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Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Jason Day used their social media platforms to reveal the new TaylorMade P760 ironsTaylorMade Reveals P760 Irons Via Athletes’ Social Media
Three of TaylorMade’s biggest stars took to their Instagram throughout an evening to unveil the new P760 irons.
The P760 looks to be a progressive set that features TaylorMade’s Speed Foam in the 3-7-irons.
We saw a similar concept in the P790 Irons, which used Speed Foam within a hollow clubhead to maximise ball speed and distance while also producing a soft, lively feel.
The players all commented on the sharper leading edge and the extra height they were getting from the P760s.
It was first the turn of four-time major champion Rory McIlroy, who broadcast live from his Instagram account just before 7pm UK time on a driving range in Florida on Oct 10th.
“It launches so high for a long iron. It doesn’t sound like a hollow iron, it sounds and feels really solid. It launches so high for a long iron. I’m carrying the 4-iron nearly 240 yards but I’m usually around 230,” Rory said on the live video.RELATED: Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
McIlroy currently uses a prototype version of the TaylorMade P730 irons called Rors Proto, as well as a P750 3- and 4-iron. He also carries a P790 UDI as a 2-iron.
Tomo Bystedt, TaylorMade’s former Iron Global Director now Metalwood Director, was also in attendance and explained a little more about the new iron Rory was testing.
“It has the same loft as the P770 iron but has a lower centre of gravity with added speed over the P730 iron,” he said.
Next up was Jon Rahm…
“That felt amazing,” the Spaniard said after one hit.
“That’s 10 yards more than i have on the other one, it comes out really hot and it goes through the turf a little bit better.RELATED: Jon Rahm What’s In The Bag?
Rahm also commented on the iron’s consistency, “The last three i didn’t hit them all the same but they felt the same and flew the same.
“All those ball flights are so consistent it’s great.”
Finally, attention turned to former World No.1 Jason Day…
“It felt very stable the feel of it, felt soft but firm. How do you get that?” he said.
“It was softer feel, felt good through the turf it feels pretty dang good right now.RELATED: Jason Day What’s In The Bag?
“I think they’re coming out higher.
“My concern with what you guys did with the leading edge here when you look at something that like it has the potential to dig due to how sharp it is.
“Going through the turf it’s good, doesn’t bounce which is great.”

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Which TaylorMade Irons Are Right For Me?

Which TaylorMade Irons Are Right For Me?
The latest TaylorMade irons on the market

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Which TaylorMade Ball Is Right For Me?

Which TaylorMade Ball Is Right For Me?
The latest TaylorMade balls on the market

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Which TaylorMade Putter Is Right For Me?

Which TaylorMade Putter Is Right For Me?
The latest TaylorMade irons on the market

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Which TaylorMade Woods Are Right For Me?

Which TaylorMade Woods Are Right For Me?
The latest TaylorMade fairways and hybrids on the…
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This article TaylorMade Reveals P760 Irons Via Athletes’ Social Media appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari will play together for the first two daysBritish Masters Tee Times: First And Second Rounds
The British Masters gets underway this week from Walton Heath in Surrey with a host of the European Tour’s finest in the field.
World number two Justin Rose, from down the road on the Hampshire/Surrey border, has the chance to regain the world number one position with a top-two finish.
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Related: British Masters betting tips
Rose won the British Masters in 2002 and gets his tournament underway at 8.20am from the 10th tee along with two past British Masters champions, Paul Dunne (defending champion) and Matt Fitzpatrick (2015 winner).
Elsewhere, Team Moliwood re-unite in the 12.25pm 1st tee group along with fellow Ryder Cup star Thjorbjorn Olesen.
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British Masters Tee Times – First Round:1st tee –
7.40am: Jaco Van Zyl, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Hideto Tanihara
7.50am: Clement Sordet, Richard Bland, Marcus Kinhult
8am – Austin Connelly, Gregory Bourdy, Matthieu Pavon
8.10am – Lasse Jensen, Richard Sterne, Erik Van Rooyen
8.20am – Jason Norris, Jens Dantorp, Julian Suri
8.30am – Phachara Khongwatmai, Lee Slattery, Mike Lorenzo-Vera
8.40am – Brett Rumford, Edoardo Molinari, Wade Ormsby
8.50am – Renato Paratore, Romain Wattel, Joakim Lagergren
9am – Nicolas Colsaerts, Aaron Rai, Matthew Southgate
9.10am – Gavin Green, Ryan Evans, Julien Guerrier
9.20am – Chase Koepka, Paul O’Hara, Pelle Edberg
12.05pm – Scott Jamieson, Daniel Brooks, James Morrison
12.15pm – Martin Kaymer, Robert Karlsson, Lucas Bjerregaard
12.25pm – Thorbjorn Olesen, Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari
12.35pm – Sam Horsfield, Luke Donald, Eddie Pepperell
12.45pm – Daniel Willett, Andrew Johnston, Ross Fisher
12.55pm – Paul Waring, Shane Lowry, Tom Lewis
1.05pm – Chris Wood, Haotong Li, Ryan Fox
1.15pm – Andrea Pavan, David Howell, Alexander Levy
1.25pm – Gregory Havret, Nino Bertasio, Robert Coles
1.35pm – Richie Ramsay, Ricardo Gouveia, Ashley Chesters

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Sky Sports British Masters Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times

Sky Sports British Masters Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times
Justin Rose hosts the event at Walton Heath…

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British Masters Golf Betting Tips

British Masters Golf Betting Tips
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CIMB Classic Preview, TV Times

CIMB Classic Preview, TV Times
Pat Perez is defending champion at TPC Kuala…

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CIMB Classic Golf Betting Tips

