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04 December 2018

Brooks Koepka ends the year as world number one

With 2018 almost at an end, there will be plenty looking back on a plethora of memories of the golfing year. 

Whether it was the success of the Americans in the three majors played stateside, or Francesco Molinari's Open victory, Europe's...

 Brooks Koepka ends the year as world number one
27 November 2018

Belgium win World Cup of golf - but who noticed?

 Belgium win World Cup of golf - but who noticed?

Just when you thought the golfing year was over, the World Cup of Golf swung into action, with two-man teams from the 28 highest-ranked nations taking on a 72-hole strokeplay challenge. 

The event has been played since 1953 and while it...

19 November 2018

Francesco Molinari wins Race to Dubai

 Francesco Molinari wins Race to Dubai

Francesco Molinari had already been enjoying the most memorable year of his career - but he has yet more to celebrate after winning the Race to Dubai.

The 36-year-old Italian finished on top after the only man who could stop him - 2017 winner...

05 November 2018

Justin Rose retains top spot in Turkey

 Justin Rose retains top spot in Turkey

There are many golf courses every player wants to play at - not least St Andrews - but over the last few days the Regnum Carya resort in Antalya has been the place to see the best.

It is there that Justin Rose just regained the world number...

11 October 2018

Brooks Koepka is PGA Tour player of the year

 Brooks Koepka is PGA Tour player of the year

There are many things young golfers dream about doing - turning pro, playing at St Andrews and other famous courses, featuring in the Ryder Cup and winning majors. Brooks Koepka is a man who has...

08 October 2018

How Sergio Garcia became a Ryder Cup record breaker

 How Sergio Garcia became a Ryder Cup record breaker

In the aftermath of Europe's Ryder Cup triumph at Le Golf National, there was much contrasting talk about team spirit and togetherness. 

For Europe, it was all about how well they had come together to upset the odds against the much-fancied...

01 October 2018

An unexpected but brilliant Ryder Cup win for Europe

 An unexpected but brilliant Ryder Cup win for Europe

From St Andrews to the Belfry, from Wentworth to Royal Lytham, golf clubs around the UK will have echoed to the rafters with the cheers of members and visitors as the TV pictures beamed across the...

27 September 2018

Tigermania at fever pitch as Europe face toughest Ryder Cup challenge

 Tigermania at fever pitch as Europe face toughest Ryder Cup challenge

The Ryder Cup is almost upon us - and Tiger Woods is the name on everybody's lips as he stands out even in one of the most star-studded American teams ever assembled. 

Woods may not have won multiple majors in the last couple of years...

11 September 2018

Completed US line-up has formidable look

 Completed US line-up has formidable look

The United States team for the Ryder Cup is now complete, following the decision by skipper Jim Furyk to name Tony Finau as his final captain's pick. 

Finau joins Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau among the wildcards,...

05 September 2018

Europe's Ryder Cup team confirmed as Tiger joins US team

 Europe

The European Ryder Cup line-up has been completed, with captain Thomas Bjorn naming his four wildcard picks on top of the eight qualifiers, while Tiger Woods has been named as one of US captain Jim Furyk's captain's picks.

Bjorn has...

30 August 2018

Bryson makes Ryder Cup bid as Furyk ponders wildcard picks

 Bryson makes Ryder Cup bid as Furyk ponders wildcard picks

Bryson DeChambeau might not be a household name, but golf fans on both sides of the Atlantic may be about to see a lot more of him very soon. 

He may not have won a recent major like Jordan Speith or Brooks Koepke, or indeed come close....

09 August 2018

The US PGA Championship - a return to American dominance?

 The US PGA Championship - a return to American dominance?

The US PGA Championship at Bellerive, which starts today (August 9th), is the final major of the year. It is also one that will have plenty of edge to it with the Ryder Cup looming. 

The dominance of the majors by American players over...

30 July 2018

Silver Sam gets ready for the big time

 Silver Sam gets ready for the big time

From St Andrews to Troon, from Gleneagles to Gullane, a myriad of amateur golfers starting out as youngsters hope to make the big time. 

As in any sport, few of those who aspire to...

24 July 2018

How Francesco Molinari completed the Italian job at the Open

 How Francesco Molinari completed the Italian job at the Open

This year's Open Championship was one of the most exciting in years, with so many of the biggest names in the sport bringing their A-game to the event and threatening to take charge. At one stage, the atmosphere was close to fever pitch as the...

17 July 2018

Stone on a roll at the Scottish Open

 Stone on a roll at the Scottish Open

South Africa may not have been able to celebrate a Wimbledon winner at the weekend, but at Gullane the flag of the 'Rainbow nation' was flying high. Brandon Stone won the Scottish Open with a course record 60 as he carded 20 under par for the...

21 June 2018

Peter Thompson - an Open legend

 Peter Thompson - an Open legend

The Open golf championship has produced many great winners, but Australian Peter Thompson, who died this week aged 88, was one of the finest of them all, securing the prize no less than five times. 

