2014

  • Justin Rose to star in 18th Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 24 January 2019

    World No. 6 Justin Rose will compete in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters for the second time in three years. The 2013 US Open Champion joins Ryder Cup teammates Henrik Stenson and defending champion Sergio Garcia in Doha, on January 21 - 24 2015, Rose recently finished third in The Race to Dubai – behind Rory McIlroy and Stenson – after...

  • VIDEO: Bubba Watson's Christmas message

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014

    Bubba Watson has released this hip-hop video of him dressing up like Santa, calling himself 'Bubbaclaus' and promoting his #Bubbaclaus movement on Twitter, where he gives gear away to fans. We'll warn you now – it's not pretty. In years to come, people will be saying "I just don't feel Christmassy until I hear Bubba Watson's Christmas song"...  Celebrate Christmas with the TG...

  • Charley Hull wins Ladies European Tour Order of Merit

    Monday, 15 December 2014

    Charley Hull has made history as the youngest winner of the 2014 Ladies European Tour ISPS HANDA Order of Merit title, just 12 months after being named Rookie of the Year. Watch our video interview with Charley (above).  The 18-year-old from England capped her second season on tour with a tied fifth place finish in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on...

  • Westwood claims second Thailand Golf Championship

    Monday, 15 December 2014

    Lee Westwood claimed a unique Thailand Golf Championship double when he staged a fabulous fight back with a final round five-under-par 67 to win the US$1 million Asian Tour event on Sunday. Watch our round-up video (above).  The former world number one won the inaugural edition in 2011 and made it another victory to remember by signing off with a four-day...

  • VIDEO: Kaymer, Langer and Oosthuizen using Trackman

    Friday, 12 December 2014

    In the old days without Trackman and similar devices, Bernhard Langer would have to take his old driver out and hit it alongside his new driver to see which went further. now, He can test 10 drivers in 10 minutes thanks to the technology of Trackman. The precision of such a device allows the pros to really focus on the...

  • Rory favourite for BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

    Thursday, 11 December 2014

    Rory McIlroy remains the odds-on favourite with the firm at 4/9 following his triumphant summer, winning both The Open and PGA Championship, however a late gamble is developing on Lewis Hamilton who is now just a 13/8 shot. One punter who was that confident in the Irishman's chances of landing the elusive prize placed a wager of £10,000 on him doing...

  • Jamie Donaldson finally gets serious

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014

    Jamie Donaldson made his European Tour debut in 2001. Ten years later, plagued by back issues, he seemed destined for nothing more than journeyman status. Then, in 2012, he won the Irish Open. It heralded a dramatic upturn that would see him win again in 2013 and 2014, amass some £5m in tournament winnings, make the Ryder Cup team and...

  • Paul McGinley: Captain Fantastic

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014

    If Paul McGinley is in any doubt as to the effect a successful Ryder Cup captaincy would have on his life, they are surely dispelled as he drives a golf cart across the 18th fairway of the North course at Quinta do Lago in the Algarve. As he negotiates a route a five-year-old could have managed, spontaneous applause breaks out...

  • 2014's most improved players

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014

    We look at four vital statistical categories to reveal the golfers who made the biggest gains last year. 1. Rickie Fowler +11.1 yards  1. Ryo Ishikawa +1.20   1. Darren Clarke up 22% 1. Matt Every up 0.831 2. Marc Leishman +11 yds 3. Bubba Watson +10.6 yds 4. Angel Cabrera +9.7 yds 5. Charles Howell III +9.3 yds 2. Ricky Barnes +1.01 3. Jonathan Byrd ...

  • Player of the year: Rory McIlroy

    Written by James Henderson on Monday, 8 December 2014

    As crowds lining Tower Bridge watched on, and the River Thames glistened underfoot, a hapless Boris Johnson swung aimlessly into the water. Standing alongside him was a smiling Ulsterman, partaking in promotional duty in London, looking every inch the global icon. Rory McIlroy, the Lionel Messi of golf? “I don’t need another year like this one,” laughed the four-time Major...

