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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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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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Luke Donald: Credit to the Game and Perfect Idol for Aspiring Sportsmen

All the talk of Luke Donald’s prospective achievements on both sides of the pond has prompted me to pay homage to a man that, in my view, is the epitome of what can be achieved with application, the right attitude, and the will to improve. Those reading the previous sentence might  question my supposedly hasty …

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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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