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  • Rory McIlroy looks to change golf ball after Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    Rory McIlroy was looking to complete the career grand-slam when he teed up at Augusta National, but instead had to settle with his fourth top 10 finish in a row. A disappointed McIlroy has admitted that his game simply wasn't good enough to win, as moments of brilliance were cancelled out by periods of play to forget.  The conditions during the first...

  • Sergio's Masters success has been 20 years in the making

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 April 2017

    Sergio Garcia is a major champion. It seems this should have been written not long after he finished second in the PGA Championship way back in 1999, but Garcia's career has been strewn with a heartbreaking series of missed chances and final-round collapses. Until now.  With a fierce back-nine comeback Garcia propelled himself in to a tie for the lead with...

  • The Masters Report: We rate how the Brits fared

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 10 April 2017

    Justin Rose led the charge in a bid to become the first European to win both the US Open and the Masters, but it was not to be. Rose led the field at one point by three-shots, but a fierce come-back from eventual winner Sergio Garcia saw Rose lose his chance to get back-to-back English Masters victories on the first...

  • Play the MacKenzie Trail

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 7 April 2017

    Augusta, Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne... Alister MacKenzie was responsible for designing them all, as well as many less famous venues closer to home. Now, some of them have joined forces to create the new MacKenzie Trail. There’s nine venues on the Trail, all within 60 miles of each other. And, as MacKenzie himself would have approved, they are all accessible and...

  • Top Wales resort splashes out £400,000 on new course machinery

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 6 April 2017

    It may look like a scene from Augusta National but this particular band of greenkeeping brothers belong to a major venue thousands of miles away just off the M4 near Cardiff. The Vale Resort in south Wales has invested more than £400,000 in state-of-the-art golf course and greens equipment as the new golf season gets off into full swing. The resort, home...

  • Westwood could scoop huge bonus with Masters win

    Thursday, 6 April 2017

    Lee Westwood is hoping to win his first ever major title at the Masters this week, and last year's runner-up is set to win more than a green jacket if he does.  Flannels, the luxury fashion retailer, who recently announced Westwood as an ambassador, have put a £2 million price tag on the tournament’s famous green jacket if he...

  • Two lucky golfers win dream trip to the Masters

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 6 April 2017

    Two lucky golfers are in Augusta and set to watch the Masters after winning a dream trip thanks to Million Dollar Hole in One. MDHIO, working in partnership with YourGolfTravel, offered players the chance to enter a prize draw to win an all-expenses paid trip to watch the first major of the year. Golfers pay €10 each to enter a...

  • Catch every second of The Masters on Sky Sports

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 5 April 2017

    Sky Sports' coverage of the 2017 Masters begins tomorrow so book the afternoon off work and get ready to enjoy over 10 hours of golf. Featured groups, Amen Corner and holes 15 and 16 will be broadcast on the red button, online and on the go from 14.15 on Thursday and Friday. Full coverage begins at 19:00 for the first three...

  • Faldo exclusive: Augusta's on a knife-edge

    Written by Kevin Brown, Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 5 April 2017

    Sir Nick Faldo knows a thing or two about Augusta. He’s played there since 1979, winning three times – more than any other European. “I love Augusta, just love being there,” he told us as we sat down in the clubhouse at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona, where he’s working for US TV. In 1997, he had a grandstand seat for Tiger’s...

  • 22 of the UK's Most Unusual Courses

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 4 April 2017

    Fancy playing somewhere new, different, fun and quirky….courses guaranteed to provide an unusual golfing challenge and experience. Well, the 22 UK courses listed below will definitely fulfill all those requirements as well as providing a round to remember. Forever….. *Bala, Gwynedd, Wales This ten-holer is short but exceptionally sweet. But the hilltop layout can turn sour from the word go – the...

  • Could you escape the world’s biggest bunker?

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Saturday, 1 April 2017

    Construction workers at the first of two new courses in the Algarve region of Dia das Mentiras have been the first to experience what is believed to be the world’s deepest bunker. Taking advantage of the small but impressively tall range of sand dunes, known locally as the Cresce o Nariz, up-and-coming German course designer Walther Mittë has fulfilled the brief...

  • Masters 2017: Hatton's first trip to Augusta

    Written by Staff Writer on Friday, 31 March 2017

    We sat down with Tyrrell Hatton to talk Masters memories, Augusta excitement and the holes he’s already thinking about ahead of his first trip down Magnolia Lane. TG began our interview with Hatton by suggesting we’d like to kick off with some questions “about a tournament in April”. The event isn’t named, but Hatton’s grin stretches across his face as he...

  • MASTERS 2017: How hard IS Augusta National?

    Friday, 31 March 2017

    The Masters is held every April at Augusta National in Georgia - and yet every year the same questions seem to pop up about the first major.  As a result, we decided to tackle one of the most common questions there is.... How hard IS Augusta National? Last April, 89 of the world’s best golfers arrived at Augusta with high hopes of taming the...

  • Golf Tourism England showcase beautiful video mini-series

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 30 March 2017

    Golf Tourism England have released five stunning videos displaying England’s greatest golf courses in a bid to inspire more golfers to visit some of the world’s most historic courses. Focusing on locations such as past Ryder Cup venues in Yorkshire to the spectacular regions of the Atlantic coast, the short mini-series beautifully displays golf in England at it’s very best and...

  • 21 of the toughest courses in the UK

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Every golfer enjoys and relishes a challenge...and that is exactly what you'll get if you tee it up at any of the 21 courses listed below. They're arguably the most challenging layouts you're ever likely to face so are you prepared to pit your wits and skills against ther toughest courses around? Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland A links beast as well as a...

  • Win a free putting lesson off a European Tour pro

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Do you suffer with the putting yips? Does the very thought of a slippery three-footer fill you with dread? If so, we’re here to help. We’ve teamed up with European Tour pro Steven Tiley to help change your fortunes on the putting green. We are offering four lucky readers a free putting lesson with Tiley at Royal Cinque Ports in Kent on...

  • Fantasy Golf is back! Register now and pick your team for The Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Fantasy Golf 2017 is now open for registrations! Make sure you sign up now, as all teams will have until 23.59 on the Wednesday before play begins, to save and submit their chosen players. FANTASY GOLF UPDATES We've made some changes to the game this year, one of which will provide you with a smoother team selection process. You can now search for players...

  • Coming Soon: Fantasy Golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 24 March 2017

    Today's Golfer 2017 Fantasy Golf: Coming SOON! Fantasy golf is returning for a seventh season! Over 6 thousand of you played every week last year, with Clare Kasey claiming the top prize. This year, Fantasy Golf is coming back with several new improvements and additions to last year's game, with some incredible prizes up for grabs. Once again, Fantasy Golf...

  • What we learned from Tiger Woods' new book

    Written by Staff Writer, Today's Golfer on Thursday, 23 March 2017

    He may be crocked (again) but Tiger was busy during his last injury-enforced break penning a new book called Unprecedented: The Masters and Me. While we all still wonder if Tiger Woods will play in the Masters this year or not, we sat down and read his new book to relive some of the best Tiger Woods Masters moments.  In his new book, Tiger...

  • Chance to see Euro Tour stars in action for free

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

    Golf fans are being given a chance to see European Tour stars in action for free after organisers of the Rocco Forte Open–Verdura announced that spectators will receive complimentary admission to the tournament this spring. The event, which will take place from May 18-21, will be the first time in five years that Sicily and the exclusive Verdura Resort has hosted...

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