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U.S. Open 2018 Review

 

The last man to win back-to-back U.S. Opens was Curtis Strange in 1988-89. Brooks Koepka repeated that feat at Shinnecock Hills, in a tournament that certainly kept the "Strange" theme alive.

Snub-Par

Brooks Koepka finished as No. 1 at +1, Tommy Fleetwood No. 2 at +2, Dustin Johnson No. 3 at +3...

U.S. Open 2018 Preview

 

It’s known as the toughest test in golf. Scary, even. Brutal and unforgiving. Oh, and entertaining. You know, so long as you’re not playing. “A difficult golf course eliminates a lot of players. The U.S. Open flag eliminates a lot of players.” said Jack Nicklaus.

I’m letting the stats take the w...

Shot Clock Masters Review

 

It was historic week on the European Tour as Austria's Diamond Country Club hosted the inaugural Shot Clock Masters; the first tournament in which every player played every shot within a time limit. Finland's Mikko Korhonen picked up his first professional victory at the tender age of 37, carding...

Ryder Cup Update - Europe's Elite

 

Yeah yeah, I know. Too soon. But have you seen the European Tour lately? 

First & Foremost: Francesco

I was following Francesco Molinari at the BMW PGA Championship when he made that Saturday surge around Wentworth and I can assure you that I wasn't the only one thinking about Team Europe. The ...

Memorial Tournament 2018 Review

 

Bryson DeChambeau

Perhaps when you name your newborn Bryson DeChambeau you're not exactly shooting for ordinary, and the two-time PGA Tour champion is nothing if not extraordinary. His eccentric Puma Golf clothing and innovative One-Length Cobra Golf irons have given him a unique reputation on T...

A Day at the BMW PGA

 

The BMW PGA Championship: The flagship event of the European Tour season. Crowds crammed into Wentworth's iconic grounds in sweltering heat like sardines in a sauna. On Saturday I joined them, and here's what happened.

 

The McIlroy Effect

Many of my fellow sardines appeared only interested in...

2018 Ryder Cup Vice-Captains Announcement

 

How time flies! It seems like yesterday I was sat here writing about the 2017 D+D Real Czech Masters kicking off Team Europe's qualification campaign. Now, Thomas BjØrn has his entourage. Robert Karlsson will be joined by Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood as Team E...

BMW PGA Championship Preview 2018

The European Tour returns to Surrey’s iconic Wentworth Club for the showpiece BMW PGA Championship. Serving as a curtain-raiser for the return of the lucrative Rolex Series, this year’s tournament holds added importance for the field. But that won’t stop them having plenty of fun, with a star-studde...

THE PLAYERS Championship Review 2018

 

Simpson Steals Sawgrass Show

Nobody would have predicted Webb Simpson strolling to victory at TPC Sawgrass. Well, not until he started Sunday seven strokes clear. Without a win in five years, the American was hardly a frontrunner, but a course record-equalling 63 on Friday, sandwiched between a ...

THE PLAYERS Championship Preview - 2018

 

"It is one of the toughest tests in golf, with potentially the best field in golf."

Nobody knows how to win a major better than Jordan Spieth, and nobody knows how hard it is to win THE PLAYERS Championship better than Jordan Spieth. When quizzed about pal Rickie Fowler's absent major title, Spi...