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Car hire discounts offered for golf holidays in Spain

Holiday car hire company CarDelMar is offering its customers a special deal this autumn with a promotion designed to make golfing holidays in Spain even easier and more enjoyable.

Golf enthusiasts and holidaymakers visiting Spain can get a ten per cent discount on all car hire costs on rentals of seven days or more before November 30th 2007.

The special promotion promises to make getting around the best golf courses in Spain even simpler. It applies to all holidaymakers renting any type of car from CarDelMar in Spain, California, Florida and Mallorca this autumn.

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Woods wins again to take first FedEx Cup

Tiger Woods, the most successful golfer of his generation, won again over the weekend, lifting both the Tour Championship and the US PGA Tour's first FedEx Cup.

Woods won on Sunday by eight strokes, finishing ahead of Mark Calcavecchia and Zach Johnson with a career best of 257 strokes at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Four rounds completed in 64-63-64-66 allowed Woods to finish at 23-under-par, way ahead of his rivals.

The victory in the Tour Championship, Woods' seventh out of the 16 PGA Tour events he competed in this year, netted the golfer a cool $11 million in prize money - $1.

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British golfers get ready for Gold at La Manga

The third round of the Golden Golf Celebrity/Amateur Tour is set to hit the Devon at the end of September in what will be the West Country's first live televised celebrity golf tournament.

Sky Sports will broadcast the event, which will held High Bullen Hotel Golf and Country Club on September 23rd and at the Royal North Devon course at Westward Ho! on the 24th.

The tour offers amateur golfers the chance to earn a place in a star-studded finale at La Manga Club, where they will play alongside a dazzling array of celebrity golfers drawn from the world of sports and television.

Amateurs competing in Devon will be paired with celebrities including Kriss Akabusi, winner of the 400m gold at the World Championships in 1991, Shane Byrne of the 2005 British and Irish Lions, and Phil de Freitas, the youngest member of the 1986-87 England cricket team that won the Ashes in Australia.

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Woods wins his 60th Tour title

Tiger Woods won the BMW Championship on Sunday to claim his 60th career PGA Tour title.

Woods became only the fifth man to reach the 60 title mark as he beat Aaron Baddeley, winning by two strokes with a flawless final round of 63.

"I never, ever would have dreamt that this could have happened this soon,'' Woods commented at a post-match news conference.

"I've exceeded my expectations and it's been a lot of fun to enjoy that whole road, that whole process to get to 60," he added.

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Wetterich leading Deutsche Bank Championship pack

Brett Wetterich edged his way into a one-shot lead in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship on Sunday, hitting a five-under-par round of 66.

Mr Wetterich, at 13 under is currently a single shot ahead of Arron Oberholser, who also made it round in 66 on Sunday.

"I had a great day," Mr Wetterich said after he took the lead in the second leg of the four-event FedExCup series.

"I made some great putts and I really gained a stroke or two by making par on the fifth so I can't complain," he added.

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ABTA: Holidaymakers should write their mobile numbers on luggage

Passengers should write their mobile number on or inside their suitcase in case their baggage is mislaid and keep receipts for its contents, says the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

A mere two per cent of the bags reported lost are actually lost, while the rest are delayed, said Sean Tipton, spokesperson for the ABTA.

Most bags "are simply delayed and while this is an inconvenience, they are not lost, they will turn up. Most airlines try to get them back to you within 48 hours," he said.

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Tiger Woods wins US PGA championship

Tiger Woods has won the US PGA championship, giving him his 13th professional major title and putting him only five behind the record of 18 majors, held by Jack Nicklaus.

The 89th PGA was the hottest major golf championship ever recorded, and at one point Woods had seen his lead reduced to just one stroke after a three-putt bogey on the 14th.

However, Woods has gone on to lose a tournament when he has led by more than one going into the last round, and the 14th was as close as the competition got.

"I did some serious yelling at myself going to the 15th tee," the champion said.

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Love in a foreign country

More and more couples are choosing to get married abroad, according to a spokesman from a specialist wedding travel agency.

Spokesperson Mark Bell for White Sand Weddings said that an increase in luxury hotels, cheaper flights and bad weather have prompted more couples to have their wedding ceremonies abroad.

"Weather is clearly one reason why so many couples choose to tie the knot abroad - and after such conditions over the past few months, we have noticed an increase in enquiries for 2008/9 weddings."

Mr Bell added that marriages abroad have the advantage of being removed from friends and family, making it a more private affair.

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Spain leads golf tourism market

The importance of the game of golf to the tourism industry has been highlighted by the fact that the Turkish Golf Federation (TGF) is actively pursuing a policy to cultivate a "golf culture" in the country.

Should this be achieved, it is hoped that the golf tourism market will also experience growth.

"It is impossible to raise golf tourism if there is no golf culture in the country," confirmed Ahmet Agaoglu, TGF president, in the Voices newspaper.

Turkey is hoping to emulate Spain, the current golf tourism market leader.

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Woods hurries to WGC Invitational trophy

Tiger Woods put his British Open disappointment behind him to win the WGC Invitational at Firestone Country Club by an astonishing eight strokes.

Trailing overnight leader Rory Sabbatini by one going into the last round, Woods, who fell well short of securing a third Open in a row at Carnoustie last month, shot a seven-under-par round of 65 to leave the rest of the field in his wake.

Nearest rival Sabbatini eventually finished eight shots adrift, tied for second with Englishman Justin Rose after a disappointing 74.

"That was fun," said Woods on his round.

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