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  • Jamie Elson misses out on maiden Tour title

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 16 January 2012

    England’s Jamie Elson narrowly missed out on his maiden European Tour title at the Joburg Open, losing by one shot to South Africa’s Branden Grace. Elson carded a scintillating nine-under-par 63 on the East course at Royal Johannesburg to give him the clubhouse lead for most of the day. But Grace held his nerve, parring every hole on the...

  • Stricker off to a flyer with win in Hawaii

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 10 January 2012

    Steve Stricker held off a resurgent Martin Laird to win the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The American entered the final round five shots clear but Laird piled on the pressure with a six-under-par 67, which included five birdies in his closing seven holes. But Stricker, who saw his lead cut to just two shots early on, rallied...

  • Louis Oosthuizen defends Africa Open crown

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 9 January 2012

    Louis Oosthuizen retained his Africa Open title in East London, beating fellow South African Tjaart van der Walt by two strokes. Oosthuizen, who shot an 11-under par 62 earlier in the week, secured victory with a birdie at the 17th after Van der Walt bogeyed, finishing on 27-under-par. In a field dominated by home-nation players, Scotland's Alastair Forsyth was the top non-South...

  • A trio of golfing villains

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 26 December 2011

    There was plenty to celebrate in the golfing world in 2011 but not everyone covered themselves in glory. Equipment Editor David Connor and Features Writer Kit Alexander name and shame the year's bad guys.

  • Is Tiger Woods back after a tough year?

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 26 December 2011

    Tiger Woods may have only played 12 tournaments in 2011 but he was never far from the headlines. Equipment Editor David Connor and Features Writer Kit Alexander review a rollercoaster year for the former world number one and look ahead to the 2012 season.

  • Four first-time Major winners serve up excitement

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 26 December 2011

    With so much expectation every year, the Major Championships can sometimes fail to deliver. But golf fans were treated to four fantastic tournaments in 2011. The Major class of 2011 marked a global changing of the guard at the top of world golf - and a very popular win for a veteran of the European game. Equipment Editor David Connor and Features...

  • Luke Donald wins the race for world number one

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 26 December 2011

    Cast your mind back 12 months and the fight to be world number one was as tight as it had been in over a decade. A year on and despite Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer holding the position, Luke Donald has stamped his authority on the world number one spot in the final six months of 2011. Equipment Editor David Connor and...

  • Luke Donald creates history

    Written by Staff on Tuesday, 13 December 2011

    When Luke Donald had finally finished 3rd in the Dubai World Championships, so ensuring he created history, and became the first player to officially win the Money Lists in Europe and the US (Tiger unofficially did the same when he wasn’t a member of the European Tour) he looked at the sky, and put a finger in the air, signaling...

  • Lehman Rolls Back the Years in Mauritius

    Written by Joel Tadman, TG Instruction Editor on Friday, 9 December 2011

    Former Open Champion Tom Lehman fired a flawless seven under par opening round 65 to lead the MCB Tour Championship by three strokes on his first visit to Mauritius. The 2006 United States Ryder Cup Captain birdied his opening two holes at Constance Belle Mare Plage before picking up further shots on the fourth, seventh, 11th and 14th holes. He also...

  • Fowler bids for European Seniors Tour glory

    Written by Joel Tadman, TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 6 December 2011

    The 2011 European Senior Tour season is set for a dramatic climax at this week’s MCB Tour Championship, as Peter Fowler and Barry Lane go head-to-head for the John Jacobs Trophy in Mauritius. Australian Fowler holds a €25,569 advantage over Englishman Lane, the only player who can catch him at the top of the Order of Merit, and a top-two finish...

  • McIlroy reigns supreme in Hong Kong

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Sunday, 4 December 2011

    Rory McIlroy holed a stunning bunker shot for birdie at the last as he romped to victory at the UBS Hong Kong Open, after a scintillating final round 65. The victory now gives the 22-year-old a fighting chance of finishing  top of The Race to Dubai, and ending Luke Donald’s dream of winning money lists on both sides of the Atlantic, with...

  • ISPS Handa to sponsor Wales Open

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 28 November 2011

    The Celtic Manor Resort is proud to announce ISPS (International Sports Promotion Society) as the new title sponsor for its flagship European Tour golf event – the ISPS Handa Wales Open. The three-year sponsorship deal with ISPS launches an exciting new chapter in the history of the tournament which counts Ryder Cup stars Paul McGinley, Paul Lawrie, Ian Poulter, Miguel Angel...

  • Tiger in abu dabhi

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Tiger Woods won’t be starting his 2012 season at Torrey Pines. Instead of his traditional PGA Tour start in San Diego, Woods has agreed to play in a tournament in Abu Dhabi. The former top-ranked golfer will play in the January 26-29 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship along with current No. 1 Luke Donald and defending champion Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Graeme...

  • day one presidents cup

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Adam Scott and K.J. Choi were relentless Thursday at Royal Melbourne in dishing out the worst loss for Tiger Woods in any format of match play. The International pair won 7 and 6, tying the record for biggest margin of victory in Presidents Cup history. And Woods and Stricker, undefeated two years ago, turned out to be the only weak link...

  • Fernandez-Castano wins in stormy Singapore

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 14 November 2011

    Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano won a Monday play-off against Juvic Pagunsan to win the Singapore Open. The 31-year-old sank a nine-foot birdie putt on the second play-off to secure his fifth European Tour career win. American Anthony Kim finished tied-third with Louis Oosthuizen on 13-under-par while England’s Justin Rose clinched his place in the season-ending Dubai World Championship by finishing tied-ninth. The tournament had...

  • Martin Kaymer wins WGC Champions event in Shanghai

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 7 November 2011

    Germany’s Martin Kaymer shot a sensational final round of 63 to win the WGC Champions event in Shanghai. His round included a stunning back nine of 29, seven-under par, to win by three shots on 20-under from Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson. Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell finished alone in third on sixteen-under par while his compatriot Rory McIlroy finished fourth, moving up to second...

  • woods caddie racist comment

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 5 November 2011

    Tiger Woods' former caddie used a racial slur to disparage his old boss during a caddies award night in Shanghai. Steve Williams received a mock award Friday night for ''Celebration of the Year'' for his TV interview after Adam Scott won the Bridgestone Invitational. That was the day Williams said it was ''the best win of his life,'' despite being on the bag...

  • Luke Donald pulls out of HSBC Champions

    Written by Staff on Monday, 31 October 2011

    The world number one, Luke Donald, has pulled out of the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, because of the imminent arrival of his second child, which is going to be a girl. Donald, who is aiming to become the first player in history to top the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic, said: “It’s important for my wife...

  • Garcia wins back-to-back at Valderamma

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 31 October 2011

    Sergio Garcia made it back-to-back victories on the European Tour by winning the Andalucia Masters at Valderamma. The Spaniard carded a final round of 71 to defeat fellow countryman Miguel Angel Jimenez by one shot. Scotland’s Richie Ramsey finished a further shot back in third while Irishman Shane Lowry finished alone in fourth. Garcia ended a three-year title drought last weekend with...


    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 27 October 2011

    In its fifth Anniversary year, The Portugal Masters once again proved to be a resounding success as it became the scene of one of the most memorable European Tour events in recent years. Regarded as the hottest young prospect in the game, Tom Lewis ensured that the attention of the golfing media was firmly focused on the stunning Oceânico Victoria Golf...

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