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The Belgian showed some anger, as well as serious neck strength, in snapping his club during the BMW PGA ChampionshipWATCH: Thomas Pieters Snaps Club On His Neck
The Belgian showed some anger, as well as serious neck strength, in snapping his club during the BMW PGA Championship.
*Do not try this at home or on the course*

Don’t think Thomas Pieters liked that one! #BMWPGA pic.twitter.com/n3hQyceIbY
— Chris (@Spookyfish) May 25, 2018

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Noren After Playing With McIlroy: “I’m About To Quit Golf”

Noren After Playing With McIlroy: “I’m About To Quit Golf”
Noren described McIlroy's 65 as the "best round…

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Gary Player: ‘Shame For Global Game More US Players Aren’t At Wentworth’

Gary Player: ‘Shame For Global Game More US Players Aren’t At Wentworth’
Player tweeted his disappointment at the lack of…

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Kevin Na And Caddie Have Hilarious Exchange On Way To Birdie

Kevin Na And Caddie Have Hilarious Exchange On Way To Birdie
Na made a birdie on the final hole…
Pieters may want to have a read of our tips on how to avoid getting angry on the golf course.
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The Swede joked he would give the game up after witnessing McIlroy's 65 on day two of the BMW PGA Championshipduring the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2018 in Virginia Water, England.Noren After Playing With McIlroy: “I’m Going To Quit Golf”Rory McIlroy shot a stunning 65 on Friday at the BMW PGA Championship and his playing partner – defending champion Alex Noren – was in awe of the four-time major winner’s play.
Noren shot a bogey-free 68 himself and is in a tie for third place at -7, although he joked he was going to quit golf after the round.
He also described McIlroy’s round as “the best round I’ve ever seen.”
Noren was asked about playing with Rory and Lee Westwood and if he could feed off of the energy from the good golf, to which he disagreed.
“No. No. That’s the best round I’ve ever seen. I’m about to quit golf I think,” he joked.
The Swede shot a new course-record 62 at Wentworth last year to win the title but spoke about the difficulty of following McIlroy after he had split the fairway some 330 yards.
“But that’s like — it’s hard to draw off of it when it’s that good, you know what I mean,” he said.
“So I really wanted to be the first on the tee to make a birdie, to get the honour and then you don’t have to hit after that 330 driver or 300-yard 3-wood.”
“It’s tough around here if you’re not really on, and then you’re playing with Rory; it’s the best round I’ve ever seen I think.
“It’s tough because it’s almost like you’re trying to play better than you need to when you see that. I didn’t feel good over the ball today and it’s tough.
“So I’m really pleased with 4-under in the end.”
You know you’re a quality player when you don’t feel good over the ball and shoot a bogey-free 68 around Wentworth.

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Rory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous”

Rory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous”
The four-time major winner was asked about being…

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Gary Player: ‘Shame For Global Game More US Players Aren’t At Wentworth’

Gary Player: ‘Shame For Global Game More US Players Aren’t At Wentworth’
Player tweeted his disappointment at the lack of…

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Rory McIlroy Lights Up Wentworth With 65 To Lead BMW PGA

Rory McIlroy Lights Up Wentworth With 65 To Lead BMW PGA
McIlroy looked back to his best on day…
Noren clearly didn’t have his best golf today but his short game was razor sharp to make four birdies and 14 pars.
McIlroy said of Noren’s play, “Alex has sort of had to scramble a little bit but that’s impressive in itself to go bogey-free today. He missed a few greens and got himself into some tricky spots.”
The tournament leader seemed very impressed with how their playing partner Lee Westwood hit the ball.
Westwood is at -5 after 36 holes and shot a bogey-free 69 today.
“I thought Lee played really, really well,” McIlroy said.
“I’ve been really impressed with his game the last couple of days. He hasn’t had as many putts to drop as he would have liked but he played really well.”
And on his own play, McIlroy said, “It was one of the best rounds of golf I’ve played this year, ball-striking-wise.”
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Kevin Na went for a miracle shot despite his caddie disagreeing. It led to a birdieKevin Na And Caddie Have Hilarious Exchange On Way To Birdie
Kevin Na defied his caddie Kenny Harm’s instructions on the 18th hole during round one of the Fort Worth Invitational to make an incredible birdie and shoot 62.
The American was in the rough and behind trees hoping to hit a 40 yard cut towards the green and over water on the final hole, but his caddie was having none of it.
And it made for hilarious viewing.
Related: Gary Player: ‘Shame for global game more US players aren’t at Wentworth’
Understandably, Kenny wanted his player to lay up but was eventually proven wrong after Na chipped in for a 3.
“I think I can pull if off. That’s why,” Kevin Na confidently told Harms.
“You’ve got to hit it straight up in the air, which means it’s not gonna go that far and then you’re hitting a 40 yard cut. Where are you gonna go with that?” Harms replied.

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Rory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous”

Rory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous”
The four-time major winner was asked about being…

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Gary Player: ‘Shame For Global Game More US Players Aren’t At Wentworth’

Gary Player: ‘Shame For Global Game More US Players Aren’t At Wentworth’
Player tweeted his disappointment at the lack of…
“I can hit this. It’s gonna get on the green,” Na said.
“Yeah but over the green is dead.”
“It’s not gonna go over the green, Kenny. As long as you’re okay with this club.
“I’m not. I’m not okay with either one of them.”
“I’m going with it.”
“Okay.”
@KevinNa915 went with his gut on this seemingly impossible shot … and it paid off!
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Na managed to get his ball to the left of the green and then, incredibly, chipped in for birdie.
That took to -8 to shoot 62 and lead after round one at the Fort Worth Invitational.
The American made an eagle and six birdies on Thursday at Colonial in a sublime bogey-free round.
Pre-tournament favourite Jordan Spieth, who won this event in 2016, is seven shots back at -1 after the opening round.
Kevin Na’s only PGA Tour victory came at the 2011 Shriners Open. He currently ranks 75th in the world.
This article Kevin Na And Caddie Have Hilarious Exchange On Way To Birdie appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Player tweeted his disappointment at the lack of American players in the European Tour's flagship eventGary Player: ‘Shame For Global Game More US Players Aren’t At Wentworth’
It is the BMW PGA Championship this week at Wentworth and nine-time major winner Gary Player has called it a “shame for the global game” that more Americans aren’t playing in what is the European Tour’s flagship event.
“Unfortunately, I can only count 6 players from the USA playing at Wentworth in the BMWPGA on the European Tour “flagship” event. What a shame for our global game. You can never be a world champion if you stay at home. GP”, Player tweeted.

Unfortunately, I can only count 6 players from the USA playing at Wentworth in the @BMWPGA on the @EuropeanTour “flagship” event. What a shame for our global game. You can never be a world champion if you stay at home. GP
— Gary Player (@garyplayer) May 24, 2018
By our estimations, the South African has over-calculated the number of American players in the field – there are five USA players, not six.
Many of the leading Americans, including Jordan Spieth, are playing in the Fort Worth Invitational this week at Colonial which features a slightly larger purse but less world ranking points.
The highest-ranked American in the field this week at Wentworth is world number 79 Julian Suri, who plays most of his golf on the European Tour.
Suri came through the Challenge Tour and won his first European Tour title at last year’s Made in Denmark tournament.
As well as Suri – Harold Varner III, David Lipsky, Daniel Im and Chase Koepka are the other Americans in the field this week.

