October

  • 2019 Solheim Cup to be staged in Scotland

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Thursday, 29 October 2015

    Scotland has won the right to host The Solheim Cup in 2019 and the 16th edition of the greatest team event in women’s golf will be played at the world famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire. After an extensive and very competitive bidding process, the final decision saw Scotland’s submission up against a strong bid from Sweden, which nominated The...

  • Danny Willett and Rory McIlroy go head-to-head in Turkey

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

    Danny Willett is determined to round off a memorable year by pushing Rory McIlroy all the way in the Race to Dubai, starting in the Turkish Airlines Open which starts tomorrow. Willett, 28, has enjoyed an incredible year on the European Tour, with two big victories that have had him in the hunt for the Race to Dubai all season. After winning...

  • Royal Portrush given green light to stage The Open

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

    After an absence of nearly 70 years, The Open is set to return to Royal Portrush and Northern Ireland in 2019. Portrush has been invited to stage The Open by the R&A and the County Antrim club’s members will now be asked to ratify the proposal to enable preparations to begin for what is expected to be the largest sporting event...

  • Luke Donald to host the 2016 British Masters at The Grove

    Monday, 19 October 2015

    Next year’s British Masters will be hosted by Luke Donald at The Grove following its successful return to the European Tour calendar at Woburn. The Grove, designed by Kyle Phillips, is one of the UK’s best-conditioned inland layouts, and is close to the Hertfordshire courses that Donald grew up playing. It will be the course’s second European Tour event; it held an...

  • Weekend roundup: Rory almost hit by ball, LPGA star birdies every hole

    Monday, 19 October 2015

    The season may be coming to a close on this side of the Atlantic, but it’s just beginning on the PGA Tour. Here’s a round-up of the winners and losers from the weekend. Sullivan makes it three Andy Sullivan became the first man this year to bag three titles on the European Tour with a runaway victory in the Portuguese Masters.

  • Welcome to Rory McIlroy’s world

    Friday, 16 October 2015

    If you hit a basket of range balls once a week, visit the gym twice in January and take one flight a year on your annual holiday, compare it to Rory McIlroy’s average year. He hits 16,500 balls, does 6,800 press ups and signs more than 6,000 autographs, according to a new app that can monitor your lifestyle. He also runs...

  • The youngest winners in golfing history

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 12 October 2015

    Aged 21, Matt Fitzpatrick became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious British Masters at Woburn at the weekend. And here we pay tribute to golf’s most successful young guns – players who made their mark at a ridiculously early age. The youngest champions… The Masters – Tiger Woods in 1997 at 21 years, 3 months, 14 days US Open – John J.

  • British Masters Champion Matt Fitzpatrick has the world at his feet

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 12 October 2015

    Matthew Fitzpatrick bagged his first European Tour title with a two-stroke victory in the British Masters at Woburn on Sunday.  The 21-year-old was tied for the lead going into the final day, but four birdies in seven holes on the back nine saw him shoot 68 and join the likes of Lee Westwood, Ian Woosnam and Nick Faldo as home-grown British...