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  • Lefty is red-hot Masters favourite

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Monday, 4 April 2011

    Phil Mickelson is now a red-hot favourite to win this week's US Masters after clinching the Shell Houston Open yesterday. 'Lefty' is now the 7/1 favourite with Ladbrokes to make a successful defence of his title at Augusta National. Fallen idol Tiger Woods currently trades at 11/1 with Lee Westwood the shortest priced European at 16/1. Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes...

  • torrance hits back at masters axe

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 1 April 2011

    Sam Torrance has been dropped from next week's Masters by the BBC - and withdrawn his servies for the Open in July. The former Ryder Cup captain won't be joining Peter Alliss and Ken Brown at Augusta National, saying: "I thought I was becoming a fixture. They said 'look Sam, we have two days live and two days recording... we...

  • new wilson tour truck

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 1 April 2011

    Wilson Golf, the company which has won more Major titles (61) than any other golf manufacturer with its Wilson Staff irons, is introducing an ultra-modern new truck this season to support its growing number of players on the European Tour. The 18-ton Mercedes Tour truck is nearly twice the size of the previous model at over 11 metres long and houses...

  • langer out of masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Tuesday, 29 March 2011

    Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer had surgery on his left thumb and will miss the next two months, ending his streak of 27 consecutive appearances at Augusta National. Langer, who already has won on the Champions Tour this year, injured his thumb in a biking accident. He had surgery Wednesday in New York to repair ligaments. The surgery is commonly...

  • World's top two headline World Matchplay field

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 28 March 2011

    The top two ranked players in the world, Martin Kaymer  and Lee Westwood will headline the Volvo World Match Play Championship at Finca Cortesín from May 19-22, 2011, with the first 13 qualified players accepting their invitation to this prestigious Championship. The Championship is shaping up to be one of the major events of the season as this year’s qualifiers, Rory...

  • Free golf breaks... if Tiger wins Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Monday, 28 March 2011

    Thousands of travelling golfers will be cheering Tiger Woods on at Augusta next week after Your Golf Travel.com announced it will be giving away free golf holidays if he records his fifth Masters victory. No stranger to innovative promotions, one of Europe’s largest golf travel operators is promising to refund all holidays booked before The Masters, should Woods leave Augusta National on...

  • Laird and Lawrie make it Scottish super Sunday

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 28 March 2011

    Martin Laird became the first European winner of golf’s Arnold Palmer Invitational to give Scotland a pair of champions on the same day. Laird made par at the final hole yesterday for a one-shot win over Steve Marino at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida. Hours earlier, his countryman and 1999 British Open championPaul Lawrie ended a nine-year title...

  • new golf world out now

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 25 March 2011

    The new issue of Golf Word is out now - and it comes with a FREE Tour Tips DVD with some of the best players in the world. Martin Kaymer, Retief Goosen, Justin Rose, Edoardo Molinari, Peter Hanson, Paul McGinley and Paula Creamer are just some of the players who share their advice on the DVD, produced in association with TaylorMade. There...

  • five tied in malaga

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Robert Rock is closing in on 200 European Tour events without a win, but maybe a change of caddie is about to bring a change of luck. In his first round with Andy Forsyth on the bag, Rock started the Open de Andalucia de Golf by Turkish Airlines with a five under par 65 in Malaga and shares the lead...

  • levin leads in bay hill

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 25 March 2011

    American Spencer Levin, seeking his first PGA Tour title, fired an immaculate six-under-par 66 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday. Levin's bogey-free performance in gusty winds at the Bay Hill course gave him the edge over compatriots Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan, who both shot 69. Tiger Woods, a six-time winner at this...

  • andalucia open preview

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 23 March 2011

    Alvaro Quiros will aim for a double Spanish success this week when he headlines the field in this week’s Open de Andalucía de Golf by Turkish Airlines, a tournament promoted by one of The European Tour’s most iconic figures – the unmistakeable Miguel Angel Jiménez. The tournament, played over the Parador de Malaga Golf, has once again attracted a strong...

  • bay hill preview

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 23 March 2011

    Arnold Palmer hosts the PGA Tour's Bay Hill Invitation this week as the big guns in the game prepare their Masters preparation in ernest. Apart from the million dollar first prize, the winner will also receive an invite to Augusta National if he's not already going. Here's 10 players who could be in the mix come Sunday evening: TIGER WOODS:...

  • webb wins founders cup

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 21 March 2011

    Karrie Webb won the LPGA Tour's inaugral Founders Cup, earning $200,000 for her foundation instead of prize money. She saved par on the par-4 18th with a chip from the front fringe and a 3-foot putt. About 20 minutes later, Brittany Lincicome also ended up in the fringe short of the green. Her chip ran 10 feet past the hole and...

  • jaquelin wins in

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 21 March 2011

    Raphaël Jacquelin held off a spirited challenge from Anthony Wall to win his third European Tour title at the Sicilian Open. A two-and-a-half hour delay for dangerous weather conditions on Sunday forced a Monday finish at Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA, with the leading pair resuming with just one shot separating them and six holes to play. Wall twice wiped out...

  • woodand wins transitions

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 21 March 2011

    Gary Woodland clinched his first PGA Tour victory with success at the Transitions Championship, as overnight leader Justin Rose wilted in the Florida sun. Woodland was beaten in a play-off earlier in the season, but there was no repeat scenario as he holed a clutch par putt on his 72nd hole and it proved enough to seal victory as Webb...

  • lara, dodd lead in sicily

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 18 March 2011

    José Manuel Lara overcame an early double bogey to finish day one of the Sicilian Open tied for the lead with Stephen Dodd. The Spaniard produced nine birdies to finish with a six under par 65, matching Dodd’s earlier effort at Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA. The 33 year old Lara was in danger of losing his card...

  • casey leads transitions

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 18 March 2011

    Paul Casey changed his schedule leading up the Masters, and it's starting to look like a good move. Once the fog lifted, Casey played bogey-free on the tough Copperhead course at Innisbrook on Thursday for a 7-under 64 that gave him a two-shot lead after one round of the Transitions Championship. "The state of my game is going in the right direction,"...

  • wilson leads nona to tavistock cup

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    England's Oliver Wilson inspired his team to victory at the Tavistock Cup at Isleworth in Florida on Tuesday - as Ian Poulter took to Twitter to defend the event. Wilson shot a seven-under-par 65 to take the individual honours and help the Lake Nona club win the title. But there was growing resentment towards the exhibition event, which sees vast...

  • kaymer, manaserro at transitions

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    World No.1 Martin Kaymer and 17-year-old Matteo Manassero have accepted exemptions to play in the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook, Tampa Bay. The tournament also offered an exemption to Dubai winner Alvaro Quiros, one of golf's longest hitters. Mark Wilson, who is No.1 in the Fed Ex Cup standings and on the money list, will lead a field that includes defending champion Jim Furyk. Other...

  • euro tour goes to sicily

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

    After another successful sojourn to the USA, The European Tour makes its way ‘home’ this week for the first event of the 2011 season to be played on European soil at the inaugural Sicilian Open. With the European golf season beginning to show the first signs of a spring bloom, there are fewer more appropriate destinations than the beautiful island...

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