Golf News / May 2011

Donald tops world golf rankings

Mon May 30, 2011, 08:45 AM

England's Luke Donald has been confirmed as world number one for the first time following his win in PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday.

Bradley wins PGA Byron Nelson title in playoff

Mon May 30, 2011, 01:17 AM

Keegan Bradley defeated Ryan Palmer at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to capture his first US PGA Tour victory at the Byron Nelson Championship.

Donald takes top golf ranking as he beats Westwood in play-off

Sun May 29, 2011, 06:39 PM

England's Luke Donald claimed the PGA Championship and the world number one ranking after a dramatic play-off against Lee Westwood at Wentworth on Sunday.

Aussie Fraser makes charge for PGA title

Sun May 29, 2011, 02:16 PM

Australia's Marcus Fraser was making a charge up the leaderboard as the final round of the PGA Championship got underway on Sunday.

Manassero and Donald set the pace at Wentworth PGA

Sat May 28, 2011, 06:15 PM

A dramatic day's play saw Italian sensation Matteo Manassero and world number two Luke Donald emerge joint top of the leaderboard after Saturday's third round of the European PGA Championship here at Wentworth.

Garcia shares Texas PGA lead, US teen Spieth in hunt

Sat May 28, 2011, 09:30 AM

Sergio Garcia started his week off on a disappointing note but he is enjoying some nice moments through the first two rounds of the Byron Nelson Championship.

Three-way tie for lead at Wentworth

Fri May 27, 2011, 08:17 PM

Luke Donald came back to the pack in the second round of the PGA Championship here on Friday and now shares the lead with Italy's Matteo Manassero and Alvaro Quiros of Spain.

Jeff Overton leads PGA Byron Nelson

Fri May 27, 2011, 02:12 AM

Jeff Overton, who tied for second last year, fired a bogey-free six-under 64 to take the first-round lead at the $6.5 million PGA Tour Byron Nelson Championship.

Donald off to flying start before lightning intervenes

Thu May 26, 2011, 08:19 PM

Luke Donald went a step closer to displacing Lee Westwood at the top of the world rankings as he shot an opening round 64, seven-under par, in the PGA Championship here at Wentworth on Thursday.

Golfer McIlroy unsure if he is over Augusta

Wed May 25, 2011, 12:17 PM

World number six Rory McIlroy has admitted he will not know if he is over his final round collapse in last month's US Masters until he finds himself in the same position again.

Woods' agent leaves sports giant IMG

Wed May 25, 2011, 02:19 AM

Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg is leaving the sports management firm IMG after the New York-based firm decided not to renew his contract.

Tiger expects to be 'ready to go' for US Open

Tue May 24, 2011, 06:51 PM

Tiger Woods was taking no chances Tuesday, using crutches and a protective boog on his left leg in a promotional appearance but said he expects to play the US Open.

Ryder Cup captain Love qualifies for British Open

Tue May 24, 2011, 03:43 AM

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love is among eight players who have qualified for the British Open in an international qualifier in which England's Brian Davis earned top honors.

Infected fingernail foils Garcia's British Open bid

Mon May 23, 2011, 08:29 PM

Spain's Sergio Garcia withdrew from a British Open qualifying event on Monday because of an infected fingernail on his left hand that made grasping clubs difficult.

Tiger Woods slips to 12th in golf's world rankings

Mon May 23, 2011, 11:55 AM

Ian Poulter is up to 14th in the world rankings following his 2 and 1 win over Luke Donald in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain on Sunday.

Asian Tour unveils K.J. Choi golf tournament

Mon May 23, 2011, 06:15 AM

South Korean star K.J. Choi will host his own tournament on the Asian Tour later this year, organisers said Monday, with the prize money among the best offered on the circuit.

Pettersen downs Kerr for Match Play crown

Sun May 22, 2011, 11:58 PM

Norway's Suzann Pettersen beat Cristie Kerr 1-up to win the LPGA Match Play Championship on Sunday, claiming her first LPGA title in 20 months.

Toms edges Wi for Colonial golf crown

Sun May 22, 2011, 10:24 PM

David Toms fired a three-under par 67 to edge South Korean Charlie Wi by one stroke to win the Colonial tournament on Sunday, claiming his first US PGA victory since January of 2006.

Australia's Barnes wins SK Telecom Open

Sun May 22, 2011, 07:32 AM

Australia's Kurt Barnes won the SK Telecom Open by one shot from South Korea's Kim Kyung-Tae after Sunday's final round was cancelled due to fog at Pinx Golf Club.

Korea's Wi takes PGA lead from woeful Toms

Sun May 22, 2011, 12:21 AM

South Korea's Charlie Wi has fired a four-under par 66 to grab a one-shot lead after the third round of the US PGA Colonial after David Toms squandered a seven-shot lead to start the day.

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