Player Features

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Big Interview: Eddie Pepperell

    Thursday, 25 October 2018

    *Note: Since we spoke to Eddie, he claimed his second European Tour title at the British Masters. On the back of his best season ever, we attempt to find out what makes Eddie Pepperell tick "I know where the 65 came from today. Last night, upon stepping down from the top of the bunk bed (of which Laurie was sharing with me),...

  • Jason Day: The Golf Test

    Thursday, 18 October 2018

    Just how much do you have in common with the world’s top golfers? On the tee this month... 12-time PGA Tour winner Jason Day Did you know? Day's first-ever golf club was a 3-wood, which his dad pulled out of a rubbish dump. Have you ever walked off a course in frustration? During the practice round before Majors, it can be frustrating when you're...

  • Richard Bland: Working for the win

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 May 2018

    *This article has been updated. When it was originally posted in October, Bland had competed in 425 European Tour events.  Richard Bland is still waiting for his first win after 434 starts on the European Tour... but who's counting? Patience is a virtue – nowhere more so than in the crazy world of professional world. So it's just as well that 45-year-old...

  • Your Swing Versus: A 9 Handicap vs Tommy Fleetwood

    Monday, 14 May 2018

    Your Swing Versus: European No.1 and World No.10 Tommy Fleetwood Tour pro technique may be out of reach for most of us but, with a better understanding of what separates them from us, we can at least move closer to the action of an elite player. In putting up a regular amateur against a tour star, we aim to uncover just where...

  • Rip it like Rory McIlroy: 5 Ways for more distance

    Monday, 19 March 2018

    Finally recovered from the injuries that derailed much of last year, Rory McIlroy has returned fit and firing in 2018 - and has just picked up his first victory in 539 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Here, in extracts taken from an exclusive interview with our sister magazine Golf World, Rory explains how he’s ready to make up for lost time, and...

  • Big Interview: Eddie Pepperell

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 26 February 2018

    Eddie Pepperell is a European Tour winner. It's still fresh, having become a champion just a day ago, but it's been a long time coming for the Englishman. Eddie Pepperell is one of golf's most compelling characters. Penniless at 21, his rags to riches tale has been documented in his blog, and taken him from the top of the Open leaderboard...

  • Joost Luiten: 20 Questions

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 19 February 2018

    Joost Luiten talks Ibiza and Jessica Alba... and why Augusta's 12th is so hard At what age did you first break par? I must have been around 13 years old but I can't remember where - it was so long ago!   Highlight of your career so far? Winning the Dutch [KLM] Open twice. Last year was very...

  • Golf Test: Paul Casey

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 9 February 2018

    Just how much do you have in common with the 13-time European Tour winner Paul Casey?  Have you ever nearly missed your tee time? Yes, in the Ryder Cup with Robert Karlsson in 2006. We'd waited to let the Americans get on the tee  first, but then Captain Woosnam came running over and said: 'You're on the tee in 30 seconds!'...

  • Power Secrets from the PGA Tour

    Monday, 29 January 2018

    Featuring: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Thomas Pieters, Tony Finau and Jon Rahm.  These tips originally comes from our sister magazine, Golf World. To subscribe to their magazine, click here #1: Dustin Johnson: Create A Wide Swing Arc To Generate Maximum Swing Speed The key to hitting the ball further is generating as much clubhead speed as you...

  • 20 Questions with Thomas Bjorn

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 12 January 2018

    20 Questions: European EurAsia and Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn on his love of tennis and THAT tee shot at the 2003 Open  How old were you when you first broke par? It would have been at my home course in Silkeborg in Denmark. I was probably 13 or 14, and I think I was one or two-under-par. Highlight of your...

  • The Jon Rahm interview

    Written by Nick Wright on Friday, 10 November 2017

    Jon Rahm became World No.1 with his victory at The Memorial Tournament. In 2017, and just a year into his professional career, the Spaniard talked us through his rise and career goals. Rewind little more than a year and Spain's Jon Rahm was just another top amateur with huge potential. Now he's become the World no.4 with three Tour titles to...

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