Nov 21st, 2015
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!
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!
It's the news we have all been waiting for this side of the pond. European Tour golf is to return with the first tournament in a six week 'UK Swing' kicking off with the Betfred British Masters hosted by Lee Westwood, which will take place between 22nd and 25th July – a week earlier than originally scheduled. Dates have also been announced for four Rolex Series events including the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.
The PGA Tour will kick off on 11 June with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas. However, players and caddies returning to the USA for the tour face the headache of 14 days in isolation due to the strict quarantine rules in place in the USA.
The LPGA announced its revised calendar for 2020 on Wednesday with a planned return to play at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Michigan on 15th July. There will also be more cash available due to increases in the purses for many of the events. Players will compete for an average of nearly $2.7 million per event.
As the Coronavirus crisis rumbles on golf tours facing an uncertain future. Every week that passes means that both the PGA Tour and European Tour are losing millions in TV and sponsorship revenues. The Americans have a plan for survival but their European counterparts face the perfect storm of challenges that threaten the existence of the European Tour itself.
The European Tour today confirmed the cancellation of the BMW International Open and the Open de France and the postponement of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, a Rolex Series event, due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). At the same time, the PGA Tour announced its plans to resume the 2019-20 season with the Charles Schwab Challenge between 11th and 14th June.
Golfers on the European Tour have come together to record a message to encourage everyone across the world to follow the World Health Organisation’s guidelines amid the coronavirus outbreak, reinforcing the #STAYATHOME message.
PGA TOUR has announced an expansive media rights deal that brings in ESPN with its streaming services alongside incumbent broadcasters CBS and NBC. The deal aims to increase the reach with more video content reaching a broader audience.
Surely the least contentious and well-deserved award for 2019 was Jon Rahm being voted the Seve Ballesteros Award as the 2019 European Tour Players' Player of the Year, after a spectacular campaign which included two Rolex Series titles, another victory on home soil and culminated in him being crowned the Race to Dubai Champion.
Ok as nobody else seems to be doing it, I am going to come out and defend the seemingly indefensible, or at the very worst add a bit of perspective. Hank Hainey made a pretty unwise statement and was clearly mistaken in taking what might be described as ‘locker room humour’ to the airways. But, was he being ‘racist, xenophobic, and sexist’ as stated by the PGA Tour’s lawyers?
It looks like the PGA Tour are moving to close down the debate on the Patrick Reed saga. Rumours have it that Cameron Smith has been admonished by the PGA Tour for his outspoken comments on Patrick Reed's behaviour at the Hero World Challenge.
The European Tour has a real headache on its hands following Iran’s recent threats to "destroy" parts of the United Arab Emirates if there is retaliation after the attacks they launched on Iraq in reprisal for the US killing of Qassem Soleimani.
The gods were smiling on Justin Thomas in Hawaii on Sunday. Two clear, with three to go it looked like he had the Tournament of Champions in the bag. However, two sloppy bogies in his last three holes saw him have to win a play-off against Patrick Reed and defending champion Xander Schauffele.
The FootJoy folk never seem to stand still and the latest iteration is the Tour X which seeks to combine all that was good from previous tried and tested FootJoy models. The new Tour X has been born from the synthesis of 3 Tour-proven models, the DNA, Tour-S and Fury.
Paul Casey has moves up to 14th in the world following his victory at the European Open in Hamburg. The Englishman shot a bogey free 66 that took him to 14 under and squeezed out Scotland’s Robert Macintyre, Austria’s Matthias Schwab and home hope Bernd Ritthammer by one-stroke.
There was lots of concern that the new format of the Tour Championship was going to result in the FedEx Cup leader running away with things and there being a lack of drama at East Lake Golf Club over the last big weekend for the PGA Tour. Well things didn’t really work out like that as Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka all start day two tied on 10 under with Rory just one behind.
The finale of the PGA Tour season is upon us and already we have a leaderboard in the race for that crazy payout of $15 million to the winner. Thirty men, honourable and true, will tee it up at the East Lake Golf Club just outside Atlanta with dollar signs in their eyes. Justin Thomas already leads by two, crazy we know but then again, the whole thing is.
