2022

  • Luke Donald named Team Europe Ryder Cup captain

    Monday, 1 August 2022

    Luke Donald has been confirmed as the European Captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome following Henrik Stenson’s controversial LIV Golf move. Donald, who has been a vice-captain at the last two contests, has represented Europe in the Ryder Cup four times as a player, winning every time, including the 2012 ‘Miracle at...

  • 2022 Women’s Open: Georgia Hall bullish about chances after McIlroy’s pep talk

    Monday, 1 August 2022

    There’s not a lot that could top playing the Old Course alongside Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lee Trevino. But Georgia Hall is ready to give it a go at the AIG Women’s Open this week and repeat her heroics from four years ago  Georgia Hall always dreamed of one day playing alongside her hero, Tiger Woods. The 2018 Women’s Open...

  • 2022 Women’s Open: Nordqvist hoping for double celebration ahead of title defence

    Monday, 1 August 2022

    Anna Nordqvist has already packed a lot into her time in Scotland – and her schedule is about to get even more manic The defending Women’s Open champion has barely stopped smiling since she got the chance to play in the R&A Celebration of Champions event alongside Collin Morikawa. She’s practically spent most of her summer in Scotland in preparation for...

  • LIV Golf reveals $405m global league for 2023, including promotion and relegation

    Wednesday, 27 July 2022

    The LIV Golf Invitational Series will become the LIV Golf league in 2023, with the same 48 players competing in 14 events across the world as part of 12 established teams. LIV will add events in Latin America, Australia and Asia, while changes to their format will also see players compete in International Series events on the Asian Tour, where they...

  • DP World Tour slams LIV golfers’ legal action threat

    Friday, 1 July 2022

    DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley has responded to a letter from LIV Golf players threatening legal action over fines and suspensions, saying it “contains so many inaccuracies that it cannot remain unchallenged”. Pelley tore into the letter and questioned how much the LIV Golf players care about the DP World Tour when one of them has broken a “signed...

  • DP World Tour fines and bans LIV Golf players

    Friday, 24 June 2022

    The DP World Tour has finally revealed the disciplinary action against its rebel members who played in the opening LIV Golf event without a release. The likes of Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Sam Horsfield, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter, and Richard Bland will be fined £100,000 each and suspended from playing in the upcoming Scottish Open, Barbasol Championship and Barracuda Championship. Tellingly,...

  • Koepka joins LIV Golf as Morikawa rejects move rumours

    Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    Brooks Koepka has left the PGA Tour and joined the rebel LIV Golf Series in a reported $150m deal, but Collin Morikawa has reiterated his commitment to the tour. Koepka, a four-time Major champion and eight-time PGA Tour winner, is expected to tee it up in LIV’s next event in Portland, USA, next week. The move will see the 32-year-old playing alongside...

  • What Phil Mickelson said in THAT phone call to Alan Shipnuck

    Written by Alan Shipnuck on Sunday, 19 June 2022

    In an excerpt from his controversial and highly anticipated biography on Phil Mickelson, author Alan Shipnuck details what was said in the blockbuster phone call that incurred the wrath of the Saudis and led to Mickelson’s exile from the sport. This story is adapted from “Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar. ‘Phil admitted the SGL was nothing more...

  • The 900,000 reasons Phil Mickelson’s caddie sacked him

    Written by Alan Shipnuck on Sunday, 19 June 2022

    In an excerpt from his controversial and highly anticipated biography on Phil Mickelson, author Alan Shipnuck reveals the backstory to his bust-up with Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay and the staggering debt he owed his former caddie. This story is adapted from “Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar. ‘Bones actually fired Phil. He was owed $900,000’ “After 25 very rewarding...

  • Phil Mickelson’s gambling and why the PGA Tour had to intervene

    Written by Alan Shipnuck on Sunday, 19 June 2022

    In an excerpt from his controversial and highly anticipated biography on Phil Mickelson, author Alan Shipnuck details how Mickelson’s gambling habit got out of control and why the PGA Tour were forced to step in. This story is adapted from “Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar. ‘Phil was so invested with bets he was listening to games...

