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  • Dustin Johnson: I can lower your golf scores

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Sunday, 26 September 2021

    Dustin Johnson and his team explain what you can learn from the Ryder Cup star and two-time Major champion to maximise your own potential, reduce your handicap and shoot your lowest ever golf scores. There are few golfers with more natural ability than Dustin Johnson. But after he finished 2015 ranked eighth in the world, it was beginning to look as...

  • Why women's golf will continue to grow

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 5 August 2021

    For too long overlooked and undervalued, women’s golf is now growing at an unprecedented speed with Europe's incredible Solheim Cup victory on US soil expected to boost it further. Georgia Hall, Catriona Matthew, Amy Boulden and Annika Sorrenstam discuss how the game builds on its recent success. It wasn’t all that long ago that a sign stood outside the clubhouse of...

  • Niall Horan: From One Direction to one of golf's most influential figures

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 12 March 2021

    Niall Horan, the founder of Modest! Golf tells Today's Golfer how he's gone from being part of the world's most powerful pop group to being considered one of the most influential figures in golf. Niall Horan may not be Tiger Woods, Bryson DeChambeau or Rory McIlroy, but the 27-year-old pop idol is a seriously big player in the world of golf...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Sponsor's invites over Major champions is wrong"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Monday, 1 February 2021

    Ladies European Tour golfer Meghan MacLaren is unimpressed that the LPGA failed to find space for Major champions Sophia Popov and A. Lim Kim in their season-ending tour championship. If you are more productive with your time than I am, you might miss the various instances of outrage on ‘Golf Twitter’. The one that amazed – and infuriated...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "Practise less to improve your game"

    Written by John Robins on Monday, 4 January 2021

    In his exclusive Today's Golfer column, award-winning comedian, BBC Radio 5Live host and Bad Golfer John Robins explains why practising less could actually improve your golf. For many golfers, winter is a time where more balls are hit on the driving range than on the course. Bad weather and new year’s resolutions combine to...

  • Meghan MacLaren on trying to play golf without fear

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Friday, 18 December 2020

    Meghan MacLaren ponders why, as both golfers and humans, experience gradually erodes the fearlessness of youth. I played a pro-am in the UK recently. My three playing partners were a club captain, a self-made businessman, and the businessman’s 14-year-old son. They were all decent golfers and lovely people, but four hours with the 14-year-old caused me a mixture of intrigue and mild...

  • The inspiring golfers breaking down stereotypes

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 18 December 2020

    Meet the inspirational men and women who are smashing golf's stereotypes and making the game more inclusive and representative. We might not like to admit it, but golf has had – and still does have – an image problem. Lee Westwood goes as far as to say that the game is “still perceived as a white activity”, while you only have to...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "Golf helps my mental health"

    Written by John Robins on Tuesday, 8 December 2020

    In his exclusive Today's Golfer column, award-winning comedian, BBC Radio 5Live host and Bad Golfer John Robins talks World Handicap System confusion, what golf offers those with disabilities and the role the game can play in boosting mental health and tackling loneliness. For someone whose task it is to chart the...

  • Peter Alliss: Reflections on a life in golf

    Written by John Huggan on Monday, 7 December 2020

    Peter Alliss, the voice of golf and an incredible golfer in his own right, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the age of 89. We were lucky enough to spend a lot of time with Peter over the years but the interview you'll read below is, perhaps, our favourite and one of the most fascinating golf pieces you'll...

  • Paul Casey: "The snowboarding accident was the lowest point in my career"

    Written by Rob Jerram on Friday, 13 November 2020

    Masters first round leader and Ryder Cup star Paul Casey talks golf highs and lows, fears, trantrums and crying while watching E.T! What was the lowest moment in your golf career? When I dislocated my shoulder snowboarding at the end of 2011. I didn’t think it was going to be that bad, but it ended up costing me a year’s worth of...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "I have never been wetter in clothes"

    Written by John Robins on Thursday, 12 November 2020

    In the second of his exclusive Today's Golfer columns, award-winning comedian John Robins, one half of YouTube's Bad Golf, reflects on the wettest round of golf of his life and shares his tips for playing when the heavens open. Last month, I didn’t just play golf in the wet. I played golf on the wettest day the UK...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Every athlete is a human first. Too often we forget that."

