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  • Golf Life’s Tubes: “I swapped alcohol for golf clubs… it’s changed my life”

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 9 May 2022

    Soccer AM star Tubes and brother Ange have taken YouTube by storm with their hilarious Golf Life channel. During Mental Health Awareness Week, the popular pair explain how the game has changed their lives. If you spent your Saturday mornings watching Soccer AM on Sky Sports in the early-to-mid noughties, you’ll remember Tubes (real name Peter Dale) for his hilariously awkward...

  • DP World Tour winner Adri Arnaus: “The Ryder Cup is my goal.”

    Written by Rob Jerram on Thursday, 5 May 2022

    Everything you need to know about big-hitting DP World Tour winner Adria Arnaus. Arnaus won his first title with a victory over Oliver Bekker after a mammoth six-hole play-off at the Catalunya Championship at PGA Catalunya. It was a case of third time lucky for the Spaniard, who had lost his two previous play-offs, beaten on both occasions by fellow countrymen...

  • World Golf Ranking: History, records, and every No.1

    Written by Rob Jerram on Tuesday, 29 March 2022

    Everything you need to know about the Official World Golf Ranking, including all of the milestones and every player to have been No.1. Since the introduction of the men’s Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) in 1986, 25 different players have reached the pinnacle, from ten different countries. Scottie Scheffler became the latest to achieve the feat with his victory at the WGC...

  • Tiger Woods’ racism and bigotry battle

    Written by Lawrence Donegan on Thursday, 10 March 2022

    As Tiger Woods is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, we look back at how racism and bigotry cast a shadow over the teenage life of the world’s most famous golfer. This story is taken from the October 2007 issue of Golf World magazine but, after Tiger Woods’ speech as he entered the World Golf Hall of Fame, we believe this...

  • Sir Mark Rylance on playing ‘World’s Worst Golfer’ Maurice Flitcroft

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 10 March 2022

    Maurice Flitcroft was not a golfer, but that didn’t stop him trying to qualify for golf’s most famous tournament. Fitting then that Sir Mark Rylance had only played a handful of rounds himself when he was cast to play ‘the world’s worst golfer’ in new film The Phantom of The Open. We’ve long been fans of Maurice Flitcroft’s extraordinary story here...

  • Maurice Flitcroft: The story of the ‘World’s Worst Golfer’

    Written by Rob Jerram on Thursday, 10 March 2022

    Maurice Flitcroft was not a golfer. But that didn’t stop him making multiple disatrous attempts to qualify for The Open. Now the ‘world’s worst golfer’ is the subject of a star-studded movie. 15 years after Maurice Flitcroft’s passing, a new British film will tell the extraordinary true story of how the chain-smoking crane driver from Barrow-on-Furness, attempted to qualify for The...

  • Leona Maguire: Making history and aiming for the top

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 8 February 2022

    The first Irishwoman to win on the LPGA and the best Solheim Cup rookie ever, Leona Maguire won’t stop in her drive to be golf’s best. Everything Leona Maguire touches turns to gold. At least, that’s how it seems, and it’s been that way ever since she first picked up a club in her native Cavan, Ireland, 27 years ago. A stellar...

  • David Feherty: “I was the Tiger Woods of drinking!”

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 17 November 2021

    From Ryder Cup player and  to the PGA Tour’s resident raconteur, David Feherty is one of the most fascinating men in golf. Here he reflects on his life in the game. It’s easy to forget that David Feherty played in perhaps the most famous Ryder Cup of all time. The 63-year-old has spent nearly 25 years entertaining fans from behind the...

  • Conor Moore: Making a big impression in golf

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 16 November 2021

    For golf impressionist Conor Moore, it doesn’t matter if you’re Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau or Gary Player. No one is off limits when it comes to being mimicked.  Fred Couples once said of Conor Moore that “if you close your eyes, you would think Ian Poulter is right next to you”. The likeness is uncanny and part of a...

  • Lucas Herbert: “I’ve got my life back to where I wanted it”

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 2 November 2021

    ‘I hit rock bottom. I didn’t pick up a club for a month until I rediscovered my love for the game’ In the wake of his momentous first PGA Tour win at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, we take a look back at our exclusive interview with the big-hitting Australian, Lucas Herbert.  During our conversation, Herbert spoke candidly about his mental health issues,...

  • Matt Fitzpatrick: “I’ve got to start competing in the big events”

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 28 October 2021

    Matt Fitzpatrick on Bryson-proofing golf courses, the problem with slow play and why he’s fed up being known as the PGA Tour’s nearly man. Matt Fitzpatrick has come a long way since being mistaken for Tiger’s ball boy at the 2013 Open. The kid who chased Rickie Fowler for an autograph still retains the same slender build and boyish looks, but...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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