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Schwartzel leads European Tour event in hometown

Charl Schwartzel (photo by eigen werk via wikipedia commons)

Charl Schwartzel shot a 7-under-par 65 to earn a share of the lead at the European Tour’s season-opening  South African Open.

The 29-year-old Schwartzel is a native of Johannesburg, South Africa where the tournament is being held at the Glendower Golf Club.

Marco Crespi, with a 67, is tied with Schwartzel in the lead after two rounds heading to the weekend.

Tiger Woods stands 27th after First Round of Memorial Tournament six shots back

DUBLIN, O. — The first round of the Memorial Tournament is in the books and the leader is not Tiger Woods, but he’s only six shots behind the leader.

Woods shot a 1-under 71. He has opened the Memorial with a round at par-or-better in 13 of his 14 years in playing Muirfield Village. The only other time that Woods opened the tournament in this Columbus, Ohio suburb, with a 71 was in 2000 and he won.

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The 37-year-old Woods, the defending champion, made five birdies and four bogeys.

Woods is six shots behind first round leader Charl Schwartzel who was brilliant with a 7-under-par 65, one shot ahead of Scott Piercy.

Woods was not pleased with his performance on Thursday. He hit 11 of 14 fairways, including all seven on the back nine, but struggled with other parts of his game. He needed 30 putts after hitting 13 greens in regulation. He even acknowledged that 53-year-old Fred Couples, who plays regularly on the Champions Tour played better than he did.

Couples, who likes playing with Woods, carded a 2-under-par 70 and is tied for 13th.

Schwartzel leads tourney in Kuala Lumpur


Charl Schwartzel (file photo)

South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over India’s Jeev Milkha Singh after the first round of the Malaysian Open In Kuala Lumpur.

The 27-year-old Schwartzel has 8 professional wins including the 2011 Masters championship.



Info compiled from European Tour

Westwood goes wire-to-wire in Bangkok tournament


Lee Westwood (Joel Torres & Columbus Wired photo)

Lee Westwood did not let the windy conditions effect his golf game as he went wire-to-wire and won the Thailand Golf Championship in Bangkok.

In the final round, he shot a 3-under-par 69 to outlast Masters champion Charl Schwartzel by seven strokes.

Westwood, an Englishman who is ranked third in the world, finished at 22-under 266 in the Asian Tour event. Schwartzel closed with a 72.

American golfer Michael Thompson was another stroke behind in third with a 70.


Info compiled from Radio, TV, Asian Tour news & golf reports

Clarke named European Tour Golfer of the Month


Darren Clarke (photo by Paddy Briggs via wikipedia commons)

Darren Clarke has been named the 2011 Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month for July following his victory at The 140th Open Championship.

Clarke will receive an engraved alms dish and a jeroboam of Moet & Chandon champagne in honor of his achievement.

The 42-year-old Northern Irishman produced a links masterpiece to win at Royal St. George’s in Kent to win the first Major Championship of his career by three shots from the American duo of Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

He has catapulted back into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking and Amongst the game’s elite after his overwhelmingly popular win at Sandwich.

With Clarke winning his first Major, it made him the only realistic winner of The Race to Dubai Golfer of the Month Award for July, the first time the Northern Irishman had won the monthly award since 2003, following his triumph at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Clarke’s name has been added to an illustrious list of Race to Dubai Golfer of the Month winners in 2011, following Martin Kaymer in January, Luke Donald in February and May, Paul Lawrie in March, Charl Schwartzel in April and Rory McIlroy in June.

Clarke will now join the past award winners of 2011 to be considered for the year’s Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, which was won jointly by Graeme McDowell and Kaymer in 2010.


Info courtesy of the European Tour


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