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  • Tiger Woods undergoes back surgery

    Written by Camilla Tait on 20 April 2017

    Tiger Woods has announced via his website that he has undergone yet another back surgery in his latest injury setback, which will set him back about a further six months. The 14-time major champion withdrew from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February with back spasms, and it was widely speculated that despite insistance from his team his injuries...

  • 2019 Solheim Cup dates announced

    19 April 2017

    The Solheim Cup have announced that the biggest team event in Women's golf will be held at Gleneagles from the 13-15 September, 2019 Europe and the USA will head to the world-famous PGA Centenary Course in two years time, which played host to the memorable Ryder Cup in 2014.  Paul Bush, Director of Events, VisitScotland, said: “Together with the LET, LPGA and...

  • Try Luke Donald's Mizuno Irons For Yourself

    Written by Jacob Colley on 19 April 2017

    Luke Donald was using Mizuno JPX 900 Tour irons when he finished second at the RBC Heritage, and now you have the opportunity to try them out for yourself.  Mizuno have announced four of its fitting days for April and May 2017, visiting Woburn Golf Club, Silvermere Golf & Leisure, Bearwood Lakes Golf Club and Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club. Following the...

  • The R&A and USGA unveil plans for a universal handicap system

    Written by Jacob Colley on 19 April 2017

    There are currently six different handicap systems in the world, with 15 million golfers across the globe possessing a handicap. The aim of the new system is to make your handicap applicable wherever you are the world, a move that will be heralded by travellers of the game. A review into the six handicap systems, including Golf Australia and the European Golf...

  • Tiger Woods reveals new public course and swings club in the process

    Written by Jacob Colley on 19 April 2017

    Tiger Woods hit his first public shots in over two months last night, at an event in Missouri to launch his first public course. The former world number one refused to be drawn into a return date though. The 14-time major champion has not played since pulling out of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic event two months ago because...

  • Tiger Woods reveals first public course

    Written by Jacob Colley on 19 April 2017

    Tiger Woods hit his first public shots in over two months at an event in Missouri to launch his first public golf course, which honours the late Payne Stewart.  The 14-time major champion has not played since pulling out of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic event two months ago because of back spasms, but hit two shots in front of crowds...

  • FootJoy adds four new models to spikeless range

    13 April 2017

    FootJoy have added four new models to their 2017 men’s performance spikeless footwear range, which come with a breadth of significant improvements aimed to benefit the golfer. The newest launch from FootJoy follows the success of the Pro/SL, and FJ’s new performance-driven spikeless shoes offer Tour-calibre performance with a variety of styles from lightweight and waterproof to shoes with off-course styling in mind. Having...

  • 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    13 April 2017

    The latest issue of Britain’s best-selling golf magazine has hit the shelves, and there's plenty of reasons you should be buying it. Here’s a preview to what is in this issue, which features our big equipment test and a brand new columnist...  1. TOP GEAR: Our test verdict on the 110 best clubs of 2017. We rate 20 new drives, 20...

  • Nick Dougherty joins Today’s Golfer

    Written by Michael Catling on 12 April 2017

    Sky Sports presenter and three-time European Tour winner Nick Dougherty has joined the Today’s Golfer team as a new columnist. The popular golfer-turned broadcaster has been a regular presence on our TV screens since calling time on his 15-year playing career at the Dunhill Links Championship last October. The 34-year-old has now agreed to write for Britain’s best-selling golf magazine on a...

  • Rory McIlroy looks to change golf ball after Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on 11 April 2017

    Rory McIlroy was looking to complete the career grand-slam when he teed up at Augusta National, but instead had to settle with his fourth top 10 finish in a row. A disappointed McIlroy has admitted that his game simply wasn't good enough to win, as moments of brilliance were cancelled out by periods of play to forget.  The conditions during the first...