CIMB Classic Golf Betting Tips
Who will win in Kuala Lumpur?
10th tee –
7.40am – Soomin Lee, Sam Brazel, Matteo Manassero
7.50am – Dean Burmester, Marcus Fraser, Mikko Korhonen
8am – Richard McEvoy, Jordan Smith, Brandon Stone
8.10am – Andrew Sullivan, Oliver Fisher, Matt Wallace
8.20am – Justin Rose, Paul Dunne, Matthew Fitzpatrick
8.30am – Thomas Bjorn, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood
8.40am – Thongchai Jaidee, Charl Schwartzel, Trevor Immelman
8.50am – Adrian Otaegui, Stephen Gallacher, Alexander Bjork
9am – Carlos Pigem, Soren Kjeldsen, Benjamin Hebert
9.10am – Pablo Larrazabal, Pedro Oriol, Lucas Herbert
9.20am – Chris Hanson, Jason Scrivener, Maximilian Kieffer
12.05pm – Oliver Farr, Peter Hanson, Thomas Detry
12.15pm – Thomas Aiken, David Lipsky, Nacho Elvira
12.25pm – Raphael Jacquelin, Marc Warren, Robert Rock
12.35pm – Harold Varner III, Marcel Siem, Haydn Porteous
12.45pm – Callum Shinkwin, Bradley Neil, Bradley Dredge
12.55pm – Mikko Ilonen, Zander Lombard, Darren Fichardt
1.05pm – Johan Edfors, Tapio Pulkkanen, Matthias Schwab
1.15pm – Alvaro Quiros, Scott Hend, George Coetzee
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British Masters Tee Times – Second Round:1st tee
7.40am – Oliver Farr, Peter Hanson, Thomas Detry
7.50am – Thomas Aiken, David Lipsky, Nacho Elvira
8am – Raphael Jacquelin, Marc Warren, Robert Rock
8.10am – Harold Varner III, Marcel Siem, Haydn Porteous
8.20am – Callum Shinkwin, Bradley Neil, Bradley Dredge
8.30am – Mikko Ilonen, Zander Lombard, Darren Fichardt
8.40am – Johan Edfors, Tapio Pulkkanen, Matthias Schwab
8.50am – Alvaro Quiros, Scott Hend, George Coetzee
9am – David Horsey, Andrew Dodt, David Drysdale
9.10am – Daniel Im, Steven Brown, Jeunghun Wang
11.55am – Sam Brazel, Soomin Lee, Matteo Mannassero
12.05pm – Marcus Fraser, Dean Burmester, Mikko Korhonen
12.15pm – Richard McEvoy, Jordan Smith, Brandon Stone
12.25pm – Andy Sullivan, Oli Fisher, Matt Wallace
12.35pm – Justin Rose, Paul Dunne, Matthew Fitzpatrick
12.45pm – Thomas Bjorn, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood
12.55pm – Thongchai Jaidee, Charl Schwartzel, Trevor Immelman
1.05pm – Adrian Otaegui, Stephen Gallacher, Alexander Bjork
1.15pm – Carlos Pigem, Soren Kjeldsen, Benjamin Hebert
1.25pm – Pablo Larrazabal, Pedro Oriol, Lucas Herbert
1.35pm – Chris Hanson, Jason Scrivener, Maximilian Kieffer10th tee –
7.40am –Scott Jamieson, Daniel Brooks, James Morrison
7.50am – Martin Kaymer, Robert Karlsson, Lucas Bjerregaard
8am – Thorbjorn Olesen, Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari
8.10am – Sam Horsfield, Luke Donald, Eddie Pepperell
8.20am – Danny Willett, Andrew Johnston, Ross Fisher
8.30am – Paul Waring, Shane Lowry, Tom Lewis
8.40am – Chris Wood, Haotong Li, Ryan Fox
8.50am – Andrea Pavan, David Howell, Alexander Levy
9am – Gregory Havret, Nino Bertasio, Robert Coles
9.10am – Richie Ramsey, Ricardo Gouveia, Ashley Chesters
11.55am – Jaco Van Zyl, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Hideto Tanihara
12.05pm – Richard Bland, Clement Sordet, Marcus Kinhult
12.15pm – Austin Connelly, Gregory Bourdy, Matthieu Pavon
12.25pm – Lasse Jensen, Richard Sterne, Erik Van Rooyen
12.35pm – Jason Norris, Jens Dantorp, Julian Suri
12.45pm – Phachara Khongwatmai, Lee Slattery, Mike Lorenzo-Vera
12:55pm – Brett Rumford, Edoardo Molinari, Wade Ormsby
1.05pm – Renato Paratore, Romain Wattel, Joakim Lagergren
1.15pm – Nicolas Colsaerts, Aaron Rai, Matthew Southgate
1.25pm – Gavin Green, Ryan Evans, Julien Guerrier
1.35pm – Chase Koepka, Paul O’Hara, Pelle Edberg
This article British Masters Tee Times: First And Second Rounds appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The Irishman looks likely to become Europe's next Ryder Cup CaptainHarrington Favourite To Become 2020 Ryder Cup CaptainLee Westwood has ruled himself out of becoming the next European Ryder Cup Captain, putting Padraig Harrington in the driver’s seat.
Westwood told the Telegraph that he “we will wait until Rome” to bid for his chance to captain his continent.
In an interview with Golf Monthly earlier this year Westwood said Rome was his goal.
“I’d like to do Italy in 2022,” he said.
The 23-time European Tour winner stepping aside for the 2020 role means that Padraig Harrington is now almost certainly going to get the job.
Thomas Bjorn confirmed that today, stating that Harrington is “very much the favourite.”
“I’ve always said when you’ve got somebody that’s a three-time major champion and has the pedigree that Padraig has and holds the respect of the players that he does, it would be difficult to see him not doing it at some stage,” the Dane said ahead of the British Masters.
“And if he wants it this time around, it’s difficult to get around that he is very much the favourite to get the job.”
Harrington has been a Vice Captain in the last three Ryder Cups and made six appearances during his career as a player.
The Irishman is the leading candidate, with Paul Lawrie and Miguel Angel Jimenez also possibles.
However, three-time major winner Harrington is expected to be the man to lead the side at Whistling Straits in two years.
The decision will be made in December by the Ryder Cup Europe selection panel which includes the past three Captains – Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley – as well as European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley and someone from the European Tour Players Committee.

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Rose Calls Padraig Harrington “Front-Runner” For Ryder Cup Captaincy

Rose Calls Padraig Harrington “Front-Runner” For Ryder Cup Captaincy
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WATCH: Huge RattleSnake Slithers Across Golf Course Putting Green

WATCH: Huge RattleSnake Slithers Across Golf Course Putting Green
An enormous Diamondback Rattlesnake was spotted on the…

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British Masters Golf Betting Tips
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CIMB Classic Golf Betting Tips
Who will win in Kuala Lumpur?
Westwood’s decision to step down from consideration follows comments in the media from two of Europe’s star players endorsing Harrington.
Justin Rose revealed that Harrington is the “front-runner” and Rory McIlroy previously stated that Harrington is the man for the job due to his experience of winning titles in the USA.
“I’ve always thought Padraig would be a good captain in the United States,” McIlroy said after Europe won the 2018 Ryder Cup.Related: Who will be USA Ryder Cup Captain in 2020?
“He’s won a lot of golf tournaments over there, including a [US] PGA Championship.”
For all the latest golf news, check the Golf Monthly website and follow our social media channels
This article Harrington Favourite To Become 2020 Ryder Cup Captain appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The European Tour are back in England this week at Walton Heath, check out who we think is going to do well with our British Masters Golf Betting Tips British Masters Golf Betting Tips
A week after Lucas Bjerregaard was victorious at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the European Tour heads to Walton Heath Golf Club for the British Masters.
In previous years, the tournament has been hosted by Ian Poulter, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, but in 2018 the host is FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose.
The Englishman said; “I’m very excited to be hosting the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at Walton Heath in 2018. Walton Heath is a golf course I really, really enjoy playing, in fact, I love it.”
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Paul Dunne was victorious last year at Close House Golf Club but Rose heads into the event as favourite at 6/1.
The field is strong for the event with several Ryder Cup stars like Francesco Molinari (15/2), Tommy Fleetwood (10/1) and Thorbjorn Olesen (23/1) all competing.

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CIMB Classic Golf Betting Tips

CIMB Classic Golf Betting Tips
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Sky Sports British Masters Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times

Sky Sports British Masters Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times
Justin Rose hosts the event at Walton Heath…

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Rose Calls Padraig Harrington “Front-Runner” For Ryder Cup Captaincy

Rose Calls Padraig Harrington “Front-Runner” For Ryder Cup Captaincy
The Irishman has been a Vice Captain in…

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WATCH: Huge RattleSnake Slithers Across Golf Course Putting Green

WATCH: Huge RattleSnake Slithers Across Golf Course Putting Green
An enormous Diamondback Rattlesnake was spotted on the…
Sky Sports British Masters Golf Betting Tips Advised BetsLucas Bjerregaard 3 points each way at 28/1 with Sportnation.bet – Dunhill Links champion Bjerregaard has been on fantastic form of late. Before his win at St Andrews, the Dane had top 10’s at the Czech Masters and in Denmark, before a second place at the Omega European Masters. Currently he is averaging 74% in greens in regulation and has a scoring average of 69.94.Andrea Pavan 2 points each way at 38/1 with Sportnation.bet – A 2018 winner on the European Tour at the D+D Czech Masters, Pavan is currently ranked second in strokes gained: approach which could stand him in good stead at Walton Heath.Padraig Harrington 1 point each way at 40/1 with Sportnation.bet – He may be ranked 176th in the world right now, but Harrington has shown he can still play at the top of the game again in 2018. In his last four starts he has had a second, fifth, missed cut, and a seventh last week.Stephen Gallacher 1 point each way at 90/1 with Sportnation.bet – A final round 75 derailed his chances of a win in Scotland last week, but otherwise Gallacher has shown improved form before and after the Ryder Cup break. 90/1 offers long odds on a golfer who we think is one to watch this week.
Please do bet responsibly and the best of luck to you!
This article British Masters Golf Betting Tips appeared first on Golf Monthly.