His success was unprecedented for an...

18 June 2018

US Open: Koepke joins exclusive club as Tommy Fleetwood just misses out

 US Open: Koepke joins exclusive club as Tommy Fleetwood just misses out

As ever, the run-up to a major championship sees a range of big names being given plenty of attention, especially if that name is Tiger. But once again, it was one of America's rising stars who took the biggest prize.

Brooks Koepke now...

07 June 2018

Sport's greatest meltdown remembered as Carnoustie Open looms

 Sport

The return of the Open golf championship to Carnoustie will bring back quite a few memories, but none as vivid as the sight of a Frenchman stood barefoot in the waters of the Barry Burn, his hopes of glory sinking fast. 

Such was the fate...

25 May 2018

Europe's Ryder Cup vice-captains

 Europe

It has been known for some time that Thomas Bjorn will be the captain of the European Ryder Cup team with Robert Karlsson in tow, but it was only this week that he named his four remaining vice captains - Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell...

22 May 2018

Can Tiger steal the show at Carnoustie?

 Can Tiger steal the show at Carnoustie?

When it comes to Scottish golf courses, there are none with the glamour and heritage of St Andrews, the home of the sport. But several other venues have impressive histories of their own.

Carnoustie...

14 May 2018

Super Simpson at Sawgrass as Webb weaves wonderful way to title

 Super Simpson at Sawgrass as Webb weaves wonderful way to title

They call the Players' Championship the unofficial fifth major, and therefore it may be said that, yet again, one of the big-name American stars has come good on the grand stage. 

Webb Simpson was the man who emerged triumphant this...

24 April 2018

Hazeltine - America's first two-time Ryder Cup venue

 Hazeltine - America

This year will see the Ryder Cup taking place in France for the first time as Europe play host to the United States at Le Golf National near Paris. But some people across the Atlantic are already looking forward to the 2020 edition - and beyond.

Whistling...

09 April 2018

Patrick Reed wins the Masters

 Patrick Reed wins the Masters

The Masters has had many famous multiple winners down the years, from Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to Nick Faldo. But for the third year running, the green jacket has been donned by a man winning his first major. 

Patrick Reed, who had...

04 April 2018

All eyes on Tiger ahead of the Masters

 All eyes on Tiger ahead of the Masters

The Masters in Augusta is always a big event for myriad reasons. The only one of the four golf majors to always be held in the same place, the characteristics of the course, its pine trees, greens and the emphasis on strong putting, are all as familiar...

20 March 2018

McIlroy back in winning form with perfect timing

 McIlroy back in winning form with perfect timing

From the average local course to St Andrews, anyone who has ever played golf to a decent standard knows all about good timing, and that sweet feeling when everything comes together and the ball...

06 March 2018

Can Phil Mickelson land a fourth Masters?

 Can Phil Mickelson land a fourth Masters?

The huge levels of optimism in the US ahead of this year's Ryder Cup have been built on some young foundations, with the emergence of players like Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas in recent years providing a base around which the team can be built...

01 March 2018

Rory putting his puts first as he targets Masters glory

 Rory putting his puts first as he targets Masters glory

From St Andrews to Wentworth, Hazeltine to Le Golf National, players will face all kind of challenges to their skills around the course. But, ultimately, it is still all about getting that little...

22 February 2018

Bubba Watson's Masters aim

 Bubba Watson

Few who saw Bubba Watson's remarkable victory at the US Masters in Augusta in 2012 can forget his extraordinary recovery shot in the play-off, hailed by some as perhaps the finest golf stroke in history.

Having hit an errant drive into...

14 February 2018

St Andrews to host 150th Open

 St Andrews to host 150th Open

Of all the golf courses in the world, there is no doubt that none are as famous as St Andrews, the home of the sport. 

Arguments will rage about the toughest course, the best course, the most scenic and so on, but this...

07 February 2018

Mixed doubles for golf?

 Mixed doubles for golf?

For many years, the issue of women in golf has been a contentious one as a handful of prominent clubs have remained stubbornly male-only. One by one, these chauvinistic bastions have fallen, but could golf now be set for a major new step towards equality? 

The...

31 January 2018

Only Li way between McIlroy and triumph

 Only Li way between McIlroy and triumph

The returns to competitive action of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have been two of the major talking points of the new golfing year, but a new star on the rise has stolen some of the thunder. 
 
McIlroy's strong performance...

25 January 2018

Ryder Cup 2018: Europe's cautious optimism

 Ryder Cup 2018: Europe

In an age when Brexit dominates the headlines, there aren't many things that can unite Europe. Golf, however, is one of them. 

While politicians on the continent have to deal with Donald Trump, the approach of the 2018 Ryder Cup at...

19 January 2018

Child's play as McIlroy begins comeback

 Child

It was definitely kid's stuff as Rory McIlroy began his golfing year - but things are going to get a lot tougher for the Northern Irishman as he prepares to take on some huge challenges. 

There is no doubt 2017 was a rough time for...