Rolex Sponsor European Tour
5/28/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQWith 175 days to go until the Dubai World Championship, Leisurecorp, a division of Nakheel Leisure, has announced a global partnership with Rolex, naming the world’s leading watch company and the Official Timekeeper of The European Tour as the first offic...
Garcia and Stenson Head European Open
5/27/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQSergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson, head the list of entrants for this week’s The European Open at The London Club in Kent.Stenson became only the third European to win The Players Championship, following the previous year’s champion Garcia, and Sandy Lyle...
Mongoose Bat Has Debut
5/27/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQCricket history was made last night at Chester-le-Street, when, with two overs remaining of his county's Twenty20 Cup fixture against Durham, Derbyshire's former Australia batsman Stuart Law called for his Mongoose,  giving the revolutionary bat its...
Amateur Cricket to Benefit from PCA’s MVP System
5/27/2009
The Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA), the representative body for past and present first class cricketers, has today launched a brand new website, www.mycricketmvp.com,  making their Most Valuable Player (MVP) ratings system available to schools and clubs worldwide. The MVP concept w...
Peter Hanson Books Place in US Open
5/26/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQSweden’s Peter Hanson booked his place in next month's US Open with a spectacular play-off hole-in-one after making a late change about which club to use.Hanson was left battling with Scot Stephen Gallacher and England's Richard Bland for the last of the...
Oram Set for Semi Final
5/25/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQCA Sports staff cricketer  Jacob Oram is set for semi-final action with Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League this weekend.The New Zealand all-rounder, who signed a deal with bat-makers CA Sports last month, is in line to face his Kiwi tea...
Stenson Highest Ranked Player in BMW
5/21/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQHenrik Stenson will be the highest-ranked player in action in this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth following his superb victory in the recent Players Championship in Florida.The Swede is now ranked fourth in the world behind only Tiger Woods, Phi...
Shane Lowry Turns Professional
5/21/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQShane Lowry, European golf's newest star, has confirmed that he has turned professional following his spectacular success in last weekend’s 3 Irish Open at Baltray.The 22-year-old Irishman will make his debut among the paid ranks at next week's European O...
Westwoods Caddy Doing His Part For Charity
5/20/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQBilly Foster is used to lugging a golf bag around a golf course but Lee Westwood’s caddy will be taking on a much tougher challenge in July.Instead of carrying the bag round 18 holes Yorkshireman Foster will have it on his back during a 90 miles charity w...
Faldo Will Take Part in The Open
5/19/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQNick Faldo has confirmed that he will take part in the Open Championship at Turnberry in July.Faldo, three-times champion, will be taking part in the Open for the 33rd time and it will also be the 96th Major championship of his illustrious career.The 51-y...
Italians Hoping For Home Victory
5/19/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQEmanuel Canonica and Edoardo Molinari will bidding to become the first Italians to win the Piemonte Open when The Challenge Tour moves to their home country this week.Big-hitting Canonica, who uses a Callaway FT3 N driver and Callaway X Tour irons, will b...
Corey Pavin Asks For More Wild Cards
5/18/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQAmerican Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin has revealed that he asked whether he could have 12 wild cards and select the entire side himself for next year’s tournament at Celtic Manor in Wales.Pavin, who uses a TaylorMade r7 425 driver and TaylorMade r7 woods...
Ernie Els Changes His Mind
5/18/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQSouth African Ernie Els has changed his mind about playing the European Open at The London Club in Kent from May 28 to 31.Els, who uses Callaway golf clubs including an FT-5 driver and X-Prototype irons, announced earlier this month that he would be compe...
Major Champions Lead BMW
5/18/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQEight Major champions head a star-studded entry for this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.The entry includes four players who have tournaments at Wentworth in the past. Angel Cabrera and José Maria Olazábal won the BMW PGA Championship itself in 2...
Jaarsveld Cracks Another Centruy
5/18/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQKent’s former South Africa batsman Martin van Jaarsveld cracked another century but finished on the losing side in the Friends Provident Trophy group match against Somerset at Canterbury.Van Jaarsveld, who has signed a contract with Woodworm cricket bats,...
Melissa Reid Has More Frustration
5/18/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQEngland's Melissa Reid suffered further frustration as she narrowly missed out on winning the Deutsche Bank Swiss Open at Golf Gerre Losone The former Ladies Amateur champion, who uses TaylorMade golf clubs, finished one shot behind Norway’s Marianne Skar...
McDowell Attempts to Make History
5/14/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQIrishman Graeme McDowell will attempt to become the the first player in history to win The Barclays Scottish Open in successive years.McDowell, who uses a Callaway Fusion Driver and a Callaway Big Bertha 3-iron, took the title with a 13 under-par total of...
