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December 2011


Lehman lands GWAA Senior Player of The Year
12/30/2011
Tom Lehman has been named the overwhelming choice as senior player of the year by the Golf Writers Association of America, adding another feather in the cap to the Minnesota-native.Lehman was the runaway winner in the GWAA balloting, the 52-year-old grabbing 86 percent of the vote (177) to eight pe... view

Golf Monthly Announce Golfing Moments of 2011
12/29/2011
The world's oldest golf magazine, Golf Monthly have announced their Best Golfing Moments of 2011 with US Open champion Rory McIlroy and former World No1 Tiger Woods featuring prominently.Golf Monthly were heartbroken by McIlroy's meltdown at the Masters but equally thrilled by his record-breaking d... view

92 year-old man hits 12th Hole In One
12/28/2011
92 year-old Australian player Tommy Watts is not only still alive and kicking on the golf course, but has recently notched up his 12th hole-in-one. The modest nonagenarian doesn’t see the fuss though – it’s all part of a well-trodden routine. Since his retirement 42 years ago, Watts has been hea... view

Final Rankings: 2012 U.S. Masters Line-Up Set
12/21/2011
With no Official World Golf Ranking events next week, the latest rankings release will represent the final Ranking of the year with the Top-50 receiving invitations to the 2012 Masters Tournament, the World Golf Ranking website announced this week.The players qualifying for the prestigious invites... view

Lexi Thompson makes history
12/20/2011
American teenager Lexi Thompson has made history as the youngest winner on both the LPGA and Ladies European Tours.The 16-year-old Thompson shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to win the Dubai Ladies Masters, becoming the youngest professional winner on that side of the Atlantic.The Florida-based teen adds... view

Splash! Garcia flinges club into lake in Thailand
12/16/2011
Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia made a splash at the Thailand Golf Championship on Thursday — hurling his club into a lake on the course after striking a wayward tee-shot.The Ryder Cup star, who twice finished second at the PGA Championship, chucked his 4-iron into the water in fury after a poor conne... view

PGA Tour issues a loan to Canadian Tour
12/15/2011
The PGA Tour has agreed to loan the Canadian Tour money and assist next year in tournament development and sponsorship.The amount of the loan so far has not been disclosed."Understanding its current financial issues, the PGA Tour has agreed to lend support to the Canadian Tour in 2012,'' said Ed Mo... view

PGA Tour votes Donald Player of The Year
12/14/2011
 Luke Donald capped off a sensational season Tuesday by winning PGA Tour player of the year, the most significant of the postseason awards because it's a vote of the players.He became the first British player to win the award since it began in 1990.“It's a great honor to cap off what has been... view

Allenby-Ogilvy spat adds spice to Aus Masters
12/13/2011
This week’s Australian Masters could be given a spicier edge than usual if leading Australian golfers George Ogilvy and Robert Allenby are paired together following a heated confrontation between the two last month."It could be quite interesting," Ogilvy said Monday. "If think we'd be professionals... view

Luke Donald doubles up and makes history
12/12/2011
World No1 Luke Donald has become the first man to win golf's money lists on both sides of the Atlantic in the same season.PGA money title winner was still out on the course at the World Championship in Dubai when US Open champion Rory McIlroy, his only remaining challenger on the European circuit,... view

Webb Simpson head Shark field
12/9/2011
FedEx Cup runner-up Webb Simpson and 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley lead the field at the 23rd annual Shark Shootout beginning Friday at Tiburon Golf Club.Bradley is partnering with Brendan Steele in the challenge-season event featuring 12 two-man teams playing modified alternate shot,... view

Woods has donated over $12M in earnings
12/8/2011
Greg McLaughlin, the tournament director of the Chevron World Challenge, has praised Tiger Woods continued charitable commitments revealing that Woods has donated over $12 million of earnings on the tour since 1999.Woods has been donating the money to his Tiger Woods Foundation that supports “colle... view

Kaymer and Westwood: Welcome back Tiger!
12/7/2011
Golf’s elite have hailed Tiger Woods’ apparent return to form after his much-awaited victory at the Chevron World Challenge, with the leading players praising the benefit a winning Woods brings to the sport.''With Tiger, obviously it's nice for him, I think, that he could win again,'' World No4 Mar... view

Donald prepares for Money List duel in Dubai
12/6/2011
After US Open champion Rory McIlroy owned the field at the Hong Kong Open, he suddenly finds himself in contention for the European Tour’s money title going into the last event of their season.The 22-year-old Northern Irishman trails Donald by just under $1 million and must win the Dubai World Cham... view

Tiger roars up rankings after Chevron win
12/5/2011
Tiger Woods has moved up to 21st in the world rankings after finally ending more than two years without a victory. Woods climbs 31 places after beating his fellow American Zach Johnson by one shot to win the Chevron World Challenge in California.Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood were also winners at th... view

McIlroy suffering mental and phyiscal fatigue
12/2/2011
Although leading at the UBS Hong Kong Open after the second round, US Open Champion Rory McIlroy is not having an easy time as the season draws to a close."I'm mentally and physically fatigued and it showed in a couple of tired swings toward the end," he said. "But I don't think the season was long... view

Patrick Cantlay earns spot at 2012 British Open
12/1/2011
UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay is going to the British Open under a new qualifying category for golf's oldest championship.The Royal & Ancient said Wednesday that the winner of the McCormack Medal as the No. 1 player in the world amateur golf ranking at the end of the amateur season earns an au... view

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