2017

  • PGA Championship: Fantasy Golf Picks

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 7 August 2017

    The PGA Championship heads to Quail Hollow for the first time this week as the fourth major of the year is played in August for the penultimate time. It was reported on Monday that after much speculation the PGA of America's flagship event will be moving back to it's May position in 2019 at Bethpage Black in New York - meaning...

  • PGA Championship: The Five Key Holes

    Written by Chris Bertram & Camilla Tait on Monday, 7 August 2017

    Quail Hollow hosts its first major this week as the PGA Championship heads to the North Carolina course for the final major of the year.  There are already plenty of potential storylines brewing in anticipation of the year's fourth major at Quail Hollow, which is a course that is well known to the players as it stages the Wells Fargo Championship...

  • PGA Championship 2017: Pairings and Tee Times

    Monday, 7 August 2017

    First and second round tee times have been announced for the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow this week, as all three of the year's major champions make for one of the standout pairings of the event. Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth get underway from the 10th tee on Thursday at 13.25pm BST, and are directly followed by the...

  • Hideki Matsuyama cruises to victory at WGC Bridgestone Invitational

    Monday, 7 August 2017

    Hideki Matsuyama cruised to a five-shot victory at Firestone Country Club with a stunning final round of 61 to win his second WGC Title  The World No.3 began the day two shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Thomas Pieters, but having chipped in from 58 feet from the back of the second green for an eagle, Matsuyama quickly assumed a share of...

  • Solheim Cup Teams finalised as wildcard picks announced

    Sunday, 6 August 2017

    Annika Sorenstam and Juli Inskter have announced their wildcard picks ahead of the Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club next week  The two respective Solheim Cup captain's announced their wildcard picks following the final round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at Kingsbarns Golf Links, with four European picks chosen by Sorenstam and two chosen by Inkster. Sorestam was...

  • I.K Kim wins first major at Ricoh Women's British Open

    Sunday, 6 August 2017

    In-Kyung Kim led from the front all weekend to clinch her first major title at the Ricoh Women's British Open by two shots. Five years ago, Kim missed a one-foot putt to win the ANA Inspiration before losing in a play-off to compatriot Sun-Young Yoo - but today, she put those past demons to rest. There was no final-round drama this...

  • How the World's best are preparing for links golf

    Wednesday, 2 August 2017

    As the World’s best female golfers descend on Kingsbarns for the Ricoh Women’s British Open and a test of golf they aren’t often accustomed to, the question of preparation for links golf naturally arises. Admittedly, there has been a lot of rain over the past few days, meaning softer playing conditions at Kingsbarns that may prevent it from playing as tough...

  • Inside Kingsbarns at the Ricoh Women's British Open

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 2 August 2017

    Kingsbarns Golf Links plays host to the Ricoh Women's British Open this week, but there is one notable change to the course.  Kingsbarns has been a co-host of the European Tour's Dunhill Links Championship since 2001 with St Andrews and Carnoustie, but the Ricoh Women's British Open marks the first year the course will hold a major over four days. For those...

  • Ricoh Women's British Open: Tee Times

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017

    First round tee times for the Ricoh Women's British Open at Kingsbarns The first round of the Ricoh Women's British Open gets underway at Kingsbarns on Thursday, as Ariya Jutanugarn prepares to defend the title she won at Woburn last year. Jutanugarn is paired the other two members of the World's top three players, Lexi Thompson and So Yeon Ryu, as some...

  • WGC Bridgestone Invitational: Preview

    Monday, 31 July 2017

    The best players in the world head to Firestone Country Club this week for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Dustin Johnson tamed the course last year , and the World No.1 will be hoping to build on both WGC titles he's already won in 2017 and take the opportunity to be the first man to win three WGC championships in a single...

  • Rory McIlroy splits with long-term caddie J.P.Fitzgerald

    Monday, 31 July 2017

    Rory McIlroy has ended his nine-year partnership with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald, according to a report published by Reuters  The news comes just a couple of weeks after Rory finished fourth in The Open and credited his long-term caddie for some choice words during his opening round at Royal Birkdale. ‘JP, he reminded me who I was, basically. He said, ‘You’re Rory McIlroy,...

  • Fantasy Golf: Canadian Open & European Open

    Wednesday, 26 July 2017

    The European Tour is heading to Germany while the PGA Tour tee up in in Canada this week – so who should be on your fantasy team? World No.1 Dustin Johnson is in Canada this week with Open runner-up Matt Kuchar, and they are joined by the likes of in-form Charley Hoffman and Ian Poulter.  Heading in the opposite direction after Royal...

  • Jordan Spieth: The toughest mind in golf?

    Written by Stuart Hood & Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth's incredible rise to become one of the World's best has been characterised by his remarkable mental strength.  How else could you describe what he did from the 14th hole onwards at Royal Birkdale? He'd already blown a three shot lead when he was standing on the practice range over 100 yards right of the 13th fairway looking more like...

  • Open win adds to Jordan Spieth's crazy career accomplishments

    Monday, 24 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth produced an incredible record-breaking final five holes to turn around what looked like a Sunday collapse into a worthy Open championship victory. And it's a win that we should be careful not to understate. The mental grit shown by Spieth is a huge reason why the things he's already accomplished in his career at such a young age have...

  • The 2017 Open: In Numbers

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 24 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth is the youngest American ever to win golf's oldest trophy.  He did so playing the final five holes in five-under-par – the lowest ever by an Open champion – to become only the second player after Jack Nicklaus to win three different Majors at the age of 23. Oh, and he was also crowned the youngest winner since Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros in...

  • Matt Kuchar: "It's crushing...but Jordan is a great champion"

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Matt Kuchar came as close as he's ever been to finally winning that maiden major, and described the bitter taste of runner-up as 'crushing'. Always the nearly-man. It's a difficult pill to swallow when you're leading the Open by a shot with five holes to go only to be denied your maiden major title by a barely believable Jordan Spieth performance...

  • Jordan Spieth's Open victory: As it happened

    Written by Rob Jerram on Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth carded a final-round one-under 69 to win The Open by three shots, completing a wire-to-wire victory to win his third major championship.  Or so the record books will say. But for those who watched one of the most dramatic championship-winning final-rounds in major history, that doesn't do justice to the true story of the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale.  Rob...

  • Jordan Spieth: WITB of the Open Champion

    Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth completed one of the most dramatic final-rounds to win his third major championship and become the 2017 Champion golfer of the year at Royal Birkdale.  The putter was a huge key for Jordan Spieth this week, as it has been during many of his 11 career victories - but without holing two length putts for eagle and birdie during...

  • Jordan Spieth wins 146th Open with dramatic back-nine comeback

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth has become the 2017 Champion Golfer of the year after producing one of the most dramatic final rounds in Open history Jordan Spieth put together the most outrageous back-nine comeback performance to win his third major title and first Open championship at Royal Birkdale by three shots over Matt Kuchar with a final-score of 268. There’s barely enough words to...

  • The Open recap: How the British & Irish players fared

    Written by Michael Catling on Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Another Open, and another champion who heralds from these shores. And no, Jordan Spieth hasn't switched allegiances in case you were wondering. We're referring to amateur Alfie Plant, who won the Silver Medal on home soil at Royal Birkdale. The European Amateur champion joined an illustrious list of former winners, which includes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. The latter had to...

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