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Thursday, 5 November 2020

    Today's Golfer columnist and LET star Meghan MacLaren admires sports stars who are honest – both with themselves and with fans. I played a practice round recently for an event on the Symetra Tour in Florida. One of my playing partners asked the other to video one of her tee shots. There’s nothing unusual about that. When we are caddie-less, we...

  • Adrian Otaegui on Augusta, Rory and playing in his pants!

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 19 October 2020

    Adrian Otaegui produced a sensational final round to win the Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews for his third European Tour title and first strokeplay crown. We grabbed the 27-year-old Spaniard for a quick 18 (questions) about his life and career. What is your biggest achievement in golf so far? My three European Tour victories to date – they are steps towards...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "My foolproof plan to break 90"

    Written by John Robins on Friday, 16 October 2020

    In the first of his exclusive Today's Golfer columns, award-winning comedian John Robins, one half of YouTube's Bad Golf, explains how he 'solved golf' to break 90 for the first time... and how you can do it, too. Hello and welcome to my new Today's Golfer column. I'm sorry to say that it’s not going fix your slice in five easy...

  • Tyrrell Hatton: "Being robbed at gunpoint was terrifying"

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 12 October 2020

    BMW PGA Championship winner Tyrrell Hatton talks superpowers, golfing regrets, his love of Liverpool FC and being robbed at gunpoint... Tyrrell Hatton has had quite the year, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour before victory at the European Tour's flagship BMW PGA Championship made him one of the top-10 golfers in the world. We grabbed the Englishman for a...

  • Tyrrell Hatton: "I've always been too hard on myself"

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 12 October 2020

    Tyrrell Hatton is enjoying the best year of his golf career, winning his maiden PGA Tour title at the Arnold Palmer invitaional and the European Tour's flasghip BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth to move into the world's top 10. But little over a year ago the Ryder Cup star was struggling with injury and mental demons. We sat down with...

  • Alex Horne and John Robins make 'Bad Golf' hilarious

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 7 October 2020

    Bad Golf, the YouTube channel created by TaskMaster's Alex Horne and BBC Radio 5Live's John Robins, has proved a huge hit. We joined the award-winning comedians at The Shire to find out why they broadcast their lack of ability on the golf course to the world... Watching comedian Alex Horne hole a 90-yard wedge shot, it would be easy to think the ‘Bad...

  • LPGA winner Mel Reid: "I broke my first golf trophy!"

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 5 October 2020

    Shoprite LPGA Classic champion, six-time Ladies European Tour winner and Solheim Cup golfer Mel Reid tackles the TG Golf Test. England's Mel Reid won her maiden LPGA title at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, her 19-under par total enough to beat Jennifer Kupcho by two shots around the Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club (watch final round highlights below). RELATED: Best Women's...

  • Tiger Woods' racism and bigotry battle

    Written by Lawrence Donegan on Friday, 2 October 2020

    We look back at how racism and bigotry cast a shadow over the teenage life Tiger Woods, the world's most famous golfer. This story is taken from the October 2007 issue of Golf World magazine but, in a modern world of quick hits, hot takes and listicles, we believe there's still a place for a real story that's 13 years old and more...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Sophia Popov gives us all hope"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Tuesday, 29 September 2020

    Today's Golfer columnist and LET star Meghan MacLaren explains why Sophia Popov's AIG Women's Open win at Royal Troon answered her own demons and gave hope to golfers everywhere. This year’s Women’s Open was the classic rags-to-riches Cinderella story. The kind that brings a tear to the eye of even the most hardened, storied golf journalist. It was probably my most liked...

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