2015

  • Oleson saves card with Dunhill win

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 5 October 2015

    Thorbjorn Oleson bagged biggest win of his career at The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday. “To win it on St Andrews, it is something you dream of when you are a little kid,” said the 25-year-old Dane, who has now won three times on the European Tour. “All the hours I have put in this year has paid off.” The world...

  • Team Spieth: The three coaches who have helped the major champion

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 28 September 2015

    Cameron McCormick - Performance Coach The man who's coached him for nine years describes Spieth's technique, intelligence and tactical prowess. How did you start working with Jordan? It was through a mutual association. A client of mine who was director of the Texas Golf Association put his father and me in touch and we had a big phone conversation and set up...

  • Jordan Spieth: Building a brand

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 28 September 2015

    Golf has long had a Big Three obsession. Vardon, Taylor and Braid led on to Hagen, Sarazen and Jones who were followed by the great triumvirate of Hogan, Snead and Nelson who dominated the game in the 1940s and 50s. Jack, Arnie and Gary defined golf’s first TV fuelled boom while in the 80s and early 90s it was Seve, Greg...

  • How Spieth won $3600 PER SHOT in 2015

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 28 September 2015

    Jordan Spieth wrapped up the FedEx Cup last night with a victory in the Tour Championship – his fifth of the season – taking him back to the top spot in the world rankings. “This is one I cannot wait to celebrate,” Spieth said. “This is incredible.” He took a one-shot lead over Henrik Stenson into Sunday's final round and relied on...

  • Sergio Garcia and Darren Clarke sign up for new event

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

    Sergio Garcia, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn donned their evening suits to launch a new tour event in Asia in December.  They will play in the Ho Tram Open at a spectacular new links coure in Vietnam.  According to Sergio: “Vietnam has always been an intriguing destination for golf and one I have been paying close attention to. We are blessed with...

  • Fantasy Golf tips: Tour Championship

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 22 September 2015

    We’ve checked the rules of Fantasy Golf and unfortunately it’s not permissible to pick Jason Day six times to fill your available slots. The 27-year-old Australian has won three of his last four starts and now finds himself as the world’s number one player, having usurped Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. After dominating from start to finish to take last week’s...

  • 'I'm sorry!' Golf's biggest apologies

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 21 September 2015

    Suzann Pettersen has issued a heartfelt apology over her actions in the Solheim Cup. Her opponent Alison Lee picked up a 16-inch putt, only for the Norwegian star to say she hadn’t given it. It resulted in a loss of hole for Lee – and a global storm of criticism aimed at Pettersen’s ‘unsporting’ behaviour. After sleeping on the issue – and...

  • Scotland's 2019 Solheim Cup bid boost

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 21 September 2015

    Solheim Cup stars from both sides of the Atlantic have given their backing to the event returning to Scotland, the Home of Golf, following the country’s bid to host the biennial event at Gleneagles in 2019. Scotland’s Catriona Matthew and American Paula Creamer, who lined up on opposing sides in the dramatic US victory at St Leon Rot last week, both...

  • Jason Day wins BMW Championship

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 21 September 2015

    There seems to be no catching – or stopping – in-form Aussie Jason Day at the moment. The Queenslander romped to BMW Championship victory at Conway Farms GC, Illinois, last night and literally had that top of the world feeling after finishing on -22, six shots clear of his nearest rival – he replaces Rory McIlroy (tied 3rd) as the World...

  • Pettersen apologises for Solheim Cup controversy

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 21 September 2015

    The USA beat Europe 14½-13½ in Germany on Sunday in an acrimonious match that saw players in tears after controversy. The USA produced a stunning fightback in the singles after entering the session 10-6 behind. They won eight and a half points from 12 to regain the title the USA last won in 2009 – and stage the biggest comeback in...

  • Ryder Cup relived with Jamie Donaldson

    Monday, 21 September 2015

    Time flies when you’re having fun, so it’s little wonder a year has past in the blink of an eye for Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson. Incredibly, it’s already 12 months since the Welshman’s sublime wedge shot saw off Keegan Bradley to seal a third-straight Ryder Cup for Europe and spark jubilant scenes all around Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary Course. It’s perhaps unsurprising that...

