Paul Casey working on the range today ahead of this week's Career Builder Challenge.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

European Tour Delivers Unprecedented Ryder Cup ‘Ultimatum’ To Non-Members.

The European Tour has delivered an unprecedented ultimatum to those European born players who choose not to take out European Tour membership. The changes, and detailed below, sends out a clear message to the like of England’s Paul Casey who chose not to join the European Tour at the start of last year. Casey declared his decision was based purely on wishing to concentrate more on the PGA Tour and also spend more time with his young Arizona-based family. However after Casey performed so well ...
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Ryder Cup Winning Hero Patrick Reed Sets His Sights On 2017 Majors.

La Quinta Resort, Palm Springs, CA  Patrick Reed was the standout star among the victorious Americans at last year’s Ryder Cup. And while he will target a second straight appearance later this year in the Presidents Cup, the New Year for the Texan is all about victory in the four Majors. Reed tees-up in this week’s Career Builder Challenge as one of the favourites in the $US 6.1m field having won the event last year while it was just over four years ago, and with his wife on the bag, ...
Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna proudly points to the logo  promoting Italy at the host of the 2022 Ryder Cup.

Suzanne Kemper Reports … How A Phone Call Bizarrely Taken Under A Desk At Marco Simone GC Confirmed Italy As Host Of 2022 Ryder Cup.

A special report by Suzanne Kemper A little over year ago the golf world was taken aback – particularly Spain and Germany, when the calls came announcing the 2022 winner – Rome’s Marco Simone Golf and Country Club owned by the fashion legend Laura Biagiotti and managed by her dynamic, attractive daughter, Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna. Amazing, shocking…but clearly the Italians lead by Lavinia Cigna’s fashion, sport “dream“ team from Marco Simone (plus Italian Golf Federation’s ...

The Accolades Continue For Henrik Stenson – Named Swedish Male Sports Star Of 2016.

Henrik Stenson has now added the prestigious award of Male Sports Athlete of the Year to his AGW Golfer of the Year and European Tour Golfer of the Year accolades. Stenson accepted his latest honour for his achievements in 2016 at the Swedish Sports Awards. The 40 year old, who gets his 2017 season underway at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday, was honoured at a ceremony in Stockholm on Monday night, picking up the top award for the second time in three years. He also became the first ...
A reminder of Rory McIlroy's talent as he aces the 15th hole at the 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and his fisrt pro ace.

McIlroy Now Pays Big Price For ‘Excessive’ Off-Season Practice … Withdraws From Abu Dhabi.

Rory McIlroy has now paid a big price for an ‘excessive’ off-season training routine with what is, in fact, a stress fracture of a rib that naturally has ruled him out of this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The World No. 2 underwent extensive clinical examinations, including an MRI, on Monday in Dubai after clearly struggling with injury, and thought to be a upper back complaint, on route to losing a play-off in last week’s BMW South African Open. “It’s bitterly disappointing to ...
Graeme Storm and his 2017 BMW S A winning caddy.  (Photo - Sunshine Tour)

Graeme Storm Delivers South African Caddy Two Million Rand Winning Payout.

Thama Jeffrey Nkonyane collected the biggest cheque of his 32-year long career in helping England’s Graeme Storm to victory in the BMW SA Open. The Englishman ended a seven-year winless drought in humbling World No. 2 Rory McIlroy with victory at the third extra play-off hole on the Glendower course. Storm might have weathered the onslaught of the world’s number two player, but a tsunami is about to hit Nkonyane’s bank account after the 37-year-old Storm pocketed R2.3 million ($US ...
Rory McIlroy plays his second shot at the second extra play-off hole 2017 BMW SA Open.  (Photo - European Tour)

McIlroy Undergoing MRI Scan On Injured Back After Pain Of Continuing New Season Hoodoo.

Rory McIlroy will undergo an MRI on his injured back after the pain of letting slip a play-off victory in the BMW South African Open. McIlroy was intending having the scan on his back Monday – Dubai time ahead of teeing-up in this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. But the injury to his upper back was not near as painful when he stunned a huge following in three-putting the third extra play-off hole for bogey and hand England’s Graeme Storm only his second Tour victory since capturing the ...