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  • McIlroy favourite to be top European point scorer

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    With Europe's 12-man team now confirmed, Rory McIlroy has been made favourite to score the most points of Colin Montgomerie's men. The Northern Irishman is priced at 4/1 with Ladbrokes, followed by US Open champ Graham McDowell and top scorer at Valhalla Ian Poulter at 6/1. PGA Champion Martin Kaymer is 7/1 and world number three Lee Westwood is 8/1, despite question marks...

  • Kaymer wins

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 16 August 2010

    Martin Kaymer won the exhilarating PGA Championship after a dramatic finish that saw a leading contender docked two shots. A very close competition at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin throughout saw three players heading towards a play-off. But that was cut down to just two, Kaymer and Bubba Watson after Dustin Johnson suffered from a rule violation which moved him back to...

  • TG Poll: Who will win the Ryder Cup?

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 10 August 2010

    We're just a few weeks away from the biggest team event in golf and the teams are starting to take shape, so who do you believe will emerge victorious at Celtic Manor? Corey Pavin will know his eight automatic qualifiers after the US PGA Championship. Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker and Jim Furkyk are all sure to be there but...

  • USPGA build up

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 10 August 2010

    Lee Westwood has withdrawn from the final Major of the year with a calf injury. Westwood has been playing through the pain of the injury for the last few months but withdrew after the opening round of the Bridgestone Invitational last week and has not also pulled out of the USPGA at Whistling Straits. The event starts on Thurasday with some interesting...

  • Villegas sued by sponsor over contract

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 9 August 2010

    Camilo Villegas and TaylorMade are being taken to court by Acushnet over the Columbian’s contract. Villegas has been announced as a TaylorMade player from 2011, but until then he will continue to use Titleist’s Pro V1 ball and FootJoy shoes and gloves. In a statement released this morning, Acushnet – which owns Titleist and FootJoy – said:  ...

  • Tiger Woods on Ryder Cup

    Written by Today's Golfer on Thursday, 5 August 2010

    Tiger Woods refused to be drawn on whether he would accept a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup if he did not automatically sew up his spot. There are only a couple of weks left for the American players to eanr points that lift them into a Ryder Cup berth and Woods is not yet safely in the team. As he...

  • Stuart Appleby shoots a 59

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 4 August 2010

    Stuart Appleby overturned an eight-stroke deficit to claim his first victory on the PGA Tour since 2006.  But this was no ordinary eight-stroke come from behind victory (if that’s possible). Oh, no, this was far more special than that; he carded a final round 59. A 59 is the magical score that all golfers crave, and very seldom achieve. In...

  • Langer wins first Senior Major

    Written by Golf World staff on Monday, 26 July 2010

    Bernhard Langer continued his fine form as a Senior golfer by winning the Senior Open presented by MasterCard around the unforgiving Carnoustie links. Going into the final round three shots ahead of US Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin, he played solidly rather than spectacularly in the final round to win by a shot from the American. Shooting 72 in the...

  • Open Champions given Freedom of the Links

    Written by The Open 2010 on Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    A special presentation will take place at the Champions’ Challenge at the Open Championship on Wednesday afternoon (July 14) when each of the champions taking part will receive the Freedom of St Andrews Links. The Champions’ Challenge is being held to celebrate the 150th anniversary Open Championship and will see some of golf’s greatest names playing a four-hole challenge on the...

  • Legends line up for Open Champions Challenge

    Written by Chris Jones on Tuesday, 6 July 2010

    The R&A has announced the teams for The Open Champions’ Challenge, which is taking place on Wednesday 14 July ahead of the 150th Anniversary Open Championship. Each team will have a captain for the Challenge. The captains of the seven teams are the most senior competitors. Peter Thomson, whose team of Tiger Woods, Sir Nick Faldo and Mark Calcavecchia boasts a...

  • Rose books Open place with second win in America

    Written by Chris Jones on Monday, 5 July 2010

    Justin Rose bagged his second win in three starts on the PGA Tour at the weekend to guarantee his place in The Open at St Andrews next week.  Only a week ago in the Travelers Championship, he took a three-shot lead into the final round and collapsed on the back nine for a 75. In the AT&T at Aronimink on Sunday,...

