Miguel Angel Jimenez Toasts Victory At First Senior Tour Event.

Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez is celebrating after capturing the PGA Champions Greater Gwinnett Championship in suburban Atlanta in his very first start in the seniors ranks. The 50-year old Malaga golfer fended off defending champion Bernhard Langer, and his former 2004 victorious Ryder Cup captain, with a final round Jimenez also became the second straight senior tour ‘rookie’ to win on debut in the States after American Jeff Maggert captured the Mississippi Golf Resort Classic. Scotland’s ...
The First Tee at  Augusta

The Day We Played Golf At Augusta For Just $10.80.

It was around 4pm on the eve of the 2014 Masters and the final preview piece had been filed. Those competing in the season’s traditional opening Major were away competing in the Par 3 Contest. The championship Augusta National course was now closed to any further practice rounds but didn’t deter the three who had gathered on the First Tee. There was good friends and colleagues Euan McLean (Daily Record), Neil McLeman (Mirror) and myself. After the rain that had washed out play on Monday, ...
Lee Westwood wins 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open.  (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Lee Westwood Storms To Seven Shot Success In Maybank Malaysian Open.

Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought storming to a resounding seven shot victory in the Maybank Malaysian Open title in Kuala Lumpur. Despite a four-hour lightning delay mid-round Westwood shot a four under par 68 to win with an 18-under par tally on the Kuala Lumpur Country Club course. The former World No. 1 was never headed leading from start to finish in the co-sanctioned European and Asian Tour event. The win is Weswood’s second Malaysian Open success after first capturing the title ...
Matteo Manassero turns 21 at the Maybank Malaysian Open.  (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Manassero Celebrates 21st Birthday With Chocolate Cake & Lowest Malaysian Round.

Italy’s Matteo Manassero celebrated his 21st birthday with a large chocolate cake and his lowest round in the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. The Verona-born golfer grabbed seven birdies in a five under par 67 to move to six under par and just outside the top-10 after three rounds in the co-sanctioned Asian and European Tour event he captured three years ago. Manassero turned professional in 2010 and a year after winning the British Amateur title as the then No. 1 world ranked amateur. Later ...
Crail Golfing Society and one of Matthew Fitzpatrick's favourite courses in Scotland.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

US Amateur Champ Matthew Fitzpatrick Sings Praise Of Crail Golfing Society.

Reigning US Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick celebrated making the cut for a first time in a PGA Tour event and then sang the praise of Crail Golfing Society in Scotland. It was quite strange how Fitzpatrick came to single out the ‘Seventh Oldest Golf Club in the World’. Here I was standing alongside good friend, colleague and fellow Crail member, Alex Miceli outside the locker room at the Harbor Town Golf Links course and venue for this week’s $US 5.8m RBC Heritage Classic ...
US Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick confirms he will compete in this year's Scottish Open.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke - www.golffile.ie)

Matthew Fitzpatrick Confirms Aberdeen Asset Scottish Open Appearance.

Reigning US Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick has added more interest to this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open confirming he will tee-up for a first time at Royal Aberdeen. This news comes a day after the 19-year old Sheffield-born Fitzpatrick was selected in the GB & I squad for the St. Andrews Trophy late August in Sweden. Fitzpatrick, and with his ‘banned’ Augusta banned caddy Lorne Duncan back on the bag, posted a pair of 71s to easily make the cut in the RBC ...
Martin Laird looks out over a bunker - 2011 Bridgestone

Martin Laird Slumps To Worst Stateside Tour Score Shooting Hilton Head 81.

Scotland’s Martin Laird slumped to his worst-ever score Stateside posting a horror 10-over par 81 to crash to near last place in the RBC Heritage Classic at Hilton Head in South Carolina. Laird’s round included four bogeys and three double bogeys and he managed to head for home before torrential rain halted play near 3pm local time before officials later abandoned play. His round was 10 shots more than an opening 71, and it’s Laird’s highest-ever US-based round on either the secondary ...