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  • Open Qualifying: Four set to grab spots in Japan

    Written by Camilla Tait on 24 May 2017

    The latest stage of the Open Qualifying Series is here, as four players are in with a chance of grabbing spots at the Gateway to The Open Mizuno Open in Japan this week.  Darren Fichardt, Stuart Manley and Paul Waring were the last three players to gain their spots at Royal Birkdale thanks to outstanding performances at the Joburg Open, and...

  • Fantasy Golf: Dean & Deluca Invitational

    Written by Camilla Tait on 24 May 2017

    Jordan Spieth is the defending champion this week as the PGA Tour stays in Texas for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club. The European Tour's flagship event the BMW PGA Championship is also on, so there's plenty of good players to choose from in your Fantasy Golf Team this week!  Seven former champions are in this weeks field at...

  • Fantasy Golf: BMW PGA Championship

    Written by Camilla Tait on 23 May 2017

    The European Tour begins their brand new Rolex Series this week at the BMW PGA Championship, as some of the World's best descends on Wentworth's West Course. Open and Olympic Champions Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose headline the European Tour's flagship event, as 12 of the World's top 35 tee up this week.  Rory McIlroy announced his late withdrawl from the event...

  • Billy Horschel secures victory at AT&T Byron Nelson in play-off

    22 May 2017

    Billy Horschel secured his fourth PGA Tour title at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas, outlasting Jason Day on the first play-off hole.  Horschel's birdie on the 16th helped him to a one-under-par 69, setting up the play-off with the 29 Australian as both men parred the final two holes to end up on 12-under-par.  It was Day who made the crucial...

  • Rory McIlroy withdraws from BMW PGA Championship with ongoing rib-injury

    Written by Camilla Tait on 19 May 2017

    Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next week due to an on-going rib injury. McIlroy initially picked up the injury at the South African Open, and agrivated it during the Players Championship. While his MRI on Monday showed that he had suffered a “low-grade response” to the former rib injury, the World No.2 has made the...

  • Pete Cowen exclusive: The biggest problem in golf is money

    Written by Michael Catling on 17 May 2017

    They say a coach is only as good as his players. So when you consider Pete Cowen has guided five different players to Major titles, including two in 2016, it’s little wonder that he’s held in the highest regard on Tour. The likes of Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke have had Cowen on retainer for more than 15 years,...

  • Fantasy Golf: Rocco Forte Open

    Written by Camilla Tait on 16 May 2017

    The European Tour heads to Italy this week for the Rocco Forte Open, a week before their flagship event at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship.  Many have taken a week off heading in to Wentworth, but there are still plenty of great European Tour players in action at the Verdura Resort in Sicily - and with lower prices than the...

  • Fantasy Golf: AT&T Byron Nelson

    Written by Camilla on 16 May 2017

    Sergio Garcia could follow Tom Watson and become just the second person to win back-to-back AT&T Byron Nelson titles as he tees up as defending champion this week. The field boasts four of the World's top 10, but will be without the Players Champion Si Woo Kim, who has withdrawn for the fifth time this season with a back injury.  It's a...

  • McIlroy MRI shows low-grade response to rib injury

    Written by Camilla Tait on 16 May 2017

    Rory McIlroy has suffered a “low-grade response” to the rib injury he picked up earlier this year, but has not developed any new injuries at The Players Championship. McIlroy told reporters during the unofficial fifth major hat he was going to have an MRI on Monday to determine the cause of the back pain he suffered during the tournament, but stressed...

  • OWGR: Matsuyama makes Japanese World Ranking history

    Written by Camilla Tait on 15 May 2017

    Hideki Matsuyama has replaced Jason Day as the World No.3 in the OWGR as a result of his T22 finish at The Players Championship - becoming the highest ever ranked Japanese player. Before this milestone Matsuyama was level with Tsuneyuki Nakajima, who had reached the fourth rank in 1987. The two-time PGA Tour champion has been making huge moves in the...

