2014

  • Meet the 11 year-old playing in a Major

    Thursday, 19 June 2014

    An 11-year-old girl is about to tee it up in a major championship, as the youngest person ever to qualify for the US Women’s Open.  Lucy Li has already impressed onlookers in her preparations at Pinehurst – scene of last week's men's US Open. They were particularly impressed by her mature responses in her press conference on Tuesday. There were a...

  • Fantasy Golf: The Irish Open

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014

    As the Tour returns to Europe after what was a good US Open for Europeans, focus now turns to the Irish Open at the Fota Island Resort. The Cork venue hasn't hosted the event since 2002, when Soren Hansen won, and so this week's fantasy picks involve more guesswork than TG normally employs! Because the Irish Open is popular with home...

  • Royal Portrush: back in the Open Championship reckoning

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 16 June 2014

    Legendary Northern Ireland links Royal Portrush is back on the Open Championship rota. The Open is set to return to Northern Ireland for the first time in over 60 years and only the second time in its long and illustrious history. Royal Portrush has been invited to stage The Open by The R&A and the County Antrim club’s members will now be...

  • Buy a Nikon COOLSHOT with your MasterCard and win Open 2014 prizes

    Friday, 13 June 2014

    Nikon has teamed up with MasterCard, fellow Open Patron, to offer you the chance to win a number of prize packages to attend the 2014 Open. Anyone who buys a Nikon COOLSHOT laser rangefinder using their MasterCard will be entered into the prize draw and could win a hospitality pass for The Open, at Royal Liverpool in July. Nikon and MasterCard will...

  • Father's Day treat for the Senior Open Championship

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 12 June 2014

    With some of golf’s most iconic names heading to Royal Porthcawl for the Senior Open Championship next month, a ticket to Wales’ first Senior Major could well be the ideal Fathers’ Day gift. The start of The Championship is now only six weeks away, and golf fans can treat their dad to a special day out by taking advantage of a...

  • Fantasy Golf: US Open 2014

    Thursday, 12 June 2014

    This week sees Fantasy Golf head to a significantly remodelled Pinehurst No 2 (you can read about the course changes in our US Open preview here) for the second Major of the season, the US Open. UK golfers have fared well in recent years, Justin Rose took the crown last year to join Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell as winners in...

  • HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour at The Astbury

    Wednesday, 11 June 2014

    The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour goes to The Astbury this week, as Europe’s best young professionals compete for the £10,000 top prize in the FSC Invitational. Jack Senior and William Harrold are clear favourites, having each won two of the first four events of the season, while last year’s winner at The Astbury, James Hepworth, returns to defend his title. Senior and...

  • Fantasy Golf preview: FedEx St Jude Classic

    Wednesday, 4 June 2014

    “I’m just happy. Really, really happy,” said Memorial Tournament winner Hideki Matsuyama, channelling his inner Pharrell Williams after Bubba Watson and Adam Scott stumbled through the closing holes like drunk centipedes with their shoelaces undone. Attention turns to TPC Southwind this week for the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the warm-up tournament for the year’s second major, the US Open at Pinehurst...

  • Jack Senior wins Kerry London Championship

    Monday, 2 June 2014

    Jack Senior won his second HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour title of the season when he took the £10,000 winner’s prize in the Kerry London Championship at Burhill Golf Club on Saturday. The 25 year old continued a remarkable start to the season and moves to the top of the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour Order of Merit. He looks likely to already...

  • World Match Play tickets go on sale

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 29 May 2014

    Advance discounted tickets for the first Volvo World Match Play Championship to be played in the UK since 2007, over the acclaimed International Course at London Golf Club in Kent, are now on public sale. The return of the event to UK soil in its 50th anniversary year looks certain to create an exciting atmosphere, as a high-quality 16-man field including...

  • Katayama and Taniguchi bid to qualify for The Open

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014

    Four golfers will secure places for The 2014 Open Championship at the Open Qualifying Series Japan – Mizuno Open this week. The event will give players from across the region the chance to qualify to play in golf’s oldest Major Championship. 144 golfers from eight countries will compete over 72 holes at JFE Setonaikai Golf Club in Okayama from 29 May...

  • Fantasy Golf preview: Memorial Tournament

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014

    What better way to start your reign as officially the world’s best golfer by winning on your very next start. That’s what Adam Scott did, defeating Jason Dufner in a playoff to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Scott is playing in this week’s event too, the Memorial Tournament, famously hosted every year by 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus. The host venue has...

  • Rory wins BMW PGA

    Sunday, 25 May 2014

    Rory McIlroy shot a 6-under par round of 66 to rally from seven shots back and capture the BMW PGA Championship for his sixth career European Tour victory. Few could have predicted at the start of today’s final round that Northern Ireland’s McIlroy would make up seven strokes on Thomas Björn (Denmark), the overnight leader, to storm through to a stunning...

  • Fantasy Golf preview: BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

    Wednesday, 21 May 2014

    Brendon Todd – or ‘Brendodd’ as we prefer to call him – added to the burgeoning list of first-time winners with his two-shot victory over Mike Weir at the Byron Nelson Championship. Brendon Todd is not to be confused with Brandon Todd, by the way. He’s a high-jumping athlete known for his ability to dunk a basketball, despite only being...

  • Ten PGA pros to battle it out at Wentworth

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

    Ten PGA professionals will be competing in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth this week, having qualified via the 2013 Titleist PGA Play-Offs at Turkey’s Antalya Golf Club. Update your Fantasy Golf team now, ready for Wentworth!  The PGA Play-Offs features a 24-strong field, comprising the top three from each of the PGA’s seven regional order of merits, plus the winner and...

  • The Ryder Cup contenders

    Friday, 16 May 2014

    With the 40th Ryder Cup now just four months away, the teams are beginning to take a more definite shape. So who are the main men chasing those 12 places? Europe’s men most likely Victor Dubuisson Age: 24. Ryder Cup appearances: 0 Showed his matchplay capabilities on his way to finishing 2nd at this year’s WGC-Accenture World Matchplay Championship. Superb short game.

  • Q&A with rising German star Max Kieffer

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 16 May 2014

    Emerging talent Max Kieffer (pictured), born and bred in the Rhineland region of Germany, reveals his hopes for this season – his second on the European Tour – and beyond, his round with Rory McIlroy and the secret to his early successes…. You line up at the BMW International Open (June 26-29) as a pro for the second time this year.

  • Fantasy Golf: HP Byron Nelson Championship preview

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014

    After Martin Kaymer’s weather-delayed victory at The Players Championship, Fantasy Golf heads to TPC Four Seasons-Las Colinas, Dallas, for the HP Byron Nelson Championship. It’s a 7,166-yard par-70 course with only two par-5s, so the players will have to work hard for their birdies. It has some of the hardest to hit fairways on the circuit, and putting is usually the...

  • Final of the Golf Care Matchplay Championship underway

    Tuesday, 13 May 2014

    You can follow the event live on Twitter by following @MatchplayUK What can the finalists of the Golf Care Matchplay expect to experience at the Els Club Dubai? The Els Club has become one of the Middle East’s finest tests of golf due to the design and year round course condition. Whilst playing Ernie’s gem the finalists will recognise features from...

  • Kaymer hangs on for memorable Players victory

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 12 May 2014

    Martin Kaymer (pictured) joined an exclusive club after producing a breathtaking Players Championship victory at Sawgrass yesterday. Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson – and now back-in-form German Kaymer - are the only other players to win a major, a World Golf Championship and The Players Championship. Kaymer finished at 13-under 275, giving him a slender one-shot victory over Jim Furyk whose...

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