An enormous Diamondback Rattlesnake was spotted on the green at a Florida golf courseScreenshot: Instagram - @hulk_logan34WATCH: Huge RattleSnake Slithers Across Golf Course Putting Green
We have plenty of snakes on and around our golf courses in the UK but none can compare to this giant spotted on a golf course in Florida.
No, this wasn’t a tiny adder or grass snake in the bushes, this was the largest species of Rattlesnake in the world!
Related: Giant python devours wallaby on golf course
Hulk Logan (Instagram user @hulk_logan34) captured the footage of the Diamondback Rattlesnake at the Mangrove Bay & Cypress Links Golf Course in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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CIMB Classic Golf Betting Tips
Who will win in Kuala Lumpur?

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Gigantic Alligator Spotted at Florida Golf Course

Gigantic Alligator Spotted at Florida Golf Course
I think we'll just let him play through

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Giant Python Devours Wallaby on Golf Course

Giant Python Devours Wallaby on Golf Course
The 'scrub python' is Australia's biggest snake, known…

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Incredible Scene As Aligator vs Snake Fight Seen On Golf Course

Incredible Scene As Aligator vs Snake Fight Seen On Golf Course
Can you imagine seeing this during your round?!
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Want to get rid of your shank? You're in the right place...How To Stop Shanking Golf Shots
These four great drills will help to banish the highly destructive hosel rocket from your golf game…Watch: How to stop shanking golf shots
1 Club first at address
The first thing to look at is distance away from the ball, but beware – just standing further and further away won’t necessarily cure your shanks.
It may even exacerbate the problem as you’ll be more likely to tip forward on to your toes on your downswing, bringing the hosel back into play.
To find the right distance away from the ball, set the club down behind the ball first, rather than feet first and then bringing the club down, as this can lead to inconsistencies at set-up.
Then set the butt end of the grip under your chest, or, if you’re struggling with the shanks, almost under your chin, making sure your weight is in the middle of your feet.
Let your arms hang down freely from your shoulders to your wrists, with ample space between the club and the top of your legs.
Related: Claude Harmon: My 10 best golf tips2 The spray doesn’t lie
One of golf’s cheapest training aids is… athlete’s foot powder spray!
Spray it on the clubface where it will leave a white film.
If you’re prone to a shank, you’ll probably find that even your good shots are closer to the heel.
Now draw a line down the centre of the face and try to work your strike more towards the toe.
Addressing the ball more out of the toe may help, and that’s fine.
Ideally you don’t want toe strikes either, but if you’re struggling with the shanks even they will be good news as they’re far less destructive!
Related: Step-by-step guide to playing the punch shot3 The barrier ball
You must only hit the closer ball
Put your ball down, then put another ‘barrier’ ball down just outside it with only a small gap between them – one you can just slide your club between toe-first.
Too big a gap and this drill won’t be effective.
Your mission is to only hit the ball you want to hit without disturbing the other one
Any hint of a shank and the other ball will fly off at right angles.
Related: How to practise chipping under pressure4 Check the hips
Moving your hips towards the ball as you swing can cause a shank, and this drill helps to highlight and limit this unwanted movement.
It’s best to try this with short shots of perhaps 50 yards rather than full swings.
Place something behind you at address – I’m using my golf bag with my driver sticking out – and rest the right cheek of your backside against the driver headcover.
As you rotate away on your backswing, make sure it stays there, then nmoves on to your left cheek as you rotate through impact.
You should be rotating continuously, while not allowing any forward movement of the hips.
This will help to maintain the distance between your legs and the grip end of the club as you hit, preventing the heel from getting any closer to the ball at impact.Checklist:
Use athlete’s foot powder spray to show point of impact
Place another ball just outside your ball and try to hit only one
Lean against your golf bag to highlight any forward hip movement

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10 Tour Pro Ball Striking Tips

10 Tour Pro Ball Striking Tips
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7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips

7 Tour Pro Iron Play Tips
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4 Putting Drills Guaranteed To Lower Your Scores

4 Putting Drills Guaranteed To Lower Your Scores
Struggling with confidence on the greens?

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Driving Range Tips: Rick Shiels’ Ultimate Practice Session

Driving Range Tips: Rick Shiels’ Ultimate Practice Session
GM Top 25 coach Rick Shiels has these…
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This article How To Stop Shanking Golf Shots appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The PGA Tour are in Asia this week at TPC Kuala Lumpur, check out who we have backed with these CIMB Classic Golf Betting TipsCIMB Classic Golf Betting Tips
The PGA Tour begins its Asian swing this week at the CIMB Classic, with Malaysia and TPC Kuala Lumpur the destination.Pat Perez defends the title he won last year whilst 2015 and 2016 champion Justin Thomas heads into the event as favourite.
Thomas’ first ever PGA Tour win came at the CIMB Classic and he arrives in form after winning four points at the Ryder Cup.
JT is the strong favourite at 17/4 whilst Xander Schaufelle, third last year, is second-favourite at 13/1.
There is a strong field in attendance who will try and stop Thomas, including the likes of Paul Casey (16/1) and BMW Championship winner Keegan Bradley (21/1).
Last week, the GM Tipster came close to picking his 8th winner of the year but Ryan Moore lost out in a playoff at the Safeway Open.
Let’s hope some money can be made this week in Malaysia…

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CIMB Classic Preview, TV Times

CIMB Classic Preview, TV Times
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Justin Thomas Says “0% Chance” He’ll Order Woods Vs Mickelson PPV

Justin Thomas Says “0% Chance” He’ll Order Woods Vs Mickelson PPV
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Sky Sports British Masters Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times

Sky Sports British Masters Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times
Justin Rose hosts the event at Walton Heath…

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Rose Calls Padraig Harrington “Front-Runner” For Ryder Cup Captaincy