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Gary Player ‘Sad Old Course Brought To Her Knees By Equipment’

Gary Player ‘Sad Old Course Brought To Her Knees By Equipment’
Player tweeted his concerns after low scoring on…

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Rory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous”

Rory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous”
The four-time major winner was asked about being…

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Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?

Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
See the clubs Rory McIlroy is using this…
Whilst there may be few USA players here, world number 8 and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy is in the field as well as a host of the European Tour’s finest talents including the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Alex Noren, Paul Casey, Francesco Molinari, Tyrrell Hatton, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Ian Poulter.
Unfortunately world number five Justin Rose is playing Stateside this week due to a rule on the PGA Tour where you must play a new tournament each year.
The Fort Worth Invitational clashes with the BMW PGA Championship but it was the Olympic Gold Medalist’s only viable option due to scheduling issues.
There may not be a great deal of American players here this week but there is good news for European fans as world number one Justin Thomas has already committed to the French Open at Le Golf National at the end of June.
It will be Thomas’ second start in a regular European Tour event, having made his debut at the 2013 Dunhill Links Championship.
This article Gary Player: ‘Shame For Global Game More US Players Aren’t At Wentworth’ appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Golf Foundation Presidents' Awards 2018 celebrates the "fantastic people at the heart of junior golf"Golf Foundation Presidents’ Awards 2018 Winners
The Golf Foundation Presidents’ Awards at Wentworth on Wednesday prior to the start of the BMW PGA Championship celebrated the “fantastic people at the heart of junior golf” – the volunteers and professionals who selflessly give their time to help young people to enjoy the benefits of golf.
Thanks to support from the European Tour, the ceremony was held again this year in Wentworth Club’s elegant Ballroom, where the event’s largest ever audience heard the stories of 10 award winners and their projects – some of whom have been through positive but highly emotional journeys thanks to golf.
The Golf Foundation is the nationally recognised charity that works with national partners to encourage young people to ‘Start, Learn and Stay’ in the sport.
Its HSBC Golf Roots programme reaches 500,000 youngsters a year, creating a pathway from discovering golf in schools and the community to playing regular golf at golf clubs.
The charity offers boys and girls the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of the sport with an emphasis on ‘Skills for Life’ learning to support young people as they develop, both on and off the course.
The Presidents’ Awards ceremony was teed up perfectly by Emma Anderson and Ali Jodiyawalla, who are members of the England Young Ambassadors group.
Ali and Emma spoke eloquently, while10 ‘Presidents’ Awards’ were presented by the charity’s current President, Sandy Jones.
Each award winner was serenaded with an appropriate song by the brilliant Windsor Academy Trust Choir from Halesowen; not only great singers but an academy with a strong golfing pedigree.
Golf Foundation Chairman Stephen Lewis thanked all the charity’s core funders and supporters for backing the charity. He said: “We are hugely grateful to everyone who chooses to support us. Without this help our team wouldn’t be able to make the progress with so many local projects and many of these great award winners wouldn’t be able to express their enthusiasm and passion in helping some of the fantastic young people here today.”
Chief Executive Brendon Pyle talked the audience through the award winners. He added: “We received so many brilliant nominations which shows just how much is being done in golf clubs, schools and communities to encourage youngsters into the game. The people on stage today represent all the fantastic people at the heart of junior golf.”
The winners were:
The Critchley Award
Presented to a project that has taken golf into the community and made the sport available to any young person.
WINNER: Chapelton Primary School and Broadlees Golf Club’s (Strathaven, Scotland) Inter-Disciplinary Learning Project for its success in creating opportunities for young golfers in its community.The Bonallack Award
Presented to a project that has helped young people to ‘Start, Learn, and Stay’ in golf.
WINNER: Coastal Golf Academy at Frinton Golf Club, Essex, for creating a pathway that has resulted in a significant increase in junior membership.The Montgomerie Award
Presented to a young volunteer, in recognition of his/her time and effort spent supporting junior development.
WINNER: Emily Furniss, a young volunteer at Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Worcestershire, who enthusiastically supports young golfers to develop in the sport.
The Burroughs Award
Presented to an individual who has made particular progress in golf in the face of adversity or a project that has made efforts to create opportunities for those with special needs.
WINNER: Darren Game, PGA Professional at Bourne Golf Centre, for his commitment to promote and grow inclusive golf at the Lincolnshire golf facility.The Gus Payne Award
Presented to the golf club that donates the most amount of money in support of the Golf Foundation’s activities.
WINNER: Andrew Kemp and Beadlow Manor Golf Club (Bedfordshire) for the club’s generous donation of £4,500.The Mackenzie Award
Presented to a project or individual that has successfully integrated Skills for Life into its work with young people.
WINNER: Abhisaran Singh Sohal, from Strawberry Hill Golf Club in London, for demonstrating the personal skills that golf can help foster.The Sinclair Award
Presented to a PGA professional who, as a direct result of his/her efforts, has made a significant impact in the development of grass roots junior golf. The winner also receives an ETIQUS golfer’s watch kindly donated by Gary Butler.
WINNER: Zachery Marsh, from Mark Janes Golf Academy at Tonbridge Golf Centre in Kent, for introducing hundreds of young people to the sport.The ‘Laddie’ Lucas Award
Presented to a project that has created more opportunities for girls to play golf.
WINNER: Elsham Golf Club’s ‘This Girl Golfs’ North Lincolnshire project for engaging more beginner girls into golf by working with the local sports partnership and secondary schools.The Gallacher Award
Presented to a volunteer who, as a direct result of his/her efforts, has made a significant impact in the development of grass roots junior golf.
WINNER: Thomas Bowen, who has been a committed volunteer supporting the junior section at North Wales Golf Club.The Sir Henry Cotton Award
Presented to an individual who has demonstrated meritorious service to junior golf for a sustained period. The winner of this award will receive a grant kindly provided by the Stanley MorrisonTrust. The winner also receives an ETIQUS golfer’s watch kindly donated by Gary Butler.
WINNER: Barry Chapman, who has encouraged and supported youngsters in his role as Junior Organiser at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, for over 29 years.
* Find out more about the charity at www.golf-foundation.org
This article Golf Foundation Presidents’ Awards 2018 Winners appeared first on Golf Monthly.

