Jan 23rd, 2017
I have to confess that the term 'decuple bogey' is not immediately familiar to me. But one English Golf Pro knows exactly what it is as he recorded one this weekend on the Web.com Tour.
I have to confess that the term 'decuple bogey' is not immediately familiar to me. But one English Golf Pro knows exactly what it is as he recorded one this weekend on the Web.com Tour.
There’s some innovative thinking coming out of the Web.com Tour’s Digital Ally Open. It’s Walk Up music.
The first Web.com event of 2017 is the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, but it has been absolutely battered by high winds and storms, leading to a first–round scoring average of 80.4!
Beef made a late bogey but still carded an 8-under 63 on Friday to take the 36-hole lead at the Albertsons Boise Open, the second of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals.
Beef will tee it up in the four-event series, starting at the DAP Championship in Ohio on 8-11 September, in an attempt to secure his PGA tour card.
Greg Eason has fought back with a bogey–free 68, having broken the Web.com Tour's high hole scoring record with a +15. And he's given his distractors a fine broadside on Twitter.
Nineteen-year-old Zecheng, a graduate of the CGA-HSBC Junior Programme, which is run in conjunction with IMG, enjoyed a record-breaking season on the China PGA Tour. And now he plans to step it up.
Hack, Schenk and Yip teed it up together in a Web.com Tour event in a three ball with a rather ominous billing.
When you hear that some guy won £11,488 from a single golf bet it makes you think that perhaps you need to work a little harder at this betting lark. Although Rose did pay out at the weekend, I’m now thinking about upping the ante for this week. After all, win big or go home right?
Here are the pairings and starting times for the first round of the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. It's time to get the job done.
Word on the street is that Tiger Wood’s tournament is struggling to find a new sponsor, and may be facing a perfect storm.
Englishman David Skinns withdrew from the web.com Tours Albertsons Boise Open on Saturday, with a PGA Tour card on the line. But he did it with good reason – his wife had gone into labour!
The second round of the Japan Golf Tour’s ANA Open was suspended after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan.
Tour Edge were one of the very first companies to launch a driving iron. Or an Iron Wood as they like to call them. The CBX is the culmination of nearly 20 years experience in designing them.
The successful European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT), now established as the most popular amateur golf tour in Europe, will launch its 2018 season at the five–star La Manga Club resort in Spain.
GolfPunk caught up with Euro Pro Tour's Jamie Dick at the Farm Foods British Par 3 Championship to find out what he's been up to, where his game is at and where he wants to take it next.
England's Jordan Smith has claimed his maiden European Tour title following a play–off victory against defending champion Alex Levy at the Porsche European Open.
PGA Tour pro Adam Hadwin has admitted that he found his now wife, Jess, using Tinder.
Chief executive of the European Tour, Keith Pelley, has thrown down the gauntlet to golf clubs to modernise to help grow the game.
The LET: For the future of Golf it must be saved and we all have to play our part.
The PGA Tour is going to start blood testing for performance enhancing drugs using a new anti–doping procedure.
South Africa's Dylan Frittelli carded a 5 under–par 67 on Sunday to win the Lyoness Open in Vienna for his maiden European Tour win.
Italy’s Renato Paratore claimed his maiden European Tour victory on Sunday with a win at the Nordea Masters.
It’s a big week for the European Tour as the new Rolex Series kicks off at Wentworth tomorrow.
Stars from the European Tour have united in their praise for Sicily’s Verdura Resort, hailing it as one of the best and most spectacular tournament venues in the world, and we would have to agree!
Ian Poulter has retained his PGA Tour card after a change in rules over medical exemptions.
The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland.
The Mizuno European Tour workshop is to host four of its popular Fitting Days in April and May 2017, visiting Woburn Golf Club, Silvermere Golf & Leisure, Bearwood Lakes Golf Club and Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club.
Bushnell Golf has unveiled the new Tour V4 SHIFT laser rangefinder, providing golfers with a brand new function added to the extremely popular Tour V4 released in 2016.
The European Senior Tour will make history in the United Arab Emirates this month as the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters becomes the first European Tour event to be played on a nine–hole golf course.
American Golf has announce the signing of its first Tour player sponsorship with Ladies European Tour rookie, Elizabeth Mallett.
The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour will pay a £250,000 bonus if a player can win four tournaments on the 2017 schedule.
First he started the inaugural World Super 6 with its mix of stroke and match play climaxing with a series of six-hole, knockout duels. Now he's got his eye on 6-hole stadium golf!
The European Tour is creating a unique six–hole team event in England in May, in an attempt to bring a new audience into the game.
From FootJoy comes a radical upgrade to the iconic Contour Series line of golf shoes. This is what they have been up to.
Verdura Resort’s has become the latest addition to the exclusive European Tour Properties network.
John Jacobs has died aged 91.He will be best remembered for his work in establishing the European Tour, where he served as the European Tour’s tournament Director–General from 1971 to 1975.
Golf Tourism England has revealed its first video in a mini-series designed to capture the essence of golf in five carefully selected regions up and down the country. Here's England's Golf Coast. Lovely stuff.
David Law’s eagle at the Terre dei Consoli Open has been voted the 2016 European Challenge Tour Shot of the Year.
It's a win for Justin Thomas at the SBS Tournament in Hawaii, as he beats Hideki Matsuyama by three shots to bag the first PGA Tour event of the year. And there were some suprising performances as well.
Justin Thomas is leading the SBS Tournament of Champions with a third straight 67 and has a 2-shot lead over an in-form Hideki Matsuyama.
Rory McIlroy has won the European Tour shot of the year, as voted for by My European Tour fans, for his approach shot to the 18th at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Retiring PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem believes that golf would benefit enormously if the US–based organisation joined forces with the European Tour.
Verdura Resort, the Rocco Forte hotel in Sicily, is preparing to host a European Tour tournament after it was selected to stage the new event on the professional calendar next spring from May 18-21.
European Tour caddy Steve Brotherhood is offering amateur golfers the kind of advice he gives Tour star David Howell after 12 years of carrying a bag on the world’s top courses.
A European Tour event will return to the Philippines for the first time in 23 years after being added to the 2018 schedule.
The European Tour has appointed a new Official Starter, with Alastair Scott stepping into Ivor Robson’s shoes.
The European Tour have got in on the #MannequinChallenge and have absolutely nailed it.
Henrik Stenson has been made an honorary life member of the European Tour in recognition of winning the Open at Troon this year.
The European Tour has officially announced the Rolex Series, a new alliance of leading tournaments, which is designed to strengthen the golf schedule from the 2017 season onwards.
Patrick Reed has retained his European Tour membership for 2017, even though he failed to compete in the required number of events on the Race to Dubai. So what's going on?
Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters and Ricardo Gouveia take on the Bottle Smash Challenge!!!
Wilson Staff have won more majors with their irons than any other brand. Here's why you should look at the FG Tour V6 irons...
Dustin leads, Jason withdraws. It's deja vu all over again at the Tour Championship.
James Heath is the first European professional to wear TravisMathew on tour.
'Beef' earned his PGA Tour card on Sunday, shooting a three under par 68 at the Web.com Tour Boise Open to finish in fourth place and take his prize.
Andrew 'Beef' Johnston is still in the hunt for his PGA Tour card, despite dropping to fourth at the Albertsons Boise Open.
Bryson DeChambeau claims his first win at the DAP Championship and earns his PGA Tour card whilst Beef is still on the hunt for his.
England’s newest Tour golf venue has announced a two-month price promotion in September and October. Here's what's on offer.
Beef enjoyed a return to his professional roots by supporting the Jamega Pro Golf Tour event at Enfield, North London on August 21.
Mizuno have come up with something new with the JPX 900 Tour iron. MP feel with a JPX design.
One of English golf’s most spectacular destinations is preparing to host its first European Challenge Tour Event.
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley wants to introduce a six-hole event incorporating a shot clock, music, different clothes and fewer clubs in an effort to attract more golf followers.
The European Tour has issues an apology over the set up of the Castle Stuart course for the Scottish Open, as forty mile an hour winds hit the course.
One of the OG GolfPunk's against the World came through for his first win in ten years yesterday on the Challenge Tour at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.
Adidas launch their most advanced and comfortable golf shoe ever.
Gloria Golf Club has been chosen as the host of the 2017 Turkish Airlines Challenge Tour event for the third successive year, as golf tourism continues to flourish in Turkey.
Modest! Golf Management have announced that they are the 2016 official golf management partner for the Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club this July.
Bom Sucesso, in Portugal, is the latest member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network, and has become an official European Tour Destination.
22 year-old Somin Lee secured his maiden European Tour victory on Monday after play had been delayed over the weekend following heavy rain, strong winds and electrical activity.
While Cobra PUMA Golf have made headlines by the big ticket signing of Bryson DeChambeau, it’s with the support of the players you haven’t heard of yet that’s impressing us at GPHQ. Cobra PUMA Golf have announced an expanded partnership with the PGA EuroPro Tour. Here’s why we think it’s important.
At last Tiger Woods has committed to play golf at a PGA Tour event. But don’t hold your breath, as the tournament won’t take place until 2017!
Here's a great little video of PGA Tour players trying out Arnold Palmer's golf clubs before the Arnold Palmer invitational at Bay Hill. And some of them got on really well with them! Enjoy.
Bunker Mentality has announced its new partnership with young English pro Tom Murray. The 26 year old, who hails from Manchester, is the son of former European Open Champion and current Senior Tour player Andrew Murray. So golf is clearly in the blood.
The Ryder Cup will be going on a 'Trophy Tour' around Europe to build up support for Darren Clarke's team ahead of this year's contest at Hazeltine.
Paul Casey has not being pulling his punches in an interview with The Times over his frustrations about the Ryder Cup, which he is ineligible for as he not playing on the European Tour.
VPAR, the pioneer of Live Golf Scoring, has launched the new version of its club-focused Tournament Management System (TMS). The web-based technology enables golf clubs to significantly enhance the player experience at their tournaments, golf days and member events.
The European Tour has launched its new Travel Club, in a new partnership with Golfbreaks.com. The European Tour Travel Club will offer unique experiences for golf fans looking to combine golf travel with once-in-a-lifetime rounds.
Keith Pelley, the new European Tour CEO has slow play on his agenda, and his plans to speed up the game seems to have got off to a positive start during the recent ‘Desert Swing’ with a reduction in round times being apparent under the new ‘Pace of Play’ policy.
Why bother lacing up when you can just twist the Boa dial? Check out the adidas TOUR360 BOOST BOA.
Four European Tour stars. One hole. Zero golf clubs. Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters, Bernd Wiesberger, and Peter Ulhein take on the Dude Perfect Challenge.
European Tour CEO Keith Pelley has admitted his surprise at how well his shorts change has gone down.
You've got to love John Daly's response to this European Tour Tweet about what's in a pro golfer's Tour bag. And why he knows it's certainly not his bag.
We were at the big launch of TaylorMade's M2 range last week in the US. Snuck in under the radar was this new TaylorMade M2 Tour Iron. Designed for forgiveness and distance, in some ways its like a throwback to some famous older club designs.
British Inclusive Golf (BIG) have taken on European Tour professional Chris Hanson as their Ambassador. BIG work with various disability groups in the North East and North West of the UK.
Thomas Pieters didn't have a 'preppy' enough look for the PGA Tour - so they gave the 24-year-old a quick haircut...with Photoshop.
Week in, week out, the TaylorMade Tour Truck follows the PGA Tour around the USA, building clubs for the best players in the world. Looking like something from Mad Max on the outside, these rolling workshops have everything on board to build perfect golf clubs for the likes of Jason Day, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, and Sergio Garcia. TaylorMade's Senior Tour Technician, Wade Liles, shows us how quickly he can make a driver from start to finish.
Gareth Bale invited to play on European Tour! Well, he does play of scratch. Will he be joining the hallowed ranks of fellow footballers who tried (and failed) to make a go of it on tour?
Video highlights as Patrick Reed fires a blistering 65 to lead Spieth by one.
It’s no shock to announce that Rory McIlroy has been named the 2015 European Tour Golfer of the Year for the third time in four years. Having won the Race to Dubai three times in four years too, it was the least surprising announcement all season.
The adidas TOUR360 is one of our favourite golf shoes ever. It was one of the first golf shoes to feel as comfy as a pair of trainers, while bringing a much more modern look to the game when everyone else was still wearing wingtips. It makes its return in January.
We've had trusty rusty’s, and black oxides, via satin chromes and oil cans. Wedge finishes come and go like the weather, and this years en vogue colour is blue. Wilson have joined Mizuno in having a blue wedge. Two’s a trend right?
22 year-old Irishman Paul Dunne secured his 2016 European Tour card yesterday as he tied 13th at the final qualifier in Girona, Spain. Joining him is Matthew Southgate.
Here are the tee times and pairings for the last day of the DP World Tour Championship, and the final round of the decider as to who wins the Race to Dubai and all that lolly.
Here are the day three pairings and tee times for the DP Championship Tournament in Dubai, the last event of the Race to Dubai. Moving day is on!
It's all happening at the DP World Championships in Dubai...the main issue is what scenario attracts you the most?
It's go time again with the start of the DP Championship, the final event of the Race to Dubai. Strap yourselves in. This is the big one. Rory or Danny?
Today the European Tour announced a significant change to its membership regulations for the 2016 season, with players now only required to compete in a minimum of five European Tour sanctioned tournaments outside the Major Championships and World Golf Championships.
It is rumored that the European Tour is going to drastically shake up its qualification process, and only require players to compete in five standard tournaments to retain their full status on the tour. Here's what we have heard on the grapevine.
Wilson have just launched their new FG Tour F5 Range. While they’re designed for better players, Wilson have added technology from their more forgiving models. Pretty much every golfer wants something that’s a little easier to hit don’t they?
