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Coronavirus spectre looms over Masters

Coronavirus spectre looms over Masters

Mar 10th, 2020

Italy has just gone into lockdown and around the world sports events are starting to be impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. All golf events cancelled to date have been mainly in Asia but now Europe and the USA are beginning to take action to stem the spread of the virus. The Masters is only a month away, and the signs are not promising.

Pepperell's Masters chances take a dent

Pepperell's Masters chances take a dent

Mar 5th, 2020

A careless error on his card has dumped England's Eddie Pepperell out of the Qatar Masters at the Education City Golf Club in Doha. The 2018 champion had hoped to find that form of two years ago and force his way into the world's top 50 in time to qualify for The Masters.

McIlroy out of traps fast in Mexico

McIlroy out of traps fast in Mexico

Feb 21st, 2020

He has been saying for a while now that he needs to get off to better starts in events and in Mexico yesterday Rory McIlroy delivered. The World Number One soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship to continue an excellent run of form of late with a six-under-par 65 at Chapultepec Golf Club.

McIlroy to return to number one

McIlroy to return to number one

Feb 3rd, 2020

Due to the vagaries of the world ranking system, Rory Mcilroy is set to grab the top spot from Brooks Koepka. Neither player is playing this week’s  AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am which means when the hard sums are crunched next Monday McIlroy will regain World Number One for the first time since 2015.

BBC gives up The Masters

BBC gives up The Masters

Nov 20th, 2019

For the first time since 1955 there will be no live coverage of any golf on the BBC in 2020. The BBC has lost their rights to show any live coverage of the Augusta event which means that the UK pay TV Channel Sky is now the only place to watch live coverage of the majors. This is the end game for millions of golf fans who have seen the free to air coverage of their favourite sport fade and die in the hands of the BBC over the past decade.

I’m with you Rory

I’m with you Rory

Oct 1st, 2019

I am not sure what all the fuss is about as I’m with Rory on this one. I too am fed up of shooting fifteen over par every week at my club and not winning a competition. I am going to write to the committee and insist they rethink the course as clearly there is something very wrong going on.

Rory laments slow play

Rory laments slow play

Sep 18th, 2019

At the Wednesday press conference with Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship the subject inevitably turned to slow play. It transpires that the world number two had been watching the Solheim Cup, or as GolfPunk had renamed it the Slowheim Cup.

Golden Bear gives Rory his award

Golden Bear gives Rory his award

Sep 12th, 2019

Rory McIlroy has won the PGA Tour Player of the year award for the third time, beating world number one Brooks Koepka into second place, and he got the Nicklaus award from the Golden Bear himself whilst having lunch.

Rory and Justin play in the sand

Rory and Justin play in the sand

Aug 30th, 2019

What happens when you pair one of the world’s biggest pop stars with the world’s number two golfer at a Pro-Am event?  Well it’s no joke but what you actually get is a lesson in bunker play in the middle of the round, oh and a very near miss!

“Lucky” McIlroy up to second

“Lucky” McIlroy up to second

Aug 24th, 2019

The Tour Championship is looking like it will provide a thrilling finale to the men’s season on Sunday as at the halfway point as Brooks Koepke leads Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas by one stroke, with Xander Schauffele and Paul Casey still very much in contention.

Tiger and Rory fade away

Tiger and Rory fade away

Jul 19th, 2019

J. B. Holmes leads the Open after a fine 66 on day one but all the talk was about Tiger and Rory. Once again when the spotlight of expectation was on him McIlroy failed to deliver and Tiger, well Tiger just looked tired.

The Hole that caught Rory out

The Hole that caught Rory out

Jul 18th, 2019

Hughie's is the 416 yards, par 4 first hole on the Royal Portrush course.  There is out of bounds on both sides of the hole with most golfers most concerned with that on the right. However, as there are bunkers on the right and left of the fairway at 262 yards and 291 yards respectively, most pros will go with an iron.

