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  • Dustin Johnson wins Saudi International

    Sunday, 3 February 2019

    Dustin Johnson outlasted Haotong Li to win the inaugural Saudi International by two shots at Royal Greens G&CC Dustin Johnson recovered from a late mistake with back-to-back birdies on his final two holes to hold off challenges from Haotong Li and an in-form Tom Lewis to secure his first win in a regular European Tour event on 19-under-par. "I am pleased with...

  • TaylorMade reveal new 2019 stand-bag line-up

    Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    TaylorMade have revealed their new FlexTech stand-bag line up - and you can see them on the PGA Tour this week Rickie Fowler made a couple of headlines for using a stand-bag with his caddie on the PGA Tour during the Farmers Insurance Open last week, and it's a trend TaylorMade are continuing at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. It looks...

  • Saudi International Preview: Betting Tips, TV Times

    Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    Saudi International Preview: Betting Tips, How to watch on TV, and why the tournament has been so controversial Four of the world's top five players are in the field this week for the European Tour's inagural Saudi International at Royal Greens G&CC, while the PGA Tour heads to Arizona for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.  The Saudi International is a brand new...

  • Eddie Pepperell defends decision to play Saudi International

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 30 January 2019

    Eddie Pepperell took to his blog to explain his decision to play in the European Tour's controversial Saudi International this week Pepperell is well documented for his outlandish, satirical twitter feed, which often pokes more fun at himself than others. But when he was called out for his latest jibe about women's rights in Saudi Arabia, he took to his blog...

  • Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview: Betting Tips, TV Times

    Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview: TV Times, and who you should be backing this week The Waste Management Phoenix Open might be missing four of the top five players in the world (they've opted to play in the European Tour's controversial Saudi International), but with a strong field and the rowdiest par-three on the PGA Tour, there's going to be no...

  • R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers responds to Pelley on Li ruling

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 28 January 2019

    R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers has responded to the statement put out by the European Tour's Keith Pelley following backlash over a ruling involving Hoatong Li at the Dubai Desert Classic Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, has responded to European Tour CEO Keith Pelley's statement about the ruling that cost Haotong Li a two-shot penalty on the 72nd hole...

  • Keith Pelley calls for referees to be able to use discretion after 'grossly unfair' Li penalty

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 28 January 2019

    European Tour CEO Keith Pelley has issued a statement on the controversial penalty assessed on Hoatong Li at the Dubai Desert Classic, deeming it 'grossly unfair'.  Martin Slumbers, R&A Chief Executive, has since responded to Pelley with a statement of his own. Click here to read.  European Tour CEO Keith Pelley has issued a statement following a huge amount of backlash from...

  • Bryson DeChambeau: The rise of the golf scientist

    Written by Brian Wacker on Monday, 28 January 2019

    With his single-length irons, scientifically circular golf balls and Hogan hat, Bryson DeChambeau was viewed through suspicious eyes. Was this idiosyncratic style over substance, they asked. Until he won. And then he won. And then he won again. Brian Wacker charts the rise of golf's most intriguing young superstar This piece was published in the latest issue of Golf World. Take...

  • 10 Things you missed: Wins for Rose and Bryson, Li's controversial penalty, Pelley defends Saudi International and Spieth and Reed hug out their fued

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 28 January 2019

    10 Things you missed last week: From wins  Bryson DeChambeau continued his dominating form with a seven-shot win at the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday. He was soon followed by World No.1 Justin Rose, who put his new Honma golf clubs in to play for just his second tournament and walked away with his 10th PGA Tour title at the Farmers...

  • WITB Justin Rose: Farmers Insurance Open

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 28 January 2019

    Justin Rose announced his switch to HONMA Golf at the start of the year, but it's only taken him two events to claim his first title with them. Here's what was in his winning bag during the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Justin Rose announced at the start of the year that he was making the first equipment change of...

  • Justin Rose gets 10th PGA Tour win at Torrey Pines

    Monday, 28 January 2019

    Justin Rose held off a late challenge from Adam Scott to claim his third win of the season at the Farmers Insurance Open Rose recovered from a turbulent start to claim his 10th PGA Tour title by two shots at Torrey Pines South Course on Sunday with a final-round 69 to get to 21-under-par (267). And he did it in just...

