Blog posts of '2018' 'June'

Open De France Preview 2018


Le Golf National

Where else could we possibly start? The Ryder Cup venue plays host to the oldest National Open in Continental Europe this week, with the September showpiece very much in everybody's mind. However, inflated Ryder Cup qualification points and a whopping $7,000,000 purse (courtesy ...

Travelers Championship Review 2018

Careless Casey Concedes Championship

With the Ryder Cup very much at the forefront of any golf discussion now, I'm afraid that Paul Casey's Sunday slump is simply more interesting than Bubba Watson's impressive victory. It sounds harsh, but it's true. A Saturday 62 put Casey four strokes clear head...

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.


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...