June

  • Fantasy Golf: Irish Open preview

    Written by Kit Alexander, TG Instruction Editor on Monday, 24 June 2013

    The 2013 Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game heads back to the European Tour this week for the Irish Open at Carton House GC, County Kildare. The 7,301-yard layout is par 72 that features 130 strategically-placed bunkers, narrow fairways and fast and undulating greens. It may be long but there is a premium on good strategy and straight hitting. Scrambling will come into...

  • Belt Claims Maiden EuroPro Tour Victory

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 21 June 2013

    Alex Belt shot a final-round 70 to win the PDC & World Snooker Open by one and claim his first PGA EuroPro Tour £10,000 winner’s cheque. The 27-year-old finished 11-under-par, with Chesterfield’s George Woolgar and Simon Lilly sharing second place on 10-under. Belt has come close to winning on the PGA EuroPro Tour several times in the past, and admitted he was relieved to finally get that...

  • Justin Rose Signs With Tiger Woods' Management Company

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 21 June 2013

    Justin Rose has joined the management company that represents Tiger Woods, parting company with British based 4Sports & Entertainment AG to join the growing golf empire run by Mark Steinberg on behalf of Excel Sports. The move is a coup for Steinberg, who adds the new US Open champion to a list that also includes Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland. The Independant reported that Rose had been in...

  • Marriott Sign Tom Lewis As Brand Ambassador

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 21 June 2013

    Marriott has signed English European Tour player Tom Lewis as a Brand Ambassador. Under the terms of the arrangement the former Walker Cup player and Tour winner will wear the Marriott logo on his sleeve and will represent the renowned hotel group on his travels around the world. The agreement further underlines Marriott’s commitment to the game of golf, and on Tour,...

  • Fantasy Golf: Travelers Championship Preview

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 18 June 2013

    Unlike last week's test for the US. Open, TPC River Highlands is anything but a grind. The host of the Travelers Championship is a pa- 70 like Merion Golf Club, but that's where the similarities end. While Justin Rose won with a one-over-par total last week, that score wouldn't have even made the weekend at TPC River Highlands in 2012. At 6,841-yards, it's...

  • Win A TaylorMade US Open Tour Bag Signed By Justin Rose

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 18 June 2013

    To celebrate Justin Rose’s landmark triumph in the US Open, we have teamed up with american golf and TaylorMade to offer golfers the chance to win a piece of golfing history, a commemorative US Open staff bag signed by Rose himself.      With only a limited number of commemorative bags produced by TaylorMade for the US Open, they are set to become...

  • Rose Wins US Open

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 June 2013

     Justin Rose clinched his maiden major title to become the first Englishman for 43-years to win the US Open. The 32-year-old won by two shots from now six-time runner-up Phil Mickelson and Jason Day on a gripping final day. Below we bring you what clubs the Englishman used, how he cost Ladbrokes £2 million and his very best instruction tips, from playing...

  • Rose Win Costs Ladbrokes £2 Million

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 June 2013

    Justin Rose's US Open win has cost Ladbrokes a cool £2 million in payouts to winning punters. The Englishman was heavily backed before the tournament started, seeing him tee off at Merion as a 25/1 shot, however in-play punters also had the opportunity to back Rose as big as 66/1. Going into the late hours of Sunday evening Rose was as short as...

  • Justin Rose's Putting Tips

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 June 2013

    We recently caught up with the new US Open champion, Justin Rose, to get his tips on how to hole more putts. There were times in the past when I’ve got frustrated with myself and started doubting myself as a putter, but I wouldn’t have won big events if I wasn’t a good one. But one thing David Orr has stressed to...

  • Justin Rose On Wedge Play

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 June 2013

    We recently caught up with the newly crowned US Open champion Justin Rose, who gave us his tips to help improve your wedge play. With wedge play, it’s all about face control. What TrackMan has taught me is that with your wedge swing path, because of spin loft, you can have a much bigger range of how you can swing the...