The big cat is back, and here are the golf shoes their top players will be wearing next year. The Titan Tour IGNITE has been designed with their tour staff in mind, and it's the most technically advanced golf shoe they've ever released.
The big cat is back, and here are the golf shoes their top players will be wearing this year. We checked in with Puma's Grant Knutson to find out why the Puma Titan Tour IGNITE golf shoes are the best golf shoe that they have ever produced.
Last month he came in to make the tea and we sent him on safari. Why do we give him all the good jobs when we’re dehydrated and confused?... Anyway,
More rain. It rained all night, and most of the day to put a dampener on moving day scoring. The day went to Jordan Spieth, who had to make four serious par saves to keep in contention. He then nailed a twenty-footer on the 18th for a birdie to overtake Henrik Stenson for the outright lead.
It didn’t rain (that much) today, and the crowds came out in their droves. Who says the young guns aren’t already making a difference? They came to see Jordan, and he did not disappoint. In the end he won comfortably with a two under 69 to beat Henrik Stenson by four shots.
No one has been going really low today. The rain has made the rough that much more penal, and focused everyone’s attention on hitting fairways. There’s zero reward in being off-line, and that’s kept it conservative out there today. It’s frankly been a very quiet day indeed. Zzzzzzz.
Here are the Day One Tee Times and Pairings for the FedEx Tour Championship from East Lakes, Georgia. Ready for a final rumble.
Here's our wrap on Day One of the final event in the FedEx, the Tour Championship. Only 30 in the field now. What's been occurring? Mostly Henrik Stenson if you have to know.
Take on the GolfPunk staff at this week's Tour Championship Fantasy Challenge and win a Golf Buddy GPS Watch. Or just ignore us and play anyway
Tour Edge Exotics fairway woods have long been recogised as being some of the longest in the game. They are absolute ball belters, they have never skimped by trying to hit a price point. These are golf clubs designed with no limits in place. Never paying for tour usage, their fairwaywoods can still be found in the bags of some of the best players in the game on the PGA Tour.
Where Tour Edge Exotics have really specialised in is fairway woods, and their limited edition CB Pro F2 is their latest cannon.
Range finders are great. Used properly we've found that they really help speed up play by taking doubt out of the shot.
Oscar Jacobson are doing some really good things this year.
We like to look good when we’re playing but more importantly we want to swing it properly and hit it further.
We know a lot of science goes into these golf shoes. If we’re truly honest though, we don’t care.
Keep yourselves nice from October with the new adidas TOUR360 golf shoes. BOOST technology with increased stability. Plus they look the business...
Here’s a golf technology product which can legitimately be described as being a proper head–turner!
US PGA champion Jimmy Walker has laid into the European Tour for not penalising Spaniard Jon Rahm for a ball-marking error at the Irish Open.
Golf Tourism England (GTE), the membership body representing the golf tourism industry in England, has unveiled its new website showcasing the outstanding quality of golf England has to offer across several regions of the country.
This week marks the start of the tour seeding and validation process for prototype Titleist 718 irons. Here's what will be going on.
American Golf has announced that the winners of this year’s American Golf Grand Finals at the Belfry will qualify for its first ever Tournament of Champions at the incredible Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort in Mauritius.
Golf Tourism England has launched the fourth in a series of five videos, and this one showcases the Atlantic LInks as one of the most spectacular regions to play golf in England. It's pure, unadulterated, Golf Porn.
Wesley Bryan claimed his first career PGA Tour title as he shot a final round 67 to win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.
Mizuno has announced the signing of PGA Tour players Nick Watney, Lucas Glover and Jhonattan Vegas to play their equipment.
Ian Poulter shot a second round 67 to help his Valspar gravy and potentially increase his chances of keeping his UPSPA Tour Card...
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.
Heads up the better player out there. TaylorMade have today launched the awesome looking P770 & P750 Tour Proto irons just for you...
Come on bring the noise. It's Tiger time again. The 14-time major winner has committed to Farmers, Genesis and Honda.
Here comes another one! An ex-sportsman who falls in love with golf and becomes determined to make it on tour.
Melissa Reid has overcome illness to secure her card for next season's LPGA Tour by finishing joint eighth at Q-School at Daytona Beach in Florida. A big well done Mel from all at GP Towers!
Golf Tourism England unveiled what is set to be the first of a series of videos designed to capture the imagination of the golf travel trade and golf enthusiasts around the world. We like.
G/FORE's newest professional Thomas Detry believes he is two years ahead of schedule after he secured his place alongside his close friend and Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters on the European Tour.
What happens when two Australian chancers gate crash the North Korean World Championships and then butcher the place?
PGA Tour Pro John Peterson has been flipping off a massive rock at a stag weekend.
Emilliano Grillo was rated the top rookie for the 2015-16 season by his own peers. Tour members who played in at least 15 official money events this past season were eligible to vote.
The European Tour are launching the Perth Super 6 Tournament next year, with a new and unique format to entice new players to the sport. But have they done enough?
John Daly will make his European Senior Tour debut next week in the inaugural Paris Legends Championship at Le Golf National.
Swingin' Siren Savannah Vilaubi is in second place at the LPGA Q School. You go girl!!!
Lynx Golf is celebrating its first Professional Tour win after Paul Eales won the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open at Archerfield Links on Sunday.
The PGA of America has announced plans for the first U.S. Ryder Cup Trophy Tour, to build support and excitement for the United States Ryder Cup Team and the spirit of the Ryder Cup.
This month will see the second annual Fore Twenty Golf Tournament, which is the largest golf event for Cannabis Industry Professionals.
32-year-old American Spencer Levin, playing in his fourth US Open, carded an opening round 73 and was fighting back to three-under-par for his second round at the turn. Then the wheels came off. This is how he reacted.
Ahead of the US Open at Oakmont next week, our friends at Golfbidder.com have created this infographic on just how hard the course is.
We've seen Romain Bechu do his thing before, showing off his golf ball trickery wandering around Paris. This time the trick shot maestro is late for his tee time at Wentworth...
The PGA TOUR, LPGA and Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG) have formed a strategic alliance designed to create new fans, participants and enthusiasts and to enhance the playing and fan experiences through event and media initiatives, the groups said.
Italy - the sleeping giant of European golf - is to launch its greatest ever co-ordinated golf tourism initiative this summer under the Italy Golf & More brand.
Jesper Parnevik won his first Champions Tour event last night at the Insperity Invitational, shooting a blistering last round 67 to win by four shots at Woodlands Country Club.
Last night was massive for PXG, as James Hahn got the brand its first professional win. Hahn had missed his last 8 cuts, but came though a play off to take the title at Quail Hollow. He relied on 11 PXG clubs to get the job done.
The build-up to the Open Championship, which returns to Northern Ireland in 2019, continues to gather pace with the launch of a new annual parkland golf tournament as part of Tourism Ireland's plan to reach golfers around the world and showcase what Northern Ireland has to offer golfers.
Tours and activities pioneer Musement has launched its brand new venture, the world’s first online tour operator for luxury golf holidays in Europe.
Bushnell Golf has unveiled the latest addition to its family of rangefinders with the new Tour V4. It's now smaller, and faster for instant distance measurement.
The European Challenge Tour hits Gloria Golf Club in Belek, Turkey this week as the Welsh target a third straight Turkish Airlines Challenge success (May 5-8). What's the chance of their making it?
Sports Illustrated have conducted an anonymous poll of 150 PGA Tour players and made the staggering doscovery that wealthy golfers are more interested in putting tax concessions first and the rest of the country last...
When Tiger was asked yet again when he would be making his return to the tour at a golf clinic he was hosting in Las Vegas he replied, "Dude, if I knew, I would tell you.” But maybe he was being a little flexible with the truth.
Bill Murray teed off at the annual Caddyshack Golf Tournament on Friday at the King and Bear golf course in St. Augustine, Florida. But here’s how you could have been there too.
The Willetts are off to America!! Yes, indeed, following his scintillating Masters win, the world has opened up for the Sheffield lad.
Branden Grace won his first tournament on the PGA Tour last night at the RBC Heritage. Blitzing through the pack, Grace shot a five under 66 to win by 2 shots from overnight leader Luke Donald.
Jordan Spieth leads in the Bahamas and Henrik Stenson emerges from his sick bed to shoot six under in South Africa...
Etiqus make timepieces exclusively for golfers. It's about time someone did, right? The Etiqus brand is founded on the principles of golfing etiquette and is committed to preserving the spirit of the game for future generations. Wearing an Etiqus watch says you're proud to be a GolfPunk.
The race to become European Number One became a two horse today in Dubai. With Shane Lowry already feeling the heat on day one, Justin Rose had a slim chance of challenging Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett for the coveted position. However, Rose wilted in the heat of Dubai carding a 78 that leaves him in T48th position. Bogies on 4, 6, 8 and 10 plus double bogies on 12 and 17 has seen the Englishman hopes all but evaporate.
New European Tour CEO, Keith Pelley, has visited PGA Catalunya Resort the candidate course for Spain’s bid for The 2022 Ryder Cup.
Ok we know the TaylorMade Ghost putters used to be white, so what if the name doesn't make much sense anymore?
Paul McGinley has confirmed his attendance at next month’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters, to be played at the scenic Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, between 19-22 October 2017.
Here's some impressive golf ball juggling skills from ex Chelsea skipper and now Aston Villa player John Terry. Villa may be lingering in mid table, but it looks like Terry is on top of his golf game at least.
Catriona Matthew has been appointed as European captain for the next Solheim Cup, which will take place on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, on 13-15 September 2019.
The European Senior Masters have annouonced that GolfPunk will be their official media partner for the event, which takes place at the Forest of Arden from the 19th – 22nd October.
Despite many golfers concerned for the sport’s future, the latest KPMG Golf Participation Report for Europe has demonstrated that golf as a sport has seen some growth in the past year in England, despite the closure of 16 golf courses across the country in the past year.
It's time for a little bit of GolfPorn, as the European Tour heads to Portugal for the Portugal Masters at the Victoria Golf Course.
The PGA Tour has announced a new gambling policy for 2018 with the creation of an Integrity Program, which will come into force on 1st January.
We’re going to have to have a word with the Golf Spiv, as he didn’t call this one. But it is not every day that you can turn a £4 bet into £11,488.
Rory McIllroy has accepted Cristiano Ronaldo's #CR7Challenge to post a video of his best soccer trick. And he has has made some interesting nominations of his own.
Words we never thought we would here from such a staunch competitor but Jordan Spieth has told reporters that second place in the final two events is okay for the three-time major champion as that will mean he will finish as the PGA Tours FedEx cup champion and pocket the cool $10 million bonus fund awarded for topping the points standings.
Highlights from the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship will be broadcast over the next month on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Mix.
We may have been trounced in both the Walker Cup and the Solheim Cup, but there was some sweet revenge for GB&I in the 28th PGA Cup held at Fox Hills Club & Resort this weekend.
In what has to be a surprise to all of us, Rory McIlroy has accepted an invitation to play in the British Masters, which kicks off at Close House GC next week.
A retired golf professional has set a new world record by shooting 22 strokes below his age at a sanctioned Seniors event in California.
Back in June, the executive board of the International Olympic Committee recommended golf to be included in the 2024 Games, and on Friday the go-ahead was given at the 130th IOC session.
Ben Crane really had it socked to him with eight penalty strokes for having two non–conforming clubs in his bag.
The LPGA’s decision to cut the LPGA’s fifth major to a 54–hole tournament has descended into further farce, as Sung Hyun Park posts an eight under 63.
Sangmoon Bae has missed the cut in his return to professional tour golf after two years of compulsory national service in the South Korean army.
Rayhan Thomas is a name that you won’t be familiar with, but the 17–year–old amateur has just tied a world record in golf.
22,000 golfers from 102 countries around the world have had their say on the new R&A and USGA rules, which will come into effect on 1st January 2019.
"I thought only about getting discharged when I was in military". That's what Sangmoon Bae revealed after completing his national service in his native South Korea. So, how did he get on?
Your Golf Travel have announced a new partnership with the British Masters. This will give YGT the opportunity to showcase its ‘Early Eagle’ offers to golf fans, with the company giving away free holidays to five of Lee Westwood’s favourite golfing destinations.
You have to feel for Jessica Korda and So Yeon Ryu who managed to get to -2 at the rain and wind battered Evian-Les-Bains in France, before the first round was cancelled.
Jordan Spieth sits at the top of the FedEx playoffs thanks to two runner-up finishes. Now it’s time for the BMW Championship. Here's where the Golf Spiv thinks the real value lies.
GolfPunk takes on the Bridgestone Challenge with up and coming Challenge Tour Pro Ryan Evans.
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Bernd Wiesberger and Danny Willett will join Lee Westwood under the lights when the Hero Challenge returns to the British Masters later this month.
Here’s more fallout from Hurricane Irma, which has battered Florida. It’s the famous 17th at Sawgrass, but not as you know it.
Four time Ryder Cup venue the Belfry was the location for the conclusion of 3 days of golf finals this weekend. Eight new American Golf Champions were crowned across the finals event with six now progressing to the Heritage Resorts Tournament of Champions in Mauritius.
Colin Montgomerie is back in the winner’s circle as he clinches the Japan Airlines Championship.
It is Walker Cup time again, as the United States take on GB&I at the Los Angeles Country Club. Here are our favourite Top 8 Walker Cup players who went on to tour success, and one who did not.
Rory McIlroy's 2017 season will be one that he will want to quickly put behind him, as with the missed cut in Boston he has fallen down the world rankings.
This great clip of Phil Mickelson getting clubbing advice from a kid called Riley is priceless, and is rightly going viral.
Former Ryder Cup player and multiple European Tour winner, David Howell, has welcomed 60 youngsters to The Grove's inaugural Junior Open.
Evian Resort, France, is to welcome the top 120 female golfers in the world from 14-17 September for The Evian Championship, the last Major of the season, where, at the end of the tournament, the top performer in the Majors over the 2017 season will receive the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award.