The 25th anniversary edition of the RMB 20 million Volvo China Open will once again be tri-sanctioned by the China Golf Association and the European and Asian Tours when the tournament is staged at The Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen from May 2-5.v
One of Europe’s most high-profile golfers Paul Lawrie OBE will be taking part in this year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.
Laguna Golf Phuket will become the first golf course to host a PGA TOUR Series-China event outside of mainland China when it hosts the Tour’s third and final Global Qualifying Tournament from March 5-8.
With the new SX500 growing in popularity among tour players, SkyCaddie’s top mapper is heading to this season’s Staysure Tour venues in Europe to ensure that all course measurements are up to date.
The inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship will be hosted at the stunning Trevose Golf Club, on the North Cornwall Coast this coming June (20th - 23rd). Here's a little taste of what to expect on this stunning course.
Patrick Reed has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Masters Tournament victory last year. Or was it his sterling work in destabilising the USA Ryder Cup team in Paris...
It takes a lot for Tiger Woods to turn down a massive appearance fee (reportedly north of $6m) and a free yacht, but that's what happened recently when the European Tour came knocking with an invite to the Saudi International, the country's first professional significant golf tournament.
Galvin Green has boosted the line-up of global ambassadors for the 2019 season with the addition of proven Tour winners to wear its premium apparel.
Tired of being asked to take part in ‘viral’ videos by ‘media types’, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee.
Following the signing of American star Gary Woodland to its Tour Advisory Staff last week, Wilson Golf has confirmed its line-up for the 2019 European Tour, mixing young and upcoming talent with established Tour winners and Major champions.
Happy New Year to all GolfPunk followers. Just the one event this week in Hawaii, it’s a small but select field in which I do fear the two favourites, DustinJohnson and Jon Rahm the biggest hitters in the field but with wind forecast I think and hope there is value to be had elsewhere??? 9 points risked.
23-year-old Bronte Law has broken a Ladies European Tour record by holing nine straight birdies in the Lalla Aicha Tour School event in Morocco.
Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for fans around the world.
Aaron Rai beat Matthew Fitzpatrick to clinch the season-opening Honma Hong Kong Open. The three-time Challenge Tour winner wore his signature MacWet Golf Gloves on both hands throughout all rounds.
The brand-new Staysure Tour event from Champions (UK) plc, the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship, will be taking place at Trevose Golf and Country Club, in Padstow, Cornwall, between 20-23 June 2019. Here's the trailer for this new event on the stunning Cornish coast.
PGA Tour and Vijay Singh have announced an end to the lawsuit involving VJ’s anti-doping suspension, with a joint statement.
As the 2018 European Tour season concluded in Dubai, Titleist golf ball loyalist Francesco Molinari claimed the Race to Dubai title, rounding-off another year of success for the #1 ball in golf.
COBRA PUMA GOLF Athlete Lexi Thompson ended the 2018 season on a high note, atop the leaderboard of the CME Group Tour Championship, capturing her 10th career victory. With this win, Thompson is projected to move to number two in the world.
Team Galvin Green will have two new members on the European Tour next season following Guido Migliozzi and Ivan Cantero earning their Tour Cards this week at the final stage of Q-School.
So close last weekend with Danny Lee 109/1 and J J Spaun 76/1 finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Mayakoba Classic In Mexico to Matt Kuchar! Two events this week, the DP world Tour Championship and the RSM Classic.
Adri Arnaus shot a final round 69 (-3) to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final in rhe Unitied Arab Emirates and secure his gradutation to the European Tour for the 2019 season.
Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs have confirmed the dates for the major Tour events they will play host to in 2019, as the world-renowned venues continue to drive their reputation as world class golf destinations.
Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer based in Chicago, has enjoyed its best ever season with standout victories on both the PGA and European Tours.
With one week to go until this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway, the full list of professionals has now been announced for the Staysure Tour event which takes place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
Here's the video that inspired the European Ryder Cup team to victory. Prepare to be moved.
The Ryder Cup is golf’s most prestigious team competition and this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters will see 14 former stars of the past tournaments go head-to-head in this Staysure Tour event.
