Graeme McDowell celebrated his second success in three tournaments to become the first Irish-born winner of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship in Bulgaria.
McDowell helped put the former Communist stronghold on the golfing map with a tactical 2 & 1 defeat of Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee in superb cloudless conditions on the Thracian Cliffs course.
The new World No. 7 had been 2 down after four holes but seized on the 43-year old former Thai paratrooper tiring near the turn and then displayed ...
Former US Open champion, Graeme McDowell will play Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee in the final of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship in Bulgaria.
McDowell, who was runner-up in the event last year, defeated South African Branden Grace 3 & 2 in this morning’s semi-final on the Thracian Cliffs course.
“That was the best I’ve played this week with eight birdies and no bogeys, and I knew I was playing a quality player in Branden Grace and I had to come out and play well but the ...
The spin off from Adam Scott’s stunning Masters success continues for Australian golfers with Matthew Griffin being declared the winner of the SK Telecom Open in South Korea.
Fog forced the cancellation of play in the final round of the OneAsia Tour event and with Griffin, who was leading by one shot after the third round, being declared the winner at the Pinz Golf Club on Jeju Island.
Australian golfers have now won six events around the globe headlined by Scott’s Augusta National triumph, ...
Belgian bomber Nicolas Colsaerts saw his Volvo World Match-Play defence flushed down the toilet following a bizarre incident on day three of the event in Bulgaria.
Graeme McDowell, and Colsaerts Ryder Cup winning colleague, exacted revenge after losing last year’s final to the Brussels golfer with a 2 & 1 victory on the spectacular Thracian Cliffs course.
However Colsaerts was left lamenting the incident at the short par four, 10th hole the furthest most point of the Black Sea shoreline course.
As you will have been reading, we spent two nights in Sofia on route to this week’s Volvo World Match-Play Championship.
Sofia was an absolute surprise package dotted with lovely old buildings and churches along with some wonderful examples of modern day architecture.
Hereunder is a selection of photographs from a stroll at nightime around the Bulgarian capital.
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A disappointed Graeme McDowell has confirmed close friend and fellow US Open champion, Rory McIlroy is set to split with their Irish-based management company and organise his own business affairs.
McDowell lifted the lid on McIlroy parting company with Horizon Sports Management soon after winning through to the last 16 in the Volvo World Match-Play Championship in Bulgaria.
While McIlroy’s departure has not been officially confirmed by his management company of some 18 months, McDowell admitted he ...
Golf’s ruling bodies, the St. Andrews based R & A and the New Jersey based USGA, look set to announce an anchoring ban next Tuesday.
Both have released advisory notices of a ‘Rules of Golf’ Press Conference, and while it’s not definite a ban will be announced Peter Dawson as CEO of the R & A hinted some weeks ago the two ruling bodies were close to an announcement on the controversial manner of anchoring the belly putter and/or long-handled putter to the body.