Rose Calls Padraig Harrington “Front-Runner” For Ryder Cup Captaincy
The Irishman has been a Vice Captain in…
CIMB Classic Golf Betting Tips Advised BetsPaul Casey 4 points each way at 16/1 with Sportnation.bet – Fresh off of a fine Ryder Cup performance Paul Casey returns to action this week in Malaysia where he was 7th last year. He had a very good Asian swing last year and has had some very decent finishes at this event, 16/1 looks good.Brandt Snedeker 3 points each way at 29/1 with Sportnation.bet – Snedeker is quite high odds this week considering he was five clear at one stage during the final round on Sunday. He did have a poor finish but is playing far too well at the moment to not back at these odds, which are probably so high because he hasn’t played in this event in recent years. However, four top 10s in his last eight starts including his Wyndham Championship victory.Stewart Cink 1 point each way at 60/1 with Sportnation.bet – The American has returned to form in 2018 with three top fives on the PGA Tour last season including a T4th at the USPGA Championship and a T2nd at the Travelers. He was T13th here last season too.Kiradech Aphibarnrat 1 point each way at 66/1 with Sportnation.bet – The Thai makes his first start as a PGA Tour member this week in Kuala Lumpur. He hasn’t had great form lately but then again hasn’t played in a month. Aphibarnrat has already won in Asia this year and is classy player, currently ranked 37th in the world. With Sportnation paying top fives, each way at 66/1 here looks good.
Please do bet responsibly and the best of luck to you!
This article CIMB Classic Golf Betting Tips appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Check out the latest clubs that Cobra Golf has on offerWhich Cobra Clubs Are Right For Me?
Cobra Golf has an extensive range of clubs designed for golfers of all abilities, including an impressive line-up for lady golfers, as well as ONE length clubs.
Which Cobra clubs will suit your game? Check out the current line-up of Cobra clubs for male and lady golfers, and click the links for further information.Cobra Clubs Range Cobra King F8 Driver
Price: £329Key Technology:CNC Milled titanium face produces more consistent bulge and roll properties for improved distance and accuracy
360˚ Aero on front of crown and sole reduce drag for more clubhead speed
Adjustable sole weights alter launch, spin and shot shape
Women’s King F8 driver also availableCobra King F8 Driver ReviewVerdict: Cobra seems to have placed more focus on the performance golfers’ experience on the course rather than the appearance on the shelf and that’s a smart move. While the grey may fail to catch the eye, your attention is caught by the impressive all-round performance of both drivers as well as the modest price tag that accompanies it. While the carry distance was comparable with more premium drivers launched in 2017, the accuracy that came with it will be a saviour for those who currently struggle finding fairways. Factor in the Cobra Connect technology, which will highlight strengths and weaknesses via a free app, the value for money here is exceptionalWill Suit: Mid to slow swing speeds. The CNC Milled Face seems to genuinely help make the King F8 a more user-friendly offering and with the F8+ model, all abilities and swing types look to be catered forBUY NOW: Cobra King F8 Driver from American Golf for £329Cobra King F8+ Driver
Price: £329Key Technology:CNC Milled titanium face produces more consistent bulge and roll properties for improved distance and accuracy
360˚ Aero on front of crown and sole reduce drag for more clubhead speed
Adjustable sole weights alter launch, spin and shot shapeCobra King F8+ Driver ReviewVerdict: Cobra seems to have placed more focus on the performance golfers’ experience on the course rather than the appearance on the shelf and that’s a smart move. While the grey may fail to catch the eye, your attention is caught by the impressive all-round performance of both drivers as well as the modest price tag that accompanies it. While the carry distance was comparable with more premium drivers launched in 2017, the accuracy that came with it will be a saviour for those who currently struggle finding fairways. Factor in the Cobra Connect technology, which will highlight strengths and weaknesses via a free app, the value for money here is exceptionalWill Suit: Faster swing playersBUY NOW: Cobra King F8+ Driver from American Golf for £329Cobra F-MAX Superlite Offset Driver
Price: £249Key Technology:Re-engineered with 18g in weight-savings, to ensure fast club and ball speed performance for moderate swing speeds
Oversized address profile for added forgiveness
Subtle crown alignment feature to assist aim
Thin forged 6-4 Titanium face insert with E9 Technology, a variable thickness face structure that enhances ball speed and distance on hits across face
Internal weight pad positions weight low, back and towards heel to deliver higher launching trajectories and straighter ball flights
Related: Cobra F-MAX Superlite Woods and Irons RevealedWill Suit: Golfers with moderate swing speedsCobra King F8 Fairway
Price: £199Key Technology:
Cobra’s Dual Baffler Rail features tighter-spaced rails with CG centred between them to reduce twisting for forgiveness and help maintain head speed
Aero strips help reduce drag and increase head speed for more distanceCobra King F8 Fairway ReviewVerdict: Pound for pound, this has to be one of the best fairway woods on the market, offering great feel, flight and looks that we’re sure will make it very popularWill Suit: A wide range of skill levelsBUY NOW: Cobra King F8 Fairway from American Golf for £199Cobra King F8+ Fairway
Cobra clubs feature plenty of options for lady golfers, such as the Women’s Cobra King F8+ FairwayPrice: £199Key Technology:
Cobra’s Dual Baffler Rail features tighter-spaced rails with CG centred between them to reduce twisting for forgiveness and help maintain head speed
Aero strips help reduce drag and increase head speed for more distance
More compact and lower-spinning than standard modelCobra King F8+ Fairway ReviewVerdict: Pound for pound, this has to be one of the best fairway woods on the market, offering great feel, flight and looks that we’re sure will make it very popularWill Suit: A wide range of skill levels, although the more compact head will appeal to those who like to work the ballBUY NOW: Cobra King F8+ Fairway from American Golf for £199BUY NOW: Women’s Cobra King F8+ Fairway from American Golf for £199Cobra F-MAX Superlite Fairway
Price: £179Key Technology:
Weight savings equate to fast club and ball speed performance for moderate swing speedsLow profile, shallow face design using high-strength forged 455 stainless steel to enhance ball speed and launch across face from a variety of turf conditions
Women’s F-MAX Superlite fairway availableWill Suit: Golfers with moderate swing speedsCobra King F8 Hybrid 
Price: £169Key Technology:
Faster and more forgiving Baffler Rails that deliver maximum playability from all lies
Crown aero trips optimise aerodynamic performance for faster clubhead speeds and increased distance
Women’s King F8 hybrid availableCobra King F8 Hybrid ReviewVerdict: The standard length hybrid is an worthy member of the impressive King F8 family. As well as supplying good distance, this is the case on off-centre hits too and the rails genuinely help rescue a poor strike and extract the ball from questionable lies in the roughWill Suit: A wide range handicaps with moderate to high swing speedsBUY NOW: Cobra King F8 Hybrid from American Golf for £169BUY NOW: Women’s Cobra King F8 Hybrid from American Golf for £169Cobra King F8 ONE Length Hybrid 
Which Cobra Clubs Are Right For Me? Maybe you should try the ONE Length optionsPrice: £169Key Technology:
Re-engineered with 7-iron length, weighting and lie angle for more consistency and simplicity
Faster and more forgiving Baffler Rails that deliver maximum playability from all lies
Crown aero trips optimise aerodynamic performance for faster clubhead speeds and increased distanceCobra King F8 ONE Length Hybrid ReviewVerdict: They may take some getting used to if you’re a normal iron set userWill Suit: A wide range handicaps with moderate to higher swing speeds seeking a more forgiving alternative to their ONE Length long ironsBUY NOW: Cobra King F8 ONE Length Hybrid from American Golf for £169Cobra F-MAX Superlite Hybrid
Price: £159Key Technology:
Internal weight pad strategically positions weight low, back and heelward and an offset hosel design to help golfers with a slice
Crown alignment helps with aimWill Suit: Golfers with moderate swing speedsCobra King F8 Irons
Price: £649Key Technology:Forged PWRSHELL face generates more speed, distance and forgiveness
Carbon feel technology, carbon-fibre medallions and inserts deliver sound and feel
Each club designed to perform differently
Progressive spin technology for control and workability
Women’s set availableCobra King F8 Irons ReviewVerdict: A thoughtful set that incorporates design improvements that will offer quick and tangible benefits in performance to the average golfer. Long and consistently so with a solid feel and high levels of off-centre forgiveness. Factor in the built-in Cobra Connect and additional tags for the extra clubs and the value for money on offer is staggeringWill Suit: A wide range of abilities and those with moderate to high swing speedsBUY NOW: Cobra King F8 Irons from American Golf for £559BUY NOW: Women’s Cobra King F8 Irons (Graphite) from American Golf for £749Cobra King F8 ONE Length Irons
Price: £649Key Technology:Forged PWRSHELL face generates more speed, distance and forgiveness
Carbon feel technology, carbon-fibre medallions and inserts deliver sound and feel
Engineered with same weighting and length shaft as 7-iron for more consistency
Progressive spin technology for control and workabilityCobra King F8 ONE Length Irons ReviewVerdict: Improvements have been made in the One Length set through adjustment of the hosel lengths and use of flighted shafts, which means golfers should see more consistent trajectoriesWill Suit: A wide range of abilities and those with moderate to high swing speedsBUY NOW: Cobra King F8 ONE Length Irons from American Golf for £649Cobra King Forged Tec Black Irons
Price: £799Key Technology:
Forged 4140 Stainless Steel provides improved deflection and increased ball speed
Technology Enhanced Cavity (TEC) features 100% carbon fibre medallion that damps vibrations for a softer, more solid feel
Dimonized Black Metal (DBM) Matte Finish reduces glare and provides extreme wear resistance
High-density Tungsten weights in heel and toe of clubhead aid forgiveness
ONE length irons match weight and length of a 7-ironWill Suit: Mid handicappers and below with moderate to high swing speedsBUY NOW: Cobra King Forged Tec Black Irons from American Golf for £799BUY NOW: Cobra King Forged Tec Black ONE Length Irons from American Golf for £699Cobra King Forged Tour Irons
Price: £749Key Technology:High density tungsten weights on sole deliver forgiveness and precision
Thermoplastic Polyurethane insert dampens vibrations for improved feel
CNC milling delivers maximum spin and trajectoryWill Suit: Better players who demand superior feel and trajectory controlBUY NOW: Cobra King Forged Tour Irons from American Golf for £749Cobra King Pro Irons
Price: £749Key Technology:Cavity back design in mid and long irons provide forgiveness, and muscle back design in short irons enables great precision
Tungsten inserts in toe help enable precision and shot making
A 10-25 Carbon Steel forged head aids shaping and soft feel
CNC Milled faces and wedge style grooves deliver maximum spin and consistent launch trajectoriesWill Suit: Low handicappers and professionalsCobra King Oversize Irons
Price: £599Key Technology:Increased MOI due to oversize profile, providing more forgiveness
High strength L-Cup face has a larger sweet zone, which delivers more ball speedWill Suit: Game improvers who require an element of forgivenessBUY NOW: Cobra King Oversize Irons from American Golf for £599Cobra King Black Wedges 
The King wedges Cobra clubs come in three sole grind optionsPrice: £109Key Technology:Progressive Spin technology delivers greenside versatility and precision
8620 Carbon Steel construction and DBM finish results in premium black satin look that diffuses light and lasts longer than any other black finish
Cobra Connect technology works with Arccos 360 mobile app to provide golfers with detailed stats and dataOptions:
3 sole grinds: Versatile, Classic, WideLow
ONE Wedge designed to compliment ONE Length iron and hybrid offeringsWill Suit: A wide range of playing abilitiesBUY NOW: Cobra King Black Classic Wedge from American Golf for £109BUY NOW: Cobra King Black Versatile Wedge from American Golf for £109BUY NOW: Cobra King Black WideLow Wedge from Amazon for £138.76BUY NOW: Cobra King Black ONE Wedge from American Golf for £109
Which Cobra Clubs will suit your game?
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The Irishman has been a Vice Captain in the last three Ryder CupsRose Calls Padraig Harrington “Front Runner” For Ryder Cup Captaincy
The Ryder Cup has only just concluded and speculation has already been rising over who will captain the side at Whistling Straits in 2020.
We make Padraig Harrington the favourite with Lee Westwood a close second and it appears Justin Rose does too.
Related: British Masters Preview, TV Times
The Englishman and world number two hosts the British Masters this week at Walton Heath and spoke about future captains on Sky Sports News today.
“I would say that Padraig, for me, would be the front-runner,” Rose said.
Harrington is favourite for the position
“I would say as a three-time major champion, and clearly a European legend, Padraig is the front-runner, but you’ve also got Lee Westwood.
Related: Who will be European Ryder Cup Captain in 2020?
“It’s interesting when you try to project out who the possible captains are for the next 10 Ryder Cups.
“But if Padraig doesn’t do it this time then I’m not sure, you have got to start fitting guys in.
Harrington made six Ryder Cup appearances as a player and has been a Vice Captain at the past three matches.
The three-time major winner tasted victory in the Ryder Cup in four of his six appearance and won 10.5 points from 25 games.

