Shane Lowry proudly showing the ball he used to secure his first ace on Tour.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Shane Lowry Lands Lucky First Tour Ace At DP World’s 13th Hole.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry has recorded his first European Tour ace by holing out with a 6-iron at the 183-yard par three 13th. It is the fifth hole-in-one in the six-year history of the event but the first at the 13th on the Earth Course at the Jumeriah Estate course. Unfortunately there was no prize of a new car for Lowry other than two nights accommodation at the stunning Atlantis Honour plus the honor on the next tee. “It was a beautiful shot, a perfect number for my six iron and it’s my ...
Patrick Reed wins his first PGA Tour title in capturing 2013 Wyndham Championship with his future wife Justine as caddy.

Top-20 Race To Dubai Finishers To Qualify For WGC – Cadillac Championship.

The final make-up of the 2014 Race to Dubai standings takes on more significance with the top-20 on the money list to qualify for next year’s WGC – Cadillac Championship at TPC Doral. Players in the current top 15 seemingly are almost guaranteed their place including Rory McIlroy (1st), Henrik Stenson (2nd), Jamie Donaldson (3rd), Marcel Siem (4th), Brooks Koepka (6th), Alexander Levy (7th), Thomas Bjorn (9th), Victor Dubuisson (10th), Graeme McDowell (11th), Ian Poulter (13th), Joost ...
Ernie Els shows his love of South African sport and seen here proudly sitting with the mighty Springboks.

Ernie Els Rubs Shoulders With Mighty Springboks.

Four-time Major winner Ernie Els arrived in Dubai for this week’s DP World Tour Championship having spent last Friday rubbing shoulders with the mighty South African Springboks rugby side. Following the WGC – HSBC Champions Els flew home to Florida for a few days rest before heading to London for a long weekend at Wentworth. And as he said on his website ………. The highlight of this particular visit was meeting up with the Springboks rugby team. It’s always a pleasure ...
Ian Poulter with Greg Norman

Great White Shark Offers To Put Bite Back Into Ian Poulter’s Putting

The Great White Shark has offered to put bite back into Ian Poulter’s putting. This is after Poulter missed a 5-foot putt to force a play-off with Brooks Koepka in Sunday’s concluding Turkish Airlines Open in Belek. Poulter shot a final round 67 and vented his frustration at letting slip a first victory this year. “Yes, I’m going to be angry,” he said. “I’ll be angry for a good few days. But that’s fine. I’ll keep myself in my own little ...
Brooks Koepka wins the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open.  (Photo - Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ie)

Brooks Koepka Flying High With Turkish Airlines Open Victory.

American Brooks Koepka has guaranteed himself a Masters invitation later next month in capturing the Turkisk Airlines Open in Belek. Koepka, 24 came from two shots behind to shoot a final round seven under par 65 and claim a maiden European Tour title by one shot with a 17-under par tally. The Florida-born golfer also claimed a maiden European Tour victory in his 27th Tour start to deny England’s Ian Poulter who shot a five-under par 67 to finish second on 16-under par. Poulter had the chance to ...
Javier Ballesteros at last year's Andalucian Open.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Javier Ballesteros, Eldest Son Of Late Seve Ballesteros, Turns Professional.

Javier Ballesteros, and the 24-year old eldest son of the late Seve Ballesteros, has turned professional by advising the Spanish Golf Federation. “I have taken the decision of turning professional and this is something I have always wanted,” he said. “Whether I will succeed or not, time will tell; however, I do not want to regret not having tried my best, and must give it a go. I know it will not be easy and I am aware of the hard work required, but I must try. “My father had ...
Nicolas Colsaerts celebrates his 32nd birthday with his parents, Danielle and Patrick.   (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Nicolas Colsaerts – Very Happy 32nd Birthday.

A big Happy Birthday to Nicolas Colsaerts. The Belgium golfer turns 32 years old today and celebrated the occasion in the company of his parents Danielle and Patrick who were photographed with the two-time European Tour winner and 2012 Ryder Cup star on the balcony of the Montgomerie Maxx Royal clubhouse. However it was a stop-start day in the Turkish Airlines Open for Nicolas and all 78 competitors. Thunderstorms forced a halt to play at 12.04pm local time and with the Tour then announcing at 2.30pm ...