There have been 30 holes in one on the PGA Tour so far this season, and today at the Dell there were two within 65 seconds of each other. And one that just got away….
As we reported on Saturday, Stacy Lewis will give all her winnings at the Cambia Portland Open to charity, and specifically the victims of Hurricane Harvey. So, how is she getting on?
South Africa’s Haydn Porteous has claimed his maiden win in Europe by beating England's Lee Slattery in the final round of the Czech Masters by two shots, making it his second overall win on the Tour.
Stacy Lewis will donate any winnings she makes at the Cambia Portland Classic to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and the motivation seems to be working.
Tiger Woods has posted a video of himself on Twitter back practicing, as his Doctor has given him the go–ahead.
GB&I Walker Cup Captain Craig Watson has stood down from next week’s match at Los Angeles Country Club because of a serious illness in his immediate family.
Sergio Garcia has announced on Twitter that he will donate $2,000 for every birdie and $5,000 for every eagle he posts to help those affected by the recent flooding in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey.
Lee Westwood, host of the 2017 British Masters, stepped on to the hallowed turf of St James’ Park this weekend to take part in a Provision Events designed putting challenge in front of 52,000 Newcastle United fans.
The main attention for the week may be at the Dell Tech Championships across the pond but this week, the Spiv will focus on the Czech Masters. That is where the best value is this week.
With the 147th Open Championship less than a year away, tee times for the 2018 season can now be booked on any of the three courses at Carnoustie Golf Links.
Michelle Wie was competing in the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, and at four under par after Saturday’s third round, when she suddenly had to withdraw.
Brooke Henderson shot a course–record 8–under 63 to rocket up the leaderboard and enter into a tie for sixth at 7 under after barely making the cut on Friday.
Speaking ahead of this week’s first FedEx Cup playoff event, Rory McIlroy had this to say about what his winning cheque for $10 million in last year’s event was used for.
Ticket sales launched today for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 11th to 15th September.
The FedExCup is the end of season tournament on the PGA Tour. Introduced in 2007, after a bit of chopping and changing, it has proven to be the exciting end to the season that the PGA Tour were looking for.
England Golf staff picked up the pace when a Speedgolf demonstration was held on the Bracken course at their Woodhall Spa HQ in Lincolnshire. It turned the spotlight on the more athletic format which combines running and golf.
This is lovely stuff. European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn is known for being a diehard Liverpool FC fan, and this is how the crowds greeted him as he played in the opening round of the D&D REAL Czech Challenge.
Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he intends to play in five more events this year before taking an extended break to recovery from his long standing rib injury.
In a bold and frank move, Keith Pelley has issued an open letter to all fans of the European Tour about the state of the European Tour's website. Take it away Keith.....
Henrik Stenson claimed a one–stroke win at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his first victory since the 2016 Open.
Henrik Stenson shot a third round 66 on Saturday to hold a one shot lead on moving day at the Wyndham Championship.
The fat lady might not be singing yet, but she is certainly warming up. At the time of writing, this is where the Solheim Cup stands.
History would have to be rewritten for the European team to win the Solheim Cup after Friday afternoon's Red Wash. The omens were not good. It had never been done before.
Josh Hayes & Kris Tschetter talk with PGA Tour Pro Ricky Barnes about playing golf with Brady & Belicheck, competing in Fantasy Football with Richard Jefferson, how the PGA Tour is evolving, playing the Wilson Triton Driver, and lots more!
Rory McIlroy has had a change of heart, and will now not take a porlonged period of time off to recover from his persistent rib injury. Instead he will now try and defend his FedEx Cup title.
We might have been focusing on the Solheim Cup, but here is the wrap from Day 2 at the Wyndham, and it includes a very rare albatross from Tour Vet Johnson Wagner. Enjoy!
The fourth annual American Golf Junior Championship in association with PING came to its climax yesterday as the regional winners headed to Gainsborough Golf Club to compete for the coveted championship titles.
Annika Sorenstam and Juli Inkster have announced their final teams for the Solheim Cup which kicks off in Iowa in just two week's time.
Paula Creamer has been named as Jessica Korda’s replacement for the USA Solheim Cup team.
Here's why the European's could win this year's Solheim Cup, even though it is being played on foreign soil.
It’s the Solheim Cup this week and I love it, especially from a betting point of view. It might not be top of your agenda for bets this week but a couple of bets can go a long way here.
It's the Golf Brigadier here, and I've been watching the Opening Ceremony of the Solheim Cup, and I have to say the TV coverage has gone a bit awry.....
There's a great viral video doing the rounds by a guy called Steven Connolly who has lipsynced an interview with Rory McIlroy on what he is expecting from his new caddy, and the results are unusual to say the least.
World Number Eleven Alex Noren has confirmed that he will be defending his 2016 British Master next month, as he aims for a second victory on British soil this season.
Laura Davies is breaking records as she will become the first female golfer to ever compete in an event on the men’s European Senior Tour when she tees it up at the Shipco Masters next year in Denmark.
It all kicked off at the Solheim Cup back in 2015. Europe led 10-6 going into the singles, but the morning resumption of Saturdays four balls was shrouded in controversy.
Thieves stole a safe, which contained almost £20,000 in cash from the Ricoh British Women’s Open at Kingsbarns.
Suzann Pettersen out, Catriona Matthew in at the Solheim Cup. USA captain, Juli Inkster is also keeping an eye on Lexi Thompson who is currently battling a virus.
Tiger Woods’ toxicology report has finally been released three months after his driving under the influence arrest on May 29 in Florida, and it confirms that he had over five different drugs in his system.
Louis Oosthuizen completed his own personal grand slam yesterday at Quail Hollow, by coming second in all four Majors. And this is how he celebrated......
Russia's first top golfer has been arrested for allegedly murdering and beheading his mother with a kitchen knife after a row with his wife.
Here are the tee times and pairings for the final day of the USPGA at Quail Hollow.
Rory McIlroy’s challenge for major honours in 2017 is effectively over, but he is already looking to the future.
The 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship concluded today with former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler winning the final Celeb–AM. He claimed victory in a thrilling final round with a score of +3.
The BBC is getting some serious flak for its red button coverage of the USPGA, but Peter Alliss has been fighting back.
European Tour Pro Lee Slattery took the time to share with GP how he gets himself prepared to take a putt. Hopefully these tips will help you out too.
The guys on the European Seniors Tour represent a golden, pioneering age of golf. Many of them, like Sam Torrance, were there at the start of the European Tour in 1972, when events took them to ridiculously hard to get to destinations, and players slept 4 to a room to save costs. Subsequently they have very interesting stories...
Rory McIlroy has narrated an emotional feature on the incredible story of Traden Karch, which aired on the Golf Channel on Wednesday evening.
BBC Sport will broadcast live coverage of the US PGA Championship in August across TV, radio and online. Here's how you can watch.
Augusta National has been on another spending spree, and has now bought land from the adjoining Augusta Country Club. The reason behind the purchase is believed to be their desire to lengthen the famous par–five 13th.
Here are the Day 2 pairings and tee times for the USPGA at Quial Hollow.
2010 champion Richard O’Hanlon has won his second Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship by two shots, after a tense final day of the Pro–Am on the Cromwell Course.
We have partnered up with 18Birdies from the US to share their weekly Podcasts from over the other side of the pond. This week's features an exclusive interview with the LPGA's Commissioner Mike Whan.
Wenttworth's PR agency have been on our case over our story about a 30% dip in their membership. Here's the update.
The 2017 British Par 3 Championship gets under way today, with a host of celebrity and professional names set to take to the Cromwell Course at Nailcote Hall across the week.
The first Celeb–Am of the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship was won by Scottish rugby star Max Evans on an action–packed start to this year’s Championship on the Cromwell Course.
Hideki Matsuyama has gone and shot the lights out with a 61 to walk the Bridgestone Invitational by five shots from Zach Johnson.
GolfPunkhq.com has teamed up with the Farm Foods British Par 3 Championship as an official media partner. We love Par 3 golf, and want to absolutely support this one. Here’s how you can get your free tickets.
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With a six shot lead going into the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open, you could be forgiven for thinking that this year’s tournament was all over. But there was still plenty of drama on the final day.
It's been a busy week for Tiger. Here's what he has been up to, and why it looks like he's getting his mojo back.
The Ricoh Women’s British Open is at Kingsbarns this year and one thing is certain. This one is wide open. The weather alone can be both beautiful and brutal in equal measure. Brace yourself, anything can happen here.
Here are the round one tee times and pairings for the Ricoh British Women's Open at Kingsbarns. Find out who Carly, Lexi and Paula are playing with.
The man who sealed Ryder Cup victory for Europe in 2014, Jamie Donaldson is the latest golfing star to be announced for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. .
Rory McIlroy parted company with JP Fitzgerald on Monday, after working with him for nine years, and winning four majors, although none since 2014. And now he has opened up as why the two have parted company.
The men’s and women’s Scottish Opens, both sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, have given the local North Ayrshire economy a £4 million boost.
Solheim dreams on the line at the Ricoh Women's British Open. Who will make the final team?
Braving the elements is part and parcel of links golf and one thing is for certain, the elements can be pretty wild in and around St Andrews. Here's GP's preview of the Ricoh British Women's Open.
Matt Kuchar is looking to put himself in contention for another Major following his outstanding finish at The Open Championship with his customised Bettinardi putter.
The quality of England's golf courses has been recognised by golfers from across the continent, following a study conducted by SPORTS MARKETING SERVICES, on behalf of Golf Tourism England.
Graeme McDowell has received an invitation to play in the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, despite being ranked 101st in the world, and therefore outside of automatic qualifying.
German Marcel Siem had a day to remember at the Porsche European Open at Green Eagle GC, when he absolutely nailed a seven iron on the Par 3 seventeenth for a stunning hole–in–one.
Just before The Open we had an invite that we just had to accept. A brunch, hosted by G/Fore, with Bubba Watson. Here's what we found out about the man.
Elizabeth Moon had a short, very makeable, birdie putt to get into the final of the U.S. Girls' Junior, but the golfing gods were not smiling on her in this bizarre incident.
Down at the GolfPunk Clubhouse we had the Golfzon simulator in action manned, or should that be womaned, by GolfPunk’s very own Golf Nurse Rachael McQueen. But what’s under the bonnet of the Golfzon simulator?
Legend of the game and two–time Major winner, Tony Jacklin firmly backs Par 3 golf as the future of the game, saying the exciting format will “give new life to the game.”
Jordan Spieth has been celebrating his 24th birthday in style, and using the Claret Jug as the ultimate cake stand!
According to reports in The Daily Telegraph, BT is in talks with Augusta to secure the TV rights for The Masters.
BBC Sport has confirmed that it will broadcast live coverage of the US PGA Championship in August across TV, radio and online.
IMG have lost the R&A contract to run The Open golf merchandising shop, which will put a large dent in their corporate wallet, and more money into the R&A’s coffers.
Cristie Kerr shot a bogey–free six–under–par 66 in brutal conditions to take a three–stroke lead after the opening morning at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.
German firm Viewlicity has laid claim to one of golf’s most game-changing technologies – Augmented Reality – with a new product named PuttView.
As Europe’s biggest hitters prepare to descend on Heythrop Park for the climax of the American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championship, the official opening of the Sky Bet book on the Under 45 winner has been announced.
The dust has settled on The Open Championship and now it’s back to basics, with the Porsche European Open at Green Eagle Golf Course in Hamburg. The Golf Spiv searches for the value.
There’s fresh controversy about Jordan Spieth’s drop on the 13th, as a little bird has told us that he dropped it in completely the wrong place.
The final day of the Open Championship is upon us and it looks like a tussle between two men as they aim to lift the Claret Jug.
Here are the final day pairings and tee times for the 146th Open Championship. Today the leaders will be teeing off at 2.30pm, so we should have a winner by 6 pm.
A Twitter poll conducted by TalkSport's Mike Parry and Mike Graham has caused a social media storm after they asked whether or not Andrew "The Beef" Johnston was an inspiration or a clown.
The R&A has announced that 235,000 spectators attended this year’s The Open at Royal Birkdale, making it officially the largest crowd for an Open staged outside of St Andrews.
Prior to hitting a ball at The Open Championship, Jordan Spieth made a brave assessment of the task that faced him.
The Open at Royal Birkdale is up and running and we are loving it! But for all of you GolfPunk's who have made the trip to the unfamiliar seaside town of Southport, we have devised a list of the best places to visit whilst you stay.
Paul Casey celebrates his 40th birthday today on the links of Royal Birkdale. Armed with his new funky new shoes from Nike we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the big day than playing at the Open.
McIlroy was 150/1 following the opening six hole meltdown but all that has changed now.
The Open is accepting mobile payments for the first time this summer. Mastercard is enabling spectators to order and pay for their food and drinks through the Qkr! with Masterpassapp whilst on the course, and they've enlisted Ian Poulter to lead the charge.
Let’s say that you had £10 to put on the winner of the Open Championship? Well, GolfPunk has teamed up with GentingBet and they are giving you the chance to do just that. And the Golf Spiv is here to help.
Henrik Stenson’s rented home for the Open Championship was ransacked by burglars as he took to the course to complete his first round at Royal Birkdale.
The Welshman finds himself in contention for the Claret Jug following a sensational closing two holes at Royal Birkdale.
A record crowd for Royal Birkdale of more than 225,000 spectators are expected to attend The 146th Open this week, making it one of the best ever attended in the history of the Championship.
A lot have things have gone into the Claret Jug in the past but this one is awesome!
The R&A are not allowing ticket holders who leave the venue to be readmitted at this year’s tournament at Royal Birkdale, and it’s causing quite a stir not only in Southport, but in next year’s Open venue Carnoustie.
Two of adidas’ major champions – who have each finished runner–up at The Open Championship – will be ‘Geared For More’ as they seek the second major of their careers.
