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  • Wakefield on top at Q School

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    Spaniard Carlos Del Moral carded a brilliant seven under par 65 in the fifth round of The European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage to share the lead with Englishman Simon Wakefield. Wakefield himself had an impressive round, seven birdies contributing to a five under par 67, and the pair reached 16 under par to lead Spaniard Alfredo Garcia-Heredia by a shot...

  • Thomas receives PGA Award

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    Four-time Ryder Cup player and renowned course architect Dave Thomas has been honoured with a special PGA award.   Thomas, who with Peter Alliss designed The Belfry’s famous Brabazon Course, received a PGA Recognition Award for outstanding service to the game of golf and The Professional Golfers’ Association at a ceremony held at the Lowry Hotel, in Manchester. Joining him at...

  • Graeme McDowell - 2010 spoof video

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    Graeme McDowell is ramping up his push to become BBC Sports Personality of the Year by roping in his pals Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy for a spoof video. The US Open Champion recorded a short film, “Just a dream”, which has become a viral hit on the internet. It features McDowell in bed with the US Open...

  • Poulter, McDowell in Shark Shootout

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    For his 22nd Shark Shootout, Greg Norman is touting this as his best field ever. The tournament founder and host isn't the first involved with a golf event to do that. But he may just be right. Half of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, two from Europe, and two more who were assistant captains are playing at Tiburon Golf Club at the...

  • Daly shoots 83 in Australia

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 10 December 2010

    Just when John Daly thought it was safe to return to Coolum, the scene of one of his most famous meltdowns, the course came back to get him again. Daly shot an 11-over 83 on Friday in the Australian PGA to miss the cut. Last week, Daly also failed to qualify for weekend play in the Australian Open - by one...

  • Woods heading to Qatar

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 9 December 2010

    Tiger Woods is looking at a £4 million payday after apparently signing up for another European Tour event in the desert next year. According to today's Mail, Woods will play in the Qatar Masters in February, before heading to the Dubai Desert Classic. Having secured the 2022 World Cup, the Qataris are confident they can sign another huge draw in...

  • Monty tips westwwood to win master

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 9 December 2010

    It might be four months until the first Major of 2011, but Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has already picked his winner. Monty believes Lee Westwood will win at August in the second week of April. “With Westwood’s success at the Masters this year, I think he’ll win the first major of the year,” Montgomerie said on Wednesday at the European...

  • Kaymer and Mcdowell joint golfers of year

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 7 December 2010

    Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell spent most of the 2010 season making golfing history and, fittingly, they ended the year in a similar vein when, for the first time since the award was initiated in 1985, they were voted as joint winners of The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year.  A respected judging panel featuring all sectors of...

  • World Number One Rant

    Written by Todays Golfer staff on Monday, 6 December 2010

    An eight-stroke victory by Lee Westwood in Sun City didn’t mean that the world number one was all smiles, despite the fact that he admitted the victory had meant he had finally fallen off the wagon. As soon as he arrived back at a freezing Heathrow on Monday morning, he found out Ricky Fowler had won the Rookie of the Year...

  • McDowell wins Chevron

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 6 December 2010

    Graeme McDowell stormed back to beat Tiger Woods in a play-off and win the Chevron World Challenge. Woods, who had been on top in Thousand Oaks all weekend, began the day with a four shot lead, but suffered his first bad round of the tournament, highlighted by a calamitous double-bogey on the 13th, to sign for a 73. That gave McDowell...

  • Ogilvy wins Aussie open

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 5 December 2010

    Golf World columnist Geoff Ogilvy won the Australian Open after a final round of 69 saw him triumph by four shots in Sydney. Starting with a five-shot cushion, the overnight leader took no chances and compiled a steady last 18 holes at The Lakes GC that featured four birdies and a bogey to finish on 19 under par. Alister Presnell and Matt...

  • Furyk named player of the year

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 5 December 2010

    Jim Furyk has been voted PGA Tour Player of the Year by his peers. Furyk was the favourite to win the award with his three PGA Tour victories, including the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup. He was second on the money list and in scoring average to Matt Kuchar. "The year just keeps getting better is all I can...

  • Westwood wins nedbank

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 5 December 2010

    Lee Westwood cemented his year-end No. 1 ranking with an eight-shot win at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City on Sunday. The Englishman closed with a 4-under 68, chipping in from the fringe at No. 18 for a birdie to finish at 17-under 271 at the Gary Player Country Club. "It was the stuff that dreams are made of, I guess,"...

  • Padraig leads nedbank

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 3 December 2010

    Ireland’s Padraig Harrington rode out electrical storms and a two-hour break in play record seven birdies and a lone bogey in an opening round of 66 that gave the three-time Major winner a one shot lead over Ryder Cup team-mate Ross Fisher at the 30th Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City. Having dropped his first shot of the day at the...

  • Woods leads in California

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 3 December 2010

    Tiger Woods fired one of the rounds of his season to put himself at the top of the leaderboard for the first time this year in his own Chevron World Challenge event in California. Woods missed only two greens and putted for eagle four times on his way to a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead over U.S. Open champion...

  • McIlroy; PGA Tour won't miss me

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy have decided to concentrate on the European Tour next year instead of taking up membership in America. The demise of the PGA Tour? Not quite. "The PGA Tour won't miss me," McIlroy said. "Because no one player is bigger than the tour. I don't think it'll miss Lee Westwood. It won't miss Martin Kaymer. You've...

  • World class field for Volvo World Matchplay

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Two Major Champions, a Ryder Cup winner and a former Volvo Masters champion are among the first players to qualify and confirm their entry into the 24-man 2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship via the refined qualification criteria. Major Champions Graeme McDowell and Y E Yang; Ross Fisher, the current defending champion who made a successful Ryder Cup debut...

  • Poulter wants golf rule change

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    The Rules of Golf are under review, and Golf World columnist Ian Poulter has a suggestion. It involves a player who tries to replace his ball on the putting green, only for it to slip out of his hands just inches above the ground and land on his marker - a lucky coin, in this case - and move it ever...

  • Woods getting bck to his best

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Tiger Woods had just blistered a 275-yard 3-wood straight at the flag, his ball settling on a shelf some 25 feet behind the hole, when a fan bellowed what many were thinking: "That's the Tiger I know from '08, Torrey Pines! You're back!" At the Chevron World Challenge pro-am on Wednesday the only people keeping score were the amateurs. Still, both Woods...

  • Kaymer on the bag

    Written by Jock Howard on Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Instead of playing in Tiger’s Chevron tournament in California as previously planned, Europe’s number one, Martin Kaymer, flew straight to La Manga, in order to caddie for his girlfriend, Alison Micheletti.   Two days after he won the Race for Dubai, the world number three was lending advice to his loved one, and whatever he was...

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