Player Features

  • 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 the game's top table, Lee Westwood has adopted a new relaxed approach. Here the British Masters host 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 board, the...

  • Golf Test: Shane Lowry

    Sunday, 21 July 2019

    How much do you have in common with the world's best golfers? On the tee this month... The Open champion Shane Lowry Have you ever rushed to the first tee? Yeah, my first year on tour at the French Open. I got my tee time wrong and made it by 30 seconds. I birdied the 1st which was quite good. Have you ever...

  • Martin Kaymer: Why this season is one of the most important of his career

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 21 March 2019

    In his most candid interview yet, two-time Major champ Martin Kaymer opens up about the mental and physical battles that have left him winless since 2014, and battling to prove his critics wrong... Despite being the defending US Open champion and a serial European Tour winner, Martin Kaymer never felt like golf's top dog. Even when the rankings said he was. The...

  • Georgia Hall: "I'm making up for lost time"

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 7 March 2019

    Georgia Hall's rags to riches tale is one of sacrifice and money troubles which threatened to end her golf career before it had even begun. The fact she's now the poster girl of ladies golf, at just 22*, makes her journey all the more remarkable.  [ Update: Georgia turned 23 on the 12th April ] Georgia Hall has always been different from...

  • DJ's guide: 5 Things you can learn from Dustin Johnson

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Monday, 25 February 2019

    A permanent fixture in the world’s top three – including a 64-week spell as No.1 – Dustin Johnson and his inner circle of advisors tell TG how he got there, how he’s stayed there and how you can max your own game  There are few golfers with more natural ability than Dustin Johnson. But after he finished 2015 ranked eighth in...

  • Louis Oosthuizen: The Golf Test

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 10 December 2018

    Just how much do you have in common with the world's top golfers? On the tee this month... nine time European Tour winner Louis Oosthuizen Have you ever come close to missing your tee time? I nearly missed one at the Players three or four years ago, because my caddie went to the wrong tee. He got mixed up, thinking we were...

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