Mar 2nd, 2018
Tiger Woods has confirmed via Twitter that he will play in two imminent events - the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational - as he prepares for anothe Masters challenge.
Tiger Woods has confirmed via Twitter that he will play in two imminent events - the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational - as he prepares for anothe Masters challenge.
Tiger Woods has announced that due to ongoing back spasms, similar to what he experienced in Dubai, he will be unable to compete in the Genesis Open and The Honda Classic.
So close last week at the Sony Open with Andrew Putnam 69/1 leading until the final stages eventually finishing 2nd to Matt Kuchar. But now I focus on the Desert Classic.
Following the signing of American star Gary Woodland to its Tour Advisory Staff last week, Wilson Golf has confirmed its line-up for the 2019 European Tour, mixing young and upcoming talent with established Tour winners and Major champions.
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA will make its debut as a Rolex Series event when the 2019 edition takes place from 16–19 January.
Team TaylorMade’s Sung-Hyun Park, whose remarkable play in 2018 elevated her to world #2 and who has five LPGA Tour victories including two major championships to her impressive career resume, has chosen to add distance, spin, control and all-around performance with the new 2019 TP5x golf ball.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s fairways will be graced with some of the world’s best golfers this week as they compete to be crowned champion at the ‘Home of Champions’.
Jason Dufner may have been without a hat sponsor in 2018, but he’s now become a DUDE for 2019.
Padraig Harrington has to be the right choice for the Ryder Cup captaincy, and it’s a brave decision on his part. But it is his time, not his turn to be Europe's captain.
Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection has announced that it will be hosting the 21st edition of the Dom Pedro International Golf Classic from 12th to 19th January 2019.
Great to start the year with a winner in Hawaii with our 2 point selection Xander Schauffele winning at 25/1 from our other selection Gary Woodland at 29/1 by 1 shot having equalled the course record in the final round!!! A profit of 42 points.
Justin Rose has reclaimed the world No. 1 spot, even though he did not play at the Tournament of Champions last week in Hawaii, which was won by Xander Schauffle.
When Ian Poulter realised that he was not going to make the Tour’s minimum event requirement, after winning last year’s Houston Open, he got his thinking boots on.
Cody Blick shot a magnificent 63 in the final round to earn his conditional PGA Tour status... without his own clubs, as they had been stolen the night before. Now Cody has his clubs back, and there is some story behind their return...
Lucy Li, the youngest person ever to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open as a 11-year-old in 2014, may well have compromised her amateur status, as she has appeared in a promotional video for Apple’s new watch.
Rory McIlroy has welcomed the sweeping changes that have been implemented to the rules of golf and hopes that the new rules will bring a greater clarity within the sport.
Titleist will continue to build its long association with the world’s best players through their sponsorship of Sky Sports Golf’s coverage of the 2019 PGA Tour and World Golf Championships (WGCs).
Patrick Reed has confirmed his plans for the Masters dinner he will be hosting, following his maiden Major victory at Augusta National last year.
Wilson Golf has announced that Gary Woodland has signed a multi-year deal to join its Advisory Staff. The addition of Woodland, who is currently ranked in the top 40 worldwide, brings his considerable experience and genuine passion for the game to the Wilson Advisory Staff.
Happy New Year to all GolfPunk followers. Just the one event this week in Hawaii, it’s a small but select field in which I do fear the two favourites, DustinJohnson and Jon Rahm the biggest hitters in the field but with wind forecast I think and hope there is value to be had elsewhere??? 9 points risked.
The 2019 PGA Tour promises to be one of the most exciting ones in recent history. With players like Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose leading the way, the Tour is star-packed from top to bottom. But, besides the big names, there are also several players you should keep your eye one this year.
One of Europe’s most popular golf and leisure destinations, Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, is kicking off the new year in Spain by inviting PGA Professionals and amateur golfers from across Europe for two exciting tournaments.
