Monty Fears 150th Open Championship Could Be Last At St. Andrews

Colin Montgomerie fears new technology could see this year’s 150th Open Championship be the last to be played on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Monty, and like so fellow tour pros, believes big-hitters like Bryson DeChambeau, and given calm conditions that may prevail at the Home of Golf, could turn the Home of Golf venue into one big birdie feast. This year’s Open Championship will be the first at St. Andrews for DeChambeau and company since 2015 when American Zach Johnson won a Monday play-off ...

Drysdale’s Season-Ending Relief Turns Into Nightmare Covid-Related Christmas

David Drysdale’s end-of-season relief in retaining his Tour card was not only spoiled by a rush exit from South Africa but then a nightmare Christmas period for both he and his caddying wife, Vicky in catching Covid. The Drysdale’s are returning to competing at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and with the £stg 5.9m Rolex Series event being the stage for a first time in 17-years on the Yas Links course, and just opposite the Yas Island F1 circuit. Two months ago, Drysdale missed the ...

Yas Links & The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship A Big Step 12-Years On From Meeting Designer

A dozen years ago early on a Saturday morning in January, a handful of the media were taken out to the eighth hole of the Yas Links Golf Course. The par-3 eighth hole was then the only grassed hole on the newest golf course in the United Arab Emirates. Meeting the handful of media was Kyle Phillips, the Yas Links course designer who had arrived a few hours earlier on a flight from the U.S., and after a short visit to his hotel, he also was heading to the eighth tee. It was the week of the 2010 Abu ...

Morikawa ‘Feels Great’ Returning To DP World Tour As Reigning Number One.

…… Fatiha Betscher It will be just a day short of two months since Collin Morikawa became the first American to be crowned European No. 1 when he tees up in this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Morikawa posted a final round 66 to win the season-ending DP World Tour Championship by three shots and in the process captured the Race to Dubai title. It was the third victory in 2021 for the 24-year-old who arrived in Dubai having won the WGC – Workday Championship and also the ...

Knox Looking To Roll The ‘Snow Ball’ All The Way To His Best Season.

After his best New Year start in four years, Russell Knox is determined to ‘roll the snowball’ all the way to a hopeful best season in this his 15th year in the pro ranks. Knox produced four rounds in the 60s, including a Hawaiian last day 65 to share to seventh place in the Sony Open on the island of Oahu. It was the Scot’s best finish in the event that he’s played at the start of a New Year for the past four years and helped him pocket £stg 167,000 while he was also rewarded with a jump ...

Power Breaks Into World Top-50 After Share Of Third In Sony Open

Seamus Power has moved inside the world’s top-50 and the hopeful assurance of a Masters invitation following his third-place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Power’s superb new season form continues with a closing round of 65 for a 19-under-par tally on the Wai’akae course in Honolulu. The West Waterford golfer was tied with American Kevin Kisner (64) and four adrift of Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama who pulled off the shot of the tournament in the play-off to defeat Russell ...

Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – Looking Back On 16-Years Of Memories

For 16-years the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship has been the new season starting point for many of the best competing on the now renamed DP World Tour. The tournament in the UAE capital has also seen some of the best in the world win on the National course at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club that boasts the stunning falcon clubhouse. And winning the equally stunning falcon trophy has been a who’s who in golf including double-major winning Martin Kaymer, who’s won the event three times, along with Ireland’s ...