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  • Thomas Pieters to host Belgian Knockout in 2018

    Written by Camilla Tait on 25 September 2017

    Thomas Pieters and the European Tour have announced they are returning to Belgium in 2018 for the first time in 18 years, and they are brinigng with them a new innovative event - the Belgian Knockout.  The event, which incorportates a head-to-head strokeplay knockout format, will be hosted by Thomas Pieters at Rinkven International Golf Club in Antwerp from May 17-20.  Ryder...

  • Changing of the guard: The rapid rise of the younger players on the PGA Tour

    Written by Camilla Tait on 25 September 2017

    There's been a lot of talk about the class of 2011 and players aged 25 and under consistently performing on the PGA Tour this year - so we decided to see how well they actually did in the 2016/17 season. As it turns out, they did well. REALLY well.  In the men's game, it a not been typical to have several of...

  • Should you be setting goals like FedEx Cup Champion Justin Thomas?

    Written by Camilla Tait on 25 September 2017

    As seasons go, Justin Thomas's 2016-2017 PGA Tour campaign is right up there with one of the best ever. And it got us thinking, should you be setting big goals for yourself? The 24-year-old capped off a landmark year in style on Sunday, winning the FedEx Cup and the $10 million that goes with it. But perhaps what was more impressive was...

  • Justin Thomas claims FedEx Cup, Schauffele wins Tour Championship

    Written by Camilla Tait on 25 September 2017

    Justin Thomas secured the season long FedEx Cup title, as PGA Tour rookie Xander Schauffele picked up his second win of the year at the Tour Championship.  The 23-year-old birdied the final hole to get to 12-under-par and deny Thomas a chance to win the tournament in a play-off, besting the new FedEx Cup champion by a single shot. Schauffele came out...

  • Catriona Matthew appointed as 2019 Soheim Cup Captain

    Written by Camilla Tait on 21 September 2017

    Catriona Matthew has been appointed as European captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles from 13-15 September 2019. Catriona Matthew, who has a record of 18-11-8 in Solheim Cup history, has today been named as the European Solheim Cup Captain when the event comes to the Scotland in two years time.   It's both a fitting and predictable appointment, as the...

  • Fantasy Golf: Tour Championship Preview

    19 September 2017

    The end of the PGA Tour season is coming to a close this week, and there’s never been a better chance to score Fantasy Golf points! With just 30 golfers in the field, no cut and fantasy prices ranging from £15m to 6.5 or 6m (with thanks to Kyle Stanley and Patrick Cantlay) – there’s an abundance of options that could...

  • Fantasy Golf: Portugal Masters

    19 September 2017

    This week there is a huge amount of attention being paid to the final stage of the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championships, but there is still a lot to play for this side of the pond. No less than 10 previous Portugal Masters winners are set to tee up this week, as Padraig Harrington will make a bid to become...

  • FedEx Cup: A look at the Top 30

    18 September 2017

    The Top 30 in the FedEx Cup rankings have been set for the Tour Championship this week, but who is most likely to win?  This week, players will compete for a chance to win the $10m prize money that comes with the FedEx Cup - so we've been taking a closer look at what each player will need to win.  Each of...

  • Marc Leishman wins BMW Championship, moves in to FedEx Cup contention

    Written by Camilla Tait on 18 September 2017

    Marc Leishman completed a wire-to-wire victory at the BMW Championship in Chicago, moving himself in to the top five of the FedEx rankings heading in to the final event. For the second time in the space of three FedEx Cup play-off events, Marc Leishman held a substantial lead - but this time, he wouldn't let it slip out of his grasp.  The...

  • Fantasy Golf: BMW Championship Preview

    11 September 2017

    The third stage of the FedEx Cup play-offs heads to Conway Farms Golf Club in Illinois for the BMW Championship this week. After a week off, the FedEx Cup Play-offs resume as the top 70 golfers on the points list compete for the third title and a place in the Tour Finals at East Lake next week. Justin Thomas battled with Jordan...

