Black Mountain GC, Thailand

Inaugural Thailand Open Features On 2015 Race To Dubai Schedule

The Thailand Open will feature for a first time on the 2015 Race to Dubai schedule. The European Tour has released the ‘early season’ schedule ahead of releasing the full list of tournaments no doubt during the course of next month’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship. The Thailand Open will be played at the famed Black Mountain Club that has long sponsored a number of the Tour’s top players. Also a highlight of the early part of the 2015 season is the change of date ...

Spaniard Sizzles On Opening Day Of MENA’s Ghala Valley Open.

Spain’s Antonio Arjona Bueno rattled off six birdies on his last eight holes to card a five-under-par 65 at the MENA Golf Tour’s Ghala Valley Open on Monday. That solid birdie-streak was enough to give the 27-year-old Spaniard a one-shot lead over England’s Matt Turner, who incidentally also ended his round with a flourish, rolling in six birdies in a row from the13th, and Zane Scotland, who played solid golf as ever. Pakistan’s Shafiq Masih and the English duo of Chris Lloyd and Chris ...
Rory McIlroy just three off the lead and seeking a fifth Tour success this season.  (Photo - Stuart Adams/www.golftourimages.com)

Rory McIlroy Shocks In Pulling Plug On Two Shanghai Events – Fallout Of Legal Dispute.

In a big surprise World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has pulled the plug on competing in the two Race to Dubai events taking place in Shanghai. McIlroy has cited his reason in withdrawing from both the BMW Asian Open and the following week’s WGC – HSBC Champions due to the intensification of his legal dispute with former management company Horizon Sports. The withdrawal of the four-time Major winner is a serious blow to both China events. McIlroy issued a statement on Monday evening explaining ...
Mikko Ilonen and his delighted and extremely popular caddy, Reggie.  (Photo - David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie)

Mikko Ilonen – With His Volvo World Match-Play Victory.

MIKKO ILONEN – WITH HIS VICTORY IN THE VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP · It is Ilonen’s fifth European Tour International Schedule victory in his 310th European Tour event. · He moves to €1,483,208 in The Race to Dubai. · He also moves into the top 40 in the Official World Golf Ranking from 52nd. · It is his second victory of the 2014 European Tour season, following the Irish Open. · Becomes the fourth multiple winner of the 2014 season. They are: Rory McIlroy (BMW PGA Championship. ...
Mikko Ilonen captures the 2014 Volvo World Match-Play Championship.   (Photo - David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie)

Mikko Ilonen Driving Back To Augusta National After Volvo World Match-Play Success.

Finland’s Mikko Illonen has defeated top seed Henrik Stenson of Sweden in the final of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship in England. Ilonen fought back from being 1 down after four holes to defeat the World No. 5 ranked Swede 3 & 1 on the London Club course at Ash in Kent. It is the 34-year old Finn’s fifth Tour victory and his second this season after winning the Irish Open. Victory should see Ilonen move to around 37th on the World Rankings and the assurance should he remain in the ...
Lake of Isles Golf Club, Connecticut (150)

Lake Of Isles Golf Club – Connecticut Golf At Its Best.

Being first out on this glorious morning on the North Course at the Lake of Isles Golf Club immediately reminded me of one of those initial golf theme MasterCard ‘Priceless’ TV commercials. It was just after 7am with the air still and the sun just starting to peek above the tree line. I had been invited to head to the practice range but politely declined as I did not want to waste a minute being the first to tee off and for a first time in Connecticut. However let me rewind some 16 hours. I was ...
Joost Luiten easily accounts for Pablo Larrazabal winning 6 & 5 to storm into the semi-final of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship.  (Photo - www.europeantour.com)

Joost Luiten Bowls Over Pablo Larrazabal 6 & 5 To Reach Volvo Match-Play Semi-Final.

Dutchman Joost Luiten continued his unbeaten run easily defeating Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal 6 & 5 to move into the last four of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship. Luiten, 28 continues to make amends in being overlooked for European Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ selection, demoralising Larrazabal with seven birdies in overcast and wet conditions on the London Club course at Ash in Kent. The Bleiswijk-born golfer, who won all three round robin matches, was handed the first hole on a plate when ...