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  • Donald wins at Wentworth to become world number one

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 31 May 2011

    Luke Donald defeated Lee Westwood on the first play-off hole to win the BMW PGA Championship and become world number one. Donald had started the week with a fantastic 64 to take control of the tournament, but failed to match that form for the rest of the week, with his driving, in particular, letting him down. Westwood closed the gap every day...

  • wentworth day 2 starting

    Written by Today's Golfer on Friday, 27 May 2011

    The early starters are already out on the course at Wentworth as the seond day of the European Tour's flagship event gets under way. Ian Poulter is one of the early starters and will be hoping to close the gap on fellow countryman Luke Donald. Poulter shot a solid three-under-par 68 in his opening round and will be hoping to close...

  • donald takes early lead

    Written by Today's Golfer on Thursday, 26 May 2011

    Luke Donald has made a superb start at the BMW Championship at Wentworth by shooting an incredible 64, seven under! Donald will move to World Number One if German Martin Kaymer finishes outside the top 10 and if he finished ahead of Lee Westwood. Kaymer is currently level par and Westwood has finished his opening round one over. So Donald is in a...

  • harrington out of wentworth

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 23 May 2011

    Padraig Harrington has pulled out of the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth this week. The tournament is due to start on Thursday, but three-times Major-winner Harrington won't be there. The Irishman withdrew following a knee injury that first flared up at the US PGA Tour's Wells Fargo tournament earlier in the month. He treid to play at The Players championship a...

  • Poulter wins matchplay

    Written by Golf World staff on Monday, 23 May 2011

    Ian Poulter won the Volvo World Matchplay Championship at Finca Cortesin in Spain, beating Luke Donald 2&1 in the final; and so denying his fellow Englishman a chance of moving to the number one spot in the world. If Donald had won the final, he would have displaced Lee Westwood as the world number one. Poulter had a remarkable week, being...

  • stars want tour to change logo for seve

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 17 May 2011

    The European Tour says it is considering changing its logo to an image of Seve Ballesteros. The current logo features a silhouette of Harry Vardon, a six-time winner of the Open between 1896 and 1914, but many high-profile golfers want it changed to honour Ballesteros. The tour said on Tuesday in a statement there has been a "wave of emotion regarding Seve's...

  • kaymer sacks caddie

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 17 May 2011

    Martin Kaymer has dropped caddie Craig Connelly just three months since the German became the world's best player. Kaymer's brother will be on his bag at this week's Volvo World Matchplay in Spain. Connelly was on the bag when Kaymer won the US PGA at Whistling Straits last summer, as well as the German’s ascension to world No. 1. “Had fantastic year...

  • Franc wins Ryder Cup

    Written by Today's Golfer on Tuesday, 17 May 2011

    France has been named as the Ryder Cup venue for 2018 for the first time ever. Le Golf National in Versailles, near Paris, will host the presitgious tournament that sees Europe's best players take on the might of the Americans. Five nations had been in the running and Spain was mentioned as a last-gasp favourite as the death of Seve Ballesteros prompted...

  • ryder cup decision

    Written by Today's Golfer on Tuesday, 17 May 2011

    A decision on where the Ryder Cup will be played in 2018 will be made later today. France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are in the running to host the world's biggest matchplay event. France had emerged as the favourite with Le National course just outside Paris. But the death of Seve Ballesteros has led some to call for the event to...

  • tiger future in doubt

    Monday, 16 May 2011

    Tiger Woods limped out of The Players championship, sparking huge debate over his playing future. The 35-year-old has already undergone four knee ops and had hardly practised in the run-up to the Sawgrass tournament. He looked in pain and discomfort during the opening round as he nothed up 42 shots. He winced and grimmaced his way round nine holes before withdrawing. It...

  • Choi wins the Players Championship

    Written by Golf World staff on Monday, 16 May 2011

    K.J.Choi won the Players Championship at Sawgrass in Florida, at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, with David Toms. Toms, who had led the tournament for much of the day, hit his tee shot at he infamous 17th hole, with its island green, to 19 feet. Choi was 40 feet away, and putted up to three feet. Toms...

  • Clarke wins again

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 16 May 2011

    Darren Clarke kept his head to end a barren spell of three years on the European Tour. The 42-year-old Northen Irishman ground out a 69 in the final round of the Iberdrola Open in Mallorca to take his first victory since the KLM Open in 2008. He had been trailing Chris Wood by four shots going into the final round but the...

  • Seve Ballesteros Remembered

    Written by TG Web Producer, Harriet Linton on Wednesday, 11 May 2011

    The funeral of the late, great Severiano Ballesteros takes place in a parish church in his hometown of Pedrena today, Wednesday 11 May. The small service reflects Seve's humble beginnings and will be attended by his brothers, children, cousins, sisters-in-law, other close relatives and a sprinkling of high-profile names from the world of golf. José Maria Olazábal, Sir Nick Faldo, Bernard Gallacher,...

  • Seve Ballesteros Photo Gallery

    Written by TG Web Producer, Harriet Linton on Monday, 9 May 2011

    Former world number one Severiano Ballesteros has died, aged 54, after losing his battle with cancer. The golfing legend, who won five Majors in an illustrious career, died at his home in northern Spain. We have put together a gallery on images to celebrate the life and acheivements of one of the greatest golfers of our time.

  • Seve Ballesteros: Career Summary

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 9 May 2011

    Seve Ballesteros was a professional golfer for 33 years from 1974 to 2007. In that time, he popularised the sport, boosted the status of the European Tour and inspired many of the players who fill the world rankings today. Here is a brief summary of what Seve achieved: Leads the European Tour with 50 victories 91 tournament wins worldwide Five Major wins: The Open...

  • seve tributes

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 9 May 2011

    Everyone from world No1 Lee Westwood to the King of Spain has spoken fondly of what Seve Ballesteros meant to them. Here are just a handul of the tributes that have come out since Seve passed away on Saturday... José María Olazábal My first memory of Seve goes back to ‘83 or ’84. I was an amateur, and he...

  • seve funeral

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 9 May 2011

    Seve Ballesteros' funeral will be held in his native Pedrena on Wednesday after the five-time major champion died from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. The 54-year-old golf great died in the early hours of Saturday over two years after undergoing multiple surgeries to remove a brain tumor. Ballesteros' brother Baldomero told reporters the funeral will be held at Saint-Peter's Church in...

  • Seve flags at half mast

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 7 May 2011

    Seve Ballesteros died at his home in Pedreña, northern Spain, in the early hours of this morning when he finally lost his courageous battle at 2.10am. George O’Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour, today led the tributes. He said: “This is such a very sad day for all who love golf. Seve’s unique legacy must be the inspiration he has given...

  • Seve obit

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 7 May 2011

    Severiano Ballesteros, who died on Saturday aged 54, was one of golf's all-time greats, a charismatic figure who lifted five majors, led the European challenge to the decades-long US supremacy and turned a new generation on to the sport. For two decades, from the mid-1970s to the 1990s, 'Seve' was one of the sport's most celebrated personalities. He collected 87 career titles...

  • Legend Ballesteros dies

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Saturday, 7 May 2011

    Former world number one Severiano Ballesteros has died, aged 54, after losing his battle with cancer. The golfing legend, who won five Majors in an illustrious career, died at his home in northern Spain, and a statement has appeared on his official website confirming the sad news. "Today, at 2.10am Spanish time, Seve Ballesteros passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at...

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