2020

  • Padraig Harrington: Regrets, redemption, and the Ryder Cup

    Monday, 27 June 2022

    At the age of 50, Padraig Harrington continues to add new achievements to his incredible golf CV. Making his debut at the US Senior Open, the Irishman held his nerve to seal a one-shot victory at Saucon Valley – his first win on any Tour in more than six years. Having been heavily defeated as European Ryder Cup Captain by Steve Stricker’s...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • Alex Horne and John Robins make ‘Bad Golf’ hilarious

    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...

  • 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: Why women’s golf will...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...