April

  • Golf Sixes: Draw & Schedule

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 3 May 2017

    Golf Sixes comes to the Centurion Club in St Albans this week, representing the latest innovative golf format from the European Tour. Ryder Cup Players and European Tour champions a plenty occupy the field, where golfers from 16 different nations will compete in two-man teams to be crowned the champion duo on the final day.   Playing a six-hole course with themed...

  • Wells Fargo Championship: Fantasy Golf Preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 2 May 2017

    Dustin Johnson returns from injury this week as the Wells Fargo Championship moves away from Quail Hollow for the first time since 2003. It's regular North Carolina spot is playing host to the US PGA Championship this year, so players will instead be heading further inland of NC to Eagle Point Golf Course. Last year's champion James Hahn overcame Roberto Castro on...

  • Zurich Classic: Smith and Blixt outlast Kisner and Brown in Monday play-off

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 1 May 2017

    Cameron Smith knocked in a three-foot birdie putt on the fourth play-off hole to win the Zurich Classic with playing partner Jonas Blixt. Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown pushed Smith and Blixt all the way as six-hours of weather delays forced the tournament in to a Monday finish for the second year in a row. Neither pair were able to reproduce the...

  • Golf Sixes: Everything you need to know

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 27 April 2017

    Golf Sixes is coming to the Centurion Club on the 6th-7th May and will showcase the latest innovative golf format pioneered by the European Tour. The traditional 72 hole set-up has been replaced as two-man teams from 16 nations are set to compete in a greensomes knock-out format over six holes, substituting the standard match-play format with a football scoring system. Each...

  • Fantasy Golf: Volvo China Open Preview

    Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    This week, the European Tour travels to Topwin Golf and Country Club for the Volvo China Open - as Li Haotong hopes to become the first person to successfully defend their title at the event. Last week's champion Bernd Wiesberger heads up the field as the highest ranked player, and with a string of good results its no surprise he's near the top...

  • Kevin Chappell gains first PGA Tour victory at Texas Valero Open

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 24 April 2017

    Kevin Chappell ended the long wait for his first PGA Tour victory with a birdie on the 72nd hole to win the Texas Valero Open. It's been a struggle for Chappell to get the job done in his career, but after six years and 180 starts it came down to an eight foot putt on the 18th green at TPC San...

  • Bernd Wiesberger wins Shenzhen International

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 23 April 2017

    Bernd Wiesberger birdied the first play-off hole to win the Shenzhen International against Tommy Fleetwood, who had set the Sunday pace with an nine-under-par 63. Wiesberger, who had held a three-shot lead overnight on 15-under at the Genzon Golf Club, shot a one-under-par round of 71 to force the play-off with the World No.33. It looked likely Wiesberger would surrender his chance...

  • Dustin Johnson to make return at Wells Fargo Championship

    Written by Jacob Colley on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    World No.1 Dustin Johnson has revealed that he is nearing full fitness and has pencilled in his return to action at the Wells Fargo Championship next month. Johnson suffered a back injury when he fell down a flight of stairs at his Augusta rental home, which forced the World No.1 to pull out of the first Major of the year. He had...

  • Watson eager to tee off at ‘elegant’ Royal Porthcawl

    Written by Jacob Colley on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

    Tom Watson will renew his love affair with links golf when he takes to a course he has branded “the complete package” ahead of the Senior Open Championship this summer.  Royal Porthcawl has been chosen to host the event for a second time from July 27-30 and the eight-time Major champion is full of admiration for the Welsh course. “I think it’s...

  • Fantasy Golf: Valero Texas Open Preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

    It’s two weeks after the Masters and most of the World’s top 50 are still taking time off, but Augusta’s first and second round leader Charley Hoffman will be teeing it up as defending champion this week. Wesley Bryan picked up his first PGA Tour title last week at the RBC Heritage in his home state of South Carolina, but won’t...

  • Wesley Bryan claims maiden PGA Tour title at RBC Heritage

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 17 April 2017

    Wesley Bryan claimed his maiden PGA Tour title at the RBC Heritage with a one-shot victory over five-time tournament runner-up Luke Donald. Bryan shot a final-round 67 that included six birdies and two bogeys on his way to becoming the first South Carolina native to win the tartan jacket in his home state.  With his win, Bryan has earned exemption through the 2018-19...

  • Fantasy Golf: Trophee Hassan II preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    The European Tour gets back underway this week with the Trophee Hassan II, which returns to Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat, Morocco for the second season in a row. Last year the course was the scene of Jeunghun Wang's break-through victory at just 20 years old to become the youngest winner of the event in history - and this...

  • Fantasy Golf: RBC Heritage Preview

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    It's the week immediately after the Masters, so it's no surprise that Sergio Garcia has opted to take his green jacket on a trip to the Empire State Building rather than teeing it up at the RBC Heritage this week.  In fact, if you've got any of the World's top 10 players in your fantasy golf game, you can be sure...

  • The best shots from the 2017 Masters

    Monday, 10 April 2017

    The best shot of the Masters? It's a difficult one to call with so many to choose from, but it seems only fitting to credit several of Sergio's final round as he won his first major - at a course he once said didn't suit him. It was a case of overcoming past heartache in major championships, and Garcia did it...

  • Masters Champion Sergio Garcia: What's in the bag

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 10 April 2017

    Sergio Garcia rolled in a birdie-putt on the first play-off hole to end his long-overdue wait for a major title with a victory over Justin Rose at the Masters. The final enthralling battle was not just a spectacle for viewers, but a wonderful advert for TaylorMade's golf clubs - which are used by both of the Europeans. It was...

  • MASTERS 2017: Players react to Sergio's win

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 10 April 2017

    Sergio Garcia ended his long-overdue quest for a major title with victory at the Masters over Justin Rose, rolling in a birdie putt on the first play-off hole to clinch a major at the 74th time of asking.  To win on what would have been Seve's 60th birthday was a fitting way to end to the 81st Masters, and Garcia took...

  • MASTERS 2017: Round four in numbers

    Written by Chris Bertram at Augusta National on Monday, 10 April 2017

    Sergio Garcia claimed his first Major in a dramatic play-off against Justin Rose at Augusta National to win a major at the 74th time of asking on what would have been Seve's 60th birthday. But where do the stats suggest the Green Jacket was won and lost? The results aren't exactly what we might have expected.... His play at the start of...

  • How did the rookies fare at Augusta?

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 10 April 2017

    Augusta has a history of writing Hollywood-like scripts. Drama? Check. Excitement? You bet. The Masters never fails to disappoint, even down to following tradition. And no, we’re not talking about presenting the winner with the green jacket. We’re referring to the fact a rookie hasn’t worn one since Fuzzy Zoeller won in 1979.      Jordan Spieth came close in 2015,...

  • MASTERS 2017: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in play off to win first major

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 10 April 2017

    Sergio Garcia outlasted Justin Rose on the 1st play-off hole to win his first major title in one of the most dramatic back-nine Sunday battles in the history of the Masters. There was a feeling it had been predestined as Garcia rolled in his birdie putt on the 18th hole to ensure victory for the 37-year-old on what would have been...

  • MASTERS 2017: The third round in numbers

    Written by Chris Bertram at Augusta National on Sunday, 9 April 2017

    It was the day saw Justin Rose make the biggest move with a 67, and Phil Mickelson drop back with a 74. It was a day that saw Rory McIlroy tread water with a 71 and, perhaps most significantly of all, Jordan Spieth continue his recovery from his Thursday calamity on the 15th to lurk just two behind the lead. After 54...

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