Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Sunday’s brilliant Wentworth winner Tyrrell Hatton head a powerful European onslaught on the $9.75m CJ Cup at Shadow Creek, a half-hour drive from the Las Vegas Strip.
But it’s still a cracking 10-1 the field tournament with American raider Patrick Reed and Tommy Fleetwood sharing the call even though the Southport star alarmingly missed two tiny putts on Sunday to gift the Scottish Open to Aaron Rai after a play-off.
Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick head the betting but don’t win as often as they should and at double the odds last year’s champion Bernd Wiesberger makes more appeal.
Old Man Par had a field day at Winged Foot where the US Open claimed a wheelbarrow-full of famous victims with only one out of 144, Bryson DeChambeau, beatIng him and only one more, Matthew Wolff, managing even a score-draw on level-par 280.
Don’t expect bucketfuls of birdies when the long-delayed US Open finally reaches hallowed Winged Foot this week.
Never in a half-century of writing about golf have I tipped a 50-year-old to win on the main PGA Tour but Phil Mickelson is no ordinary senior and Phil The Thrill has an outstanding chance of adding the Safeway Open to the 44 he has already collected.
Golf doesn’t get more exciting even when thousands of fans are there to see it than the Jon Rahm v Dustin Johnson showdown for the BMW Championship and it’s a shame there had to be a loser in this Boston Tee Party, all the more so if you were on DJ!
Dustin Johnson played golf from another planet over the weekend in reclaiming top spot on the world rankings and jumping to the head of the points queue in the race for the $15m FedEx Cup bonus.
You can see better golf swings than Jim Herman’s at Richmond Park public course but handsome is as handsome does and fair play to the 42-year-old Cincinnati journeyman for knocking off the Wyndham Championship with spectacular weekend rounds of 61 and 63 in North Carolina.
One Major down, two to go, the US Open in mid-September and the Masters, would you believe, teeing off at Augusta on November 12, a far cry from its “normal” date in early April. But there’s nothing normal about 2020, an unforgettable year for all the wrong reasons. Our Open, at Royal St George’s, has...
What a difference a week makes! One moment we’re hailing Jon Rahm as new world number one after his flashy win at Memorial and saying we wouldn’t back Brooks Koepka with a dud fiver to make it a hat-trick of US PGA Championships following yet another bad week at the office. The next, Rahm’s seven-day...
The big guns are rocking and rolling for the first $10.5m World Golf Championship showpiece since the restart, the St Jude Invitational in Elvis Presley country at Southwind, Memphis. Only Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Adam Scott are missing from the elite field of 78 the week before the first Major of this bizarre year.
What a crazy game golf is! The two favourites for their respective tournaments in the USA and Europe, Bryson DeChambeau and Joost Luiten, both shot a TEN on a par five on freaky Friday as punters stared in disbelief at their laptops and TV screens.
Whenever Tiger Woods tees it up, the world wants to know. Like Muhammad Ali and the Pied Piper of Hamelin, people follow him blindly. His charismatic genius transforms golf from the pathetically small space newspapers allocate it to big-time sport.
The world number one spot has been occupied twenty-one times by six different golfers since Rory McIlroy’s reascension to the throne. In that time, not one of Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose or Brooks Koepka managed to rack up more than the 95 cumulative weeks that Rory had achieved by 2015.
Despite a lack of skill, gambler extraordinaire Lewis Deyong cunningly outsmarts the local sharks. A few years ago I became interested in playing golf and took a couple of lessons from the pro of the tiny Biot Golf Club near Antibes. Unfortunately, my swing was atrocious. As a lifelong tennis player, I couldn’t prevent the...
Explain how data analytics in sports can give you an edge. Data analytics is just a way to say “better information”. It’s about quantifying elements of a business or process that previously weren’t quantifiable so that decision makers and stakeholders have the most accurate information. In football, using analytics we can help executives judge the...