2015

  • Four things we learned this weekend

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 3 August 2015

    Inbee wins the Women’s Open… but what about the Slam? South Korea’s Inbee Park won the Women’s British Open, gaining seven shots in her final 12 holes to shoot a 7-under 65 at Turnberry. It was here seventh major title, and she is just the seventh female player ever to win the four original LPGA majors - after Louise Suggs,...

  • First US PGA Tour win for Troy Merritt

    Written by Courses & travel editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 3 August 2015

    The fields are so deep that just anybody can win on the US PGA Tour these days. This week it was the turn of world no. 180 Troy Merritt - the 10th first-time winner already this season - who celebrated his first Tour win at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia. American Merritt finished -18 after carding a -4 67 in...

  • Inbee Park clinches career Grand Slam

    Written by Courses & travel editor Kevin Brown on Sunday, 2 August 2015

    Korea’s Inbee Park has become just the seventh woman golfer to achieve the traditional career Grand Slam. The World No. 1 carded a superb seven under par 65 to win the Ricoh Women’s British Open at the Trump Turnberry Resort and in the process join the elite group comprising Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster, Annika Sorenstam, Louise Suggs, Karrie Webb and Mickey...

  • Thailand star wins Paul Lawrie Matchplay

    Written by Courses & editor Kevin Brown on Sunday, 2 August 2015

    No. 4 seed Kiradech Aphibarnrat - Asia's answer to John Daly - scored a thrilling one hole victory over Swede Robert Karlsson in the final of the inaugural Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar, Aberdeen. Thailand’s in-form star secured his second European Tour title of the year, reaching the decider after disposing of home favourite Marc Warren 3&2 in the semis. But the...

  • 8 reasons to visit the Ricoh Women’s British Open

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

    The Ricoh Women’s British Open gets underway at Trump Turnberry Resort tomorrow with the new champion being crowned on Sunday, weather permitting of course. Here are eight good reasons why you should go along and see the action and drama unfold... *It’s being played on Turnberry’s stunning Ailsa course – one of the world’s greatest links layouts. * The event is one...

  • Paul Lawrie hosts Match Play event at Murcar

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

    Paul Lawrie will be aiming to triumph on home turf this week in the inaugural edition of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play at Murcar near the 1999 Open Champion’s Aberdeen home. And the 46 year old is in good form and heart following vastly improved performances in the BMW International Open and the Scottish Open and was...

  • A rare glimpse into Tiger's psyche

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

    Tiger Woods is in action again this weekend, hosting and playing in the Quicken Loans National in Virginia. The former world No1 – now 266 in the world – sat down with the media to discuss the event, and gave some insight into the current state of his game, playing with today’s youngsters and the changes he’s made to his...

  • Fantasy Golf: Quicken Loans National preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    Danny Willett continued his rich vein of form last week with victory in the European Masters. Richard Green had a good week too (not that one, though the Australian did finish 10th in Switzerland) as he took the weekly honours in our Fantasy Golf game. As well as the winner, his ‘ashmac’ team included three other top-six finishers – Fitzpatrick,...

  • 30 ways to win at Matchplay

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    This weekend sees an all-new matchplay event debut on the European Tour – hosted by former Open champion Paul Lawrie. It will see 64 players, including John Daly, Richie Ramsay, Nicholas Colsaerts and Lawrie himself, take each other on over four days at the beautiful Murcar Links GC, near Aberdeen for the first ever Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play. "It's a...

  • Unknown American is surprise British Senior Open winner

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 27 July 2015

    American Marco Dawson silenced big guns Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer to emerge a shock winner of the British Senior Open at Sunningdale yesterday. But full credit to the little known American who fired a sparkling closing 64 to win the title by one shot from German Langer. Thanks to a pair of eagles, Dawson edged out Langer, twice US Masters champion,...

  • Jason Day claims Canadian Open

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 27 July 2015

    It was again a case of so-near-but-so-far at the St Andrews Open, but Australian Jason Day made no mistakes to clinch the Canadian Open. So Day, who agonisingly missed the three-way play-off at St Andrews, will head to next month's PGA Championship with renewed belief he can finally break his major duck.   Bouncing back in emphatic fashion from his St Andrews heartache,...

  • Danny Willett wins European Masters

    Written by Courses & travel editor Kevin Brown on Sunday, 26 July 2015

    Danny Willett emerged the king of the mountains following his third European Tour victory in the prestigious European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland. Tied 6th after an impressive Open showing at St Andrews, Willett continued where he left off at the Home of Golf by holding off the determined challenges of fellow Englishmen Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrell Hatton. Willett kept his cool...

  • Fantasy Golf: European Masters preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

    A Monday finish followed by a three-man four-hole play-off – it was the Open that refused to finish. One man who will be savouring the events of St Andrews is weekly winner Ron McKinley. His ‘Athenaeum’ team comprised Claret Jug winner Zach Johnson, play-off man Marc Leishman and top-tenners Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia. We stay in Europe for another prestigious...

  • PGA Europro Tour to be included in Official World Golf Ranking

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015

    At its recent meeting at The 144th Open the Governing Board of the Official World Golf Ranking approved the inclusion of the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour into the OWGR system. The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour, along with the other three third-tier satellite tours in Europe, will enter the OWGR system from this week, with a minimum level of four points awarded...

  • Lee Westwood rips golf a new one in angry Facebook rant

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 15 July 2015

    Remember when Facebook used to be about staying in touch with friends, organising social events and maybe the occasional 'poke'? Nowadays it's just full of angry rants from people disappointed with the tardiness of South Eastern Railways or their overripe avocados from M&S. Lee Westwood took to his Facebook page yesterday for a rant of his own, but he may actually have...

  • Fantasy Golf: The Open Preview

    Monday, 13 July 2015

    Rickie Fowler had us all on the edge of our seats last Sunday as he played the final four holes in three-under par to edge out compatriot Matt Kuchar and claim Scottish Open victory by a single stroke. One person who was sitting pretty, though, was Philip Brand. His ‘BrandX’ team included both of the Americans and fellow top-tenners Warren...

  • Rory out of the Open

    Written by Staff writer on Wednesday, 8 July 2015

    Rory Mclroy has ruled himself out of next week’s Open Championship at St Andrews. The world No1 took to social media to confirm his decision, after seriously injuring his ankle playing football at the weekend. The 26-year-old said on Monday he had ruptured an ankle ligament playing a game with friends in Ireland. It caused him to pull ouf of this week’s Scottish...

  • Fantasy Golf: Scottish Open Preview

    Tuesday, 7 July 2015

    The disappointment teetered on the edge of humiliation three weeks ago for Bernd Wiesberger. An opening round 79 saw him crash out of his home tournament in Austria, making his victory at last week’s French Open all the more impressive. Equally eyebrow-raising was Dawn Sherwood’s triumph in our Fantasy Game. As well as the Austrian, every member of her ‘Hawthorn’...

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