2017

  • US OPEN 2017: EVERYONE is talking about the fescue at Erin Hills

    Wednesday, 14 June 2017

    The main event hasn't even started and we've already discovered one of the major talking points of the 2017 US Open - the long fescue grass. Dividing players opinion, the issue came to light when Kevin Na took to instagram to slander the unplayable conditions of the fescue when he arrived at Erin Hills. From that point on, players like Lee Westwood,...

  • Big Interview: Justin Thomas targetting major success

    Tuesday, 13 June 2017

    "The main goal for me is to get myself in the hunt in the Majors" - Justin Thomas Justin Thomas was born to play golf. His grandfather Paul slugged it out with Nicklaus and Palmer, while dad Mike has just completed his 25th year as head pro at Harmony Landing Country Club just outside Louisville, from where the golf- obsessed family...

  • The best players never to have won a major

    Monday, 12 June 2017

    So who’s the new BPNTHWAM? Ten PGA Tour and 13 European Tour wins ranked Sergio Garcia as the most successful golfer still active on the professional circuit to have never won a Major. But after 18 years of waiting, two runner-up nishes and 73 attempts, El Nino finally broke his Major duck at Augusta in April. In doing so, the Spaniard has...

  • US OPEN 2017: Fantasy Golf Preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 12 June 2017

    The US Open is notoriously tough, and it’s no secret that the USGA likes to see players challenged during the second major of the year. Welcome in Erin Hills. It’s a brand new course as the US Open heads to Wisconsin for the first time – and with a combination of lengthy holes and wrist-breaking fescue, being off-line certainly isn’t for...

  • Dustin Johnson reflects on his 2016 US Open victory

    Monday, 12 June 2017

    Dustin Johnson’s final accension to world number one was kick-started by his superb US Open victory at Oakmont last year. It was a moment of redemption and vindication for a man who took a self-imposed leave of absence to address “personal problems” amid rumours of failed drug tests at the end of 2014, and had suffered numerous missed chances and heartbreaks in...

  • Frittelli wins maiden title at Lyoness Open

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 12 June 2017

    Dylan Frittelli claimed his first European Tour victory by one shot after a final-round 67 at the Lyoness Open in Austria. The South African Challenge Tour graduate, who has twice lost in a play-off, parred the final hole to finish one clear of Mikko Korhonen, David Horsey and Jbe Kruger.  Frittelli claimed his first Challenge Tour victory in Austria, so it seems...

  • Daniel Berger defends FedEx St Jude Classic

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 12 June 2017

    Daniel Berger overcame a packed leaderboard on Sunday on route to his second PGA Tour title, at the same tournament he won his first.  The defending champion had returned to Memphis with a season of mixed-results, but two rounds of 66 over the weekend ensured a one-shot victory over the remainder of the field at TPC Southwind.  And it was the very...

  • US OPEN 2017: The men behind Erin Hills

    Friday, 9 June 2017

    A pair of architects and a renowned golf course journalist joined forces to create the minimalistic master piece for this year’s US Open story - so we decided to meet Erin Hill's unique design team.  Slightly more than a decade old, Erin Hills is a collaborative effort by Dr Michael Hurdzan, his former golf course design partner, Dana Fry, and Ron Whitten,...

  • US OPEN 2017: Mike Davis on the risk of Erin Hills

    Written by Jock Howard on Friday, 9 June 2017

    Two years on from the calamity of Chambers Bay, Jock Howard sat down with the USGA’s Executive Director and CEO Mike Davis to discuss the merits of Erin Hills and the risks of taking the championship to another untried and untested layout.  Not so long ago, the second major of the year was a one-dimensional, boring, slug-fest; disliked by players and...

  • US OPEN 2017: Tee Times

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 9 June 2017

    The final round tee-times have been announced for the US Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin.  It looks almost certain that this US Open will provide yet another first-time major winner, following in the footsteps of Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Jimmy Walker and Sergio Garcia in the past year and a half. Brian Harman edged one-shot ahead of the field with...

  • Golf's weirdest injuries

    Wednesday, 7 June 2017

    After Harrington was sidelined this week by an amateur hitting him in the shoulder during a Pro Am, we take a look at some of the weirdest injuries suffered by professional golfers.  The three-time Major champion was taking part in a Pro Am on Wednesday as he prepared for the FedEx St Jude Classic before he attained the injury that forced...

  • Fantasy Golf: FedEx St Jude Classic Preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 5 June 2017

    It's the week before the US Open and the PGA Tour is heading to TPC Southwind for the FedEx St Jude Classic, where Daniel Berger returns to the scene of his first PGA Tour victory. With many taking a week off before Erin Hills, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott head the field as eight of the World’s top 30 tee up in Memphis,...

  • Jason Dufner bounces back for 5th PGA Tour victory at Memorial

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 5 June 2017

    Jason Dufner rolled in a 33-foot par-put on the 72nd hole to claim victory by three shots at the Memorial Tournament, producing a thrilling come-back in a final-day hampered by two weather delays.  You would have been forgiven for ruling Dufner out of the tournament when he blew the 5-shot lead he had attained after 36 holes with a third round...

  • Renato Paratore wins first European Tour title at Nordea Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 4 June 2017

    Renato Paratore carded a final-round 70 on his way to his first European Tour victory at the Nordea Masters, finishing one shot ahead of defending Champion Matthew Fitzpatrick and Chris Wood.  The 20-year-old started the day in the penultimate group one-shot back of Wood, and was left to wait in the club house as the Englishman stood on the 18th tee...

  • Thomas Bjørn names Robert Karlsson as first vice captain

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

    Thomas Bjørn has named Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National.  The European Ryder Cup Captain has chosen the 47-year-old Swede, who is a close friend of Bjorn and a former two-time Ryder Cup player and former European Number One. Bjørn, who made the announcement on the eve of the Nordea Masters at...

  • Fantasy Golf: Nordea Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    The European Tour arrives in Sweden this week, returning to Malmö for the first time since 2010 as several players eye-up their chances at the Nordea Masters. While Henrik Stenson holds an advantage as he tees up at his home club of Barsebäck Golf & Country Club this week following a T3 finish at Wentowrth, he's not the only Swede vying for the...

  • Fantasy Golf: Memorial Tournament Preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    This week the PGA Tour heads to the Jack Nicklaus designed Muirfield Village Golf Course for the Memorial Tournament as William McGirt returns to the scene of his first PGA Tour victory.  A strong field heads to Jack's Place this week, with Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm gracing the pack as the European Tour heads to Sweden...

  • Rai wins as Beef among 15 US Open qualifiers

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    Andrew 'Beef' Johnson was one of the 15 US Open qualifiers on Monday at Walton Heath as Englishman Aaron Rai charged to victory at the International Sectional qualifier to secure their spots at Erin Hills next month.  Rai, who has won five European Challenge Tour events this season, made a late surge with five birdies and an eagle in his final...

  • Alex Noren sets course record on way to winning BMW PGA Championship

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 28 May 2017

    Alex Noren eagled the 72nd hole to set a new clubhouse record and win the BMW PGA Championship by three shots, equalling the biggest final-round comeback with Rory McIlroy and Simon Khan. The 34-year-old Swede began the day seven shots back, and went on to card a 10-under-par final-round of 62, setting the early club-house lead at 11-under-par and eventually finishing...

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