  • Final opportunity to buy Ryder Cup practice tickets and VIP packages

    Written by Chris Jones on Thursday, 24 June 2010

    The ‘sold out’ signs have been posted for all ground admission tickets for The 2010 Ryder Cup, but golf fans have one final opportunity to experience the superb atmosphere of the biennial contest at The Celtic Manor Resort, City of Newport, Wales from October 1-3. Six-day VIP package for the International Pavilion are still available along with tickets for the three...

  • Seve cancels Open appearance

    Written by Chris Jones on Thursday, 24 June 2010

    Seve Ballesteros will not be making an emotional return to St Andrews next month after all, his doctors advising him against playing in the eve-of-Open four-hole Champions Challenge. The three-time champion, who retired from competition in 2007, underwent repeated brain surgery after collapsing with a tumour two years ago, but had hoped to revisit the scene of his 1984 triumph. He has...

  • US Open champ McDowell talks to TG

    Written by TG Courses editor Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 23 June 2010

    Graeme McDowell today admitted he is still "on cloud nine" after clinching a memorable US Open victory at Pebble Beach at the weekend. The Northern Ireland star pitched up at main sponsors Callaway's Surrey HQ - with the prized silverware of course - still in a state of shock after his dramatic, unexpected triumph which saw him become the first Brit...

  • Graeme McDowell Interview

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 23 June 2010

    Don't miss Today's Golfer's exclusive interview with newly-crowned US Open champion Graeme McDowell later today. The Northern Irishman has only just stepped off the plane after his epic victory in the year's second Major at Pebble Beach but he's keen to address his UK fans. McDowell battled hard to overturn a three-shot lead on Sunday and the victory also offers him the...

  • Team McDowell

    Written by Jock Howard on Monday, 21 June 2010

    The men who helped make the US Open Champion: Coach Clive Tucker. I met him through David Howell and we got together at the end of 2006. He is a calm, collected sort of guy and I trust him implicitly. He is very analytical and a deep thinker; a bit like me. He comes to tournaments with me once every...

  • My round with Graeme McDowell

    Written by Jock Howard on Monday, 21 June 2010

    Graeme McDowell may have just lifted one of the hottest titles in golf - The US Open - but not so long ago he was doing battle with none other than Golf World's Jock Howard! This how the round unfolded... It is one of those cold, crisp, blue-sky mornings when all is still, except for a couple of sky larks out...

  • U.S. Open Tee Times Released

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 16 June 2010

    Tee times and pairings for the first two rounds at Pebble Beach. Thursday: first hole; Friday: 10th hole 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. -- Deane Pappas, South Africa; Gary Woodland, Topeka, Kan.; Paul Sheehan, Australia. 10:11 a.m.-3:41 p.m. -- Steve Marino, Tequesta, Fla.; Gregory Havret, France; Charles Warren, Greenville, S.C. 10:22 a.m.-3:52 p.m. -- Toru Taniguchi, Japan; Soren Hansen, Denmark; Edoardo Molinari, Italy. 10:33 a.m.-4:03 p.m. --...

  • Tony Jacklin Celebrates 40th Anniversary of US Open Victory

    Written by Chris Jones on Wednesday, 16 June 2010

    With the US Open looming on the horizon there is one man that will be forever remembered for his victory at Hazeltine in 1970. Tony Jacklin CBE will be arriving in England in early August to compete in the 2010 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship being held at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire. Jacklin is the last Englishman to have won the event...

  • Tiger is not the favourite at Pebble

    Written by Golf World staff on Wednesday, 16 June 2010

    The first round of the US Open at Pebble Beach gets underway at 7.00 a.m. local time tomorrow (Thursday) (that’s 3.00 p.m. British time) and for the first time in over a decade, Tiger Woods is in the field but not the favourite. That honour goes to Phil Mickelson (10-1) while Tiger is second favourite (11-1) and Lee Westwood, who...

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