Golf News / January 2011

Harrington disqualified from golf championship

Fri January 21, 2011, 11:17 AM

Padraig Harrington was on Friday disqualified from the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship for signing a wrong card in his seven under par first round of 65.

Vegas, Weekley share PGA Bob Hope lead

Fri January 21, 2011, 01:55 AM

Boo Weekley birdied his final hole to join Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas atop the leaderboard after 36 holes of the five-round, five million-dollar Bob Hope Classic.

Davis Love named US 2012 Ryder Cup captain

Thu January 20, 2011, 04:38 PM

Davis Love was named captain of the 2012 United States Ryder Cup golf team on Thursday by the PGA of America, launching the American quest to win back the trophy from Europe next year.

Lamely leads PGA Bob Hope Classic

Thu January 20, 2011, 03:02 AM

Derek Lamely fired a nine-under par 63 to seize the first-round lead at the US PGA Tour's Bob Hope Classic, one stroke in front of Jhonattan Vegas and JJ Henry.

Woods to launch season at Torrey Pines

Wed January 19, 2011, 08:20 PM

Tiger Woods will launch his 2011 PGA Tour season next week in San Diego, officially entering the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Wednesday.

Kuchar, Watson headline PGA Bob Hope field

Wed January 19, 2011, 04:35 AM

American Matt Kuchar heads into this week's Bob Hope Classic as the highest-ranked player in the PGA Tour's only 90-hole event of the season.

Olazabal named Europe's Ryder Cup captain

Tue January 18, 2011, 02:38 PM

Spanish star Jose Maria Olazabal was named on Tuesday to lead Europe's Ryder Cup defence against the United States next year in Medinah, Chicago.

Golfer Schwartzel rides storm to retain Joburg title

Sun January 16, 2011, 02:34 PM

A superb short game under mid-round pressure steered defending champion Charl Schwartzel to a final-round 67 in the Joburg Open Sunday and a four-shot victory.

Schwartzel shares lead at Joburg Open golf

Sat January 15, 2011, 03:38 PM

Title favourite Charl Schwartzel and Garth Mulory birdied the final hole to share the lead with long-time front runner Thomas Aiken Saturday after three rounds of the Joburg Open.

Appleby takes early lead at soggy Sony

Sat January 15, 2011, 07:20 AM

Australia's Stuart Appleby seized the first-round lead at the soggy Sony Open on Friday, firing a six-under 64 for a one-shot advantage over a group of nine players that included Justin Rose.

Appleby takes early lead at soggy Sony

Sat January 15, 2011, 02:43 AM

Australia's Stuart Appleby seized the early clubhouse lead as the soggy Sony Open got underway at last, firing a six-under 64 for a one-shot edge over a group including Justin Rose.

Sizzling Schwartzel shares lead amid birdie barrage

Fri January 14, 2011, 06:35 PM

Title favourite Charl Schwartzel of South Africa carded a 10-under 61 Friday to share the Joburg Open lead as most of the field completed a lightning-disrupted second round.

Birdie bonanzas lift South Africans into lead

Thu January 13, 2011, 05:34 PM

Birdie bonanzas lifted South Africans Martin Maritz and Tyrone Mordt to the top of the leaderboard on 62 after the first round of the Joburg Open Thursday.

S. Korea's Noh eyes greater golf glory in 2011

Thu January 13, 2011, 06:45 AM

Korea's teen golf sensation Noh Seung-Yul, the newly crowned Asian Tour number one, says he will be working to build more consistency in his game as he bids for even greater glory in 2011.

Schwartzel returns to Jo'burg golf match

Thu January 13, 2011, 01:30 AM

South African Charl Schwartzel returns to a happy hunting ground this week as favourite to retain the 1.3-million-euro Joburg Open trophy.

Rookies, vets seek to start PGA season off in style

Thu January 13, 2011, 12:17 AM

More than two dozen US PGA Tour rookies - and four of the world's top 15 golfers - will tee off on Thursday in the Sony Open, the first full-field event of the 2011 season.

Byrd wins playoff at PGA Tournament of Champions

Mon January 10, 2011, 05:35 AM

Jonathan Byrd beat Robert Garrigus in a sudden-death playoff at the PGA Tournament of Champions, the first American to win the season-opener in a decade.

Oosthuizen wins golf's Africa Open

Sun January 09, 2011, 04:36 PM

British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen holed a birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden-death play-off Sunday and added the Africa Open to his trophy collection.

Europe clinch golf's Royal Trophy as Asia crumble

Sun January 09, 2011, 11:11 AM

Spain's Pablo Martin holed the winning putt as Europe capped a magnificent fightback by retaining the Royal Trophy with a dramatic 9-7 victory over Asia on Sunday.

American trio leads at PGA Tournament of Champions

Sun January 09, 2011, 09:32 AM

Sweden's Carl Pettersson posted a two-under 71 on Saturday to remain in the hunt at the season-opening Tournament of Champions behind a trio of American golfers.

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