February

  • Video: TG Interviews Jason Dufner

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 28 February 2013

    In the videos below TG's Instruction Editor Joel Tadman interviews Titleist star Jason Dufner about his 2012 season, the Ryder Cup at Medinah, what his tips are for amateur golfers and some random quiz questions. In this first video TG asked the American about his breakthrough 2012 season, his mixed feelings and memories from the Ryder Cup at Medinah and his...

  • Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell Set For Irish Open

    Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell have confirmed that they will both compete in the 2013 Irish Open, completing Ireland’s line-up of Major Champions at Carton House during the June event. The pair will join Padraig Harrington and world number one Rory McIlroy in the field, along with Carton House Touring Professional Shane Lowry, who won the event as an amateur in 2009. Clarke, the...

  • Top women players 'walk on water' in singapore

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 26 February 2013

    Four of the world’s top women golfers “walked on water” in their business suits today to launch the sixth HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. The spectacular event was held at Marina Bay with World Number One Yani Tseng, defending champion Angela Stanford, and two other world-class golfers, Suzann Pettersen and Paula Creamer. The golfers, armed with both golf and business paraphernalia, looked...

  • Tim Finchem Declares the PGA Tour Is Against Anchroing Ban

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 25 February 2013

    PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem threw a spanner in the works during the WGC-Accenture Matchplay by announcing that the PGA Tour opposes the plan to outlaw the anchored putting stroke. Finchem argued that the lack of evidence to suggest players had an advantage by using a long putter meant "there is no overriding reason to go down that road." In his press conference...

  • WGC Matchplay Round One: McIlroy, Woods and Westwood Crash Out

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 22 February 2013

    It was a day of shocks and surprises at the WGC Matchplay as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Jason Dufner and Charl Schwartzel were all sent home in round one. However, Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter and Luke Donald - who is now the highest ranked player in the tournament - moved into the next round.  Most of the talk will focus on world...

  • Mark Mouland Achieves Top-10 Finish at ACE Group Classic

    Written by Champions Tour on Tuesday, 19 February 2013

    St Athan born professional Mark Mouland has continued his excellent form on the Champions Tour in 2013 at the ACE Group classic by finishing in tied-7th alongside Mark O’Meara. Mouland shot seven-under-par around the Twin Eagles Golf Course in Florida over three days, finishing one back from Roco Mediate in 5th and five back from eventual winner Bernhard Langer. The result moves him up 10 places in...

  • Jordi Garcia Pinto Claims Kenyan Challenge Tour Title

    Written by Challenge Tour on Monday, 18 February 2013

    Spain’s Jordi Garcia Pinto claimed his maiden European Challenge Tour title after an intensely dramatic finale at the Barclays Kenya Open, finishing one shot clear of Tim Sluiter. It was a thrilling final round from start to finish at the sun-drenched Karen Country Club in Nairobi, and despite standing on the 16th tee with a four-shot lead, Garcia Pinto still had...

  • USGA To Drug Test At 2013 Amateur Championships

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 13 February 2013

    The USGA will administer drugs tests at the US Amateur and US Women's Amateur Championships for the first time in 2013. The news comes after a high profile few months for drugs in sport, after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal and recent Vijay Singh deer antler spray revelations. Drug testing programs have been part of the US Open and US Women's Open since...

  • Lucas Bjerregaard Up For The Challenge In Kenya

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 13 February 2013

    Former amateur star Lucas Bjerregaard begins his rookie season on the European Challenge Tour at the Barclays Kenya Open this week and the Dane believes he has what it takes to live up to his billing as one of Europe’s top up-and-coming stars. The 21-year-old had a glittering career in the unpaid ranks, winning two European Boys Team Championships with his...

  • Chris Wood Named European Tour Golfer Of The Month For January

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 13 February 2013

    Chris Wood has been named The 2013 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month for January after he secured his maiden win with a stunning eagle at the final hole of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club.   The Englishman, who receives an engraved alms dish and a Jeroboam of Moët & Chandon champagne, battled back from...

  • Video: Callaway Long Drive Challenge

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 12 February 2013

    Callaway's longest men on tour went head-to-head during the Waste Management Phoenix Open to take part in a long drive bonanza. Nicolas Colsaerts, Gary Woodland, Luke List and Andres Gonzales were the men involved, with Woodland coming out on top thanks to a 376.5-yard effort. List was runner-up, in an event where each competitor was given five attempts to try and max...

  • Richard Sterne Secures Record Win In South Africa

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 11 February 2013

    South African Richard Sterne produced a faultless closing round 64 to claim a seven-stroke victory over Charl Schwartzel at the Johannesburg Open. The 31-year-old from Pretoria set a new tournament record of 27-under-par and in doing so secured his place at the lucrative Accenture Matchplay event in Arizona this month. Sterne was never troubled after overnight joint-leader Trevor Fisher Jr saw his challenge collapse...

  • USGA Moves To Tackle Slow Play On The PGA Tour

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 7 February 2013

    After the almost embarassing final round of the the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, the USGA have finally decided to act upon the slow pace of play on the PGA Tour. The 'Pace of Play Initiative' will analyse courses, looking at factors such as length, green-to-tee walks, location and number of hazards and the gaps between tee times The resulting data will create...

  • Phil Mickelson Claims His Best Is Yet To Come

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 5 February 2013

    Off the back if his incredinble win at the Wate Management Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson has predicted that thanks to the performance of his new Callaway RAZR Fit Xtreme driver, he could be about to "potentially play some of the best golf I’ve ever played". The American's new big dog helped him to finish T12 in driving ditance (298.9-yards on average) and T55 for...

  • Motocaddy Backs EuroPro Tour For Eighth Year

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 4 February 2013

    Motocaddy has been unveiled as the ‘Official Electric Trolley’ brand of the PGA EuroPro Tour for an eighth consecutive year, supporting a professional circuit that has produced Major winners including Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel. The company - that was recently confirmed as the best-selling trolley brand of the last two years - will support the 2013 PGA EuroPro Tour at 17 events across...

  • James Hahn Dances Gangnamn Style At Scottsdale

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 4 February 2013

    James Hahn may have been well behind runaway leader Phil Mickelson during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but that didn't stop him celebrating a long birdie putt at the famous 16th.   As his putt disappeared the American broke out in the now infamous Gangnam Style dance, much to the delight of the massive American crowd. The 31-year-old dropped the putt...

  • Record 180,000 crowd flocks to WM Phoenix Open

    Written by Kevin Brown reports from Phoenix on Sunday, 3 February 2013

    Saturday’s 3rd round attendance of 179,022 unbelievably set an all-time single-day record in Waste Management Phoenix Open and professional golf history.  Forget the four major championships and the Ryder Cup, the biggest crowds in golf flock to the annual early-season party held at the TPC Scottsdale. With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s, golf fans came out in droves to...

  • Lefty so close but so far from historic 59

    Written by Kevin Brown in Phoenix on Friday, 1 February 2013

    Phil Mickelson was “absolutely mortified” after agonisingly missing out on shooting a historic round of 59 in the Waste Management Phoenix Open yesterday. Lefty had to settle for a 1st round score of 60 after his birdie putt on the final green somehow failed to drop after completely circling the hole. Mickelson was gutted and couldn’t believe the 25ft putt didn’t go...