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CADDY-TRACKER: WHERE TO NOW?

17-12-2013 14:13

The embrace a gleeful Sergio Garcia gave his German caddy after his first victory in 2013 at the Thailand Open on Sunday wasn't exactly an everyday thing.

The happy, 33-year-old Spaniard planted a big kiss on the mouth of his bag carrier, in part because he was delighted to have finally broken his winless drought this season - and this in a field that contained Henrik Stenson, 2013's super hot...
 
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BRING BACK THE WESTERN CAPE

16-12-2013 09:24

The European Tour's venue organisers along with their sponsors are going to have to think twice about putting all their eggs into the baskets of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

It can get very wet and stormy in these regions at this time of the year and the chance of a washout or a rain-ruined tournament always poses a very real threat.

Last week's Nelson Mandela Championship presented by...
 
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THOMAS BJORN'S STILL A FORCE

09-12-2013 06:53

Henrik Stenson and Thomas Bjorn, who on Sunday picked up a career-best first prize of $1.25m when he won the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, have a few things in common.

Both six-footers are quality golfers who have represented Europe in the Ryder Cup, but who, each in turn, seemed to disappear from all of golf's key leaderboards in their mid-thirties, due to a combination of reasons which...
 
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WHERE TO NOW, RORY, CHARL?

02-12-2013 11:34

Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel each finally turned the corner on Sunday when both broke their year-long winless droughts.

McIlroy did it at the Royal Sydney Golf Club where he edged out the hitherto super-hot home favourite Adam Scott at the very death of the Australian Open and Schwartzel in the 2014 European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in South Africa where h...
 
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NEW FACE OF DANISH GOLF?

25-11-2013 08:36

It's an unusual coincidence that on the same day Thomas Bjorn was fighting tooth and nail at the ISPS Handa World Cup, Morten Orum Madsen was winning the South African Open.

Bjorn, a seasoned veteran, had to ultimately bow to Australia's fired-up Jason Day in the individual Cup race at Australia's top-ranked Melbourne Country Club.

But what did this have to do with the fact that, not too man...
 
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HENRIK'S DREAM STUFF OF FICTION

18-11-2013 12:37

Fact can be stranger than fiction. If you had been writing the script for a movie about a golfer's dream fightback, you could hardly have ended it better than Henrik Stenson did on Sunday.

The 37-year-old Swede, who uses his 1.85m, 90kg frame to belt his 3-wood further off the tee than most do with their drivers and who has been hitting his irons straighter and truer than any of his riva...
 
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VICTOR'S NO FLASH IN THE PAN

11-11-2013 10:41

Not too many people expected French young gun Victor Dubuisson to hold off some of the world's best golfers and win in style in Turkey on Sunday.

It was surprising enough that the 23-year-old Cannes-born youngster, who was nowhere in sight on the bookmakers' pre-tournament list of favourites, was able to lead the powerful field by five shots heading into the final round after firing a stunning...
 
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DUSTIN - A MAN ON THE MOVE

04-11-2013 08:43

Tall, big-hitting Dustin Johnson has always had the talent to beat the best in golf's biggest tournaments. He just hasn't always had the temperament - until now.

He hits his drives as far as any of the globe's big bombers, but he also has a truly sensitive touch and some silky skills when it comes to wielding his irons and his putter.

Trouble used to be that he was too often impatient, impet...
 
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STENSON - TRUST IS A BIG THING

28-10-2013 09:27

Recently-injured, on-off Henrik Stenson eventually played in last week's BMW Masters at Lake Malaren - and came away glad that he did.

Not because of where he finished, but rather because of the way in which he finished.

Clearly held back by the rustiness and the wrist injury he had sustained during practice in the previous week, the FedEx Cup winner and a man generally regarded as the globe...
 
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BIO: GONZALO FDEZ-CASTANO

28-10-2013 07:10

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano has still to win a major and play in the Ryder Cup, but his victory in the BMW Masters on Sunday has underlined his status as one of Spain's leading, 21st-century golfers.

His win at the Lake Malaren Golf Club's Jack Nicklaus-designed Masters Course in Shanghai, China, was his seventh on the European Tour and his third in a BMW-sponsored event - his previous two...
 
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Final day at the Masters

Some choice images from the final round of the Masters at Augusta, as Bubba Watson pulled of a superb repeat victory. Go to Gallery

Day three at the Masters

The movers and shakers at the third round of the US Masters at Augusta National. Go to Gallery

Day two at the Masters

Selected images from second-round action at the 78th US Masters at Augusta National. Go to Gallery

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