Rory shares the lead

Rory shares the lead

Jun 9th, 2019

Rory McIlroy shot a six under 64 in the third round of the Canadian Open to move into a share of the lead with the US’s Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson. McIlroy’s countryman Graeme McDowell slipped back slightly but sits in joint ninth on eight under – Come on Gmac!

British Masters Final

British Masters Final

May 13th, 2019

As Matt Wallace thumped the green with his putter as another birdie putt slipped by the hole at the 18th he knew he had blown a chance to lift the British Masters crown. Step forward Marcus Kinhult, the world’s number 210th ranked player, to coolly hole his ten-foot birdie putt and complete Wallace’s nightmare.

British Masters 2019 - Day 3

British Masters 2019 - Day 3

May 12th, 2019

Matt Wallace of England retained his lead of the British Masters at a windy Hillside. However, he was looking over his shoulder as the tournament host, Tommy Fleetwood, closed to within three shots. Fleetwood, who at one point trailed Wallace by nine shots, played the last eight holes in five under to close the gap to just three.  

British Masters 2019

British Masters 2019

May 11th, 2019

Matt Wallace, saw a return to form to take a one shot lead into the weekend at the British Masters at Hillside. Wallace’s new approach to the game, including the hiring of fitness expert Dr Steve McGregor, appears to be paying dividends as he added a 67 to his opening 65.

British Masters Ones to Watch

British Masters Ones to Watch

May 7th, 2019

GolfPunk's resident tipster, Nick Fleming, picked 2nd place Joel Dahmen as an each way bet at Wells Fargo Championship at the weekend and sadly missed out on Jorge Campillo, who down as a winner, faded to finish third as Mikko Korhonen came through to see off France’s Benjamin Hebert at the first play-off hole.

Rory Snubs the Irish Open

Rory Snubs the Irish Open

Apr 26th, 2019

Who wouldn’t want to tee it up in their home open? Well for one, Rory McIlroy, who is giving this year’s Irish Open a miss. No biggy, I hear you say, it’s not like choosing to miss something like the Olympics is it? Oh, hang on Rory turned that one down too. So, what are the priorities of the 29-year-old darling of Irish Golf 

The Masters - How They Finished

The Masters - How They Finished

Apr 16th, 2019

You have to go back a long time to remember a Masters when so many players, at some point, were arguably in contention to grab that fabled Green Jacket. We know who ultimately prevailed but what happened to other runners who came up short when the chips were down? Here is GP's rundown of the how the main contenders finished.  

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Apr 15th, 2019

As Tiger Woods holed the winning putt some time around 7.35pm on Sunday I was asked an awkward question: "Are you crying??", "Seriously, mate, are you crying?" "I've just something... sniff... in my eye, that's ... sniff... all..."

Day 3 Wrap from The Masters

Day 3 Wrap from The Masters

Apr 14th, 2019

Lilac was the colour of the day at The Masters as the leaders appeared to have coordinated their wardrobes to don shirts of the same hue. The three players that lead in to the final round chose the colour for their shirt with Tiger again modelling a very snazzy mock turtle neck number. Ian Poulter, always one to be different, went instead for a lilac pair of strides.

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Apr 13th, 2019

We had everything on Friday at The Masters: A stellar leaderboard; birdies galore; storm threats; unbelievable recovery shots; a marshall slide-tackling Tiger Woods on the 14th hole (he still made birdie) and some truly comical moments starring Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

GolfPunk's 2019 Masters Guide

Apr 12th, 2019

This is the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's playing with who? When are they off and did they remember to put the cat out before hastily legging it to Magnolia Lane? All you need to know right here: How to watch, best odds, course guide, winning score predictor, everything...

20 years of Rolex and the Masters Tournament

20 years of Rolex and the Masters Tournament

Apr 12th, 2019

 As the freshly blooming azaleas of Augusta National Golf Club mark the arrival of the northern spring, the golfing world’s attention turns towards Georgia, USA, for the first men’s Major of the year – the Masters Tournament, which has been supported by Rolex since 1999.     

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

Apr 12th, 2019

The Golf Scientist, Bryson DeChambeau, and one half of golf's Odd Couple, Brooks Koepka, lit up day one of the Masters with rounds of 66 to take a one shot lead over fellow American Phil Mickelson.

