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  • Donald wins Scottish Open

    Written by The Open 2011 on Sunday, 10 July 2011

    Luke Donald sent out a warning to his Open rivals with a dominant victory at The Scottish Open. The English star showed why he is world number one with a stirring final-round 63 to win by four shots. The event had been cut to three rounds after terrible weather had seen play suspended many times since Friday. The win was Donald's third of the year and...

  • Golf Foundation ready to make mark at The Open

    Written by The Open 2011 on Saturday, 9 July 2011

    Leading charity the Golf Foundation will be able to welcome thousands of youngsters to try golf during next week’s Open Championship at Royal St George’s, thanks to support from The R&A.  As millions watch the championship, the Golf Foundation has a unique opportunity to showcase its ‘Golf Roots’ programme, which encourages children from all backgrounds and circumstances to enjoy golf...

  • rain stops play in scotland

    Written by The Open 2011 on Friday, 8 July 2011

    Graeme McDowell shot a stunning 64 in the second round of The Scottish Open to sit on top of the leaderboard with two other players. He shares the lead with Scottish pair Scott Jamieson and Peter Whiteford. But play has been stopped with many players still to complete their second rounds, due to thunderstorms and the threat of lightning. Padraig Harrington managed...

  • dyson in open

    Written by The Open 2011 on Friday, 8 July 2011

    Simon Dyson will play in The Open after David Toms withdrew due to a hip injury. Englishman Dyson has won on the European Tour four times and seemed spurred on by the news as he climbed the leaderboard at The Scottish Open. He shot an opening round 68 and continues to close on the leader during his second round at the...

  • westwood leads scottish open

    Written by The Open 2011 on Thursday, 7 July 2011

    Lee Westwood has soared to the top of the leaderboard at The Scottish Open with a stunning, open-round 65. Westwood, who is looking to claim his first Major title at Royal St George's next week, tackled blustery conditions in style and an eagle at the last capped a memorable round. The World No2 already has a good record at The Open and...

  • levet misses opn

    Written by The Open 2011 on Wednesday, 6 July 2011

    Likeable Frenchman Thomas Levet will miss The Open after he fractured his leg during 'lively' celebrations of his French open win. Levet, 42, claimed victory by just one shot and was so elated that he jumped into a lake near the 18th hole. During his celebrations he fractured his shin and has today been told by doctors that will not be able to...

  • Tiger Woods out of Open

    Written by The Open 2011 on Wednesday, 6 July 2011

    Tiger Woods has pulled out of The Open. The former World No1 has announced that his knee injury has failed to heal sufficiently in time, for him to make a comeback at Royal St George's in Sandwich, Kent, next week. Woods said: "Unfortunately I've been advised not to play in The open. As I stated at the AT&T National, I am only...

  • final open slots handed out

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 4 July 2011

    The Swede Fredrik Jacobson, Dane Thorbjorn Olesen and Americans Harrison Frazar and Charles Howell earned places in the Open Championship on Sunday. Frazar and Jacobsen took the two spots on offer via a mini-money list on the PGA Tour that covered six events, from the Players Championship to the AT&T National. Jacobsen was the highest on the list who was not...

  • watson aologises for french outburst

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 4 July 2011

    Bubba Watson has aologised for his behaviour at the French Open. He told his 153,000 Twitter followers "I hit the shots, not the fans or the tournaments fault". "If I offended anyone I apologise, definitely wasn't my intention." Watson publicly lashed out at fans for taking pictures while he was playing and organisers for a lack of security at the European Tour...

  • watney wins in usa

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 4 July 2011

    Nick Watney won the AT&T National yesterday, moved to No. 10 in the world and to the PGA Tour money list for the first time in his career.  Watney closed with a 4-under-par 66 on a steamy afternoon at Aronimink GC, making three big par saves and three birdies on the front nine to seize control, then holding off a charge by...

  • levet wins french open

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 4 July 2011

    Four years after fearing vertigo might end his career, Thomas Levet has hit a new high and intends to enjoy every minute of it. The 42-year-old from Paris first tried to win the French Open 25 years ago and finally did it when ranked 352nd in the world. It came in nail-biting fashion on the Golf National course near the capital where...

  • open prize money increases

    Written by The Open 2011 on Tuesday, 28 June 2011

    The Open prize fund will reach £5 million pounds for the first time in next month's event at Sandwich. The sum is an increase of £200,000 on last year's 150th anniversary championship at St Andrews. The 2011 champion will pick up a cheque for £900,000 , a rise of £50,000. "Each year the R&A strives to ensure the Open provides...

  • mcilroy's murder review

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 28 June 2011

    Northern Ireland police are reopening the unsolved murder of Rory McIlroy's great uncle. According to the Daily Mail, the 1972 killing of Joe McIlroy is part of an extensive review of unsolved murders from the 'troubles'. The PSNI has confirmed that it is re-investigating the sectarian murder of Rory McIlroy’s great-uncle Joseph, who was murdered for moving into a protestant area...

  • garcia loses in germany

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 26 June 2011

    Pablo Larrazabal birdied the fifth playoff hole to beat fellow Spaniard Sergio Garcia and win the BMW International Open on Sunday. Larrazabal made his short putt on the par-5 18th after Garcia missed from about 5 feet, giving him his first title since winning the Alstom Open de France in 2008. "I had nothing to lose," Larrazabal said. "If you tell me...

  • Woods' latest withdrawal could signal bigger injury problems

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 24 June 2011

    Tiger Woods announced on Wednesday that he won't participate in next week's AT&T National Tournament due to a chronic leg injury. Dr. Ronald Grelsamer, an expert in orthopaedic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, believes Woods' absence signals a more severe injury than the golfer has let on. "My initial thought was it had to be more than a...

  • tiger pulls out o fown event

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 23 June 2011

    Tiger Woods said via Twitter that he will not play in the AT&T National tournament, which begins on June 30 in Philadelphia, but he will attend the event as the tournament host. Woods, who has not played competitively since he withdrew from the Players Championship in May, said he is still recovering from an injury to his left knee and Achilles...

  • rory takes a break

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    US Open champion Rory McIlroy is taking a break and won't play competitive golf again until The Open in July. The 22-year-old's feet have hardly touched the ground since he lifted the trophy in America on Sunday night and he has decided a break should keep him fresh for The Open at Royal St George's, which starts on July 14. He was due...

  • Rory McIlroy: It feels like I've won the lottery

    Tuesday, 21 June 2011

    We caught up with Rory McIlroy before his US Open victory to get his views  on Tiger, his critics, living in Belfast and his aspirations. Ten years ago Tiger Woods was fearsome and unplayable. Most of his rivals said so, too. And that was fine. But now it’s different. Woods is vulnerable and his aura has vaporised. But it seems his peers...

  • Rory McIlroy wins the US Open: Photo gallery

    Written by TG Features Writer and TG Web Producer on Monday, 20 June 2011

    Rory McIlroy ripped through the record books as he claimed his first Major victory at the US Open at Congressional in America. McIlroy finished on 16 under to win by a massive eight shots. The 22-year-old walked off the 72nd hole and into his father's arms. "Happy Father's Day" was the first thing he uttered. Take a look at the gallery now...

  • Rory McIlroy wins the 2011 US Open

    Written by TG Features Writes and TG Web Producer on Monday, 20 June 2011

    Rory McIlroy ripped through the record books as he claimed his first Major victory at the US Open at Congressional in America. McIlroy finished on 16 under to win by a massive eight shots. The 22-year-old walked off the 72nd hole and into his father's arms. "Happy Father's Day" was the first thing he uttered. Just over two months ago the floppy-haired...

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