23-year-old Bronte Law has broken a Ladies European Tour record by holing nine straight birdies in the Lalla Aicha Tour School event in Morocco.
The Els Club Dubai, one of Troon International Division’s marquee destinations, is set to further bolster its already impressive offering following three exciting new announcements.
For a seventh year running, the renowned La Cala Resort played host to some of the rising stars of world golf in December’s Alps Tour Qualifying School.
Officials at eight golf resorts expect to give away hundreds of free winter memberships following the early take-up of their MATCH PLAY offer.
TaylorMade Golf, makers of one of the most sought after putters on Tour in Spider Tour, announced today the expansion of its benchmark putter platform with the introduction of MySpider to the UK market.
Francesco Molinari has won the World Sport Star of the Year at the BBC's Sports Personality show, and deservedly so after a remarkable 2018 season.
There are some athletes who seem to transcend their sport and become names so big that even people who have little interest in their respective sports know who they are.
Fourteen-year-old Kuang Yang clinched his place in the 2019 Volvo China Open by winning the Volvo China Junior Match Play Championship at Southern Wood Golf & Country Club in Fujian on Wednesday.
Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for fans around the world.
During the last week of November, players congregated in Vilamoura for the 31st edition of the pre-eminent Grande Troféu de Vilamoura over the weekend, where Jamie Lindsay Mann emerged victorious after three thrilling rounds of golf.
Golfers from across Europe descended on Prince’s, Royal St. George’s and Royal Cinque Ports last month to battle it out in the Championship Links Team Challenge.
It’s the Golf Brigadier here, and I am feeling properly nervous. I’m off to play in the Mallorca Press Cup, and my game is going to be under serious scrutiny from fellow members of the golfing fourth estate.
American International Group (AIG) has announced that it will become the title sponsor of the Women’s British Open beginning in 2019.
BMW has been confirmed as a Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup for Whistling Straits, in Wisconsin, in 2020 and Marco Simone, in Italy, in 2022.
In a new series, we will be writing about what we think to be the finest golf hotels in the world. OK, so it’s very subjective, but when we stay somewhere we absolutely love, then we are going to write about it, and first out of the traps is the wonderful Castillo Son Vida in Mallorca.
More than 900 potential volunteers will this week be contacted to offer them a volunteering role at The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place at Gleneagles from 9-15 September 2019.
Six-time Major Champion, Sir Nick Faldo, was the guest of honour as ground was broken on a new Sir Nick Faldo Signature design on the site of Rumanza Golf Course, Multan, the soon-to-be home of Pakistan’s first championship layout.
Aussie Pro John Senden was teeing it up on the 5th at the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines, when his driver snapped right in the middle of his swing.
The SkyCaddie SX500, golf’s hottest new distance measuring device, claimed its latest professional victory this month in the hands of Five Lakes PGA pro Gary Carter and Club Captain Nigel Popper – the SkyCaddie PGA Pro-Captain Challenge 2018 champions.
GolfPunk selections at last week's Hong Kong Open finished 3rd Jason Schrivner 37/1, tied 6th Rafa Cabrera Bello 12/1 and Shubhanker Sharma 45/1. Three events this week....
Aaron Rai beat Matthew Fitzpatrick to clinch the season-opening Honma Hong Kong Open. The three-time Challenge Tour winner wore his signature MacWet Golf Gloves on both hands throughout all rounds.
Kingsbarns Golf Links has released details of a record-breaking year at the famed Fife course.
Ireland is actively pitching to host the 2026 Ryder Cup, with Adare Manor set to be the venue.
Tiger Woods has posted a video on his website, which charts the course of his amazing 2018 season. Aptly titled Uncertainty to No 80 it really captures the drama of his amazing comeback year.
It’s almost time for the somewhat eagerly awaited Tiger versus Phil Mickelson head-to-head for $9 million. But what if you are not in the USA and don’t have access to HBO?
PGA Tour and Vijay Singh have announced an end to the lawsuit involving VJ’s anti-doping suspension, with a joint statement.
