May

  • Wesselingh Competes In First Major Of 2013

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    John Letters staffer Paul Wesselingh has teed it up in the first Senior Major Championship of the 2013 Season, the Senior PGA Championship.  The 2012 European Senior Tour Rookie of the Year competed in his first Senior Major Championship at Bellerive Golf Club, St Louis last week, but rounds of 72 and 77 meant he narrowly miss the cut by two shots. The 51-year-old lined up...

  • Fantasy Golf: Memorial Tournament preview

    Written by Kit Alexander, Instruction Editor on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

    The 2013 Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game is back on the PGA Tour this week for the prestigious Memorial Tournament, hosted by Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield Village. This event always attracts one of the strongest fields of the year outside the Majors and eight of the world's top 10 will be playing this week. Muirfield Village, which is also hosting the Presidents...

  • Tiger Woods Set To Play In Turkish Open In November

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

    Tiger Woods has confirmed he will play the Turkish Open, a new event on the European Tour, in November this year. The 78-man tournament will be played over the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Belek and will form the third leg of the Final Series on The Race to Dubai. Woods also played in Turkey last year, at the eight-man Turkish Airlines World Golf...

  • Miracle Rebound Puts Wood in Wonderland

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 22 May 2013

    David Wood will never forget the way he won the recent Foremost Championship, after he saw his overhit approach at the 18th hit a scoreboard and bounce straight into the hole for an eagle, to help him win by one! Playing at the MacDonald Portal Hotel and Golf Club in Cheshire, Wood's victory was so bizarre that it might have come straight out of the...

  • BMW PGA Championship Betting Specials

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 22 May 2013

    The BMW PGA Championship will see 11 of the twelve victorious Ryder Cup stars tee-up at Wentworth tomorrow and online bookmaker 888sport.com is offering an industry best price of 7/1 that all 11 will make the cut. The bookies are also offering an industry leading price of 11/2 that the 2013 BMW PGA Championship winner will do so with an anchored putter, following this...

  • Sergio Garcia Denies Woods Comment Was Racist

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 22 May 2013

    Sergio Garcia's ongoing row with Tiger Woods took a turn for the worst on Tuesday night at The European Tour's Players' Awards dinner when the Spaniard made a remark with racial connotations when questioned about the world number one. Garcia was asked in jest if he would have the American round for dinner one night during the upcoming US Open and replied: "We will have...

  • Fantasy Golf Preview: BMW PGA Championship

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 21 May 2013

    In contrast to years gone by, the European Tour makes just one visit to English soil in 2013 with the flagship BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The event has thrown up a list of prestigious winners down the years, including a four-year winning streak for Englishman thanks to Luke Donald (2012 and 2011), Simon Khan (2010) and Paul Casey (2009). With three of the top four...

  • Team Europe To Get An Extra Wildcard At 2014 Ryder Cup

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 21 May 2013

    Europe captain Paul McGinley will have three wildcard picks for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. It means there will be nine automatic qualifying places for the 12-man team, which will aim to defend the title they won during a dramatic final day at Medinah in 2012. It means the Irishman will have an extra pick from Jose Maria Olazabal, who led Europe to victory...

  • R&A And USGA Announce Final Approval On Anchoring Ban

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Tuesday, 21 May 2013

    Golf’s governing bodies have today announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b - that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke - will take effect on January 1, 2016. Rule 14-1b was given the final approval by the USGA and The R&A following an extensive review by both organisations, after a comprehensive process in which comments and suggestions from across the golf community...

  • McDowell wins Volvo World Matchplay

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Monday, 20 May 2013

    Graeme McDowell has moved to the top of the Race to Dubai standings by winning the Volvo World Matchplay Championship in Bulgaria. Last year’s runner up came from behind to defeat Thongchai Jaidee 2&1 in a closely contested final at the Gary Player designed Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach resort. McDowell’s opponent in the quarter-final was Nicolas Colsaerts, to whom he lost...