  • Happy Birthday Lee Trevino!

    Monday, 1 December 2014

    Standing on the small street leading to Lee Trevino’s expansive and expensive Dallas home, it’s nearly impossible to see the size of the lodging from outside the front gate. There is a long, winding concrete driveway, a large creek on the right side and towering trees overshadowing the house. Not until you’re almost touching the window-paned front doors do you...

  • The Tiger I Know

    Monday, 1 December 2014

    Woods has been a hero and inspiration for everyone connected with golf over the last two decades. We asked players, officials and journalists to share their favourite personal anecdotes. Henrik Stenson “He gave me a nice present when we played the Tavistock Cup the week after I played the underwear shot at Doral back in 2009. The whole Isleworth team had signed...

  • Tiger: 10 shots that rocked the world

    Monday, 1 December 2014

    Tiger’s career has been defined by miracle shots that most other players wouldn’t even contemplate, let alone attempt. Here is our shortlist of his very best. Second shot, 16th hole, final round It’s the final 18 holes of a tournament he prizes above nearly all the rest. He is playing alongside his closest challenger – Chris DiMarco, a player who will not...

  • Tiger: A Work In Progress

    Monday, 1 December 2014

    Although Tiger Woods has had several high-profile coaches, he has been very much his own man when it comes to nurturing his technique. Whereas in many player/coach relationships the responsibility for developing the blueprint for success lands on the coach’s shoulders, it is clear the reverse is true when dealing with Tiger. During his time working with Butch Harmon, for example, a...

  • Tiger's Majors Ranked and Rated

    Monday, 1 December 2014

    Jack Nicklaus, with 18 major championships to his name – remains the yardstick against which all other golfers are rated. However, Tiger Woods has lifted 14 Grand Slam trophies and, along the way, broken numerous scoring records and performed feats not far short of miraculous. In fact, a strong argument can be made that, at his considerable best, the now...

  • Tiger: Rookie to Legend

    Monday, 1 December 2014

    In the 20 years since he won his first US Amateur Championship, Tiger Woods has dominated the game like no other player in history. With the exception of Nick Faldo’s dismantling of Greg Norman at the Masters, 1996 will not be remembered as a particularly vintage year for the major championships. If ever a sport could be accused of living up...

  • Inside the mind of Tiger Woods

    Monday, 1 December 2014

    Your favourite club? I’ve been asked this many times, it’s all 14. They have to be. In order to win a golf tournament, you’re going to have to use all 14 of them, and they’d better do exactly what you want. You don’t want to have any surprises out there, like hitting a long iron into a tight pin and it’s...

  • Tiger: My Game, My Gear

    Monday, 1 December 2014

    Only a privileged few have had the chance to sit down with Tiger Woods, to talk one-on-one and gaze into the eyes that have instilled so much fear and intimidation down the years. Thankfully, the situation in which we are looking at them is not on a golf course during the back nine of a Major championship. It’s on the...

  • Stenson eyes Major after DP World Tour Championship double

    Monday, 24 November 2014

    Henrik Stenson is eyeing a first Major Championship in 2015 after defending a title for the first time in his career at the DP World Tour Championship. The Swede carded a closing 70 at Jumeirah Golf Estates to finish 16-under-par, two shots ahead of World Number One Rory McIlroy and fellow Ryder Cuppers Justin Rose and Victor Dubuisson. Victory also assured...

  • Rickie Fowler to play 2015 Irish Open

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

    Rickie Fowler has accepted his mate Rory McIlroy's invitation to play in the Irish Open at Royal County Down.  The pair formed a bond as amateurs at the Co. Down links when they were on opposing sides in the 2007 Walker Cup, which Fowler’s United States team edged by 12½-11½ in McIlroy’s last appearance before he joined the professional ranks. Since then,...

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