2015

  • Does Jordan Spieth have the toughest mind in golf?

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 8 September 2015

    There are stats that tell us who hits the ball furthest, closest to the pin and holes the most putts, but there’s another vital part of golfing success that’s far more difficult to measure. There’s no ranking for mental strength – but if there was, it’s safe to say Jordan Spieth would be right at the top of it. At just...

  • Golf's newest Superstar: Who is the real Jordan Spieth?

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 7 September 2015

    Jordan Spieth is a superstar. Despite having only just turned 22 his name already belongs alongside the likes of Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. This may sound sensational – he certainly doesn’t have as many majors on his CV as these guys just yet – but the way in which he has...

  • Deutsche Bank Championship - Fantasy Golf Preview

    Wednesday, 2 September 2015

    Here’s a quick history lesson for you: Labor Day is a public holiday in America, celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honours the American labour (with a ‘u’) movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity and wellbeing of their country. It is also the reason that this week’s PGA Tour event, the Deutsche Bank...

  • Jason Day looking to make it three wins in a row

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 1 September 2015

    After celebrating back-to-back victories, Australian Jason Day will be bidding to join an elite band of golfers who have recorded three straight wins on the main Tour. The Aussie, winner of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits followed by a resounding success in last weekend’s The Barclays –the opening event in this season’s money-spinning Fed Ex Championship – is aiming...

  • The Barclays - Fantasy Golf Preview

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

    After 51-year-old grandfather Davis Love III became the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, we’re wondering which golden oldies could be in with a shot this week. Old Tom Morris? Abe Simpson? Captain Mainwairing, perhaps? But before you fill your fantasy team with Hale Irwins and Tom Watsons, here’s a guide to who you should consider this week. This week’s event...

  • Golf’s Golden Oldies: Davis Love III becomes third oldest US PGA Tour winner

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 24 August 2015

    Fifty-one-year-old Davis Love III created a slice of golfing history when becoming the third oldest player to win a US PGA Tour event last night when he captured the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina. America’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain showed the youngsters he can still play a bit himself by outscoring a strong field which included early frontrunner Tiger Woods who...

  • Fantasy Golf: Wyndham Championship preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    It was a good week for Team TG at the US PGA Championship as Jason Day and Jordan Spieth helped us claim 271 points. That was nothing compared to weekly winner Simon Hooper’s efforts, though. As well as the top two, his ‘Thames Ditton & Esher Golf Club’ team included Branden Grace, Dustin Johnson, Robert Streb and David Lingmerth. That...

  • US PGA Championship 1st round: 6 things we have learned

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Friday, 14 August 2015

    The season’s fourth major – the US PGA Championship – is underway at Whistling Straits, overlooking Lake Michigan. Here’s 6  things we have learned from the opening round…. *Determined Dustin. Big-hitting American Dustin Johnson is clearly desperate to make amends for his last Whistling Straits outing which saw him pick up a two-stroke penalty with US PGA victory in his sights...

  • Martin Kaymer tells us what - and where - he wants to win next

    Wednesday, 12 August 2015

    After reaching world number one, Martin Kaymer decided to make a significant swing change. Two seasons of inconsistency followed, ended with aplomb in 2014 by a Players Championship and US Open double, the latter by a dominant eight-shot margin. Now 30, the German has put his swing troubles behind him and is ready to add to his two Majors –...

  • USPGA: 12 things you didn't know about Whistling Straits

    Wednesday, 12 August 2015

    Whistling Straits is one of the most spectacular courses in the world. It also happens to be one of the most demanding as the players lining up in the US PGA Championship, from August 13-16, will no doubt testify. The course is no stranger to big events. It’s hosted the PGA twice before, in 2004 and 2010. Both were decided by...

  • We predict the 2015 USPGA Champion

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

    Shaun Micheel is the only US PGA champion in the last 22 years who had not already won on the European Tour or PGA Tour. We discount Daniel Berger, Brian Cairns, Kevin Chappell, Graham Delaet, Matt Dobyns, Sean Dougherty, Tony Finau, Charles Frost, Brian Gaffney, Ryan Helminen, Morgan Hoffmann, Brett Jones, Brendon de Jonge, Ryan Kennedy, Kevin Kisner, Johan Kok, Alan...

  • Whistling Straits: A winner's guide

    Tuesday, 11 August 2015

    Home to 967 bunkers and all manner of unseen humps and hidden hollows, flanked by heavy rough and regularly ravaged by winds whipping in off Lake Michigan, Whistling Straits presents a dramatic and formidable challenge. One man who knows that better than most is Martin Kaymer, winner of the PGA Championship in 2010, the last time it played out at...

  • Fantasy Golf: US PGA Championship preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Monday, 10 August 2015

    There was European success to savour last week as Shane Lowry became the latest Irishman to make his name in the States with a two-shot victory at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. His was a popular triumph, celebrated by none more so than Elizabeth Hudson who took the weekly win in our Fantasy Golf game. As well as Lowry, her ‘death...

  • USPGA: Whistling Straits vs Chambers Bay

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 10 August 2015

    We look at how the US PGA’s Whistling Straits and the USGA’s Chambers Bay stack up against each other as courses and venues  for a major championship. Whistling Straits   Chambers Bay Great lake views (from 14 holes) and a nice place to visit, for sure. But it's not the easiest place for players or fans to reach. Location Even better water views (every hole) and...

  • Whistling Straits: The battle ground for this year's PGA Championship

    Monday, 10 August 2015

    You’ll never hear it spoken of course, but it’s a pretty safe bet that there were a few folks at the PGA of America quietly delighted by the players’ harsh comments about the course during this year’s US Open at Chambers Bay.  The United States Golf Association (USGA), which conducts the US Open Championship, and the Professional Golfers Association, which stages...

  • Shane Lowry strikes gold in Ohio

    Written by Courses & travel editor Kevin Brown on Sunday, 9 August 2015

    Irish eyes were smiling in Ohio tonight when Shane Lowry captured his first title on American soil – the prestigious World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational. It was an outstanding performance by the 28-years-old who shot to prominence in 2009 when he became only the third amateur to win a European Tour title – when he claimed the Irish Open at County Louth...

  • Padraig Harrington: Why I'm still intrigued by the game of golf

    Thursday, 6 August 2015

    Sometimes the good guys do win, and that’s what happened in March at the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. At PGA National in Palm Beach, triple Major champion Padraig Harrington ended a seven-year wait for a victory.  The 43-year-old’s play-off success in Florida over American Daniel Berger – and ahead of a GB&I-themed chasing pack of Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Russell Knox, Jamie...

  • Fantasy Golf: WGC Bridgestone Invitational preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Monday, 3 August 2015

    Hats off to Troy Merritt. The American went a combined 14-under par over the weekend to leave an illustrious chasing pack in his wake and lift his maiden PGA Tour title. We extend similar cap-doffing to Alex Carter who took the weekly spoils in our Fantasy Golf game. His ‘ForeLeeeft’ team included Merritt and four others who were no worse...

Load more