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  • Reasons why playing golf can add years to your life

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 6 October 2016

    Playing golf is likely to increase life expectancy, help prevent chronic diseases and improve mental health.  Findings show that golf is likely to improve cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic health. Playing golf could also help those who suffer chronic diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancer and stroke, the study by the University of Edinburgh found. TOP STORIES Best drivers for...

  • Manchester United ace Lee Sharpe aiming for European Senior Tour

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 6 October 2016

    Former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe takes the game more seriously than most retired footballers. The three-time Premier League title winner, is aiming to join the European Senior Tour when he hits 50 in 2021. His handicap was two until a recent "bad couple of weeks" saw it slip to its current 2.6. But this minor setback won't deter him from his...

  • “I hurt like you hurt,” Jack Nicklaus leads tributes to Arnold Palmer at memorial service

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 5 October 2016

    Jack Nicklaus was fighting back tears as he led the tributes to Arnold Palmer in a moving speech at the King's memorial service on Tuesday. Nicklaus's tribute centred on the pair's special bond and moved many of those in attendance to tears at the Saint Vincent Basilica Parish at Saint Vincent College. "I hurt like you hurt," he said. "You don't lose a...

  • U.S.A Ryder Cup hero shares putting secrets

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Brandt Snedeker mastered the greens at Hazeltine during the Ryder Cup and in our latest issue he has been sharing his secrets. He openly admits he's no match for Bubba or Dustin in the power stakes, but Brandt Snedeker has always subscribed to the theory that you drive for show, putt for dough. His old-school "popping" stroke has become his trademark down...

  • Ryder Cup: What the players said

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Europe failed to overturn a three-point deficit going into Sunday's singles matches as they fell to a 17-11 defeat at Hazeltine National. Here is how players on both sides reacted to the result... Team Europe Rory McIlroy admitted he struggled in the final few holes of his epic battle with Patrick Reed on Sunday. "It's disappointing for us as a team and for...

  • VIDEO: How to play the shots that won the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Hazeltine head pro Chandler Withington reveals how you can play three of the shots which were pivotal in this year's Ryder Cup. The shot: 17th tee shot None of the 24 Ryder Cup players hit their irons dead straight. They all have a stock shape, but adapt to suit the task in front of them. The choice at 17 was a fade held against...

  • Ryder Cup Reaction: Andy Sullivan “Sometimes you just come up short”

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Despite Andy Sullivan holding his own throughout his first appearance at a Ryder Cup, the Englishman failed to register a single point over the weekend leaving him frustrated. Speaking to reporters Sullivan also admitted he struggled to cope with the atmosphere at Hazaeltine National during the weekend. “When you're a rookie, you're not quite seasoned in this sort of atmosphere,” he said. “It's...

  • Ryder Cup: In the bag Team Europe

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Here’s our guide to the equipment used by Darren Clarke’s troops at Hazeltine National during the 2016 Ryder Cup. Andy Sullivan Driver: Ping G 10 Aldila Rogue Silver Limited Edition 60TX Fairway Wood: Ping G 13.5 degrees Aldila Rogue Silver 70TX Hybrid: Ping G 17 degrees Aldila Tour Blue Hybrid Irons: Ping S55 3-PW Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour Putter: Cadence TR...

  • Photos and tweets from the 2016 Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 3 October 2016

    Here’s how Twitter reacted to the United States taking the Sunday singles by storm to claim their first Ryder Cup victory since 2008. READ REACTION FROM DARREN CLARKE HERE [View the story "Ryder Cup reaction" on Storify]...

  • Ryder Cup reaction: Darren Clarke

    Written by Edward Colman on Sunday, 2 October 2016

    Darren Clarke delivered a poignant speech at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Ryder Cup as he led the tributes to the late great Arnold Palmer. He said: "All the 24 players on this stage did themselves, their families and Samuel Ryder himself, proud. This week has been played under the shadow of Mr Palmer's passing. “But I'm sure he...

