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  • Chef Simon takes centre stage at Augusta

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Wednesday, 6 April 2011

    Simon Whitley, Director of Food & Beverage at The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews flies out to Augusta National tomorrow (Thursday, April 7) to help deliver the Champion’s Cocktail Party at the US Masters after the world’s most famous green jacket has been donned on Sunday evening. Following an invitation from Augusta’s Director of Culinary Operations...

  • TG Blog: My First Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    By Kit Alexander, Features Writer Tuesday 5 April I arrived late last night (Monday) and it was hard to really get a feel for the place in the dark, but just knowing you're in Augusta in Masters week is a very special feeling. However, I didn't wake up to the clear blue skies and 30 degrees I was expecting. My first night in...

  • Tuesday wrap up

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    The tension is mounting as the first tee time on Thursday at 7.40 a.m. approaches and most agree this is a very wide open Tournament. The first shot will be hit by Arnold Palmer with his inaugural tee shot, and then the Tournament will be underway. A huge storm on Monday night, and heavy winds on Tuesday, have meant that the groundstaff...

  • Graeme McDowell wants to reverse his fortunes

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    By his own admission, world number four Graeme McDowell’s Masters record is not great. He has played three times (2005, 2009 and 2010) and finished missed cut, tied for 17th and missed cut. “When I came here first in 2005,” he said, “I took one look at the course and thought ‘Are you kidding me? How do I get around this...

  • Both Tiger and Phil very confident

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    The buzz on the course as well as in the locker room at the end of Tuesday’s practice day was that this really looks like being one of the most open Masters Tournaments for over a decade. For the first time since 1997, Tiger Woods is not the favourite. He is 9-1 and second favourite to Phil Mickelson, who of course...

  • Complete list of Masters tee times

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    Here is a full list of all the tee times for the 2011 Masters. Times are given in British Summer Time, with the Thursday tee time followed by Friday's. 12:45-15:52 — Jonathan Byrd, Ross Fisher, Sean O'Hair 12:56-16:03 — Sandy Lyle, Alexander Cejka, David Chung (a) 13:07-16:14 — Jerry Kelly, Camilo Villegas, Jeff Overton 13:18-16:25 — Ben Crenshaw, Brandt...

  • Kaymer and Westwood to play together

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    The starting times are out for Thursday’s first round of the 2011 Masters, and the world numbers 1 and 2 (Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood) are due to tee off at 10.19 a.m. local time (3.19 p.m. UK time) with Matt Kuchar. Two of the youngest players in the field, Ricky Fowler and Rory McIlroy tee off just before them at...

  • Big Storm

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    A big storm hit Augusta National last night. Lightning struck the course at about midnight and several trees were lost on the property. The gates to the course weren’t open on time, and the huge crowds waiting to see the second last day of practise were kept waiting for over an hour. Golf World’s columnist, John Huggan, who had been at the...

  • Masters betting guide

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    Masters week is finally here. The first Major of the season promises to be an incredible spectacle with so many potential stories in the offing. Can Tiger Woods challenge again? Who will be world number one on Monday? Will a European Tour member make it four in a row or can the Americans and the PGA Tour hit back? Will we...

  • 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...

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