2012

  • Lefty and Bubba to star at Phoenix Open

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 31 December 2012

    Two-time Phoenix Open champion Phil Mickelson, Masters champion Bubba Watson, fan-favourite Rickie Fowler, 2010 WM Phoenix Open champion Hunter Mahan and 2012 defending tournament champion Kyle Stanley are among the first commitments to the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open.  The 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played the week of January 28 – February 3 at the TPC Scottsdale.

  • TG 2013 Predictions

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 31 December 2012

    Watch the videos below to see TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander and Instruction Editor Joel Tadman make their predictions for next year's key categories. 2013 promises to be another showcase year for golf, how will Rory McIlroy adjust to his new equipment and the pressures of being world number one? Will Tiger Woods add to his major collection? Can Luke Donald,...

  • Video: 2013 Major Predictions

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 31 December 2012

    In this video TGs Features Writer Kit Alexander and Instruction Editor Joel Tadman look ahead to the majors in 2013. They highlight some of the key contenders, including past winners like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Louis Oosthuizen; as well as some potential first time winners like Juatin Rose, Ian Poulter and Luke Donald. Watch the video below to see their picks:  ...

  • Video: 2013 Rory McIlroy versus Tiger Woods

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 31 December 2012

    In this video TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander and Instruction Editor Joel Tadman look at the battle between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods that will unfold in 2013. Woods will be looking to silence his critics and win another major, while McIlroy wants to assert his dominance on the world number one ranking. In the video below our duo debate who...

  • Video: 2013 Breakthrough Player of the Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 31 December 2012

    In this video TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander and Instruction Editor Joel Tadman look ahead to 2013 and the possible contenders for breakthrough player. Those up for consideration include Henrik Stenson, Kistoffer Broberg, JB Hansen and Russell Henley. Watch the video below to see what they think:   ...

  • TG 2012 Reviews of the Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 24 December 2012

    Watch the videos below to see TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander and Instruction Editor Joel Tadman debate their player, villian, moment, shot, controversy and breakthrough player of the year. 2012 started with a play-off at The Masters and never slowed down, with a dramatic final day at the U.S. Open, Ernie Els claiming his fourth major, Rory McIlroy winning by eight...

  • Video: 2012 Breakthrough Player of the Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 24 December 2012

    In this video TG Features Writer Kit Alexander and Instruction Editor Joel Tadman look at the breakthrough players of 2012. Up for their consideration are players including Jason Dufner, John Huh, Branden Grace and Bernd Weisberger. Watch the video below to see who they picked:   ...

  • Video: 2012 Controversy of the Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 24 December 2012

    In this video TG's Instruction Editor Joel Tadman and Features Writer Kit Alexander look at the biggest controversies of 2012. Some of the contenders include Donald Trump for the Trump International Links scandal, Peter Dawson for allowing changes to the Old Course and the sky writing at Medinah during the Ryder Cup. See who won thier vote below:   ...

  • Video: 2012 Moment of the Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 24 December 2012

    In this video TG's Features Writer Kit Alexander and Instruction Editor Joel Tadman debate what was the best moment of 2012. There are a lot to choose from, including Rory McIlroy winning his second major, an intense play-off at Augusta National during The Masters and, of course, three days of fun-filled, nail-biting action at the Ryder Cup. What moment will get their...

  • Video: 2012 Player of the Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 24 December 2012

    In this video TG's Instruction Editor Joel Tadman and Features Writer Kit Alexander debate who their player of the year is. With outstanding seasons for Rory McIlroy and Branden Grace and stand-out performances from the likes of Ian Poulter at the Ryder Cup, it was a hard fought catergorie. Watch the video below to see who they chose:   ...

  • Harrington completes Volvo Champions field

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 21 December 2012

    Three-time Major winner, Pádraig Harrington, has confirmed his entry as entries closed for the 2013 Volvo Golf Champions. The European Tour’s elite year-opening ‘tournament of champions’ for European Tour winners only will have a field of 35 players who have won 234 European Tour titles between them including 14 Major titles. Harrington qualifies along with along with Darren Clarke, Retief Goosen,...

  • Paul Lawrie Reflects On Record Year With Wilson Staff

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 21 December 2012

    As 2012 draws to a close, Ryder Cup star Paul Lawrie has been reflecting on a record season with his club makers Wilson Staff. “This has been a very special year for me and my Wilson Staff clubs have been a key ingredient,” said Lawrie. “Starting with three straight top-10 finishes; then a record win on home soil; being part of...

  • European Tour Referees Discuss Using Video Evidence

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 20 December 2012

    The referees of the European Tour have opened discussions to bring in video refereeing at their 2012 Rules Conference at the PGA Catalunya Resort. Thirty-five delegates from seven European golf federations - including The PGA, The R&A and The European Tour - gathered to discuss rules-related issues, including queries raised by the increase in media and television coverage. In his presentation, John Paramor, Chief Referee of The...

  • European Ryder Cup Team Win Sports Team Of The Year Award

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 7 December 2012

    Europe’s magnificent 2012 Ryder Cup victory has been recognised by the Sports Journalists’ Association, when it was handed the Team of the Year prize at their annual British Sports Awards on Thursday. Captain Jose Maria Olazabal and his men were the runaway winners of the award, ahead of Olympic Rowers Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger and third-placed Chelsea, the 2012 Champions League winners. It...

  • Horror Stories From PGA Tour Q-School

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 30 November 2012

    In a little corner of California this week golf is witnessing the end of an era, as 171 men try to win their PGA Tour cards at the last ever Qualifying School event. As of 2013, the only way to find your way onto the PGA Tour will be to graduate from a gruelling season on the Web.com Tour - America’s second...

  • Oceanico Golf proud of top rookie Ricardo

    Written by TG staff writer on Friday, 30 November 2012

    Oceânico Golf is delighted to announced that its official brand ambassador, Ricardo Santos has become the first ever Portuguese golfer to be voted the recipient of the European Tour’s  Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. This momentous accolade sees the 30 year-old, who has honed his game at Oceânico Golf’s seven magnificent facilities since his junior days, etch...

  • Video: The New Anchoring Ban Explained

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 28 November 2012

    The R&A and USGA have outlined plans that will ban golfers from anchoring either a belly or broomhandle putter to their body from January 1st 2016. With it they have released the video below to help simply explain the rules to golfers around the world. In short, the new rules will "prohibit strokes made with the club or a hand gripping...

  • Clarke is fans' favourite for Ryder Cup captaincy

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 28 November 2012

    The 2011 Open champion, Darren Clarke OBE, is the popular choice among club golfers to lead the European Ryder Cup team in 2014, according to a recent poll carried out by HowDidiDo, Europe's largest golfing community. Clarke, who played in five consecutive European sides between 1997 and 2006, took 39 per cent of the vote, polling half as many votes again...

  • Poults beats Rory to hero of the year title

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 28 November 2012

    Ian Poulter has enjoyed a momentous end to the season and Europe’s Ryder Cup talisman is celebrating a new award after being voted the Golfers’ Hero of the Year after a survey of around 100,000 golfers. Poulter, 36, was the overwhelming choice of the clients of Your Golf Travel, one of Europe’s leading golf travel companies, following his heroic display at...

  • European Tour Announce 2013 Schedule Including New £19 Million 'Final Series'

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 27 November 2012

    The 2013 European Tour schedule has been announced and the stand-out change is the arrival of a new £19 million 'Final Series' format similar to the Fed-Ex Cup. The ‘Final Series’ – made up of BMW Masters, the WGC HSBC Champions, the Turkish Open and the DP World Tour Championship – has been brought in to “bring even more drama and...

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