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 ...

European Tour Announce – Major Changes To Tour M’Ship & Ryder Cup Qualifying.

The European Tour today announced a change to its membership regulations for the 2018 season, with players only required to compete in a minimum of four European Tour sanctioned tournaments outside the Major Championships and World Golf Championships next season. The change, ratified by the Tour’s Tournament Committee in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday night, continues to recognise the global nature of the European Tour, acknowledged for the 2016 season when the number was reduced to five tournaments outside ...
Brendan Steele at the 2017 Career Builder Challenge

Brendan Steele & Life Travelling The PGA Tour With Eight-Pound Poodle ‘Duke’.

La Quinta Resort, Palm Springs, CA … Brendan Steele enjoyed the distinction of winning the opening event of the 2016/16 PGA Tour wraparound season. It was the 33-year old’s second Tour title after capturing the 2011 Valero Texas Open. And while we are so used to hearing about how a player has performed or what he or she may think of this or what they make think of that, we learned a side to the Californian that you would not expect to have known walking out of a media centre. In the lead-up ...
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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 ...