Two–time Major Champion Bubba Watson is set to add some colour to The 146th Open Championship this week, as he will be the first ever player to use a coloured ball at a Major.
Henrik Stenson has returned the Claret Jug, but at least he managed to do so in some style in a Mercedes–Benz F015. And appropriately enough, the car was driveless.
Open sponsor HSBC has enlisted the support of the current Open Champion Henrik Stenson to help drive participation in golf around the world. And he had a little surprise for a young golf fan.
Justin Rose has returned to Royal Birkdale this week for The Open Championship, the site where he brought home low amateur honours in 1998. adidas is making sure he’s ready.
Southport local Tommy Fleetwood has received some fantastic support after a video was sent out by his former primary school Kew Woods.
Heritage Auctions has announced that a piece of iconic Palmer memorabilia from his 1961 victory at Birkdale will be up for auction.
The BBC has secured the live rights to the US PGA Championship, and will screen all four days of the fourth major championship in a dramatic return to golf.
According to a report in the Financial Times, Twitter is in talks to ‘screen’ the US PGA Championship in the UK, after Sky lost its exclusive broadcast rights to the event.
Bryson DeChambeau, the golf scientist, has won the John Deere Classic in Illinois and with it a place in this week's The Open.
Here are the tee times and pairings for day one of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, and the supergroups to be following.
Spain/s Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied the first hole in a playoff with Englishman Callum Shinkwin to win the Scottish Open, and with it his first European Tour victory in over five and a half years.
President Trump's New Jersey based golf course was selected to host this years U.S. Women's Open back in 2012. At the time, this didn't seem to cause much contention. But it now emerges that threats of legal from the Trump stopped any later thoughts of changing the venue in their tracks.
Golf is hard enough without trying to make it harder. Well, clearly the European Tour didn't think that, as they gave some of the best players in the world left–handed clubs and challenged them to a nearest the pin competition on the 11th hole. Here's the ensuing chaos.
According to a report in the Guardian, Sky Sports has lost the rights to the 2017 US PGA Championship at Quial Hollow.
Rory McIlroy, the world’s No 4, has only gone and missed another cut – his third in four outings. So what’s going wrong?
After Jordan Spieth was crowned champion at the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay, one think was abundantly clear. There would need to be changes to the course if it were ever to stage another major. And now those changes are in hand.
It has been four and a half years since Ian Poulter last won a tournament outright. But, after battling the elements, he has a three–way share of the lead at the Scottish Open.
TaylorMade Golf is launching a range of bags and headcovers inspired by England’s famous flag colours to celebrate the staging of the 2017 Championship.
Titleist has been unveiled as the Official Golf Ball Partner of the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open, a partnership which will see the #1 ball in golf extend its support of women’s golf at all levels of the game.
Here's a fiendish quiz bought to you by our friends at Glencor Golf to get you in the mood for next week's The Open at Birkdale. See how you get on.....
A refreshing blast of change is occurring within the DDF Irish Open, as 2018 will mark the first time Ballyliffin Golf Club will play host to this increasingly high–profile event.
Carly Booth has been talking to The Telegraph’s James Corrigan, and there’s plenty of positive news as she prepares for the US Women’s Open.
The Scottish Open is really the last chance for players to get their game ready ahead of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The Golf Spiv looks under the bonnet to see where the value lies.
Lexi will be styled in Puma’s new AW17 range, released earlier this month, as she tees it up at Trump Beddington in New Jersey.
Lee Westwood has left Chubby Chandler’s ISM management group after 24 years, and made a surprise move to IMG. What on earth is going on?
Here are the tee times and pairings for round one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, and the supergroups to watch out for.
Patrick Reed won the Hero Challenge champion, after defeating Tyrrell Hatton in a tight final at Dundonald Links ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Last year saw The R&A introduce The Open Camping Village providing up to 500 under 25–year old’s and their families with free accommodation. This year The R&A is taking the service they provide for under–25’s to the next level with a bigger and better accommodation offering.
Starting from next Tuesday, you can get a Sky Sports Golf package for just £18 a month as part of a completely new programming package. So that's right in time for The Open....
Emil Rosberg won the UK leg of the Long Drive World Series on Saturday at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club in Windsor, narrowly edging out home favourite Joe Miller in the final to be crowned Long Drive World Series UK champion.
Broke Hill Golf Club has changed the fortunes of an amateur golfer literally dogged by bad luck.
A rail strike is planned for the final day of The Open, so if you are going to be traveling to Royal Birkdale by train, you’d better have a Plan B.
Bernhard Langer has issued a statement with the USGA , following accusations that he is using a banned anchored putting stroke.
Fourteen–year–old Atthaya Thitikul is in contention to become the youngest ever known winner of a professional golf tour event.
Ernie Els was in the Sky Cricket commentary box on day two on the first Test between England and South Africa at Lord's, and this was his frank assessment of his good friend and ex–England cricketer Kevin Pieterson's golf.
Jon Rahm and Daniel Im are tied on -17 under after moving day at the DD Irish Open.
Just as we were bemoaning the fact that there were so few Americans at the DD Irish, one of them pops up and shoots a 64 to take a share of the lead!
Sir Nick Faldo has confirmed he will tee it up at Royal Porthcawl as the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex returns to south Wales from July 27–30.
Rory McIlroy has missed the cut at the DD Irish Open. And it's not for the first time!
Leading innovator of premium golf balls and accessories, OnCore Golf, has announced a new partnership with golf and entertainment brand Long Drive World Series.
It's the third women’s major of the year next week, hard on the heels of the KPMGA PGA Championship, and controversially it will be taking place at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey. And there's at least one player hoping for a Presidential no–show.
Rory McIlroy has done a stellar job with the Irish Open, and the field this year is without a shadow of a doubt the best ever. But where are the Americans?
Rugby World Cup winner and England legend Mike Tindall MBE is the latest sporting star to be added to a line-up of professional golfers and celebrities taking part in this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
Rory McIlroy has revealed how his Manchester City supporting father might just have helped bring Pep Guardiola to the club.
NBC Sports Group has today announced that Jim “Bones” Mackay officially will join the network’s live tournament coverage as an on–course reporter, adding his unique perspective to Golf Channel and NBC’s coverage of The Open, FedExCup Playoffs and Presidents Cup in 2017.
The R&S has announced that the winner of the 144th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale will win $US1.84 million from a total prize fund of $US10.25million.
Rory McIlroy has banned himself from social media after his Twitter row with Steve Elkington.
Irish Open host and defending champion Rory McIlroy has been paired up with world number two Hideki Matsuyama and world number 11 Jon Rahm for the opening round of this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club.
Ian Poulter will be playing The Open after coming T2 at a 36–hole qualifying competition at Woburn.
America’s Kyle Stanley won the Quicken Loans National as he beat Charles Howell III in a playoff, and took home a cheque for $1.3 million for his troubles.
Danielle Kang won the KPMG Women's PGA Championship by a single shot over Canadian Brooke Henderson, to claim her first professional win with a Major title.
The Rory Foundation has announced the winner of their trick shot competition to secure a coverted place at this year's Irish Open Pro–Am.
Footballing legend Alan Shearer is set to join some of the biggest names in golf when he tees it up at the British Masters Pro–Am.
It was an excellent weekend for Martin Laird, as his third place at the Quicken Loans National earned him a handsome $482,800 and a place in The Open.
Hideki Matsuyama has made history by becoming the first Japanese golfer ever to rank second in the world.
There’s good news for golf fans, as reports suggest that Sky Sports will be making changes to its subscription offers.
29–year–old Swede David Lingmerth shot a disappointing three–over par round of 73 after shooting two 65s in the opening two rounds.
After moving day at the KPMG PGA Championship, sitting on top at 10 under par are Chella Choi and Danielle Kang, who have one LPGA victory and no majors between them. But who else is lurking?
Eric Trump, son of the Donald, has officially opened the King Robert the Bruce golf course at Turnberry in South Ayrshire.
Tommy Fleetwood has claimed his second victory of the season in the HNA Open de France. And he's going to be No 15 in the world when the new rankings are released tomorrow.
Cassandra Blaney is a Florida golf pro based at Champions Gate, Orlando. It's as simple as that.
Golf tourism in the Highlands is set for another boost with the staging of the Scottish Hydro Challenge at Spey Valley Golf Club in Aviemore this weekend.
For the first time ever at a European Tour event, spectators will be allowed to take photos on their mobile phones as part of a pilot scheme being trialled by the European Tour at Portstewart next week.
Lexi Thompson has for the first time spoken about her mother Judy's uterine cancer diagnosis at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Olympia Fields.
Golden State Warriors basketball star Steph Curry will be teeing it up at the Ellie Mae Classic in Hayward, California, on a sponsor’s exemption. But not everyone's happy about it.
According to a report in The Times, golfers on the Ladies European Tour are fearful that the organisation is on the brink of collapse after the cancellation of five tournaments this season and the release of worrying financial data.
Two young boys have recreated Jordan Spieth’s celebration, when he holed out from a bunker to win the Travelers Championship. Take it away young fellas.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has further strengthened its support of junior golf participation, with the introduction of its latest charitable initiative that aims to raise more than £50,000 for the Stephen Gallacher Foundation.
When two–time European Tour winner Haotong Li had a paddy and threw his putter into a pond during the first round of the French Open, his mother did the decent thing and went in after it!
It’s major week for the Women’s game as the KPMG PGA Championship hits Olympia Fields. The bookmakers have Lexi Thompson as the favourite for this one but there is plenty of excellent value for outright winners and Each Way bets. Here is who the Spiv has his money on this week.
At GolfPunk we are proud of our Sussex roots, so when we heard that Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine estate will be hosting a PGA EuroPro tournament, sponsored by Nokia, we thought we would share this with you.
There are rumours flying around that the Scottish Open could be held at Trump International Aberdeen in 2019.
Harry Ellis battled back from four holes down with five to play to win the 36–hole final of The 122nd Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s yesterday.
A player taking part in his club’s monthly competition had stopped at the ninth hole when an air ambulance landed on the fairway. But when it took off, the downdraft from its rotor blades blew the payers ball 25ft from the edge of the green and straight into the hole!
England’s Richard Bland turned in the performance of a lifetime to move into a share of the lead after three rounds of the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried yesterday and will play the final round in the company of Sergio Garcia, the Masters champion.
Argentine Andres Romero picked up seven shots in his last ten holes to win the BMW International Open by one shot.
Rory McIlroy just made the cut, but Jason Day is heading home after signing for the wrong score at an eventful day at the Travelers.
We all know that Pep Guardiola loves his golf. But here’s the evidence that he’s actually quite good at it, as he chips in from the rough at a Charity golf day.
Nice work from Rory McIlroy as he makes a fan's dream come true. Noreen Murnane suffered a stroke six years ago, and wanted to meet the man himself. And Rory duly obliged.
Jordan Spieth was making his debut at the TPC River Highlands Course in Connecticut, and he made light work on day one, with eight birdies and a solitary bogey to take a one–shot lead at the Travelers Championship with a 7 under 63.
Poor old Tiger! Melbourne–based artist Lush has created a giant mural of Tiger, which takes its inspiration from Tiger's DUI mugshot.
It's day two at the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried, and there is now a two–way tie at the top of the leaderboard, whilst Sergio and Henrik are knocking on the door.
Ryder Cup stars Thomas Pieters and Ian Poulter are among the latest luminaries confirmed in the star–studded field for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, along with fan favourite Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston.
It was a good weekend for Northern Ireland’s Ricky Elliott, Brooks Koepka’s bagman at the 117th US Open. But what of his plans for his winnings??
According to England Golf, a campaign to get more girls in England playing golf is working.
Icelander Gisli Sveinbergsson set a new course record during yesterday’s first qualifying round at The 122nd Amateur Championship, which is being played at Princes and Royal St George’s.
The 122nd Amateur Championship kicked off yesterday at Prince’s and Royal St George’s. Here’s a brief history of this prestigious event.
With the big three of McIlroy, Johnson and Day all failing to make the cut at the US Open, there has been a clear impact on the TV viewing figures – and it’s not positive.
It was clearly a great weekend for anyone called Brooke or Brooks. First Koepka bags his 1st major then Brooke Henderson claimed her fourth LPGA Tour title at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, and is "Super happy."
Local boy Paul Waring returned to Royal Birkdale today with happy memories of a spectacular week in front of his home supporters when the Southport Links last hosted The Open Championship nine years ago.
Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood are in a four–way tie for the lead at the half way point of the 117th US Open with Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka.
The heavily fancied Jon Rahm knew he had a lot of work to do after a day one four–over–par 76. But it was just not to be!
Here are the tee times and pairings for the Saturday of the 117th US Open.
Rory did not make it to the weekend of the 117th US Open, and his demeanour did not go unnoticed by the 1995 PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington. It was time for a Twitter handbagging.
Dustin Johnson accidentally kicked the ball of his player partner Jordan Spieth, whose drive had come to rest in the rough on the 7th hole. But there was not to be a repeat of last year's dramas.
An advertising blimp has crashed at the US Open at Erin Hills. Spectators watched in horror as the inflatable plunged to the ground in flames.
Spectators at the US Open will be given free bottled water after E Coli was discovered in a public water fountain at Erin Hills.
Bubba Watson will be show–casing a brand new driver at Erin Hills for the 117th US Open, and it is widely rumoured to be the new PING G400 driver.
As Justin Rose gets ready for an attempt at his second US Open title, he has been talking about the similarities between Erin Hills and Merion.
Motocaddy has given players on the PGA EuroPro Tour an extra incentive ahead of its title sponsored ‘Motocaddy Masters,’ event in August by offering a brand new S5 CONNECT electric trolley as a special winning prize.
Paul Casey's phone cover has been creating a bit of a stir at the US Open. And with good reason!
It's finally official. Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the US Open....
