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  • jan23 ryoin

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 23 January 2009

    Teenage Japanese golfing sensation Ryo Ishikawa has received a special invitation to play in this year's US Masters. Born on September 17, 1991, Ryo will be the second youngest ever Masters participant when the season's first major starts at Augusta National on April 9. He'll be 17 years 6 months and 23 days - the youngest is Tommy Jacobs (17yrs 1...

  • jan21 stmellionoff

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 21 January 2009

    The English Open - set to be played at St Mellion International Resort in August - has been postponed. The event will now return to the top Cornwall venue and the European Tour schedule in 2011. Crown Golf, owners of the prestigious resort, and The European Tour agreed to the postponement due to difficulties being experienced by third party developers engaged in...

  • jan21 roseready

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 21 January 2009

    Justin Rose will make his long-awaited Doha debut when he joins a powerful field for the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, presented by Dolphin Energy, which starts tomorrow (thurs). The world number nineteen is just one of a catalogue of big name players to sign up for a $2.5 million tournament that has made rapid strides over the past three years to become...

  • Tiger woods hitting driver

    Written by TG Tour Editor on Thursday, 15 January 2009

    Tiger Woods is now hitting driver and long irons again as he steps up his rehabilitation from knee surgery. The world number one says he doesn't know exactly when he will return but 'As I had hoped, after Jan. 1, I started hitting longer irons and my driver," And although he is not swinging at full tilt yet Tiger...

  • Poulter to have eye surgery

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 12 January 2009

    Ian Poulter has opted to have eye surgery instead of playing in this week's Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. The 33-year-old was advised to take the decision after struggling to see properly in poor light. "It is with great regret that I have to withdraw from the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship," Poulter said in the UAE-based newspaper Gulf News. "I have been having a problem with...

  • jan9 europetrail

    Friday, 09 January 2009

    That's the European team according to captain José Maria Olazábal who is convinced his men can stage a stirring Royal Trophy fightback. Ollie believes his European side are capable of mounting a glorious comeback to retain the silverware despite losing the opening day foursomes session 3-1 to an inspired Asian team at the Amata Spring Country Club in Thailand.

  • jan8 irishopen

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 08 January 2009

    The Irish Open, one of the highlights of the European Tour, will return to the classic links of County Louth Golf Club, Baltray, from May 14-17 this year. Designed in 1938 by Tom Simpson, the championship links at County Louth has consistently featured in golfing publications as one of Ireland’s ‘hidden gems’ and earned rave reviews when The Irish Open was...

  • Padriag Harrington Footjoy

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Monday, 05 January 2009

    Three-times Major winner Padraig Harrington has ditched Hi-Tech as his golf shoes of choice after signing a long-term golf shoe deal with Footjoy. Harrington is expected to wear the new Footjoy SYNRG golf shoe, which hits the shops in February, as the shoe has been designed to offer more support for people with higher swing speeds, like Padraig. "FootJoy is...

  • Singh Stere win

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Monday, 22 December 2008

    Vijay Singh made three straight birdies early on the back nine to clinch Tiger Woods' Chevron World Challenge at the weekend - and cap off an $18 million season. His 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole saw him close with a 5-under 67 for a one-shot victory over Steve Stricker. "When I show up and I know I can't win the golf...

  • dec17 euroreturns

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    The European Open will be held at The London Golf Club for the second consecutive year from May 28-31 following its successful return to England last season for the first time since 1994. A world class field, including defending champion Ross Fisher  will contest the £2.4 million tournament which can secure precious earnings towards the inaugural Race to Dubai. Fisher profited most...

  • golf open result

    Written by TG Writer on Tuesday, 16 December 2008

    Jamie Donaldson became the new Mauritius Golf Open champion in fitting style on Sunday by rolling in a 25-foot putt at the last hole for birdie. The 33-year-old Welshman who lives in Macclesfield, England, completed a closing round 67 to finish three strokes clear of pre-championship favourite Gregory Havret, of France. But once again, the tournament lived up...

  • dec15 weekleyplays

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 15 December 2008

    US Ryder Cup star Boo Weekley will be aiming to become the first American winner of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters  at Doha Golf Club from January 22-25. The colourful star from Florida, a key player in Paul Azinger’s US victory over Europe at Valhalla, will make his Middle East debut at the $2.5 million tournament.   “Boo Weekley certainly brought something different to...

  • Tiger Woods caddie calls Mickelson a prick

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Monday, 15 December 2008

    Phil Mickelson has hit back at Tiger's caddie Steve Williams after the Kiwi brandes the world No3 " a prick".  Williams made the comment in New Zealand, and added, "I don't particularly like the guy [Mickelson]. He pays me no respect at all and hence I don't pay him any respect. It's no secret we don't get along either." Now Mickelson has come out with...

  • John Daly smashes camera into tree

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Thursday, 11 December 2008

    Troubled John Daly smashed a fan's camera into a tree in the first round of the Australian Open yesterday. After pushing his tee shot wide on the ninth hole - his last - Daly walked into the trees, where Brad Clegg tried to take a picture. Daly reportedly snatched the camera and smashed it against the nearest tree, telling the man, "You want...

  • dec9 harringtontops

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 09 December 2008

    Surprise, surprise, Padraig Harrington has been named the 2008 European Tour Golfer of the Year. Harrington was a red-hot favourite to carry off the top prize which crowned a truly sensational season for the Irishman during which he firmly established himself as one of the top five players in the world. In a glorious three week spell in mid-summer, the 37 year old...

  • annika sorenstam career ends

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 09 December 2008

    Annika Sorenstam is aiming to finish her illustrious career on a high with a perfect three-peat at this week’s Dubai Ladies Masters, her last competitive event before she steps away from the game. A hat-trick of titles in Dubai would be a perfect farewell gift for Sorenstam whose glittering career, spanning 15 years, is studded with 89 professional victories, including 10...

  • Frazar shoots 59 in Q school

    Written by John Strege, Golf World on Monday, 08 December 2008

    Here's how Harrison Frazar shot 59 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course on Saturday: He left a 15-birdie putt on the lip at 18 for 58. It was that easy for Frazar (or at least it looked that way), who had 11 birdies - seven consecutive at one point on the back nine - and an eagle, 13-under par on another...

  • dec5 mastersoff

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 05 December 2008

    The Indian Masters has been removed from the 2009 European Tour International Schedule following the recent Mumbai terrorist attacks. Co-sanctioned by The European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the event was set to be played at the Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi, on February 5-8.   Mohamed Juma Buamaim, Vice Chairman and CEO of ‘golf in Dubai’,...

  • fantasy golf knockout cup draw

    Written by TG Editor on Monday, 01 December 2008

    This year's Winter Fantasy Golf League has got off to a flying start as thousands of you each fight it out  for a share of the £10,000 prize pot. This year's game has seen the introduction of an all-new game called the Knockout Cup which all players registered for the Winter Fantasy League are automatically entered into. It started this weekend with the Australian...

  • nov19 donaldreturns

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 19 November 2008

    Luke Donald is set to make his long-awaited return from injury. Donald is set to make his comeback in the Sun City Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa in December. "I absolutely believe I'll be ready," said Donald who underwent wrist surgery in the summer. After missing the cut at The Masters, Luke was just returning to form when...

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