Richie Ramsay is handed the ceremonial victory dagger by Prince Moulay Rachid after capturing the 2015 Hassan 11 Trophy.  (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Richie Ramsay Ends 30-Month Drought To Capture Hassan 11 Trophy.

Scotland’s Richie Ramsay ended a 30-month winless drought to capture the Hassan 11 Trophy in Agadir, Morocco. Ramsay emerged from a heavy Atlantic Ocean mist to post a closing round of a three under par 69 for a 10-under par and a one shot victory over Frenchman Romain Wattel on the King of Morocco’s exclusive Golf du Palais Royal course. The Scot superbly set up victory with four birdies in succession from the third hole and despite dropping three shots in two holes from the seventh, ...
Graeme McDowell with his manager Colm Morrissey (purple top) after withdrawing from the 2015 Valero Texas Open.  (Photo -  James Haddock/SKY Sports)

McDowell’s Ankle Gets Green Lights All The Way To Augusta.

Graeme McDowell has been given the green light all-clear to take his place in next fortnight’s Masters field. McDowell was forced to withdraw after just nine holes of this week’s Valero Texas Open after straining tendons in his lower left ankle while practicing ahead of Wednesday’s Pro-Am on the TPC San Antonio course. In fact, McDowell was in so much pain a doctor was called onto the course on Wednesday and on the 10th tee injected a pain-killer into the ankle of the former US ...
Tiger Woods wins the first of his 79 PGA Tour wins with victory at the 1996 Las Vegas International and the first time he moved inside the top-100 on the World Rankings.

Tiger Woods To Drop Outside World’s Top-100 First Time In Over 18 Years.

Tiger Woods will drop outside the top-100 on the World Rankings for the very first time in more than 18 years and since capturing the first of his 79 PGA Tour wins.   Woods is currently ranked 96th in the world and with a World Ranking official predicting the 14-time Major winner will drop to 102nd when the rankings are adjusted tomorrow night (Sun).   Just last January Woods posted an 82 in the Phoenix Open, and his worst round as a professional, that saw him drop outside the top 50 in the world ...
Marc Warren sporting Aberdeen Assert Management sponsor on his shirt for a first time this week keeps his Masters dream alive with two rounds of 74.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Marc Warren Fighting A 5,000 Mile Maiden Masters Invitation Battle Front.

Marc Warren is fighting a 5,000 mile maiden Masters invitation battle front heading to the weekend rounds of the Valero Texas Open. Not only is Warren fighting those also competing in the famed Alamo City but he’s keeping an eye on events in far off Agadir in Morocco and venue for the Hassan 11 Trophy. Warren needs to finish top-18 in his first his first PGA Tour event but then there is still as many as four colleagues competing in Morocco who could go past him on the World Rankings. The current ...
Graeme McDowell back at home in Lake Nona with his injured left ankle.  (Photo - Graeme McDowell)

McDowell Now In Doubt For Masters Ruling Out Shell Houston Open.

Graeme McDowell is now in real doubt for the Masters after ruling out contesting next week’s Shell Houston Open.   McDowell indicated he would add the Houston event to his schedule as much needed Masters practice after withdrawing through injury after nine holes of this week’s Valero Texas Open.   But in returning to his Orlando residence on Thursday advice from his doctor is that McDowell would be better resting his injured left ankle after tearing tendons while on the TPC San Antonio ...
Shane Lowry cards a two over par 74 on day one of the 2015 Valero Texas Open.  (Photo - www.golffile.ie)

Shane Lowry Delighted To Shoot Valero Texas Open 74 Opener.

He had been awake more than 12 hours earlier when Shane Lowry walked into the scorer’s hut at 7.15pm local time delighted to have shot a two over par 74 on a testing first day of the Valero Texas Open. It left the Carton House pro seven shots behind American Charley Hoffman who has shed his unruly-looking golden locks for a standard short-back-and-sides haircut and a one stroke lead over Australia’s Aaron Baddeley. Phil Mickelson, despite breaking the shaft of his 8-iron at the 12th hole, ...
Scotland's Marc Warren delighted to have shot a round of 74 on day one of the 2015 Valero Texas Open.

Scot Marc Warren Feels Right At Home In Windy Alamo City.

Marc Warren’s Masters invitation remained in sight after an Alamo like struggle on the opening day of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. Warren said he felt right at home in braving the bright but extremely windy conditions posting a superb two over par 74 to be inside the top-50 at the end of his round and only two shots behind the clubhouse leading pair of American Matt Kuchar and Australia’s Cameron Percy. At the end of the round Warren had in fact improved his position to be tied in 32nd ...