‘Get Back To Golf’ Starting Friday At Crail … Eight Scottish Courses & Final At Dumbarnie Links

Former double European Tour winner Stephen McAllister along Scottish Ladies star Rachel McQueen plus top Scottish amateur Joy Bryce are among those early entrants teeing-up in tomorrow’s (FRD) start to ‘Get Back to Golf’. Alan Tait who is very well-known in Scottish golfing circles and is now Director of Golf Operations (UK) at GolPhin is the driving force behind this great playing opportunity for Scotland’s male and female golfers. Open to those with a four handicap or lower, and for an ...

Stenson Not So Talkative On Any Premier Golf League Involvement.

It has been reported but then without any concrete foundation that Sweden’s Henrik Stenson is among those linked to a proposed breakaway Premier Golf League (PGL). Stenson, 44 has been named along with the likes of Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey and at the core of joining any move to leave the PGA Tour for the enormous prize purses being mooted by the PGL. Talk of any breakaway tour had been much the story at the start of the season and ...

McIlroy Now Fearing For His Health & Safety Should He Leave U.S.

Rory McIlroy now fears for his health and safety in the continuing Coronavirus pandemic so much so he’ll more than likely not leave the U.S. this season. If so, it will mean the four-time Major winner, and for a first time in his career, not teeing-up in a regular European Tour event since turning pro at the end of 2007. This would mean not contesting a Dubai Duty Free Irish Open if and when it may go ahead in an already badly hit and depleted COVID-19 hit European Tour schedule.  He also ...

Drysdale Joins ‘500 Club’ Insisting Career Not Fulfilled Till A Maiden Tour Title

Scotland’s David Drysdale’s joined the Tour’s elite ‘500 Club’ confessing until he captures a maiden Tour victory his European Tour career will not be fulfilled. Drysdale, 45, reached a milestone 500th Tour event in teeing-up at 8.10am this morning (THURS) on day one of the Hero (English) Open at the Forrest of Arden course in England. The Borders golfer, who made his Tour debut in the 1999 Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles, becomes the 44th player and now the seventh Scot in ...

Rahm Ready For A Long Reign Ruling As No. 1

Eleven-time pro career winning Jon Rahm seems intent on a long reign in ruling the golf world as No. 1. Rahm unseated Rory McIlroy atop of the World Rankings in capturing last fortnight’s Jack Nicklaus hosted Memorial. In reaching the top of the rankings Rahm also became only the second Spaniard after idol Seve Ballesteros reached the top of the world in late April, 1986. And in heading into this week’s first major showdown of the world’s best since the June 11th lifting of the lockdown, Rahm ...

Hey Greg (Norman), Which ‘E’ Was It In The FedEx Sign?

My first visit to Memphis was to attend the 1997 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Greg Norman was making a first appearance in the event in 12-years and I headed to Tennessee to report on the tournament for Australian Associated Press. Norman was also the reigning Australian Open champion having captured a fifth Stonehaven Trophy some seven months earlier.  He then captured the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf in January, 1997  but Norman had been having trouble on the PGA Tour despite three ...

MacIntyre Emerges From L.A. Lockdown ‘Hideout’ For Maiden States Showing In Memphis

Robert MacIntyre has emerged for a fortnight ‘hiding’ in L.A. feeling fitter and looking slimmer to tackle this week’s lucrative and a maiden Stateside showing at the WGC – FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. It will be a week short of five months since Scotland’s top-ranked golfer last competed in finishing well down in the Qatar Masters in Doha. And now he’s set to make a long overdue maiden pro career appearance on U.S soil having spent the earlier lockdown period in Oban staying ...