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  • Jason Day withdraws from WGC Dell Match Play

    Written by Camilla Tait on 22 March 2017

    Jason Day conceeded his match against Pat Perez after just six holes before withdrawing from the WGC Dell Match Play due to personal reasons. The former World No.1 withdrew from the first World Golf Championship in Mexico earlier this year with back issues, but this time the withdrawl comes due to a much more heartbreaking reason. He looked...

  • Tiger Woods hoping to play in The Masters

    20 March 2017

    After an absence where many could only speculate on his physical condition and mental state, Tiger Woods reappeared this morning on Good Morning America to reaffirm his desire to play at Augusta. Woods is on a tour promoting his new book that talks about his 1997 Masters win - the scene of his first record-breaking major victory as a 21-year-old, and...

  • Sullivan and Wood headline as Golf Sixes teams confirmed

    Written by Camilla Tait on 20 March 2017

    Ryder Cup stars Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan will represent England as they headline the innovative new GolfSixes event on the European Tour from May 6-7. Wood and Sullivan face stiff opposition from all over the world in the shape of two-man teams representing Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, The Netherlands, USA and...

  • Preview: WGC Dell Match Play

    Written by Camilla Tait on 20 March 2017

    The WGC Dell Match Play brackets have been announced as DJ, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day headline at Austin Country Club this week. Only four of the World's top 50 will be absent from the WGC Dell Match Play in Texas, where 64 of the World's best will be battling to win the second World Golf Championship of...

  • 20 questions with Marc Leishman

    Written by Michael Catling on 20 March 2017

    Arnold Palmer may have been missing on the 18th green at Bay Hill, but Marc Leishman was able to take solace from the sight of his wife Audrey and their two kids joining in his post-victory celebrations. Almost two years ago, Leishman's wife nearly died from toxic-shock syndrome – a life-threatening illness caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. Leishman was forced to...

  • Marc Leishman wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Written by Camilla Tait on 19 March 2017

    Marc Leishman snatched a thrilling one-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a late surge up the leaderboard on Sunday.  Leishman came from behind to lead the field with an enormous 50 foot eagle-putt on the 16th hole, finishing the tournament one-shot clear of third round leaders Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman. His second PGA Tour victory ended a five year...

  • Beef's guide to golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on 16 March 2017

    In this exclusive guide, Andrew 'Beef' Johnson teaches you how to improve your game from tee to green with advice he's given all of his golfer friends. DRIVING I've learned over the last couple of years that you don't have to rip everything for four rounds. Sometimes you've got to respect the course and understand how well you are playing and swinging...

  • Tour players honour Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill

    Written by Camilla Tait on 15 March 2017

    Rickie Fowler, Graeme McDowell and Justin Rose have taken to social media to lead the tributes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week. Along with several other Tour professionals such as Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett, players have taken to put his umbrella logo upon their bags and clothing. While much of the talk surrounding the Arnold Palmer Invitational at...

  • Masters Par-3 contest limits field at Augusta

    14 March 2017

    Honourary invitees to the Masters have been told they will not be invited to take part in this year’s famous Par-3 Contest at Augusta National, according to the Associated Press. The event is always held the Wednesday before the opening round, but this year Augusta National have limited the Par-3 Contest field to players competing and past...

  • GolfSixes offer £6 advanced tickets

    Written by Camilla Tait on 14 March 2017

    GolfSixes will make history with a brand-new format on the European Tour in May, and now there is a new incentive for fans to attend the innaugural event. For the next six days, advance adult tickets for the inaugural six-hole match play event at the Centurion Club in St Albans, England, on May 6-7, will cost just £6 per day. ...

  • Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tributes to the King at Bay Hill

    Written by Camilla Tait on 13 March 2017

    In the week of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge, there is notable longing in the air for the namesake of the event, who passed away from heart complications in September at 87-years-old. It comes as little surprise that there have already been numerous tributes not just in words from players attending the tournament but...

  • Hadwin wins first PGA Tour title at Valspar Championship

    Written by Camilla Tait on 13 March 2017

    Seven weeks after he shot a 59, Adam Hadwin claimed his first PGA Tour title after a tense battle with Patrick Cantlay at the Valspar Championship in Flordia. Hadwin threw away a two-shot advantage by finding the water with his drive on the 16th, gifting Cantlay a share of the lead with two to play. They remained on level...

  • Tiger Woods: No timetable for return

    10 March 2017

    Tiger Woods has announced that he will not be playing at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill next week and has no current timetable to return to competitive golf.  Many had thought that he would make his appearance in this year's Masters at Augusta National in just under a month, but that has now seriously been put in to question. This...

  • President's Cup: Furyk and Weir named Captain's assistants

    Written by Camilla Tait on 08 March 2017

    Jim Furyk and Mike Weir have been named as the fourth Captain's assistants for this year's Presidents Cup, taking place at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey from September 26 - October 1. The rest of Nick Price's International team is made up of Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy and Tony Johnstone, while Steve Stricker's USA team consists of...

  • European Senior Tour to play on nine-hole golf course

    06 March 2017

    The European Senior Tour will make history this month as they become the first European Tour-sanctioned event to ever stage a tournament on a nine-hole golf course. The Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq will played at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club in the United Arab Emirates and will become the first European Tour, European Challenge Tour or Senior Tour...

  • Masters Countdown: Race to Qualification

    Written by Camilla Tait on 06 March 2017

    With less than a month to go, there are only two tournaments remaining that golfers can earn their invitation to the Masters - and for some, time is running out. Marc Leishman became the latest person to secure his place in the field at Augusta National with his thrilling one-shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Adam Hadwin grabbed another...

  • Top driving tips from Tshwane Open champion Dean Burmester

    Written by Kevin Brown on 06 March 2017

    Zimbabwean Dean Burmester is one of the biggest hitters in world golf and that hugely valuable asset helped him register an impressive victory in the European Tour's Tshwane Open in South Africa yesterday. Here, Burmester reveals how he achieves reaching prodigious distances off the tee as well as giving some useful driving tips for average club golfers seeking extra driving length.... How...

  • Dustin Johnson affirms World No.1 status with win at WGC Mexico

    Written by Camilla Tait on 06 March 2017

    Dustin Johnson became the fifth player in history to win his first tournament appearance as World No.1 following his victory at the WGC Mexico. He joins Ian Woosnam, David Duval, Vijay Singh and Adam Scott to that accolade, in addition to securing his fourth World Golf Championship title. The 32-year-old overcame difficulty with the putter throughout the tournament to finish one shot...

  • WGC Mexico: The battle for World no.1

    Written by Camilla Tait on 28 February 2017

    With the exception of Jason Day, all of the world’s top 50 players will be present at the WGC Mexico Championship this week, with the event moving away from Florida for the first time since 2007. Rory McIlroy returns from injury to start his first PGA tournament of the year at Club de Golf Chapultepec, and the 27-year-old has a huge...

  • Honda Classic: Rickie Fowler wins 4th PGA title

    Written by Camilla Tait on 26 February 2017

    Rickie Fowler claimed his fourth PGA Tour title at the Honda Classic with a one-over-par round of 71, easing to a four-shot victory at the first event of the Florida swing. Despite starting four ahead, Fowler faltered on the front nine of PGA National. He struggled to keep his driver on the fairway, resulting in a...

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