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  • desert classic preview

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, the current World Number One and Two, share a special affinity for Dubai and once again there will be history in the making when the four-week European Tour ‘Desert Swing’ reaches its crescendo with the 22nd edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Kaymer knows a victory at the Emirates Golf Club this week could enable...

  • wilson wins phoenix open

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Mark WIlson holed a 9-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Jason Dufner to win the delayed Waste Management Phoenix Open. "I'm just enjoying the ride here and that's just kind of the way I'm going to look at the year here, just ride this train as long as I can," Wilson said. After playing until dark Sunday and...

  • Wilson leads Phoenix open

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 7 February 2011

    American Mark Wilson sank a 12-footer on the 12th hole to take a two-shot lead in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which will finish on Monday after a series of frost delays during the week, "I've got a two-shot lead, but that could evaporate very quickly with an eagle at 15 by someone on front of us,"...

  • bjorn wins in qatar

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 7 February 2011

    Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn lifted the 11th European Tour title of his career yesterday (Sunday) after easing to a four-shot victory in the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy at Doha Golf Club. The Dane saw off a spirited challenge from 2009 champion Alvaro Quiros to finish with a three under par 69 for a total of 274 (-14). Spanish big-hitter...

  • Westwood misses cut as brier leads

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 4 February 2011

    World No1 Lee Westwood missed the cut as world No2 Martin Kaymer continued to struggle in the second round of the Qatar Masters. Austria’s Markus Brier is the surprise leader by one stroke from former champion Darren Fichardt at the halfway stage of the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy. The 42 year-old Austrian shot a brilliant second round 66...

  • woods could fall to 6 in world

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 4 February 2011

    Tiger Woods could fall to sixth in the world this weekend. It’s possible three players will pass Woods in Sunday night’s newest rankings, bumping Woods down to No. 6 in the world, according to figures provided by the European Tour OWGR administrators. These projections are based on strength of fields remaining the same in Thursday’s start of play in Phoenix...

  • four tied at Phoenix open

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 4 February 2011

    Bubba Watson started play with a ski cap and kept his hands warm between shots with mittens. Ben Crane wore two hats and three pair of pants. And Phil Mickelson played his final nine hole in short sleeves. Short sleeves? In 45-degree conditions Thursday in the Phoenix Open? "I don't know how he was doing it because I didn't think it was...

  • goosen leads in qatar

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 3 February 2011

    Retief Goosen celebrated his 42nd birthday by setting the clubhouse target at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy in windy Doha. A three under par 69 was sufficient to make the 2007 winner - it remains his last European Tour victory - the target for the rest of the field. Defending champion Robert Karlsson needed a closing par five...

  • icy weather might delay phoenix open

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 3 February 2011

    The start of the Waste Management Phoenix Open might be delayed on Thursday... because of ice. British golfers have been used to such conditions for months, but in the Arizona desert unusually cold weather has cashed havoc. Slugger White, the PGA Tour's vice president of rules and competition, said in his 30 years with the tour he's never seen an entire day lost...

  • kaymer could become number one

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 3 February 2011

    Lee Westwood will be defending his No. 1 world ranking against Martin Kaymer when they tee off in the Qatar Masters on Thursday. Westwood, who in October replaced Tiger Woods at the top, needs to finish no worse than second to keep his spot if the No. 2-ranked Kaymer wins the tournament. Kaymer, who won last month's Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, could...

  • watson wins at torrey pines

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 31 January 2011

    Bubba Watson won his second PGA Tour title when he rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Torrey Pines, beating Phil Mickelson in the process. The big-hitting Watson made clutch putts on the final two holes for a 5-under 67 before Mickelson had the chance to beat him if he made an eagle at the 18th. But he...

  • woods has worst season debut

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 31 January 2011

    Tiger Woods began a new year with his worst season debut. Woods failed to birdie a par 5 for the second time this week and closed with a 3-over 75 on Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open, ending his five-tournament winning streak at Torrey Pines with a middle-of-the-pack finish. "I have some work to do," Woods said. "There's no doubt about that." The...

  • casey wins in

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 31 January 2011

    Paul Casey ended a 20-month title drought when he captured the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions in Bahrain.  The 33-year-old Englishman’s last victory on The European Tour had come in his home country in the PGA Championship at Wentworth, but he got back into the winners’ circle in style after a thrilling final day at The Royal Golf Club.  Casey’s final round 68...

  • jimenez among leaders

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 29 January 2011

    Miguel Angel Jimenez sanpped his putter in anger during the second round of the Volvo Golf Champions event in Bahrain - and then went on to record three birdies putting with his lob wedge! The 47-year-old Spaniard now joins the leaders at 11 under. Darren Clarke and Paul Casey, South African James Kingston and Scot Stephen Gallacher are also right in the...

  • Woods happy with first round

    Written by Golf World staff on Friday, 28 January 2011

    Tiger said he was “happy” with his first competitive round of the season, after shooting a bogey-free 3-under-par 69, to be five shots off the lead, after the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open. “I probably hit the ball well all day,” he said, “I hit just a couple of loose shots that I know what I did wrong, which...

  • Edfors shoots a 64

    Thursday, 27 January 2011

    Johan Edfors proved that contentment off the course leads to excellence on it when the 35 year old produced a superb eight under par 64 to lead after the first round of the Volvo Golf Champions at The Royal Golf Club in Bahrain.   Edfors married long-time girlfriend Cecilia in December and, after an idyllic honeymoon...

  • Finchem asks for a review

    Written by Golf World staff on Thursday, 27 January 2011

    The commissioner of the PGA Tour, Tim Finchem, has asked the USGA for a “full and thorough review” of the rules after the recent disqualification of two high-profile players. Camilo Villegas was disqualified in Hawaii, after a tv viewer rang in having noticed him tap down a divot as it was rolling back towards him. And another viewer noticed Padraig Harrington...

  • volvo golf champions preview

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 25 January 2011

    The ability to merge prestigious and established sponsors with new and exciting venues is perfectly illustrated this week with the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions at the Royal Golf Club in Bahrain, the second of the thrilling month-long Desert Swing on The 2011 European Tour International Schedule. Volvo are the most prolific sponsor in the Tour’s history – the tournament being the...

  • scottish open goes to castle stuart

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 25 January 2011

    This year's Barclays Scottish Open will move to Loch Lomond to the new links at Castle Stuart near Inverness. The European Tour has confirmed the switch after months of speculation, which saw Edinburgh's Renaissance Club mooted as another potential venue. The shift north for the Barclays Scottish Open, after nine successful years at Loch Lomond Golf Club, will bring a welcome...

  • Kaymer’s Abu Dhabi Triumph Franks the Formbook for 2010s First-time Major Winners

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 25 January 2011

    Any questions that may have existed about how last year’s US Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship winners would fare in 2011 were pretty much extinguished within three weeks of the New Year starting. The culmination came with Martin Kaymer streaked away from a world-class field to win the US$2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates...

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