Peter Millar Looks for the 2019 Masters

Peter Millar Looks for the 2019 Masters

Apr 11th, 2019

The unofficial start to golf season is upon us and we are excited to see the azaleas, dogwoods and green grass again! Peter Millar will outfit five players for the 2019 Masters.

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

Remember when Europeans dominated the Masters? From 1980 to 2000, the tournament was won 11 times by European golfers. Since then, not so much, with only two winners in the last 18 years. It's worth noting, however, that those wins (Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia) make up two of the last three Masters. Maybe the transition of power at Augusta has already begun?

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

Apr 10th, 2019

There have been some amazing moments at The Masters over the years and some incredible shot-making. We celebrate the 10 best shots ever here...

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

We love celebrating the truly great shots but nothing makes us mortal golfers feel better than seeing our heroes occasionally making berks of themselves. Especially at the Masters. In 2018... here are the worst offenders...

Patrick Reed confirms his Masters Menu

Patrick Reed confirms his Masters Menu

Jan 4th, 2019

Patrick Reed has confirmed his plans for the Masters dinner he will be hosting, following his maiden Major victory at Augusta National last year.

 Rory McIlroy makes young fan’s day

Rory McIlroy makes young fan’s day

Nov 17th, 2018

Rory McIlroy may be battling away at the DP Tour Championship, but before he left for Abu Dhabi he took the time to respond to a young Northern Irelander’s letter.

Paul McGinley announced for the Farmfoods European Senior Masters

Paul McGinley announced for the Farmfoods European Senior Masters

Sep 12th, 2018

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.  

Ian Woosnam OBE confirmed for the 2018 Farmfoods European Senior Masters

Ian Woosnam OBE confirmed for the 2018 Farmfoods European Senior Masters

Sep 4th, 2018

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. 

When Meghan Markle and Rory McIlroy took the ice bucket challenge

When Meghan Markle and Rory McIlroy took the ice bucket challenge

May 19th, 2018

Back in the day when the ice bucket challenge was all the rage. Tiger Woods nominated Phil Knight and Rafael Nadal, while Rory McIlroy nominated Wayne Rooney, former president George W. Bush, and actress Meghan Markle, who was best known then for her role in the show "Suits". 

Ballot for 2019 Masters tickets opens

Ballot for 2019 Masters tickets opens

May 14th, 2018

I got my application to apply for 2019 Masters tickets today in the ballot via email - but the system does not seem to be coping at all. Six tries later, and I am still nowhere. What's going on????

Your Golf Travel launches 2019 Masters experiences

Your Golf Travel launches 2019 Masters experiences

Apr 10th, 2018

As the dust settles on yet another enthralling and exciting Masters, with Patrick Reed ultimately emerging as champion, Your Golf Travel has unveiled an even more comprehensive range of Masters packages and experiences for 2019. 

Moving day at the 2018 Masters: the wrap

Moving day at the 2018 Masters: the wrap

Apr 8th, 2018

The forecast suggested that Augusta might be battered by storms today, but in reality it was an assembly of world class players who took this course to task. With Augusta’s oleaginous defences somewhat neutered by the moisture, a select band of extraordinary talents took full advantage. 

Day 2 at the 2018 Masters: the wrap

Day 2 at the 2018 Masters: the wrap

Apr 7th, 2018

As Day Two draws to a close, it’s testament to the renewed fervour of Tiger mania that a leaderboard featuring 6 major winners amongst the top 8 seems slightly disappointing.

Day one at the 2018 Masters: the GolfPunk wrap

Day one at the 2018 Masters: the GolfPunk wrap

Apr 6th, 2018

Day One of perhaps the most eagerly anticipated Masters is now in the books, and it was always going to be a challenge for this tournament to live up to the extraordinary hype surrounding it.

The Top 10 Masters Shots Of All Time

The Top 10 Masters Shots Of All Time

Apr 6th, 2018

There have been some amazing moments at The Masters over the years and some incredible shot-making. We celebrate the 10 best shots ever here...

