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  • Great Britain & Ireland win Vivendi Seve Trophy in thrilling finale

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 19 September 2011

    Great Britain & Ireland’s strength and depth proved to be crucial as they hung on for a dramatic victory in the Vivendi Seve Trophy at St-Nom-La-Bretèche. Trailing 11.5-6.5 overnight, the European Team fought back magnificently on the final day, winning the first five singles matches to square the tie. But GB&I won four points from the final five matches to hold on...

  • Rose blooms at right time to win BMW Championship

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 19 September 2011

    Justin Rose held his nerve to secure his place at the Tour Championship next week by winning the BMW Championship in Chicago. The Englishman chipped in on 17 en route to a two-shot win over Australian John Senden in the penultimate FedEx Cup playoff event, his third PGA Tour title, moving him up to third in the points standings. Luke Donald continued...

  • Tom Lewis turns pro and signs with IMG

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 16 September 2011

    Tom Lewis, member of the victorious GB&I Walker Cup team and winner of the 2011 Open Championship Silver Medal, announced today that he has turned professional and signed with management company IMG. Tom made a huge impact at The Open Championship this year at Royal St George's. Having qualified via Local Final Qualifying at Rye, he opened with a five-under-par 65...

  • Rory amazed by 11-year-old Korean girl

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 15 September 2011

    World number 3, Rory McIlroy met his match in the shape of an 11 year old South Korean girl at The Belfry this week. McIlroy, who was a world champion at the age of nine, played alongside South Korean prodigy and Girl’s 10-year old World Champion, Chun Youngin during a ‘King of Skins’ tournament on the world-famous Brabazon  course. Youngin, who...

  • dyson wins in holland

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 11 September 2011

    Simon Dyson sealed his third KLM Open title in six years at Hilversumsche on Sunday after holding off charges from Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy. Dyson began the day two strokes behind overnight leaders Gary Orr and James Kingston, but a final-day 66 was enough to take him to 12-under - and the tournament win, his second of the year...

  • gb&i win walker cup

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 11 September 2011

    Great Britain and Ireland burst out of the blocks for the second morning running to lay the foundation for a convincing Walker Cup triumph over the US on Sunday. In what acts as the amateur version of the Ryder Cup, GB&I had taken a 7-5 lead going into the final day, thanks to a blistering opening on Saturday. They repeated...

  • Simpson secures Deutsche Bank play-off win

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 6 September 2011

    American Webb Simpson won the Deutsche Bank Championship after a dramatic final day at the TPC Boston. Simpson beat compatriot Chez Reavie with a birdie on the second play-off hole to top the FedEx Cup standings with two play-off events to go. Reavie’s runner-up finish moves him up to 9th. After Simpson birdied the final hole in regulation play to post...

  • Bjorn king of the mountains

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 5 September 2011

    Thomas Bjorn made it back-to-back victories on the European Tour with an emphatic win at the Omega European Masters in Crans-sur-Sierre. Following on from his victory last week at Gleneagles, the 40-year-old Dane shot a stunning final round of 62 to win by four shots from Germany’s Martin Kaymer. Bjorn began the day three shots behind Welshman Jamie Donaldson but carded...

  • pga barclays

    Written by Today's Golfer on Tuesday, 30 August 2011

    Dustin Johnson has won The Barclays, the first event of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup play-offs, by two shots from Matt Kuchar. The tournament was shortened to 54 holes to end on Saturday because of the threat of Hurricane Irene and Johnson fired fantastic rounds of 66, 63 and 65 to top the leaderboard. Johnson said: "I feel like I've played pretty well all year but...

  • bjorn wins again

    Written by Today's Golfer on Tuesday, 30 August 2011

    Thomas Bjorn claimed a dramatic victory at the Johnnie Walker Championship after a five-man play-off. Bjorn has had a good season after winning in Qatar and challenging at The Open and he wrapped up his second Euorpean Tour event of the year at Gleneagles. Bjorn shot a 69 in the final round to get to 11 under. He joined Mark Foster, George Coetzee, Bernd Wiesberger...

  • johnnie walker day one

    Written by Today's Golfer on Friday, 26 August 2011

    A golfer from Worksop leads the Johnnie Walker European Tour event at Gleneagles. But it's not World No.2 Lee Westwood, it's Mark Foster. The 36-year-old shot an incredible 66 to take the lead after the opening round. Wasps descended on the course and many players complained of them interfering with play. Foster simply kept going... at one point putting with a wasp...

  • Fantasy League: The Barclays preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 23 August 2011

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy League is staying in America for the FedEx Cup play-offs, starting with The Barclays. The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings have qualified for the event and only Charl Schwartzel and JB Holmes (who is due to undergo non-invasive brain surgery) will not be in the field. With $10 million on the line for the winner...

  • Lane is seniors King of Scotland again

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 22 August 2011

    Cleveland Golf and Srixon have once again proved themselves as major players in the golf industry by successfully sponsoring one of the biggest tournaments on the senior’s circuit, The Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Seniors Open for the third successive year. The event, which took place at The Fairmont St. Andrews, saw some of the biggest names in golf compete for the Seniors...

  • euro tour update

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 22 August 2011

    Oliver Fisher surprised a lot of people, including himself, as he took his debut European Tour win at the Czech Open on Sunday. The 22-year-old had missed 20 cuts in his first 21 events of the year but managed to hold off the field to win by two shots. He said: "Golf's a funny game. I really enjoyed it and I had...

  • pga tour roundup

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 22 August 2011

    There was plenty of drama at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday afernoon as players tried to make it into the PGA Tour's top 125 players to qualify for next week's FedEx Cup play-off event at The Barclays. Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington were two big names on the verge of missing out and needed a good week. Els duly delivered and moved...

  • Fantasy League: Wyndham Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 16 August 2011

    Straight off the back of the excitement of Keegan Bradley's win at the USPGA Championship, the Today's Golfer Fantasy League is staying in America for the Wyndham Championship. The field lacks the majority of the star names of the last two weeks so it will really test your knowledge of the middle and lower echelons of the PGA Tour. But with it...

  • keegan wins uspga

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 15 August 2011

    A dramatic finish to the USPGA Championship saw young American Keegan Bradley take the title in his first ever Major. The 25-year-old looked to have blown it with a triple bogey at the par-3 15th, handing fellow American Jason Dufner a five-shot lead. Dufner had just four holes to play and it looked like it was all over. Other challenges from Luke...

  • Star-studded field for Scottish Senior Open

    Written by 2-FORE!-1 Golf on Sunday, 14 August 2011

    Two-time Major champion Sandy Lyle is aiming to reignite his European Senior Tour order-of-merit challenge at Fairmont St Andrews this week when he plays in the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open. The Scotsman was the early season pacesetter on the Senior Tour following top-five finishes in Australia and Japan and his first tournament victory in 19 years in the ISPS Handa...

  • rory starts second round

    Written by Today's Golfer on Friday, 12 August 2011

    Rory McIlroy has started his second round of the US PGA, despite sustaining a wrist injury in his opening round yesterday. McIlroy battled through his opening round level par after he hurt his wrist on the third hole. He hit some roots and needed ice and wrappings throughout the remainder of the holes. An MRI scan last night revealed damage to his tendons,...

  • Stricker ties major record as McIlroy injures wrist

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 12 August 2011

    Steve Stricker shot a stunning bogey-free 63 to lead after the first round of the USPGA Championship and tie for the lowest ever round in Major history. The American became the 23rd player to sign for that number in a Major and could have even gone one better, but he missed a 15-foot birdie chance on the 9th, his final hole. While Stricker...

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