  • Hidden talents of Tour players

    Written by Michael Catling on 07 September 2017

    The hidden talents of professional golfers: How many of these did you know?  Rafa Cabrera Bello has it all. Movie star good looks, money, and great golf game. But his talents aren't just confined to golf – he's also a dab hand at surfing, and he hit headlines in June when he took time out from the BMW International Open to...

  • Mickelson gets call up as Presidents Cup picks announced

    Written by Camilla Tait on 07 September 2017

    Mickelson and Hoffman picked for US side by Captain Steve Stricker, while International Captain Nick Price opts for Emiliano Grillo and surprise pick Anirban Lahiri Stricker and Price finalised their two Captain's picks on Wednesday ahead of the 12th edition of the Presidents Cup, which will take place in New Jersey at Liberty National Golf Course from September 26 to October...

  • Fantasy Golf: Omega European Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on 06 September 2017

    This week, the European Tour heads to the beautiful backdrop of the Swiss mountains for the Omega European Masters – while the PGA Tour has a week off. There’s one of the European Tour’s strongest fields out this week, with two former world number one’s (Lee Westwood and Luke Donald), and several of England’s top young talents in Tommy Fleetwood, Matthew...

  • Justin Thomas claims 5th win of season with Dell Technologies win

    Written by Camilla Tait on 04 September 2017

    Justin Thomas triumphed in the second stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs, winning the Dell Technologies Championship by three shots . The 24-year-old outlasted Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman in a dramatic Monday-night battle to win his fifth victory of the 2016/17 season, just a few weeks after his first major title at the PGA Championship. Thomas posted an eight-under 63 on...

  • Haydn Porteous wins D+D Czech Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on 04 September 2017

    Haydn Porteous outlasted Lee Slattery in a thrilling final-day battle to win the D+D REAL Czech Masters by two shots. They swapped the lead all-day long, but Porteous birdied two of the last five holes to win his second European Tour title with a final-round 69. Slattery had held a two-shot lead heading in to the final day, but back-to-back birdies...

  • Stacy Lewis wins, donates winnings to Houston Flood victims

    Written by Camilla Tait on 04 September 2017

    Stacy Lewis ended a three-year wait for her 12th LPGA Tour title, and pledged to donate her near $200k winnings to the Houston Relief When Stacy Lewis stated at the start of the week that she would donate her entire prize money from the Portland Classic to the Houston relief fund for flood victims, not even she could have thought she...

  • Fantasy Golf: Dell Technologies Championship

    29 August 2017

    The second stage of the FedEx Cup play-offs heads to TPC Boston for the Dell Technologies this week Dustin Johnson regained the top position in the FedEx Cup standings with his victory at the Northern Trust last week, where he outlasted Jordan Spieth in a play-off.  DJ said that his game felt back to his pre-Masters best after his fourth win of...

  • European Ryder Cup race begins in Prague

    29 August 2017

    The race to automatically qualify for the 2018 European Ryder Cup team begins at the D+D Czech Masters this week  This week’s tournament in Prague is the first European Tour event where players can earn points in their quest to make Captain Thomas Bjorn's 12-man team for Le Golf National in France next year. From the D+D Czech Masters until the 2018...

  • Dustin Johnson wins Northern Trust, says game 'is back on form'

    Written by Camilla Tait on 28 August 2017

    Dustin Johnson wowed in the Northern Trust play-off against Jordan Spieth with a 341 yard drive over a lake that ultimately helped him to the title - and he says his game feels back to his pre-Masters best.  The World No.1 had just watched Spieth bomb a 315 yard drive down the centre of the fairway, and rather than opting for...

  • Dustin Johnson: What's in the bag

    27 August 2017

    Dustin Johnson overpowered Jordan Spieth on the first play-off hole to win the first of the FedEx Cup play-off events at the Northern Trust The 18th hole would have been an intimidating prospect for most, but DJ drove over the lake a huge 341 yards to give himself a clear advantage over Spieth- leaving just a lob-wedge in to the hole. A...

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