2017

  • Romero clinches BMW International victory

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 25 June 2017

    Andres Romero birdied the final hole to win his first victory on the European Tour in a decade, finishing one shot clear of Richard Bland, Thomas Detry and Masters Champion Sergio Garcia.  It was a tournament win that quite simply might not have been. Romero has been without playing rights since the 2012 BMW Masters and was playing in Munich on...

  • Fantasy Golf: BMW International Open preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

    The European Tour resumes this week with the BMW International Open, as Henrik Stenson returns to the site of his 2016 victory in Munich. Joining Stenson, Sergio Garcia returns to play on European soil for the first time his major victory at the Masters, while Kaymer and last week’s runner up Tommy Fleetwood also head to Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof fresh from...

  • Travelers Championship Preview: Fantasy Golf picks

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

    The PGA Tour heads to the Travelers Championship this week as Russell Knox defends against a World Class field. It’s hard to believe it was only a year ago that Jim Furyk carded a miraculous 58 and Russell Knox holed a 12-foot putt and simultaneously tossed his cap in celebration to win his second career victory by a single-shot over hometown...

  • Mickelson and long-term caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay part ways

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 20 June 2017

    Phil Mickelson and longtime caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay have announced that they will part ways after 25 years together. Both Mickelson and Bones released statements on Tuesday, announcing that the decision to end their player-caddie relationship was a mutual one. Mickelson, who has won a staggering 41 PGA Tour titles with Bones on his bag, will now have his brother Tim on...

  • Erin Hills was a record breaking US Open venue

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 19 June 2017

    The 117th US Open at Erin Hills played host to an enthralling back-nine from Brooks Koepka that saw him win his first major victory by four shots.  Koepka tamed the longest US Open and major championship course in history on his way to equalling the lowest ever tournament score of 16-under-par, set by Rory McIlroy during his victory in 2011. His four-stroke...

  • 2017 US Open: How the British and Irish players fared at Erin Hills

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 19 June 2017

    Tommy Fleetwood led the British and Irish scoring at Erin Hills on Sunday, finishing in fourth place at 11-under-par – five shots behind US Open champion Brooks Koepka A total number of 22 GB&I players teed up in Wisconsin last Thursday for the second major of the year, including three previous US Open Champions Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell. The...

  • Brooks Koepka wins 2017 US Open, tying lowest scoring record

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 19 June 2017

    Brooks Koepka claimed a four-shot victory during the final round of the US Open, winning his first major title and equalling Rory McIlroy’s scoring record of 16-under-par.  Walking up the 18th fairway with a three-shot lead, Brooks Koepka took off his cap and tipped it towards the crowds knowing that he was just about to become the 2017 US Open champion...

  • Tommy Fleetwood ready for biggest round of his life

    Written by Kevin Brown on Sunday, 18 June 2017

    D-Day hour is fast approaching for England’s Tommy Fleetwood. The Southport-based star is one rock solid round away from claiming his first major – the US Open – at Erin Hills tonight. Fleetwood heads into the final round on -11 just one shot off leader Brian Harman but will quietly be fancying his chances of emulating Justin Rose’s success in the same...

  • US OPEN 2017: Brian Harman leads as Thomas sets scoring record on day three

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 18 June 2017

    Brian Harman holds a one-shot lead heading in to the final round of the US Open while England’s Tommy Fleetwood is one of three players that sits just a single shot back. When you think of the US Open, it’s hard not to have imagined that the first left-handed golfer to win the tournament would have been Phil Mickelson. After all,...

  • Justin Thomas shoots lowest round in US Open history

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 17 June 2017

    Justin Thomas made history during the third round of the US Open, setting the all-time lowest scoring record to par with a nine-under 63. In arguably one of the most entertaining rounds of golf witnessed at a major tournament, Thomas tamed the longest course in US Open history to overtake Johnny Miller’s eight-under record – which he had held since 1973.  His...

  • US OPEN 2017: The best stats from Rounds 1 and 2

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 17 June 2017

    The 117th US Open at Erin Hills has already proved to be a multiple record-breaking venue thanks to being a course that has rewarded some players with low scores and others with their worst ever appearances.  Scoring records In round one, the tone seemed to be set. A record number of 44 players finished under par for the first time in the...

  • DJ, McIlroy and Day miss US Open cut

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 17 June 2017

    At the second major of the year, it was hard not to imagine the World’s best would be contending for the title on Sunday – but Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason won’t even be there for the weekend.  For the first time since the OWGR was introduced in 1986, all three of the World’s top players have missed the cut at...

  • US OPEN 2017: Four at the top as world’s top three bow out

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 17 June 2017

    With four players tied at the top for the first time in 43 years, the US Open is wide open.  Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka sit on seven-under-par as the scoring assault on Erin Hills continued in the same vein as day one.  And Casey did it even with a triple-bogey 8 on the par 5 14th (his...

  • Can Lee Westwood finally break his majors ‘duck?’

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 16 June 2017

    Could it be 77th time lucky for Lee Westwood? The Englishman has won everything in the game, including being part of a magnificent record seven Ryder Cup team victories. But frustratingly he’s managed to cross the ultimate line as an individual player. He’s gone so close on so many occasions but for one reason or another he’s come up short each and...

  • US Open Day One Recap: Fowler in front, Casey challenges & World’s top 6 struggle

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 16 June 2017

    From Rickie’s history making 65 to the World’s best struggling, we recap an eventful first day at Erin Hills. While it may have made USGA members uncomfortable watching scoring records broken and Rickie Fowler notch up seven birdies, there’s no doubt that the new US Open venue also showed signs of its teeth. Rory McIlroy’s stats show that he spent more time...

  • US OPEN 2017: Rickie Fowler sets the early pace on day 1

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 15 June 2017

    Rickie Fowler opened with a seven-under-par 65 to equal the best opening-round to par at the US Open since Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf in 1980.  Fowler is up there on the list of best players never to have won a major, and he was tipped as a big favourite this week thanks to a string of good results leading in...

  • 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...

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