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Justin Rose isn’t the only European backing Harrington for captaincy, Rory McIlroy is as well.
“I’ve always thought Padraig would be a good captain in the United States,” the four-time major winner said last week.Related: Who will be USA Ryder Cup Captain in 2020?
“He’s won a lot of golf tournaments over there, including a [US] PGA Championship.
“I think the continuity in the European camp having all these vice-captains this year and preparing for captaincy down the road has been a huge foundation of why we’ve been so good.”
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The three-time major winner has been named Player of the Year for the 2017/18 seasonBrooks Koepka Named PGA Tour Player Of The Year 2017/18Brooks Koepka has been named PGA Tour Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season and receives the Jack Nicklaus Trophy.
The American won two majors in 2018 and had a further four top 10 finishes.
Koepka reached a career-high of 2nd in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2018 and added the US Open and USPGA Championship to his 2017 US Open trophy.
He won just over $7m during the season, which he missed part of due to a wrist injury including the Masters, meaning he won 2/3 of the majors he entered.
Despite being named Player of the Year, Koepka finished down in ninth in the FedEx Cup, below winless Tony Finau and single winners Keegan Bradley and Billy Horschel.
Koepka won his second US Open at Shinnecock Hills in June
The PGA Tour Player of the Year is voted by PGA Tour members who played in at least 15 FedEx Cup events. Voting closed on 1st October.
Koepka became the first player since Curtis Strange in 1989/90 to win the US Open back-to-back.
He outlasted Dustin Johnson at Shinnecock Hills in the final group and eventually finished one stroke ahead of Tommy Fleetwood.
Two months later he then beat Adam Scott and Tiger Woods to win his third major title at the USPGA Championship at Bellerive.
His third major came at the USPGA Championship in August
Koepka was also T2nd at the WGC-HSBC Champions, 2nd at the Fort Worth Invitational, 5th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and T8th at The Northern Trust.
He succeeds Justin Thomas as PGA Tour Player of the Year.
Recent winner of the award include Dustin Johnson (2016), Jordan Spieth (2015), Rory McIlroy (2014), Tiger Woods (2013), Rory McIlroy (2012), Luke Donald (2011) and Jim Furyk (2010).
Tiger Woods holds the record for PGA Tour Player of the Year accolades with 11.

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“On behalf of the PGA Tour, our congratulations to Brooks Koepka on being voted PGA Tour Player of the Year by his peers,” said Commissioner Jay Monahan.
“Brooks has brought a new brand of athleticism to the PGA Tour, and we saw the results this year with his historic season at the major championships and a top-10 finish in the FedEx Cup.
“These feats were accomplished despite missing significant time due to injury, a testament to his work ethic and perseverance throughout the season.”
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We look at some of the UK's most upmarket golf courses. Getting a game at any of these courses isn’t easy… but you can always dream10 Most Exclusive Golf Clubs In The UK
The UK is home to over 2,500 golf clubs and most of them welcome visitors, although there are some only available to the lucky members and their guests.
Here we take a look at 10 clubs around the UK, in fact all in England and Scotland, that rarely take non-invited visitors…10 Most Exclusive Golf Clubs In The UK:
Queenwood (main image above)
When it comes to exclusive golf clubs, Queenwood is one of the world’s leaders.
Little is known about the super-private Surrey club which has a phenomenal golf course always kept in pristine condition.
It is home to a number of high profile members including stars of film and sports, and also has a large American membership.
Plenty of Tour Pros are members or spend time at the club due to its privacy, challenging course and ample practice facilities.Wentworth
Another private Surrey venue is Wentworth, which is just down the road from Queenwood.
Wentworth was bought for £135m by the Reignwood Group in 2014 and since then has become private, although it is still home to the European Tour’s headquarters and the BMW PGA Championship.
As well as the famous West Course, there is also the East and Edinburgh, plus as a tennis club, spa, swimming pool and more.
It is one of Britain’s most famous clubs, having hosted the Ryder Cup and numerous Tour events down the years, and has been home to a number of high profile stars like Ernie Els, Sir Michael Parkinson and the late Bruce Forsyth.The Wisley
Sticking to the south-west suburbs of London, The Wisley is another of Surrey’s exclusive clubs.
The club, which is owned by the members, was opened in 1991 and has three loops of nine holes (the Church, Mill and Garden) designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
It also has some great practice facilities and is where Open champion and Ryder Cup hero Francesco Molinari practises along with coach Denis Pugh.Beaverbrook
Beaverbrook, near Leatherhead, Surrey, is one of the newest courses on the list having opened for play in late 2016.
The course was designed by David McLay Kidd and Tom Watson.
Beaverbrook features a stunning Victorian mansion which houses a hotel, restaurant and spa.
It was the former home of Lord Beaverbrook, a 20th century politician who was very close with Winston Churchill.
There are also other activities on site like tennis, fishing and shooting.Bearwood Lakes
 
Just down the road from the private Surrey clubs lies Bearwood Lakes near Wokingham in Berkshire.
Bearwood, as the name suggests, weaves its way around a number of stunning lakes and is tree-lined throughout.
It only opened for play in 1996 but gives the impression that it has been there decades longer than just over 20 years.
Mizuno have a fitting base there where their Tour Pros get fit for new clubs and get their current ones serviced.
Oliver Fisher, who became the first golfer to shoot 59 on the European Tour, has recently joined.

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JCB Golf and Country Club
The JCB club is the newest venue on this list, having opened for play in 2018.
The club is the brainchild of Lord Anthony Bamford (son of Joseph Cyril Bamford) who is the chairman at the construction company started by his father, where the club gets its name.
The club is located in Rocester, Staffordshire which is the same small town where JCB is headquartered.
It features an island green par-3 and has some stunning countryside views.Skibo Castle – The Carnegie Club
Located along the Dornoch firth, Skibo Castle and the Carnegie Golf Links really is a paradise.
It is one of three exclusive golf Scottish clubs on this list and features a beautiful golf course with some breathtaking vistas of the Dornoch firth and surroundings.
The club has an Edwardian mansion and was where Madonna and Guy Richie got married.Loch Lomond
The former Scottish Open venue is one of the most beautiful courses in Scotland, with incredible views of the famous Loch Lomond and the surrounding mountains.
European Tour stalwarts such as Colin Montgomerie, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Lee Westwood, Thomas Bjorn and Martin Kaymer all won the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond.
The course was designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf and opened its doors in 1993.
It it a very difficult club to join or get a game, but if you’re lucky enough to be invited as a guest it’ll be a day you’ll never forget.The Centurion Club
The Centurion Club near St Albans, Hertfordshire has appeared on screens over the past two years as the host of GolfSixes tournament.
The course, designed by Simon Gidman, opened for play in 2013 and is over 7,100 yards long.
It features both treelines holes and more open ones with water, and is a great challenge.
The club is also home to a Michelin-Starred restaurant.Renaissance Club
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The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, designed by the world-renowned Tom Doak, is a classic links with beautiful views across the Firth of Forth.
It is sandwiched in between Muirfield and Archerfield with North Berwick slightly further along the coast.
It hosted the Open Championship Final Qualifying this year where silver medallist Sam Locke qualified and was also the venue for the 2017 Scottish Senior Open.Have you played any of these exclusive clubs? Let us know on our social channels
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The PGA Tour begins a three week “Asian Swing” with the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur. Pat Perez is defending champion and a strong field has gathered.Pat Perez defends the CIMB Classic in MalaysiaCIMB Classic Preview, TV TimesPat Perez is defending champion in the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. He’s joined in the field by no fewer than seven Major champions.
Two-time CIMB Classic winner Justin Thomas will tee it up once again, so too will Billy Horschel, Keegan Bradley, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and another two-time CIMB Classic champion Ryan Moore.
Justin Thomas is a two-time CIMB Classic champion
Justin Thomas will start as favourite in this event, coming in off the back of a strong Ryder Cup showing. He played a part in earning four of the USA’s 10.5 points from Le Golf National. He’ll be looking to push on and enjoy more success in an event he won in 2015 and 2016.
This will be the ninth time the CIMB Classic has featured on the PGA Tour. Ben Crane was the winner in 2010 and, since then, Bo Van Pelt, Nick Watney, Ryan Moore, Justin Thomas and Pat Perez have been champions. In 2014, Moore successfully defended the title he first won in 2013. Justin Thomas made it two double wins in a row in the CIMB Classic. He won in 2015 and 2016. Pat Perez was champion last season, he won by four over Keegan Bradley.
TPC Kuala Lumpur was formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club but it joined the TPC stable of venues last summer. Originally designed by Nelson & Haworth and opened in 1991, the track was overhauled by Ted and Geoff Parslow in 2008.
The weather forecast isn’t great. There’s an almost constant threat of thunderstorms in KL and it would be quite a surprise if the tournament is completed without any delays.Venue: TPC Kuala Lumpur (West), Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaDate: Oct 11-14Course stats: par 72, 7,005 yardsPurse: $7,000,000Defending champion: Pat Perez (-24)How to watch the CIMB ClassicTV Coverage:
Thursday 11 – Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 3.30am
Friday 12 – Sky Sports Golf from 3.30am and Sky Sports Main Event from 5am
Saturday 13 – Sky Sports Golf from 4am
Sunday 14 – Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 4amNot a Sky Sports customer and want to watch the CIMB Classic?
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Players to watch:
Xander Schauffele
Justin Thomas – Twice a champion and coming in on the back of a good Ryder Cup showing. He’ll be the man to beat.
Ryan Moore – If anyone is qualified to stop Thomas this week, it’s Ryan Moore. Like Thomas, he’s a two-time winner and he is also on fine form, having lost in a playoff in the Safeway last week.
Xander Shcauffele – Played some great golf at the end of the playoffs and was tied third in this event last year.Key hole: 14th. It may be only 358 yards long but, with a heavily bunkered fairway, and a tricky approach over a lake, it’s a hole that requires a careful and strategic approach.
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The European Tour remains in the UK this week as the top players take on Walton Heath’s Old Course in the Sky Sports British Masters hosted by Justin Rose.Justin Rose hosts Sky Sports British Masters at Walton HeathSky Sports British Masters Leaderboard, Preview, TV Times
An impressive field has travelled to Walton Heath this week to contest the Sky Sports British Masters. Paul Dunne is defending champion and Justin Rose is tournament host.
Justin Rose plays host at the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath this week. The recent World Number 1 is joined on the start sheet by an impressive cast list of current stars and European Tour greats.Ryder Cup players Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari and Thorbjorn Olesen will play, so too will European Captain Thomas Bjørn and his five Vice Captains from Le Golf National: Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Robert Karlsson, Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington.
As tournament host, 2002 British Masters champ Justin Rose selected Walton Heath as the venue for this year’s event. The Old Course at Walton Heath is one of the best inland layouts in the country. The club has hosted many significant events over the years, including the 1981 Ryder Cup, and the annual U.S. Open qualifier.
“Walton Heath is a golf course I really, really enjoy playing, in fact I love it,” said Rose. “It has got teeth but it is traditional and hopefully the players will really enjoy it.”
The British Masters was first held in 1946 when South Africa’s Bobby Locke tied with Jimmy Adams of Scotland at Stoneham Golf Club. Over the years there have been some great champions including Peter Thomson, Tony Jacklin, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Colin Montgomerie and Justin Rose.
Paul Dunne defends British Masters title
After a seven-year hiatus, the tournament returned to the European Tour schedule in 2015 when Matthew Fitzpatrick won at Woburn. In 2016, Alex Noren came out on top at The Grove in Hertfordshire. He beat Austrian Bernd Wiesberger by two strokes. Last year at Close House, Ireland’s Paul Dunne put on a tremendous display, closing with a spectacular 61 to finish three clear of Rory McIlroy.
On Tuesday evening, a selection of stars playing in this year’s British Masters will take part in the Hero Challenge – A one-hole shootout to take place at London’s Canary Wharf. Justin Rose, Thomas Bjorn, Paul Dunne, Andrew Johnston, Thorbjorn Olesen and Matt Wallace will star in the event
On Wednesday there will be a televised pro-am tournament featuring celebrities like Niall Horan, Ronan Keating, John Terry, Dan Walker and Jamie Redknapp.
As the event is sponsored by Sky Sports, coverage is extensive, starting with the Hero Challenge and continuing with the Wednesday pro-am before the tournament proper.
The weather looks set fair in the build-up to the tournament but there could be some rain on Thursday and over the weekend.Venue: Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey, EnglandDate: Oct 9-14Course stats: Par 72, 7,394 yardsPurse: £3,000,000Defending champion: Paul Dunne (-20)How to watch the Sky Sports British MastersTV Coverage:
Tuesday 9 – (Hero Challenge) Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 6.30pm
Wednesday 10 – (Pro-Am) Sky Sports Golf from 3pm
Thursday 11 – Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 9.30am
Friday 12 – Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 9.30am
Saturday 13 – Sky Sports Golf from 11.30am and Sky Sports Main Event from 1.15pm
Sunday 14 – Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 10.30amNot a Sky Sports customer and want to watch the Sky Sports British Masters?
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Players to watch:
Tommy Fleetwood will be among the favourites at Walton Heath
Tommy Fleetwood – He’s riding the crest of the wave at the moment. After his brilliant performance in the Ryder Cup, he was tied second in last week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Andrea Pavan – A form player right now, the Italian won the Czech Masters and was tied fifth in the Dunhill last week.
Eddie Pepperell – The Englishman will be looking to continue his strong finish to the year. He’s up to 50th on the Official World Golf Ranking and a good result in this event could see him push further up the table.Key hole: 16th. A favourite hole on the course, it’s normally played as a par-5 but the players this week will take it on as a challenging 475 yard par-4. Walk off with a par on this one on Sunday afternoon and you’ll have picked up half a shot on the field.
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Leading golf coach and Sky Sports analyst Claude Harmon can help you play better golf...Claude Harmon: My 10 Best Golf Tips
One of the most respected coaches in world golf gives his advice on improving your long game, creating more power, holing more putts and more…1 Reading greens
Most people dramatically under-read break and that means they struggle to marry speed with line.
My advice would be to over-read greens and factor in a little more break than you think.
Try it for a round and see if this approach helps improve your putting.2 Long-game practice
Work on the quality of your contact between the club and ball.
For the average golfer, I don’t really care where the ball goes, but I want a solid contact with every club in the bag.
If you can do that, the rest is easier to improve and you will be a better player.
Related: Who do Butch and Claude Harmon coach?3 Bunker play
The key here is to hit the shot harder than you think.
Most who struggle from sand do so because they don’t carry enough speed through the downswing.
If the club is moving too slowly, the sand will win.
Make a full follow through so the club accelerates through impact.
Be aggressive!
Rickie Fowler is one of the players in the Harmon coaching stable4 Punch
Keep rotating!
Most people understand that when they hit a punch, they need to cut down the follow through.
This is fine, but what often happens is they stop turning their body through the ball.
The chest stops rotating and a poor shot is the result.5 Chipping
You need to get the relationship between the backswing and follow through right.
Most people take too long a backswing and then decelerate through contact.
It is easier to make the backswing a little shorter.6 Avoiding 3-putts
Most people practise putting in reverse.
They get to the practice green and work on holing out, but the majority of putts they face are from outside 30ft.
One of the ways to hole out better is to become a better lag putter.7 Ball striking tip
My favourite drill is to hit shots from waist high back to waist high through.
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Alternate between going waist high back and through and full swings.

