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  • The Paddy Slam

    Written by Jock Howard, Golf World on Wednesday, 1 April 2009

    If Padraig Harrington wins a Green Jacket on Sunday, he will have won four of the last seven Major championships. Here, the Irishman talks exclusively about his preparations for Augusta, and going for the Paddy Slam. After 10 years, do you feel you are getting closer to winning at Augusta? I do have a fair idea of what to expect from...

  • mar25 monty500

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 25 March 2009

    Colin Montgomerie today (wed) gathered some of his close golfing friends around him in Seville on the eve of his 500th appearance as a professional on The European Tour – and proved that you can have your cake and eat it! The 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain marked the occasion alongside two-time Masters Champion José Maria Olazábal, the course designer this...

  • mar19 quiros

    Written by By Kevin Brown on Thursday, 19 March 2009

    Watching Spaniard Alvaro Quiros prepare for the Transitions Championship in Florida this week, reminded me of the one and only Seve Ballesteros. The huge-hitting Quiros is very much a chip off the legend's block. He stands out from the crowd and not just because he's 6ft 3ins and wears straw, boater-style headwear. He's swashbuckling, he oozes charm and charisma and is an...

  • All eyes on Ryo in Florida...

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 18 March 2009

    The sunshine state of Florida has become the Land of the Rising Sun. Well, for this week anyway... OK, there's no Tiger or Phil Mickelson at the Transitions Championship which gets underway tomorrow, so left to take centre stage is teenage Japanese sensation Ryo Ishikawa. And following Ryo practically wherever he goes at the US PGA Tour event at Innisbrook Golf Resort...

  • Betfair Team of the Week

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 16 March 2009

    The Betfair 'Team of the Week', in preparation for the double-weighted Arnold Palmer Invitational, is as follows: Matthew Goggin ($1.0m) Australian Matthew Goggin is sneaky long off the tee, and his all-round game has really stepped up a gear in recent months. Indeed, Goggin is on the verge of a maiden appearance in the Masters Tournament and a decent...

  • Golf World Blog

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 16 March 2009

    Posted by Chris Jones, April 16th: HSBC Champion of Champions Returns for 2009 One of the biggest competitions in amateur golf is back for 2009 – the HSBC and Golf World Champion of Champions. We’ve joined forces with HSBC to relaunch the prestigious contest, which is open to every reigning club champion in the UK – and it’s FREE to enter. Titleist and...

  • Stenson strips off at Doral

    Written by Kit Alexander on Friday, 13 March 2009

    Henrik Stenson showed he wasn't shy stripped off down to his boxer shorts to play a shot at the WGC-CA Championship at Doral. The Swede found his ball in mud after a wayward tee shot at the third, his 12th, so he opted to derobe to play his second shot to avoid having to play the rest of his round in dirty...

  • Yang clinches first PGA Tour title

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 9 March 2009

    South Korea's YE Yang survived a back nine wobble to win the Honda Classic by a shot from John Rollins. The 37-year-old had a four shot cushion stood on the 13th tee but bogeys at 15 and 17 set up a nervous final hole. Rollins birdied 18 but Yang secured the regulation par he needed for victory with two putts from 50...

  • Luke Donald pulls out of Honda Classic

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 5 March 2009

    Luke Donald has withdrawn from the Honda Classic in order to protect his wrist. The Englishman was forced to concede his Accenture Match Play tie with Ernie Els last week because he felt a twinge in the left wrist he had surgery on last year. The damage was to the scar tissue, rather than the tendon that was operated on, and the injury...

  • ogilvy wins WGC Matchplay

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Sunday, 1 March 2009

    Geoff Ogilvy jumped to fourth in the world rankings when he produced a dominating performance to win the $8.5 million Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday. The 31-year-old Australian never gave Paul Casey a chance in the 36-hole final, leading from start to finish to post a 4 and 3 victory on a sizzling hot day at Dove Mountain in Arizona.

  • Woods exits Match Play Championship

    Written by Kit Alexander on Friday, 27 February 2009

    World number one Tiger Woods has been knocked out in the second round of the Accenture Match Play Championship 4&2 by Tim Clark. The South African ended Woods' chances of defending the title by winning three holes on the bounce after a tight first ten holes. Just as it looked like Clark would finish Woods off the American holed a wonderful bunker shot...

  • Woods wins in Match Play first round

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 26 February 2009

    Tiger Woods has advanced to the second round of the Accenture Match Play Championship with a 3&2 victory over Brendan Jones. The world number one's return to competitive action went according to plan with a victory despite some signs of rustiness. Woods announced his return with a birdie three at the first hole and was conceded an eagle putt at the second...

  • Mickelson and Lee in the winners circle

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 23 February 2009

    World number three Phil Mickelson and New Zealand amateur Danny Lee recorded victories on the PGA and European Tours respectively this weekend. Mickelson returned to form after a lacklustre start to the season with to claim his 35th PGA Tour title with victory at the Northern Trust Open, despite a disappointing +1 closing round of 72. The tournament saw a number of players find form...

  • Tiger Woods rivals

    Written by John Hawkins, Golf World on Friday, 20 February 2009

    No Tiger? No big deal. As Sir Eldrick lays a final coat of preparation on his long-awaited return to competitive golf, we present this unofficial PGA Tour starter kit, an unabashed glance at the best and worst in a Woods-free universe. No animals were harmed in the assembly of this product, nor was Tiger eligible in any category. It's more...

  • Tiger Woods knee injury

    Written by Jamie Diaz, Golf Digest on Friday, 20 February 2009

    The setting, of course, isn't the final nine of a major but a clinic on a shimmering October day off the Pacific. Kim is hitting the shots while Woods—his celebrated left knee still on the mend—faces him from a few feet away and does the commentary. Tiger is holding a club, but his last full swing remains a 9-iron approach...

  • tiger to return?

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Tuesday, 17 February 2009

    Tiger Woods is poised to return to action next week at the WGC-Accenture Matchplay Championship in Arizona. The world No 1 - out of action since knee surgery last June - is tipped to make his long-awaited comeback on February 25 in Tuscon. Though there's no official word from Woods' camp, his friend Mark O'Meara says he's looking fit and...

  • Dustin Johnson wins at Pebble Beach as final round is cancelled

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 16 February 2009

    Dustin Johnson has won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after the fourth round was cancelled due to more bad weather in California. Johnson avoided the nerve-racking prospect of having to defend his four shot lead to claim his second PGA Tour title. The win lifts the 24-year-old to 45 in the world rankings and qualifies him to play at the season's first...

  • Final round delayed at Pebble Beach

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 16 February 2009

    The final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am will take place on Monday with strong winds and rain meaning no play was possible on Sunday. None of the 68 players left in the field got out of the clubhouse on Sunday and the opening threeball will tee off at 7.30am local time, 3.30pm GMT. The weather forecast for Pebble Beach...

  • Kim struggles again on European Tour

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 12 February 2009

    Anthony Kim has shot a disappointing six-over-par 78 in the first round of the Malaysian Open. The American Ryder Cup star was disqualified at the season-opening HSBC Champions and he has again struggled in his second Race to Dubai event. "It was very frustrating - a tough day at the office," said the 23-year-old who now faces an uphill battle take the...

  • Antipodean trio qualify for The Open

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 10 February 2009

    Australians Tim Wood and Michael Wright and New Zealander Josh Geary have qualified for The Open at Turnberry. The trio came through a 36-hole International Final Qualifying event in Melbourne, Australia. Geary and Wood led the way on -4 with Wright coming in a shot behind and one shot ahead of Peter Senior and Cameron Piercy, who failed to capitalise on an opening...

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