From 24th – 28th July, 150 junior golfers will once again descend on Amendoeira Golf Resort in the Algarve for the Oceânico World Kids Golf Championship, but there are still some places available.
Rory McIlroy has laid into the USPGA for cutting heavy rough from four holes just two days before the start of the US Open after complaints from other players.
Beef Johnston and Tyrrell Hatton were out practising at Erin Hills ahead of the 117th US Open. Here's Beef's alternative bunker technique.
A stellar field of Major winners, icons of the game and Tour professionals will participate in the 2017 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club in London on July 23 and 24.
Dustin Johnson has delayed his journey to Erin Hills for one very good reason. Paulina Gretzky, Dustin's fiancee, will be giving birth to the couple's second child today by Caesarean section.
Daniel Berger became the fourth player to successfully defend his title at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis on Sunday.
The U.S Open is finally here and we are in for a treat. Erin Hills looks tough on paper and follows in the USGA’s desire to use the hardest courses in the United States. Here are the Golf Spiv's top value picks.
The rise and rise of The Golf Trust continues, with the news that the charity has achieved official registration with the Charity Commission.
Spain’s Rafael Cabrera Bello posted a 5under 65 to be in a three–way tie for the lead at the St. Jude Classic, with Stewart Cink and Ben Crane after Saturday’s moving day.
Paul Azinger has spoken publically about Tiger Wood’s recent DUI, and he has not minced his words.
16–year–old Noah Goodwin from Corinth Texas has shot a 59, breaking the course record from the tips at Oakmont Country Club.
Paul McGinley believes that Rory McIlroy cannot be considered a US Open contender this week because injury woes have wrecked his preparations.
Lexi Thompson has shot a third–round 67 to take the lead at the Manulife Classic in Canada.
There’s a three–way tie at the top after day two at the FedEx St Jude Classic, with Charl Schwartzel, Chez Reavie and Sebastian Munoz all on nine-under par.
Phil Mickelson will not be playing the 2017 Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, he has confirmed.
It is the first time that the US Open will be played in Wisconsin, and Rickie Fowler will be walking out with a green and yellow golf bag as tribute to the state's Green Bay Packers.
Here are the tee times and pairings for round one of the 117th US Open at Erin Hills, and there are some great supergroups going out there.
Billy Horschel’s putter head fell off during his first round at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, and he had to complete his round with a fairway wood!
Rory McIlroy’s charity, The Rory Foundation, is launching a trick shot contest, and the winner will get to play in the Pro Am at the Irish Open on July 5th at Portstewart Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
adidas Golf athletes will be 'Geared for More' for this year's US Open at Erin Hills, as adidas Golf today announces the athlete scripting to be worn by Dustin Johnson, and Sergio Garcia.
The R&A is introducing “ready golf” to its amateur championships this year, rather than waiting until 2019 as was proposed earlier in 2017.
The feud between Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones Junior has flared up again, after a recent interview in GolfDigest with RTJJ.
World number four Hideki Matsuyama will be teeing it at Portstewart in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Rickie Fowler will be styling each day at the 2017 US Open Championship, dressed head–to–toe in apparel, accessories and footwear from PUMA Golf’s Spring Summer ‘17 Collection.
Padraig Harrington has withdrawn from the FedEx St Jude classic after being hit on the elbow by an amateur he was coaching, which resulted in him needing six stitches.
Here's how Jordan Spieth will be dressed for next week's US Open, and of course he's head to foot in Under Armour.
The longest winning streak in golf will be extended when the first golfers tee it up for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 15, as Titleist celebrates 69 years as the #1 ball at the prestigious Major Championship.
Over 250 people took part in a walk to protest against plans to build a Ryder Cup–standard golf course and massive housing development in Bolton.
Carly Booth, Caroline Hedwall, Meghan MacLaren and Kelsey MacDonald all qualified for the US Women’s Open through Sectional Qualifying at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
Young Tommy Morrissey has advanced in the Drive, Chip & Putt competition for boys ages 7 to 9 this week. Morrissey was born without a right arm–but that’s not stopped him from getting notices by golf fans and Tour players alike for his golfing ability.
Jason Dufner, helped by a poor final round from Daniel Summerhays, fought back to win the Memorial Tournament by three shots, and secure his fifth PGA Tour title.
Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will play the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, despite concerns about a persistent rib injury.
Bubba Watson had to contend with a heckler in the gallery at the Memorial Tournament. On the 18th, Watson made a 19–foot birdie putt and then took a bow aimed at the heckler. This is what Bubba had to say about the incident.
Phil Mickelson will miss the US Open as the tournament clashes with his daughter's graduation.
The golfing gods have been having a laugh, as the wheels came off for Jason Dufner on moving day at Memorial.
Arby’s are turning up the heat on their links with golf, as they are about to become the PGA Tour’s first ever restaurant sponsor. And there's free food for golfers into the bargain.
Golf legend Roberto De Vicenzo has died in his native Argentine at the age of 94.
Phil Mickelson has been ranked number 5 on ESPN's list of the top 100 most popular athletes, with golfers accounting for 11 of the athletes on the list.
Tiger Woods was found "asleep at the wheel" with the engine running when he was arrested, according to US Media reports.
There were some magnificent shots from the BMW at Wentworth last week. It was a truly splendid tournament with an incredible last round finale. Here are the 5 Best...
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the Memorial Tournament that he founded 41 years ago in 1976, Jack Nicklaus had this to say about Tiger Woods.
Englishman Aaron Rai carried his European Challenge Tour form to Walton Heath to win the US Open Championship International Sectional Qualifier and secure a Major Championship debut at Erin Hills next month.
Bernhard Langer has made history by becoming the first player to win all five senior majors.
Chan Kim of the US, Michael Hendry of New Zealand, Adam Bland of Australia and KT Kim of South Korea have earned places in The 146th Open after qualifying at the Mizuno Open in Japan on Sunday.
Beef has qualified for the US Open at Walton Heath, and aced out on the second! Here are all the qualifiers.
Former Ryder Cup Captain, Sam Torrance, has been recognised for his record–breaking European Tour career, as he becomes the latest addition to the exclusive group of Honorary Life Members of the European Tour.
In the final round at the BMW PGA Championship, playing partners Pablo Larrazabal and Haotong Li had a curious little side bet.
Ladies European Tour star Noemi Jimenez will take time out from her busy tournament schedule to help Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa celebrate Women’s Golf Day alongside hundreds of golf venues around the world next month.
Alex Noren pulled out all the stops at the BMW PGA Championship today to win by two shots with a superb course record equalling 62.
Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week's Memorial Tournament in Ohio, leading to fears that he might miss next month's US Open.
The Grove has announced that multiple European Tour winner and former Ryder Cup player, David Howell will be its first golf ambassador.
Here's why Ernie Els called a penalty on himself during the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.
Here's a great little video that the European Tour have released for the BMW PGA Championship. It's Parkour golf as Thomas Pieters' playing partner takes extreme measures to make his tee time.
Billy Horschel bagged a massive win for himself and club manufacturers PXG when he beat Jason Day in a play–off at the Byron Nelson event in Texas.
With four stunning rounds including two 65’s on Thursday and Friday, Lexi Thompson dominated the competition, capturing her eighth career victory at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC. Here's what was in her winning bag.
A Dublin punter got lucky this weekend when he bagged over €40,000 from €15 worth of golf bets.
Sergio Garcia went round the back nine at the Byron Nelson in just 29 shots to move within four shots of leader James Hahn.
It has been an eventful debut season for Gray Murray, but now he has been making the news for the right reasons as he shot a 63 on Friday, and is still in contention at the Bryon Nelson.
Alvaro Quiros has beaten Zander Lombard in a play–off to mark a stunning return to form and win his seventh European Tour title at The Rocco Forte Open –Verdura, Sicily.
Plans for a £240 million plans Ryder Cup–standard golf course and huge housing development in Bolton have been revealed.
Sometimes there are hard choices to make in golf, and Jacksonville University golfer David was faced with one of them. He could either take a two shot penalty or go for a swim.
ECCO shoes have set a challenge to a complete beginner. ‘The Rookie’ has got just six months to take on and beat Thomas Bjorn on the 16th hole of this year’s Made in Denmark.
The United States Postal Service, under the “Have a ball” moniker, is launching a unique series of stamps and golf is in the line up.
One of Watford's senior players missed training before the recent game against Liverpool to play a game of golf, such was the breakdown in his relationship with Walter Mazzarri.
Lexi Thompson parachuted into her Wednesday pro-am ahead of the Kingsmill Championship, much to the consternation of her playing partners.
European Tour Productions and Sky Sports have received recognition for their joint coverage of The 2016 Open Championship, winning the BAFTA in the Sport category.
Off the back of his T2 at The Players Championship, Poults has got involved in a Twitter row with Golf Channel's outspoken Brandel Chamblee.
The only trophy won by Robert ‘Bobby’ Jones still known to be in private hands, is to be sold at Bonhams next Sporting Sale in Edinburgh on Tuesday 23 May. It is estimated at £20,000-30,000.
Si–Woo Kim was a surprise victor at the Players Championship last weekend when he became the tournament’s youngest ever winner, but the 21–year-old now has another challenge to face.
PXG is adding LPGA Tour professional Austin Ernst to its roster of champions.
According to a report in The Guardian, The PGA Tour is parking its tanks on the European Tour’s greens by opening a base in London.
The 21–year–old South Korean, Si–woo Kim, became the youngest person ever to win the Players' Championship, and his victory was a very rewarding one for an Irish punter.
Sawgrass may be famed for its 17th, but the 18th has teeth as well, as India’s Anirban Lahiri found out on Friday to his cost.
Titleist is giving golfers the chance to undergo The Ultimate Fit with unique fitting experiences on the driving range during this year’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
American Golf Pro Clifton McDonald shot a 55–over–par round of 127 in local qualifying for the US Open in Alabama.
Sergio Garcia has aced the 17th at Sawgrass, and become only the 8th player to do so in the Players Championship.
The 2017 PLAYERS Championship kicks off this week and Rickie Fowler will be dressed head–to–toe in apparel, accessories and footwear from PUMA Golf’s Spring Summer ‘17 Collection. Here's what Rickie will be wearing.
The world’s longest drivers will come together later this year to battle it out in golf’s new showpiece – the Long Drive World Series.
India's Sharmila Nicollet has beaten Blair O'Neal to the top spot in a controversial Twitter poll to secure a sponsor's invite at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Danny Willett has split from his caddie and childhood friend, Jonathan Smart, who carried his bag to victory at the 2016 Masters.
John Daly has won the Insperity Invitational to claim his first win in 13 long years, and exactly one year on from making his Champions Tour debut at the same tournament.
The Will Wilcox Story. From boulder-jumping wash-out to jail bird to homeless, to PGA Tour Pro. It's been a hell of a ride for Will Wilcox...
While other sports (cricket, football) have turned themselves inside out in order to 'get contemporary' and relevant to millenials, golf has pretty much plodded along, drifting further away from the good old days when people knew their place and the sun never set without permission first. Anyway, this is what Richie Ramsay had to say...
Patrick Reed had a birdie on the 17th, and then slotted in a two–putt birdie on the 18th for a 5–under 67 to match the low score of a windy third round, and take the lead on moving day in North Carolina.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship has confirmed that Dame Laura Davies and Trish Johnson, will play at Nailcote Hall for the 84th edition of the event for the first time.
John Daly holds a one–stroke lead over Kenny Perry after shooting a seven–under 65 at The Woodlands Country Club in Texas on Saturday, which matched his lowest ever PGA Tour Champions score.
England have crashed out of the inaugural GolfSixes at the quarter–final stage.
Denmark have won the inaugural GolfSixes, beating Australia 3&1.
Andy Sullivan recognised that England had “dodged a bullet” after he and Chris Wood managed to salvaging a draw with India in their first group match at the inaugural GolfSixes.
Will Wilcox calls 4 shot penalty on himself in unusual circumstances. Here's what occured.
Francesco Molinari has taken the halfway lead at the rain-delayed Wells Fargo Championship.
Lamkin Corporation has announced that it has partnered with Winston Products to market and distribute the FLAT CAT® product line. The partnership will bring the Putter Grip of choice of its brand ambassador Justin Rose to the European golf market this spring.
Pornanong Phatlum had a proper bad break during Sunday's final round of the LPGA's Texas Shootout.
It was all over wasn't it? Kevin Kisner needed to hole his eagle shot to save the match....
Alexander Levy underlined his ambition to be the first repeat winner of the Volvo China Open with a blistering opening nine–under–par 63 at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Huairou, Beijing.
Alexander Levy clinched the fourth European Tour title of his career by beating overnight leader Dylan Frittelli in a play-off at the RMB 20 million Volvo China Open in Haiurou, Beijing.
The R&A believe that more than 200,000 fans will attend this year’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.
The PGA Tour has handed out its first slow–play penalty for 22 years during the first round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana.
South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli will take a three–shot lead into the final day of the RMB 20 million Volvo China Open after a flawless third round 64 took him to 19–under at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Huairou, Beijing.
After the news last week that Ian Poulter had lost his PGA Tour card, we look back on some of the magical moments that the Englishman has given us over the years.
After Sergio Garcia recently broke his major hoodoo at the Masters, we think it’s time that we revisited the list of current, active players that are still in search of their first major.
Beef has been treating drinkers at a local New Orleans bar to free putting tips ahead of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. And Beef offered to buy all of The Bulldog Uptown's drinkers a round if anyone could make a putt along the bar floor and into a glass.
Ian Poulter has lost his PGA Tour card after signing for a second round 71 to miss the cut at the Valero Texas Open.
In a make or break week at the Valero Texas Open, Ian Poulter is battling for his PGA Tour career as he slumped to a round of 75, with a missed cut looking increasingly likely.
World Golf Awards has revealed that the five-star La Manga Club resort, will host its Gala Ceremony 2017 at the end of this year.
