2012

  • New British Development Tour Enjoys Successful Launch Event

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 15 October 2012

    The Players Tour, a new British Development Tour for up-and-coming professional golfers and elite amateurs, hosted its inaugural launch event at the European Tour venue, the London Golf Club, on Wednesday the 10th of October. The new tour, that will kickstart in 2013, aims to become the biggest British one-day golf tour, offering players the chance to compete for thousands of pounds without the expenses of travel and...

  • Justin Rose Claims £935,000 Final Win In Turkey

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 12 October 2012

    Justin Rose has managed to hold off fellow Englishman Lee Westwood and claim the massive £935,000 winner’s cheque at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final. The duo went head-to-head in Friday’s final, after emerging from their four-man groups and winning their respective semi-finals on Thursday. Westwood, who carded a three-under 67 in the final to miss out by a shot, still...

  • Tiger Woods Knocks Out Rory McIlroy In Turkey

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 11 October 2012

    It was not a literal knock-out, but it would have felt like one, as Tiger Woods delivered some killer blows to Rory McIlroy at the Turkish World Golf Finals. He may have been well off his best, but the Northern Irishman will still no doubt be reeling after Woods blew him out of the water, and the competition, by posting a seven-under 64...

  • Diary From The Challenge Tour: Chris Hanson

    Written by Chris Hanson on Thursday, 11 October 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...

  • Rory McIlroy Sets Sights On Race To Dubai Title

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 9 October 2012

    Having already claimed the U.S. PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup and the world number one spot this year, Rory McIlroy is now turning his attentions to finally winning the Race To Dubai title. The Northern Irishman is already guaranteed to top the standings on the PGA Tour after four wins, and he wants to follow in the footsteps of former world...

  • Shorts Allowed To Be Worn At New Turkish Event

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 9 October 2012

    It is somewhat of a strange occurrence in professional golf, that players are banned from wearing shorts in sweltering conditions, while the caddies, spectators and even the top amateurs can wander freely in the cooler legwear. But that is set to change this week at the Turkish World Golf Finals, where Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and the other six players...

  • Fantasy Golf: Portugal Masters preview

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 9 October 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, stays on the European Tour this week for the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria in the Algarve. It's a tournament that has a history of attracting a strong field and past winners include Lee Westwood and Alvaro Quiros. The Englishman isn't teeing it up this week but the big-hitting...

  • Woods And McIlroy Set To Do Battle In Turkey

    Tuesday, 9 October 2012

    Former and current world number ones Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are set to go head-to-head in Turkey this week after being drawn in the same four-man group. It means the world's top two players will play each other at least once in the new £3.2m tournament, that also includes Charl Schwartzel and Matt Kuchar – also in Group One -...

  • Dog Steals Casey's Ball During Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 5 October 2012

    Former Ryder Cup star Paul Casey found himself in a spot of bother during round two of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns after a local dog ran off with his golf ball. About to putt for eagle on the 12th, the dog walked up to the Englishman's ball before picking it up and heading for the 13th tee.

  • Fantasy League: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship preview

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday, 2 October 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, returns to the European Tour this week for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, held over three of Scotland’s finest links courses: Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews. It’s a unique event on the European Tour calendar, where the pros mix with the world’s top golfing celebrities vying for the hefty...

  • Olympic swim legend in Dunhill Links event

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 30 September 2012

    Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, joins a world-class field of golf professionals for this week’s prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. American swimmer Phelps made history in the Olympic Aquatic Centre in London this summer when he won four gold and two silver medals to take his career total of medals won to 22, made up of 18...

  • Win big with TG's Fantasy Ryder Cup game

    Written by Ryder Cup 2012 on Thursday, 27 September 2012

    There's still time to sign up for the Today’s Golfer Fantasy Golf stand-alone Ryder Cup game for your chance to win some amazing prizes! Every existing manager will be automatically entered and even if you don’t already play TG Fantasy Golf you can sign up now to play over the Ryder Cup weekend and win a share 92 prizes in...

  • Ian Poulter Trick Shot Video

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 26 September 2012

    Ahead of the 2012 Ryder Cup, Ian Poulter went down to Woburn to meet World Trick Shot Champion Geoff Swain. In the video below Geoff teaches Ian a number of moves from his winning routine, including hitting a tennis serve with a driver and crushing a bouncing ball with the big dog.

  • Fantasy Golf: Ryder Cup preview

    Written by Ryder Cup 2012 on Monday, 24 September 2012

    It's a very special week for the Today's Golfer fantasy game as we offer a one-off Ryder Cup game with £4,500 of prizes up for grabs. You can log in with your normal details from the regular game or enter for free if not already registered. You still have to pick a six-man team with your $15m budget and you must...

  • Alexander Bjork Takes European Tour Qualifier At De Vere Wychwood Park

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

    The European Tour Qualifying School First Stage came to a close at De Vere Wychwood Park with some of Europe’s top amateurs and promising professionals moving a step closer to becoming members of the European Tour. Alexander Bjork from Sweden finished in first place after firing a two-under par 70, at the Cheshire-based venue for a four-round total of four-under. He will...

  • win a four-ball at the london club

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 20 September 2012

    With the action just over a week away, the prestigious London Golf Club is showing its support for Jose Maria Olazábal’s European Ryder Cup team by offering the chance to win a complimentary fourball around the International Course.  Golfers booking a tee time between now and the beginning of Sunday’s singles session (30th September) will automatically enter into a prize...

  • Video Diaries From The Challenge Tour

    Written by Chris Hanson on Wednesday, 19 September 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 new TG online feature we'll 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 month...

  • Fantasy Golf: Tour Championship preview

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday, 18 September 2012

    The Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game, in association with Your Golf Travel, visits the PGA Tour for the final time this week as the FedEx Cup Play-offs reach their climax at the double-weighted Tour Championship. The top 30 players in the FedEx Cup assemble at East Lake this week with an extra $10 million (£6.2 million) for topping the standings on...

  • Javier Ballesteros Wins Madrid Amateur Open

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 September 2012

    Javier Ballesteros, son of golf legend Seve, has won the amateur Madrid Open. The 22-year-old finished six-under-par to win by four shots. His golfing success follows on from his first appearance in a professional event at the Peugeot Alps de Barcelona tournament in April where he finished tied for 12th, 12 shots behind winner Pablo Larrazabal. He dedicated the victory to his late...

  • Jiyai Shin Overcomes Brutal British Weather To Win The Women's Open Championship

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 September 2012

    South Korean Shin Jiyai claimed her second Women's British Open, and second major, courtesy of a nine shot victory at Hoylake. The 24-year-old started the day with a five-shot lead and it never looked like she wouldn't close out her 36th professional win. Unfortunately though, Jiyai's victory was overshadowed, quite literally at times, by the brutal British weather that led to...

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