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  • Fantasy League picks

    Written by Staff Writer on Wednesday, 09 April 2008

    With just a few hours to go before the start of our 2008 Fantasy Golf competition, we thought we’d take a look at some of the good picks for the Masters if you don’t fancy blowing most of your budget on Tiger… Phil Mickelson He’ll cost you a packet, we know, but Lefty is hitting the ball beautifully right now. We...

  • INTERNATIONAL INVITES

    Written by AP National Writer on Tuesday, 08 April 2008

    Prayad Marksaeng has a big group of fans this week. His entire country. Marksaeng is the third Thai-born golfer to play in the Masters, receiving one of the exemptions given to foreign players who wouldn't otherwise qualify. Liang Wen-Chong of China and India's Jeev Milka Singh also got exemptions, which are designed to help broaden golf's appeal around the world. ``I am representing...

  • fantasy golf league

    Written by TG Editor on Monday, 31 March 2008

    Today's Golfer's Fantasy Golf League continues to attract some big names from the world of sport and television with just 10 days left until the start of the first Fantasy Golf League tournament. Stars such as Ex-Eastenders actor Phil Daniels, sports presenter John Inverdale, rugby stars Jason Leonard and Kenny Logan and former footy star Ray Clemence have already...

  • jan9 shwartzel joins nike

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Wednesday, 09 January 2008

    South African star Charl Schwartzel has joined the growing ranks of Nike players on the European Tour. Schwartzel has agreed to a multi-year relationship that incorporates a head-to-toe deal made up of equipment, bag, ball, glove, headwear, footwear, accessories, eyewear and apparel. He previously played for Callaway.   “I’m really looking forward to starting my relationship with Nike Golf...

  • Oct9 Senior Open

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Wednesday, 10 October 2007

    The Senior Open Championship is to be played at Sunningdale in 2009, the first time the senior major event will be held on a heathland course, before moving the following year to Carnoustie, scene of this year's Open Championship victory by Padraig Harrington. Since its inception in 1987, the Senior Open has been held on links courses and Carnoustie...

  • Fantasy League

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 04 October 2007

    Today's Golfer's Fantasy League is back with a bang this week and we need YOU to sign up and challenge for one of the most coveted prizes in golf! The new Winter game, which starts on Thursday 8th November, will see the nation's golfers fighting for a dream holiday to Portugal's fantastic Vale Do Lobo resort for four. There...

  • oct3 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 03 October 2007

    The draw for the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which begins today, has thrown up some enthralling encounters. Open champion Padraig Harrington, winner in 2002 and 2006, has once again been paired with Irish racehorse owner J.P.McManus, with whom he also won the Team Championship in those years, to bid for a remarkable treble. In one of...

  • oct3 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 03 October 2007

    - I congratulate Alfred Dunhill on this splendid initiative, says Ernie - Open champion Padraig Harrington bids for third Dunhill crown - Hugh Grant, Samuel L Jackson, Dennis Hopper in amateur line-up - Played over the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns Championship dates: Thursday, October 4 - Sunday, October 7, 2007 ST...

  • Powerplay crowns first champ

    Written by TG Staffwriter on Friday, 28 September 2007

    David Kemp has been crowned the UK’s inaugural National PowerPlay Golf Champion – after winning the first ever national championships to be played anywhere in the world featuring the new way to play golf. The 20-year-old from Guildford, Surrey, lifted the Crown Golf National PowerPlay Golf Championship trophy with a 34pts score at Hampton Court Palace Golf Club...

  • Sep24 Westwood wins at Belfry

    Written by Associated Press on Monday, 24 September 2007

    Lee Westwood produced a brilliant final round of 65 to win the British Masters and become only the seventh player to reach £10 million prize money on the European Tour. Westwood, 34, was in dazzling form at The Belfry on Sunday as his seven under par round gave him a five-stroke victory over Ian Poulter. The former European number one started the day...

