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  • Tiger Woods, Ernie Els named 2019 Presidents Cup Captains

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    Tiger Woods and Ernie Els have been named as the USA and International Presidents Cup captains for the 2019 contest in Australia. Both Woods and Els will be first-time captains at the 2019 contest, but have both played significant roles for their sides as players in eight appearances a piece. A notable moment between the pair came in 2003 where Woods...

  • Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview: Who to watch & how to watch

    Tuesday, 13 March 2018

    The PGA Tour heads to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week, and all eyes are on the eight time champion as he returns for the first time since 2013. Here's who to watch, and how to watch this week. After Tiger was pipped to his 80th PGA Tour title at last week's Valspar Championship by Paul Casey, all...

  • What the stats say: How does Tiger compare to the rest of the PGA Tour?

    Monday, 12 March 2018

    How is Tiger's coming back going? He finished 2nd at the Valspar Championship, and now he's had enough rounds for us to be able to look at the key stats from his return.  So far, he's already jumped from World No. 666th in December to 149th in just five events, posting results of T9-T23-MC-T12-T2 (including the unofficial Hero World Challenge event)...

  • Paul Casey gets first win in 9 years at Valspar, beats Tiger by one

    Monday, 12 March 2018

    Paul Casey lifted his second PGA Tour trophy, and first in nine years, at the Valspar Championship, defeating a resurgent Tiger Woods by a single shot at Innisbrook. It was a day to remember for English golf. It's certainly not often there's been two English winners lift trophies on both the European and PGA Tour's on the same day, but Sunday...

  • Matt Wallace triumphs in play-off to win Hero Indian Open

    Monday, 12 March 2018

    Matt Wallace won his second European Tour title with a dramatic play-off victory over Andrew 'Beef' Johnston at the Hero Indian Open. The Englishman entered the day at DLF Golf and Country Club with a share of the lead and a closing 68 got him to 11 under, a total matched by compatriot Johnston after a 66. It was an emphatic...

  • Evian Championship is moving to July in 2019

    Wednesday, 7 March 2018

    The LPGA has announced an increase in prize money and change of date for the 2019 Evian Championship, set to move from September to July in 2019.  The purse for the 2019 Evian Championship, the fifth major of the year, has been raised to $4.1 million, reaffirming it as the second-largest purse on Tour. Along with the purse increase, the LPGA...

  • Shubhankar Sharma given special invite to the Masters

    Tuesday, 6 March 2018

    Shubhankar Sharman has accepted a 'special invitation' to the 2018 Masters, becoming the fourth player from India to compete at Augusta National The 21-year-old, who led for two rounds of his first WGC event in Mexico last week, accepted the invitation to play in the first major championship of his career in April after being granted a special invitation from Augusta...

  • Valspar Championship Preview: How to watch and who to watch

    Tuesday, 6 March 2018

    Tiger Woods is back in action this week for his Valspar Championship debut. Here's how to watch, and who to back at Innisbrook this week.  From the Bear Trap of the Honda Classic to the Snake Pit at Innisbrook, the Florida Swing resumes with the Valspar Championship and another devilish trio of holes to navigate on the back-nine. Last year, Adam Hadwin...

  • Your six takeaways from the 2017 Driving Distance Report

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 5 March 2018

    The R&A and USGA have released their 2017 Distance Report on hitting distances in the game, acknowledging the level of increase across the tours "is unusual and concerning". Ever read War and Peace? If you haven't, the Rules on Golf will serve as a good starter pack. It's long. Very long. Not to mention it takes an age to digest. So,...

  • What you missed: Three winless droughts ended and the best commentators in golf

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 5 March 2018

    Weren't able to catch up with everything that happened at the weekend?From mexican commentators to Michelle Wie's huge putt for victory, we've got it covered.  There's plenty that's happened in the last week, headlined by a confident and impressive Phil Mickelson who is playing as well as he ever has - just in time for the first major of the year.

  • George Coetzee triumphs on home soil

    Monday, 5 March 2018

    George Coetzee won his second Tshwane Open title by two shots after an impressive back-nine birdie run on his home course.  The South African, who is a member at Pretoria Country Club, entered the final round with a two-shot lead but found himself two shots back after posting back-to-back bogeys on the 3rd and 4th holes.  He then delivered a putting masterclass,...

  • Phil Mickelson wins first title in 5 years at WGC Mexico

    Monday, 5 March 2018

    Phil Mickelson returned to the winners circle at the WGC Mexico Championship for the first time since winning the 2013 Open, defeating Justin Thomas on the first play-off hole.  A thrilling final day that included a hole-out eagle on the 18th from Justin Thomas and several changes at the top of the leaderboard was capped off with Mickelson ending the longest...

  • Tiger Woods commits to Valspar and Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Friday, 2 March 2018

    Tiger Woods has that he is will be playing at both the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in the next two weeks. Woods announced on social media that following a week of recovery he has committed to both Valspar and the AP Invitational the next two weeks.  It's another good sign for Woods and comes a few...

  • Masters 2018: The Field

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    It's Masters Week: Find out who made it in to the field! Ian Poulter grabbed the final spot with an impressive victory at the Houston Open, defeating Beau Hossler in a sudden-death play-off to win his first ever PGA Tour strokeplay event - taking the field count up to 87.  15 Masters rookies are in the 2018 field, including PGA and European...

  • WGC Mexico Preview: Who to watch and how to watch

    Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    The World's best head back to Club de Golf Chapultepec for the first World Golf Championship of the year: The WGC Mexico. Last year the formerly Miami based WGC was played in Mexico City for the first time, and World No.1 Dustin Johnson took advantage of the high-altitude to win his fourth WGC - becoming the fifth player in history to win during...

  • Thomas Bjorn and Catriona Matthew to team-up for World first at GolfSixes

    Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn and Solheim Cup Captain Catriona Matthew will join forces in a world first for professional golf when the innovative GolfSixes returns to the European Tour schedule in May. The Dane and the Scot will be the first male and female professionals to play together in a competitive match play format when they form the...

  • Slow play: Do we need a better system?

    Monday, 26 February 2018

    Slow play has been long been a big topic of conversation on Tour, but with incidents occuring more frequently and no penalties being handed out, do we need a better system? Paul Lawrie has always been a hugely outspoken figure on the topic, and the Scot took to twitter to debate the topic yet again as he called out slower players...

  • Tiger: On track for Augusta

    Monday, 26 February 2018

    This week was another big positive for Tiger Woods' latest comeback, and he has admitted his own expectations of his chances at Augusta in April have gone up.  If it hadn't been for the three hole stretch aptly named The Bear Trap, Woods could well have found himself in the play-off with Justin Thomas and List at the Honda Classic. Instead,...

  • Justin Thomas wins Honda Classic in play-off, regains top spot in FedEx Cup

    Monday, 26 February 2018

    Justin Thomas picked up his 7th win in just 31 starts with a birdie on the first play-off hole at PGA National to win the Honda Classic.  If it wasn't already, Justin Thomas has just secured his name in the history books. His victory over Luke List was his eighth win on the PGA Tour, giving him a spot alongside Jordan...

  • Eddie Pepperell wins first European Tour title in Qatar

    Monday, 26 February 2018

    Eddie Pepperell claimed his first European Tour title on his 129th start in Qatar, beating out playing partner Oli Fisher by a single shot.  The 27-year-old Englishman held the overnight lead alongside Fisher, but by the turn had gained a three-shot lead over his compatriot. Fisher launched an impressive comeback despite his nervy start, carding five birdies and a bogey on...

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