Television host and golf fan Vernon Kay will co–host the new GolfSixes tournament.
Motocaddy has been announced as the ‘Official Electric Trolley’ of the PGA EuroPro Tour for the twelfth consecutive season.
With a run of 52 holes without a bogey, American Cristie Kerr won the LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey by three shots over three players.
Ian Poulter admitted being "hot under the collar" after struggling with his putter on the final day of the RBC Heritage. He's not lost his Tour card yet, as he has one last chance at the Valero Texas Open.
It's on! Scotland full–back Stuart Hogg takes on European Tour Pro Richie Ramsay... at Murrayfield...
FootJoy has announced details of its 2017 men’s performance spikeless shoe range.
COBRA PUMA Golf have announced the signing of Simon Dyson with immediate effect.
Jon Rahm has confirmed that the will be teeing it up at the Irish Open in Portstewart from 6–9 July, which is the first time Irish golf fans will be able watch this exciting new Spanish star live.
John Daly is being John Daly again!
As Sergio celebrates his first major victory, and a Masters Green Jacket to boot, we look at what was in his winning bag at Augusta National.
A visitor to a Toronto charity shop had a stroke of good fortune when he stumbled upon an original Masters Green Jacket. And now it is up for auction.
Kabooommmm!!!! Here it is, part one of the Carly Booth shoot + Biscuit Tin interview.
Double Major Champion Martin Kaymer will lead the field as the qualification process for The 2018 Ryder Cup gets under way at the D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague from August 31 to September 3.
14–year old Lucy Li has shot a one–under par 71 on the opening day of the ANA Inspiration.
As we reported last week, the R&A signed a media deal with Everton for The Open Championship ahead of the golf tournament’s return to Royal Birkdale in Merseyside this summer. And now it's Man City’s turn.
Gary Woodland withdrew from the WGC–Dell Match Play because his wife had complications with her pregnancy that resulted in the loss of one of their unborn twins.
Bubba Watson will add even more colour to next week's Masters as he's set to play a Green Volvik S4 golf ball at a Major for the first time.
European Tour players Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood have all been given Special Temporary Membership of the U.S. PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.
D.A. Points shot a six–under 66 to win the Puerto Rico Open, but he didn't make it easy for himself. And it was not to be for 'Beef' who was in contention, but finished T10.
Dustin Johnson beat Jon Rahm in the World Match Play final to become the first player to win all four World Golf Championships.
Open Champion Henrik Stenson has confirmed that he will play this year's Scottish Open as a prelude to his Open title defence.
When it comes to the first major of the year, Rickie Fowler will be dressed to the nines each day in apparel from PUMA Golf’s Spring Summer ‘17 Collection.
Here are the winners and losers of the quarter finals of the WGC–Dell Match Play Championships. It's all shaping up nicely for the semi–finals......
Tyrrell Hatton's WGC–Dell Technologies Match Play campaign came to an abrupt end with a nasty two–shot penalty. But at least he's going to The Masters.
it's a Saturday showdown for Phil MIckelson and Mark Leishman in the WGC–Dell Match Play Championship after winning their groups in the round robin stage.
Sergio hits an absolute stinker! You'll be hard pushed to see a worst shot on tour this year.
Adidas have taken inspiration from Augusta National’s legendary pimento–cheese sandwich to launch a limited edition “Crossknit Boost” golf shoe.
PGA Pro Grayson Murray has gone and got himself a new caddy with a difference. He has recruited none other than Playboy model Lindsey Pelas. But there is a catch....
When James Corden & Jimmy Fallon deigned to invite Danny Willet onto their prime time American TV chat shows following his astounding Masters victory, they assumed Danny would say 'what time?', 'how high?' etc. But he didn't. He got on a plane and flew home. And this is why...
The biggest field of professionals in the history of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will gather at The Heritage Golf Club this November for the third outing of a tournament that will also now take up a premier place on the international golf calendar.
ZOOM gloves, the latest innovation from the same company that designs BIG MAX bags and trolleys, have announced that they will be bringing a glove to the game that fits every hand perfectly.
A group of golf fans gathered on Olkon Island by Lake Baikal in Russian for the seventh annual Baikal Ice Golf Tournament.
Shot Scope has announced that both iOS and Android versions of the Shot Scope app are now available to download.
After recently adding the '17 M1 driver and TP5x golf ball to his bag, it was DJ's '17 M1 3HL fairway that he first put in the bag at Riviera that was key for him at Club de Golf Chapultepec's high altitude.
He might have forearms like dinner plates (eh? – Ed) but when it comes to sock puppets, Paul Casey is like putty in Valderrama's hands. If he had any, that is...
European Tour star Thomas Aiken show his fun side by getting Valdy completely hammered at Wentworth...
When Retief Goosen turns up for his photo session with GolfPunk, he’s exactly as you expect him to be – quietly confident.
"I've loved GolfPunk from the start," says Ian. Time for some serious chat down, street style...
Robert Rock answers a series of random and unnecessary questions, revealing how he beat Tiger Woods and why he's the only player on tour who doesn't wear a hat...
Here we go... the first five GolfPunk Top 50 Of All Timers!!!
Jordan Spieth's new Under Armour signature golf shoes –the Spieth One – are available at retail today.
Golf is about to get less stuff and complicated. We think... Golf's Rule Book D-Day is here...here are the proposals
It's the WGC Mexico Championships this week, and the Tour is having to make a big detour from it's usual Florida swing now that Trump's Doral is off the rota. So the PGA hired a charter flight to get the players there!
Eddie Mercx, Hercule Poirot, Audrey Hepburn, Tintin, Enzo Schifo, Plastic Bertrand, Kim Cleisters, George Lemaitre, and, … errm, chocolates! … you Belgians have had a lot to be proud of over the years. And now, you've got a world class golfer Or two) to add to your ranks of the great and the good.
The 2016 John Deere Classic has been voted the PGA TOUR’s Tournament of the Year, and also recevied awards for its social media engagement.
Paul Lawrie, the 48-year-old former Open champion, has joined Chubby Chandler's International Sports Management.
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour has been around for over a decade, and is getting a big shot in the arm with two high profile investors – Woods and Timberland.
The Danish satellite ECCO Tour is returning to PGA Catalunya Resort for the third successive year.
We’ve slept on this one: 6 holes, 16 teams, and a few fireworks. Is this really going to move the dial? Or is there something else going on?
Jose Maria Olazabal was playing in the Allianz Championship in Florida this weekend, and the golfing gods were smiling. Here's a big slice of luck!
American Golf has announced a partnership between itself, the European Tour and Sky Sports which will see four free consumer golf shows launched across the United Kingdom in 2017.
Melissa Reid shot a 6–under 67 on Saturday to take a two–stroke lead over American Angel Jin and Australian Su Oh at the Vic Open, the season–opening event on the Ladies European Tour.
Wowzers. Just wowzers. Bernd Wiesberger just made 9 consecutive birdies at the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpar... meet the man here
Jeunghun Wang has held of the challenge of Jaco Van Zyl and Joakim Lagergren to win the Qatar Masters.
One of Sergio Garcia’s Twitter followers has pulled off a rather strange coup. He's going to be caddying for him!
Jeunghun Wang has opened up a three–shot lead on moving day at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, so it's all change at the top after yesterday's nine–way tie.
It's getting congested at the top of the leaderboard ahead of moving day at the Qatar Masters.
Wale's Bradley Dredge has got off to a cracking start at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, and G-Mac is also out fast.
The European Tour has announced a change to its membership regulations for the 2018 season. And Thomas Bjorn will get an extra wildcard pick.
PUMA Golf has introduced the new DISC collection of golf footwear – a premium, comfortable and stable collection for men, women and juniors, headlined by TITANTOUR IGNITE DISC and TITANTOUR IGNITE Premium DISC.
The PGA Tour has announced a partnership with Twitter to broadcast live coverage on the social media platform for 31 tournaments in 2017. They're getting all modern!
Original GolfPunk Nicki Colsearts has been talking about his experience of playing in the USA, and we totally get it.
Following directly on from winning the Golf Writers' Association Trophy, Henrik Stenson has now landed the big one – European Tour Player of the Year. It's going to be a very happy Christmas down at the Stensons.
Open champion Henrik Stenson has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time.
The European Tour's youngest interviewer, Little Billy, puts some tough questions to fifteen-time winner Thomas Bjorn, and now officially the new European Ryder Cup Captain.
Rory McIlroy has sent a letter to the young man who caught the ball he threw toward the gallery after making an eagle 2 on the 70th hole of the Tour Championship in September.
PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, Spain, proved the perfect platform for European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage. As a player, you don’t want to be there, but it has still impressed them.
Rory McIlroy undertook the toughest interview of his career at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, where the four-time Major Champion met with the European Tour's nine year old reporter Billy on the eve of his defence of the DP World Tour Championship.
PUMA Golf have introduced a junior version of the TITANTOUR IGNITE Hi-Top, worn by Rickie Fowler, and also added two new colourways in the men’s version available February 1st 2017.
Bom Sucesso, one of the latest additions to the European Tour Properties network, has engaged award winning golf course architects European Golf Design (EGD) to renovate the Guardian Bom Sucesso championship course.
Rising star Chelsea Pezzola will be showing off her precocious golf skills as she makes her maiden appearance in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters at Emirates Golf Club in December.
Patrick Reed’s decision to withdraw from last week’s Turkish Airlines Open has had a massive impact on Graeme Storm’s life.
Danny Willett has had an amazing year in golf by winning his first Green Jacket, but the end of season blues have certainly caught up with him, and he’s reported as saying “I don’t really want to be out playing golf.”
Thorbjorn Olesen rallied to claim the Turkish Open title by three shots. But he had to see his seven-stroke overnight lead reduced to just a single shot.
Halloween went off big style last night. Here are the best of the PGA Tour pros efforts...
Big wins for Wilson and Titleist as Padraig Harrington and Justin Thomas win the Portuguese Masters and CIMB Classic this weekend.
Mel Reid gets through to the final of the LPGA Tour School after a top ten finish in the second stage.
Carnoustie Golf Links, a regular host of The Open Championship, has been voted as the best golf course in Scotland in the Scottish Golf Tourism awards.
The fall in sterling is tempting American golf tourists to flock to some of UK and Ireland's top resorts, according to Golfbreaks.com.
Beef met his match this week when he got interviewed by the infamous Billy The Kid.
Rocket attacks in Antalya put Turkish Airlines Open in serious doubt as European Tour investigate.
It's been a record breaking year for holes in one on The European Tour so they have dug through the archives and found ten of the best aces for your further viewing pleasure.
With Tiger claiming his game is "vulnerable" we dig into why he pulled out of the Safeway Open.
Will Tiger Woods make his comeback next week at the Safeway Classic?
We know the Challenge Tour players are good - but are any of them good enough to nail a flopshot into a stack of Bridgestone tyres? FInd out here.
Thomas Pieters has strong ties with the USA. But does that mean he will join the PGA? Here's what Nicolas Colsearts thinks.
It's the Ladies European Tour VS Manchester City in the Etihad Airways Cross Sport Challenge!
Check out Arnie in full flow in this classic footage. It's Arnold Palmer vs Guy Boros!
Check out Charl Schwartzel leaping up the leaderboard with back-to-back eagles!
adidas launch the limited edition Chaska Collection.
The PGA Tour's very own Swingin' Siren, it's Teryn Schaefer
The PGA Tour. Recreated in pancake form. Obviously.
American Golf has announced Ian Hendry and Martin Leo as its first ever Seniors Champions.
TBT. Throwback Thursday for you non tweeters. We take you back to a side of Ernie Els you thought you'd never see! Ernie has an alter ego. His name is Theodore. He sounds like a laugh...
These European Tour stars lined up for electro-shock therapy recently, administered by Dr Darren Clarke, and Professor Thomas Bjorn...
The inaugural Willow Senior Golf Classic, held at Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club, Ware, has been hailed as an overwhelming success after raising over £120,000 for goal keeping legend Bob Wilson's the Willow foundation.
Bridgestone is seriously getting into golf, and was the title sponsorship of its own Bridgestone Challenge golf event in Oxfordshire. Here’s what occurred.
Keepin it Chill with Siren Rachel Connor!
Patrick Reed takes a two shot lead going into the third round of The Barclays, but there's a whole heap of superstars on his tail. Check out the second round highlights from Bethpage Black here...
Part 2 of Valdy's interview with Beef, in which Beef sings a sweary grime song and Valdy gets upset... Plus Tarby, Arbys and the Jamega Tour...
With a year's supply of beer up for grabs, would John Daly pull out all the stops to win?
Just who is Wesley Bryan, the PGA Tour's newest member, and how is he leading the John Deere Classic?
Russell Knox took his second title of the year last night at the Travelers Championship, shooting a final round 68. Check out the highlight.
Jim Furyk has just shot a 58 at the Travelers Championship!!! The crazy thing is he had a putt for a 57!!!
Steve Wheatcroft hit one of the worst shots under pressure ever at the Canadian Open.
Up to 10,000 golf fans are expected to descend upon a prestigious Oxfordshire resort in August, when the resurrection of a high-profile English tournament takes place, courtesy of Bridgestone.
Andew 'Beef' Johnston gives us the MTV Cribs style tour of his modest abode
Europes finest (and some Americans too) take on a 200 yard putt!
Eddie Pepperell has donated his sponsorship money, and 51 kids have been able to join Frilford Heath Golf Club as a direct result of his generosity. Good work Eddie!
Steven Bowditch shot a plus two 72 in the second round of the WGC- Bridgestone Invitational, and got drug tested for his troubles.
Bubba and his wife Angie have donated $250,000 to help the victims of the terrible floods that tore into Greenbrier. He has also pledged to get his hands dirty after the WGC Bridgestone.
