2015

  • Jim Furyk bags victory at Hilton Head

    Monday, 20 April 2015

    Jim Furyk ended a 100-start win drought with victory in the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head yesterday.  He bagged his first title since 2010 with birdies on two playoff holes to beat Kevin Kisner, punching the air with delight when the final putt dropped.  It was Furyk's second win in the event, the other coming in 2010 in what turned out to be...

  • Aphibarnrat claims second European Tour victory at the Shenzhen International

    Monday, 20 April 2015

    Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand claimed a second European Tour victory today, winning the Shenzhen International in dramatic style following a two-way play off with local hero Li Hao-tong. Li, who fought back magnificently from a slow start to the tournament, looked as though he had victory in the bag and a dream finish for the Chinese faithful, but Aphibarnrat, who had...

  • Spieth gunning for more glory at Hilton Head

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 16 April 2015

    Newly-crowned Masters champion Jordan Speith doesn't expect to suffer from an Augusta hangover as he returns to work today at the RBC Heritage Classic at Hilton Head, South Carolina. All eyes have been on the 21-year-old Texan since he spectacularly tied Tiger Woods' Masters record of 18-under 270 to capture the green jacket on Sunday. But he's taken all the attention in...

  • Dramatic opening round in China

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 16 April 2015

    The European Tour's Shenzhen International got off to a flying start today. American Peter Uihlein (pictured) birdied the last three holes of his opening round and Byeong Hun An had a hole-in-one, but it was home favourite Huang Wen-yi who hit the front. China’s Huang had eight birdies and two bogeys in his -6 66 at Genzon GC to lead An and Uihlein...

  • Fantasy Golf: RBC Heritage preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

    There’s a feeling of ‘after the lord mayor’s show’ about week two of our Fantasy League as the PGA Tour heads to South Carolina for the RBC Heritage. The golfing world is still digesting the nature of Jordan Spieth’s Masters triumph and the Texan is chasing further glory and another jacket – the RBC Heritage’s iconic plaid number – this...

  • Graeme McDowell talks Majors, being a dad and juggling his schedule

    Friday, 10 April 2015

    He’s a Major champ, a Ryder Cup superstar, a member of both the European and PGA tours, and a new dad (daughter Vale Esme was born in September). We caught up with GMac ahead of the 2015 season. Q How are you feeling? I’m feeling fresh and things are certainly good in my life off the golf course, which I feel is...

  • Fantasy Golf: Masters preview

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015

    Fantasy Golf is back and where better to start than Augusta National and the 79th Masters. Rory and Tiger have dominated the headlines ahead of the season’s first major but for starkly different reasons. The Northern Irishman is seeking to become the sixth player – after Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods – in the...

  • Nike captures the inspiring effect of Tiger Woods’s greatness on a young Rory McIlroy

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015

    Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy star in a new Nike advert that charts how the Irishman was inspired by the 14-times Major champion. The film, called ‘Ripple’, focuses on the growth of McIlroy from a young prodigy who used to chip golf balls into washing machines to a professional golfer and how Woods was a constant influence and inspiration. This commercial comes...

  • Holmes bags Houston Open victory

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 6 April 2015

    American J.B. Holmes captured his fourth US Tour victory with a play-off win at the Houston Open in Humble, Texas. The world number 20 began the day six back in 18th spot but made seven birdies in his first eight holes to set him on the way to a stunning 64 and 16-under total - matched by overnight leader Jordan Spieth...

  • Custom built putter for 2014 Masters Champion Bubba Watson

    Thursday, 2 April 2015

    The Ping Gold Putter Vault was created in 1975 to recognize Ping putter wins by tour professionals. For every tour win with a Ping putter, two gold-plated replicas of the winning model are made. One is given to the tournament champion and the other is placed in the vault. To commemorate major championship victories, a solid gold putter is given to...

  • Sergio seeking to head to Augusta in style

    Wednesday, 1 April 2015

    Super Spaniard Sergio Garcia is focused on winning this week’s Houston Open, which starts tomorrow, and has put all thoughts of the Masters to one side. The world no.7 hasn’t won on the US Tour since 2012 and is quietly confident of warming up for the season’s first major in style in Texas. He admits: "I think that there's no doubt that...

  • Texas is a happy hunting ground for Aussies

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

    Don't be surprised to see an Aussie come out on top in this week's Valero Texas Open. Last season, players from Down Under won three of four events during the Texas Swing, including the Valero Texas Open where Steve Bowditch shot a 76 on a windswept Sunday at TPC San Antonio to win by one. “To see this kind of weather is...

  • Sullivan has his sights on the Masters

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

    Andy Sullivan (pictured) will not only be striving for a hat-trick of 2015 European Tour titles this week in Morocco, but hoping to secure a US Masters spot for the first time in his career.  A second-place finish on his own in the Trophee Hassan II tournament will be enough for the 28-years-old to secure a place at Augusta National where the...

  • Inner Strength: What drives world number 1 golfer Rory McIlroy?

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015

    Less than five years ago Rory McIlroy could barely balance on one leg. Imagine that. The No. 1 golfer in the world could not stand on one leg for the length of time it takes to drive a golf ball. His workout routine was limited to, as he put it, “not very much.” He simply didn’t have the muscle strength...

  • Madeira Islands Open washed out

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 22 March 2015

    Shocking weather caused the latest European Tour event - the Madeira Islands Open to be cancelled after four days of strong winds, heavy rain and thick fog. This meant the requisite 36 holes could not be completed at the scenic venue of Santo da Serra and a result could not be declared. The course endured a torrent of rain yesterday with 60mm falling...

  • Watson pulls out of Arnie's Invitational

    Written by TG staff writer on Thursday, 19 March 2015

    Double Masters champion Bubba Watson has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which starts today, following the death of a childhood friend. Watson said: "I am sad to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A close childhood friend of mine passed away unexpectedly last night.  “My thoughts and prayers are with his young family at this sad time. I have...

  • Former winners looking for more Madeira glory

    Written by TG staff writer on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

    A cluster of former Madeira Islands Open champions have returned to the island this week, including home champion in 2012 Ricardo Santos (pictured), two-time European Tour winners Bradley Dredge and Alastair Forsyth plus former Ryder Cup player Jarmo Sandelin. The field also includes many of Portugal’s most promising young players, including Ricardo Gouveia, who won in his seventh event on the Challenge...

  • Spieth secures stunning Valspar Championship victory

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 16 March 2015

    Young American Jordan Spieth again displayed his immense talent and potential by dramatically winning the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook, Florida, last night. The 21-year-old clinched his second US PGA Tour title on the third extra hole by making a 28-foot birdie putt to beat fellow countrymen Patrick Reed and Sean O’Hair. Earlier, Reed rammed in a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole...

  • Coetzee triumphs on home soil

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 16 March 2015

    The Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club was dominated by home-based South African players and saw George Coetzee return to the scene of his first golfing triumph to claim the spoils. South African Coetzee put home advantage to full use to win his second European Tour title, carding a flawless final round of 65 to finish one shot ahead of compatriot...

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