Tiger Woods made an eagle putt from over 27 feet on the par-5 18th hole for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler in the Tour Championship. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
BREAKING NEWS: Oliver Fisher has signed for a 59 at the Portuguese Masters to make European Tour history.
The Algarve’s premier golf brand, Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, has completed the final touches as it prepares to host the 12th Portugal Masters.
A survey of 59 PGA Tour players, including four major winners, has revealed that 46% of them have played in tournament rounds while being hungover.
The woman believed to be at the centre of the apparent split between Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky is California socialite and golfer Yassie Safai
Dustin Johnson makes Twitter statement amid speculation about his and Paulina Gretzky's relationship.
From holing a remarkable and somewhat historic ten-foot putt at the 2002 Ryder Cup, to captaining Europe to victory in the tournament in 2014, it is fair to say that iconic Irish golfer, Paul McGinley has made his mark on the sport. Now, the star who has won four times on the European Tour, is set to take part in this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters which takes place between 4–7 October at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
Imagine playing a football match at Maracanã? Or playing volleyball or basketball in the arena where Olympic champions disputed gold medals point by point. Sounds like a dream, right? But if golf is your sport of choice, playing a match with friends or even learning how to take your first shots in the same course as consecrated athletes is a reality within everyone’s reach.
This is a great story from the Action Network, on Paul Casey’s favourite betting story.
European Ryder Cup players Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood took themselves for a drive at the washed out BMW Championship, and put a call into their Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn…..
Dustin Johnson has done a vanishing act from fiancée Paulina Gretzky's Instagram page, giving rise to rumours that the couple have split.
Amateur golfers will be given the chance to experience what it feels like to be a professional by playing courses of the calibre of Real Club de Golf El Prat thanks to the inaugural Emerald Golf Tour.
Time to stop hitting the cross bar, I am going for value this week more than ever as the top players are under performing??? It looks like Horschel started last week when he withdrew due to Sinusitis !!
1991 Masters winner, Ian ‘Woosie’ Woosnam OBE, will continue his 2018 Staysure Tour season as he is confirmed to return to Birmingham’s Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club between 4-7 October. Playing in the annual Farmfoods European Senior Masters, Woosie will join returning tournament host, Peter Baker.
COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Bryson DeChambeau wins for the second time this season, capturing a Win at The Northern Trust, the first of the FedExCup Playoff Events, catapulting him to the Number 1 position in the FedExCup Rankings.
2019 will see The Staysure Tour welcome a new, exciting event to its tour schedule; the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship boasting a total prize fund of €200,000. Arriving at the stunning Trevose Golf and Country Club, the four-day event will see some of the greatest ever golfers take to the picturesque course from June 20-23 2019.
Wilson Staff player Paul Waring captured his maiden European Tour victory at the Nordea Masters in Sweden today by winning a play-off at the first extra hole at the Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg.
Ian Poulter’s performance at the US PGA Championship this weekend has pushed Paul Casey out of the automatic qualifying spots.
The semi-final line-ups in the inaugural Men’s and Women’s European Golf Team Championships have been confirmed, as the battle to be crowned golf’s first European Champions at Gleneagles gathers momentum.
Richard McEvoy has won his first European Tour title with a 20-foot putt on the final hole.
What a great last day at the Open last Sunday, there were at least 12 possible winners with 6 holes to go and it's fair to say Tiger is back!!! The winner Francesco Molinari by 2 shots from Justin Rose but it was Tiger that had the crowd on its feet!!!
English Tour pros Chris Wood and Matthew Fitzpatrick might be getting a bit ahead of themselves, as they have had their Titleist wedges stamped with “It’s coming home.”
World Cup fever took over the European Tour as four stars faced a par three with a difference ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the fourth Rolex Series event of the year.
A teenager from Aberdeen, who works part time in the cafe at Paul Lawrie’s golf centre, has only gone and qualified for the Open.
Veteran South Africa Tour Pro Lee-Anne Pace managed to get herself disqualified on Friday at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
Launched two weeks ago with special guest Luke Donald, the European Tour's Life on Tour aims to take the listener behind the curtain to find out what life is really like for some of the biggest names in golf.