Daniel Berger teed it up at the WGC- Bridgestone Invitational, and hit the ball 307 yards down the fairway. Then he retired with a shoulder injury. He was still $50,000 to the better though.
In 1967, four businessmen jointly invested $250,000 to buy Freeway Golf Course, which became the first 18-hole course to be owned by African Americans in the USA. Now this historic course is under threat and up for sale.
Jason Day has announced via Twitter that he will not be playing in the Olympics and, like Rory McIlroy last week, it’s because of the Zika virus.
Here's how the golf world has reacted to England's humiliating defeat against Iceland last night. We're still hidding under the duvet.
The Greenbrier has been canceled due to the horrific flooding that took place this week. But how will that affect The Open?
Welcome aboard Colin Mieczkowski, our new writer. Colin's first commission for GP champions 9-hole golf which could provide the blueprint for golf. After just completing 72 holes in a day for the Longest Day Challenge, we hear you, Col!
TaylorMade have signed two new players for 2016: Jon Rahm and Jordan Niebrugge.
Titleist's brand new driver hits the PGA Tour this week. Say hello to the 917.
Check out this great tribute video tribute to John Daly in celebration of his recent 50th birthday.
A very brave fan lets John Daly grip it and rip it from his mouth. Gulp.....
Victoria Slater is the the girlfriend of the PGA Tour's Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger. She's not too bad with the sticks herself by the looks of things. Oh, and we're not going to lie, her mates are pretty hot too..
Callaway has today announced a quartet of new signings with four top ranked amateurs becoming full Staff Professionals, including Belgian Thomas Detry, currently ranked 7th in the world.
Rickie Fowler is getting ready for Oakmont. And this is what he will be wearing when he tees it up with Danny Willett and Rory McIlroy.
Rory McIlroy has joined the Forbes Top 20 richest athletes list.But how did Tiger get on?
Shane Lowry has decided to defend his WGC Bridgestone Invitational title later this month. This will mean that he will miss out on what could be precious Ryder Cup points.
Phil Mickelson has been playing Oakmont ahead of next week’s US Open, and this is his verdict on the course, and why he is still optimistic.
Rory is getting hitched to Erica Stoll later this year, and the wedding will be in Ireland. This is where they have chosen.
Arnold Palmer is following in Tiger Woods’ footsteps and is writing a new book - “A Life Well Played: My Stories."
This new golf computer game is more Street Fighter 2 than it is PGA Tour '16...
As the second Major of the golf season looms with the US Open kicking off on June 13th, speculation on a potential winner has started. And this is why Sergio is fancied.
Rickie missed another cut at the Memorial by two shots. That makes it three times in his last five starts, and twice in a row for his past two starts. What's going on?
Matthew Fitzpatrick has won his second European Tour title at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club with a three-shot victory at the Nordea Masters.
Jason Day may be another golfer who doesn’t make it to the Olympics this year over fears of the Zika virus. Here's what he had to say at Muirfield Village in the run up to the Memorial tournament.
Nicolas Colsaert’s recent good form has continued as he briefly joined Matthew Fitzpatrick at the top of the leaderboard midway through the third round of the Nordea Masters at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club.
Tiger Woods has added his own tribute to Muhammad Ali through social media. This is what he had to say.
Someone at the PGA is having a laugh at The Trump’s expense. And Trump is not amused!
All the best moments from the BMW PGA Championship
Callaway Apparel is showcasing its Spring Summer 2016 collection at The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next week. Here's a sneak preview of what their players will be wearing.
On a day that The Stadium Course bit back, we had five putts, lake balls, and a sensational 65 from Ken Duke. Here's the Top Ten best and worst moments from the day's play.
Ryder Cup legend Christy O’Connor Senior died peacefully in hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning, aged 91. We look back at his long life.
"Duck Dynasty" star Boo Weekley suggested earlier this year that PGA Tour executives wanted him to shave his famous “Santa Claus” beard. But here’s the real reason why he got the clippers out.
There was some cracking golf played last night at the Players Championship. Jason Day shot a 63, but he wasn't the only one on fire last night. But there were some absolute shockers hit too mind. Here are the ten best and worst shots from day one...
Keegan Bradley said that he felt he was on the right track. “I feel better than ever. I really do,” Bradley said after a practice round for his sixth appearance at The Players Championship. “I know I’ll turn the corner.”
Jeunghun Wang has joined International Sports Management as he enters the most exciting phase of his young career. It's another signing coup for Chubby Chandler.
During Monday's practice round at TPC Sawgrass, Greg Owen was walking off the 16th green when he saw a blue jay fall out of a tree and land in the pond.
German Hendrik Almstadt joined Aston Villa from Arsenal to become the club’s first ever Sporting Director in July of last year. Then he got the push after Villa's disasterous season. But now he's back - at The European Tour.
The ISPS HANDA Pressure Putt Showdown will feature players with celebrity partners, competing for a £10,000 prize, which will go to charity.
Palmetto Golf Club has reinstated Kevin Kisner who had been suspended for making a Vice Sports video featuring drinking, gambling and golf cart racing.
World No. 3-ranked Rory McIlroy, No. 4 Bubba Watson and No. 8 Dustin Johnson will start the first round at No. 1, at 1:58 p.m., and the second round at No. 10, at 8:43 p.m. Here are the othe supergroups.
Here's what Rickie Fowler will be wearing at TPC Sawgrass. And it's all goood.
This week’s episode of Season Pass is now available with all the best bits from the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.
PGA Tour: James Hahn won in a playoff at the Wells Fargo. Amazing considering he had missed the last 8 cuts! European Tour: Jeunghun Wang wins Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.
Becoming a professional golfer takes blood, sweat, and tears. As well as cold hard cash. Our new Swingin’ Siren Stephanie Smith is trying to crowd fund her way on to the LET next year.
John Daly turned 50 last week, and ahead of his PGA Tour Champions debut, his birthday may already have yielded a dividend. Here’s why.
These two videos might make you rethink your course strategy...
Brian Stuard has won the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic, which had a Monday finish. He held on to claim his maiden PGA Tour victory in a three-way playoff.
Jamie Lovemark and Jhonattan Vegas were sharing the lead at the Zurich Classic when play on the second day was suspended because of darkness.
On an eventful moving day Dane Lucas Bjerregaard shares the lead with Venezuelan Felipe Aguilar. But there is a strong chasing pack at Topwin Golf and Country Club.
Check out last night's highlights at the Valero Texas Open.
Soomin Lee, Alexander Levy and Lee Slattery share the lead as the Shenzhen International goes into a fifth day at Genzon Golf Club.
Here's a lovely long putt from Brandon Steele on Day 2 of the rain delayed Valero Texan Open. He finished the day one shot ahead of Charley Hoffman.
Here are the day three highlights from the RBC Heritage. Luke Donald now leads by a single shot over Jason Kokrak.
The World Golf Scramble is a 4 Person Scramble competition where amateur golfers from around the world buy-in directly to the World Championships in Las Vegas to compete for the world title and share of the progressive purse. Here's how you can join in.
Tight at the top at the Shell Houston Open and there's still one spot at the Masters up for grabs...
The land for what was meant to be the first ever Tiger Woods designed course in the USA is now back on the market, and it could be yours for $24 million.
Our Swingin’ Siren Paige Spiranac had another tough day at her new office, shooting a second round 79 to miss the cut at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. “At the moment, the clubs are going in the water.”
Jason Day went wire to wire last night, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one shot from Kevin Chappell. His 70 around Bay Hill was his eighth PGA Tour title.
Check out the new hi tech, groovy, and consistant Nike Method Origin Putter, as used by Rory McIlroy on tour!
Sharmila Nicollet is India's hottest golfer there's no doubt about that. But is she the world's hottest golfer? You'd be hard pressed to come up with a counter argument...
MasterCard is bringing the future of commerce to life with virtual and augmented reality commerce experiences and payment-enabled wearables at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard (API) in Orlando, FL.
Livin' the life out east... what's not to like?
The never eagerly anticipated Grand Slam of Golf has thankfully been culled by the PGA of America. We will no longer have the dubious pleasure of watching already wealthy tour pros play out a feeble exhibition match for an extraordinary amount of cash (even 4th place got $300k!!). PLUS Amazing gallery of every Grand Slam line up.
The Spiv has been in the money two of the last three weeks. He's found some tremendous value this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational...
Charl Schwartzel roars back from five behind to win Valspar. Watch how he pulled it off right here!!
Miguel Angel Jimenez is often called the coolest or most interesting man in golf. Poppycock. He's the biggest berk in the game, and we couldn't love him more for it.
68-year old Tim Finchem, the commissioner of the PGA Tour, has again raised the idea of one organisation to control professional golf in the US and Europe. But Keith Pelley's having none of it.
We wrote about Steven Bowditch’s final round last night, where he shot a plus 12 to finish 37 over for the tournament, but just how poor a performance it was is just sinking in.
Victor Dubuisson had a full on meltdown last night at the WGC Cadillac. It can't have been that bad, he still managed to shoot a 72...
Here's the final day video wrap from the WGC-Cadillac at the Blue Monster in Doral. Enjoy.
The International Golf Club London (ICG London) is launching an exciting opportunity for golfers to play competitive events at championship courses in the south-east region. Here's how.
Sergio has thrown a bit of a Twitter wobbly after the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee said he had a bad attitude after an outburst of temper at this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.
Adam Scott and the Zimmer frame putter? It’s yesterday’s news. We have all moved on. This was a back-to-back win for Scott, who started with a very bad back nine, which would have destroyed a lesser player.
“They look like a blade, they play like a cavity back, and they have a sweetspot the size of Texas.” That’s how Bob Parsons describes his PXG 0311 irons. But as great as they are, when you sign up a tour staff, they want clubs a little bit different to the rest of us.
Behind the scenes at the Perth International including everything from Victor Dubuisson and a Koala to Brett Rumford having his appendix out.
Adam Scott shot a 66 last night to take a share of the lead last night with Sergio Garcia at the Honda Classic last night. Sounds great. Except he threw a quadruple bogey in there.
The Honda Classic GolfPunk Fantasy League Challenge. Picture of ducks taken yesterday by the 3rd green by Getty's Dave Cannon. Lovely stuff...
So who should you be looking out for this week? Here’s my top five to do well this week at the Honda Classic.
Padraig Harrington's elder brother was one of the winners at the grand final of the 2015 Morocco Matchplay. Clearly he's another chip off the same block for sure.
Jordan Spieth had a shocker last night, shooting his worst ever first round in a tournament (79), and amazingly missing eight putts from inside 10 feet at the Northern Trust Open.
This week at the Tshwane Open, watch players get their kit off in South Africa, Zander Lombard’s amazing recovery from a nasty injury and Nico Colsaerts’ late-night driving range practice from his hotel room!
Never been seen in the same room.... European Tour Chief Keith Pelley & Brains from Thunderbirds... Is this development good news for the European Tour?
Charl Schwartzel has won his 11th European Tour title at the Tshwane Open, with a massively comfortable, no-drama, eight shot victory. And with the victory won a magnificent 'teaball' device, designed for a giant.
Danny Willett sank a birdie putt from 15 feet on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by a single shot.
The Ladies European Tour (LET) has announced a new two-year sponsorship deal with Srixon Sports Europe, in another good move forwards for the tour.
All the best bits from the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters last week where Branden Grace defended his title and secured his seventh European Tour win. Featuring this week are Sergio’s jig on the green, agonising hole in one misses, Thomas Pieters’ dodgy haircut and a revealing interview from Alex Levy...
It was Irishman Paul Dunne’s PGA Tour debut last weekend at the Farmers Insurance on a wind blown Torrey Pines. So how did the rookie get on?
It's the Omega Dubai Desert Classic this week, and the Spiv as done his homework. Checkout the best ways to earn some cash this week by following his top tips.
Ha Na Jang has made LPGA history by recording the tour's first-ever hole-in-one on a par 4! Watch it here.
Nike Golf has announced the addition of Australian athlete Ryan Ruffels to its talent roster. Ruffels, who will represent the brand head to toe, will have his first ever PGA Tour start at the Farmers Insurance Open this week.
Topgolf have bought sports gaming company World Golf Tour (WGT), to create what they believe to be the world’s largest digital golf audience.
Jason Dufner has secured his fourth PGA Tour title with a win at the 'CareerBuilder Challenge, held in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.’ We used to know it as the Bob Hope Classic, but now it has become the longest title in golf. We digress.
It has been reported by #Thesecrettourpro that Dustin Johnson has turned down $2.5 million to play in the Dubai Desert Classic. And the reason?
Seven Majors and a penchant for straw hats. We give you Slammin’ Sam...
There has been another small step forwards for golf, as at last week's EurAsia Cup Darren Clarke – the Victorious Captain – managed to persuade the powers that be to let his players wear shorts.
The PGA Tour is trying to organize a test event for the new Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro. But the Tour is struggling to find anyone who has time in their already hectic schedules. But they have to do it. Can they pull it off?
EA Sports have announced that the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West will be the new free course for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, and it’s arriving this week.
Unheralded Argentinian Fabian Gomez won the Sony Open last night, beating arguably the best putter in the game (not called Jordan) Brandt Snedeker at the second extra playoff hole. His second PGA Tour win, this takes Gomez to 55 in the world rankings, and he's seriously eyeing up an Olympics spot this summer.
Swedish apparel brand, Oscar Jacobson has signed 22-year old Englishman Callum Shinkwin.
Vijay Singh showed that age is just a number as he shot seven under at the Sony Open last night to be part of a five way tie at the top of the leader board at Waialae CC, Hawaii.
If anyone was going to suffer with the banning of the broom handle putter, it was always going to be Tim Clark. A pro who has never used a short putter due to a physical complaint, and a vocal opponent to the ban, Clark isn’t going to let this stop him from playing on the PGA Tour.
