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International Golf News October 2012

Mon, 1st Oct 2012
Peter Hanson - (Sweden) KLM Open Hilversumsche - Hilversum - Netherlands - 6th to 9th September, 2012 With this win Peter Hanson added to his score bringing it up to a total of 6 European Tour titles having taken part in 303 events. This placed him 363 position in the World Rankings.

Golfers in the News October 2012

Mon, 1st Oct 2012
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano - (Spain) BMW Italian Open Royal Park - Roveri - Turin - Italy - 13th to 16th September, 2012 Spanish player Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano achieved his 7th European Tour victory winning the Italian Open. This was his 237th attempt on the Tour. He moved to a World Ranking of 181.
Mon, 1st Oct 2012
The Ryder Cup - Europe Medinah - Illinois - USA - 28th to 30th September, 2012 The Ryder Cup was won by Europe in a gripping final day with the USA loosing their morning starting lead of 4 whole points. The European fight back was sensational winning by 1.1/2 points. These European outstanding players were Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Francesco Molinari, Peter Hansen, Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer, Nicolas Colsaerts, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, and Captain Jose Maria Olazabal. Countries represented were Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Sweden.
Mon, 1st Oct 2012
Rory McIlroy - (Northern Ireland) US PGA Championship Kiawah Island - South Carolina - USA - 9th to 12th August, 2012 Rory McIlroy surged back to the top of the World Golf Rankings after a record breaking eight stroke victory at the US PGA Championship. On a week where Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course yielded few birdies, and a encouraged numerous mistakes, McIlroy was imperious throughout. Despite very strong winds and weather delays across the four days he hung tough and romped clear. Ian Poulter had looked like challenging on the final day after six birdies in his first seven holes to get within two, but the 23-year old Northern Irishman did not let this phase him. As Poulter fell away on the back nine, McIlroy increased his advantage further. Justin Rose and defending champion Keegan Bradley also went well on the Sunday to finish alongside Poulter in a tie for third, but David Lynn proved the real surprise package, shooting a final round 68 to finish alone in second on five under par. McIlroy first earned the World Number One ranking earlier in the year after his Honda Classic victory on the PGA Tour, but ten weeks after being dethroned by Luke Donald, he found himself back on top once more.

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