2015

  • Fantasy Golf: BMW PGA Championship preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    Like Rory McIlroy, I enjoyed a good week at Quail Hollow last time out with American duo Mickelson and Simpson ably supporting the Northern Irishman in my line-up. However, my score of 108 was 18 shy of weekly winner Mark Darby whose ‘Charthur02’ team included stand-out performers Justin Thomas and Gary Woodland as well as Simpson and the world number...

  • Magical Morrison's momentous win in Spain

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 17 May 2015

    James Morrison planned to celebrate his first European Tour title for five years in style tonight.   After producing a brilliant final round display to claim a handsome  four shot victory at the Open de España at El Prat GC, near Barcelona, he quipped: “You try and enjoy it now; I’ve been off the booze this week for the first time in...

  • Garcia looking to make it six of the best

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 14 May 2015

    Most eyes will be on Sergio Garcia at this week’s Open de España which started today at El Prat near Barcelona. Garcia, who just missed out on his second Players Championship title in Florida last week, hopes to build on his remarkable record on home soil. The Spaniard has won five of his 11 European Tour titles in his homeland, although only...

  • Fantasy Golf: Wells Fargo Championship Preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

    Rickie Fowler took the headlines at Sawgrass last week and his extra-time win was good news for Seamus Clerkin. He led our Fantasy Golf game for the week with 228 points as his ‘RoundtheRimandIn’ team included Fowler, runner-up Sergio Garcia and early pacesetter Kevin Na. Victory at the Players Championship was Fowler’s second on the PGA Tour with his first coming...

  • HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour: Celtic Manor ready for season opener

    Tuesday, 12 May 2015

    The 2015 HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour season gets underway on Wednesday at Celtic Manor Resort with a record number of members vying to earn promotion to the Challenge Tour at the end of the season. A field of 168 players will tee it up in the opening event, played over 54 holes on the Montgomerie Course. The World Snooker Open marks...

  • Rickie wins The Players in dramatic fashion

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 11 May 2015

    Rickie Fowler confounded his critics by dramatically beating Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner in a play-off to clinch the prestigious Players Championship – the unofficial fifth major - at Sawgrass. The trio finished on 12-under but Fowler beat Kisner at the first sudden death hole after Garcia bravely bowed out at the conclusion of the thrilling three-hole play-off. It was Fowler’s second...

  • King George claims Mauritius Open crown

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 11 May 2015

    South African favourite George Coetzee defeated Thorbjorn Olesen in a play-off to claim the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open title. Coetzee (28) lived up to his billing as the highest-ranked player in the field with straight birdies at the 18th hole, once in regulation and then twice in the play-off after the pair finished tied on -13. The last of those was enough...

  • Inaugural Mauritius Open to provide plenty of thrills and spills

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 6 May 2015

    An exciting field has been confirmed for the inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, which starts at the Heritage Golf Club tomorrow. This ground-breaking tournament – the first to be tri-sanctioned between the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours, offers a prize fund of €1m and is exclusively previewed here with Ryan Dodds, Heritage GC’s General Manager. Entries include Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who recently...

  • Fantasy Golf: The Players Championship Preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Tuesday, 5 May 2015

    It took seven rounds over five days but Rory McIlroy scored a first success on American soil this year at the WGC Cadillac Match Play tournament last week. It was the perfect way for the world number one to celebrate his 26th birthday and he’ll be hoping for a double celebration as he heads to Florida for The Players Championship. This...

  • Rory clinches 2nd World Golf Championship title

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 4 May 2015

    World no.1 Rory McIlroy, 26 today, celebrated his birthday a day early by winning the WGC-Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, yesterday. The Northern Ireland superstar claimed his second WGC title following a crushing 4&2 victory over big-hitting but errant American Gary Woodland who conceded the spoils – and the crown – at the 16th hole of a...

  • Top East Lothian course ready for Scottish Open

    Written by TG staff writer on Saturday, 2 May 2015

    East Lothian's Gullane Golf Club has released details of the Championship Course that will host the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Played across the classic links turf at Gullane, the tournament will be the first European Tour event to be staged at the Scotland Golf Coast venue which boasts three courses as well as a children’s layout. The new Championship...

  • World Golf Championship matches we can't wait to watch

    Wednesday, 29 April 2015

    Three days of round-robin matchplay kick off in San Francisco on today as the new home of Harding Park hosts the year's second World Golf Championship.  Players from 16 groups will square off at Harding Park on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (96 matches in total), vying for a spot in Saturday’s 16. Here’s a glimpse at some of today's most interesting matches: McIlroy vs. Dufner.

  • TG's top tips to help you win every match

    Wednesday, 29 April 2015

    As enjoyable as a strokeplay or Stableford triumph is, there’s something special about taking on your opponent one-on-one and coming out on top over the course of 18 holes. Holing the decisive putt that breaks your opponent’s heart is one of the sweetest feelings in golf, whether it’s to secure the Ryder Cup for Europe or a crucial point for...

  • Jason Day: Golf's new matchplay king prepares to defend his WGC Matchplay title

    Written by Golf World on Wednesday, 29 April 2015

    If 72-hole strokeplay is golf in its purest form then 18-hole matchplay is the sport at its most exciting. The combination of the intimate head-to-head battle, the risk-and-reward nature and the race to a definite finish with a winner and a loser create a more aggressive playing style that often produces more dramatic moments and magnificent shots in one match than...

  • Seventh heaven for Justin Rose at Zurich Classic

    Monday, 27 April 2015

    Justin Rose bagged his seventh PGA Tour victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans yesterday. It was a glorious Sunday for the Englishman as he started by completing his rain-curtailed third round in 65 before making birdies at his final two holes to close with a 66 at TPC Louisiana for a record 22-under – one clear of Cameron Tringale. The...

  • Sky Sports and The European Tour announce free admission to The British Masters

    Thursday, 23 April 2015

    New and existing golf fans can watch some of the world’s top golfers for FREE this October when the British Masters supported by Sky Sports takes place at Woburn Golf Club. To celebrate the return of the British Masters to The European Tour, more than 15,000 tickets offering free admission will be available for the opening round as part of ‘Sky...

  • Fantasy Golf: Zurich Classic preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    Jim Furyk returned to the winner’s circle after almost five years away at last week’s RBC Heritage and a similarly big story can be expected in week three of our Fantasy Golf Game with a stellar field confirmed for the Zurich Classic. Messrs Rose, Johnson (Dustin), Day, Fowler and Horschel are all chasing victory at the 7,425-yard, par 72 TPC Louisiana...

  • Play great courses and watch Europe's finest golfers at the BMW International Open

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    Attend the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried and play local courses for a truly memorable golf break in Bavaria. Set alongside the 18th green at Eichenried, the Fairway Club VIP area makes for an ideal base to enjoy the best of the action with an air-conditioned lounge, outdoor terrace, high-end catering and VIP grandstand seats. Packages include...

  • Phil set to thrill again in Scotland

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    Phil Mickelson will make his annual pilgrimage to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open this summer, looking to regain the title he won in dramatic fashion in 2013 as the tournament heads to Gullane Golf Club for the first time from July 9-12. Mickelson’s next visit to East Lothian will have special resonance for the 44 year old Californian, as it...

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