June

  • 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...

  • Nine things you need to know about the PGA Championship – the first major of 2020

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 29 June 2020

    1. Is the US PGA still going ahead? It looks like a goer. Public health officials in San Francisco have approved plans to hold the US PGA Championship without spectators at TPC Harding Park, from August 6-9. The PGA of America had hoped to host up to 40,000 fans per day. Instead, they intend to adopt the PGA Tour’s safety protocols,...

  • 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...