Harrington Ready for 5th Major
5/14/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQPadraig Harrington will treat the The 3 Irish Open as his fifth Major of the year when the competition gets underway on Thursday.Harrington, who uses a Wilson Staff driver and Wilson Tw9 wedges, has won The Open Championship twice and the US PGA Champions...
European Senior Tour Begins
5/13/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQThe 2010 European Senior Tour season will begin this December with the inaugural Mauritius Commercial Bank Open at Constance Belle Mare Plage.The tournament will be a fist visit by the Senior Tour to Mauritius and will be staged from December 11 to13.The...
Stenson Donates Club to Sawgrass
5/12/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQSweden’s Henrik Stenson will hand over one of the clubs he used to win the Players Championship last weekend to be mounted on the wall of the clubhouse at Sawgrass.It is a tradition that the winner of the tournament donates a club from his winning bag and...
Stenson Back in Top Five
5/12/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQSweden’s Henrik Stenson moved back into the top five in the Official World Golf Rankings after becoming only the third European to win The Players Championship.Stenson, who uses Callaway golf clubs including a Callaway FT3 driver, Callaway Big Berta 3-woo...
Van Jaarsveld Makes Prolific Start
5/11/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQKent’s former South Africa batsman Martin van Jaarsveld continued his prolific start to the season by making 182, his third century in successive games, to help set up Kent’s 204 runs win over Glamorgan at Canterbury.Van Jaarsveld, who has signed a contra...
Cabrera Named as Golfer of The Month
5/11/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQAngel Cabrera has been named The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month for April.The Argentinian, who uses a Ping Rapture driver, and Ping irons, won the award after his unforgettable Masters victory, the second Major Championship of his career....
Daniel Vancsik Wins BMW Italian Open
5/11/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQArgentinian Daniel Vancsik clinched the BMW Italian Open title in Turin with a dazzling final round of 65 which secured a six strokes victory.Mizuno staff player Vancsik carded eight birdies and two bogeys to finish the week 17 under par - six better than...
John Daly Begins His Comeback
5/8/2009
John Daly will continue his golfing comeback when he tees off in next week’s The 3 Irish Open at Baltray in County Louth. Daly, who uses a TaylorMade Burner driver, TaylorMade V Steel fairway woods and a TaylorMade TP rescue hybrid, made his tournament comeback at last w...
Alvaro Quiros Drops Out From Florida
5/7/2009
Paul Bolton, writer for The Sports HQSpain’s Alvaro Quiros believes that he has made the right decision by opting out of this week’s Players Championship in Florida and instead staying in Europe to play in the BMW Italian Open in Turin.Quiros, who uses a Callaway FT-5 driver and Callaway X-prototyp...
Olazabal Leads International Line Up
5/6/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQDouble Masters Champion José Maria Olazábal will lead an impressive international line up at The 3 Irish Open at Baltray next week.Olazabal, who uses Titleist Pro V1x golf balls, will be joined by former champion Thomas Björn of Denmark, former US Open an...
Levet Dedicates Victory
5/5/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQFrenchman Thomas Levet dedicated his victory in the Open de Espana in Girona to Seve Ballesteros.Former Ryder Cup player Levet claimed his fifth European Tour title - a record for a French golfer - by two strokes from Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti.Levet, wh...
2013 Open Championship Confirmed
5/5/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQMuirfield in Scotland has been confirmed as the venue for the 2013 Open.The tournament was last staged at Muirfield in 2002 when four players - Ernie Els, Thomas Levet, Stuart Appleby and Steve Elkington - were involved in a dramatic play-off for the firs...
Strong Field in BMW Open
5/5/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQFrenchman Thomas Levet, who won last weekend’s Open de España, and European Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie are in a strong field for the BMW Italian Open in Turin this week. Levet, who uses a TaylorMade R7 driver and a Canaveral 901 3-wood, heads to...
Sean O'Hair Moves Up Ten Places in Rankings
5/5/2009
Paul Bolton, sports writer for The Sports HQAmerican Sean O'Hair has moved up ten places to a career high of 12th in the latest World Golf Rankings following his victory in the Quail Hollow Championship.O'Hair leap-frogged Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk, Anthony Kim and Steve Stricker amongst o...
O'Hair Moves to 12th In World Rankings
5/4/2009
American Sean O'Hair has moved up ten places to a career high of 12th in the latest World Golf Rankings following his victory in the Quail Hollow Championship. O'Hair leap-frogged Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk, Anthony Kim and Steve Stricker amongst others with 4.57pts.O'Hair, who uses Taylor...
Els Back in The European Open
5/1/2009
South African Ernie Els will make his first appearance in The European Open in 15 years when he lines up at The London Golf Club later this month. Els, who uses Callaway golf clubs including an FT-5 driver and X-Prototype irons, will be in a world-class field from May 28 to 31 that includes World...