  • Si Woo Kim: Whats in the bag

    Written by Camilla Tait on 15 May 2017

    Si Woo Kim overtook Adam Scott to become the yongest ever Players Champion at just 21-years-old. Kim fired a final round 69 to win the tournament by three shots, and made further history with his second PGA Tour victory - joining the presitgious list of Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth, the only other three players to have two victories...

  • Si Woo Kim becomes youngest ever Players Champion

    Written by Camilla Tait on 15 May 2017

    Si Woo Kim carded a bogey-free final round of 69 to become the youngest ever winner of The Players Championship - at just 21 years old. Kim began the day two shots back of JB Holmes and Kyle Stanley, but a birdie on the first hole on Sunday moved him up the leaderboard as the others faltered in the blustery conditions.  Ian...

  • Expect plenty of splashes at TPC Sawgrass' 17th hole

    Written by Michael Catling on 10 May 2017

    TPC Sawgrass patrons will see 40 balls end up in the drink at the ‘Island Green’ 17th during this week’s Players Championship, according to spread betting company Sporting Index.  The par-3 17th hole at Sawgrass has caused nightmares for many golfers over the years and Sporting Index’s traders think this year’s Players Championship tournament will be no different. Ed Fulton, trading spokesman for Sporting...

  • Danny Willett splits with caddie Jonathan Smart

    10 May 2017

    Danny Willett has been struggling to find the form he had to win the Masters in 2016 - and has now revealed he has split with caddie Jonathan Smart. The pair have been friends since they were teenagers but had a disagreement during the RBC Heritage event in April that led to the demise of the partnership. Willett had always credited Smart...

  • PGA Tour announce FedExCup sponsorship extension

    Written by Camilla Tait on 09 May 2017

    The PGA Tour and FedEx Corporation have announced a long-term sponsorship extension of the FedExCup, guaranteeing the status of the season-long competition until at least 2027. As the past 10 champions from Tiger Woods to Rory McIlroy shared their FedExCup memories on social media, it was clear a big announcement was looming.  Rory McIlroy became the 10th Champion of the...

  • Fantasy Golf: The Players Championship Preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on 09 May 2017

    Jason Day defends this week as the World's best return for the unofficial 5th major of the year - The Players Championship. The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass will be unrecognisable in some spots for the 2017 Players Championship, as the course has undergone a huge renovation that began almost as soon as Jason Day lifted the trophy last year. Most noticeably to...

  • The Players Championship: Changes to TPC Sawgrass

    Written by Camilla Tait on 08 May 2017

    TPC Sawgrass once against plays host to The Players Championship this week, but defending champion Jason Day will be returning to a slightly different course than where he completed his wire-to-wire victory in 2016. The changes to the 7,189 yard Par 72 began almost immediately from the moment Day lifted the trophy last year, and will now hope to present an even greater experience...

  • Golf Sixes is here to stay

    Written by Camilla Tait on 08 May 2017

    Whether you thought it was a success or felt it failed as a concept - Golf Sixes is here to stay. The European Tour and their Chief Executive Keith Pelley have been at the forefront of bringing new concepts to the game of golf, and GolfSixes has been the most daring of them all. A six-hole knock-out team event replaced the traditional...

  • Brian Harman: What's in the bag

    Written by Camilla Tait on 07 May 2017

    Brian Harman won the Wells Fargo Championship with a huge 28 foot birdie putt on the final hole to deny Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez by a shot.  Harman's final charge was helped with six birdies on his final 14 holes, which included several lengthy birdie putts with his TaylorMade Spider OS CB putter.  Find out what else was in left-hander Brian...

  • Brian Harman wins Wells Fargo Championship

    Written by Camilla Tait on 07 May 2017

    Brian Harman drained a 28-foot putt on the final hole to win the Wells Fargo Championship by a shot over World No.1 Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez.  Harman came from behind with a four-under-par final round of 68 at Eagle Point Golf Club to deny Dustin Johnson a chance to gain his fourth straight win on the PGA Tour. DJ set the...

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