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Golf Course News May 2010

Porto Santo Golfe
Sat, 1st May 2010
James Morrison - (England) Madeira Open Porto Santo - Madeira - Portugal - 8th to 11th April, 2010 James Morrison secured his maiden European Tour title at the Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal after holding off a determined charge from Oliver Fisher. Overnight leader James Morrison carded a final round of 70 to finish on 20 under par, one clear of Fisher who roared into contention with a host of birdies on the final day. With this win James Morrison and a former England youth cricketer, jumped 174 places to World Nº 182.

Golfers in the News May 2010

Sat, 1st May 2010
Phil Mickelson - (USA) Masters Tournament Augusta National - Augusta - Georgia - USA - 08th to 11th April, 2010 Phil Mickelson picked up a third Masters Tournament victory in seven years with a final round of 67 for a 16-under-par total of 272, ahead of Lee Westwood who shot a final round of 71 for second place. The Champion at Augusta in 2004 and 2006 and with a US PGA title in between, Phil Mickelson's bogey free final round gave him his fourth Major Championship win. Phil Mickelson moves back to World Nº 2 leaving a gap between himself and Tiger Woods who finished fourth.
Sat, 1st May 2010
Y. E. Yang - (South Korea) Volvo China Open Suzhou Jinji Lake - Suzhou - China - 15th to 19th April, 2010 At the European Tour and OneAsia Tour co-sanctioned Volvo China Open the US PGA Champion Y.E. Yang secured a two stroke victory over the two Welshmen, Rhys Davies and Stephen Dodd. He headed back to his native South Korea for the Ballentine's' Championship that week as the World Nº 20 with a jump of 6 places.
Sat, 1st May 2010
Marcus Fraser - (Australia) Ballantine's Championship Pinx - Jeju Island - South Korea - 22nd to 25th April, 2010 Australia's Marcus Fraser won the Ballantine's Championship by four shots as a battling three under par final round 69 secured a wire-to-wire victory and his first in seven years. The 31 year old topped the leader-board at 12 under par after dropping just two shots in three rounds of the weather-affected 54-hole tournament at Pinx Golf Club. Northern Ireland's Gareth Maybin shared second place with Australia's Brett Rumford. The win sees Marcus Fraser jump into the World Top 100 at 98th place, a leap of 134 positions in the World Golf Ranking.
Sat, 1st May 2010
Alvaro Quiros - (Spain) Open de Espana Real Club de Golf de Sevilla - Seville - Spain - 29th to 2nd May, 2010 Alvaro Quiros has joined Seve Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia as the only home winners of the Open de Espana since 1972. At 35th in the world, Alvaro Quiros was the highest-ranked player in the field at the Real Club de Golf in Seville. He grabbed his fourth European Tour title with a par on the first hole of a play-off with English rookie James Morrison and jumped to World Nº 31.

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