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  • 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...

  • Georgia Hall: "If I wasn't a golfer I'd be a spy!"

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 21 September 2020

    LPGA winner, Major champion and Solheim Cup star Georgia Hall answers quick-fire questions about golf, life and plenty in-between. Georgia Hall returned to the LPGA winner's circle for the first time since the 2018 AIG Women's British Open as she defeated Ashleigh Buhai in a play-off to lift the Portland Classic trophy at Columbia Edgewater Country Club on Sunday. RELATED: WITB and winning stats...

  • Dustin Johnson: I can lower your golf scores

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Tuesday, 8 September 2020

    Dustin Johnson and his team explain what you can learn from the World No.1 and FedExCup winner 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 if he...

  • Padraig Harrington: Regrets, redemption and the Ryder Cup

    Written by Nick Harper on Thursday, 3 September 2020

    Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington on the postponement, his extra year in charge of Team Europe and his incredible life in golf. Right about now, in a world without Covid-19, Padraig Harrington should be putting the finishing touches to his Ryder Cup Battle Plan for the clash with Steve Stricker's Team USA at Whistling Straits. In a sane and normal world, every...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Tough golf courses reveal the best players"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Thursday, 27 August 2020

    LET star and Today's Golfer columnist Meghan MacLaren loves a golf course that tests your mental game as much as your shotmaking. Is it just professional golfers who always find something to complain about? Or is it golfers, as a breed? RELATED: Callaway reveal Big Bertha REVA women's golf range Since Covid-19 hit the world and we all had our beautiful game taken away...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Lockdown made me feel lost"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Thursday, 30 July 2020

    Ladies European Tour star and new Today's Golfer columnist Meghan MacLaren reveals she has learnt a lot about herself in the last few months. When the pandemic hit properly and my purpose got taken away from me, I felt a little lost. Lockdown made me realise how much I need competitive golf for my overall happiness. There was a moment during lockdown...

  • The golfer who won Olympic golds in track & field and a major while fighting cancer

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 10 July 2020

    Babe Zaharias is one of the most remarkable golfers ever to play the game On July 3 1954, the great Babe Zaharias won her 10th and final career major by 12 shots at the US Women’s Open, in spite of an ongoing battle against colon cancer. Born in Texas on June 26, 1911, Zaharias would become one of the greatest athletes of...

  • Shane Lowry: "Winning The Open hasn't changed me"

    Written by John Huggan on Friday, 10 July 2020

    In the week he was due to defend The Open at Royal St George’s, we sat down with Shane Lowry to talk about his year with The Claret Jug, winning at Royal Portrush, growing up in Rory McIlroy’s shadow and his determination to make Padraig Harrington’s Ryder cup team for Whistling Straits. Shane Lowry doesn’t mind waiting another 12 months to...

  • Why Tiger Woods was hounded out of his first golf club

    Written by Lawrence Donegan on Tuesday, 30 June 2020

    This story is taken from the October 2007 issue of Golf World magazine. In a modern world of quick hits, hot takes and listicles, we like to believe there's still a place for a real story that's 13 years old but as relevant now as it was then – if not more so.  The story of how racism and bigotry cast...

  • Justin Rose: "Golf needs to be on the front foot to bounce back from Coronavirus"

    Written by Justin Rose on Monday, 11 May 2020

    "There is an opportunity to play golf sooner than other sports. If it’s safe to do so, we have to be  proactive and take that chance." I think the penny dropped as to how serious things were becoming in March, just after they cancelled The Players. Cancelling that seemed reactive and surreal, but everyone knew it was coming and, in hindsight, shutting...

  • Tiger Woods: "There's only one man more competitive than me"

    Monday, 27 April 2020

    Tiger Woods talks to Golf Digest's Henni Zuel about getting punched by Muhammad Ali, his love of darts, and trash-talking Phil Mickelson.  Henni Zuel (Golf Digest): You're a huge sports fan and everyone is dearly missing live sports right now. It just has this wonderful way of connecting everyone. Bringing us together, so good for you mentally and physically. So all about...

  • The Disney film that shaped DeChambeau's career

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Thursday, 16 April 2020

    Bryson DeChambeau is a self-confessed “golf scientist” who since making his US PGA Tour debut as an amateur at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2015, has developed into one of the world’s leading players. Now 26 and a five-time PGA Tour winner ranked 13 in the world rankings, DeChambeau has the golfing world at his feet and in the coming...

  • Tiger Woods' new golf swing

    Thursday, 12 March 2020

    Tiger Woods' swing is ready to win more majors Before his 2019 Masters victory, Tiger Woods hadn’t won a Major since 2008. That year, he started just seven events, winning five of them (including the US Open) and finishing second at the Masters. His worst finish was a fifth-place. He’d been the world’s No.1 player almost uninterrupted for a decade. His...

  • Henrik Stenson: 'The Players Championship should be golf's fifth major'

    Thursday, 5 March 2020

    Next week will mark 11 years since Henrik Stenson won the Players Championship. The Swede can still remember the victory celebration even now, though not for the reason you might expect. He was given a speeding ticket on his way back to Orlando. “I think 90 [mph] is enough to get attention, I guess,” he says with a smile. The laughter which...

  • Golf Test: Lucas Herbert

    Monday, 27 January 2020

    Just how similar are you are the world's best golfers? On the tee this month... big-hitting Aussie and European Tour star Lucas Herbert From breaking clubs in anger and his best ever round of golf to a great story behindhis favourite hole in one, get to know new Omega Dubai Desert Classic winner Lucas Herbert. Have you ever broken a club in...

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

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 9 January 2020

    After battling injury and mental demons, Tyrrell Hatton is a man reborn following his recent victory in Turkey. No longer reliant on painkillers and with the rocky spell that threatened his top-50 ranking behind him, he's determined to prove he's not a Ryder Cup one hit wonder  Tyrrell Hatton was all set to write off 2019 long before he won the...

  • Xander Schauffele: Inside life on the PGA Tour

    Written by Kit Alexander on Wednesday, 8 January 2020

    Success hasn't come fast or come easy for Xander Schauffele, the 26-year-old American. But as Kit Alexander explains, he's now ready to make the big jump from PGA Star to major winner. Xander Schauffele didn't arrive onto the PGA Tour with any fanfare. There was no Walker Cup appearance, no eye-catching performance in a major or PGA Tour event as an...

  • Padraig Harrington: 'I didn't expect the Ryder Cup captaincy to be this full-on"

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 7 January 2020

    With nine months to go until the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Padraig Harrington has already started trying to predict his team of 12. But, as Michael Catling found out, there’s a lot more to his job as European captain than you might think… When Padraig Harrington agreed to succeed Thomas Bjorn as European Ryder Cup captain, he didn’t expect it...

  • Lee Westwood: 25 years on Tour

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 October 2019

    After 25 years at golf's top table, Lee Westwood has adopted a new relaxed approach. Here the European Tour and Ryder Cup legend explains the reasons behind the change, golf's future and reveals his one remaining goal. Lee Westwood seems a lot more relaxed these days. As he kicks back on the Ping Tour truck, chatting to anyone who comes on...

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