  • Haotong Li ruling branded 'ridiculous' and a 'disgrace' by fellow pros

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 28 January 2019

    Haotong Li ruling at the Dubai Desert Classic has been branded 'ridiculous', a 'disgrace' and 'shockingly bad' by fellow Tour pros  Haotong Li was penalised two shots on the 72nd hole on Sunday at the Dubai Desert Classic for breaking one of the new rules of golf, but many weren't happy with the interpretation.  Li was playing in the final group with...

  • Bryson DeChambeau credits 'legitimate science' as he cruises to Omega Dubai Desert Classic title

    Sunday, 27 January 2019

    Bryson DeChambeau eased to his first international title at the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday during a record breaking 7-shot win Bryson DeChambeau made it four wins in nine starts on Sunday as he eased to a seven-shot victory over Matt Wallace with a final round eight-under 64. At 24-under-par DeChambeau recorded the lowest 72-hole total in tournament history, beating Hoatong Li's...

  • Justin Rose to star in 18th Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 24 January 2019

    World No. 6 Justin Rose will compete in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters for the second time in three years. The 2013 US Open Champion joins Ryder Cup teammates Henrik Stenson and defending champion Sergio Garcia in Doha, on January 21 - 24 2015, Rose recently finished third in The Race to Dubai – behind Rory McIlroy and Stenson – after...

  • Farmers Insurance Open Preview: Betting Tips and How to Watch

    Wednesday, 23 January 2019

    Farmers Insurance Open Preview: Betting Tips, TV Times The Farmers Insurance Open marks the first starts of 2019 for the likes of Tiger Woods, Tony Finau and Rickie Fowler, while Rory McIlroy is among the players making his debut at Torrey Pines.  Last year's tournament ended in a Monday play-off between Jason Day and Alex Noren after the extra holes contest was...

  • PGA Tour rookie Adam Long clinches maiden victory at Desert Classic

    Monday, 21 January 2019

    PGA Tour rookie Adam Long carded a final-round 65 to win his maiden title at the Desert Classic by one shot over Adam Hadwin and Phil Mickelson Adam Long was suprised to find himself in the final group with over-night leader Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin on Sunday, but he had no problem performing under the pressure.  He was an unlikely winner,...

  • Gillis updates Kuchar accusation over caddie pay

    Thursday, 17 January 2019

    It's the Matt Kuchar caddie saga that just won't go away.  Tom Gillis, the former PGA Tour player and Champions Tour member who accused Matt Kuchar of failing to pay the local caddie he used even 1% of his winnings is Mayakoba, is back with another claim.  Matt Kuchar's latest victory at the Sony Open was clouded in controversy after Gillis originally...

  • OUT NOW: 10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG

    Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    10 Reasons to buy the latest issue of TG From exclusive interviews with Justin Rose, Francesco Molinari and Georgia Hall to an inside look at all the latest gear - it's all in our latest issue. PLUS, recharge your game with tips from out TG Top 50 coaches, and find out who claimed the top prizes in our TG Travel Awards!  ...

  • Justin Rose's caddie to undergo heart surgery

    Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    Gareth Lord is taking over as Justin Rose's caddie for the next few weeks as regular caddie Mark 'Fooch' Fulcher is set to undergo a 'little' heart surgery on Thurdsay Fooch took to twitter on Tuesday to thank Henrik Stenson's former bagman for taking his place for the next few weeks, and said he will 'hopefully be back sooner than later'.  Rose,...

  • LET player highlights 6 million dollar pay-gap between LET and European Tour events in Abu Dhabi

    Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    LET player Meghan MacLaren sparked a twitter debate on Tuesday when she posted about the disparity in pay between professional golfers in the men and women's games MacLaren highlighted the difference in prize funds between the Ladies European Tour and European Tour, who both hold events in Abu Dhabi in the space of two weeks.  Last week, England's Charley Hull claimed the...

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