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  • Jon Rahm awarded 2017 rookie of the year

    14 November 2017

    Jon Rahm has been awarded the 2017 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award on the European Tour, following a remarkable breakthrough season that saw him rise to No.5 in the World rankings.  The Spaniard, who won both on the PGA Tour and at the European Tour's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation in July, received...

  • Race to Dubai: What you need to know

    13 November 2017

    The European Tour's season-finale DP Tour Championship takes place at Jumeriah Golf Estates in Dubai this week, which culminates in the final stop in the Race to Dubai. Here's what you need to know. Now in it's 9th edition, the DP World Tour Championship is the final of eight Rolex Series events that have taken part throughout the season, and has...

  • Shanshan Feng becomes China's first World No.1

    13 November 2017

    Shanshan Feng has become China's first World No.1 golfer (male or female) after successfully claiming back to back victories at the Blue Bay LPGA and Japan Classic.  The 28-year-old made her history defining moment in her native China, closing out the Blue Bay LPGA event with a final-round of 70 and becoming the first player to claim successive victories this season...

  • Patton Kizzire holds off for first PGA Tour victory at OHL Classic

    13 November 2017

    Patton Kizzire held off a late charge from Rickie Fowler to win his first PGA Tour title at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba Kizzire, who has moved up over 100 places in the World Rankings with his victory (from 236 to 119), posted a bogey-free 67 during the windy conditions at Playa del Carmen - with much credit due to his...

  • Branden Grace claims Nedbank Golf Challenge title

    12 November 2017

    Branden Grace produced a thrilling final-round performance in the penultimate Race to Dubai event to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player by a single shot. Starting the day three shots back, Grace fired a bogey free final round of 66 to finish one-shot clear of playing partner Scott Jamieson and move in to the top 10 in the...

  • The Olympic Club confirmed as 2028 PGA Championship and 2032 Ryder Cup venue

    09 November 2017

    The PGA of America announced that The Olympic Club in San Francisco has been confirmed as the venue for the Ryder Cup in 2032, and will also stage the PGA Championship in 2028.  The historic California course, which has played host to the US Open five times in it's history, last staged a major championship in 2012 - when Webb Simpson...

  • Fantasy Golf: Nedbank Golf Challenge

    07 November 2017

    The Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player is the penultimate venue in the Race to Dubai, so this is a crucial event both for players and those in our Fantasy Golf game.  Alex Noren claimed his fourth European Tour victory of the season with his six shot victory at Sun City last year, and comes in to this year's event...

  • Patrick Cantlay wins 1st PGA Tour title at Shriners Open

    06 November 2017

    The former World No.1 Amateur overcame a three-man play-off to win his first PGA Tour title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.  Less than 12 months since he returned, Patrick Cantlay has moved in to the world's top 50 and picked up his first PGA Tour title - needing just a par on the second play-off hole to do so.  Cantlay...

  • Justin Rose makes it back to back wins at Turkish Airlines Open

    06 November 2017

    Justin Rose made it back-to-back wins for the first time in his professional career, following up his WGC HSBC-Champions victory last week with another at the Turkish Airlines Open.  Justin Rose has narrowed the gap between him and Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Race to Dubai with his second victory in the space of two weeks.  Rose was tied at...

  • Fantasy Golf: Turkish Airlines Open

    31 October 2017

    The Turkish Airlines Open marks the first of three consecutive Rolex Series events leading up to the season-ending Race to Dubai - with 13 of the top 20 in this weeks field.  Tommy Fleetwood has his eyes on winning the Race to Dubai, but although second place Sergio Garcia isn't in the field this week, newly crowned WGC HSBC Champions winner...

  • Tiger's return: A timeline

    30 October 2017

    Just over a month ago, Tiger Woods said in a Presidents Cup press conference that he was unsure of his future - but on Oct 30 the 14-time major champion confirmed his latest return to professional golf at the Hero World Challenge.  It's a return to competitive golf quicker than anyone would have imagined when Woods said he was only hitting...

  • Tiger Woods announces he will return to golf at Hero World Challenge

    30 October 2017

    Tiger Woods has revealed through his website he will return to golf at the Hero World Challenge from Nov 30 - Dec 3rd at Albany, Bahamas. Woods’ website revealed on Monday that the field for the Hero World Challlenge is filled out, with Daniel Berger and Woods occupying the final two spots.  It ends speculation that the Hero World Challenge would be...

  • Paul Casey to rejoin European Tour in bid to make Ryder Cup return

    30 October 2017

    Paul Casey is set to rejoin the European Tour next season, ending a three-year absence in a bid to return to the Ryder Cup. Casey, who opted out of European Tour membership in 2015 to focus on his career on the PGA Tour, has finally ended speculation by revealing he will be making himself eligble for the 2018 Ryder Cup at...

  • Justin Rose produces brilliant comeback to win the WGC HSCB Champions

    29 October 2017

    Justin Rose overturned an eight-shot defecit to win his second WGC title by two shots as he made the most of a Dustin Johnson collapse.  With a six shot lead over the rest of the field, Dustin Johnson was the favourite to make history and win three WGC titles in the space of a year -  but an uncharacteristic collapse from...

  • Hank Haney: Tiger will return at Hero World Challenge

    26 October 2017

    After each swing video update from Tiger Woods speculation has been rife about his return, and his former coach thinks it might be closer than we think. The latest Tiger video came just a few days ago as he showed the 'return of the stinger' - and now his former swing coach has said he's going to be playing at the...

  • Fantasy Golf: HSBC WGC Champions

    25 October 2017

    Hideki Mastuyama hopes to defend his title as a strong field of 78-players heads to Asia for the WGC- HSBC Champions in Shanghai. The WGC - HSBC Champions boasts a field that includes 18 of the World’s top 25 players at the Sheshan International GC (West) hosts for the 12th time in the 13 editions of the tournament. Last year, Matsuyama became the...

  • Sergio Garcia masters Valderrama to defend title

    22 October 2017

    Sergio Garcia successfully defended the Andalucia Valderrama Masters title by a single shot over Joost Luiten, winning the event hosted by his foundation for its first return to the European Tour since 2011. In its third edition and being hosted by The Sergio Foundation Masters for the first time since Garcia's win in 2011, the Masters champion was a notable favourite...

  • Justin Thomas wins play-off to claim seventh PGA Tour win

    22 October 2017

    Justin Thomas picked up right where he left off, defeating Marc Leishman on the second play-off hole to win his seventh PGA Tour title at the third event of the 2017/18 season. Thomas ended the 2016/17 season with five victories, his first major title and the FedEx Cup - and there wasn't any letting up of this form at Nine Bridges...

  • Fantasy Golf: Andalucia Valderrama Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on 17 October 2017

    The Andalucia Valderrama Masters returns for the first time since 2011 this week, with the third edition being hosted by defending champion Sergio Garcia's foundation Returning for the first time in six years, the Sergio Foundation is hosting the Andalucia Valderrama Masters at Real Club Valderrama - returning to the scene of last year's Open de Espana, which was won by...

  • Tiger Woods cleared to resume full golf activity

    Written by Camilla Tait on 17 October 2017

    Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions by the doctor that performed back surgery on the 14-time major champion in April, ESPN reported on Monday. The news came just a few hours after the 41-year-old posted his third swing video in the space of a week, with many speculating about what that means for his...

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