Paul Casey has shot the lights out at the Travelers, going properly low with a magnificent 62 to take a 4 shot lead over Russell Henley.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters, this year the event is returning to the Forest of Arden Marriott Country Club & Hotel, between 4-7 October.
A Day In The Life Of Paulina Gretzky. DJ's better half – what does she get up to of an afternoon?
COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Bryson DeChambeau is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, capturing his second win at this weeks’ Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.
These days it seems that if aspiring golfers want to make it to the PGA or LPGA TOUR, Ron Garl is a name they should know. Or at least be familiar with some of his course designs here in the Central Florida area that are famous for their unique style, design and strategy.
Here are the star groupings for round one of The Memorial Tournament played at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. And Justin Rose will be teeing it with Tiger Woods....
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...
This is a simply incredible Cinderella story from the web.com Tour, as journeyman pro gets in as first alternative and proceeds to shoot the lights out.....
Guy Kinnings, Colin Montgomerie’s long-time manager, is joining the European Tour as Deputy CEO to Keith Pelley and Ryder Cup Director.
The R&A won't like this, but Rory McIlroy has gone on the record to state that he believes that the Masters has now overtaken the other major championships as "the biggest golf tournament in the world".
Lydia Ko has beaten Minjee Lee in a play-off to win the Mediheal Championship in California - her first victory since 2016.
Alexander Bjork has claimed his maiden European Tour victory at the Volvo China Open in his 44th appearance.
Golfbreaks.com, Europe’s largest and longest established golf travel company, has announced the launch of the inaugural Golfbreaks.com International Pairs Championship.
Talented set designer and ex pub manager, Elliot Scott has rejuvenated the campy seaside classic ‘sport’ of Crazy Golf and is now launching an even more unexpected world tour.
Paul Dunne shot a brilliant 65 to take a three shot lead into moving day at the Open de Espana. But write off a well placed Jon Rahm at your peril.
With the 2018 season of the Hotel Planner PGA EuroPro Tour about to get underway, Europe’s leading development tour has announced that it will be replacing all of its water bottles with sustainable options.
Paul Casey has won the Valspar Championship, as Tiger Woods comes up just short.
Ryder Cup hero Tony Jacklin CBE has tipped 2017’s Race to Dubai winner Tommy Fleetwood for Major success this season, with The Open his best shot at a top trophy.
Tiger Woods has confirmed via Twitter that he will play in two imminent events - the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational - as he prepares for anothe Masters challenge.
Following the introduction of several new players, a new title sponsor in Staysure and brand-new tournaments around the globe, the European Senior Tour is on the rise, with the Farmfoods European Senior Masters one of the newest events on the map.
Wilson Golf has signed an exciting crop of talented young golfers on the European Challenge Tour to play Wilson Staff woods, irons and wedges this season.
European Tour action will return to Sicily's Verdura Resort for the second year running when the award-winning golf and lifestyle resort hosts the Rocco Forte Open - Verdura from May 10-13, 2018.
Joakim Lagergren, the highly-rated Swedish player who contested a dramatic playoff at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters last year, has signed an exclusive deal to play with Wilson Staff clubs this season.
The PGA has suspended Brad Fritsch for three months after he reporting the use of a banned substance, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).
Check out Paulina's groovy golf mural celebration of 2017...
Paul Lawrie, the last Scotsman to win The Open Championship, has renewed his long association with Wilson Golf to play the brand’s signature irons, fairway woods and wedges during the 2018 season.
Callaway has announced today that Sergio Garcia, the reigning Masters Champion, has joined its Tour Professional Staff. He will play Callaway woods, irons and wedges, an Odyssey putter and a Callaway Chrome Soft ball.
Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat made an eagle on the final hole at last week's Indonesian Masters to earn himself a possible place at The Masters. But why did he then withdraw from a tournament to secure a place at the Masters?
Eamonn Darcy was the guest of honour at the PGA in Scotland for their annual Christmas do, and for Darcy, no-one will ever get close to McGinley as a Ryder Cup Captain.
Australian golfer Mark Hensby has been banned for a year by the PGA for failing to provide a drug testing sample.