Author Archive: thegolfdebate

Does the Open rota need to be re-evaluated?

The British Open Championship is the biggest and most coveted tournament on the golfing schedule, and will remain as such. However, with a seemingly unstructured and discretionary process of course selection in place, coupled with the success of the Irish Open, fresh calls have been made for change. Last year, the R&A’s Chief Executive, Peter …

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Tiger v. Rory – Who is Favourite for the US Open?

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are the two biggest draws in golf without a shadow of a doubt. But until two weeks ago, it was looking as though they would be nothing more than bystanders at this week’s US Open at San Francisco’s Olympic Club. Until last week, Woods hadn’t finished better than a tie …

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5 things we learnt from the Masters

You can’t win a major without being able to putt How frustrating it must be for Lee Westwood. He is easily the best in the world from tee to green but, as we all know, that pales into insignificance without being accompanied with the ability to putt. Time and time again we see Westwood hit …

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Is it Cheating to Play off Forward Tees in Winter?

When you walk out onto the golf course on the midst of a particularly soggy and sodden winter, the first thing that comes to mind is the disadvantage afforded in terms of additional length of course. The temptation is to nullify some of this disadvantage by shortening the course and playing off forward tees. ‘I …

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How to score well in winter

  Many of us shy away from playing golf during the winter months, and, on the surface, it is easy to understand why. The fair weather golfer will tell you that colder, usually wetter conditions make for harder scoring; that most courses are left neglected by groundskeepers, and that it is only the naive, foolhardy …

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5 things to look out for over the next month

A resurgent Anthony Kim Anthony Kim burst onto the scene a few years ago, and was seen as one of the only golfers in the world with the aptitude to challenge Tiger Woods in his prime. Kim, however, has fallen into the doldrums of late; he is almost the forgotten man of golf, swept under …

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10 Golfers to Watch in 2012

The short off season has passed, and the 2012 golf season gets underway tomorrow at the Africa Open. No one can dispute the potential of a golfing season that has all the ingredients to match the best in its history. Entry lists, on both sides of the Atlantic, will be as strong as they have …

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2012: The Year Ahead – Donald v. McIlroy

            “What a season. Winning both money lists might never be done again. Amazing effort, number 1!” A touching sentiment from the second best player in the world, Rory McIlroy, sent via twitter after confirmation that Luke Donald had done the miraculous and won both the PGA and European Tour money lists. Even with his …

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www.thesportreview.com

Hi folks, Just to let you know, I am now chief golf writer for http://www.thesportreview.com, where you can see my review of today’s action, along with reports from the first three days. Expect to see another feature by the end of the week. Kind regards, Nick  

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Why Golf is Set for the Brightest of Futures

For the avid golf fan, it doesn’t get much better than what we were treated to last weekend. World number three Lee Westwood was in imperious form as he won the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa, setting a new course record along the way. World number two Rory McIlroy took another huge …

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