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  • seve tributes

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 9 May 2011

    Everyone from world No1 Lee Westwood to the King of Spain has spoken fondly of what Seve Ballesteros meant to them. Here are just a handul of the tributes that have come out since Seve passed away on Saturday... José María Olazábal My first memory of Seve goes back to ‘83 or ’84. I was an amateur, and he...

  • seve funeral

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 9 May 2011

    Seve Ballesteros' funeral will be held in his native Pedrena on Wednesday after the five-time major champion died from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. The 54-year-old golf great died in the early hours of Saturday over two years after undergoing multiple surgeries to remove a brain tumor. Ballesteros' brother Baldomero told reporters the funeral will be held at Saint-Peter's Church in...

  • Seve flags at half mast

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 7 May 2011

    Seve Ballesteros died at his home in Pedreña, northern Spain, in the early hours of this morning when he finally lost his courageous battle at 2.10am. George O’Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour, today led the tributes. He said: “This is such a very sad day for all who love golf. Seve’s unique legacy must be the inspiration he has given...

  • Seve obit

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 7 May 2011

    Severiano Ballesteros, who died on Saturday aged 54, was one of golf's all-time greats, a charismatic figure who lifted five majors, led the European challenge to the decades-long US supremacy and turned a new generation on to the sport. For two decades, from the mid-1970s to the 1990s, 'Seve' was one of the sport's most celebrated personalities. He collected 87 career titles...

  • Legend Ballesteros dies

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor on Saturday, 7 May 2011

    Former world number one Severiano Ballesteros has died, aged 54, after losing his battle with cancer. The golfing legend, who won five Majors in an illustrious career, died at his home in northern Spain, and a statement has appeared on his official website confirming the sad news. "Today, at 2.10am Spanish time, Seve Ballesteros passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at...

  • Another victory for Bubba

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    Big-hitting Bubba Watson can't stop winning... Bubba finally celebrated his first US PGA Tour win 10 months ago at the Travelers Championship. But since then it’s been a whirlwind, during which he’s won twice more including on Sunday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Watson again came out on top after defeating unknown Webb Simpson at the second hole of a...

  • No.1 Westy chases more glory

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 3 May 2011

    Lee Westwood is still sitting on top of the golfing world... 'Westy' remains World no.1 after following up his victory in the Indonesian Open by capturing the weekend's Ballantine’s Championship for his 21st European Tour success. Now the World numero uno has his eyes firmly focused on his ‘fifth Major’ at the BMW PGA Championship. The 38-year-old Englishman will be among the...

  • Donald aiming for top spot again

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Luke Donald is again striving to take over the world no.1 spot from fellow Englishman Lee Westwood. For the third week running, Donald has a chance to overtake Westwood and become the new man at the helm after narrowly missing out in a play-off at Hilton Head last weekend. Donald entered the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which started today, ranked No. 3 behind...

  • McGrane sets early pace in Korea

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 28 April 2011

    Irishman Damien McGrane is setting the early pace in the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea after firing an opening round 66 (-6). The 40-year-old holds a one-shot advantage over Chile’s Felipe Aguilar, England’s Richard Finch and local hero Park Sang-hyun. Said McGrane, who bagged eight birdies in his superb opening round: “I made plenty of birdies and I putted nicely. “I holed everything...

  • westwood wins

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

    Lee Westwood is world number one again after winning the Indobnesian Opan at the weekend. Westwood, 38, went into the final day with a five-shot lead but ended up winning by just a single shot from Thongchai Jaidee, of Thailand. Westwood struggled a bit with the putter but managed to hang on. He has swopped back to a conventional putter after trying...

  • Luke Donald misses out

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

    Luke Donald narrowly missed out on going to the top of the world rankings when he lost in a play-off at the weekend. Donald is on a hot run of forma nd looked to have added to his tally of three wins on the PGA Tour as his main rival Jim Furyk fell apart on the final day of The Heritage...

  • manassero wins in malaysia

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 17 April 2011

    Matteo Manassero earned himself a €288,465 birthday present with his second European Tour win at the Maybank Malaysian Open. The Italian, who turns 18 on Tuesday, started the celebrations early as a closing 68 helped him finish 16 under and see off challenges from Grégory Bourdy and Rory McIlroy. “I couldn’t imagine anything better – going back home to celebrate my 18th...

  • Charl Schwartzel wins the 75th Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Monday, 11 April 2011

    Anyone who thought the final round of the 75th Masters might be a bit anti-climactic because Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy started it with a four shot lead and was going to run away with it, was in for a bit of a surprise. That four shot lead lasted precisely 27 minutes, at which point, Charl Schwartzel chipped in for an eagle...

  • European drought continues at the Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Monday, 11 April 2011

    After a thrilling climax to the 75th Masters Tournament we were again left without a European winner. Jose Maria Olazabal was the last European to wear the Green Jacket in 1999 and despite a number of Europeans being in contention going into the back nine this year it was South African Charl Schwartzel who triumphed. Rory McIlroy's four'shot overnight lead quickly evaporated...

  • Rory McIlroy takes a four shot lead into final round of the 2011 Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    Saturday is traditionally ‘moving day’ in major championships, and yet this Saturday at Augusta seemed to be more like ‘non moving day’. There was a lot of jockeying for position behind overnight leader Rory McIlroy, but not that many significant moves were made. Northern Ireland’s McIlroy led by two shots from Australia’s Jason Day after the second round, and managed to...

  • TG Blog: Moving day

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    By Kit Alexander, Features Writer Saturday 9th April Saturday is known as moving day and while some players posted good scores from the middle of the field, it was Rory McIlroy's move further ahead of his competitors and Tiger Woods' fall back into the pack that will grab all the headlines. It was a slow day in many of the later groups and...

  • Tiger Woods endures frustrating third round at the Masters

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Sunday, 10 April 2011

    It was a frustrating day for world number 7 Tiger Woods. Starting three shots off the lead, he had one of those days when he just couldn’t get into a rhythm, and his bogey from the trees at the 1st, sort of set the tone for his day. For Tiger, the secret to a good round at Augusta is all about...

  • Masters 2011 photo gallery

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Saturday, 9 April 2011

    We will be bringing you the best, most motive, interesting and incredible imagery direct from Augusta National all week, right here in the picture gallery. The page will be updated all the time so keep checking back to see all the latest amazing pictures. Wednesday's highlights include Tiger Woods playing a final practise round, tennis ace Andy Roddick caddying for Zach Johnson...

  • Pairings for the third round

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Saturday, 9 April 2011

    Leading pairings for the third round are as follows: 2.45 p.m. (7.45 UK time) Rory McIlroy, Jason Day 2.35 p.m. K.J.Choi, Tiger Woods 2.25 p.m. Geoff Ogilvy, Alvaro Quiros 2.15 p.m. Yong-Eun Yang, Ricky Barnes 2.05 p.m. Fred Couples, Ricky Fowler 1.55 p.m. Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel 1.45 p.m. Luke Donald, Jim Furyk 1.35 p.m. Ross Fisher, Brandt Snedeker 1.25 p.m.

  • Rory McIlroy leads at the halfway stage

    Written by The Masters 2011 on Saturday, 9 April 2011

    Rory McIlroy leads the Masters at the half-way stage, but there is a hungry pack behind him; and it is going to be fascinating viewing over the weekend, to see if the 21-year-old Northern Irishman can hold them off. Among the chasing pack is the 24-year-old Australian, Jason Day, who is two shots behind, and has played the last 36 holes...

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