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17 May 2019

NI Open Becomes Men's and Women's World Invitational

In its brief existence, the Northern Ireland Open has forged a reputation for innovation and excitement.

Established on the EuroPro Tour in 2010, it took just three years for the event to be promoted to the second-tier European Challenge Tour....

 NI Open Becomes Men
26 April 2019

A Sign of the Times: Is It All About the Majors for the World's Top Players?

 A Sign of the Times: Is It All About the Majors for the World

When the Irish Open rolls into Lahinch in July, the highest-ranked Irish player in the field will be Shane Lowry, the world number 43. 

Rory McIlroy, ranked 39 places higher than Lowry, will be conspicuous by his absence at his national...

18 April 2019

Does Tiger Woods' Masters Win Represent Golf's Biggest Comeback?

 Does Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods wanted the world to know that he was feeling in great shape ahead of the Masters. 
As golf fans, we wanted to believe. But how many of us really, in our heart of hearts, thought that Woods could bag his 15th Major at the Augusta...

27 March 2019

Europeans Dominate Florida Swing Ahead of the Masters

 Europeans Dominate Florida Swing Ahead of the Masters

The Florida Swing returned this year after a two-year break. But the American players on the PGA Tour will probably be wishing it hadn't.

Starting in 2007 and continuing for a decade, the Florida Swing is a run of four successive tournaments...

27 March 2019

Does the Jordan Mixed Open Provide a Blueprint for Golf's Future?

 Does the Jordan Mixed Open Provide a Blueprint for Golf

Mixed-gender competition is already a reality in several sports, from tennis and badminton to shooting and skiing. At the start of April, golf will have a proper go at doing the same.

Billed as the first tournament of its kind, the inaugural...

21 March 2019

Rory McIlroy Climbs to World No. 4 after Players Championship Victory

 Rory McIlroy Climbs to World No. 4 after Players Championship Victory

Rory McIlroy is up to number four in the official world golf rankings following his rollercoaster win at the Players Championship.

The Northern Irishman climbed two places in the rankings after sealing victory by a single shot on a breathless...

21 March 2019

Padraig Harrington to Contest Irish Open in Lahinch

 Padraig Harrington to Contest Irish Open in Lahinch

Padraig Harrington is the latest big name from the European Tour to confirm his participation in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

The three-time Major winner is set to appear in the tournament - which will be hosted by former Ryder Cup captain...

14 March 2019

Rory McIlroy has lost his confidence, says Paul McGinley

 Rory McIlroy has lost his confidence, says Paul McGinley

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley believes Rory McIlroy is lacking confidence as a result of failing to taste victory in the last year.

McIlroy, the former world number one, has not won a tournament since the Arnold Palmer Invitational...

14 March 2019

Vijay Singh misses world record as Keith Mitchell seals maiden win

 Vijay Singh misses world record as Keith Mitchell seals maiden win

Vijay Singh, one of golf's most enduringly popular players, narrowly missed out on what would have been a record-breaking victory at the Honda Classic as American Keith Mitchell held his nerve to clinch a maiden PGA Tour title.

The man...

14 March 2019

Justin Rose says slow play is 'getting out of hand'

 Justin Rose says slow play is

We all love the game of golf. We understand the challenges of negotiating notoriously difficult venues like the Old Course at St Andrews. But despite this, the speed of play is becoming more of a bugbear at all levels of the game.

The latest...

14 March 2019

Tiger Woods ready to roar at The Players?

 Tiger Woods ready to roar at The Players?

Tigers Woods says "everything is good" ahead of The Players Championship after the 14-time Major winner was forced to pull out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a neck strain.

Widely regarded as the fifth Major, The Players Championship...

10 January 2019

Padraig Harrington named Europe's Ryder Cup captain

 Padraig Harrington named Europe

When the dust had settled on the joyous scenes at Le Golf National last September, Thomas Bjorn was an extremely contented man. Not only had he captain a team to Ryder Cup glory against all expectations, but it had been an absolute thrashing. 

Having...

07 January 2019

McIlroy's American dream sparks controversy

 McIlroy

For most golf fans, few things could be a greater dream than to play the old course at St Andrews, as well as other championship venues like Wentworth or Royal Birkdale. 

However, it...

31 December 2018

A great golfing year: 2018 in review

 A great golfing year: 2018 in review

Every year in golf brings plenty of memories and lots of stories, but 2018 has done so more than most.

There was always a chance this would be the case, of course, as it was a Ryder Cup year and the tournament made history by taking place in...

04 December 2018

Brooks Koepka ends the year as world number one

 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...

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...