2016

  • Rory McIlroy storms from behind to earn his 12th PGA Tour win

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 6 September 2016

    Nike athlete Rory McIlroy began the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship six shots behind the leader before tallying a 65, including seven birdies, to claim his 12th career PGA Tour win and move one step closer to a top finish in the FedExCup Playoffs. The 4-time major champion improved each round of the tournament (71, 67, 66, 65) and...

  • Putting problems persist for Rory McIlroy at the Barclays

    Friday, 26 August 2016

    Rory McIlroy has endured a torrid time of late and a level par round on the first day of the Barclays did little to silence the Irishman's critics. Putting problems have plagued Rory's season and it is fair to say his first competitive round using his new Scotty Cameron mallet putter didn't go to plan as he closed five...

  • Rickie Fowler is focused on the Ryder Cup

    Friday, 26 August 2016

    Rickie Fowler was left frustrated after a disappointing showing at the Rio 2016 Olympics but insists he is now fully focused on making the US Ryder Cup team. Fowler continued his Ryder Cup push with strong start at the Barclays and is looking to  end the season on a high, with automatic qualification still a possibility. The world...

  • Fantasy Golf Preview - Travelers Championship 2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 3 August 2016

    Bubba Watson is defending his Travelers Championship title this week at River Highlands Connecticut but will you be including the American in your fantasy team? The starting date was not the only change to this year’s Championship, which traditionally had followed the U.S. Open in the third week of June, however it was pushed back on the calendar to help accommodate...

  • Jimmy Walker produces perfect round to win US PGA Championship

    Written by Courses & Travel Editor Kevin Brown on Monday, 1 August 2016

    Jimmy Walker had one of those rare rounds. Everything went according to plan on the final day of the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol when, it seemed, the 37-years-old Texan could do little, no nothing, wrong. Walker was put under immense pressure by defending champion Jason Day in the closing stages. But he kept his cool and kept hitting the right...

  • Jimmy Walker’s PGA Championship winning bag

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 1 August 2016

    Jimmy Walker became the fourth first-time major winner this season after enjoying success at US PGA Championship on Sunday. The American has also sealed his place in the US Ryder Cup team after a fine weekend at Baltusrol Golf Club, keeping his composure despite challenging weather conditions. When the players went out for their final round plenty were predicting a Jason Day...

  • Will Lee Westwood ever win a major?

    Friday, 29 July 2016

    If he does, he'll be a very lucky man! Dunlop have announced that they have extended their sponsorship agreement with Lee Westwood. The deal has been extended for a further three years and the announcement comes after Westwood first round at Baltusrol. Should Westwood win a major, he will land a massive £2 million courtesy of his unique agreement with the leading...

  • WATCH: Rory McIlroy on growing up and dreaming of majors

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 28 July 2016

    Leading into the season's final major championship, Rory McIlroy has been opening up about how home and country inspire him. "I'm a bit of a home bird; I'm very proud of where I'm from — there's a sense of belonging" he said. "Northern Ireland is a little bit like a village in that way. It's obviously a country with nearly two...

  • Can Henrik Stenson win the USPGA after Open triumph?

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 27 July 2016

    Henrik Stenson is looking to build on his success at Royal Troon at this week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol. The Swede claimed his first major title after an epic battle with Phil Mickelson and the Iceman is hoping to enjoy the sweet taste of success for a second time sooner rather than later. “It's been an exciting time since we finished off...

  • Sergio García previews the USPGA at Baltusrol

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 27 July 2016

    Ahead of the US PGA Championship Sergio Garcia has been giving his verdict on the course at Baltusrol, what is going well for him and the quick turn around between the PGA and the Open. Q: Sergio, welcome to your 18th PGA Championship. Curious about your thoughts on what you're seeing out of Baltusrol this week, your second ...