  • Sergio's Masters success has been 20 years in the making

    Written by Kevin Brown on 10 April 2017

    Sergio Garcia is a major champion. It seems this should have been written not long after he finished second in the PGA Championship way back in 1999, but Garcia's career has been strewn with a heartbreaking series of missed chances and final-round collapses. Until now.  With a fierce back-nine comeback Garcia propelled himself in to a tie for the lead with...

  • The Masters Report: We rate how the Brits fared

    Written by Kevin Brown on 10 April 2017

    Justin Rose led the charge in a bid to become the first European to win both the US Open and the Masters, but it was not to be. Rose led the field at one point by three-shots, but a fierce come-back from eventual winner Sergio Garcia saw Rose lose his chance to get back-to-back English Masters victories on the first...

  • Play the MacKenzie Trail

    Written by Kevin Brown on 07 April 2017

    Augusta, Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne... Alister MacKenzie was responsible for designing them all, as well as many less famous venues closer to home. Now, some of them have joined forces to create the new MacKenzie Trail. There’s nine venues on the Trail, all within 60 miles of each other. And, as MacKenzie himself would have approved, they are all accessible and...

  • Top Wales resort splashes out £400,000 on new course machinery

    Written by Kevin Brown on 06 April 2017

    It may look like a scene from Augusta National but this particular band of greenkeeping brothers belong to a major venue thousands of miles away just off the M4 near Cardiff. The Vale Resort in south Wales has invested more than £400,000 in state-of-the-art golf course and greens equipment as the new golf season gets off into full swing. The resort, home...

  • Westwood could scoop huge bonus with Masters win

    06 April 2017

    Lee Westwood is hoping to win his first ever major title at the Masters this week, and last year's runner-up is set to win more than a green jacket if he does.  Flannels, the luxury fashion retailer, who recently announced Westwood as an ambassador, have put a £2 million price tag on the tournament’s famous green jacket if he...

  • Two lucky golfers win dream trip to the Masters

    Written by Kevin Brown on 06 April 2017

    Two lucky golfers are in Augusta and set to watch the Masters after winning a dream trip thanks to Million Dollar Hole in One. MDHIO, working in partnership with YourGolfTravel, offered players the chance to enter a prize draw to win an all-expenses paid trip to watch the first major of the year. Golfers pay €10 each to enter a...

  • Catch every second of The Masters on Sky Sports

    Written by Michael Catling on 05 April 2017

    Sky Sports' coverage of the 2017 Masters begins tomorrow so book the afternoon off work and get ready to enjoy over 10 hours of golf. Featured groups, Amen Corner and holes 15 and 16 will be broadcast on the red button, online and on the go from 14.15 on Thursday and Friday. Full coverage begins at 19:00 for the first three...

  • Faldo exclusive: Augusta's on a knife-edge

    Written by Kevin Brown, Today's Golfer on 05 April 2017

    Sir Nick Faldo knows a thing or two about Augusta. He’s played there since 1979, winning three times – more than any other European. “I love Augusta, just love being there,” he told us as we sat down in the clubhouse at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona, where he’s working for US TV. In 1997, he had a grandstand seat for Tiger’s...

  • 22 of the UK's Most Unusual Courses

    Written by Kevin Brown on 04 April 2017

    Fancy playing somewhere new, different, fun and quirky….courses guaranteed to provide an unusual golfing challenge and experience. Well, the 22 UK courses listed below will definitely fulfill all those requirements as well as providing a round to remember. Forever….. *Bala, Gwynedd, Wales This ten-holer is short but exceptionally sweet. But the hilltop layout can turn sour from the word go – the...

  • Could you escape the world’s biggest bunker?

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on 01 April 2017

    Construction workers at the first of two new courses in the Algarve region of Dia das Mentiras have been the first to experience what is believed to be the world’s deepest bunker. Taking advantage of the small but impressively tall range of sand dunes, known locally as the Cresce o Nariz, up-and-coming German course designer Walther Mittë has fulfilled the brief...

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