  • Ryder Cup: In the bag Team U.S.A

    Written by Edward Colman on Sunday, 2 October 2016

    Want to know which equipment was used by Davis Love III’s troops at Hazeltine? Look no further…   We have put together this guide detailing who was using what at Hazeltine National as the United States of American brought to an end their dismal record in recent Ryder Cup tournaments, getting the better of an inexperienced Team Europe side captained by...

  • United States win 2016 Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Sunday, 2 October 2016

    Team U.S.A clinched the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National, lifting the trophy for the first time in eight years.   Wildcard pick Ryan Moore sealed the job for the hosts as he secured the decisive point after beating European Ryder Cup veteran Lee Westwood. Europe went into the singles with dreams of another miracle of Medinah and while Clarke’s team started...

  • RYDER CUP: Saturday reaction and Sunday's singles

    Written by Edward Colman on Sunday, 2 October 2016

    Despite a spirited Team Europe fight back it is advantage Team U.S.A going into the final day at Hazeltine. The hosts are leading 9 ½ - 6 ½ and needing five points to claim the Cup for the first time since 2008, and Davis Love III is planning a strong line-up early doors to try and finish the job. Every American player...

  • Ryder Cup: How day one unfolded and what is to come on day two

    Written by Edward Colman on Saturday, 1 October 2016

    A resurgent Team Europe fought back from a 4-0 foursomes whitewash to cut the USA's lead to 5-3 after day one of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National.  Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose were out for revenge after suffering defeat to Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed in the foursomes and didn't disappoint as they enjoyed a 5&4 victory over their opponents.  With...

  • Ryder Cup final scores: Ryan Moore secures U.S.A victory

    Friday, 30 September 2016

    The greatest spectacle in golf has come and gone, here is how it ended up at Hazeltine. Europe has won eight of the last 10 matches dating back to 1995, but it’s a team in transition. The USA convened a special Task Force and appointed a captain with previous experience and a score to settle as they search for a winning formula. Both...

  • The WAGS of the Ryder Cup

    Friday, 30 September 2016

    The wives and girlfriends (WAGs) of the Team Europe and Team USA players competing at Hazeltine. Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnston Angela Akins and Sergio Garcia Annie Verret and Jordan Spieth Sabine Lisicki and Martin Kaymer Erin Walker and Jimmy Walker Kate Rose and Justin Rose Amy Mickelson and Phil Mickelson Sybi Kuchar and Matt Kuchar Emma...

  • Ryder Cup pairings: Foursomes announcement

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 30 September 2016

    The Olympic medal winning duo of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson will kick-off team Europe's battle to win a fourth successive Ryder Cup in Friday's opening foursomes. Speaking at the opening ceremony European captain Darren Clarke also said that all his rookies "will play before the singles", however he added went on to say that the state of the match would...

  • VIDEO: Piers Morgan is supporting Team USA at the Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 September 2016

    Piers Morgan is backing America in the Ryder Cup. With Ryder Cup fever sweeping across Europe, one of the nation’s most polarising public figures is supporting the States in golf’s showpiece event – thanks to the UK’s decision to leave the E.U. in this summer’s referendum.  He said: “I’m shooting for the USA all the way.”  In a possible attempt to rebuild Morgan-American...

  • Henrik Stenson: How to prepare for an away Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 September 2016

    A lot of airtime and column inches have been given over to the topic of home advantage in the build-up to this year’s Ryder Cup but does it really make a difference? Measuring 7,628 yards, Hazeltine National is the second longest course to stage the Ryder Cup and with plenty of big hitters in the US ranks it certainly seems to...

  • A hole-in-one could leave a hole in your wallet

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 September 2016

    Did you know that 11% of home insurance policies include cover for scoring a hole-in-one? There is no bigger shot in golf than a hole-in-one and as the sport's biggest stars prepare for the Ryder Cup this Friday, thousands of spectators will be hoping to see one. Data provided by financial information business Defaqto shows that 56 out of 488 (11%) home...

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