This is definitely not how you're supposed to play golf...Is This The Worst Golf Swing Of All Time?
We may have seen one of the worst golf swings caught on camera in this video below.
The man, who may or may not be intoxicated, swings at the ball and hits it sideways before tumbling backwards into the bay next to him.
Watch the video below:
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Last year we saw a lady with a crazy golf swing that was considered one of the strangest, although she actually seemed to hit it quite well.
However, this man’s effort was far worse.
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Here we take a look at the clubs Rory McIlroy is using this week at WentworthRory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
Here we take a look at the equipment Rory McIlroy is using this week at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship.
The four-time major winner signed with TaylorMade last year and currently has 14 TaylorMade clubs in the bag as well as a TaylorMade ball.
He recently secured his first victory as a TaylorMade staffer at the Arnold Palmer Invitational where he recorded the best week of his career on the greens.
Seen hitting the TaylorMade M3 driver
Late last year he had the TaylorMade M2 driver and M2 Tour fairway woods but he has switched those out for the new M3 driver and an M3 fairway woods.
He is using the M3 driver and has averaged 316 yards off the tee this season on the PGA Tour.
He recently put a new shaft in his driver – changing out his Mitsubishi Kuro Kage for a Tensei Orange shaft which helped him pick up a whopping 5mph extra ball speed.
Interestingly, Tiger Woods has also put in the Tensei Orange shaft.
Other pros using the M3 driver include Woods, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood and Jason Day.
As well as the M3 driver, he also has the new M3 3 and 5 woods in the bag. The latter was added to the line-up specifically with Augusta National in mind.
WATCH: Rory McIlroy’s 30-minute warm-up routine
He has been using a TaylorMade P790 UDI 2 iron but has taken it out to bring the 5 wood in.
Here’s a great look at Rory’s setup:
McIlroy plays with a mixed set of irons with a TaylorMade P750 4 iron and P730 Rors Proto irons from 5-9. They’re fitted with Project X 7.0 shafts.
The 28-year-old is carrying three TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges in 48°, 52° and 56° lofts which are machine-milled to his personal specification.
A newer addition to the bag is a 60° Milled Grind Hi-Toe lob wedge.
Rory put a new flat stick in the bag at Bay Hill for his Arnold Palmer Invitational victory.
 
He used a TaylorMade TP Collection Black Copper Soto putter with a slant neck at Bay Hill but has changed to the same model with a more traditional Anser-style neck.
A close-up of McIlroy’s putter
He is still using the TaylorMade TP5x golf ball.
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Tiger Woods What’s In The Bag?

Tiger Woods What’s In The Bag?
Check out the equipment used by Tiger Woods

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Jon Rahm What’s In The Bag?

Jon Rahm What’s In The Bag?
See what clubs Spaniard Jon Rahm used in…

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Rory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous”

Rory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous”
The four-time major winner was asked about being…

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Rory McIlroy’s Golf Gear Through The Years

Rory McIlroy’s Golf Gear Through The Years
We take a look at the equipment used…
Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?Driver: TaylorMade M3 8.5° with MCA Tensei Orange TX shaft3 wood: TaylorMade M3 15° with MCA Tensei 80 TX shaft
5 wood: TaylorMade M3 19° with MCA Tensei 80 TX shaft4 iron: TaylorMade P750 with Project X 7.0 shaftIrons (5-9): TaylorMade P730 RORS PROTO with Project X 7.0 shaftsWedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges 48°, 52°, 56°, and Milled Grind Hi-Toe 60° with Project X 6.5 shaftsPutter: TaylorMade TP Black Copper SotoBall: TaylorMade TP5x.Apparel, glove and shoes: Nike
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The four-time major winner responded to being named the UK's most famous sportsperson in ESPN's Fame 100 listRory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous”Rory McIlroy has been named as the UK’s most famous sportsperson in a poll by ESPN.
The four-time major winner placed 17th in ESPN’s Fame 100, which is measured on athletes’ social media following, their ‘Google Trend’ score and endorsements.
Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list whilst McIlroy was top from the UK, beating Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney.
McIlroy was top of another UK list recently – as the Sunday Times’ richest sportsperson aged 30 or under.
The 28-year-old’s net worth rose by £28m last year to reach £110m.
On the result of ESPN’s Fame 100 poll, McIlroy said today in his pre-BMW PGA Championship press conference that fame is “probably something I’ve grown to accept.”
Whilst he accepts fame, he admitted that he never dreamed of actually being famous, and that it is simply a by-product in his quest to become the world’s greatest golfer.

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Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?

Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
See the clubs Rory McIlroy used to win…

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BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips

BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips
Who is going to come back with a…

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BMW PGA Championship 2018 Tee Times: Round One

BMW PGA Championship 2018 Tee Times: Round One
Tournament favourite Rory McIlroy plays with defending champion…
“I dreamed of being a great golfer. I never dreamed of the other stuff,” he said.
“I feel very privileged that I’m in the position that I’m in and I can basically pursue my dream of being the best golfer in the world, and obviously that starts to cross over into different things.
“But I just try to live my life the way I normally would, and yeah, but I don’t — I never dreamed of being famous. I never wanted to be famous. I wanted to be known for my golf and that was it.”
Related: See inside Wentworth’s newly refurbished clubhouse after £13m investment
The 2014 BMW PGA Champion gets his tournament underway at 12.30pm in the opening round at Wentworth alongside defending champion Alex Noren and Lee Westwood.
For all the first round tee times click here.
McIlroy’s last victory came at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in March.
He also finished T5th at The Masters, having played in the final group with Patrick Reed.
This article Rory McIlroy: “I Never Dreamed Of Being Famous” appeared first on Golf Monthly.

A new World Golf Tour has been proposed with huge $20m pursesNew World Golf Tour Proposed
Sources have confirmed with news agency Reuters that a new World Golf Tour could be on its way.
Golf’s two main Tours, the PGA and European Tours currently dominate the golfing landscape with huge purses on either side of the pond, with the PGA being the more lucrative of the two.
Related: BMW PGA Championship betting tips
However, there has been talk for a number of years about a ‘World Tour’, similar to the tennis model.
The new World Golf Tour, which would be known as the World Golf Series, is said to involve 15-20 tournaments each year with purses near the $20m mark.
To put that into perspective, the PGA Tour’s biggest prize pools are $11m, whilst the European Tour’s Rolex Series tournaments offer $7m.
The largest winning share in 2017 was at the US Open, where Brooks Koepka pocketed $2.2m last year from the $12m purse.
Koepka won $2.2m at the US Open last year
The European Tour’s latest schedule includes around 50 tournaments in its season, meaning the higher-ranked players can pick and choose from the biggest events. The same applies with the PGA Tour.
Reuters say that the World Golf Series has been proposed by the British ‘World Golf Group’ and planning has been going on for over a year.
A leading golfer, speaking on anonymity, told Reuters, “Why would you not be interested – 18 tournaments for $20m?”
However, it is unlikely that the World Golf Series would offer world ranking points which are the main criteria for qualifying for majors, WGCs, the Ryder Cup and other big events.
World ranking points are also critical in player endorsement deals, according to agent Chubby Chandler.
“Every player’s deal is centered around world ranking points,” Chandler told Reuters.

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BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips

BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips
Who is going to come back with a…

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Golfer Pays $50,000 To Caddie For Tiger Woods

Golfer Pays $50,000 To Caddie For Tiger Woods
One lucky bidder will carry Woods' bag during…

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BMW PGA Championship 2018 Tee Times: Round One