30 under. Eight clear of the field. Seven wins by the age of 23. Jordan Spieth is that damn good, and he's going nowhere. And when I say nowhere, I don't obviously mean he's not going anywhere. I mean, well, you know...
FootJoy are again looking to be the dominant force in golf shoes on the European Tour, as it has been confirmed that 65 per cent of players wore its footwear, and 39 per cent wore its gloves last year when competing in the circuit’s differing climates.
'Heir' Jordan Spieth took it deep on Saturday to extend his lead to five shots at the Hyundai Tournament of champions with a third round 65, nearly making an albatross on the 18th.
Jordan Spieth is still bogey free in 2015. So am I, by the way. But that might have more to do with the fact the bloody golf course is still waterlogged. Spieth leads by four from Fabian Gomez, Kevin Kisner and first round leader Patrick Reed
Emiliano Grillo knocked a great 406 yard drive down the middle of the fairway at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Thursday, only to find that it had rolled into a really bad divot. He took to Twitter to protest.
Shane Lowry's miracle wedge shot on the final hole of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational has been named 2015 European Tour Shot of the Year presented by Emirates.
It’s going to be quite a month for golf in January with a total of nine events to be enjoyed.
Etihad Airways is set to become the Official Airline of the Ladies European Tour in 2016, taking over sponsorship of Europe’s leading women’s professional golf tour.
Carly Booth, our resident Golf Nurse battled back to a one over 73 at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters to sit seven shots shy of the lead. Liz Young and Carmen Alonso hold the lead after both shooting 66 in their first rounds at the Emirates Golf Club to sit at six under.
Helping The Gravy & Bunching Arse this week...
Tiger seems to have cheered back up again. We all know you have bad days when your recovering from something, and it seems like his rehab, or lack of it, nerve surgery was getting to Tiger woods. And he made it clear he isn’t calling it a day just yet while being interviewed by the NBC golf commentary team.
This is a great little video that the European Tour has put together. You can watch Rory's final round of the year at the DP World Tour Championship in just ten minutes flat.
Charl Schwartzel won his fourth Alfred Dunhill Championship title when he finished 15 under par in South Africa on Sunday. This was also his 10th victory on the European Tour, six of which have been in his native South Africa.
From Danny Willet inviting us round his house to getting wiped out by 'the lurgy', what's 'Helped GolfPunk's Gravy' and 'Bunched Arse' this week...
It’s the Sunday driver, where we find you a driver that you may never have heard of but that won't stop it from being a rocket launcher. This week we take the PXG 0811, the first driver from the super ambitious golf equipment startup.
Magnificent McIlroy becomes European Number One in style. He's won the DP Championship and the Race to Dubai. And here's now.
We are glad to hear that Andy Sullivan has taken nothing but positives from his week in Dubai at the DP Championship Tournament. He had led after all the first three rounds, but could not withstand Rory’s final day charge. Here's his take on his week in the office.
Here's the video put together by the European Tour to celebrate Ivor Robson's departure. It's great fun. Enjoy!
To our great disappointment, Paul Casey has decided not to rejoin the European Tour. So he won’t be coming to Hazeltine for the Ryder Cup. Boo hoo!
Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No...It's Super Sullivan in Dubai.
Forget Alliss, Longhurst, or the Colonel. McCord, Miller, and Feherty don’t get a look in either. No, Ivor “on the tee” Robson is the true voice of golf. Robson has been the European Tour starter for the past 37 years, and Open starter for 41. And this weeks DP World Tour Championships is his final event.
Ian Poulter, Danny Willett, and Anirban Lahiri got to play out every three year old boys fantasy, get their hi-vis on, and got to go and play in a crane at DP World, the worlds busiest port, and title sponsor of the DP World Tour Championships.
Kingsbarns Golf Links has, for the second successive year, been recognised with a major hospitality and tourism award.
Sergio Garcia has ducked out of the Race to Dubai finals. With no claims of illness, tiredness, or scheduling issue, it’s safe to assume he simply doesn’t fancy it. But who’s the lucky bugger who’s going to get his spot?
Thai golfing legend Thongchai Jaidee shot a 66 to take the lead at the BMW Masters. The former Paratrooper is one shot in front of Bjerregaard, Byeong-hun An and Sergio Garcia at the Lake Malaren Golf Club.
It’s a blast from the past as Justin Leonard took the first round in the PGA Tour's OHL Classic. While he’s only 43, it feels like an age since we last saw former Open winner Leonard on the top of a leaderboard (it's been 2 years), but after a six under first round, that’s where he is sharing the lead with Aaron Baddeley, Shawn Stefani, and Derek Fathauer.
Cruel School: The 40-Year History of Golf’s European Tour Q School is new book that’s going to be published next month to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of golf’s most compelling tournaments.
A Quick LIvener: #HelpTheGravy #BunchOfArse
As well as four new sets of irons and two awesome hybrid clubs, Titleist have also launched these tour inspired driving irons. While not designed for everyone, for the right player these will be a godsend.
Ohhh, mannn,... I got the munchies real bad... where's the cart girl?! On 9th November, Matt Enos is launching the Fore Twenty “Harvest” Tournament, an event designed to get ‘cannabusiness professionals’ out networking on the golf course.
The Shriners Open was won by our new favourite name in golf, Smylie Kaufman. The 23 year old with the Happy Gilmore-esque name shot a ridiculous 61 final round to post an early number that nobody else could match.
The PGA Tour's Takeaway takes you through the top shots and stories from round 3 in Vegas including Alex Cejka's ace and Rickie Fowler (again) smashing it on Par 4s with his new driver...
The leading group going into the weekend in Hong Kong saw a David and Goliath type match up. The Dane, Bjerregaard took the money with a 63, one shot better than Englishman Rose. They both go into the final day of the final full field tournament of the 2015 European Tour schedule, sharing the lead at 14-under.
What do you do when your European Tour membership is under threat and your Ryder Cup chances are in jeopardy?
Watch the video of Michelle Wie sampling the local cuisine whilst in South Korea on the LPGA tour!
So what's he like? And Sullivan has been blazing it up in Portugal by day, and being very funny at night, taking the GP Biscuit Tin Challenge...
Taylor Swift hits fan in face with golf club - and she liked it!
So we’ve hit it. The new TaylorMade M1 Driver. A monochrome bomber. TaylorMade are sure this will be the number one driver on tour at the BMW Championship in its first week out there. After hitting it we know why they're so confident. We got to hit the 430, and the 460 heads, and they are both belters.
According to new European Tour C.E.O Keith Pelley, Paul Casey ‘would love’ to play in Europe again. Casey has been focusing on the PGA Tour, and as a result has climbed from 75 to 23 in the World rankings. But the big drawback is that since he resigned from the European Tour he has become ineligible for selection to the Ryder Cup. And he loves Ryder Cup.......
The internationally renowned Mount Juliet Estate becomes the 16th member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network with the announcement of the Irish venue as a European Tour Destination.
Roll up, roll up. Here are the final day pairings and tee times for the Tour Championship. Final grouping is Stenson and Spieth. That has to be worth a watch!
Graeme Storm took Thongchai Jaidee to the wire at the Porsche European Open, missing out by one shot to the 45 year old Thai player. Both players shot a final round 67, but a bogey on the 17th, Storm’s only dropped shot over the weekend, proved decisive."
GP favourite Bernd Wiesberger took the lead at the Porsche European Open, shooting a flawless first round 64. The world number 30, and top ranked player in the field shares top spot with Benjamin Hebert at Bad Griesbach Golf Resort.
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, USA 6th hole Par 3 212 yards
While Nicky C didn’t manage to keep the lead going into round two of the italian Open, Scandanavians Jens Fahrbring and Lucas Bjerregaard zoom to the front at Monza. Fahbring shot a 64 with nine birdies, while his playing partner Bjerregaard put a 65 together, with five birdies and an opening eagle at the first.
Blimey - now it's getting really complicated. BUT NEVER FEAR - we've figured it out and made it way easy to understand. We've even got a table and everything!
Soren Kjeldson holds a one shot lead at the halfway stage of the KLM Open as the incredibly low scores kept coming on day 2.
I remember the first pair of MyJoys I ever had. Black with a baby blue saddle, they had a skull and crossbones on one shoe, and MDK on the other. Murder, Death, Kill, it’s not the greatest swing thought but it worked for me at the time. But I digress. FootJoy have updated the MyJoys site with some new shoe options.
We already know there's a loophole, where it's not important for all the players to play every FedExCup event. Yet we thought that with his lack of game time, Rory would come in and have played all four events. He didn't play The Barclays though. And we think we've figured out why.
The Golf Nurse is back with a photo shoot that caused tremors from Mauritius to Manchester... Plus Part 2 of her Biscuit Tin Interview
We've been watching a lot of Robert Streb recently. He's been bubbling under for a while, so we decided to have a look at his journey so far. Read on.....
Jason Day has been putting the lights out with his custom Taylormade Itsy Bitsy Spider this season. If you watched The Barclays he holed a couple of monsters, including walking in this beauty...
Someone who really caught our eye this weekend at The Barclays from Plainfield Country Club was one Zac Blair. He finished tied 4th with Zach Johnson on -10 and nine shots off the winner Jason Day.
It was Thomas Pieters maiden victory at the D+D Real Czech Masters this weekend, when he secured a three shot victory over Pelle Edberg at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague. Here's his backstory, and why we think we will be seeing a lot more of him.
We only saw this late today on Twitter, and it certainly got our curiosity. Who was Dicky Pride, and what was his scrawled piece of paper all about? We loved it, retweeted it, and promised that we’d keep an eye on developments.
So we've switched the golf on, and this is the first thing we see. Brian Harman take a bow son. With odds of 67 million to one, the left hander just nailed this hybrid on the 14th hole at The Barclays for his second hole in one of the round.
Big bombing Thomas Pieters became only the third Belgian to win on the European Tour, taking the D+D REAL Czech Masters. Despite a double bogey on the front nine Pieters romped to a three shot victory over Pelle Edberg at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague.
Jason Day won the Barclays in an absolute procession, his 19 under par score was six shots better than second placed Henrik Stenson. The Australian golfer has continued his form from the PGA Championship and was in a different league to the rest of the field as he took his fourth title of the season.
It was Bubba Watson’s day at the Barclays yesterday, as he shot a 2 under 68 to add to his opening day 65. Going into moving day, Bubba leads Henrik Stenson, Tony Finau, Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner by a single shot.
Looks like we are in for a treat tomorrow on the final day of the Czech Masters. Final pairing of Thorbjorn Olesen, Thomas Pieters and Pelle Edberg will make for great viewing. Only Thorbjorn has won yet on tour. Will that help him get over the line - again?
David Horsey starts the final round of the Made in Denmark one clear of Terry Pilkadaris. At one point Horsey held a seven shot lead, but three back nine bogies, coupled with Pilkadaris shooting a sensational 65, has so far stopped this from being a runaway procession.
Last night Tiger Woods shot his best round in 749 days. His seven birdie 64 at the Wyndham Championship was his lowest round since the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
On the quiet Maximilian Kieefer is having one of the best seasons on the European Tour. At this point the 25 year old from Germany has not missed a cut, with highlights being his resultts at the Nordea Masters and the Dubuai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by Rory McIlroy. In total he's had four top tens this season, and currenty lies in 46th place on the Race to Dubai.
Irish eyes were smiling on a thrilling final day of action at the Bridgestone International, and after several twists and turns a surprising winner came out on top. With over night leaders Jim Furyk and Justin Rose struggling to final round 72’s, it was left to Ireland's Shane Lowry to pick up the victory, with a final round of 66 at Firestone Country Club South.
So Shane Lowry shot an awesome 66 final round to win the Bridgestone Invitational. Srixon sponsored, he uses the companies irons, fairways, and balls plus sister company Cleveland's 588 wedges.
George Coetzee achieves a lifetime ambition by finally getting an audience with his favourite Golf head cover sock puppet, Valderrama. And when they met it was muydaahh....
“The John Daly of Asia”, the hugely impressive Kiradech Aphibarnrat from Thailand held his nerve against Swede Robert Karlsson this afternoon to win the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play at Murcar Links Golf Club, Aberdeen.
In fantastic form, Michael Hoey booked his place in the quarterfinals of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play on Saturday morning.
Marc Warren slam-dunked his approach on the 19th to edge out Tyrell Hatton, but David Howell looked the best player on the course in the afternoon session of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play.
Tiger finishes the first round 3-under and five behind the leaders in the low scoring conditions in Virginia. Andy Sullivan is top Brit at 6-under.
The father of Billy Hurley III has been found in Texas after his family reported he had been missing for more than a week.
Day 2 saw the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play lose its tournament host Paul Lawrie to fellow Scot Chris Doak on a blustery day in Aberdeen.
Rickie was finishing on his 18th, the 9th hole at the Quicken Loans National. This is how you finish a round...
PXG? Never heard of them? You will do. The brainchild of billionaire Bob Parsons, Parsons Extreme Golf are an awesome new brand out of Arizona, and we got the excluisve UK first hit...
Lightning struck for Bernd Wiesberger as he captured his third European Tour title, blitzing the field with a final round 65 in the Alstom Open de France.
While Brian Harmon may have taken the lead last night at The Travelers Championship, it was our man Paul Casey who flew up the leaderboard with a stunning 64.
So Bubba Watson has had just 53 putts in two rounds at the Travlelers Championship.
This GO Golf Pro model as worn by Monty and US Ryder Cup player Matt Kuchar is Skecher's first tour level golf shoe.
GolfPunk Columnist, and former European Tour Chief himself, Ken Schofield CBE on the appointment of a new Chief for the European Tour
Srixon are back with a bang for 2015. The long irons in the set feature tungsten weights in the toe, moving the sweet spot to the centre of the face for more forgiveness.
Valdy comes face to face with one of his heroes, Ryder Cup Captain & Player legend Mr Paul McGinley for a chat about punk rock, narrow fairways and football...