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  • 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...

  • Ricky Elliott: Life as Brooks Koepka's caddie

    Written by Garrett Johnston on Saturday, 8 February 2020

    As Brooks Koepka goes for a third consecutive US PGA Championship, caddie Ricky Elliott, the man hoping to help his boss to more Major glory at TPC Harding Park, shares the secrets to their success. How has your relationship evolved since you started working for Brooks Koepka at the 2013 US PGA Championship? It’s obviously evolved with results, but he’s just...

  • Going for gold! The field for the 2020 Olympics is taking shape

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 7 February 2020

    The road to Tokyo 2020 is heating up and some big names are set to miss out... When is it? The Olympic Men’s Competition begins six days after the opening ceremony in Tokyo, and 11 days after The Open finishes. It will be played over 72 holes of strokeplay at Kasumigaseki Country Club’s East Course (pictured below), one of Japan’s oldest...

  • A quick 18 with... Lucas Bjerregaard

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 6 February 2020

    The two-time European Tour winner on playing with Tiger for the first time, his celebrity pro-am partner who suffered an attack of the shanks and the moment he bared all in front of his friends… Given the power, what one thing would you change in golf?  Pace of play. If rounds could take four-and-a-half hours, rather than more than five, that...

  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Betting Tips, TV Times

    Tuesday, 4 February 2020

    AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Who to back and how to watch  The PGA Tour heads to Pebble Beach for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week Last year, Phil Mickelson claimed a a record-tying fifth title with a final round 7-under 65 that he completed on Monday, in addition to becoming the tournaments oldest winner at the age of 48. He returns this...

  • Rory McIlroy to return to World No.1 next week

    Monday, 3 February 2020

    Rory McIlroy is set to reclaim the World No.1 ranking spot next week, without even picking up a golf club  Brooks Koepka's streak of 38 weeks at the top of the World rankings ends next week, as Rory McIlroy will reclaim that mantle for the first time since 2015  - despite neither of them playing this week. McIlroy is currently just 0.1898...

  • What you missed: Wins for Simpson and McDowell, a new PGA Tour record and LPGA cancel Chinese tournament amid Coronavirus concern

    Monday, 3 February 2020

    Wins for Simpson and McDowell, a new PGA Tour record, Colt Knost announces retirement and LPGA Tour cancel Chinese event due to Coronavirus After losing in a play-off to Hideki Matsuyama at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2017, Webb Simpson had his revenge on TPC Scottsdale, besting Tony Finau with a birdie on the first play-off hole. For Simpson, it means...

  • Webb Simpson earns play-off win over Tony Finau at Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Monday, 3 February 2020

    Webb Simpson capatilises on stunning finish with birdie on first play-off hole to beat out Tony Finau to the Waste Management Phoenix Open title Tony Finau looked all set to end a spell of nearly four years without a win, but it was Webb Simpson who snatched the title with a birdie on the first play-off hole at TPC Scottsdale.  Simpson, who...

  • WITB: Webb Simpson's winning clubs

    Monday, 3 February 2020

    Find out what clubs Webb Simpson used to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open  Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees), Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV 65 TX shaft 3-wood: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees), Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 70 TX shaft 5-wood: Titleist 913Fd (18 degrees), UST Mamiya VTS 86 TX shaft Hybrids: Titleist 915Hd (21 degrees), Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105...

  • WITB: Graeme McDowell's winning clubs

    Sunday, 2 February 2020

    Find out what clubs Graeme McDowell used to claim his 11th European Tour title at the Saudi International Driver: Srixon Z 785 (9.5 degrees), Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X shaft 3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (15 degrees), Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX shaft 5-wood:  Titleist TS3 (18), Fujikura Tour Spec 8.2 X shaft Irons:  Srixon Z 585 (3), Mitsubishi OT Tour 110 X shaft...

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