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  • Open Champion Henrik Stenson wins Golf Writers' trophy

    Written by Edward Colman on 12 December 2016

    Open champion Henrik Stenson has won the Golf Writers' Trophy for a second time. The award is voted by members of Association of Golf Writers' and recognises the person or persons, born or resident in Europe, to have made the year's most outstanding contribution to golf. TOP STORIES TG's biggest ever equipment trial will help you make a smarter buying decision! FootJoy reveal HyperFlex...

  • Everything you need to know about Tiger Woods’ return at the Hero World Challenge

    Written by Edward Colman on 30 November 2016

    “I'm not dead - I'm ready to go,” a defiant Tiger Woods told USA Today on the eve of his return at the Hero World Challenge so what can we expect from the 14-time Major Champion on his return to golf. Very few sportsmen have the ability to leave the world waiting with baited breath over their return to action, but...

  • 5 things you didn't know about the European Tour’s physio truck

    Written by Michael Catling on 28 November 2016

    Rob Hillman, Physio Unit Director for the European Tour, opens the door to the Tour’s physio truck. The term athlete may be used loosely to describe some golf pros, but that doesn't mean the needs of Monty and John Daly are any different from the Mo Farahs of this world. TOP STORIES Wilson Staff to debut Triton Driver after being crowned 'Driver vs...

  • Charley Hull bags first LPGA title by two shots in Florida

    Written by Edward Colman on 21 November 2016

    Charley Hull is only 20-years-old but has her first LPGA title under her belt after winning the CME Group Tour Championship. Hull set a new tournament record of 19 under par as she beat South Korea's Ryu So-yeon by two shots. She went into the final day with a one-shot lead ahead and produced a bogey-free six-under-par final round of 66 at...

  • Rory's toughest interview ever

    18 November 2016

    Rory McIlroy undertook the toughest interview of his career at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, where the four-time Major Champion met with our nine year old reporter Billy on the eve of his defence of the DP World Tour Championship. Part of the European Tour’s ‘BIG Little Interview’ series, which began in the summer and has featured interviews with golfers Graeme...

  • REVEALED: How the European Tour put together that Mannequin Challenge video

    Written by Edward Colman on 17 November 2016

    The Mannequin Challenge has become the latest trend to take the internet by storm and the European Tour's effort, featuring golf's biggest names, is one of the best. The challenge was started by teenagers from the USA last month and involves peopling uploading videos of themselves and their friends to social media using the hashtag #MannequinChallenge as if they had been...

  • The European Tour announce the launch of the Rolex Series

    15 November 2016

    The European Tour has announced the launch of the Rolex Series, an exciting new alliance of tournaments which they say will strengthen the golf schedule from the 2017 season onwards. The concept is launched with Rolex and the Tour say it is one of the most significant advancements in the their 44 year history and it will enhance both the competitive...

  • Who can win the Race to Dubai at Jumeirah?

    Written by Edward Colman on 14 November 2016

    Four players will be battling it out to win the Race to Dubai when the season concludes at Jumeirah Golf Estates this weekend (Thursday November 17th to Sunday November 20th). Henrik Stenson leads the standings after holding his nerve at Royal Troon to win his first Major at The Open Championship in July. TOP STORIES Our biggest ever equipment trial will help you...

  • How to replicate Alex Noren’s winning swing

    Written by Edward Colman on 14 November 2016

    Alex Noren continued the hottest stretch of his career over the weekend as he as he stormed to a six-shot victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, bagging his fourth European Tour title in 11 starts. The Swede continues carded an eagle, eight birdies and a solitary bogey to finish the week on 14 under par as he continues to impress after becoming...

  • Thorbjørn Olesen clinches victory at Turkish Airlines Open

    Written by Edward Colman on 07 November 2016

    Thorbjørn Olesen secured the biggest win of his career after a stunning display at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya. The 26-year-old — who shot a course record 62 on Friday — notched an impressive 23 birdies and one eagle during the four days, and held his nerve during the final round to sign for a winning score of 20-under-par, three...

