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Sunday, February 5, 2006


Golf News, Source, Europeantour.com.- Tiger Woods edged out Ernie Els in a sudden-death play-off to win the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.

The pair finished tied on 19 under, one shot ahead of Australian Richard Green who led by one going down the 18th but dropped a shot to finish third.

Playing the 18th again, Els found the same trees that troubled Green and put his second shot into the water, ending with a bogey six to Woods' par five.

World number one Woods' victory was his first in three attempts in Dubai and his 13th individual play-off victory out of 14 on either the US or European Tour.

"I was struggling pretty bad," said Woods, who won the Buick Invitational in a play-off on his seasonal return last week.

"I figured I just had to do something to hang in there with my short game and find some sort of golf swing. It was all over the place.

"It's always special when you go head-to-head with Ernie. He played solidly all day, I was just trying to catch up.

Woods carded a final-round 69 to defending champion and three-time winner Els' 67.

Jimenez carded 69, Hansen took 71, while South Africa's Retief Goosen also faded with a 71 for 16 under.


Friday, February 3, 2006


Golf News, Source EuropeanTour.com..- Tiger Woods fired a second round 66 to sweep into the lead in the Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club but wore the frustrated expression of a man who had just walked off having signed for ten strokes worse!

It took the World Number One just four holes to do precisely that with a seven foot eagle putt at the tenth (his first) and birdies at the 12th and 13th. That propelled Woods to nine under par and he remained out on his own for the remainder of the morning session.

Woods's 66 was matched by Ireland's Peter Lawrie, the former Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year, whose 31 over the front nine would have been gratefully accepted by the World Number One.

Lawrie lies on 135, nine under par and two behind Woods, while Søren Hansen of Denmark joined the Irishman on the same mark after a best of the morning 65.

Darren Clarke, playing alongside Woods and Henrik Stenson, compiled a second successive 68 for eight under par, a mark he shares with Bradley Dredge of Wales (66) Paul Casey of England (69) and Ireland's Damian McGrane (68).


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Thursday, February 2, 2006


Golf News, Source, BBC.com.- Scotland's Colin Montgomerie has agreed a £15m divorce settlement with his former wife, according to reports.

The Times newspaper reported that the Ryder Cup star's ex-wife Eimear agreed to a one-off payment out of court - thought to be half his personal wealth.

In return, she agreed to waive the right to claim on his future earnings.

Montgomerie's manager, Guy Kinnings, said: "Colin is relieved everything has been resolved. It's been a pretty difficult time for him." The couple divorced in September 2004 when Mrs Montgomerie accused her then husband of unreasonable behaviour due to his "obsession" with golf.

Montgomerie is currently competing in the Dubai Desert Classic.

Monday, October 31, 2005


Golf News, Souce European Tour.- Colin Montgomerie, who won The European Tour Order of Merit yesterday for a record eighth time, will lead the European challenge at the inaugural 'HSBC Champions' tournament in Shanghai at the Sheshan International Golf Club, from November 10-13.

"I am thrilled to have won my eighth Order of Merit title and, after a such a long gap where everyone probably thought I wouldn't be able to do it again, it is particularly satisfying," said Montgomerie on being presented with the Harry Vardon Trophy as European Number One.

"I am now looking to get my 2006 campaign off to a great start and to consolidate my position on The Ryder Cup Rankings and a win or a good finish at the HSBC Champions would certainly do that." Montgomerie and McGinley will be joined by a host of European stars including Padraig Harrington, a two-time winner on the US PGA Tour this year and other 2004 Ryder Cup team-mates Paul Casey, David Howell, Thomas Levet, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, all of whom will also be hoping to make an impact at the HSBC Champions, where the prize fund of US$5 million is the largest in the history of Asian and Chinese golf.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Seve Ballesteros is set to make his return to competitive golf next month after an absence of almost two years. Ballesteros, who has been suffering with back and weight problems for the last decade, says he will play the Madrid Open from 13-16 October. Ballesteros said: "I never retired. I was always going to return at some point and this is the best moment. "I am at my best weight for the last 10 years and I feel better than ever. I have been working really hard."

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