2014

  • Who can drive further with a putter: Langer or Kaymer?

    Thursday, 16 October 2014

    Who can drive further with a putter - Bernhard Langer or Martin Kaymer? The pair recently took the Mercedes-Benz 'Drive Your Putter' challenge to see who had the longest drive - with a difference, as their club of choice was a putter.  Would Martin Kaymer, officially ranked 12th in the world and winner of the US Open and The Players Championship...

  • Slumbers to replace Dawson as R&A Chief Executive

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014

    The R&A has announced the appointment of Martin Slumbers as Chief Executive and Secretary of the R&A from October 1st 2015. Slumbers will succeed Peter Dawson who is retiring next September after 16 years leading the body which organises The Open Championship and governs golf worldwide, jointly administering the sport with the USGA. He will join The R&A in March 2015 as...

  • Fantasy Golf: Shriners Hospital for Children Open

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014

    The PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas for week two of the 2015 season. With Canyons and cactus aplenty, TPC Summerlin on Nevada’s border has the perfect desert feel. There are few demons in Bobby Weed’s 7,255-yard par 71 layout with the stage set for late drama at the closing four holes which all feature some risk/reward element. Scoring was low last...

  • Dubuisson to defend Turkish Airlines Open title

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014

    Ryder Cup hero Victor Dubuisson will defend his Turkish Airlines Open from November 13-16, when the European Tour’s hottest new event returns to the stunning Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Being held for the second year in Turkey’s Antalya region, the tournament, which offers a prize fund of $7m, is the penultimate event of the European Tour’s lucrative Final Series. Frenchman Dubuisson will be...

  • Hotelplanner.com PGA Europro Tour announces Visit Egypt Tour Championship

    Thursday, 9 October 2014

    The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour's Visit Egypt Tour Championship will take place at El Gouna Golf Club, El Gouna, Red Sea this October 29-31, in association with Egypt Air. El Gouna is the premier holiday destination on the Red Sea and boasts the splendour of azure waters and a dramatic backdrop of mountains within the vibrant community of the self-contained town.

  • Fantasy Golf: Portugal Masters

    Wednesday, 8 October 2014

    The European Tour heads to the Algarve this week for the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura's Oceanico Victoria Golf Club. Arnold Palmer's par 72 layout features plenty of variety and even more birdie opportunities with wide fairways meaning -18 or better has been required to win six of the seven runnings here. David Lynn shot a 63 on Sunday last year to scoop...

  • Patrick Reed to play in Volvo World Match Play Championship

    Tuesday, 7 October 2014

    US Ryder Cup team standout Patrick Reed is among golfing favourites making up the 16-man field for the 2014 Volvo World Match Play Championship at the London Golf Club from October 15 - 19. Other stars include three-time winner on the European Tour Francesco Molinari, 2014 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Champion Pablo Larrazabal, two-time PGA Tour winner Jonas Blixt, and local...

  • Munoz wins Ladies Open De France

    Tuesday, 7 October 2014

    Spanish Azahara Muñoz came from four strokes behind the overnight leader Maria Hernández to retain her Lacoste Ladies Open de France title - click (right) to watch our video interview with Muñoz. Birdies on the last two holes took the 26-year-old a stroke clear of both Hernández and Amy Boulden. "I just love this place," said Muñoz about playing at Golf de...

  • Video: Rory putts into a bunker

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 6 October 2014

    The par-4 17th hole at St. Andrews -- "the Road Hole" -- is known as one of the toughest holes in golf, and Rory McIlroy was its most high-profile victim on Sunday, at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The hole is famed for the road that runs directly behind the green and the larger bunker that guards the front of the...

  • Emotional Wilson wins Dunhill Links

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 6 October 2014

    Oliver Wilson finally won his first European Tour title with a one-shot win in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday.  The former Ryder Cupper, who finished runner-up nine times on the European Tour before losing his card, shot a final round 70 at St Andrews to finish 17-under, a shot ahead of world No 1 Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Richie...

