Carl Pettersson has drawn first blood on day one of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship at Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria.
Surprisingly, the Swede easily accounted for fellow Scandinavian in Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen winning the match 4 & 3.
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World No. 1 Tiger Woods tomorrow (FRD) hosts his now annual tournament of a different kind – a 50-player, $10,000 starting, poker event in Las Vegas.
The two-day charity ‘Tiger Jam’ will be filmed for the World Poker Program and is being staged from May 17th to 18th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to benefit the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The event has raised about $14 million over the past 15 years.
Participants will join Woods, poker professional ...
Dual Sweden and US citizen Carl Pettersson has taken out European Tour membership with the goal of trying to qualify for the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Pettersson revealed ahead of teeing-up in this week’s Volvo World Match-Play Championship in Bulgaria he will endeavour to play the mandatory 13 events this year on the European Tour and then seek to do the same next year.
The 35-year old North Carolina-based Pettersson was very much in line for a ‘wildcard’ pick for the 2012 Ryder Cup after a back-to-back ...
Stephen Gallacher is staring at the Black Sea nightmare of needing to take out Ryder Cup winning hero, Graeme McDowell in one of his two opening matches in the Volvo World Match-Plahy Championship.
Gallacher and fellow Scot Scott Jamieson will sit out today’s THURS) first round robin matches featuring just the 16 seeded players in the 24-player field.
Gallacher then tackles England’s Chris Wood tomorrow morning (FRD) and McDowell, who holed the winning putt at the 2010 Ryder Cup, in the afternoon.
Bo Van Pelt will create history this week becoming the first American-born professional and joining players from 14 other nations to compete in this week’s Volvo World Match-Play Championship at Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria.
It is the first time a major golf tournament will be staged in the former Communist country and now a member of the European Union.
Van Pelt had been among a group of 11 PGA Tour based players along with caddies and managers flown by sponsors, Volvo on a private jet from Jacksonville ...
The Thailand duo of Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphirbarnat will create history this week becoming the first-ever Asian born professionals to compete in Bulgaria.
Jaidee and Aphribarnrat will be among 24 players from 15 different nations competing in the Volvo World Match-Play Championship at the stunning Thracian Cliffs course laid out along the Black Sea shoreline.
The Gary Player designed course was laid out less than five years ago and is only among eight golf courses in football mad Bulgaria.
Graeme McDowell has expressed his delight this week’s historic Volvo World Match-Play Championship in Bulgaria won’t see a repeat of Ireland’s Arizona anguish.
The WGC – Accenture Match-Play Championship earlier this year saw Ireland’s four competitors – Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington and McDowell – all bracketed in the same group.
Lowry shocked the golf world in defeating McIlroy in the opener while McDowell accounted for Harrington also in the first round before McDowell ...