June

  • Fantasy Golf: Open de France preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Tuesday, 30 June 2015

    Pablo Larrazabal staged a stunning final day charge to pip the field by one at last week’s BMW International Open and it was similarly close at the top of our Fantasy Golf leaderboard. Alexander Mackie posted 119 points to take the win by just four, his ‘Under Par’ team containing the Spanish winner, runner-up Henrik Stenson and top-11 finishers David...

  • Colin Montgomerie thwarted in US Senior Open defence

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 29 June 2015

    It was a case of so-near-but-so-far for Brits Paul Casey and Colin Montgomerie at the weekend. Englishman Casey just missed out on the US Tour’s Travelers Championhip in Connecticut, coming up short in a sudden-death play-off against defending champion Bubba Watson. And Monty made a brave defence of his US Senior Open title at Del Paso CC, Sacremento, eventually having to settle for...

  • Pablo Larrazabal wins BMW International Open

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Sunday, 28 June 2015

    Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal enjoyed a super Sunday to clinch his fourth European Tour title by capturing the BMW International Open in Munich. Larrazabal shot a final round six under 66 to win by one stroke, having started the day five shots off the pace. But he produced a magical run on the front nine, carding five birdies without dropping a shot. Larrazabal then bagged...

  • Bradley Neil turns pro, signs with TaylorMade

    Written by Today's Golfer on Thursday, 25 June 2015

    Bradley Neil, one of Britain’s top amateurs, has turned professional and makes his debut this week. After a glittering amateur career which included appearances at The Open, US Open and the Masters, Brdley Neil will play his first event as a pro at this week’s SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts on the Challenge Tour. Having used TaylorMade...

  • Fantasy Golf: BMW International Open preview

    Written by Joe Downes on Monday, 22 June 2015

    It was a remarkable week in every sense at Chambers Bay as Jordan Spieth sealed a dramatic triumph (with a little help from Dustin Johnson) to reward all of us who remained glued to our televisions long into the night. If Spieth’s victory was last-gasp, that of weekly winner Jeremy Mathers was anything but. His ‘Villans’ team of Spieth, Oosthuizen,...

  • Spieth on course for historic grand slam

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 22 June 2015

    Jordan Spieth is in dreamland…. Most golfers dream of winning a major championship at some stage in their careers, but the 21-years-old Texan is now dreaming of winning four – in a single season! After his dramatic US Open victory at Chambers Bay yesterday, the Grand Slam is well and truly on. Spieth arrived at Chambers Bay with the US Masters and the...

  • US Open: Highs and lows of day one

    Written by Chris Jones on Friday, 19 June 2015

    Did you go to bed before the final group had finished? Didn’t manage to stay up to see Tiger post an 80? Or Rickie’s 81? With the final groups not finishing the US Open until 4am GMT, here’s our recap of the highs and lows from an interesting first round at Chambers Bay in the US Open… THE HIGHS Dustin Johnson DJ...

  • Fantasy Golf: US Open Preview

    Tuesday, 16 June 2015

    Fabian Gomez collected his first PGA Tour title at the FedEx St Jude and, though he failed to select the Argentine, it was also a great week for weekly winner Martin Sherriffs. Dustin Johnson aside, every one of his ‘Puttfordough’ team finished inside the top eight with Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson the stand-out performers. The latter’s final round 65 bodes...

  • Korean secures hat-trick of Women’s PGA titles

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 15 June 2015

    South Korean Inbee Park has become only the second player to win three straight Women’s PGA Championships, following in the footsteps of Swedish legend Annika Sorenstam. Park returned to World no. 1 after clinching her third consecutive victory at the Westchester Country Club in New York. She shot a final round of 68 (-5) to finish -19, handsomely beating compatriot Sei Young Kim...

  • Argentine Gomez lands first US Tour title

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday, 15 June 2015

    It was a sorry Sunday for England’s Greg Owen who failed to win his first US Tour victory after being outgunned in the final round of the St Jude Classic by Argentine Fabian Gomez. Seasoned campaigner Owen was the overnight leader alongside Gomez and carded a level-par 70 in the final round at TPC Southwind. But he finished four shots adrift after...

  • Who to follow at the US Open

    Written by Today's Golfer on Monday, 15 June 2015

    Jordan Spieth’s quest for the 2015 calendar year Grand Slam begins on Thursday at 2:17pm PT (10:17 p.m. GMT) at Chambers Bay. The reigning Masters champion will play the first two rounds of the U.S. Open with Jason Day and Justin Rose, who won the season’s second major in 2013. The threesome tees off the first hole. (See our guide to...

  • 2015 US Open Championship – All you need to know

    Monday, 15 June 2015

    ARCHITECT Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Chambers Bay opened in 2007. The course is built on the site of a former sand and gravel quarry adjacent to Puget Sound. The course is the centerpiece of a 930-acre county park. Pierce County acquired the land in 1992.   PAR AND YARDAGE Chambers Bay will play to a par of 36-34-70...

  • Last round 67 clinches it for Wood

    Written by TG staff writer on Sunday, 14 June 2015

    Chris Wood produced a flawless final round to claim his second European Tour title with a two shot victory at the Lyoness Open at Diamond Country Club near Vienna. Wood started five shots off the pace, but carded an immaculate 67 to secure his first success since winning the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in 2013. He collected five birdies to finish ahead...

  • US Open 2015: A guide to the back nine at Chambers Bay

    Written by Golf World on Friday, 12 June 2015

    Jordan Spieth’s caddie Michael Greller has caddied at Chambers Bay more than 50 times. Here are his thoughts on how it might play during US Open week. Chambers Bay is a beast. Like any good US Open venue, it’s going to test your patience and your abilities to the fullest. It requires good imagination and a good feel because there will...

  • 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...

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