BMW PGA Championship 2018 Tee Times: Round One
Tournament favourite Rory McIlroy plays with defending champion…
“This series will never get world ranking points, so it will cost people money in the end. I think there are a lot of obstacles to get over,” he continued.
“The cards are stacked against them if they don’t get six of the world’s top 10 players to sign up.”
Reuters say that ‘several blue-chip sponsors’ are ready to give the green light if the biggest names commit to the World Golf Series.
However, Greg Norman proposed a similar idea with Rupert Murdoch back in 1994 which never materialised.
The PGA Tour said they would suspend membership of any player that teed it up in Norman’s proposed series, this could well happen in this case too.
“I’m sure the Tour would be concerned,” said the anonymous player to Reuters.
“I’m not sure what they did with (Norman’s Tour), but these are different times.”
The player also expressed doubt about the World Golf Series, implying that it keeps being delayed, from 2019 to 2020 and now 2021.
The World Golf Group told Reuters in an email that “It would not be appropriate to make a comment at this time.”
This article New World Golf Tour Proposed appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Tournament favourite Rory McIlroy tees off with defending champion Alex Noren and Lee Westwood at 12.30pm on day oneBMW PGA Championship 2018 Tee Times: Round One
Tee times are out for the 2018 BMW PGA Championship and tournament favourite Rory McIlroy will play with defending champion Alex Noren and Lee Westwood on day one at 12.30pm.
Paul Casey, Martin Kaymer and Tyrrell Hatton follow them out at 12.40pm.
Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood plays with fellow Brits Ian Poulter and Matt Wallace at 8am.
See below for all the tee times:BMW PGA Championship 2018 Tee Times: Round One
7am: Steven Brown, Ashley Chesters, Marcus Kinhult
7.10am: Zander Lombard, Pedro Oriol, Jason Scrivener
7.20am: Paul Waring, Richard Bland, David Horsey
7.30am: Soren Kjeldsen, Peter Hanson, Jamie Donaldson
7.40am: Matteo Manassero, Jordan Smith, Scott Jamieson
7.50am: Eddie Pepperell, Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston, Haotong Li
8am: Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter, Matt Wallace
8.15am: Rafa Cabrera Bello, Ross Fisher, Padraig Harrington
8.25am: Ernie Els, Matt Fitzpatrick, Paul Dunne
8.35am: Thomas Pieters, Francesco Molinari, Alex Levy
8.45am: Chris Paisley, Robert Karlsson, Joost Luiten
8.55am: Haydn Porteous, Dean Burmester, George Coetzee
9.05am: Andres Romero, Jorge Campillo, Alvaro Quiros
9.15am: Harold Varner III, Romain Wattel, Darren Fichardt
9.30am: Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Fabrizio Zanotti, Adrian Otaegui
9.40am: Soomin Lee, Sam Brazel, Ryan Fox
9.50am: Renato Paratore, Jason Norris, Jeunghun Wang
10am: Trevor Immelman, Raphael Jacquelin, Brett Rumford
10.10am: Marcel Siem, James Morrison, Gregory Havret
10.20am: Lasse Jensen, Robert Coles, Carlos Pigem
10.30am: Tapio Pulkkanen, Paul O’Hara, Ashun Wu
10.45am: Daniel Im, Chris Hanson, Bradley Neil
10.55am: Jinho Choi, Andrea Pavan, Julien Guerrier
11.05am: Adrien Saddier, James Heath, Ryan Evans
11.15am: Sebastien Gros, Rak hyun Cho
11.25am: Callum Shinkwin, Lee Slattery, Thomas Aiken
11.35am: Thomas Detry, Matthieu Pavon, Benjamin Herbert
11.45am: Robert Rock, Gregory Bourdy, Andrew Dodt

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BMW PGA Championship Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times

BMW PGA Championship Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times
Alex Noren of Sweden is the defending champion…

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BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips

BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips
Who is going to come back with a…

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Wentworth Head Greenkeeper Q&A

Wentworth Head Greenkeeper Q&A
What does it take to get the West…

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New Wentworth Clubhouse Unveiled After £13m Investment

New Wentworth Clubhouse Unveiled After £13m Investment
Wentworth has opened its doors to its new-look…
12pm: Richard Sterne, Richie Ramsay, David Lipsky
12.10pm: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Matthew Southgate, Marc Warren
12.20pm: Danny Willett, Chris Wood, Byeong-Hun An
12.30pm: Alex Noren, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy
12.40pm: Paul Casey, Tyrrell Hatton, Martin Kaymer
12.50pm: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Branden Grace, Dylan Frittelli
1pm: Thomas Bjorn, Graeme McDowell, Shane Lowry
1.15pm: Andy Sullivan, Hideto Tanihara, Julian Suri
1.25pm: Darren Clarke, Thongchai Jaidee, David Howell
1.35pm: Joakim Lagergren, Alexander Bjork, Lucas Bjerregaard
1.45pm: Yusaku Miyazato, Stephen Gallacher, Pablo Larazabal
1.55pm: SSP Chawrasia, Brandon Stone, Bradley Dredge
2.05pm: Nicolas Colsaerts, Edoardo Molinari, Thorbjorn Olesen
2.15pm: Wade Ormsby, Scott Hend, Marcus Fraser
2.30pm: Sam Horsfield, David Drysdale, Oliver Fisher
2.40pm: Nacho Elvira, Richard Wallis, Max Kieffer
2.50pm: Nino Bertasio, Phachara Khongwatmai, Gavin Hay
3pm: Mikko Ilonen, Daniel Brooks, Austin Connelly
3.10pm: Erik Van Rooyen, Oliver Farr, Chse Koepka
3.20pm: Clement Sordet, Gavin Green, Jeff Winther
3.30pm: Ricardo Gouveia, Aaron Rai, Scott Fernandez
3.40pm: Jacques Kruyswijk, Adam Bland, Jens Dantorp
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We sat down with Wentworth's Director of Golf Courses and Grounds Kenny MackayWentworth Head Greenkeeper Q&A
Wentworth’s famous West Course has undergone extensive changes in recent years, with the latest redesign taking place ahead of last year’s tournament.
We sat down with the club’s Director of Golf Courses and Grounds Kenny Mackay for a fascinating chat on how the course is looking a year on and what it takes to get it ready for the BMW PGA Championship.How is the golf course looking a year on from the changes?
Really good. The course has matured up really well, I feel we’re probably in better shape than last year. Work is never ending on the golf course, we’re always moving on to something else but we’re really happy.Was the West Course too difficult before the changes last year?
It was difficult, it was known it was difficult. Players found the bunkers a little bit difficult and the greens were changing from colonial bent grass to poa annua so it was a mixed match of grass. A lot of the players in this particular event and our members were not particularly happy with where it was going.
You’ve received lots of positive feedback, how does that make you feel?
Very happy, our members are extremely happy as well. The membership has been nothing but happy since we re-opened last year. It has all been very positive.The West Course has sub-air systems in every green. What exactly is a sub air system?
A sub air system lets you control the moisture in the root zone. It allows you to pull the moisture through the root zone so in particular we use it as much in the winter as we do any other time of year in this country. That’s one mode of action, the other is that you can push air in from under the greens through the drainage pipe. Right now we’re pushing air in at the minute to cool the roots down. It’s used a lot in the States where they get serious temperatures and they’re trying to grow bent grass – it’s a struggle, they use it more than us. It has got a couple of uses but the main use for us is moisture control.How will the course be playing this week?
As firm and fast as we can get it. We’ve kept the water on it a little bit over the weekend and into the last couple of days but from Sunday night we switched the fairway watering off to let them dry out a bit to play firmer and we switched the greens off to let them dry out for the Pro-Am and beyond. The green speeds now are at 12, we’re pushing it and we’ve got more options. We’re collecting all the data from STRI so we’re measuring the trueness and smoothness, firmness, moisture every morning, then we’re sitting down in the day and making a decision alongside the Tour to get the right decision from the players going forward.Do the European Tour have much of an input into the course this week?
We work closely with tournament director David Garland to get it right and we’ve had a bit of protection the last few days with the heat. The weather has been lovely and the greens will dry down very quickly and will get very firm, so it will be like hitting into a table top if you’re not too careful. We just need to get the balance right.What would an average golfer shoot here in tournament conditions?
No idea what a club golfer would shoot in tournament conditions. Our medal in April here, I think two players broke 80 off the yellow tees. It’s still a tough golf course. When you see Alex Noren’s 62 you really realise how good it is because it’s still tough. When the wind gets up it’s perfect, we’ve got nice weather and wind – that’s the ideal combination for Wentworth to play its optimum.
With all the talk of the 18th hole in recent years, did it make you proud to see an eagle win the tournament last year?
Noren’s eagle was a fantastic shot. It was a little bit special for me because I know Lee on the bag, Lee is a caddie and a friend of mine and he also worked on the West Course a couple of years ago. He knew the course really well. The greens were so firm, it was a great shot and then to hole the putt to win.

