2020

  • What would Tiger Woods’ handicap index be?

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 30 March 2022

    Tiger Woods has the lowest handicap of any tour pro. Technically, Tiger Woods hasn’t had an official handicap since he was 20 and playing off +8. RELATED: The World Handicap System explained But using the ‘old’ USGA method where the best 10 of 20 scores count for handicapping purposes (the new World Handicap System will use the best eight of 20), Lou Stagner,...

  • Ryder Cup star Matt Fitzpatrick signs for Bettinardi Golf

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 9 December 2020

    European Tour and PGA Tour star Matt Fitzpatrick has signed with precision-milled putter brand Bettinardi Golf. World No.22 Fitzpatrick had chosen to play Bettinardi’s DASS BB1 Flow Tour Dept. putter with a custom face milling throughout the 2020 PGA Tour season. He recorded five top-ten finishes and ranking second in Strokes Gained: Putting with 0.880 before putting pen to paper on a...

  • Paul Lawrie reflects on his life in golf

    Written by John Huggan on Friday, 2 October 2020

    As Paul Lawrie retires from the European Tour, we delved into the Golf World archives to republish the 1999 Open Champion’s ‘Perspectives’ interview in which the Scotsman sat down with John Huggan to reflect on his life and his phenomenal career at golf’s top table. When I first became a club pro at Banchory Golf Club, my boss at the time...

  • In numbers: The stats behind the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 10 September 2020

    The fascinating numbers, stats and stories behind the Covid-19 impacted PGA Tour golf season. It’s been a topsy-turvy year on the PGA Tour, but for all the challenges it has still served up some incredible golf drama. RELATED: Everything you need to know about the 2020 US Open We trawled the stats to uncover some of the most interesting numbers from the 2019/20...

  • Record-breaker Collin Morikawa wins US PGA Championship

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 10 August 2020

    Collin Morikawa shot the lowest final round in US PGA Championship history to win his his maiden Major at TPC Harding Park in just his 28th start as a pro. On an action-packed day that saw nine players hold the lead, Morikawa produced the spectacular moments required to win a Major, chipping in from short-right of the 14th green for birdie...

  • US PGA Championship: Dustin Johnson leads, Koepka ramps pressure, final round tee times

    Written by Rob Jerram on Friday, 7 August 2020

    Dustin Johnson holds the 54-hole lead at the US PGA Championship, but 19 players are within five shots heading into the final round at TPC Harding Park. Johnson shot an equal best-of-the-day 65 (-5) to move to nine-under par, a shot ahead of Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Champ as he looks to add the PGA Championship to his 2016 US Open...

  • The Majors: US PGA Championship preview

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 3 August 2020

    Golf’s first Major of the year is finally upon us with the US PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park. Here’s everything you need to know as Brooks Koepka aims to win his third consecutive US PGA Championship in San Francisco… Have the US PGA Championship tee times been announced yet? Yes, for the opening two rounds. We’re eight hours ahead of San Francisco...

  • The 2020 Ryder Cup has been postponed

    Written by Rob McGarr on Wednesday, 8 July 2020

    2020 Ryder Cup postponed until 2021 It’s the announcement we’ve all been expecting and dreading: the 2020 Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021.  The 2020 Ryder Cup was scheduled for Sept 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. The location will remain the same but will now be played September 21-26, 2021.  “Unlike other major sporting events that are played in existing stadiums,...

  • Six things to know about the 2020 European Tour schedule

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 29 June 2020

    1. New and returning tournaments The European Tour season will resume with back-to-back $500,000 events in Austria, co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour. The Austrian Open (July 9-12) and Euram Bank Open (July 15-18) will be followed by a six-week ‘UK Swing’, starting with the British Masters. Three new events – the English Championship, Celtic Classic and UK Championship – will be played in...

  • How much would it cost to buy the Claret Jug?

    Written by Nick Harper on Monday, 29 June 2020

    The sad truth will, no doubt, have hit you by now. You will never win an Open Championship. You will never get your clammy mitts on the Claret Jug and hoist it high into the air as all around you rise to acclaim your proven and undoubted golfing excellence. Sorry to break that to you [and if you’re a rising star...

  • “We should move mountains to make the Ryder Cup happen this year”

    Written by Andrew Cotter on Monday, 22 June 2020

    Let’s just get it out of the way right here at the start. Yes, I am the man with the dogs. The last time I wrote in these pages, I had experienced a mere taste of the canine madness. In the intervening weeks I have apparently become a full-time dog cinematographer. Recently, I was out walking the superstars and shouting sizeable amounts of abuse at them...

  • Justin Rose: “We should play the Ryder Cup this year”

    Written by Justin Rose on Monday, 15 June 2020

    I’m all for having the Ryder Cup this year, even if it has to be behind closed doors. I think it will be a unique experience and will hopefully only happen once. You can’t push everything into 2021 because it makes a mess of that year as well. There are no guarantees that Covid is going away and things will be...

  • Is the PGA Tour making a huge mistake?

    Written by John Huggan on Monday, 15 June 2020

    PGA Tour action has resumed – but should it have done so? The PGA Tour has returned to at least some of its glory. What used to be the Colonial Invitational but is now the Charles Schwab Challenge – no prizes for identifying which title will have more historical resonance – led the charge back to something akin to normalcy in...

  • European Tour to return with six UK tournaments

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 22 May 2020

    European Tour set to resume in July with six UK tournaments – including a return of the English Open and several brand new events. With the PGA Tour due to resume shortly, at the Charles Schwab Challenge on 11 June, European Tour golfers and fans have been wondering when professional golf may recommence in Europe.  Read more: How the PGA Tour plans...

  • 10 things we know about the 2020 golf season

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 19 May 2020

    Everything we know so far about the strangest golf season in history. Two months after the golf season was put on hold by Coronavirus, this year’s Open in Sandwich has been cancelled, we are no closer to knowing when the European Tour will return, or whether the Ryder Cup will even go ahead in September. The good news is that the Masters,...

  • Anonymous caddie survey

    Written by John Huggan & Brian Wacker on Monday, 18 May 2020

    What do the men who carry the bags for the game’s best golfers really think? We granted 50 tour caddies anonymity in order to hear the truth about life on tour. Q1. Which player would you most like to caddie for? What does a caddie want from his paymaster? To be treated nicely and to be very handsomely remunerated. And if that...

  • Total Driving is the name of the game…

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Wednesday, 22 April 2020

    Once the US PGA Tour action resumes this season following the pandemic-caused layoff, fans’ eyes will naturally drift towards the players who can crush the ball off the tee. It’s always been that way from when Sam Snead was the Tour’s longest driver of the ball, followed by big hitters like Jack Nicklaus, John Daly and today’s bashers such as Cameron Champ,...

  • The new-look 2020 golf schedule

    Monday, 6 April 2020

    The new 2020 golf schedule The 2020 golf schedule has been obliterated by the Coronavirus pandemic, leaving golf fans to wonder if and when the majors, Ryder Cup, PGA Tour and European Tour will be played in 2020.  Here’s how the heavily-amended 2020 golf season looks as things stand:  US Open The US Open, previously scheduled for 18-21 June at Winged Foot in New...

  • The Open 2020 has been cancelled

    Monday, 6 April 2020

    The Open 2020 has been cancelled The Open 2020 has been cancelled in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, meaning this year will be the first time since World War II that the major has not been played. The Open was due to be played at Royal St George’s from 12-19 July but will now be held at the Kent course in 2021 instead.  St...

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