July

  • 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...

  • Improve your putting with Open winner Henrik Stenson's coach

    Monday, 18 July 2016

    Open champion Henrik Stenson made 25 birdies over his 72 holes at Royal Troon last week and putting was key to the Iceman’s success. In these videos the Swede’s coach Phil Kenyon helps you to improve your putting and shows you some simple tips which are sure to have a positive effect on your putting stroke.

  • Henrik Stenson wins 2016 Open Championship with Nippon Shaft

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 18 July 2016

    Henrik Stenson, the 2016 “Champion Golfer of the Year”, played Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 steel shafts in his irons and wedges en route to an epic victory in cold and windy conditions at the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon. The 40-year-old Swede, who began playing the N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 120 X flex from May 2011, became...

  • Stenson triumphs at Royal Troon

    Monday, 18 July 2016

    #TeamCallaway and XR 16 dominated the final day of The Open at Royal Troon with Staff Professionals, Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson, thrilling crowds with a titanic head-to-head battle, which saw the ‘Iceman’ Swede catch fire on the Ayrshire coast, with a string of birdies to win by three. Not since the legendary ‘Duel in the Sun’ in 1977,...

  • New Open champion Henrik Stenson's final interview

    Written by Courses & travel editor Kevin Brown on Sunday, 17 July 2016

    Henrik Stenson reveals the secrets of his long-awaited first major success shortly after his incredible historic Open success at Royal Troon sealed with a total score of -20.... Q. Henrik, congratulations on a wonderful performance. I believe that's the lowest four-round total to win any major championship. You've obviously won your first major championship here at The Open. Can you describe...

  • Life begins at 40 for Open champion Henrik Stenson

    Written by Courses & travel editor Kevin Brown on Sunday, 17 July 2016

    In a lengthy, insightful and, as always, entertaining interview earlier in the year Henrik Stenson was preparing to celebrate his 40th birthday and was upbeat about breaking his majors duck. That belief and confidence in his own ability was finally realised at Troon this evening. With a string of major near-misses behind him, the Swede wasn’t going to let it slip...

  • Henrik Stenson is gunning for Open revenge

    Written by Courses & travel editor Kevin Brown on Saturday, 16 July 2016

    Swede Henrik Stenson reflects on an outstanding 3rd round showing and his hopes for an historic Open win tomorrow..... Q. What are your thoughts taking a one-shot lead into the final round tomorrow? HENRIK STENSON: I thought it was just a wee breeze (laughter). Yeah, it was tough out there again, even though as normal the front nine has given...

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