  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Phil never opens his mouth without an agenda. He’s exceptionally calculating’

    Saturday, 18 June 2022

    Alan Shipnuck spent two years writing a new biography about Phil Mickelson and discovered the truth about the Saudis, his gambling addiction and why he split with Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay. Now he’s shared even more details about the bombshell interview that sent Lefty into hiding… Phil Mickelson has always been one of the most mercurial and charismatic characters in the history...

  • Solheim Cup stars defend LET’s Saudi links

    Wednesday, 15 June 2022

    The Ladies European Tour has come under fire for its partnership with Saudi state oil giant Aramco, but Georgia Hall and Bronte Law have leapt to its defence. The Solheim Cup pair launched an impassioned defence of the LET and its membership after players were accused of being complicit in sportswashing for competing in the Saudi-backed Aramco Team Series London event...

  • Premier Golf League: ‘We can save the PGA Tour from LIV threat’

    Monday, 13 June 2022

    EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Gardiner, the man behind the Premier Golf League, reveals how LIV Golf stole his idea and why after years of trying to rival the PGA Tour, he now wants to revive it… Andrew Gardiner always suspected this day would come. For a while, the Saudis used to be part of his plan for a Premier Golf League (PGL) before he...

  • DeChambeau joins LIV Golf in $100m deal, loses sponsorship

    Friday, 10 June 2022

    Major champion and eight-time PGA Tour winner Bryson DeChambeau has joined the new Saudi-backed LIV Golf series for a reported $100m and will play in the second event. The 2020 US Open champion’s arrival was confirmed during the second round of LIV Golf’s inaugural event at Centurion Club and the big-hitting American will tee it up as part of the next...

  • “Vindictive” PGA Tour suspends all LIV Golf players indefinitely

    Thursday, 9 June 2022

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will suspend all current and future players on the LIV Golf Invitational Series, in a move Greg Norman has called “vindictive”. In a statement released within minutes of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series event teeing off at Centurion Club, near London, on Thursday, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said the suspended players had...

  • Graeme McDowell: “Playing LIV Golf Series could cost me dream Ryder Cup captaincy”

    Wednesday, 1 June 2022

    Former Ryder Cup star and US Open champion Graeme McDowell explains his decision to join the LIV Golf Series in an exclusive interview with Today’s Golfer. G-Mac has revealed that the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series has made him feel energised about golf again and he says he has already made peace with the prospect of being punished by the PGA...

  • Justin Rose launches golf academy to attract five million new players

    Friday, 6 May 2022

    Former World No.1 Justin Rose has joined forces with American Golf to launch a new academy that aims to make golf more attractive and inclusive. Rose, who became an MBE after his Olympic golf gold medal win in 2016, and the golf retail giant have revealed a world-class academy as they bid to connect five million people with the sport for...

  • Westwood, Bland want to play in Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series

    Wednesday, 4 May 2022

    Lee Westwood and Richard Bland want to play in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational’s opening tournament at Centurion Club in June. Speaking ahead of The British Masters at The Belfry, the two men both confirmed they have applied for permission to play in the opening event of the controversial new Greg Norman-fronted tour, where a purse of $25m will be up...

  • Pete Cowen exclusive: “I didn’t ‘split’ with Rory… I’m still there to help”

    Written by Mark Flanagan on Wednesday, 23 March 2022

    EXCLUSIVE: Pete Cowen talks to Today’s Golfer about working with Rory McIlroy and what the future holds for the pair. Renowned golf coach Pete Cowens says he didn’t ‘split’ with Rory McIlroy last year, telling Today’s Golfer that the return of Michael Bannon as the four-time Major winner’s coach was always the plan. Reports surfaced in November that the Yorkshire-based instructor...