Golf News / December 2009

Scrambling Martin clings to S.Africa Open lead

Sat December 19, 2009, 08:47 PM

Spaniard Pablo Martin stayed on track for back-to-back European Tour victories despite scrambling to a level-par 72 in the third round of the South African Open Saturday.

Woods named PGA Tour player of the year

Fri December 18, 2009, 11:55 PM

Tiger Woods was named the PGA Tour player of the year for the tenth time in 13 years on Friday.

Spanish 'tourist' Martin grabs SA Open lead

Fri December 18, 2009, 05:41 PM

Spanish tourist-cum-golfer Pablo Martin continued to have fun in the sun Friday by snatching a two-stroke halfway lead in the South African Open.

Young S.African 'lions' eye national golf title

Thu December 17, 2009, 08:22 AM

A group of 'young lions' hope to maintain local dominance of the South African Open championship when it begins Thursday at Pearl Valley Golf Estate near Cape Town.

Thailand's Thongchai player of year on Asian Tour

Mon December 14, 2009, 07:36 AM

Thongchai Jaidee has been voted by his peers as the 2009 Asian Tour Players' Player of the Year, capping a truly memorable season for the Thai golfer.

Spaniard Martin wins Dunhill Championship

Sun December 13, 2009, 02:58 PM

Spaniard Pablo Martin shot a final-round 69 to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship by one stroke on Sunday at Leopard Creek Golf Club in Malalane.

Near perfect round gives Allenby Australian PGA victory

Sun December 13, 2009, 07:24 AM

Robert Allenby played an almost perfect round of golf to see off a virtual 'who's who' of Australian golf and cruise to a four-shot victory at the Australian PGA here Sunday.

South African duo close on Dunhill leader Martin

Sat December 12, 2009, 06:50 PM

Young Spaniard Pablo Martin had his lead halved to two shots after a third-round 71 in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Golf Club on Saturday.

Kim holds off Wie to win Dubai Ladies Masters

Sat December 12, 2009, 03:14 PM

South Korean In Kyung-Kim never blinked despite a spirited charge from Michelle Wie on the final day to win the 500,000-euro Dubai Ladies Masters by three shots from the American star on Saturday.

Allenby strikes late to lead Australian PGA

Sat December 12, 2009, 08:20 AM

Three-time champion Robert Allenby stormed home with birdies on the last two holes to seize a one-shot lead after the third round of the Australian PGA golf championship Saturday.

US duos share Shark Shootout lead

Fri December 11, 2009, 08:52 PM

The American duo of Justin Leonard and Scott Verplank shared the lead with countrymen Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly after Friday's first round of the Shark Shootout, both pairs on six-under par.

Tourist Martin takes four-shot Dunhill lead

Fri December 11, 2009, 06:23 PM

Spanish holidaymaker Pablo Martin fired a nine-under 63 Friday to take a four-stroke lead with a halfway total of 131 in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Malalane.

Hot putting takes South African into Dunhill lead

Thu December 10, 2009, 07:13 PM

South African Ulrich van den Berg produced putting that matched the scorching Malalane weather to take a one-stroke first-round lead Thursday in the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Kim leads Wie at Dubai Ladies Masters golf

Thu December 10, 2009, 04:27 PM

South Korean In Kyung Kim finished two shots clear of American Michelle Wie after the second round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on Thursday.

US PGA Tour finds new sponsor for Phoenix stop

Thu December 10, 2009, 05:06 AM

The PGA Tour has revealed its third new title sponsor of the year with the announcement that Waste Management will back the Phoenix Open starting in 2010.

France to bid for 2018 Ryder Cup

Wed December 09, 2009, 06:57 PM

France will join Germany, Madrid, Portugal, Netherlands and Sweden as official candidates to host the 2018 Ryder Cup, Sports Minister Rama Yade announced here on Wednesday.

Wie keeps mums in her sights

Wed December 09, 2009, 04:21 PM

American Michelle Wie held her own on the opening day of the Dubai Ladies Masters despite fantastic performances from a mother of 10 months and a mum-to-be.

Maiden triumph inspires Wie ahead of Dubai Ladies Masters

Tue December 08, 2009, 04:02 PM

Michelle Wie had to wait for 81 tournaments to record her first win as a professional, and the American is hoping some of the same kind of magic re-emerges at the Dubai Ladies Masters this week.

American Blumenherst leads 20 into LPGA for 2010

Mon December 07, 2009, 10:18 PM

American Amanda Blumenherst fired a four-under par 68 Monday in the final round of the LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament to win the 106-woman showdown that decided 20 tour players for 2010.

Aussie Lutterus fires 64 to grab 2010 US PGA berth

Mon December 07, 2009, 09:16 PM

Australian David Lutterus, who began the final round two strokes adrift of a job, fired an eight-under par 64 Monday at PGA Tour qualifying School to book his spot on the circuit for 2010.

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