2016

  • Ian Poulter: "I'm going to make the Ryder Cup team"

    Written by Stuart Hood on Monday, 25 January 2016

    Rumours of Ian Poulter’s demise are being greatly exaggerated. Yes, he has not won for over three years. Yes, he has fallen out of the world’s top 50. And yes, he has just turned 40. But this is Ian Poulter. And anyone who knows anything about the Englishman will be aware of two things. First, he plays his best golf...

  • Shingo Katayama has the weirdest golf warm-up you've ever seen

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 25 January 2016

    There wasn't much for the Asian team to get excited about during the 2016 EurAsia Cup, as Darren Clarke's troops dominated proceedings in Kuala Kumpur, strolling to a 18.5-5.5 victory.  There was one highlight, though, in the form of Shingo Katayama's rather distinctive warm-up.  He starts his routine hitting balls left-handed, without a takeaway, off a high tee. Despite being a right-hander...  After...

  • Victor Dubuisson joins TaylorMade Tour staff

    Friday, 15 January 2016

    Ryder Cup star Victory Dubuisson is the highest-profile player to join TaylorMade in 2016. The firm has strengthened its European Tour statt with the addition of the Frenchman, along with Joost Luiten, Fabrizio Zanotti, Pelle Edberg, Joakim Lagergren, John Parry and Nacho Elvira. Dubuisson, who has multiple career victories on the European Tour playing Titleist equipment, turned professional in 2010 after enjoying...

  • Vote for the best shot at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 11 January 2016

    Jordan Spieth dominated the Hyundai Tournamen of Champions, shooting rounds of 66, 64, 65 and 67 to give him an eight-shot victory and seventh career win. But the 22-year-old Texan wasn't the only one to hit some tasty shots at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. Watch these beauties and then pick your favourite... Jordan Spieth burnt the edge for an...

  • How does Jordan Spieth's record compare to Tiger Woods' at the same stage of his career?

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 11 January 2016

    Jordan Spieth's latest victory, a dominant showing at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, has drawn further comparisons between the 22-year-old Texan and 14-time major champ Tiger Woods. Spieth's eight-shot victory made him only the second player in PGA Tour history to finish a 72-hole event at 30-under or better, following Ernie Els' 31-under total at the Tournament of Champions in 2003.

  • How to choose the best golf irons for you

    Written by Simon Daddow, Equipment Editor on Friday, 08 January 2016

    Many golfers take great care in selecting the perfect driver, but plough on with a set of hand-me-down irons they've had for a decade. Considering you're likely to hit your driver a dozen times in a round, at most, and hit 25-40 iron shots, it makes sense to put a lot of care into choosing the perfect irons for your...

  • Should distance-measuring devices be allowed on Tour?

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

    A recent National Golf Foundation survey shows that over two-thirds of golfers use a distance-measuring device of some sort. Advocates say it gives them greater confidence, makes the game more enjoyable and, crucially, helps combat slow play.  Ironically, the only players able to hit exact yardages consistently are the only ones not permitted to use them. On the PGA and European Tours,...

  • This was the best shot hit on the European Tour in 2015

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

    Shane Lowry's miracle wedge shot has been voted 2015 European Tour Shot of the Year.  Lowry's shot, played at a crucial moment during the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, received nearly 25% of the votes.  "It's a huge honour to win European Tour Shot of the Year," says Lowry. "It's a shot I will never forget. Thanks to everyone who voted. I'm looking forward...

  • Brooks Koepka signs with Nike Golf

    Monday, 04 January 2016

    Koepka, who is ranked 16th in the World Rankings, turned pro in 2012. The 25-year-old competed at Florida State University before joining the Challenge Tour in Europe, where he won four events. On the 2015 PGA Tour, he was a top-ten finisher in driving distance, won the Phoenix open title and finished T-5 at the PGA Championship. "Nike is an iconic...