2016

  • Colin Montgomerie's father talks Royal Troon history

    Thursday, 07 July 2016

    James Montgomerie has lived and breathed Royal Troon for almost 60 years – 11 of them as the club’s secretary. He’s overseen two Royal Troon Opens, and the 86-year-old’s passion for the club, and the game, continues to burn brightly. He still gets to grips with the famous old links twice a week, saying: “I try my best, though my legs...

  • Nick Dougherty tells us what to expect at Sky’s first Open

    Thursday, 07 July 2016

    Nick Dougherty, a three-time European Tour winner, loves The Open. In his rollercoaster up-and down playing career the 2007 Dunhill Links champion has played in a handful of them and he hasn’t given up hope of adding another to the list and playing at Royal Troon. He’ll be seeking to qualify at Royal Birkdale’s neighbouring links Hillside, but first –...

  • Stars raise thousands with Justin Rose and Niall Horan

    Thursday, 07 July 2016

    Justin Rose and Niall Horan teamed up to host the most starstudded golf event of 2016. Rose told TG: "We wanted to do something meaningful and put on a golf day that really separated itself from other standard golf days around, putting on a quality event we could be proud of." Sure enough, the inaugural Horan & Rose charity event at The...

  • Drive for show? You won't believe some of the cars these tour pros drive

    Written by Today's Golfer on Wednesday, 06 July 2016

    Tour pros make a lot of money. People with a lot of money tend to drive expensive cars. Those are facts.  Here's what some of the European Tour's top pros are currently driving: Ian Poulter – La Ferrari, £1,000,000 Poulter has one of the world's finest collections of Ferraris, and isn't shy about showing them off on Twitter.  Steve Webster – Lamborghini Huracan, £180,720 Lamborghini's...

  • Fantasy Golf Preview - Scottish Open 2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 06 July 2016

    Phil Mickelson is bidding for a second Scottish Open title this week but will you be selecting the American in your fantasy team? That is just one of the tough decisions facing managers in the Today's Golfer Fantasy Golf game ahead of the tournament at Castle Stuart. Managers have a £100m budget to spend on their ten-man team and here's a look...

  • Jordan Spieth hopes cutting out slow play will help him play better

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 05 July 2016

    It's often easy to assume that tour players are oblivious to conversations that centre around them. For several months now, there has been plenty of talk about Jordan Spieth's pace of play. Spieth has been put on the clock numerous times, and was lucky to escape a penalty at this year's Masters, where he took more than two minutes to...

  • Justin Thomas used a prototype Titleist driver to hit a 414-yard drive and eagle a 667-yard par-5

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 04 July 2016

    Justin Thomas shot a disappointing final-round 76 to finish T-33 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, but before that, things were really going his way. His 1-under 69 on Friday was helped by a rare eagle on the 667-yard par-5 16th at Firestone Country Club, set up by a 414-yard drive.  "I was just happy to hit the fairway," said Thomas. "I hit...

  • Greg Chalmers wins his first PGA Tour event – after an 18-year wait

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 04 July 2016

    18 years and 386 starts. That's how long 42-year-old Greg Chalmers has had to wait for his first PGA Tour victory. To put that into context, the Ford Focus hadn't even been released when Chalmers made his PGA Tour debut. We were all still watching films on VHS, as DVD had only just been invented. There was no such thing...

  • Next week's PGA Tour event has been cancelled

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 01 July 2016

    The Greenbrier Classic, due to start on Thursday 7 July, has been cancelled due to severe flooding.  The Old White TPC, host course for the tournament,  suffered extensive damage during the flooding caused by record levels of rainfall throughout West Virginia. "We are heartbroken by the devastation that the residents of West Virginia are experiencing  at this time and the reports of...

  • Daniel Berger made $50,500 for hitting one shot before withdrawing from the WGC-Bridgestone

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 30 June 2016

    We all know that the money available at the top tier of golf is little short of ludicrous. Win a PGA Tour event and you'll likely take home a cheque for over $1 million. If it's a big tournament, your prize could be almost double that.  The prize for finishing last at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was set at $50,500. That...

