May

  • 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...

  • Chan Kim, KT Kim, Hendry & Bland qualify for Open in Japan

    Written by camilla Tait on Sunday, 28 May 2017

    Chan Kim, Michael Hendry, Adam Bland and KT Kim have all earned their spots in the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale after the Mizuno Open in Japan on Sunday.  Chan Kim strode to a five-shot victory at the JFE Setonakai Golf Club with a final round four-under-par 68, with Hendry following in second at 10-under-par for the tournament. The Korean American had...

  • Open Qualifying: Four set to grab spots in Japan

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    The latest stage of the Open Qualifying Series is here, as four players are in with a chance of grabbing spots at the Gateway to The Open Mizuno Open in Japan this week.  Darren Fichardt, Stuart Manley and Paul Waring were the last three players to gain their spots at Royal Birkdale thanks to outstanding performances at the Joburg Open, and...

  • Fantasy Golf: Dean & Deluca Invitational

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    Jordan Spieth is the defending champion this week as the PGA Tour stays in Texas for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club. The European Tour's flagship event the BMW PGA Championship is also on, so there's plenty of good players to choose from in your Fantasy Golf Team this week!  Seven former champions are in this weeks field at...

  • Fantasy Golf: BMW PGA Championship

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    The European Tour begins their brand new Rolex Series this week at the BMW PGA Championship, as some of the World's best descends on Wentworth's West Course. Open and Olympic Champions Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose headline the European Tour's flagship event, as 12 of the World's top 35 tee up this week.  Rory McIlroy announced his late withdrawl from the event...

  • Billy Horschel secures victory at AT&T Byron Nelson in play-off

    Monday, 22 May 2017

    Billy Horschel secured his fourth PGA Tour title at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas, outlasting Jason Day on the first play-off hole.  Horschel's birdie on the 16th helped him to a one-under-par 69, setting up the play-off with the 29 Australian as both men parred the final two holes to end up on 12-under-par.  It was Day who made the crucial...

  • Rory McIlroy withdraws from BMW PGA Championship with ongoing rib-injury

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 19 May 2017

    Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next week due to an on-going rib injury. McIlroy initially picked up the injury at the South African Open, and agrivated it during the Players Championship. While his MRI on Monday showed that he had suffered a “low-grade response” to the former rib injury, the World No.2 has made the...

  • Pete Cowen exclusive: The biggest problem in golf is money

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    They say a coach is only as good as his players. So when you consider Pete Cowen has guided five different players to Major titles, including two in 2016, it’s little wonder that he’s held in the highest regard on Tour. The likes of Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke have had Cowen on retainer for more than 15 years,...

  • Fantasy Golf: Rocco Forte Open

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    The European Tour heads to Italy this week for the Rocco Forte Open, a week before their flagship event at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship.  Many have taken a week off heading in to Wentworth, but there are still plenty of great European Tour players in action at the Verdura Resort in Sicily - and with lower prices than the...

  • Fantasy Golf: AT&T Byron Nelson

    Written by Camilla on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Sergio Garcia could follow Tom Watson and become just the second person to win back-to-back AT&T Byron Nelson titles as he tees up as defending champion this week. The field boasts four of the World's top 10, but will be without the Players Champion Si Woo Kim, who has withdrawn for the fifth time this season with a back injury.  It's a...

  • McIlroy MRI shows low-grade response to rib injury

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Rory McIlroy has suffered a “low-grade response” to the rib injury he picked up earlier this year, but has not developed any new injuries at The Players Championship. McIlroy told reporters during the unofficial fifth major hat he was going to have an MRI on Monday to determine the cause of the back pain he suffered during the tournament, but stressed...

  • OWGR: Matsuyama makes Japanese World Ranking history

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 15 May 2017

    Hideki Matsuyama has replaced Jason Day as the World No.3 in the OWGR as a result of his T22 finish at The Players Championship - becoming the highest ever ranked Japanese player. Before this milestone Matsuyama was level with Tsuneyuki Nakajima, who had reached the fourth rank in 1987. The two-time PGA Tour champion has been making huge moves in the...

  • Si Woo Kim: Whats in the bag

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 15 May 2017

    Si Woo Kim overtook Adam Scott to become the yongest ever Players Champion at just 21-years-old. Kim fired a final round 69 to win the tournament by three shots, and made further history with his second PGA Tour victory - joining the presitgious list of Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth, the only other three players to have two victories...

  • Si Woo Kim becomes youngest ever Players Champion

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 15 May 2017

    Si Woo Kim carded a bogey-free final round of 69 to become the youngest ever winner of The Players Championship - at just 21 years old. Kim began the day two shots back of JB Holmes and Kyle Stanley, but a birdie on the first hole on Sunday moved him up the leaderboard as the others faltered in the blustery conditions.  Ian...

  • Expect plenty of splashes at TPC Sawgrass' 17th hole

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    TPC Sawgrass patrons will see 40 balls end up in the drink at the ‘Island Green’ 17th during this week’s Players Championship, according to spread betting company Sporting Index.  The par-3 17th hole at Sawgrass has caused nightmares for many golfers over the years and Sporting Index’s traders think this year’s Players Championship tournament will be no different. Ed Fulton, trading spokesman for Sporting...

  • Danny Willett splits with caddie Jonathan Smart

    Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    Danny Willett has been struggling to find the form he had to win the Masters in 2016 - and has now revealed he has split with caddie Jonathan Smart. The pair have been friends since they were teenagers but had a disagreement during the RBC Heritage event in April that led to the demise of the partnership. Willett had always credited Smart...

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