September

  • Ryan Moore named as final US wildcard for Ryder Cup

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 26 September 2016

    Ryan Moore has been named by Davis Love III as the final wildcard pick for the US Ryder Cup team. The World No.42 was chosen ahead of bookies favourite Bubba Watson, despite losing on the fourth play-off hole to Rory McIlroy at the Tour Championship on Sunday night. Moore, a five time winner on the PGA Tour, was considered an outside bet for the US team heading...

  • Tributes pour in for Arnold Palmer

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 26 September 2016

    Arnold Palmer, one of the golf’s greatest and most popular players, has died at the age of 87. Palmer, affectionately known as 'The King', passed away in hospital, near his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he was reportedly undergoing heart tests. “Today marks the passing of an era,” Alastair Johnston, his long-time agent, said in a statement. ...

  • Rory scoops $10m FedExCup jackpot

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 26 September 2016

    Rory McIlroy warmed up for the Ryder Cup in sensational style by claiming the $10m FedExCup prize with a dramatic play-off victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. The Northern Irishman trailed joint leaders Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell by two shots heading into the final round, but posted a six-under-par 64 to force a three-way play-off with Ryan Moore and...

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez tipped to be next Europe Ryder Cup captain

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 23 September 2016

    UK golf fans believe that colourful Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez should be the Team Europe captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris. A survey commissioned by American Golf, to coincide with the countdown to the 2016 Ryder Cup, found that 36% of survey respondents believe that Jimenez is the right man to lead the Europeans...

  • TaylorMade Golf extends contracts of Jason Day and Dustin Johnson

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    The world number one and world number two are to continue playing TaylorMade Golf's metalwoods, irons and ball, it was announced today (Wednesday September 21st). TaylorMade say the move reaffirms the company's commitment to fielding the strongest Tour staff in the industry and putting the highest performing equipment in the world in their hands as they compete on the sport's biggest...

  • Fantasy Golf Preview - TOUR Championship

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

    Who to back for FedExCup glory? That is the question on everyone's lips this weekend and here's our Tour Championship preview. Dustin Johnson and Jason Day will be battling it out for the player of the year crown this weekend but plenty of other players will be looking to steal the limelight at East Like. Jordan Speith will be defending his title looking...

  • Rickie Fowler, JB Holmes & Matt Kuchar named as US Ryder Cup wildcards

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 12 September 2016

    US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has named Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and JB Holmes as his three wildcards. The tournament takes place at Hazeltine National, Minnesota from 30 September to 2 October. Love will name his fourth and final wild card on Sunday September 25th.

  • Dustin Johnson leads the FedExCup standings

    Written by Edward Colman on Monday, 12 September 2016

    Dustin Johnson dominated on the PGA Tour over the weekend with the TaylorMade M1 Driver. Following a course record 63 in Friday's second round in the BMW Championship, Dustin Johnson continued his display of prodigious distance off the tee with the M1 Special Edition driver and one of the best putting performances of the season with his new Spider Limited putter...

  • Fantasy Golf Preview - BMW Championship

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 07 September 2016

    Is Rory ready to go again? If I had a pound for everytime someone asks this question in the build up to the BMW Championship I would be able to retire a very rich man. Winning comes as a habit for McIlroy when he is on top of his game, so don't be surprised to see the Deutsche Bank Champion in the...

  • Ryder Cup: Martin Kaymer recalls holing the winning putt from Medinah 2012

    Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    Martin Kaymer loves everything about the Ryder Cup. Always has and probably always will. He’s played in three and been on the winning side every time, most dramatically of course at Medinah two years ago, when he keep his nerves in check to sink the winning 5ft putt on the 18th green. The Ryder Cup means so much to him...

  • Ryder Cup: Justin Rose talks pressure and passion

    Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    Justin Rose has played in three Ryder Cups and has a phenomenal record, taking starring roles in the victories at Medinah and Gleneagles. In 2014 he was the home side’s talisman, undefeated in five outings. Two years earlier he produced one of the many Miracles at Medinah, staging a late singles comeback by sinking 10, 35 and 15-foot putts on...

  • Ryder Cup: Captain's assistant Padraig Harrington offers insight

    Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    Padraig Harrington will have a key role to play as one of Darren Clarke’s five assistants at Hazeltine. After six appearances as a player – four on the victorious side – Harrington’s run came to an end at Gleneagles in 2014, though he provided great inspiration to Paul McGinley’s triumphant side. He’s hoping for a repeat performance this year, telling...

  • Ryder Cup: Pundit Rich Beem talks Hazeltine

    Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    The memories will come flooding back when Rich Beem pitches up at Hazeltine National as part of the Sky Sports commentary team. The straight-talking American knows the course intimately having seen off Tiger Woods in his prime to clinch a memorable 2002 US PGA Championship victory, the highlight of his career. Read next: ▶ Everything you need to know about The...

  • Ryder Cup: USA team captain Davis Love is out for revenge

    Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    It takes a brave man to rise from the ashes after overseeing America’s most dramatic capitulation, but Davis Love III has waited long enough to try and banish the memories from four years ago. He’s leading the US team into battle once again and with Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Tom Lehman and Tiger Woods in his corner, he has got...

  • Everything you need to know about the Ryder Cup

    Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    This article is ongoing and will be updated regularly. The Captains Darren Clarke tells us why the Ryder Cup is like a drug to him. Plus three winning captains share their secrets. The Players Hear exclusively from Justin Rose, Chris Wood, Martin Kaymer and Padraig Harrington about Europe’s chances. The Course Join us on a trip to Hazeltine to find out which are the...

  • Ryder Cup: European captain Darren Clarke reveals all

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    The legendary Liverpool manager Bob Paisley used to say he found little difficulty in leaving players out of his team for big games, because he had experienced the pain himself in the 1950 FA Cup final. Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, a keen supporter of Liverpool himself, might well draw on similar experience when the going gets tough at...

  • Winner's bag: Rory McIlroy, Deutsche Bank Championship

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 06 September 2016

    Rory McIlroy closed with 6-under 65 to win the Deutsche Bank Championship by two shots over Paul Casey just a week after changing putters. McIlroy bounced back from a disappointing putting performance last time out and  led the field in putts per green in regulation (1.604) and gained 5.301 strokes on the field (T7) with a Scotty Cameron Concept M1 mallet.  According...

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

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 06 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...