  • Fantasy Golf Preview - WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and French Open

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 29 June 2016

    Every sport fan loves a fairytale and we got two in the space of two days. The world number 607 winning the Quicken Loans National at Congressional and Iceland beating England. The latter probably wasn't quite as welcome, but Billy Hurley III's hometown victory will take some beating as the best story in golf this year. Not that any fantasy managers were able to...

  • It sounds like Jordan Spieth will be the next player to withdraw from the Olympics

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 29 June 2016

    Golf's return to the Olympics is not really going to plan. With less than a fortnight until the cut-off point for qualification, eligible golfers are falling over themselves to withdraw. With world number four Rory McIlroy and world number one Jason Day both out, attention has turned to world number two Jordan Spieth, and things do not sound overly promising... "Right...

  • Fair play to Colin Montgomerie, back in The Open for the first time since 2010

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 29 June 2016

    It's easy to knock Colin Montgomerie. His moody on-course demeanour hasn't always endeared him to fans, but his passion for the game of golf has never been in question.  At the age of 53, many golfers would have long since given up on the rigours of Open qualifying and accept that 21 appearances would be their lot. Not Monty. Having not played...

  • Rory McIlroy says the reward on offer at the Olympics is "not worth the risk"

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 28 June 2016

    At the beginning of May, Rory McIlroy shared his belief that players should do their bit to represent their country in the Olympics. "It's a week," said McIlroy at the time. "You know, go play four rounds really competitively and try to win a gold medal." McIlroy, unlike several players who had openly stated that they didn't value the prospect of a...

  • World number one Jason Day is the latest player to withdraw from the Olympics

    Written by Rob McGarr on Tuesday, 28 June 2016

    It seems to be peak season for withdrawing from the Olympics. Every player that withdraws is bad news for the game of golf as it makes its return to the Olympics after a 104-year hiatus, but when it's the world number one, it's an even bigger – if unexpected – blow. "It is with deep regret I announce that I will...

  • Tiger Woods says he doesn't know if he'll play in 2016

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 27 June 2016

    Tiger Woods is currently 40/1 to win The Open at Royal Troon, which starts in under three weeks' time. We wouldn't advocate betting your life savings on it, especially as Tiger has just admitted he's not sure if he'll even be able to play competitive golf in 2016. "I don't know," said Woods, when asked if there's a chance he won't...

  • Henrik Stenson has 10 European Tour wins after victory at the BMW International Open

    Written by Rob McGarr on Monday, 27 June 2016

    Henrik Stenson had to play 36 holes in one day after rain delays affected the BMW International Open in Germany, but the experienced Swede wasn't fazed, shooting a 67 in the morning and following it with an afternoon 71 to win by three shots.  40-year-old Stenson's performance was even more impressive considering it came just a week after injury forced him...

  • Don't be surprised if Jason Day withdraws from the Olympics very soon

    Written by Rob McGarr on Saturday, 25 June 2016

    The list of players withdrawing from the Olympics continues to grow. World number four Rory McIlroy is the highest ranked player to announce his withdrawal, but we wouldn't be at all surprised to see world number one Jason Day follow suit in the very near future.  "I'm going to make my decision when it comes time to, but I really haven't...

  • Another top golfer has withdrawn from the Olympics

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 24 June 2016

    The list of golfers withdrawing from the Olympics continues to grow. After the quickfire double of Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, world number 11 Branden Grace has also released a statement saying that he won't be making the trip to Rio. "After serious consideration, it is with regret that I have decided to withdraw myself from the Olympic competition due to the...

  • Jason Day is only 28 but he's already talking about retiring

    Written by Rob McGarr on Thursday, 23 June 2016

    Thanks to greedy bankers and dodgy government, most people in their twenties today won't retire until they're about 119. When you're a multi-millionaire golfer, however, you can decide to hang up your clubs whenever you want.  Jason Day, world number one since March, says he'll consider packing up when he hits 40. "When I get to 40, I'm going to re-evaluate everything...

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