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How long does it take to get a golf course tournament-ready?
We gather the feedback from last year’s tournament and then we start working on all the stuff from last year, what we felt was a little bit weaker, what do we need to improve in certain areas. For example the collars were very young and new and they were stressing out through the amount of cutting and rolling. But now this year we’ve changed them and during the winter we closed during December, January and February so we didn’t play golf during the worst months, even though March we got some snow. Basically we replaced the collars and they’re standing up much better this year.
Any ideas of what the winning score will be?
12-14 under if the weather is fair, maybe a bit less if it changes. If somebody goes out and shoots low then they’ve played well.How can golfers help greenkeepers?
Etiquette. Repairing pitch marks, replacing divots, raking the bunker properly. That’s a key I think. Expectations are really high for a lot of clubs that maybe don’t have the resources we have. Golfers play somewhere else and they come back expecting it to be so good. For me, be patient, it’s a short season in the UK and it takes a few months to get the greens at their best.How can golf clubs improve the quality of their greens?
That’s for each individual golf course to deal with. Everybody has different methods and each individual club should assess their own situation and their own budget. Budget is key.Are you happy Rory McIlroy is playing this week?
Yeah. He was unfortunate last year being injured. For me, it’s nice that he has come back this year and hopefully he’ll enjoy the place and maybe win.How are plans going on the Edinburgh Course renovation?
We have but we’ve got a lot of plans in place but we’re not ready to extend them yet. We’re waiting on permissions and we’ve got a lot of things to do before we get to that. We have got a lot of drawing and concepts done but we’re not ready to go there yet
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Read our report on the recent reader day at Walton Heath Golf Club.Read our report on the recent readers day at Walton Heath Golf ClubReport – Golf Monthly Over 50s Challenge at Walton Heath
Glorious blue skies greeted the 16 lucky readers who gathered at the prestigious Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey for the ‘Golf Monthly Over 50s Challenge’ in association with Flying Colours Wealth Management.
Home to two famous courses, the Old and the New – both ranked in Golf Monthly’s GB&I Top 100 Courses – Walton Heath has played host to many notable events over the years, including the 1981 Ryder Cup, The European Open and US Open Qualifying. This October The British Masters hosted by Justin Rose will visit the venue and it proved the perfect place for this exciting reader day.
Guy Myles gives a talk on how people can better manage their finances
The event was hosted by Guy Myles, CEO of Flying Colours Wealth Management and previously founder of Octopus Investments, who presented a fascinating overview of how individuals can better organise their finances to take advantage of opportunities and avoid some of the more common investing mistakes.
The presentation gave much food for thought and the readers had the opportunity to discuss some of the topics raised in more depth with Guy and his team of knowledgeable advisers both during the course of the day and afterwards.
Before tackling the New Course the assembled golfers took part in a superb interactive 75-minute putting clinic led by Walton Heath head professional, Simon Peaford, where they got to benefit from tips, drills and advice.
Walton Heath Club Professional Simon Seaford gave a putting clinic before the round
Ian Dudman of Evnroll, one of the hottest putter brands in the game, was also on hand with a full selection of the company’s innovative flat-sticks for our readers to try on the famous Walton Heath putting green.
After the putting session that saw the ‘lefties’ triumph over the ‘righties’ in a team shoot out, it was time to tackle the New Course, which is ranked number 50 in Golf Monthly’s Top 100 courses 2017/18.
Established in 1907, this exacting heathland layout provided a strong test. Fairways lined with heather and undulating fast greens meant there was a premium on accuracy and the putting skills they’d gleaned earlier.
One of the teams plays the 18th at a sublime Walton Heath
The standard of play was excellent and it took a countback to decide the winners in both the individual and team competitions. The individual honours went to 14-handicapper Terry Gyorffy, who just edged 22-handicapper Paul Hicks on a best 6 countback after they both carded an 18-hole total of 35 points and back 9s of 17 each.
Terry Gyorffy was the individual winner of the day with 35 points
There was another visit to the prize table for Gyorffy as part of Team 1 where he joined forces with Mark Smith, Anthony Downs and Jon Dominey from Flying Colours Wealth to record an impressive 84 points in the best two from four format.
Gyorffy was also part of the winning team too, along with Mark Smith, Anthony Downs and Jon Dominey.
The day concluded with a superb two-course meal served in the club’s historic Fowler Room and closing words from Golf Monthly editor Mike Harris and Flying Colours Wealth Management CEO Guy Myles.Results – Individual
Winner – Terry Gyorffy (14) 35 pts best back 6 – 13pts
Runner up – Paul Hicks (22) 35pts back 6 – 11ptsTeam
1st place Team 1 – 84 pts (back 9 – 42pts)
Mark Smith, Terry Gyorffy, Anthony Downs, Jon Dominey
2nd place Team 6 – 84 pts (back 9 – 39pts)
Martin Metcalf, Mark Pickering, Andy Dalglish, Ross Evans
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Wentworth has opened its doors to its newly refurbished clubhouseNew Wentworth Clubhouse Unveiled After £13m Investment
On the eve of the BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth Club has unveiled its new-look clubhouse.
The project has seen a £13m investment and a complete overhaul of the clubhouse interior.
“The last two years have seen the most significant changes in Wentworth Club’s history,” commented CEO Stephen Gibson.
Inside the new reception area
Work began on restoring the West Course in time for last year’s BMW PGA Championship tournament, with £7m invested into the famous Burma Road course which had formerly hosted the World Match Play and now continues to host the PGA Championship.
The clubhouse was the next step, taking the investment so far to £20m.