  • sept13 battle for FedEx Cup

    Written by Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer on Thursday, 13 September 2007

    After another week in contention at the PGA Tour Playoffs, Steve Stricker brought his 9-year-old daughter to an interview to discuss his third-place finish at Cog Hill, good enough to have a serious chance at capturing the FedEx Cup. The final question was directed at Bobbi Maria. "If you're dad wins the $10 million, is there anything you would like?'' she...

  • aug6 Ochoatriumphs

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 06 August 2007

    Mexico's World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa etched her name into the history books by becoming the first woman to win a professional event at the Home of Golf, yestrday clinching the Ricoh Women’s British Open on the Old Course, St Andrews. The 25-year-old from Guadalajara won her first major championship and her fourth title of 2007 by four strokes with a...

  • July26 Stack and Tilt

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 27 July 2007

    Last September, after rookie Eric Axley won on the PGA Tour, Andy Plummer allowed himself a little reflection. He called his teaching partner, Mike Bennett, and they talked about what to do when more players came calling. You see, Axley was the third player in six weeks to win his first event, and Plummer and Bennett were teaching all three...

  • july26 Wie evian masters

    Written by AP Sports Writer on Thursday, 26 July 2007

    Michele Wie hopes a return to the French Alps will get her game back on track. The 17-year-old Wie is back at the Evian Masters with her game, confidence and reputation in disarray. A year ago, the teenager from Hawaii closed with a 4-under 68 and finished in a tie for second. She hasn't broken par - anywhere - since. "It's so...

  • July11 hugocaddie

    Written by Courses editor Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 11 July 2007

    Hugo Benson is undoubtedly the caddies' boss when it comes to strong-arm tactics. Carrying the pro's weighty Tour bags around can be tough going, but not for the 41-year-old journeyman bagman who in fact can lift with one way above his head...with the fingers of one hand! No wonder the muscly, powerfully-built Hugo is known as 'Tarzan' among his caddie mates. And...

  • july11 Nicklausdrive

    Written by Sam Beavis, TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 11 July 2007

    You are invited to challenge the great Jack Nicklaus and better his famous drive on the 18th at St Andrews in the 1970 Open, courtesy of RBS. The Jack Nicklaus Majors Challenge is based in the heart of London - in the Broadgate Arena. The passion, excitement and challenge of the Jack Nicklaus Majors Challenge will be there for one week...

  • Young Masters gets Ping boost

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Monday, 09 July 2007

    Young Masters Golf - the leading junior golf coaching scheme - has announced an expanded series of tournaments in its Masters programme after securing sponsorship from PING Europe. Youngsters who have been attending YMG courses throughout the year are already signing up fast for the 'YMG Masters 2007 in association with PING Europe', which now has 10 qualifying events nationwide...

  • Jun11 Daly stabbed

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 11 June 2007

    John Daly finally made a cut at the weekend... but his mind wasn't really on the job after he was allegedly stabbed by his wife. Daly issued only a statement Friday and declined to talk to reporters after concluding a 4-over 74 that tied him for 58th in the Stanford St Jude Championship. He had not filed charges Saturday, and...

  • May11 Torrancecomebackjoy

    Friday, 11 May 2007

    Scotland's Sam Torrance made a classy return to European Seniors Tour action at The Gloria Classic in Turkey today (fri) after battling back from a career-threatening injury. Torrance, number one on the Order of Merit in each of the previous two years, is not fully recovered from a serious hand injury but still managed to negotiate the New Course at Gloria...

  • Apr20 TimberlakeCarnoustie

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday, 20 April 2007

    Pop superstar Justin Timberlake took time out of his Euopean tour to play the 2007 Open venue last week. As word got out that the American was playing Carnoustie, hundreds of fans turned up to see him play. The 26-year-old six-handicapper then signed autographs as he finished. A spokesman for Carnoustie Links management told the Daily Record newspaper: "With it...

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