2018 Masters Picks: GP staff delve deep

2018 Masters Picks: GP staff delve deep

Apr 5th, 2018

We may have been wrong before but that's not going to stop us throwing our weight around... I mean, if we don't know who's going to win the Masters then who the blazes does??

Nightmare for Sergio Garcia at the 2018 Masters

Nightmare for Sergio Garcia at the 2018 Masters

Apr 5th, 2018

Sergio Garcia has had a right nightmare in the opening round at this year's Masters, as he carded a 13 on the par five 15th, to equal the record of most shots on a single hole ever.

Masters Green Jacket found in shop!

Masters Green Jacket found in shop!

Apr 3rd, 2018

There has been a rare find in a charity shop in Houston. An original Masters Green Jacket from the 1960s. And it's already been sold. 

Top 6 Worst Masters Shots Ever

Top 6 Worst Masters Shots Ever

Apr 3rd, 2018

If you are of a delicate disposition, turn away now. These stomach churners will leave you aghast. And they're not all Greg Norman....

Build your own Masters Golden Bell

Build your own Masters Golden Bell

Apr 3rd, 2018

Men like building sheds. Women like men building sheds because it gets rid of them for a while. But what about building your very own Butler Cabin shed as part of a Golden Bell extravaganza? Oh yes, it can be done...

The shots that made Masters history

The shots that made Masters history

Apr 3rd, 2018

Give yourself a break. You deserve it. And check out this brilliant mini-doc recounting the greatest shots that made Masters history...

Fleming Golf Masters Tips

Fleming Golf Masters Tips

Apr 3rd, 2018

The Masters – the year's first major and one of the truly great events. Won last year by Sergio Garcia (tipped by yours truly!) Most bookmakers paying out each way on top 10 including Betfair exchange. If you have a few accounts shop around. This week I am advising each way top 10 with a few more selections than normal.

The Tiger Woods' effect on Masters ticket prices

The Tiger Woods' effect on Masters ticket prices

Mar 29th, 2018

Tiger Woods’ comeback is hitting Masters ticket prices, and you will now have to pay a very pretty penny if you want to see the four-time Masters winner teeing it up at Augusta National.

Masters gets the Lego treatment

Masters gets the Lego treatment

Mar 27th, 2018

The Masters inspires people in different ways. According to an article by Meg Mirshak of the Augusta Chronicle, a Georgia man has followed his twin passions for golf and architecture and has built a Masters leaderboard out of Lego.

Trick Shot Tuesday: The Masters Special

Trick Shot Tuesday: The Masters Special

Mar 27th, 2018

It's Trick Shot Tuesday here at GolfPunk Towers, so we've gone in to the archive to celebrate Masters week. It's a tradition at 16 to try and skim the ball across the water in the practice rounds. Vijay managed to do this and then some...

Rules at The Masters – strictly no running

Rules at The Masters – strictly no running

Mar 27th, 2018

As running is strictly forbidden at Augusta National, fans have developed significant expertise in the art of speed-walking. Here's how to get the best seats in the house.

Tiger falters as Rory finds his golf mojo

Tiger falters as Rory finds his golf mojo

Mar 17th, 2018

Bryson DeChambeau, with his one-length Cobra irons, joined Henrik Stenson at the top of the leaderboard at Bay Hill while Tiger trod water and Rory showed he is beginning to tread lightly in the right direction.

Three Bargains, Three to be careful of for Masters 2018

Three Bargains, Three to be careful of for Masters 2018

Feb 21st, 2018

The Masters (5th-8th April) has seen its fair share of shock winners down the years, with the likes of Danny Willet (2016) and Angel Cabrera (2009) embarrassing those setting odds for the tournament. While it has a decent record of delivering on the favourites, the bookmakers can often get it wrong. 

Rory McIlroy takes to Instagram

Rory McIlroy takes to Instagram

Jan 13th, 2018

Rory McIlroy has taken to Instagram to play down the signifcance of a heart irregularity discovered in a recent medical. Here's his statement in full.