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The tennis club has also seen investment and there is plenty more to come, including renovations of the driving range and Edinburgh Course.
The Reignwood Group took over at Wentworth in 2014 and they have their sights set on the Virginia Water club becoming one of the world’s top private country clubs.
The Wall of Fame
The new clubhouse has seen all aspects redesigned, including the reception, pro shop, bar and restaurants, locker rooms and function rooms.
Work began on renovating the famous 19th century building last September and there were up to 150 builders on site at peak times.
Project manager Steve Inwood said, “It’s a complete makeover. From top to bottom, everything is new.
The Club Lounge
“The clubhouse has an iconic exterior and we have managed to retain the building’s historic features, whilst renovating its interior to provide members with the epitome of luxury and functionality.”
Sloane Street-based Thorp Design managed the renovation and selected the finest Italian marble for the bars and bathrooms.
Soft carpets crafted in China were flown over for the new-look clubhouse.
The new boutique-style pro shop
The men’s and ladies’ locker rooms now feature steam rooms and saunas, and the pro shop now has a luxury boutique feel.
The iconic Hall of Fame wall has been maintained but upgraded, with clubs used by past Wentworth champions now framed behind glass. There are other golfing memorabilia items including a stunning painting of the 1937 Ryder Cup match.
Two new private dining rooms -the East and West – have been installed for member functions and the clubhouse will have 25 chefs and a wine sommelier on hand to guide members with their wine of choice.
There are five drinking and dining areas in total – The Dining Room, the Club Lounge, the Club Bar, the Burma Bar and the Conservatory.
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The Englishman was speaking ahead of the BMW PGA Championship this week at WentworthTommy Fleetwood On Pep Guardiola, His Nike Irons And The Ryder Cup
Tommy Fleetwood heads into the European Tour’s flagship event this week at Wentworth as one of the favourites.
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The Englishman is the Race to Dubai champion, has won four European Tour titles and has been inside the world’s top 20 for the last year.
Fleetwood plays with Pep Guardiola in the Wednesday Pro-Am and also played with him whilst Man City won the Premier League title as their rivals Manchester United lost to West Brom.
“He’s a good character to be around,” he said in today’s press conference.
“He’s quite an inspiring person to be honest. He’s a successful person in his own right, and you know, I get on great with him. We stay in touch now, and he’s very competitive, so he’ll be right up for it tomorrow.
“But yeah, being around people like that can only help you and make you better, whether it’s golf or a different sport. If you’re hanging around with people that are successful in their sport, it’s only going to help you.”

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The 27-year-old also spoke about his Nike irons, which he has kept in the bag ever since the company announced their departure from the hardware market almost two years ago.
Fleetwood said that he has no intention of replacing them out any time soon.
“I’ve got a new set of Nike irons, so they are going to be in the bag for about another two years,” he laughed.
“It’s very difficult to change when you’re so set in your ways. I should branch out eventually probably.”
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The Englishman also looks set to make his Ryder Cup debut this September in Paris through the World Points list.
He revealed that he is “desperate” to represent Thomas Bjorn’s European Team at Le Golf National, although he’s not letting that get in the way of his golf.
“The Ryder Cup, for any of us, is a dream.
“I’m desperate to play in The Ryder Cup, but the more you think about it and the more you put too much pressure on yourself to make it; if I was to go out and start on Thursday with a couple of bogeys and you’re thinking about the Ryder Cup in September, it’s only going to add pressure.”
Tommy Fleetwood currently ranks 12th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
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The PGA Tour are still in Texas at the famous Colonial Country Club for the Fort Worth InvitationalFort Worth Invitational Golf Betting Tips
This week the PGA Tour is at the famous Colonial Country Club for the Fort Worth Invitational.
Colonial has hosted this event every year since 1946.
There’s a strong field in Texas this week including 2016 champion Jordan Spieth as well as Justin Rose, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler and Players Champion Webb Simpson.
Last year, Kevin Kisner beat Spieth, Rahm and Sean O’Hair by a single stroke.
Kisner is back to defend and you can pick him up at 40/1 if you fancy him to win again.
Spieth is favourite at 4/35, with Jon Rahm second-favourite at 14/1.
The GM Tipster is having another superb season, check out his profit so far at the Golf Betting Tips homepage.

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Jimmy Walker – 3 points each way at 28/1 with Sportnation.bet – The American is playing really solid with another top 10 last week at the Byron Nelson Championship. The 2016 USPGA Champion has now had three top 10s in five weeks so coming back into form nicely.
Kevin Kisner – 3 points each way at 40/1 with Sportnation.bet – The defending champion is back this week and at a good price. Kisner is coming off of two missed cuts but was second at the Match Play not so long ago and was 7th at the RBC Heritage.
Chesson Hadley – 2 points each way at 45/1 with Sportnation.bet – Hadley is a PGA Tour rookie this season and has got off to a great start on the main tour. He has had six consecutive top 20s and could well go on to win this week.
JJ Spaun – 1 point each way at 100/1 with Sportnation.bet – One point each way on JJ Spaun who was 3rd last week at the Byron Nelson. Looks good odds.
As ever please do bet responsibly and the best of luck!
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From forgiveness, feel, workability and looks, to custom-fitting and the make-up of your set, we pick out 7 questions to ask yourself when buying irons...7 Questions To Ask Yourself When Buying irons
It’s easy to look at golf club evolution over the past 30 years and think that all the progress has been in drivers as driver heads have progressed from persimmon to steel to titanium, grown exponentially in size, and become adjustable and customisable in all manner of ways.
But irons have evolved significantly too, with the arrival of oversized, deep-cavity heads for those seeking maximum forgiveness, and the use of multi-material designs whether to optimise weighting for easier launch, to improve feel on mishits or to increase power, and therefore distance, off the face. Here, we highlight the 7 questions you need to ask yourself when buying irons to ensure that you end up with just the right set for your game.How much forgiveness do I need?This will depend on all sorts of factors from ability to individual swing characteristics. If you struggle to find the middle of the face regularly, maximum forgiveness will help you optimise mis-hit performance so your poor shots end up being closer to the green.
There are head designs these days that offer not only high-levels of perimeter-weighted forgiveness, but also extra weight in the sole and further back from the face to help get the ball up in the air more easily. Within most brand’s iron families there are degrees of forgiveness throughout the range. During a custom-fitting session, you should hit a few different models and see how the more forgiving options offer greater average distances. The more inconsistent your striking the greater the potential gain of a more forgiving design.
From the ultra-traditional, blade-like P730 to the ultra-forgiving M CGB distance iron, there are seven models to chose from in the TaylorMade range. A thorough custom-fitting will allow you to hit different options and get a real sense for where the performance benefits lie. If your ball-striking would benefit from added forgiveness, think about veering towards the M family irons.Are feel and workability important to me?Generally – though not exclusively – it is better players who are seeking feel and workability, relying on the former to better gauge how well they’re striking it compared to a more forgiving head design, and the latter to be able to manoeuvre the ball more readily to meet the demands of the shot or conditions they face.
Irons that are designed for maximum forgiveness make this more difficult, but there are also shallow-cavity irons available that are designed to provide the feel and workability that many players crave, while also providing a healthy degree of forgiveness. Relatively thin soles offer that crisp contact through the turf and this new breed of slim but forgiving shallow cavity irons are an excellent option for many.
TaylorMade’s P790 features a unique design. It’s a forged iron with a medium-compact head, thinner topline and reduced offset designed for distance, playability and great feel. But four strategically placed internal metal-injection-molded (MIM) tungsten weights add in ample forgiveness by increasing the head’s MOI.
 How important is it that my new irons are custom-fit?This is very important, as correctly fitted irons will help you to optimise performance throughout the bag. Lie angle and length are two key factors any professional fitter will look at, so your new irons sit well at address and interact with the turf well through impact. Shaft flex is critical too as shafts that are either too soft or too firm will compromise both consistency and accuracy.
Other critical factors the fitter will advise on will be where to make the switch to hybrids or woods at the long end of the set, and perhaps towards more specialist wedges at the short end.
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Am I looking for help in getting the ball up or keeping it downThis is a fairly critical factor as players who struggle to keep the ball down may find some of the most forgiving head designs launch the ball too high for the way they swing, while players who struggle to flight the ball will relish the assistance on offer.
For those who naturally hit the ball a little too high, it can sometimes be a bit of a choice between achieving the right levels of forgiveness they’re after, without losing control of the ball flight. This can be tricky but custom-fitting will certainly help here, as it may be possible to get the best of both worlds with the right shaft. If you are struggling to get your iron shots up into the air, look out for an iron with a wide sole – by pushing the centre of gravity down and away from the face, these designs will help create that high launch you’re looking for.How strong is your long iron game?The vast majority of golfers, tour players included, rely on the added forgiveness and higher launch on offer from a larger-headed long iron. This involves creating a combination set where different models are used to help flight the long irons and control of the short irons.
While many iron sets have typically offered some extra assistance in the long irons, these days you can do so much more by switching models throughout, perhaps even going for blades or semi-blades in the short irons and then the most forgiving head designs at the longer end of the set. Even the best tour pros aren’t averse to taking advantage of this extra help where it’s most needed. Remember not to forget about this potentially game-changing approach when you go for a custom-fitting.
Even the best players are happy to accept a little help in their longer irons. Rory McIlroy plays TaylorMade’s P730 blade from 5- to 9-iron but switches to the more forgiving P750 (pictured here) in his 3- and 4-irons. “Everyone needs a little bit of help and they’re just a tiny bit more forgiving,” he says. “They launch a little bit higher, which I like as well.”Where should I make the switch from irons to hybrids?Ability and personal preference are probably key here. Typically, less proficient players and slower swingers find longer irons harder to hit, so may want to consider making the switch earlier in the set – perhaps from 5-iron into their first hybrid.
But plenty of good players are giving up their very longest irons too in favour of clubs that are more forgiving, and certainly more versatile at the longer end of the set, like the TaylorMade M3 Rescue hybrid. It may well depend on the kind of courses you most often play and how far you hit it.WATCH: Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach, Peter Finch, talks through the impact basics that generate golf’s various ball flights
If you know you’re likely to face a lot of long approaches, and can’t guarantee to find every fairway, hybrids will prove more versatile and playable from the rough as their wide, rounded soles are less likely to snag through impact than the corresponding long irons.
If you play a lot of golf on links courses, you may find a long-iron flight that keeps the ball down a better option when things get windy. But the general trend is for players to switch to hybrids earlier than in days gone by as these clubs certainly make it easier to flight the ball from long range, allowing you to carry front hazards and stop the ball more easily than with a lower-flighted long iron.
There’s a wealth of choice when it comes to the type and style of irons. TaylorMade’s 2018 range, for example, boasts no fewer than seven different head types ranging from the P730 forged 1025 carbon steel blade through to the ultra-forgiving, multi-material M CGB model. Many players are now mixing and matching different head types to get the best overall performance throughout their set.How do I want the club to look behind the ball at address?This is probably down to personal preference as to whether or not you like a thin clean topline, or something a little wider to inspire greater confidence. To a large degree, we’re back to the forgiveness versus feel and workability debate, as the most forgiving irons will typically have a much bigger topline like the TaylorMade M CGB, and the most workable irons offer a ‘cleaner’ look, like the TaylorMade P730, with models like the TaylorMade P770 sitting in between.
Only you will know what you like to look down on over the ball, but there may need to be some kind of compromise here between aspiration and practicality. What looks great behind the ball on the range also has to look confidence-inspiring while you’re competing on the course!
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Dame Laura Davies is to become the first ever woman to play on the European Senior Tour at the 2018 Shipco Masters in DenmarkLaura Davies To Play On Men’s Senior Tour Next Month
Dame Laura Davies has broken many a record down the years, and will break another one next month by becoming the first ever lady to play on the European Staysure Tour (previously know as European Senior Tour).
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The 54-year-old will be in the field at the 2018 Shipco Masters in Denmark from 1st-3rd June.
Britain’s most successful golfer of the modern era has won 84 times as a pro including four majors and has competed in 12 Solheim Cups.
“My golfing career has been played in parallel with a number of players who are currently on the Senior Tour, so I’m really looking forward to testing my wits against them,” said Davies.
“You only get one chance to become the first, and the time is right to do it,” she said.

