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  • DJ: I wouldn't be here if I wasn't ready to play

    Wednesday, 11 December 2019

    Dustin Johnson says he is ready to play as many matches as Woods wants him to following his return from knee surgery, while U.S team members say he looks great Dustin Johnson is set to make his return from knee surgery during the first day of fourball matches alongisde Gary Woodland at the Presidents Cup in Australia this Thursday. The former World...

  • Presidents Cup: Pairings, TV Schedule, Format

    Tuesday, 10 December 2019

    Pairings, TV Times & Format for the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne The United States and International team go head to head in Australia this week for the 13th edition of the Presidents Cup. The biennial contest takes place over four days, with 30 matches played between the two sides - comprised of 9 fourball matches, 9 foursomes matches, and 12...

  • Presidents Cup: How do the teams match up?

    Monday, 9 December 2019

    2019 Presidents Cup: How do the teams match up?  The 13th edition of the Presidents Cup takes place at Royal Melbourne in Australia this week, where the U.S team will attempt to win for the eighth consecutive time. Here's what you need to know, and how the teams match up.  2019 Presidents Cup: Need to know • Of the 12 matches played in...

  • Rory McIlroy: I don’t think it would be a big deal if it wasn’t Patrick Reed

    Monday, 9 December 2019

    Rory McIlroy says weekend rules controversy wouldn't be "a big deal if it wasn’t Patrick Reed" While the controversy following Patrick Reed's rules incident at the weekend continues to cause waves in the sport, Rory McIlroy offered up a different opinion to the situation. Reed, who was caught by TV camera's improving his lie in a waste bunker during the third round...

  • What you missed: A new star on the European Tour and the fallout from Reed's penalty

    Monday, 9 December 2019

    What you missed: The fallout from Reed's weekend rules controversy, Stenson's victory, and Europe's new star. The biggest news story of the week came in the form of controversy surrounding Patrick Reed's two-stroke penalty at the Hero World Challenge. He accepted the penalty but blamed the camera angle for how incriminating it looked, and he was quick to draw criticism from...

  • Rasmus Hojgaard becomes third youngest European Tour winner in history with playoff victory in Mauritius

    Sunday, 8 December 2019

    Rasmus Højgaard became the third youngest winner in European Tour history with play-off victory at AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open Playing in just his fifth ever European Tour start, 18-year-old Rasmus Højgaard became the third youngest winner in the Tour's history by defeating Antoine Rozner and Renato Paratore in a three-man playoff in Mauritius. The teenager, who became the first player born in the...

  • WITB: Henrik Stenson's winning clubs

    Sunday, 8 December 2019

    Find out what clubs Henrik Stenson used to win the Hero World Challenge Henrik Stenson produced the shot of the day with his Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 5-wood on Saturday, hitting it from 260 yards to just a couple of inches on the par-five 15th before tapping in for eagle to gain the outright lead. But it wasn't the only important club he...

  • Henrik Stenson claims Hero World Challenge

    Saturday, 7 December 2019

    Henrik Stenson's late eagle helps him edge out Jon Rahm by a shot to claim the Hero World Challenge A stunning eagle on the 15th hole helped Henrik Stenson to a final round 66 at Albany and a one stroke victory over defending champion Jon Rahm, finishing on 18-under-par.  It proved to be the pivotal moment of the afternoon, the near-albatross helping...

  • Patrick Reed given two shot penalty for improving bunker lie at Hero World Challenge

    Friday, 6 December 2019

    Patrick Reed was given a two shot penalty for improving his 'intended line of play' in a waste bunker during the third round of the Hero World Challenge Patrick Reed found himself at the centre of a rules controversy during Friday's third round at the Hero World Challenge after he was caught by cameras appearing to flatten out and improve his...

  • Sydney smoke disrupts first round of Australian Open

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 5 December 2019

    Players and officials have complained of “stinging” and “burning” eyes after toxic smoke from bush fires blighted the start of the Australian Open. Sydney’s air quality index registered levels of pollutants which were on par with Beijing during the first round, and forced New Zealander Ryan Chisnall, who is asthmatic, to borrow a face mask from a spectator. Adam Scott, who will...

  • AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open: TV Times, Betting Tips

    Tuesday, 3 December 2019

    AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open: Find out who to back and how to watch This week marks the fifth edition of the tri-sanctioned AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open between the European, Sunshine and Asian Tours, but just the third time the event will be staged at The Heritage Course. Last year, Kurt Kitayama gained the first European Tour win of his career with a two...

  • Hero World Challenge: Tee Times, TV Times, Betting Tips

    Tuesday, 3 December 2019

    Hero World Challenge: Pairings, TV Times and a run down of every player in the field this week Tiger Woods hosts the limited-field Hero World Challenge for its fifth year running in the Bahamas this week, which starts on a Wednesday for the very first time. This move, to have the tournament end on a Saturday instead, coincides with next week's Presidents...

  • Jon Rahm named 2019 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the year

    Tuesday, 3 December 2019

    Race to Dubai Champion Jon Rahm has been named the 2019 Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Year. A week after claiming the Race to Dubai with his victory at the DP World Tour Championship, World No.3 Jon Rahm has been crowned Hilton European Tour Golfer of the year for 2019.  Rahm, who also won a second Rolex series event - the...

  • What you missed: Larrazabal's fightback, Day withdraws from Presidents Cup, and European Tour allow shorts for the first time

    Monday, 2 December 2019

    What you missed: From Pablo Larrazabal's comeback victory to Jason Day's injury forcing him from the Presidents Cup and a history-making first in dress code for the European Tour Pablo Larrazabal was struggling so badly with blisters that he wasn't even sure if he could tee up and contend on Sunday, despite holding a three-shot lead. Soon, he was tumbling down...

  • Pablo Larrazabal produces incredible fightback to win Alfred Dunhill Championship

    Sunday, 1 December 2019

    Pablo Larrazabal used Tiger Woods as inspiration to fightback and claim a one stroke victory after struggling on a dramatic final day at Leopard Creek  Pablo Larrazabal fought back in dramatic fashion to clinch his fifth European Tour title by a shot at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa on eight-under-par with a final round 75. Despite holding a three-shot overnight...

  • WITB: Pablo Larrazabal's winning clubs

    Sunday, 1 December 2019

    Find out what clubs Pablo Larrazabal used to complete his impressive comeback victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship  Pablo Larrazabal battled blisters and his swing as he lost a three shot over night lead before recovering with three birdies in his final four holes to win by a stroke at this year's Alfred Dunhill Championship.  Find out what clubs were in his...

  • Dustin Johnson withdraws from Hero World Challenge field, still plans to play Presidents Cup

    Sunday, 1 December 2019

    Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from next week’s Hero World Challenge but still plans on competing in this year’s Presidents Cup following knee surgery Dustin Johnson has decided to skip this year's Hero World Challenge as he continues his recovery from knee surgery but still plans to compete for the U.S. Team at the Presidents Cup in two weeks time.  Johnson, who underwent arthroscopic...

  • Swede Jarmo Sandelin celebrates first win for 18 years

    Written by Kevin Brown on Saturday, 30 November 2019

    Jarmo Sandelin, the joker in the Staysure Tour pack, was still in a state of shock at Mauritius airport 24 hour after registering his first victory for the best part of two decades. It was the super Swede's first success in 18 years although the former Ryder Cup player has always seen the funny side of the game, being renowned for...

  • European Tour allow players to wear shorts on tournament days for the first time

    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    For the first time in golf's history, the European Tour and Sunshine Tour are allowing players to compete in shorts on tournament days this week Due to the hot weather in South Africa this week - the site of the Alfred Dunhill Championship - the European Tour and Sunshine Tour have agreed to permit players to wear shorts on all four...

  • LET players vote to partner with LPGA Tour

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    LET players have vote in favour of a new joint venture with the LPGA Tour, which aims to increase both financial and playing opportunities for women in Europe While Sei Young Kim was playing her way to victory at the Race to the CME Globe, LPGA commissioner Mike Whan was flying to Spain to hold talks about a merger with the Ladies...

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