Arccos, the market leading golf data and artificial intelligence brand, proved correct in its prediction that Tommy Fleetwood would beat his Race to Dubai rival and great friend Francesco Molinari by four shots in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai last weekend.
According to its founder, the premium Bettinardi putter brand has been taken to a new level this year - thanks to a record collection of wins on the European, PGA, and LPGA Tours.
As the 2018 European Tour season concluded in Dubai, Titleist golf ball loyalist Francesco Molinari claimed the Race to Dubai title, rounding-off another year of success for the #1 ball in golf.
A great result for GolfPunk readers with Danny Willett winning the DP World tour Championship at 139/1. He actually drifted on Betfair to 179/1 so hopefully GolfPunk readers got the best odds??
COBRA PUMA GOLF Athlete Lexi Thompson ended the 2018 season on a high note, atop the leaderboard of the CME Group Tour Championship, capturing her 10th career victory. With this win, Thompson is projected to move to number two in the world.
Recently back in the news for his coaching work with Alexander Zverev, Ivan Lendl is a huge name in professional tennis, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. But he has a great golf story to tell as well.
Danny Willett has won his first title since the 2016 Masters at the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, and there was much celebration down at GolfPunk Towers.
Callaway Staff Professional Danny Willett proved just how much he loves his new Odyssey Prototype Stroke Lab Putter by rolling in 23 birdies and an eagle on his way to victory at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Praise has been circulating around Lumne Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community following the final stage of European Tour Qualifying School, as competitors recognise the quality of the golf courses on offer.
Entries for the 2019 Sunningdale Foursomes are now open. Here's how to apply.
Rory McIlroy may be battling away at the DP Tour Championship, but before he left for Abu Dhabi he took the time to respond to a young Northern Irelander’s letter.
Three golfers. An iconic ocean liner. One unique challenge.
Team Galvin Green will have two new members on the European Tour next season following Guido Migliozzi and Ivan Cantero earning their Tour Cards this week at the final stage of Q-School.
Rory McIlroy is not in the least bothered that if he quits the European Tour he could jeopardise his potential future Ryder Cup captaincy, commenting that "It's twenty years away."
Arccos, the market leading golf data and artificial intelligence company, has predicted that Tommy Fleetwood will come out on top in his contest with Francesco Molinari this week when they face off at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
So close last weekend with Danny Lee 109/1 and J J Spaun 76/1 finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Mayakoba Classic In Mexico to Matt Kuchar! Two events this week, the DP world Tour Championship and the RSM Classic.
It's Final Qualifying at the European Tour's Q School at Lumine on Spain's Costa Daurada. Career's are on the line, and it's properly brutal with six rounds of competition golf. Here's how the players prepare themselves for this awesome challenge.
Titleist celebrated an incredible milestone for the Pro V1 golf ball at the Nedbank Golf Challenge this weekend, notching up its 3,000th win since the launch of the franchise in 2000 at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.
A member of a Wakefield golf club has won one of UK golf's biggest competitions at the prestigious Castle Stuart, in the Scottish Highlands - with leading men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK benefiting from the proceeds.
Rory McIlroy is rumoured to be thinking of working with Billy Foster after his recent split from Lee Westwood.
Danish shoemakers ECCO GOLF have announced the renewal of their partnership with golf legend and World Golf Hall-of-Famer, Fred Couples.
The "new Annika Sorenstam" emerged victorious in the last event of the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS) circuit, the Santander Golf Tour LETAS El Prat, at Real Club de Golf El Prat, in Barcelona.
Matt Kuchar kept faith with his Bettinardi ArmLock putter to claim his first PGA Tour title in four years by winning the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
As the build up to the Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson head-to-head continues, here's a little taster as Phil takes on Tiger at a bit of Golf Pong. And the winner is................?
The hype surrounding the $9 million winnner takes all match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson continues to build with the release of this new video.