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“I committed to play this event last year, but since then I’ve only grown more excited at the prospect and I am particularly encouraged by the increasing number of opportunities arising for women and men to compete in the same event.
“This is my turn to do so and I hope to see many more opportunities in future in all manner of formats.”
Paul McGinley, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie and Ian Woosnam are also playing in the event.
“Dame Laura’s participation in this event is an honour for the Staysure Tour,” said David MacLaren, head of the Staysure Tour.
MacLaren continued, “She has been one of my golfing heroes since 1996 and this is another example of the European Tour and Staysure Tour being prepared to innovate and look to attract a wider audience to the game of golf.”
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Westwood, Harrington, Donald and McDowell have been announce as vice captains for this year's matchThomas Bjorn Announces Ryder Cup Vice Captains
Thomas Bjorn has added four more vice captains to his team to join Swede Robert Karlsson.
Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell will all be vice captains to Bjorn at Le Golf National in September.
Bjorn announced the four new vice captains today in a press conference at Wentworth ahead of this week’s BMW PGA Championship.
The four new vice captains have made a combined 24 appearances for Europe as players in the Ryder Cup.
Harrington has made six appearances for Europe and has been vice captain for the last two matches.

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Westwood has made 10 appearances in a row for Europe since 1997, and has been on the winning side a record seven times. He has won 23 points in that spell, just two behind leading points scorer Nick Faldo.
McDowell has made four appearances for Europe and famously secured the winning point at the 2010 match at Celtic Manor, where he defeated Hunter Mahan on the 17th hole.

