2012

  • Tiger Woods Blames Fatigue For Missing WGC Event

    Friday, 2 November 2012

    Tiger Woods said fatigue was the reason he skipped this week's World Golf Championship event in Shanghai. As Australian Adam Scott and South African Louis Oosthuizen grabbed the first-round lead at the $7 million event in China on Thursday, the 36-year-old Woods was holding a putting clinic for school children in Singapore. The main sponsor had been unhappy Woods and world number...

  • Video Tips From Donald, Poulter, McDowell and More

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 1 November 2012

    Ahead of the HSBC WGC Champions event, TG columnist Andrew Cotter caught up with some of golf's biggest names to get their swing tips. Below are a selection of videos including bunker play with Ian Poulter and putting with Luke Donald. He also got Graeme McDowell's chipping tips and Lee Westwood's guide to hitting a draw and a fade. While the video tips,...

  • Video: Ian Poulter Reflects On A Year To Remember

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 1 November 2012

    During the build-up to the WGC Champions event, Ian Poulter picked up the European Tour Player of the Month award for September and the Shot of the Month award for July - for a holed 100-yard pitch shot at the Alstom Open de France - but he still wants more. He told TG columnist Andrew Cotter that he is still eager...

  • Video: How The Masters Changed Bubba Watson

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 1 November 2012

    Six months after slipping into his first green jacket, TG columnist Andrew Cotter caught up with Bubba Watson to see if it had changed him as a man or a golfer. The American lefty also spoke about whipping up a crowd frenzy in Medinah and how he imagines the sahpe of his shots. Watch the video below, that was filmed with the...

  • Behind The Scenes Video With Ryder Cup Stars at WGC Champions Event In China

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 31 October 2012

    Ryder Cup heroes Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell and Open Champion Ernie Els have prepared for the WGC HSBC Champions with a visit to the bank's global headquarters in Hong Kong. TG columnist Andrew Cotter was there and presents the video below, containing interviews with the stars and some behind the scenes action. The golfers were also introduced to scratch...

  • Keegan Bradley Ready To Fight Long Putter Ban

    Wednesday, 31 October 2012

    2011 USPGA Champion Keegan Bradley has spoken out to say he will not give up his long putter without a fight, should the expected New Year ban come to fruition. The fiery American revealed his plans, which may include legal action, to the press at the WGC Champions event in China. Bradley, who was the first player to win a major...

  • HSBC Disappointed By McIlroy and Woods Snub

    Wednesday, 31 October 2012

    Sponsors of this week's WGC Champions event have spoken out to criticise world number one Rory McIlroy and 14-times major winner Tiger Woods for turning down the chance to play in the presitgious tournament in China. HSBC's worldwide Head of Sponsorship Giles Morgan said: "On the one hand we have by far and away the strongest field in Asia this year, 13...

  • PGA Tour Announce 2013 Schedule And New 2014 Format

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 31 October 2012

    The PGA Tour schedule has been announced for next year and it will be the last before it switches to a new format that will see the season start in autumn. In total there will be 36 tournaments in the regular season with a further four for the FedEx Cup play-offs, concluding with the Tour Championship that starts on September 19th.  ...

  • Top-25 Earn Their PGA Tour Cards At Web.com Tour Championship

    Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    Twenty-five members of the Web.com Tour have been awarded thier 2013 PGA Tour cards after a tense final day at the Web.com Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch near Dallas. Justin Bolli claimed a two-shot victory in the final event, allowing him to make the second biggest leap in Tour history to earn a card the last week of the season, jumping...

  • Fantasy Golf: WGC - HSBC Champions preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    With the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, nearing its conclusion, the double points on offer at this week's WGC - HSBC Champions take on even greater importance. Mission Hills in China boasts an incredible 12 18-hole golf courses, making it the largest golf complex on the planet. This week's event will be completed over the...

  • Dougherty And Archer Miss Out On Cards In Challenge Tour Finale

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    It was a roller coaster finale this week on the Challenge Tour, as the 45 players arrived at the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final looking to claim one of 20 European Tour cards.  But it was arguably those who missed out that will grab the headlines when the dust settles. Three-time European Tour winner Nick Dougherty was the biggest of those...

  • Rory McIlroy Beats Tiger Woods In Exhibition Match

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 29 October 2012

    Rory McIlroy shot a five-under-par 67 to beat Tiger Woods by one shot in what could be the first of a long line of exhibition matches between the world's number one and two golfers. The 18 hole head-to-head match at Jinsha Lake Golf Club in China gave the Northern Irishman a chance to avenge his six shot loss to Woods during the World Golf Finals...

  • Harrington Wins The PGA Grand Slam Of Golf

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 25 October 2012

    Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington made the most of his late call up to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. The Irishman was invited to the four-man field after Open champion Ernie Els withdrew with an ankle injury. Harrington made the most of the opportunity to finish nine-under and beat U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson by a shot. The Wilson Staff...

  • Ernie Els Signs With IMG

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 23 October 2012

    2012 Open champion and four-time major winner Ernie Els has announced that he has signed with IMG, the world’s leading global management and marketing representation company. The South African commented: “IMG has a global network of offices, loads of experienced and dedicated golf staff operating in every aspect of the game so really is best equipped to help me achieve everything I want...

  • Harrington Set To Fill In For Els In PGA Grand Slam of Golf

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 23 October 2012

    Three time major winner Padraig Harrington has been handed a place in the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal in Bermuda on Tuesday and Wednesday after Open Champion Ernie Els pulled out with a sprained ankle. The Irishman will line-up against Masters champion Bubba Watson, US Open winner Webb Simpson; while defending champion Keegan Bradley will stand in...

  • Fantasy Golf: BMW Masters preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 23 October 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, continues on the European Tour this week with the BMW Masters in Shanghai, China. The $7 million prize fund has attracted a world class field that includes 11 of Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Lake Malaren opened in October 2010. At 7,607 yards, it's a long track...

  • Bulgaria to host Volvo world match play

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 22 October 2012

    The 2013 Volvo World Match Play Championship will be played at the breathtaking Thracian Cliffs Course in Bulgaria from May 16-19. For the 48th edition of the event Volvo and International Management Group (IMG) will work closely with the Bulgarian Government in conjunction with the national Golf Association. The last three Volvo World Match Plays were held at Finca Cortesín in Spain...

  • Tiger Woods On Rory, Playing The European Tour, Belly Putters And More

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 19 October 2012

    The current world number two was speaking to the press ahead of defending his title at the annual Chevron World Challenge in late November. Tiger on Rory McIlroy “I think it's fun for us because we're the top two players in the world right now, and we get to compete against one another.  I've been in this conversation before when I played...

  • Rory McIlroy Set To Cut Playing Schedule In 2013

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 17 October 2012

    Rory McIlroy has announced that he will play less events in 2013 as he tries to re-find his enthusiasm for the game and pick-up his form at the right times in the season. The world number one has had a record 2012, winning his second major at the US PGA Championship, helping Europe to the Ryder Cup and climbing to the game's top...

  • Fantasy Golf: Perth International preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

    The cancellation of the Andalucia Masters means the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, is focused on the European Tour's Perth International this week. The Australian event is a new addition to the European Tour and takes place at the 7,143-yard Lake Karrinyup CC layout. The course may be short but its tree-lined fairways and relatively small greens should...

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