April

  • 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...

  • 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...