  • Things we learnt from the Solheim Cup

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Sunday, 20 September 2015

    You’ve got to hand it to the Americans who staged one of the greatest comebacks in Solheim Cup history to win the coveted silverware at shellshocked Europe’s expense on Sunday. Juli Inkster's plucky side trailed 10-6 after the morning four-balls, but won eight-and-a-half points from 12 singles to regain the title they last won in 2009. Here’s what we learnt from America’s...

  • 5 things to know about the Solheim Cup

    Written by Today's Golfer on Thursday, 17 September 2015

    The biggest in women's golf kicks off in Germany tomorrow morning – the Solheim Cup. Played with as much fire and passion as the Ryder Cup, the Solheim has become one of the bggest events in womens' sport, as teams from Europe and the USA do battle in the same format as the men. Here's what you need to know...

  • Fantasy Golf tips: BMW Championship

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 16 September 2015

    After a week of European Tour action in which Belgian youngster Thomas Pieters took home the KLM Open, TG Fantasy Golf returns to the PGA Tour and the FedEx Cup in the form of the 2015 BMW Championship. The venue is Conway Farms Golf Club in Illinois, returning after hosting the event in 2013. Zach Johnson won that event, but Jim...

  • All you need to know about historic weekend

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 14 September 2015

    What we learned from the weekend’s action which saw Great Britain & Ireland romp to a record-breaking Walker Cup victory over USA at Royal Lytham, Kiwi Lydia Ko register a historic success in the final major of the season and Belgian Thomas Pieters swiftly add the KLM Open to the Czech Open he won a couple of weeks ago.... The Walker...

  • Walker Cup: 2015 USA team

    Wednesday, 9 September 2015

    Bryson DeChambeau, 21, of Clovis, Calif.: DeChambeau became the fifth player to win the U.S. Amateur and NCAA individual championships in the same year by defeating Derek Bard, 7 and 6, in the 2015 Amateur final at Olympia Fields (lll.) Country Club. He joined Jack Nicklaus (1961), Phil Mickelson (1990), Tiger Woods (1996) and Ryan Moore (2004) in accomplishing the...

  • Walker Cup: 2015 Great Britain and Ireland team

    Wednesday, 9 September 2015

    Ashley Chesters, 26, of Hawkstone Park, England: Chesters is the lone mid-amateur on the GB&I Walker Cup Team. He tied for 12th in the 2015 Open Championship, conducted by The R&A, at St. Andrews (Old Course) with a 72-hole score of 9-under-par 270. He also played in the previous year’s Open Championship, but missed the cut at Royal Liverpool Golf Club,...

  • The history of The Walker Cup

    Wednesday, 9 September 2015

    With the Walker Cup this week, we thought we'd take a look back at the history of the tournament. PAR AND YARDAGE           Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club will be set up at 7,086 yards and will play to a par of 34-36–70. (NOTE: yardages subject to change). Royal Lytham & St. Annes Hole By Hole             Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total Par 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 34 Yardage 205 481 478 392 219 492 592 416 165 3,440                       Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 36 Yardage 387 598 198 355 444 462 336 453 413 3,646 ARCHITECT Royal Lytham & St. Annes...

  • KLM Open – Fantasy Golf Preview

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 9 September 2015

    Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf returns to the European Tour this week for the KLM Open at Kennemer Golf and Country Club in Holland. Most of the best players in the world, however, will not be making the trip. Despite there being no PGA Tour event this week, the majority of players in the FedEx Cup have decided to take the...

  • Spieth, McIlroy and Watson secure their places at the WGC-HSBC Champions event

    Tuesday, 8 September 2015

    World No. 1 Jordan Spieth, World No. 2 Rory McIlroy and defending Champion and World No. 4 Bubba Watson are the first players to book their place at this year’s WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club, 5 – 8th November 2015. Jordan Spieth, winner of the first two majors of the year, The Masters and the US Open, is looking...

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