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8 Power
Power is created, stored and then released.
In the backswing you turn your body and this creates power, which you store as you start down and release through impact.
Take the club back at the start of the swing with a good body turn.9 Match play
People worry too much about what their opponent is doing.
Don’t forget you are still playing the golf course and that challenge doesn’t change.
At club level, the key is to not make any big numbers.
Build your strategy with that in mind.10 Slice
In my experience, golfers don’t allow for their miss.
If you’re hitting a bit of a slice, stop aiming straight and allow for the curve on the ball.
Pay more attention to the way in which you play and review your performances to form a strategy.The Harmon Tour-Player Stable
Rickie Fowler
Dustin Johnson
Brooks Koepka
Yani Tseng
Adam Scott
Ernie Els
Gary Woodland
Peter Uihlein
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Here's the driver that would supposedly have been released by Nike last yearImage: @oli_willson13Pictures Emerge Of Nike Vapor Strike 2017 Driver
Nike exited the golf hardware market in August 2016 and it has completely shaken up the equipment universe.
Players like Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen, Charl Schwartzel, Tony Finau and more were forced to suddenly look elsewhere for their golf equipment after the announcement.
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We’ve been wondering ‘what if’ Nike stayed in the equipment market and now we may know what they would have come out with in 2017.
An ex-Nike employee Oli Willson posted images of a Nike Vapor Strike driver that was supposedly due to be released in 2017.
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The @nikegolf driver that never was!! This was going to be the 2017 driver until they decided to exit the club & ball market #VaporStrike
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The Vapor Strike driver would have continued on from the Vapor Fly which featured the bright blue coloured crown.
It appears to have an updated compression channel and has gone back to the black crown colour with a red Nike tick and red on the bottom of the club.
So this is the driver that the likes of McIlroy, Woods and Koepka could have been using last season and perhaps this season too.
Screenshot: @oli_willson13
Nike clubs are, of course, still prominent on Tour with some players.
For example, Tommy Fleetwood still uses his Nike VR Pro blade irons and a Vapor Fly fairway wood.
Screenshot: @oli_willson13
Brooks Koepka still uses a Nike Vapor Fly 3 iron also, which was in the bag for all three of his major wins.
Another major win of 2018 featuring a Nike club was in Patrick Reed’s Masters triumph where he used his old faithful Nike VR Pro Limited fairway wood.