  • Your chance to play the Race to Dubai course during tournament week

    Written by Edward Colman on 05 November 2016

    The DP World Tour Championship (November 17-20) is the season-ending finale of the European Tour's Race to Dubai and here's how you can follow in the footsteps of golf's greatest or even play alongside them. TOP STORIES Cobra reveal 'electronic' King F7 Driver Our ultimate golf club guide 2-FORE!-1 Golf Courses Played annually on Greg Norman's Earth Course design at Jumeirah Golf Estates, the tournament...

  • Danny Willett targeting Race to Dubai redemption in Turkey

    Written by Edward Colman on 02 November 2016

    Danny Willett is hoping that a strong performance at this week's Turkish Airlines Open can help him steal a march in his push to win the Race to Dubai for the first time in his career, having agonisingly missed out on the number one spot last year. The reigning Masters Tournament champion arrives at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort for...

  • Harrington back to winning ways with new Wilson Staff V6 irons

    Written by Edward Colman on 24 October 2016

    Less than a week after putting the new Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 forged irons in his bag, three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington won his 15th European Tour title at the Portugal Masters. The win at the Oceanico Victoria Clube de Golf on Sunday, was inspired by a masterclass of accurate approach play and solid putting. The popular Irishman, who has played...

  • Tiger Woods: I'm going to win more than 18 Majors

    Written by Edward Colman on 20 October 2016

    Tiger Woods is down but not out and is targeting more majors on his return to golf. The 14-time major champion is targeting a return to action in December and in an interview with CBS News Woods, revealed he no longer believes he will get to Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 Major Championships, instead he is hoping to exceed it. Reaching Nicklaus'...

  • Lee Westwood to host 2017 British Masters at Close House

    Written by Edward Colman on 18 October 2016

    Former World Number One Lee Westwood has been announced as the tournament host for the 2017 British Masters and has chosen Close House, in Newcastle upon Tyne, as the venue. It will be the first time Close House has held a European Tour tournament with the event running from September 28th to October 1st. Westwood has been the Tour Professional at the...

  • How do tour pros mark their golf balls?

    17 October 2016

    The rules of golf don't say that you have to put a mark on your ball, but it's a very good idea nonetheless.  Rule 6-5 states: "The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player. Each player should put an identification mark on his ball." Grabbing a Sharpie and adding your initials or a little smiley face could stop you...

  • Tiger Woods postpones return saying his “game is vulnerable”

    Written by Edward Colman on 11 October 2016

    Tiger Woods has said his game is "vulnerable" after withdrawing from this week's Safeway Open and the Turkish Airlines Open. Rumours that the 14-time major champion would not take part in the events were confirmed in a statement on his official website where he said he had made the decision after "a lot of soul-searching". "After a lot of soul searching and...

  • Putter change pays off for Dunhill Links champion Tyrrell Hatton

    Written by Edward Colman on 10 October 2016

    Tyrrell Hatton enjoyed a deserved first victory on the European Tour on Sunday (October 9th) after securing the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title at St Andrews. The 24-year-old finished on 23 under par, four shots clear of fellow Englishman Ross Fisher And South African Richard Sterne. TOP STORIES How to choose the best golf ball for your game Game-Improvement Irons test 2016 Hatton's score matched...

  • Who will replace Darren Clarke as Europe Ryder Cup captain in 2018?

    Written by Edward Colman on 04 October 2016

    Following the disappointing defeat in Hazeltine, William Hill make Thomas Bjorn the red hot 8/11 favourite to be named as the next Captain. A recent survey among supporters tipped charismatic Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez to shoulder the responsibility at Le Golf National, he is an 8/1 shout. His the challenger Padraig Harrington is at 5/2 withFrench contenders, Thomas Levet & Jean Van...

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