  • Justin Rose On How To Play Under Pressure

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 June 2013

    Want to learn some tips from the new US Open Champion? We recently spoke to Justin Rose about how he handled the pressure at Medinah at last year's Ryder Cup, to see what the average golfer can learn from the Englishman. 1 - Getting into the right mind-set For me it started on the 17th green. My reaction was somewhat unique; I...

  • How Justin Rose Has Tranformed His Game In The Last 12 Months

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 June 2013

    "Five years ago I couldn’t have done what I did in the Ryder Cup at Medinah," says Justin Rose. It’s a frank admission from the Englishman, but also an indicator of how he has taken his game to the next level and truly become one of the world’s best players. Only he’s not resting on his laurels. Not by a long...

  • Inside The Ropes With Justin Rose's Caddy

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Monday, 17 June 2013

    Mark Fulcher has been a vital cog in Justin Rose’s rise to world beater. As part of our special 25th anniversary issue, he told TG how it’s happened. Justin’s work ethic is extraordinary and has been ever since I started working with him. He’s an easy guy to work for. He works hard and there’s some long hours every now and then,...

  • Justin Rose wins the US Open

    Written by 2013 US Open on Monday, 17 June 2013

    Justin Rose spoilt the party in Philidelphia, just as he had done in Chicago, nine months ago at the Ryder Cup. And, just as in Chicago, the man left trailing in his wake was the crowd favourite in America, Phil Mickelson. At the Ryder Cup, it was the Englishman’s snaky, long putt on the 17th hole which broke the American’s heart...

  • Can Mickelson win US Open on his 43rd birthday

    Written by 2013 US Open on Sunday, 16 June 2013

    It is a great story. Phil Mickelson, who has five times been the runner-up in his national championship makes it sixth time lucky. And he does it on Father’s Day, after getting a red-eye jet in, from California a couple of hours before his tee time on Thursday, because he wanted to go to the 7th grade graduation of his...

  • Mickelson and Horschel joint leaders

    Written by 2013 US Open on Saturday, 15 June 2013

    With several groups needing to come back in the morning, to play a handful of holes of their second round, the two leaders in the clubhouse are Billy Horschel and Phil Mickelson. Horschel is the surprise entity, with one PGA Tour win to his name, the Zurich New Orleans Classic, which he won in April earlier this year. Mickelson is, of course,...

  • Mickelson goes into early lead

    Written by 2013 US Open on Thursday, 13 June 2013

    Phil Mickelson, who has been the bridesmaid five times at the US Open, has given himself yet another chance this weekend, after firing a first round 3-under par 67. Also 3-under is the Swede Peter Hedblom, after 7 holes; and Lee Westwood is on 2-under after 7 as well. Typical Phil, he didn’t do it in the conventional manner, flying in from...

  • 2013 US Open By Numbers

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 13 June 2013

    $1.5 million: The winner's cheque from a purse of $8 million. $55,000: The winner's cheque at Merion in 1981, from a purse of $347,330. 25,500: The number of daily fans who will flock to Merion. 9,860: The entries for the 2013 US Open. 9,600: The number of balls expected to be hit on the range. 6,996: The number of yards the players will cover over...

  • The calm before the storm

    Written by 2013 US Open on Thursday, 13 June 2013

    The 113th version of the US Open promises to be one of the most open US Opens in recent history. Tiger, with four wins under his belt already this year, is not surprisingly the 6/1 favourite; but after five years without a major championship victory, the world number one needs to prove to himself and his fans that he is capable...

  • Garcia spat keeps rumbling on

    Written by 2013 US Open on Wednesday, 12 June 2013

    If Sergio Garcia was thinking that his spat with Tiger would end this week, he may have to think again. On the eve of the 113th US Open, the storm which hovers above the head of the Spaniard shows every sign of being as noisy and damaging as the one headed for Merion itself. Indeed, there are those out here saying...

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