Ian Poulter credits playing son Luke for sharp start to Championship

Ian Poulter credits not-so-friendly matches against 17-year-old son Luke over Christmas for his sharp start to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Ian Poulter has found the perfect sparring partner – his 17-year-old son Luke A family rivalry over Christmas proved ideal preparation for the new season Poulter assembled an impressive 66 in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship He was even heading for the third lowest round of his European Tour career Poulter attributed that sharpness to fending off Luke in not-so-friendly […]

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Morgan takes the Australian PGA and shatters the records of greats

Rookie professional Jed Morgan spent Sunday afternoon at Royal Queensland chasing the shadows of golfing greats Greg Norman, Hale Irwin and Seve Ballesteros in becoming the youngest Australian PGA champion. The Joe Kirkwood Cup was all but secured after three rounds when the Royal Queensland member, who plays off a handicap of plus-six around his home layout, led by nine strokes. All week it had been like Morgan had played a different course to his rivals. Jed Morgan wins the […]

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Watson to join Nicklaus, Player for Masters start

Tom Watson, a two-time winner at Augusta National who ranks sixth all time with victories in eight majors, will join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as honorary starters at the Masters this year. “I am honored that Tom has accepted our invitation,” Masters chairman Fred Ridley said in a statement on Tuesday. “I look forward to commemorating his love for the game and impact on the Masters with his millions of fans across the globe as he hits a tee […]

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Tiger to play in PNC next week with son, Charlie

Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University Tiger Woods said Wednesday he will play with his 12-year-old son, Charlie, next week in the PNC Championship. “Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie,” Woods tweeted. “I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.” The 36-hole event […]

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Lee Westwood snubs 2023 Ryder Cup captaincy

Lee Westwood snubs Ryder Cup captaincy as the Saudi-backed golf revolution gathers pace… Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson are all in the frame for 2023 job Lee Westwood has ruled himself out of Ryder Cup captaincy in 2023  He is one of the players targeted to join new series fronted by Greg Norman Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson in the running for the job  Less than three months have passed since Lee Westwood collared David Park, player […]

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DEREK LAWRENSON: The 11 golfers who made 2021 a year to remember

DEREK LAWRENSON: The year of the Tiger, the Shark… and Nelly the elegant! The 11 golfers who made 2021 a year to remember with history made at every turn This year saw Collin Morikawa win the Open Championship on his debut  He capped off 2021 by becoming the first American to win the Race to Dubai Tiger Woods is seemingly making a steady recovery after his car accident  Nelly Korda backed up her first major win by claiming Olympic gold in […]

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Rory McIlroy 'even more opposed to breakaway now'

Rory McIlroy ‘even more opposed to breakaway now’ after Greg Norman backed the Saudi funded golf revolution – and jet-setting star reveals he pays £110,000-a-year to be carbon neutral Rory McIlroy has reaffirmed his opposition to the proposed Saudi world tour He also hit out at former PGA Tour officials who have now signed up to series McIlroy revealed his environmental ‘guilt’ for traversing the globe in private jets Rory McIlroy delivered a withering rebuke to Greg Norman on Tuesday […]

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DEREK LAWRENSION: Finale isn't perfect… but let's enjoy it

DEREK LAWRENSION: The European Tour grand finale isn’t perfect with the absence of world No 1 Jon Rahm… but let’s enjoy it while we can Americans Collin Morikawa and Billy Horschel set for a fine duel in Dubai Morikawa could dethrone Rahm as world No 1 if he wins the Tour Championship Thorbjorn Olesen faces an uncertain future with Dane due to court next month  What does it say about the Race to Dubai and this week’s grand finale, the […]

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Rory McIlroy reunites with childhood coach after splitting with Pete Cowen

Ryder Cup: Commentator says Rory McIlroy has been ‘scapegoat’ We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Rory McIlroy has reunited with his childhood coach Michael Bannon, and has subsequently split from Englishman Pete Cowen after eight months of working together. McIlroy had worked with Bannon since the […]

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Tiger Woods ‘back in golf action’ 10 months on from horror car crash

Tiger Woods rushed to hospital following car accident We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Tiger Woods is reportedly back out playing golf for the first time since suffering life-changing injuries in a car crash in Los Angeles in February of this year. The horror crash took […]

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