2017

  • R&A stops players using short-cut on 9th at Royal Birkdale

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017

    The R&A have issued a new local rule which stops players from using a short-cut from the 9th tee to 10th fairway this week due to safety reasons.  Some players found a more efficient alternative route during Monday's practice round, but there will be no short-cuts on the 9th hole at Royal Birkdale at the 146th Open this week. The R&A’s chief...

  • US PGA Championship to move to BBC

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017

    According to a report in the guardian, the BBC have secured rights to the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in a deal to be announced soon. Last week, Ewan Murray revealed that Sky Sports had lost live rights to the final major of the year - only a year after they became the first broadcaster to host all four major...

  • Paul Waring Blog: The inside story of The Open at Royal Birkdale

    Written by Kevin Brown on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    Open diary Day 2: England's Paul Waring reveals what it's like to play in The Open   TG Exclusive: We've teamed up with English professional golfer Paul Waring this week as he gives us daily updates on what it's like to be playing at Royal Birkdale this week in the 146th Open.  About Paul: The former English Amateur champion has been plagued...

  • The Open: Fantasy Golf Preview

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    The third major of the year begins at Royal Birkdale on the 20th July, and we've been crunching the stats to see who is best placed to be in your fantasy team this week.  It's one of the most wide-open contests that we can remember at The Open, but links golf can really be anyone's game - especially given the tough...

  • The Open 2017: Tee Times

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    The first round tee times have been announced for Round 4 of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.  The Open: Round Four Tee Times 7.55am Danny Willett 8.05am Sung Kang, Aaron Baddeley 8.15am Thorbjorn Olesen, Sean O’Hair 8.25am Russell Henley, Kevin Kisner 8.35am Bernd Wiesberger, Charl Schwartzel 8.45am Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Webb Simpson 8.55am Kent Bulle, Laurie Canter 9.05am Soren Kjeldsen, JB Holmes 9.15am Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker 9.25am Daniel Berger,...

  • Paul Waring blog: The inside story of this year's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale

    Written by Paul Waring on Monday, 17 July 2017

    Open diary Day 1: England's Paul Waring reveals what it's like to play in The Open   TG Exclusive: We've teamed up with English professional golfer Paul Waring this week as he gives us daily updates on what it's like to be playing at Royal Birkdale this week in the 146th Open.  About Paul: The former English Amateur champion has been plagued...

  • Sung Hyun Park wins US Women's Open by two shots

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 17 July 2017

    Sung Hyun Park carded a five-under 67 to win the US Women’s Open at Trump National in New Jersey by two shots at 11-under-par. The Korean LPGA Tour rookie had back-to-back 67s during the weekend to finish two shots clear of compatriot and amateur Hye Jin Choi, who was unable to recover from her double bogey on the 16th hole on...

  • Rafa Cabrera Bello beats Shinkwin in play-off to win Scottish Open

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 16 July 2017

    Rafa Cabrera Bello produced one of the shots of the tournament before tapping in his putt for birdie and victory on the first play-off hole at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. With a stroke of luck to miss the burn on his approach to the final hole of regulation play, Cabrera Bello finished with a birdie to set the clubhouse...

  • WATCH: Henrik Stenson revisits Royal Troon

    Sunday, 16 July 2017

    Watch as 2016 Open Champion Henrik Stenson goes back to Royal Troon to relive the moments which he led up to him becoming the Champion Golfer of the year. This stunnng 360 video, provided by HSBC Sport, is best viewed using Google Chrome...

  • Padraig Harrington on 2008 Open victory and recreating that famous shot

    Written by Kevin Brown on Sunday, 16 July 2017

    Birkdale’s last Open winner recreates one of the greatest shots in Open history – and tells us why he thinks he can win it again  There have been 16 back-to-back winners of The Open, the last of them being Padraig Harrington, whose 2008 victory at Royal Birkdale came a year after he claimed the Claret Jug at Carnoustie. In the final round,...

