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  • 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...

  • Tour stars nominated for awards

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 1 December 2010

    Ryder Cup heroes Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, while Race to Dubai champion Martin Kaymer is in contention for the equivalent award in Germany. Northern Irishman McDowell claimed the winning point as Europe beat the United States 14½-13½ at The Celtic Manor Resort in October, as well as clinching...

  • Manassero wins Rookie of the Year

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 1 December 2010

    Italy’s Matteo Manassero has been named The Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year for 2010 following a record-breaking start to his professional career highlighted by him becoming the youngest player to win in the history of The European Tour. Manassero launched his professional career in the BMW Italian Open at the beginning of May and in 14 starts since then has won...

  • Westwood baits poulter on twitter

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 30 November 2010

    Lee Westwod has been baiting Ian Poulter over his one-shot penalty in a playoff at Sunday's Dubai World Championship, The World No.1 has taken to Twitter, following in the footsteps of Poults who now has over a million followers. Along with Paul Casey, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, they’ve been winding each other up like friends in the playground. Westwood...

  • Euro tour reveals 2011 schedule

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 29 November 2010

    The 2011 calendar for the European Tour has been revealed, The Race to Dubai on The 2011 European Tour International Schedule, featuring a minimum of 50 tournaments in 29 different destinations, including  new events in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Malaysia and Sicily, will conclude with the Dubai World Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from December 8-11. As...

  • Kaymer pulls out of chevron

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 29 November 2010

    Fresh from winning his first European Tour money title, PGA champion Germany's Martin Kaymer has withdrawn from the Chevron World Challenge. Kaymer wrapped up the Order of Merit on Sunday when he shared 13th in the Dubai World Championship. He was replaced in the 18-man field at Sherwood Country Club by Nick Watney. The Chevron World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods, starts Thursday.

  • Poulter loses out in dubai

    Written by Golf World on Sunday, 28 November 2010

    Sweden's Robert Karlsson won the Dubai World Championship Sunday, defeating Golf World columnist Ian Poulter in a playoff after a bizarre marking blunder by the Englishman on the final hole. Karlsson calmly rolled in a birdie putt on the second playoff hole after Poulter was given a one-stroke penalty for dropping his ball on his marker on the green, causing it to flip...

  • poulter leads in Dubai

    Written by Golf World on Saturday, 27 November 2010

    Golf World columnist Ian Poulter takes a two shot lead into the final round of the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World after a third round 69. The English Ryder Cup star is 12 under at Jumeirah Golf Estates, but has Francesco Molinari, Thongchai Jaidee and Ross Fisher hot on his heels. Germany's US PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer is in...

  • Kaymer in contention in Dubai

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 25 November 2010

    Martin Kaymer edged closer to The Race to Dubai crown - and possibly the World Number One spot as well. Kaymer went head to head with Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, his only remaining challenger in The Race to Dubai, in the first round of the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World. Already holding a lead of nearly...

  • Gary Wolstenholme writes blog for Today's Golfer

    Written by Gary Wolstenholme on Thursday, 25 November 2010

    Gary Wolstenholme MBE was the most successful British amateur of the modern era before he turned professional to pursue a career on the European Seniors Tour. He made his debut at Woburn earlier this year and won his first Seniors Tour tournament in only his second start at the Casa Serena Open to secure his card for 2011. Wolstenholme will be writing...

  • Tiger Woods one year on

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 25 November 2010

    The dark sedan backed into a spot next to the clubhouse at the Australian Masters, boot open, waiting to whisk Tiger Woods to the airport. Lingering behind the car was a friend who was still wrestling with divided loyalties -to Woods and his former wife. They approached each other, awkwardly at first, then shared a quick embrace and quiet words.

  • Mcilroy might skip players golf

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 25 November 2010

    Rory McIlroy might skip next year's Players Championship, the sol-called fifth major which takes place on the doorstep of PGA Tour HQ. Just two weeks after confirming he won't be keeping his US card next year, McIlroy said of Sawgrass: "I don't like the course. That's one of the reasons I'm undecided whether to play it or not. "That's not to...

  • Kaymer drives BMW in the desert

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 25 November 2010

    Race to Dubai leader Martin Kaymer put a BMW X6 through its paces among the sand dunes of Dubai as he prepared for his bid to be crowned Europe’s Number One. US PGA Champion and BMW Golfsport Ambassador Kaymer will attempt to hold off the challenge from Graeme McDowell when the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World gets underway on...

  • Stenson leads early in dubai

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 25 November 2010

    Swede Henrik Stenson set the early pace at the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World. While Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell waited to begin their head-to-head duel to decide The Race to Dubai title, Stenson - who now resides in Dubai - birdied three of his first five holes and remained three under with five holes to play. The 34 year...

  • Poulter wins in Hong Kong

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 22 November 2010

    Ian Poulter went back into the top-10 in the world when he won his 10th European Tour tournament yesterday, the UBS Hong Kong Open. He shot a final round 67, to finish at 22-under-par, one shot ahead of Simon Dyson and Italy’s Matteo Manassero. “It feels more than good,” he said afterwards. “To be honest with you, I was really disappointed...

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