  • Danny Willett previews the USPGA at Baltusrol

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 27 July 2016

    Masters Champion Danny Willett believes it is becoming increasingly difficult to taste major success due to the ever improving nature of the sport's elite. Addressing the media ahead of the US PGA Championship the 28-year-old said everyone keeps improving making victory ever more difficult. “Everyone keeps getting better,” said Willett.  “We are all training harder. We are all practicing harder. ...

  • USPGA 2016: Q&A with Baltusrol Pro

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

    Today's Golfer catches up with Douglas B.Steffen, the PGA Head Professional & Director of Golf at Baltusrol, ahead of the USPGA Championship. Q: Where will the PGA be won or lost at Baltusrol? A: It will ultimately be won or lost...on the first seven holes. The 1st and 7th holes are par 5's that have been converted to par 4's, and holes...

  • 2016 PGA Championship tee times

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

    The PGA of America has released the 2016 PGA Championship tee times, and there are plenty of eye catching groups. Defending champion Jason Day, two-time winner Rory McIlroy, and Phil Mickelson, the last man to win the PGA Championship at Baltusrol, will tee off at 8:30 a.m on Thursday when the tournament begins. Masters champion Danny Willett, U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson,...

  • Fantasy Golf Preview - USPGA 2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

    Just days after departing Royal Troon, golf’s greatest have arrived at Baltusrol for the 98th USPGA Championship. The bookies can’t decide who to make favourite for the fourth, and final, major of the year with Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Rory Mcllroy all priced at 8/1 with Open Champion Henrik Stenson not far behind at 14/1. This year, with the inclusion of...

  • Who do the bookies think is going to win The USPGA?

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 25 July 2016

    Can Rory Mcllroy Save His Season? The bookies think so... William Hill cannot split Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Rory Mcllroy with all three offered at 8/1 to win the final major of the year. Jordan Spieth is 10/1, Henrik Stenson 16/1 - after just missing out at the Open Phil Mickelson can be backed at 22/1 – Masters Champion Danny Willett...

  • Tom Waston on what could be his last championship outing at Carnoustie

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 25 July 2016

    Tom Watson finished tied for 27th in the Senior Open Championship and hinted to reporters that it could have been his last championship round at Carnoustie. Watson claimed eight majors including five British Opens between 1975 and 1983, out-duelling Jack Nicklaus in several memorable showdowns but he may have walked down the 18th fairway at Carnoustie in a Championship tournament for...

  • Jason Day targeting PGA success at Baltusrol

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 25 July 2016

    Jason Day is focused on defending his USPGA Championship title this week after finishing tied for 14th at the Canadian Open. The World Number One shot a final round 67 last year to finish the week on -20, three clear of Jordan Spieth. Day told reporters that he will not be taking to the Lower Course at Baltusrol in Springfield, with the...

  • Jhonattan Vegas' Canadian Open winning gear

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 25 July 2016

    Nike athlete Jhonattan Vegas shot a 12-under 276 at the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club to clinch his second career PGA Tour victory. The Venezuela native utilized an entire bag of Nike equipment, including a Nike RZN Tour Platinum ball, to finish with 23 birdies. He averaged 323.5 yards off the tee and consistently found the green, finishing second overall in strokes gained...

  • USPGA: 15 things you need to know

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 25 July 2016

    The US PGA Championship returns to Baltusrol for the first time in 11 years this week and here is our list of 15 things you need to know before the tournament gets underway. 1: The PGA Championship takes place at the Lower Course on July 28-31 – just 10 days after the Open – to accommodate the Olympic Games in August. 2:...

  • Who is Andrew 'Beef' Johnston?

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 19 July 2016

    Henrik Stenson may have lfited the Claret Jug but Andrew 'Beef' Johnston emerged as one of the stars of this year's Open Championship. The 27-year-old from Barnet became a firm fans favourite at Royal Troon and here are some things you might not know about the Beef. 1. The origins of his nickname Johnston decided to grow his hair while at school and...

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