  • What you can learn from Jon Rahm's swing

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Monday, 10 July 2017

    What a season it’s been for Jon Rahm. Seven PGA top tens already, including his breakthrough win at the Farmer’s Insurance Open, have shot the young Spaniard into the upper reaches of the FedEx rankings and into the world’s top 10 – and this aged just 22, and in only his second full year as a pro. Perhaps the most impressive thing...

  • Bones to join NBC/Golf Channel as on-course reporter

    Friday, 7 July 2017

    Phil Mickelson's former caddie Jim 'Bones' Mackay is to start a new occupation at The Open Championship in two weeks time as he becomes an on-course reporter for Golf Channel and NBC. Bones surprised almost everyone when he and Phil Mickelson announced they were ending their player-caddie relationship after 25 years together, but now sources have confirmed he won't be returning...

  • Fantasy Golf: Irish Open Preview

    Tuesday, 4 July 2017

    With just two weeks to go until the Open, some of Europe’s best players are heading to Portstewart this week for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Rory McIlroy plays host as no less than 27 Ryder Cup Players and 4 Ryder Cup captains tee up at the Irish Open this week as players aim to get a good run of links golf...

  • Exclusive: Tommy Fleetwood dreams of being hometown hero at Royal Birkdale

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 3 July 2017

    "Winning here would be the ultimate dream," says Tommy Fleetwood of playing the Open in his home town.  He's already won twice in 2017, and Tommy Fleetwood certainly has no qualms about posing for pictures alongside the Claret Jug. Most golfers would be wary about tempting fate, but Fleetwood jokes that he’s already suffered enough at the hands of the golfing gods.

  • Hit more greens, with Tommy Fleetwood

    Written by Chris Bertram on Monday, 3 July 2017

    Learn from 2017 Race to Dubai winner Tommy Fleetwood, whose top 10 iron play tips will help you learn how to hit really good approach shots.  Aim for more accuracy over more distance Everyone is trying to hit it further off the tee, but in my world, with a choice of 280 yards in the fairway or 290 yards in the rough,...

  • The Open: The race to qualification

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 3 July 2017

    Bryson DeChambeau grabbed the final qualifying spot for the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale with a win at the John Deere Classic. DeChambeau birdied both the 17th and 18th holes to win his first victory on the PGA Tour by a shot over Patrick Rodgers, with the added bonus of qualifying for the third major of the year.  Callum Shinkwin missed out...

  • Danielle Kang wins first major at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

    Monday, 3 July 2017

    Danielle Kang birdied the final hole to win her first major championship at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.  Kang two-putted her way to victory on the par-five 18th hole at Olympia Fields to card a three-under-par 68 and finish a single shot clear of defending champion Brooke Henderson. The 24-year-old began the round in a share of the top spot with Chella...

  • Tommy Fleetwood moves to top of Race to Dubai with HNA Open de France win

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 2 July 2017

    Tommy Fleetwood carded a five-under-par final-round of 66 to win the HNA Open de France at Le Golf National, moving to the top of the Race to Dubai. Fleetwood, who won in Abu Dhabi earlier this year, tamed the 2018 Ryder Cup venue on Sunday to clinch victory by a single shot over American Peter Uihelin at 12-under-par. The 26-year-old Englishman began...

  • LET 'strongly rejects' claims organisation on 'brink of collapse'

    Saturday, 1 July 2017

    The Ladies European Tour (LET) has released a statement which 'strongly rejects' speculation that the organisation's future is in jeopardy. The statement comes in response to a report in The Times that said the LET was on 'the brink of collapse' after they cancelled their fifth tournament of the season.  Several events had already been removed from the schedule before players were...

  • Fantasy Golf: Quicken Loans National Preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 27 June 2017

    This week the PGA Tour heads to Washington DC for the Quicken Loans National as Billy Hurley III attempts to defend last year's title.  Last week’s winner Jordan Spieth produced one of the shots of the year to beat Daniel Berget in a play-off, and we're honestly still reeling. But although Spieth is taking a week off, the field is still...

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