  • Coltart: Azinger would be a knee-jerk captain

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 6 October 2014

    Former Ryder Cup player and Sky Sports golf commentator Andrew Coltart has described the US golf team as a “charade”, and suggested a lack of spirit and unity in the team, led to the American’s poor performance at Gleneagles. Andrew, who represented Europe in the 1999 competition at Brookline, also held up Paul McGinley’s outstanding leadership and attention to detail as...

  • Monty: Where does the US go from here?

    Written by Today's Golfer on Thursday, 2 October 2014

    Just days after Europe’s winning Ryder Cup matches, we caught up with 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain and De Vere Golf Ambassador, Colin Montgomerie at De Vere Slaley Hall in Northumberland, where he was entertaining Slaley Country Club members and guests of De Vere. We are here today at Slaley Hall in Northumberland, the scene of your European Tour triumph at...

  • Fantasy Golf: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

    Wednesday, 1 October 2014

    After last week’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, the focus of the golfing world remains fixed on Scotland and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Four members of Europe’s winning team – Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer, Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher – have made the short trip to St Andrews for this week’s unique event. As well as the celebrity pro-am competition that runs...

  • McGinley, McIlroy, Faldo lead Dunhill line-up

    Written by Today's Golfer on Tuesday, 30 September 2014

    Sir Nick Faldo, Britain’s most successful golfer, is to play in this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Sir Nick, who won both the Open Championship and The Masters three times, joins Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer, winners of three of the four Majors in 2014, in the event, which begins on Thursday (October 2) in St Andrews.  Sir...

  • Ryder Cup aces set for Dunhill Links

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 29 September 2014

    Several of Europe's Ryder Cup heroes, including world no.1 Rory McIlroy (pictured), will remain in Scotland this week to compete in the prestigious Dunhill Links Championship being played on the links of the Old Course, St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. McIlroy, who led Europe to another memorable and emphatic Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles yesterday, will be the star turn at...

  • Adam Scott splits with caddie Steve Williams

    Written by Jack Hart on Friday, 19 September 2014

    Adam Scott has split with caddie Steve Williams as the New Zealand bagman looks to go part-time.  In a statement from Scott’s management company, it was confirmed that the two would part ways after three years together, with the final round of the Tour Championship marking Williams’ last on the bag. “Steve has been an integral part of my team in a...

  • Fantasy Golf: ISPS Handa Wales Open

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014

    A week before the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, the European Tour heads to the scene of Europe’s last success on home soil. Colin Montgomerie’s side regained the trophy on Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten course and four of this year’s team – Lee Westwood, Thomas Bjorn, Stephen Gallacher and Jamie Donaldson – are looking for inspiration here this week. With rain forecast...

  • Charley chasing victory in Tenerife

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

    English teenage ace Charley Hull (pictured) is among a star-studded line-up that is relishing the chance of visiting the sunshine island of Tenerife to play in the Tenerife Open de Espana Femenino this week. Hull will be joined by the likes of 2013 Solheim Cup teammates, Spanish home favourites Azahara Muñoz and Carlota Ciganda, and defending champion Lee-Anne Pace in a...

  • Hyo Joo Kim breaks major championship record

    Friday, 12 September 2014

    Taking a four-stroke lead in the process, the 19-year old South Korean’s 10 birdies led her to break the previous women’s record of 62 set by Minea Blomqvist in 2004 and matched by Lorena Ochoa in 2006. Kim’s record also eclipses the men’s record low major championship round, which is held by multiple players at 63. “I just wanted to play well...

  • Fantasy Golf: Tour Championship

    Tuesday, 9 September 2014

    Atlanta, Georgia is the setting as the PGA Tour season and FedEx Cup reach their grand finale at East Lake this week. If any of the current top five in the FedEx Cup standings (Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy and Hunter Mahan) win this week’s Tour Championship they will automatically scoop the FedEx Cup and its $10m bonus...

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