Player Features

  • 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...

  • 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 during the Coronavirus lockdowns. 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. RELATED: Andrew Cotter - "I don't understand why...

  • 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...

  • 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: My life on tour.

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 24 October 2019

    After more than 25 years at golf's top table, Lee Westwood has adopted a new relaxed approach to golf. Here the 2020 Race to Dubai champion, 25-time European Tour winner and Ryder Cup legend explains the reasons behind the change, how he sees the game's future and reveals his one remaining goal. Lee Westwood seems a lot more relaxed these days.

  • 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...

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