2015

  • American invasion on the European Tour

    Written by Golf World on Thursday, 12 March 2015

    As difficult as it may be to believe when observing today’s golfing landscape, just a few years ago it seemed as if the European Tour was about to challenge the pre-eminence of PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and his all-powerful Tour. Some would argue that it is now in danger of being subsumed by them. Towards the end of 2007, the...

  • Furyk a hot tip for more Florida success

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 12 March 2015

    Another star-studded field will contest this week’s Valspar Championship which kicks off today on the Copperhead course at Tampa Bay’s Innisbrook Resort. Major winners Retief Goosen (twice), Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk (pictured) and Mark Calcavecchia all are past winners at Innisbrook while other tournament champs include former World No. 1 Luke Donald, former PLAYERS Championship winner K.J. Choi (twice) and defending...

  • Coetzee feels at home at Tshwane Open

    Thursday, 12 March 2015

    George Coetzee is hoping to take full advantage of home course knowledge in this week’s Tshwane Open which started today. The South African’s s first golfing win came at Pretoria Country Club as a child…and now hopes to add a European Tour title at the same venue. He said: “To come to my home course is a great honour and...

  • Tour Rookie of the Year Chesson Hadley to the GAME GOLF Team

    Wednesday, 11 March 2015

    Game Golf, the first wearable device that automatically tracks and graphically displays a golfer’s round with valuable game data and statistics, announced it has signed Chesson Hadley to be a brand ambassador. In recognition of this important addition to its team of PGA Tour ambassadors, Game Golf will issue its first-ever Pro-Am Par Challenge. “We are excited to welcome Chesson into...

  • Fisher hooks Africa Open title

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 9 March 2015

    Trever Fisher Jnr’s success maintained South Africa’s stunning record of providing every winner of the Africa Open since its inception in 2010. Fisher finished in a tie for fourth in that first event five yars ago but he made no mistakes at East London GC where he triumphed by five shots from Englishman Matt Ford. An eight-time winner on the Sunshine Tour, the...

  • Jubilant Johnson tames the Blue Monster

    Monday, 9 March 2015

    Big-hitting American Dustin Johnson is back... Johnson celebrated his first victory since taking a six-month break from the game, holding his nerve to emerge victorious in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami. Johnson overturned a five shot deficit in the final round by carding a closing 69 to finish nine under par at Trump National Doral - one shot ahead of overnight leader...

  • David Howell aims to go one better

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 4 March 2015

    Former Ryder Cup star David Howell is quietly confident of going one better in South Africa this week. After finishing second in last week’s Joberg Open, in-form Howell has high hopes of securing victory in the Africa Open which starts tomorrow. ‘Howeller’ has already registered five Euroepan Tour wins and now has success number six in his sights, saying: “It suits my...

  • McIlroy chasing World Championship glory

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 4 March 2015

    The world’s top 50 players will contest the first World Golf Championship of the year which starts tomorrow at Doral, Florida. And world no.1 Rory McIlroy will be determined to bounce back in style after his miserable showing at last week’s Honda Classic. Little went right for the Irishman who crashed out with seven over par – his first missed cut on...

  • British Masters returns to Woburn

    Wednesday, 4 March 2015

    After a lengthy absence, the British Masters is back on the European Tour calendar. The prestigious event – supported by Sky Sports - will return in October on the Marquess course at Woburn with a quartet of Britain’s leading golfers (Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald & Justin Rose) rotating as tournament host over the next four seasons. England’s...

  • 'I can win more titles,' says Padraig Harrington

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 2 March 2015

    Padraig Harrington (pictured above) is confident he can follow up his shock Honda Classic victory in Florida with more winning performances in the future. After a long spell in the golfing wildnerness, the three-times major champion reckons he still has the game and craft to win at the highest level. He said: "I really do believe in myself and think I've found...

  • Andy Sullivan does it again in South Africa

    Monday, 2 March 2015

    England’s Andy Sullivan continued his glittering form by registering a brilliant closing 66 to win the Joburg Open and claim a second European Tour title on South African soil in as many months. Sullivan emerged triumphant again at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club where a 17 under par total saw Sullivan finish two shots clear of compatriots David...

  • Poulter still on course for first PGA Tour win

    Monday, 2 March 2015

    Englishmen Ian Poulter and Paul Casey will this afternoon resume battle at the top of the leaderboard in the rain-affected Honda Classic at Florida’s soggy PGA National course. Poults and Casey are both on -7 having played nine and seven 4th round holes respectively though the former will be kicking himself having let slip a three-shot advantage following a shocking shank...

  • Rory looking for early Masters boost

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

    As always, world no.1 Rory McIlroy will be the centre of attention at the Honda Classic which starts tomorrow in the sunshine state of Florida. As always, the pressure will be on the superstar from Northern Ireland who, as always, will be expected to leave the rest of the field trailing in his wake. However, it will be no stroll in...

  • Captain Clarke chasing Euro Tour glory

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

    New European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will be aiming to deliver on the course in the Joburg Open which starts in South Africa tomorrow. All eyes will be on the 46-year-old Northern Irishman who will be keen to show he can still produce the goods and compete with the best just days after being announced as the man to lead...

  • Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf is back!

    Thursday, 19 February 2015

    Registration open for the 2015 Fantasy League season! Our Fantasy Golf game is back for its fifth season which is set to be the biggest and best yet. It was a fantastic year last year with nearly 10,000 of you signing up to play and Mark Rogers claiming overall victory by a record 218 points. The free-to-play game will once again take...

  • An interview with Jordan Spieth

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

    The majority of 2014 will inevitably be remembered for the performances of Rory McIlroy. But the last month-and-a-bit of the year belonged to an even younger man, 21-year-old American Jordan Spieth.  After emerging from the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles as one of the few Americans with a winning record, the two-time US Junior Champion and former World No.1 amateur lifted the...

  • Darren Clarke named Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup Captain

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 17 February 2015

    Darren Clarke will captain Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, going up against Davis Love III. A five-man panel selected the 46-year-old ahead of Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark. Clarke has won the tournament four times as a player and was a non-playing vice-captain for wins in 2010 and 2012. He said: "The Ryder Cup has...

  • Tiger Woods: Will he be back?

    Thursday, 12 February 2015

    An embarrassed Tiger Woods has dramatically taken a break from the game after admitting his current game isn’t good enough and acceptable for the US PGA Tour. Woods has had a torrid start to 2015, firing a career-worst 82 to miss the cut in the Phoenix Open by 12 shots and his play and form was again dire at Torrey Pines...

  • Justin Rose hits 250 European Tour starts

    Tuesday, 3 February 2015

    It seems like only yesterday that a fresh-faced Justin Rose holed-out for birdie on the 72nd hole at Royal Birkdale to finish as the leading amateur in the 1998 Open Championship. But nearly two decades have passed since that young boy jumped for joy as his ball disappeared into the hole, and when the now 34-year-old Rose teed it up...

  • Practice secrets from the Tour

    Friday, 30 January 2015

    Rory McIlroy “My favourite club is the one I practise most when I’m on the range. My 6-iron is right there between a long and a short iron. I can hit a bunch of different shots with it and over the years it’s really served me well on the range and the course. I’ve actually become pretty accurate on approach shots...

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