2012

  • Paul Wesselingh Named Senior Tour Rookie Of The Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 26 November 2012

    John Letters’ latest staff player Paul Wesselingh has been crowned the European Senior Tour Rookie of the Year, with one event still remaining. The 51-year-old secured a maiden victory and six other top-10 finishes in 14 appearances in 2012, and is currently fifth in the Order of Merit heading into the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius. “This...

  • 2014 Ryder Cup selection bid starts at Celtic manor

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 26 November 2012

    The ISPS Handa Wales Open will kick-off the race for qualification for The 2014 Ryder Cup when it switches to a new, attractive late summer date on The European Tour International Schedule next year. The 2013 tournament will take place at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales, from August 29-September 1 and be the first counting event...

  • Video: Magician DMC Wows European Tour Stars

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 26 November 2012

    In August, Magician DMC wowed a selection of Europe's top players at the Jonnie Walker Classic, which was won by Scot Paul Lawrie. Now in edition 303,  on sale Thursday, TG have caught up with the trickster fo an exclusive interview about his magic and time with the pros. His tricks included catching a Lawrie 3-iron from point blank range and crushing a...

  • Fantasy Golf: DP World Tour Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 20 November 2012

    The 2012 Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, reaches its climax at the European Tour's DP World Tour Championship this week - and there are double points up for grabs. The top 60 on the Race to Dubai qualify (three players have chosen not to take part) and the top 10 at the end of the week will...

  • Lee Westwood Splits With Long-Time Caddie Billy Foster

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 16 November 2012

    Lee Westwood has announced that caddie Billy Foster will not be making a return to his bag when he recovers from injury, with Martin Kerr being handed the full-time job. Foster has been out for the past six months with a cruciate knee injury and Westwood had originally said that the bag would be waiting for him on his return. However, Foster has been recently advised that...

  • Diary From The Challenge Tour: Chris Hanson

    Written by Chris Hanson on Wednesday, 14 November 2012

    Away from the glamour of the European Tour there are thousands of golfers trying to make enough money to support their dreams and their families. In this TG online feature we follow the highs and lows of 2011 EuroPro Tour Order of Merit winner Chris Hanson, as he tries to adjust to life on the Challenge Tour. This week it...

  • Faldo: Woods' Affairs Will Cost Him All-Time Major Record

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 12 November 2012

    Six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo has spoken out to say that Tiger Woods’ sex scandals have ruined his chances of ever eclipsing Jack Nicklaus’ haul of 18 major championships. His harsh verdict came on BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme and comes off the back of Woods’ four-year majors drought since the revelations of his extra-marital affairs. Faldo said: “Those revelations...

  • Fantasy Golf: Hong Kong Open preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday, 12 November 2012

    It's the penultimate week of the 2012 Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, and a strong showing at the European Tour's Hong Kong Open could prove pivotal in the overall standings and private leagues. Fanling has hosted the tournament since it was first played in 1959 and it's been a European Tour event for the past...

  • Rory McIlroy Wins The Race To Dubai Title

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 12 November 2012

    World number one Rory McIlroy secured the Race to Dubai title after finishing third at the Singapore Open and, in doing so, has emulated Luke Donald's 2011 feat of capturing the European Tour and PGA Tour money list double. The 23-year-old shot a closing 65 to move-up the final-round leaderboard, including a 30-foot eagle putt at the last to edge one shot ahead of Thomas...

  • Video Interview: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy Talk Golf

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 8 November 2012

    Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods took part in the candid video interview below after their recent exhibition match in China. In it the world number one and 14-time major champion bounce off each other, talking about majors, staying injury free and trying to live up to the hype. CNN’s Shane O’Donoghue also asks the pair about how their relationship has evolved and their response to...

  • Phil Mickelson Speaks Out Over Long Putter Debate

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 8 November 2012

    Four-time major winner Phil Mickelson has entered the long putter debate, and not for the first time, he and Tiger Woods stand on opposite sides of the fence. The American left hander spoke out at a press conference ahead of the Barclays Singapore Open, saying : “I understand both sides, it's just that I don't think you can take away what...

  • Diary From The Challenge Tour: Chris Hanson

    Written by Chris Hanson on Tuesday, 6 November 2012

    Away from the glamour of the European Tour there are thousands of golfers trying to make enough money to support their dreams and their families. In this TG online feature we follow the highs and lows of 2011 EuroPro Tour Order of Merit winner Chris Hanson, as he tries to adjust to life on the Challenge Tour. This week he...

  • Fantasy Golf: Singapore Open preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 6 November 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, continues in Asia this week at the European Tour's Singapore Open. The Serapong Course at Sentosa GC, situated right next to the bustling Singapore Harbour, stages the tournament again. The Tanjong Course was also used in the last two events but the tournament reverts back to one course this year. The...

  • Poulter Sets Sights On Major After WGC Win

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 5 November 2012

    Currently riding high after his second WGC win, Ian Poulter is hoping to finally break his major duck in 2013. The fiery Englishman credited the confidence he picked up at the Ryder Cup for his victory at the WGC Champions event in China and now wants to kick-on in 2013. "It's been an amazing five or six weeks with the Ryder Cup...

  • Stars to shine in Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 5 November 2012

    Another star-studded field has been assembled for the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational Presented by EMC and being held at the legendary California venue from November 13 – 18. And if you just happen to be in this stunning neck of the golfing woods, you'll be interested to know that spectators are welcome to enjoy the 41st anniversary of golf’s only head-to-head...

  • Zack Rasego Crowned Caddie of the Year

    Monday, 5 November 2012

    Zack Rasego, bagman of Branden Grace, has been named the HSBC Caddie of the Year at the annual awards night during the WGC Champions event in China. After holding the silver-wear aloft, Rasego thanked the sponsors and spoke of how honoured he felt that his peers would have voted for him. Rasego and Grace won four European Tour titles and one Sunshine Tour event this year, ...

  • 14-year-old Wins Place At 2013 Masters

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Sunday, 4 November 2012

    Next year when The Masters rolls around in April there will be an added area of interest after 14-year-old Chinese golfer Tianlang Guan won his place in the field with victory in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. The championship was created three years ago to provide a big stage for a continent where golf was undergoing rapid growth. Now the tournament has...

  • Video: Poulter Learns To Make Chinese Noodles

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 2 November 2012

    Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter has had a busy week at the WGC Champions event in China. Having already spoke to TG columnist Andrew Cotter about his season, and shared his best bunker tips, he has now taken to the kitchen to try his hand at some cooking. The Cobra-Puma staffer was taught by a local chef the intricate art of how to...

  • Video: A Day In The Life Of A Caddie

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 2 November 2012

    In this latest HSBC unplugged video, TG columnist Andrew Cotter speaks to Martin Kaymer's caddie Craig Connolly. The duo chat about the life of a caddie on tour, before having a rummage through the German's tour bag. Cotter filmed the videos on behalf of WGC sponsors HSBC.  ...

  • Montgomerie Expects 12 Asian Major Champions Within 15 Years

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 2 November 2012

    Eight-time European Tour Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie believes Asia could have as many as a dozen major winners in the next 10 to 15 years. The 49-year-old has backed the region, which currently can count only South Korean Y.E. Yang as its solitary major champion, to produce the next batch of golf's household names. The Scot has reason to be optimistic. The...

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