Category Archives: PGA Tour

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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Should Golf be an Olympic Sport?

“I’d love to be an Olympian – doesn’t that sound good?!” – the thoughts of Padraig Harrington in the lead up to the 2009 PGA Championship, after golf was placed on the list of potential Olympic sports for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Indeed it does, Padraig, but ask any sportsman and I’m …

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Does Yani Tseng Deserve a Shot at PGA Tour Glory?

Yani Tseng has had a pretty good year. Eleven victories worldwide: seven on the LPGA Tour, including two majors, and an incredible advert for women’s golf (which, inexplicably, continues to struggle, given the phenomenal strength of the ladies game at the moment). It is easy to understand why her performance has led to calls for …

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Is There a Need for a Truly Global Golf Tour?

To the avid golf fan, times are as exciting as ever.  For the neutral, the game no longer stands out. No one is dominating the game, on either side of the pond. On the PGA Tour, no one won more than twice this season. On the European Tour, only Thomas Bjorn has, sensationally, achieved that …

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Preview: The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic

As Justin Rose stated earlier on in the week, via Twitter: “Disney event is pretty interesting. Intense at top and bottom end of money list, and super chilled for everyone in between!” How James Driscoll, the man occupying the treacherous yet coveted 125th position on the money list, wishes he was one of those settling …

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Is Golf More or Less Interesting Than it was 5 Years Ago?

I recently read an interesting article: ‘Why Parity is Bad For Golf’ on http://www.thesandtrap.com. In short, it argued that golf nowadays is suffering because there is a multitude of above average, faceless golfers, instead of one (or more) global superstar who is responsible for the vast majority of viewership. It argued that with no Tiger …

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The Pace of Play Debate: Any Prospect of a Concrete Resolution?

Speed of play has been one of the most discussed topics in world golf over the last decade. In 2002, when Padraig Harrington and Retief Goosen were embroiled in the race for the European Tour money list title, the latter labelled the former ‘the slowest player on tour.’ Matters came to a head again in …

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Will Rickie Fowler’s First Professional Victory Spur Him on to Greatness?

Rickie Fowler has the faculty to become a class act, and we all know it. He has stormed onto the PGA tour, the epitome of the young, wonderfully talented former college golfer with almost limitless potential. And yet, after 59 events on the PGA Tour, he is yet to record his first victory. He has …

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The Fed-Ex Cup: Added Excitement, or the Creation of a Decidedly Unlevel Playing Field?

By Nick Bonfield ‘Golf’, you hear murmured, ‘it’s boring and pointless. I don’t see the attraction of hitting a little white ball around a field.’ A point of view that is incredulously naive, and yet a point of view that, for too long, has plagued the game and hampered its elevation to the top tier …

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