August

  • See the Ryder Cup at Peter Vardy Edinburgh

    Thursday, 28 August 2014

    Want a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the coveted Ryder Cup? Then head to Peter Vardy Edinburgh, the automotive retailer’s BMW dealership in the City Seafield Road, on Saturday, 30th August from 9am until noon. You’ll be invited to see the trophy on a first-come, first-served basis, and afterwards you’ll receive a personalised email with a photograph from BMW. The dealership will...

  • Fantasy Golf: Deutsche Bank Championship

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014

    The FedEx Cup Playoffs continue this week as the top 100 players in the standings progress to TPC Boston, a course that historically produces a lot of birdies and a low winning total; Henrik Stenson triumphed here last year with a 22-under par total. There are some notable absentees from those who have qualified. For various reasons, Graeme McDowell, Justin...

  • Interview: Lexi Thompson

    Saturday, 23 August 2014

    The women’s game seems to be getting younger every year. Do you feel old at 19? I’m not sure about old but I certainly don’t count as young any more. But it’s great to see so many really young girls coming through and playing well. That’s very inspiring. Did you think you could win on tour when you turned professional at...

  • Rory McIlroy answers fans’ questions ahead of The Barclays and FedEx Cup Playoffs

    Thursday, 21 August 2014

    After a well-earned week off Rory McIlroy is back in action this week with the Northern Irishman chasing a fourth straight victory as the FedEx Cup Playoffs get underway at The Barclays in New Jersey. Fresh from wins at The Open, Bridgestone Invitational and US PGA Championship, the spotlight will once again be on the FedEx Cup leader who put preparations...

  • Fantasy Golf: FedEx Cup playoff The Barclays

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014

    The first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs begins this week with The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club. Lots of golf shots will be hit. Some of them will be bad; most of them will be good. It might rain a bit, but it will probably be a lot warmer than it is here at the moment. Some golfers who...

  • European Senior Tour returns to Portugal

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 15 August 2014

    The European Senior Tour will return to Portugal for the first time since 2011 when Vidago Palace hosts the Senior Open de Portugal, from September 12-14. The luxurious hotel and golf resort, situated north of Porto, reopened in 2010 on the centenary of its inauguration in 1910. It will now host a Senior Tour event for the first time with the players...

  • Tiger Woods withdraws from Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

    Thursday, 14 August 2014

    Tiger Woods has been forced to withdraw from possible selection for the upcoming Ryder Cup as he continues rehabilitation on his back injuries. The 14-time major champion released a statement taking himself out of consideration for the 40th biennial contest and he now plans to return to action at the Chevron World Challenge, played at his home club Isleworth in December. “I've...

  • Big names to compete in English Senior Open

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

    Top golfers will be taking to Rockliffe Hall’s stunning course (pictured) just outside Darlington this coming August Bank Holiday weekend, competing in the European Senior Tour English Senior Open. The event will see former Ryder Cup captains Ian Woosnam OBE (pictured), Sam Torrance OBE and Mark James go head to head, alongside Carl Mason, Costantino Rocca, Barry Lane, Des Smyth, Peter...

  • Fantasy Golf: Wynham Championship preview

    Monday, 11 August 2014

    The 2014 Fantasy Golf game returns this week for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgfield Country Club, North Carolina. The Wyndham Championship marks its 75th anniversary this week and is a tournament that has a rich history that includes former winners such as San Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros. In fact, 17 former winners are members of the...

  • Rory wins the US PGA

    Monday, 11 August 2014

    World number one Rory McIlroy claimed his fourth Major in the dark at Valhalla to become the first British player to win back-to-back Majors. A thrilling battle on the back nine saw four different players sharing the lead at some stage. But as Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson fell away with bogies, McIlroy followed his Open victory with a...

  • Hemstock successfully defends Clipper Logistic Championship

    Friday, 8 August 2014

    Billy Hemstock has won the Clipper Logistics Championship at Moor Allerton Golf Club in Leeds for the second year running. The Teignmouth golfer birdied the last two holes to become the first player to successfully defend a title on the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour, and did so with a 54-hole score of nine under par to win by one from Richard...

  • Three share lead at Clipper Logistics Championship

    Friday, 8 August 2014

    Luke Jackson, Stiggy Hodgson and defending champion Billy Hemstock share a one-stroke lead on six under par ahead of today's final round of the Clipper Logistics Championship at Moor Allerton Golf Club in Leeds. With bad weather forecast for this afternoon the final round was moved forward to start at 7am off two tees, with the 52 players who have made...

  • VIDEO: Adam Scott at the US PGA

    Thursday, 7 August 2014

    Watch Adam Scott explain why everyone is keen to win at Valhalla this weekend, what his chances are, and what he thinks of the course at the US PGA.  Video courtesy of Mercedes-Benz...

  • VIDEO: Martin Kaymer on the US PGA

    Thursday, 7 August 2014

    Talking about his upcoming performance at Valhalla, Martin Kaymer discusses why he believes the US PGA and Open are very similar tournaments, why he was inspired by the Ryder Cup in 2008, and why it will be difficult to win this week. Video courtesy of Merceds-Benz...

  • VIDEO: Martin Kaymer's favourite hole at the US PGA

    Thursday, 7 August 2014

    In this video, this year's US Open Champion Martin Kaymer talks us through his favourite hole at Valhalla, home to the 2014 US PGA. What is it about the par-5 18th that he enjoys so much?  Video courtesy of Mercedes-Benz...

  • Fantasy Golf: US PGA Championship preview

    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    The 2014 Fantasy Golf game returns this week for the US PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club.  From August 7-10 the last Major tournament of the season, the US PGA will be one of the final stages for players to show their stuff for a Ryder Cup spot. At 7,458 yards, the par 71 course designed by Jack Nicklaus was...

  • Nike Golf Athletes rely on Elite Cooling at the US PGA

    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    Thirteen Nike Golf athletes will compete at the 2014 PGA Championship and will try to stay cool as they battle the Louisville heat. Wearing Nike Dri-FIT fabrics that promote cooling, the Fall 2014 Nike Golf Collection will help keep the athletes cool in a colour palette of hyper brights. Rory McIlroy The Northern Irishman will stay cool in his classic Lightweight Innovation...

  • 20 things you need to know about the US PGA

    Monday, 4 August 2014

    20 things you need to know about the US PGA, which takes place at Valhalla in Kentucky from August 7-10, 2014.  1 Opened in 1986 and designed by legend Jack Nicklaus, Valhalla Golf Club is ranked as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses”. It was the site of the 1996 and 2000 PGAs, plus the 2008 Ryder Cup.  2 In Norse mythology, Valhalla...

  • Rory McIlroy wins the WGC Bridgestone to become world number one golfer

    Monday, 4 August 2014

    Rory McIlroy is just one person. There are more than seven billion people in the world. (No one knows exactly how many, because every time someone dies or a baby is born, which is quite often, you have to start counting all over again – it’s a right ball ache.) Imagine being the absolute best at something, out of all seven...

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