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Donald has also appeared four times for Europe and has been on the winning side all four times.
USA captain Jim Furyk has already announced Davis Love III, Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker as his vice captains.
The Ryder Cup takes place at Le Golf National in Paris from 28th-30th September.
Europe will seek to regain the trophy after losing it to the USA 17-11 last time out at Hazeltine.
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The European Tour is back at Wentworth for its flagship event. Who will the BMW PGA Championship?during the third round of the Open de Espana at Centro Nacional de Golf on April 14, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips
This week the European Tour are back at Wentworth for their flagship event on one of their most famous courses, it is the BMW PGA Championship.
Last year Alex Noren won in stunning fashion, making an eagle at the 72nd hole to card a course record 62.
It was his 9th European Tour victory and moved him inside the world’s top 10 for the first time.
He is back this year and joint-second favourite at 13/1.
Rory McIlroy headlines the tournament this year and is favourite with the bookies at 15/2 whilst Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey are also joint-second favourites at 13/1.
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BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Tips Advised Bets
Paul Dunne – 3 points each way at 25/1 with Sportnation.bet – The Irishman has had three top 10s this season including a win at GolfSixes – I think he should be a shorter price here.
Tyrrell Hatton – 3 points each way at 30/1 with Sportnation.bet – Hatton has had three top 10s this year including that 3rd place finish in Mexico. He was 7th at Wentworth in 2016 and looks very attractive at 30/1.
Alexander Levy – 3 points each way at 40/1 with Sportnation.bet – The Frenchman has already won this year and has had plenty of great results. He has never missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship and has finished 12th before. Plus he’ll be desperate to make the Ryder Cup side, a good showing could really help his cause.
Eddie Pepperell – 1 point each way at 90/1 with Sportnation.bet – Pepperell won his maiden European Tour title recently in Qatar and was 6th at Wentworth in 2013. Looks good odds for an each way bet.
As ever please do bet responsibly and the best of luck!
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The PGA Tour remains in Texas this week for the Fort Worth Invitational at the famous Colonial Country Club. Kevin Kisner is defending champion in this historic event.Colonial Country ClubFort Worth Invitational Preview, TV Times
Kevin Kisner is defending champion in this week’s Fort Worth Invitational. He’ll face a strong field at Colonial that includes 2016 winner Jordan Spieth and European stars Justin Rose and Jon Rahm.
Jordan Spieth will be a home favourite this week as he looks to claim this title for a second time. Justin Rose has chosen to play in this event over the BMW PGA Championship, citing his Tour requirement to visit an event he hasn’t played in the past four years. In all, 13 of the top-30 ranked players in the world start in this event.
Since its inception in 1946, this event has been played on the same course and, in terms of length, the layout has changed little over the years. When Texas native Ben Hogan won the first Colonial Invitational the course measured 7,035 yards. It can now be stretched to 7,204 yards, but it generally plays a touch shorter than that.
The course at Colonial was opened in 1936 and played host to the 1941 U.S. Open. Having welcomed the PGA Tour since 1946, this is the longest running host venue on the circuit. Designed by Perry Maxwell and John Bredemus, it’s a classic shotmaker’s layout, challenging golfers with tight fairways and several doglegs.
Hogan dominated the early years of this event winning five times between 1946 and 1959, hence the course’s nickname of “Hogan’s Alley.” Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson have also lifted the title.
Last year Kevin Kisner held off Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm to win the title. He’ll be looking to join Ben Hogan as the only men to win back-to-back at Colonial.
Kevin Kisner is defending champion
The winner of the event is famously presented with a garish tartan jacket and a simply enormous trophy as the picture of Kisner above shows.
The weather forecast looks reasonable and, at this stage, it looks hopeful there will be no disruptions. Winds are set to be light.Venue: Colonial CC, Fort Worth, TexasDate: May 24-27Course stats: par 70, 7,209 yardsPurse: $7,100,000Defending champion: Kevin Kisner (-10)How to watch the Fort Worth Invitational
TV Coverage:
Thursday 24 – Sky Sports Golf from 9pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 10.30, featured groups on Sky Sports Golf from 6.00pm
Friday 25 – Sky Sports Golf from 9pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 10.30, featured groups on Sky Sports Golf from 6.00pm
Saturday 26 – Sky Sports Golf from 6.00pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 8.30pm
Sunday 27 – Sky Sports Golf from 6.00pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 9.00pmNot a Sky Sports customer and want to watch the Fort Worth Invitational?
Why not buy a Now TV pass? For £7.99 you can get a day pass if you wish to watch one of the rounds or, for just £12.99, you can get a week pass to see the whole tournament.Buy a Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass for £7.99Buy a Now TV Sky Sports Week Pass for £12.99Players to watch:
Jimmy Walker – He’s been playing solid golf lately and looks a likely candidate to step up and take a win at a venue he knows well. He has three top-10s in his last five starts.
Matt Kuchar – Another man with considerable experience at Colonial – this will be his 11th start. He’s supremely consistent and has five top-20s in this tournament.
Justin Rose
Justin Rose – He hasn’t played this event since 2010 but he comes in to it on good form. He has recorded only two finishes outside the top-25 in the last nine months. He’ll be looking to justify his decision to skip Wentworth.Key hole: 5th. This has played as the toughest hole on the course since stats began to be recorded some 25 years ago. At 481 yards, it’s a long par 4 made more difficult by the ditch waiting to the left and a river on the right. The approach must be supremely accurate to a long, narrow target.Skills required: Ball-striking. Solid and accurate iron shots will be the key to success at Colonial both for position from the tee and to the tightly guarded greens. Those who can shape their shots could go low this week.
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The European Tour heads home to Wentworth this week for the circuit’s flagship event. Alex Noren is defending champion in the BMW PGA Championship.The 18th at WentworthBMW PGA Championship Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times
The European Tour is in England this week for the circuit’s flagship event. Sweden’s Alex Noren defends the BMW PGA Championship over the West Course at Wentworth.
Alex Noren is defending champion
This week sees the 64th edition of the PGA Championship and it has attracted a stellar field including Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman who won the 2014 edition of this event, hasn’t played since 2015. McIlroy is joined in the field by Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood and Paul Casey. Other star entrants include: 2017 Scottish Open winner Rafa Cabrera Bello, Branden Grace, who closed with a 62 in Texas last week, and defending champ Alex Noren.
This event will be the first of this year’s Rolex Series. Each of the eight tournaments in the series will offer a minimum prize fund of $7 million and that is what’s up for grabs this week.
It will be the 38th time the PGA Championship has been hosted over the West Course at Wentworth and the 35th year in succession – dating back to 1984. In that time winners over “Burma Road” have included Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros and Colin Montgomerie.
Bernhard Langer was champion three times
Last year, Alex Noren produced a brilliant final round of 62 that included an incredible eagle three on the home hole. As the rain started to fall, nobody could match Noren’s total and the Swede was champion.
The West Course at Wentworth has been revamped over the years with the most recent changes following advice from Thomas Bjorn, Ernie Els and Paul McGinley. All the greens were reseeded for last season and the 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th greens completely reshaped.
All of the bunkers were redesigned and rebuilt, 29 of them removed. The objective of the alterations was to reinstate the playing characteristics Harry Colt envisaged when he originally laid out the course.
The weather looks like being fine with just a small chance of rain on Thursday. Conditions should be pretty good.Venue: Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, SurreyDate: May 24-27Course stats: par 72, 7,284 yardsPurse: €5,970,000Defending champion: Alex Noren (-11)
How to watch the BMW PGA ChampionshipTV Coverage:
Wednesday 23 – Sky Sports Golf from 3pm (On the range)
Thursday 24 – Sky Sports Golf from 10am
Friday 25 – Sky Sports Golf from 10am
Saturday 26 – Sky Sports Golf from 11.30am
Sunday 27 – Sky Sports Golf from 11.30am, Sky Sports Main Event from 4.30pmNot a Sky Sports customer and want to watch the BMW PGA Championship?
Why not buy a Now TV pass? For £7.99 you can get a day pass if you wish to watch one of the rounds or, for just £12.99, you can get a week pass to see the whole tournament.Buy a Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass for £7.99Buy a Now TV Sky Sports Week Pass for £12.99
Players to watch:
Paul Casey – He won this event back in 2009 but hasn’t played in it since 2013. He’s trying to secure his place in this year’s Ryder Cup team and a win this week would go a long way to doing that.
Paul Dunne – The Irishman won the recent GolfSixes tournament together with Gavin Moynihan. He was also second in the Open de Espana and tied seventh in the Volvo China Open.
Andy Sullivan – He’s shown signs of a return to form recently, not least with a tie for third in the Sicilian Open. He could be a dark horse this week.Key hole: 18th. A 521 yard par-5, it’s eminently reachable in two for most players in the field. But, a water hazard in front of the green makes going for the eagle risky. If someone is chasing on Sunday afternoon, they might be tempted.
Skills required: Fast finishing. With two par-5s to close out the course, there’s potential for big swings at the death. The players will be looking to finish 4-4 and anything more than that will feel like an opportunity missed.
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