Dr Abed Al-Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director of Jordan Tourism Board, was joined by representatives of the European Challenge Tour, the Staysure Tour and the Ladies European Tour at World Travel Market in London this week to unveil the trophy for the Jordan Mixed Open presented by Ayla.
Irish golfer Jason McCarthy was entitled to enjoy a night on the tiles after his maiden hole-in-one secured him a trip to the 2020 Ryder Cup and the chance to shoot for $1m.
Two events this week, the Nedbank from South Africa and Mayakoba from Mexico, part of the PGA tour.
Adri Arnaus shot a final round 69 (-3) to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final in rhe Unitied Arab Emirates and secure his gradutation to the European Tour for the 2019 season.
There have probably only been four truly dominant players in the modern game, and we have been waiting to see who the next one will be ever since Tiger Woods.
Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community will soon play its part in one of European golf’s most exciting annual storylines by staging the conclusion to European Tour Qualifying School for the second consecutive time, from November 10-15.
Now in its 10th year, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai will be contested by the top 60 players on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex on 15 – 18 November 2018 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
For the majority of most professional golfers on tour, the big occasion has the potential to send the weaker characters into meltdown.
1st and 2nd for GolfPunk readers at last week’s HSBC event!!! For most of the tournament Tony Finau 29/1 looked like winning, but our other selection Xander Schauffle 56/1 beat him in a play off !!!
Your Golf Travel (YGT) is an official travel operator for the 16th Solheim Cup matches to be played next September at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland. YGT is leading the way with hundreds of three, five and seven-night packages for the event already sold.
Corporate partners of Golf Business International have rallied round to assist member Anthony Blackburn's Golf in Society initiative, which works with people suffering from chronic illnesses.
Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs have confirmed the dates for the major Tour events they will play host to in 2019, as the world-renowned venues continue to drive their reputation as world class golf destinations.
Tommy Fleetwood’s caddie dropped a clanger during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions when he failed to stop Tommy’s ball from going into the water.
The winning run came to an end last weekend with Sergio Garcia winning in Spain and Brooks Koepka in South Korea, both were favs so not on my radar for betting purposes! But we did get Ashley Chester placed at 74/1 in Andalucía and Gary Woodland 2nd at 40/1.
Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection is preparing to welcome a host of amateur golfers from around the world to play in the Grande Troféu Vilamoura from 29th November to 1st December 2018.
PRG has unveiled its latest comprehensive official accessory collection for Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, European Tour venue since 2005 and home to the WGC-HSBC Champions.
A full line-up of Callaway and Odyssey products powered Sergio Garcia to become only the second player in European Tour history to win the same tournament three times in a row as he claimed victory at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.
Brooks Koepka won the CJ Cup at Jeju Island in South Korea and with it the World No.1 ranking for the first time ever.
Sergio Garcia has won the rain delayed Andalucía Valderrama Masters for his third victory at the course.
Unfortunately for golf fans, there are only four major championships each year and they all bundle into spring and summer. The 2018 US Masters, US Open, Open Championship, and US PGA are all in the books with Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka, and Francesco Molinari emerging victorious – Koepka claiming the US Open and PGA Championship.
Junior Ryder Cup player, Conor Gough and nine additional Golfing4Life (G4L) players, were given a masterclass in sports business at a unique two-day charity event.
Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer based in Chicago, has enjoyed its best ever season with standout victories on both the PGA and European Tours.
With the new World Handicapping System (WHS) to be introduced in 2020, Club Systems International's PSiTouch screen looks set to become a fixture in English clubhouses after the company was awarded ‘preferred partner' status by England Golf.
The three winners of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy are reminiscing on the round of a lifetime with Ryder Cup hero Thorbjørn Olesen at the Sky Sports British Masters.
The Staysure Tour has announced that the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship will return to London Golf Club for the second consecutive year from August 1-4, 2019.
Santiago Luna stayed in control throughout the final round as he marched to victory at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters.