2015

  • Chamber of secrets: The making of the 2015 US Open

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 12 June 2015

    Built alongside the beautiful Puget Sound in Washington, Chambers Bay is visually spectacular. But at only eight years old, Tony Dear finds out if this controversial public golf course is really ready to host a major championship. John Ladenburg’s fellow council members didn’t much care for the County Executive’s (head of the county government) proposal to build a golf course on...

  • Tour pro takes 17... on one hole

    Written by Today's Golfer on Friday, 12 June 2015

    Andrey Pavlov has recorded the second-worst score for one in European Tour history, taking 17 on the pr 5 first in the second round of the Austria Open. The Russian hit six into the water on the opening hole and joins Chris Gane, who scored 17 on a hole at Gleneagles in 2003, though still trails the all-time record of 20,...

  • Poulter staying quiet on Chambers Bay

    Written by Today's Golfer on Friday, 12 June 2015

    Ian Poulter is refusing to talk about next week's US Open venue Chambers Bay – after labelling it a 'complete farce' earlier in the year.  The Englishman took to Twitter to reveal he'd be making no further comment on the layout until after the event.  He started by claiming his views on the course “are yet to happen” and that he won’t...

  • Jamie Donaldson recreates his winning Ryder Cup shot

    Thursday, 11 June 2015

    Golf courses love a good plaque. From Hogan’s US Open 1-iron at Merion to Tiger’s numerous markers around the world, they’re a fitting tribute to a great shot.  Gleneagles is the latest to join the ranks with Welshman Jamie Donaldson returning to unveil the plaque immortalising the spot from which he hit his Ryder Cup-winning wedge last September.  Donaldson was 146 yards...

  • Wiesberger looking for more home success

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 10 June 2015

    Austrian Bernd Wiesberger - the local hero - will begin his bid for a second Lyoness Open in the company of Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts and Frenchman Gary Stal when play gets underway tomorrow (Thursday) at Diamond Country Club. Wiesberger, who hails from nearby Vienna, has an imperious record at the tournament having finished in the top five on four occasions with...

  • Fantasy Golf: FedEx St Jude Classic Preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Tuesday, 9 June 2015

    It was heartache for Justin Rose at the Memorial last week and no doubt plenty of you were also lamenting his play-off loss to Sweden’s David Lingmerth. Mark Stevens and ‘THE “A” TEAM’ claimed the weekly win with 128 points as his line-up included Rose and five others who all finished 13th or better. Lingmerth sunk the winning putt with storms...

  • Rose pipped by unknown Swede in The Memorial

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 8 June 2015

    It was a great day for the Swedes. After Alex Noren emerged a comfortable winner of the Nordea Masters in Malmo, virtually unknown Swede David Lingmerth clinched his first US PGA Tour win in dramatic fashion in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, Ohio. Lingmerth finished level-pegging on -15 with Justin Rose, seeking his second Memorial success, and eventually took the spoils...

  • Noren wins home event in style

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 7 June 2015

    Swede Alex Noren registered his second Nordea Masters title today, carding a final round 71 to win by four shots at PGA Sweden National. After beginning his round with a birdie on the par 5 1st, Noren -  winner of this event in 2011 - bogeyed the second and his two shot overnight lead was halved. But the 32 year old, who...

  • Stenson chasing home win in Nordea Masters

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 3 June 2015

    Super Swede Henrik Stenson is looking to secure a home victory in this week’s Nordea Masters in Malmo. The World no. 4 is still searching for a maiden victory in his home event, and is keen to improve on last year’s fifth place finish when he plays his first event of 2015 on European soil this week. Stenson is relishing...

  • Fantasy Golf: Memorial Tournament preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Tuesday, 2 June 2015

    The pros found it tough going in Ireland last week and it was a bit of a struggle for us Fantasy Golfers too. Rory McIlroy’s second straight missed cut has seen plenty of managers – myself included – hit the buffers since Quail Hollow but others have flourished. A disappointing week for the home charges left the path clear for...

  • More Aussie success at AT&T Byron Nelson

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 1 June 2015

    Australian Steven Bowditch loves Texas. The 31-years-old is based in Dallas and the Aussie has celebrated his two US PGA Tour victories in the Lone Star state. His latest success came at  the AT&T Byron Nelson yesterday where he shot a -5 64 in the final round to comfortably win by four shots - four clear of Americans Charley Hoffman, Jimmy Walker...

  • Great Dane wins Irish Open

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 31 May 2015

    Dane Soren Kjeldsen kept his cool to claim his fourth European Tour victory - the Irish Open - in dramatic fashion at windswept Royal County Down this afternoon.  The delighted 40-years-old came up trumps at the first play-off hole after finishing -2 alongside England's Tom Pepperell and Austrian Bernd Wiesberger. The trio played the par-5 18th to decide the winner and it was...

  • Fantasy Golf: Irish Open Preview

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015

    Byeong-hun An shocked the vast majority of us Fantasy Golf managers with his incredible breakthrough victory at the BMW PGA Championship last week. Colin Tuff's 'Trampled under foot' team took the spoils but even he overlooked the Korean. Jimenez, Fleetwood, Molinari and Lowry were his big scorers and it is to the latter's homeland that attention shifts for week seven. The...

  • Rory McIlroy laces up for kids impacted by cancer at the Irish Open

    Tuesday, 26 May 2015

    When golfer Rory McIlroy tees off at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open on May 28, he's certain to turn heads, but not for the reasons one might expect. During each round of the Irish Open, McIlroy will lace up a different pair of strikingly unique Nike Lunar Control 3 golf shoes, each designed by a child whose life has been...

  • Levy leads US Open qualifying charge

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

    Frenchman Alexander Levy earned a debut appearance at next month’s the US after finishing on top of the international sectional qualifier at Walton Heath yesterday. Levy fired a 66 (-6) on the Old Course in the morning and a 67 (-5) on the New Course in the afternoon to lead 11 players who booked berths at the season's second major. Also through...

  • Colin Montgomerie does it again at the Senior PGA Tour Championship

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 25 May 2015

    When he was at the peak of his powers on the main Tours Colin Montgomerie couldn’t win a major title for love nor money. Now, since moving into senior service, he’s won three in quick succession.It’s clearly a different ball game as far as Monty is concerned after he successfully defended his Senior PGA Tour Championship title yesterday. The 51-year-old Scot shot...

  • Chris Kirk claims fourth US Tour win

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 25 May 2015

    American Chris Kirk clinched his fourth US Tour victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial thanks to a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole. Kirk edged home by a single with a closing round of 66, giving him a -12 (268 total), one ahead of Masters champion Jordan Spieth, playing partner Brandt Snedeker and...

  • Korean claims shock BMW PGA Championship victory

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 24 May 2015

    Little known Korean Byeong-Hun An was a shock winner of the European Tour's flagship event - the BMW PGA Championship - at Wentworth today. An landed his maiden European Tour title in record-breaking fashion with a sensational final round performance which confirmed the enormous promise he showed as an amateur. In the end, the Korean emerged  after carding a final round 65...

  • Crowne Plaza International hit by rain

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 21 May 2015

    The US PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Texas, got off to a soggy start today. Persistent heavy rain has saturated the course and as a result the scheduled start was delayed with tee-times being pushed back, enabling the greenkeeping staff to put the course back in order and playable again. Tournament director Michael Tothe said: “We’ve had electricity in the...

  • Stars set to shine in BMW PGA Championship

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    The European Tour returns home this week for the 61st staging of its flagship event - the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club. Many of the biggest names in the game, including World no.1 and defending champion Rory McIlroy, are preparing to contest a record €5m prize fund and the right to be acclaimed the latest BMW PGA victor. The field...

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