  • Luke Donald Meets The Queen Ahead Of BMW Defence

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 17 May 2013

    In search of his third consecutive win at next week's BMW PGA Championship, Luke Donald took a break from his preparations today to visit Buckingham Palace and meet the Queen. The former world number one was collecting an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his work both on and off the golf course. He was commended for having held the top spot...

  • TG Fantasy Golf Preview: HP Byron Nelson

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 16 May 2013

    TPC Four Seasons hosted the Byron Nelson singularly in 1986-1993 and again since 2008. The par-70 course has measured 7,166 yards since a redesign in 2008.  The par-5s serve as the antepenultimate holes on each nine and the players will want to make the most of them as the duo averaged 4.64 in 2012. Especially as the 528-yard third has ranked annually among the...

  • David Horsey and Scott Drummond Lead EuroPro Field At Astbury Hall

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 15 May 2013

    European Tour players David Horsey and Scott Drummond will be among the field in The Astbury Hall Classic this week as the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour arrives in Shropshire. The tour is making its debut at Astbury Hall in Bridgnorth, a top-class championship course designed by Judas Priest lead guitarist KK Downing. The 54-hole event begins on Wednesday, May 15th and...

  • Woods revels in Sawgrass win

    Written by TG Staff on Monday, 13 May 2013

    The way he celebrated with caddie Joe LaCava told you everything about how much Tiger Woods’ fourth win of 2013 and two-shot victory at The Players Championship at Sawgrass meant to him. With Woods and Sergio Garcia level, the tournament looked to be heading for a play-off until the Spaniard put two tee shots in the water at the 17th hole. Woods...

  • Win Tickets To See Ian Poulter And Justin Rose At Zone Golf!

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 10 May 2013

    TG has teamed up with Zone Golf to offer you and a friend the chance to watch golfing superstars Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie and Paul McGinley as they go head-to-head with world-class celebrities in the UK launch of the revolutionary new game, Zone Golf. The contest over the Dukes Meadows par-3 course takes place on the Bank Holiday Monday on the 27th of May,...

  • Players Tour Finishes In Playoff Thriller At Surrey National

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 10 May 2013

    After two previous runners up finishes already this season, James Doswell from East Sussex secured his first win as a professional golfer at Surrey National on The Players Tour. He joins fellow Hastings' golfer Colton Alleyne-Davis, who won his first professional tournament earlier in the season, to continue The Players Tour's fine reputation as a breeding ground for up-and-coming talent. With Surrey National in excellent condition it was...

  • Players Tour Finishes In Playoff Thriller At Surrey National

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Friday, 10 May 2013

    After two previous runners up finishes already this season, James Doswell from East Sussex secured his first win as a professional golfer at Surrey National on The Players Tour. He joins fellow Hastings' golfer Colton Alleyne-Davis, who won his first professional tournament earlier in the season, to continue The Players Tour's fine reputation as a breeding ground for up-and-coming talent. With Surrey National in excellent condition it was...

  • Montgomerie Leads New Inductees Of World Golf Hall Of Fame

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Thursday, 9 May 2013

    The World Golf Hall of Fame inducted five more members on Monday as Colin Montgomerie, Fred Couples, Willie Park Jr., former European Tour Executive Director Ken Schofield and US Open champion and broadcaster Ken Venturi were inducted at the annual Induction Ceremony. The class of 2013 included seven time European Tour Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie, who said: “When I think about...

  • Dan Waite Wins EuroPro Tour Motocaddy Masters

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

    Dan Waite won the Motocaddy Masters by one stroke from Paul Grannell and Stiggy Hodgson after he finished one-under-par in the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour season opener at Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf and Country Club in Norfolk. Waite, based at Wisley Golf Club in Surrey, holed a birdie putt on the 18th to record a one-under-par final-round 72 and beat overnight leader...

  • The Montgomerie Maxx Royal To Host Turkish Open

    Written by Jake O'Reilly on Wednesday, 8 May 2013

    The Turkish Open that will be staged from November 7th – 10th 2013 will be a week of many firsts. Not only will it be the first ever European Tour event to be held in Turkey and one of four tournaments that make up the inaugural four Final Series of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai series,  it will also...

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