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  • Mickelson Woods at Us Open

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 15 June 2009

    Phil Mickelson lived up to his reputation as the people’s champion last week as he prepared for the US Open at Bethpage Black, which starts on Thursday. A day after Tiger Woods played a practice round at the New York muni, Mickelson was doing the same for nearly seven hours under threatening skies. But unlike Woods, who went out of his...

  • Faldo knighted

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 15 June 2009

    Nick Faldo has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Faldo becomes Sir Nick following an outstanding career in which he won six Major Championships – three Opens and three Masters – and became the all-time record points scorer in the history of The Ryder Cup with 25 points from 11 appearances for Europe against the United States. George O’Grady, the Chief...

  • Gay wins in Memphis

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 15 June 2009

    Brian Gay had to cancel a week off after winning the PGA Tour's St Jude Classic in Memphis – and earning the final invite to this week’s US Open Championship. "Right now I don't know if we're going home first or what we're going to do, whether we spend tomorrow travelling, going home and repacking," Gay said in Memphis last...

  • june10 wildthingdalyatscottishopen

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday, 10 June 2009

    'Wild Thing'  John Daly has confirmed he will compete in The Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond from July 9-12. With his renowned ‘grip it and rip it’ brand of golf – which is awe-inspiring and unpredictable in equal measure – Daly will captivate the galleries along the banks of Loch Lomond, near Glasgow, when a world class field assembles next...

  • Mickelson returns to action

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 8 June 2009

    Phil Mickelson will return to the PGA Tour at Memphis this week and then tee it up at the US Open at Bethpage. Mickelson, ranked number two in the world, had put his season on hold less than a fortnight ago when he revealed that his wife, Amy, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Amy Mickelson's expected surgery wouldn't be scheduled until...

  • Woosie bags Seniors win in Ireland

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 8 June 2009

    Ian Woosnam defeated Bob Boyd in a play-off to win his third European Senior Tour title in the Irish Seniors Open. The former World Number One, who won the Irish Open in 1988 and 1989 and led Europe to Ryder Cup glory at The K Club in 2006, birdied the third extra hole after finishing tied with American...

  • Danish journeyman wins in Wales

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 8 June 2009

    Denmark’s Jeppe Huldahl held off Niclas Fasth and Ignacio Garrido to secure his maiden European Tour title at The Celtic Manor Wales Open. The 26-year-old, who held the joint lead overnight, produced a nerveless display on the final day and didn’t drop a shot on his way to a superb 67 to finish on nine under. Fasth surged up the leaderboard with a...

  • Tiger Woods wins Memorial

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 8 June 2009

    Tiger Woods won the Memorial Tournament last night after a closing round 65 - and then said "bring on the US Open". The world No.1 birdied his last two holes to breakout of a four-way tie to win with a seven-under final round. With it he silenced the sceptics who wondered if he was ready to defend his title in the US Open in...

  • Masters raises $3.4 million for charity

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday, 5 June 2009

    The 2009 Masters Tournament has raised more than $3.4 million for charity. Just weeks after presenting the Green Jacket to Angel Cabrera, Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, announced the news. "It has always been, and will continue to be, a priority of Augusta National and the Masters to give back to the game and the local Augusta community," Payne...

  • Celtic Manor preview

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 1 June 2009

    Ryder Cup captains Colin Montgomerie and Corey Pavin will go head-to-head 18 months early at the Celtic Manor Wales Open. The two lead a star-studded field over the 2010 Course at the resort, home of next year's Ryder Cup. Other big names at the event include Miguel Angel and fellow Ryder Cup stars Robert Karlsson, Thomas Bjorn and Paul McGinley. The Wales...

  • PGA Tour this week

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 1 June 2009

    Tiger Woods is returning to the Memorial, where he is a three-time winner. He has skipped the tournament two of the last three years because of family matters and knee surgery. Woods has not won at Muirfield Village, where Jack Nicklaus is the tournament host, since winning his third in a row at 2001. He did not play in 2006 because of...

  • PGA Tour Colonial

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 1 June 2009

    Steve Stricker robbed Tim Clark of his first PGA Tour victory in Texas on Sunday after a hearbreaking play-off at Colonial. Trying to shed his title as the guy who'd won the most money on the PGA Tour without winning an event, Clark wasted a two-shot lead with five holes left. He left short a 9-foot putt that would've won...

  • European Open

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 1 June 2009

    World number 449 Christian Cévaër beat a star field and one of the toughest holes in golf to win The European Open. After an amazing weekend which saw no fewer than 45 changes of the lead, the 39 year old, whose only previous European Tour victory was the 2004 Spanish Open, beat Steve Webster, Gary Orr and Alvaro Quiros by a shot. His...

  • John Daly's PGA Tour ban to end

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 26 May 2009

    John Daly's PGA Tour suspension is over, and the two-time major champion plans to return in three weeks for the St. Jude Championship and US Open qualifying. Daly was suspended for six months in November after a series of off-course incidents that brought negative publicity, the most recent a photo of him in an orange jail suit with his eyes half-closed...

  • Fisher defends European Open

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 26 May 2009

    Ross Fisher defends his title at the London Club this week as the European open rolls into Kent. The Englishman will be full of confidence too after his final-round 64 at the weekend's BMW PGA Championship saw him push eventual winner Paul Casey all the way. Casey got up and down from a bunker on the last to win the European Tour's flagship event...

  • US open qualifying 09

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Tuesday, 26 May 2009

    Peter Hanson got into next month's US Open by making a hole-in-one on the second playoff hole at Sunningdale to grab the 11th and final spot in a European qualifier Monday. Seven players who finished at 139 competed for five spots in the playoff. Jose-Manuel Lara, Jean-Francois Lucquin, Johan Edfors and Francesco Molinari each made birdie on the first extra hole to...

  • may22harringtononopen

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 22 May 2009

    *Why haven’t you played at Turnberry before? PH: Most golf courses I’ve played have tended to be ones I have played in competition as an amateur or as a pro, and besides the Open Championship itself, there has not been such an event at Turnberry.  I would certainly have come to play the Ailsa course if it wasn’t going to host an...

  • may22 harringtonatturnberry

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 22 May 2009

    Defending Open champion Padraig Harrington has praised the Ailsa Course at Turnberry during his first ever visit to the famous Scottish links organised by his club supplier Wilson Golf on Wednesday. “This was a fantastic chance for me to have an early look at the course layout and I really like what I see,” he said. “From watching it on TV I...

  • Jimenez and Wilson tune up for BMW Championship at Brands Hatch

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday, 21 May 2009

    Miguel Angel Jimenez and Oliver Wilson were given a driving master class at Brands Hatch Race Circuit on Tuesday, ahead of the BMW PGA Championship which teed off at Wentworth today. Ryder Cup teammates, Jimenez and Wilson, who battled for the 2008 BMW PGA Championship title in a play-off, won by Jimenez, went head to head again one year on at...

  • Mickelson suspends golf schedule

    Written by Golf World staff writer on Wednesday, 20 May 2009

    Phil Mickelson has suspended his schedule indefinitely after his wife Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer. According to a statemtn from his management company, his wife was to have more tests but begin treatment with major surgery as early as the next two weeks. The world No2 was due to play the Byron Nelson Championship this week before defending his title...

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