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  • Clarke withdraws from Malaysian Open

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 10 February 2009

    Darren Clarke has withdrawn from this week's Malaysian Open, ending his chances of qualifying for the Accenture Matchplay Championship. The world number 73 would probably have needed to finish in the top two in Malaysia to climb into the top 64 on Monday, the qualification cut-off for the WGC event at Dove Mountain. Clarke beat Tiger Woods 4&3 in the final of the...

  • Cayeux, Ahlers and Kavanagh qualify for The Open

    Written by Kit Alexander on Thursday, 5 February 2009

    Marc Cayeux, Jaco Ahlers and Jeremy Kavanagh have qualified to play at Turnberry from the Africa International Final Qualifying tournament. Zimbabwean Cayeux's -3 score for 36 holes was enough for him to win the event while South African Ahlers and England's Kavanagh finished jjoint secont and booked their spots at The Open on -2. Ahlers' closing 65, the best round of the...

  • Three Turnberry berths available at African International Final Qualifying

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 3 February 2009

    44 players will battle it out for three places at this year's Open at Royal Durban Golf Club over the next two days. Three of last year's qualifiers, Josh Cunliffe, Douglas McGuigan and Darren Fichardt, all of South Africa, will be among the players hoping to earn a place at Turnberry. Jaco van Zyl has shown good early season form and will...

  • jan30 lochlomond

    Written by TG Courses editor on Friday, 30 January 2009

    Loch Lomond Golf Club, home of the Barclays Scottish Open, will be making the club’s luxury private motorboat available for exclusive daily hire at this year’s tournament (July 9-12). Moored in the harbour beside the 18th green the motorboat will be available for guests to use as they wish throughout the day.   With a skipper at hand the lucky few will be...

  • Exclusive | Lyle would consider being Monty's Vice Captain

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 28 January 2009

    Sandy Lyle exclusively revealed to TG Courses Editor Kevin Brown that he would consider the role of Vice Captain to Colin Montgomerie at the 2010 Ryder Cup. Lyle was overlooked for the main job again and he now appears to have resigned himself to the fact that he'll never captain Europe. Scot Lyle, a former Masters and Open champion, was clearly disappointed...

  • Colin Montgomerie named 2010 Ryder Cup captain

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 28 January 2009

    Colin Montgomerie has been named European Ryder Cup Captain 2010 for the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in 2010 at a press conference in Dubai. In a press conference Colin Montgomerie said he was ecstatic to be named 2010 Ryder Cup captain and that he would work night and day to ensure the team was successful in Wales. And with the...

  • jan27 harmononmonty

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 27 January 2009

    Top coach Butch Harmon is worried whether Colin Montgomerie can balance a Ryder Cup captaincy with his playing commitments. Harmon, in Dubai to unveil his first golf school outside of the US – The Butch Harmon School of Golf at Dubai Sports City – expressed his concerns at a press conference today.  “I was very surprised that Colin Montgomerie wanted...

  • jan26 ryoshock

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 26 January 2009

    Rising Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa couldn't believe his ears when the phone call inviting him to play in the US Masters came through. The 17-year-old received a special invite to line up at Augusta National and he'll be the second youngest player ever to compete in the season's first major. “I got the call last night, but of course everything was in...

  • jan23 ryoin

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 23 January 2009

    Teenage Japanese golfing sensation Ryo Ishikawa has received a special invitation to play in this year's US Masters. Born on September 17, 1991, Ryo will be the second youngest ever Masters participant when the season's first major starts at Augusta National on April 9. He'll be 17 years 6 months and 23 days - the youngest is Tommy Jacobs (17yrs 1...

  • jan21 stmellionoff

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 21 January 2009

    The English Open - set to be played at St Mellion International Resort in August - has been postponed. The event will now return to the top Cornwall venue and the European Tour schedule in 2011. Crown Golf, owners of the prestigious resort, and The European Tour agreed to the postponement due to difficulties being experienced by third party developers engaged in...

  • jan21 roseready

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 21 January 2009

    Justin Rose will make his long-awaited Doha debut when he joins a powerful field for the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, presented by Dolphin Energy, which starts tomorrow (thurs). The world number nineteen is just one of a catalogue of big name players to sign up for a $2.5 million tournament that has made rapid strides over the past three years to become...

  • Tiger woods hitting driver

    Written by TG Tour Editor on Thursday, 15 January 2009

    Tiger Woods is now hitting driver and long irons again as he steps up his rehabilitation from knee surgery. The world number one says he doesn't know exactly when he will return but 'As I had hoped, after Jan. 1, I started hitting longer irons and my driver," And although he is not swinging at full tilt yet Tiger...

  • Poulter to have eye surgery

    Written by Kit Alexander on Monday, 12 January 2009

    Ian Poulter has opted to have eye surgery instead of playing in this week's Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. The 33-year-old was advised to take the decision after struggling to see properly in poor light. "It is with great regret that I have to withdraw from the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship," Poulter said in the UAE-based newspaper Gulf News. "I have been having a problem with...

  • jan9 europetrail

    Friday, 9 January 2009

    That's the European team according to captain José Maria Olazábal who is convinced his men can stage a stirring Royal Trophy fightback. Ollie believes his European side are capable of mounting a glorious comeback to retain the silverware despite losing the opening day foursomes session 3-1 to an inspired Asian team at the Amata Spring Country Club in Thailand.

  • jan8 irishopen

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 8 January 2009

    The Irish Open, one of the highlights of the European Tour, will return to the classic links of County Louth Golf Club, Baltray, from May 14-17 this year. Designed in 1938 by Tom Simpson, the championship links at County Louth has consistently featured in golfing publications as one of Ireland’s ‘hidden gems’ and earned rave reviews when The Irish Open was...

  • Padriag Harrington Footjoy

    Written by TG Equipment Writer on Monday, 5 January 2009

    Three-times Major winner Padraig Harrington has ditched Hi-Tech as his golf shoes of choice after signing a long-term golf shoe deal with Footjoy. Harrington is expected to wear the new Footjoy SYNRG golf shoe, which hits the shops in February, as the shoe has been designed to offer more support for people with higher swing speeds, like Padraig. "FootJoy is...

  • Singh Stere win

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Monday, 22 December 2008

    Vijay Singh made three straight birdies early on the back nine to clinch Tiger Woods' Chevron World Challenge at the weekend - and cap off an $18 million season. His 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole saw him close with a 5-under 67 for a one-shot victory over Steve Stricker. "When I show up and I know I can't win the golf...

  • dec17 euroreturns

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    The European Open will be held at The London Golf Club for the second consecutive year from May 28-31 following its successful return to England last season for the first time since 1994. A world class field, including defending champion Ross Fisher  will contest the £2.4 million tournament which can secure precious earnings towards the inaugural Race to Dubai. Fisher profited most...

  • golf open result

    Written by TG Writer on Tuesday, 16 December 2008

    Jamie Donaldson became the new Mauritius Golf Open champion in fitting style on Sunday by rolling in a 25-foot putt at the last hole for birdie. The 33-year-old Welshman who lives in Macclesfield, England, completed a closing round 67 to finish three strokes clear of pre-championship favourite Gregory Havret, of France. But once again, the tournament lived up...

  • dec15 weekleyplays

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 15 December 2008

    US Ryder Cup star Boo Weekley will be aiming to become the first American winner of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters  at Doha Golf Club from January 22-25. The colourful star from Florida, a key player in Paul Azinger’s US victory over Europe at Valhalla, will make his Middle East debut at the $2.5 million tournament.   “Boo Weekley certainly brought something different to...

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