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International Golf News September 2009

Tue, 1st Sep 2009
Rory McIlroy is the new leader of The Race to Dubai after his tied second finish at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship saw the young Irishman leapfrogged Germany's Martin Kaymer who was still absent through injury. McIlroy collected a cheque for €281,640 to take his earnings for the season to €2,008,566, with Martin Kaymer remained in second place on €1,982,054. The highest climber of the week was England's Simon Dyson, whose latest victory at St Andrews saw him move up 12 places to eighth place with earnings of €1,387,517. Leading the way at present is reigning Order of Merit champion Ian Woosnam with €161,620 after his fourth-place finish at the Casa Serena Open, which gave him a lead of €22,130 over Sam Torrance who tied for 24th place in the Czech Republic. Edoardo Molinari extended his lead at the top of the Challenge Tour Rankings courtesy of his runner-up finish at the ECCO Tour Championship. The Italian took his winnings to €207,879 after collecting €19,800 at Holstebro GK in Denmark. Nicolas Colsaerts triumphed on the Challenge Tour for the second time in just over a month to win the Dutch Futures by four from Julien Quesne and Andrew McArthur. Colsaerts lead by one going into Sunday, and after a shaky start came through to birdie the last and claim what turned out to be a comfortable victory in Holland. Nicolas Colsaerts recent success has seen him climb in the Rankings and is now placed inside the Top 200 at Nº 174. Edoardo Molinari completed a fantastic week of golf with a final round 67 that saw him win the Challenge Tour’s Kazakhstan Open by three from Chris Gane. The young Italian has promised much since his US Amateur victory in 2005 and with this win he takes an unassailable lead at the top of the Challenge Tour Ranking and can now plan for another year on the European Tour in 2010. Molinari began the year at 667th place in the Rankings, but his success this year now sees him positioned firmly inside the Top 200 at Nº 121.

Golfers in the News September 2009

Tue, 1st Sep 2009
Tiger Woods - (USA) WGC - Bridgestone Invitational Firestone - Akron - Ohio - USA - 6th to 9th August, 2009 With this win Tiger woods brought his total of wins up to 40 on the European Tour. However, this only placed him at 140th position in the World Rankings. He finished with a satisfactory four stroke lead over his nearest rivals Robert Allenby of Australia and Padraig Harrington of Ireland.
Tue, 1st Sep 2009
Y. E. Yang - (South Korea) USA PGA Championship Hazeltine National - Chaska - Minnesota - USA - 13th to 16th August, 2009 With a three stoke lead over Tiger Woods this victory gave Y.E Yang his third win on the European Tour placing him in 408th place in the World Ranking and 92nd position in the Race to Dubai.
Tue, 1st Sep 2009
Simon Dyson - (England) KLM Open Kennemer - Zandvoort - Netherlands - 20th to 23rd August, 2009 Simon Dyson from England brought his total wins on the European Tour up to 6 with his success in Holland. It all came down to a tight playoff against Peter Hedblom from Sweden and Peter Lawrie from Ireland.With this win it placed Simon Dyson in 191st place in the World Rankings and 181st in the Race to Dubai.
Tue, 1st Sep 2009
Peter Hedblom - (Sweden) Johnnie Walker Championships Gleneagles - Perthshire - Scotland - 27th to 30th August, 2009 The total of wins on the European Tour was brought up to three by Peter Hedblom with his two stroke lead over his fellow Swedish golfer Martin Erlandsson at Gleneagles in Scotland. Peter Hedblom moved to 869th in the World Rankings.

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