – 11 shots ahead of the rest. It was the joint-third...

  • Donald wins at Disney to top PGA Tour money list

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 24 October 2011

    Luke Donald produced a stunning back nine to shoot 64 at the Children's Miracle Network Classic to claim a two-shot victory and leapfrog Webb Simpson at the summit of the PGA Tour money list. The Englishman only entered the final event of the PGA Tour season on Monday after Simpson overtook him in the money list by finishing second in last week's...

  • Lewis wins maiden title in third pro start

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 17 October 2011

    Tom Lewis fired a sensational closing 65 to win the Portugal Masters, only his third tournament as a professional, by two shots from Rafael Cabrera-Bello. On a low-scoring week, the Englishman started the day four shots off the lead and birdies at the 1st and 5th kept him in touch with the leaders. But as the pre-round favourites stuttered on the back...

  • Slattery secures maiden European Tour title in Madrid

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 10 October 2011

    England’s Lee Slattery survived a nervy finish to win his first European Tour title at the Madrid Masters. The 33-year-old finished on 15-under par, one shot clear of Italy’s Lorenzo Gagli. Defending champion and World No 1 Luke Donald missed his fair share of makeable birdie putts on Sunday to finish tied-11th. Slattery built a three-shot lead on the eighteenth tee with four...

  • Molder wins maiden title as Woods shows signs of progress

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 10 October 2011

    American Bryce Molder won the Frys.com Open after he defeated compatriot Briny Baird in the longest play-off on the PGA Tour this season. Molder shot a closing 64 to tie overnight leader Baird on -17, but it looked like he'd thrown away a golden opportunity for a first win as he parred 14, 15, 16 and 17 before making a vital birdie...

  • Hoey makes history with Alfred Dunhill Links win

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 3 October 2011

    Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey birdied three of his last four holes to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots from fellow countryman Rory McIlroy. Graeme McDowell made it a one-two-three finish for Northern Ireland, finishing tied-third on 18-under-par with Scot George Murray, who’s prize money secured his card for next year. Last year’s Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen at St. Andrews...

  • Ferrie cruises to Austrian Open win

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 26 September 2011

    Englishman Kenneth Ferrie defeated compatriot Simon Wakefield in a playoff to win the Austrian GolfOpen presented by Lyoness. The pair finished tied on 12-under-par, one shot ahead of young Dutch star Joost Luiten, who agonizingly three-putted the final green to miss out. On the first playoff hole, Wakefield flew the green with his approach while Ferrie knocked it to six feet from...

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