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  • Brett Rumford wins World Super 6 Perth

    Written by Camilla Tait on 19 February 2017

    Brett Rumford was crowned the first ever ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth Champion after beating 17-year-old Phacara Khongwatmai 2&1 in the the final round of Sunday's matchplay at Lake Karrinyup CC.  The Australian undoubtedly outplayed most of his competitors throughout the week, and at 17-under-par he was ahead by five shots at the end of the stroke-play format,...

  • Inside the World Super 6 Perth

    Written by Camilla Tait on 15 February 2017

    The European Tour are doing their best to introduce new innovative formats to the game, and this week’s ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth tournament is setting the benchmark as the first of two completely new events to debut on the European Tour circuit this year. Combining both stroke play and match play, the unconventional format at Lake Karrinyup...

  • 16 things you can learn from Jordan Spieth

    Written by Kevin Brown on 13 February 2017

    Jordan Spieth picked up his ninth PGA Tour title in his 100th start at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach.  He became the second youngest player to reach the landmark at 23 years and six months – a month later than Tiger Woods.  His victory over Kelly Kraft in California – his first in the new Spieth One shoes from Under...

  • How to hit straighter drives, with Fabrizio Zanotti

    Written by Kevin Brown on 13 February 2017

    Fabrizio Zanotti played the round of his life to claim the Malaysian Open at the weekend. He bagged seven birdies and an eagle at the last to shoot a final round 63 and secure his first win since the 2014 BMW International Open. The Paraguayan finished on 19-under and claimed the first prize of just under £400,000 by one shot from America’s...

  • GolfSixes is golf's answer to cricket's smash hit Twenty20 format

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on 13 February 2017

    The European Tour over the weekend unveiled GolfSixes, a revolutionary and novel short form of the game which further illustrates the Tour’s desire to embrace innovation and originality in professional golf. The inaugural GolfSixes event – featuring a prize fund of €1m – will take place at the Centurion Club (pictured) in St Albans, Herts, on May 6-7. The event will feature...

  • Tiger Woods to miss next two events

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on 10 February 2017

    Tiger Woods will spend the next fortnight on the sidelines and has been forced to pull out of the upcoming Genesis Open and Honda Classic tournaments. The former World no.1 withdrew from the recent Dubai Desert Classic after suffering back spasms ahead of the 2nd round and he revealed: “My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks,...

  • Sergio Garcia's four best driving tips

    Written by Michael Catling on 06 February 2017

    Sergio Garcia claimed his 12th European Tour title as he completed a dominant wire-to-wire win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Playing a full bag of new 2017 TaylorMade equipment, including the new 2017 M2 driver and TP5 ball, Garcia set the tone for the tournament with an opening 65 and never looked back. It was his first European Tour win since...

  • Get to know Japan's rising son

    Written by Golf World on 06 February 2017

    They call the last few months of the year golf’s ‘silly season’, but there
has been nothing ridiculous about Hideki Matsuyama’s recent form. Since finishing 5th in the Tour Championship at the end of September, Japan’s top golfer has played in nine individual strokeplay events and won five of them. It is a sensational run of form that has propelled him to...

  • Tiger Woods: The party's over and he's almost out the door

    Written by John Huggan on 03 February 2017

    Tiger Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic before the second round because of a back problem. The 14-time major winner came back to the game in December after more than a year out recovering from back surgery.  But the 41-year-old has struggled since, and shot a five-over 77 in the first round at the Emirates Course. Agent Mark Steinberg said the American...

  • Tiger Woods struggles on comeback trail

    Written by Kevin Brown on 27 January 2017

    New TaylorMade clubs, a new back and a fresh new start to is illustrious career. After being sidelined for the best part of a year-and-a-half, 522 days to be precise, Tiger Woods yesterday finally made his eagerly-awaited return in the Farmers Insurance Open in California. But there was no miraculous comeback - even at the Torrey Pines venue the 41-years-old 14-time...

  • 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...

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