Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood were all qualified but each declined to take part
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Friday 05 December 2008
Henrik Stenson surged five strokes clear of the field with a course record-tying 63 in the Sun City Challenge first round here yesterday. The big-hitting Swede was in impressive form, combining accurate tee shots with precision putting at the Gary Player Country Club to fire his nine-under-par score and equal the record set by Ernie Els in the final round of the 2002 event.
Sunday 30 November 2008
Brendan Jones is hoping victory in the World Cup with his team-mate Richard Green here today might bring the pair some attention back home in Australia. The unheralded partnership shot a nine-under-par 63 yesterday to draw level with Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and Pablo Larrazabal, four shots clear of the rest of the 28-team field.
Monday 14 July 2008
The biggest win of Graeme McDowell's career, secured here yesterday on the sort of madcap final day that has been a feature of recent Scottish Opens, will boost his bank account by a cool half-million quid. Yet the cash was a secondary consideration as the 28-year-old Northern Irishman sank his final par putt on a glorious Argyll afternoon. Of utmost value is the virtual certainty that he will represent Europe in his first Ryder Cup in September.
Monday 14 July 2008
Wednesday 18 June 2008
The Ryder Cup hopefuls Luke Donald and Ian Poulter have pulled out of this week's BMW International in Munich because of the wrist injuries they suffered at the US Open.
Sunday 15 June 2008
Saturday 31 May 2008
Mathew Goggin squandered a great start but still held the clubhouse lead after his second round at the Memorial tournament here yesterday.
Monday 26 May 2008
As challengers rose and then promptly fell straight back down again, it seemed as if they could not give this famous trophy away. But then poor Oliver Wilson did just that. He had a seven-footer to win the BMW PGA Championship and although it was not quite John Terry in golf spikes, it was heart-breaking for the young Englishman all the same.
Friday 11 April 2008
Justin Rose has been here before. Indeed the great hope of England has now remarkably been here the last three times he has played the Masters. At the head of the leaderboard after the first round of the year's first major and seemingly in the form of his life. For 2004 and 2007 read 2008. Except this time Rose is determined the tale will not be tinged in anti-climax.
Saturday 22 March 2008
It has already developed into Australia versus Tiger Woods here at the WGC CA Championship in Miami, but even that nation of shrinking violets may not be bullish about their chances this weekend. Geoff Ogilvy and Adam Scott are no mugs, but then you do not necessarily need to be for Woods to make you look like one.
Friday 18 January 2008
Martin Kaymer, the European Tour Rookie of the Year, carded an impressive six-under-par 66 to hold a one-stroke lead over Henrik Stenson following the first round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship here yesterday.
Tuesday 13 February 2007
Hillary Clinton's weekend visit to the key primary state of New Hampshire has made one thing clear - her vote in 2002 to authorise the Iraq war will be the biggest obstacle to her winning the Democratic presidential nomination.
Thursday 22 September 2005
Friday 19 August 2005
Monday 15 August 2005
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