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Reed also went back to his old set of Nike VR Pro irons this year but quickly switched them out for his Callaway irons.
Kyle Stanley is another who still uses Nike clubs, as does Simon Dyson and Pep Angles. Kevin Chappell was also still using a set of Nike irons up until recently.
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Improve your confidence on the greens by following these four steps...4 Putting Drills Guaranteed To Lower Your Scores
Suffering with a lack of confidence on the greens?
Try these four simply, yet superb, practice putting drills devised by Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach Ged Walters…1) Gate drill
Being a great putter is almost entirely about starting the ball rolling on your intended line.
Consistently pushing or pulling your putts can be due to technical issues, so check your strike and start line regularly.
Start by laying down alignment sticks to check your ball position and body alignment, then create a gate.
Use tee pegs as gateposts a few feet away from you and try to hit the ball through the opening.
Related: Banish your slice with these golf drills2 Goldilocks drill
Try this drill to find just the right pace
Once you are confident you are starting your putts on your intended line, it is worth devoting some time to your pace control.
There are numerous ways to do this, but I like the Goldilocks drill.
This involves picking a target about 20ft away from you on the practice green and hitting three putts.
Hit the first one a little too hard, hit the second one too soft and then try to get the third ball just right.
You should notice how the more you do this drill, the better your pace control becomes.
This is one of the quickest ways to get a feel for the pace of the greens and is a great one to use just before you go out to play.
Related: Golf warm-up drills with Carly Booth3) 3×8 drill
This is my take on a classic round-the-clock drill.
Place eight balls around the hole, about 5ft out.
The idea is that you hole all eight balls and repeat it three times.
This is a great drill for two reasons – firstly, it will help you ingrain your pre-putt routine and secondly, it adds pressure to your practice.
As the break changes by a small amount for every putt, you need to stay focused throughout.
If you manage to complete it, you will be prepared for the challenge of compiling a good score.
Related: Tour Pro ball striking drills revealed4) Two-ball drill
The problem if you are trying to improve your putting is that over-thinking can reduce the fluidity and freedom of your stroke.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how you use the putter, as long as the face is square through impact.
To hone your striking, place two balls next to each other and putt them at the same time.
Can you get them to go in the same direction?
If you can, it shows that your face is working at the target through impact.
If you can’t, it shows that you’re either coming into them with a closed or open face and striking one before the other.
This is a simple way to check what is often the most complicated part of your putting technique.Checklist – 
Ensure you regularly check your strike and start line
Work on pace control and put yourself under pressure in practice
Try the two-ball drill to check if your face is square through impact
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The losing Ryder Cup Captain stands by his decision to split Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed upJim Furyk On Ryder Cup Defeat: “It’ll Always Bother Me”
It has been over a week since the Ryder Cup ended and there has been plenty of fallout from the defeated USA side who comprehensively lost 17.5 to 10.5 at Le Golf National.
Some USA Ryder Cup players and former players have spoken out about the defeat, but up until now Captain Jim Furyk has remained silent.
However, he has now had his say in an interview with the Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte, where he admitted the defeat will always bother him.
“It’s been tough,” he said.
“I was the leader of that team, and it didn’t go the way we wanted. It’ll always bother me.”
Furyk has been questioned for picking Phil Mickelson, both as a wildcard and in foursomes only, on a golf course with tight fairways and thick rough.
Related: Mickelson calls Le Golf National rough “almost unplayable”
He has also been criticised for separating the pairing of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed who were so influential for the Americans in the past two Ryder Cups.
Furyk said in the interview that he stands by his decision and the reason for their split was because Tiger Woods needed a partner.
“When I started looking at who [Tiger] would pair well with, I kept coming back to Patrick Reed,” Furyk said.
Reed told the New York Times that he wished to play with Jordan Spieth again, with Tiger Woods his second choice.
The Masters champion said that Spieth didn’t want to play with him.
Related: Patrick Reed: ‘Jordan Spieth didn’t want to play with me’
“There was always the idea that we could go Tiger and JT, and Patrick and Jordan, but ultimately they knew going into the week, weeks in advance, they knew they would start the Ryder Cup with Patrick and Tiger being partners,” Furyk said.
In the end, that decision didn’t quite work out for him.
The pairings of Spieth/Thomas and Woods/Reed won three points from six matches, with Woods/Reed picking up no points.
Furyk acknowledged that his decisions would be analysed and now that the dust has settled, some of his decisions look fairly poor now:
Mickelson in foursomes was a bad choice and picking him at all now looks questionable. Perhaps Xander Schauffele, Kevin Kisner or Brandt Snedeker may have faired better in Paris.
Spieth and Reed probably should have stayed together and Justin Thomas could have played with Rickie Fowler, continuing their impressive Presidents Cup team.
Reed, so influential in the previous two matches, could have been used in all five sessions rather than just three.
However, does it all come down to the fact that the Americans simply didn’t play well enough and were nowhere near as good as the Europeans? Perhaps.
Would Furyk choose a different team next time? No.
“I’d take those 12 players into the fire any day, on any course. And I still would,” he said.

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Check out what clubs free agent Lucas Bjerregaard used to win the Dunhill LinksLucas Bjerregaard What’s In The Bag?
Lucas Bjerregaard won his second European Tour title at the Dunhill Links Championship thanks to a closing 67 at St Andrews.
The Dane won by a single stroke from Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood, and has moved up to a career-high 55th in the world.
He currently has no equipment deal, barring a ball deal with Titleist, having previously been a Nike staffer.
He still wears Nike apparel but, unlike some, no longer uses any Nike clubs.
Instead, his bag is made up of a TaylorMade M3 3 wood and Titleist everything else.
Bjerregaard uses the Titleist TS3 driver
His driver of choice is the new Titleist TS3 – read our review here.
The TS3 is the model more suited for faster swingers and comes with more adjustability than the TS2.
He averaged over 318 yards off the tee for the week, placing him 3rd in that statistic.
Seen hitting the TaylorMade M3 fairway wood
Bjerregaard then carries a TaylorMade M3 3 wood and from there uses a Titleist 718 T-MB driving iron.
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He then carries Titleist 718 CB irons from 4-5 iron and Titleist 718 MB blades from 6-9.
He has Titleist CB and MB irons
He hit over 83% of greens in regulation to rank 3rd for the tournament.
The Dane has four Titleist SM7 wedges and uses a custom Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter fitted with a black shaft.

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Bjerregaard had a 100% sand save percentage for the tournament and also found himself top of the putts per GIR stat with 1.67.
His ball is the Titleist Pro V1.
Lucas Bjerregaard What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TS3
3 wood: TaylorMade M3
Driving iron: Titleist T-MB
Irons: Titleist 718 CB and Titleist 718 MB
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Shoes and apparel: Nike
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Lucas Bjerregaard wins Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - The Dane claimed his second Tour win in testing conditions at the Home of GolfLucas Bjerregaard wins Alfred Dunhill Links
Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard braved the Scottish elements to claim victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. A final round of 67 in strong winds was good enough for a 15-under-par total and a one-shot victory over defending champion Tyrrell Hatton and Ryder Cup hero Tommy Fleetwood.
In an unusual twist, nearly all players would begin their final round at 8.30am in a shotgun start across all tees on the Old Course. This was due to high winds being forecast in the afternoon.
Further complexity came from the Team competition, which runs concurrently with the pro event and comprises two-man teams made up of a pro and amateur partner. The top 20 teams made the three-round cut and consequently, some pros who missed the individual cut still had to peg it up on Sunday in testing conditions to try and win the team event.
Lucas Bjerregaard claimed his second Tour win at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Hatton entered the final round one shot clear of Australian Marcus Fraser and four ahead of Bjerregaard, trying to become the first Englishman to win the same European Tour event three times in a row since Nick Faldo secured a hat trick of Irish Open wins between 1991 and 1993. The last player to achieve the feat, excluding majors and WGCs, was Ernie Els, who won the Heineken Classic in 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Hatton extended his lead early on with four consecutive birdies from the third and at one point had a five-shot lead but this soon evaporated after bogeys at 10, 11, 15 and 16.
A birdie on the 18th for Hatton and Fleetwood would have been enough for a spot in a play off after Bjerregaard three-putted the 17th, his final hole, but neither could hole their makeable chances. It meant Bjerregaard earned his second tour win, his first coming at last year’s Portugal Masters.
Tyrrell Hatton tees off on the third during day four of the 2018 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course
The Dane began with a birdie on the 18th and followed it with birdies at the 4th, 6th and 8th to reduce Hatton’s lead. A birdie at the 16th gave him a two-shot lead over Hatton, who needed to birdie the 18th to force a play-off but couldn’t convert his chance.
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Fleetwood finished in a tie for second with Hatton on 14-under with Finland’s Tapio Pulkkanen a shot further back in fourth following a superb 64 at Carnoustie the previous day. It’s a performance that should secure his playing rights for next season.
Tommy Fleetwood failed to get into a playoff with this missed putt on the final green
“It was one of the best rounds I’ve played all year,” said Bjerregaard. “I lost in a playoff in Switzerland recently, which hurt, so it feels really good. I didn’t think I had much of a chance to be honest, it looked like Tyrrell was going to run away with it. We knew the back nine was going to be tough so to I thought if I could throw in a few birdies there I’d have a chance and the one on 16 was really nice.”
Home favourite Stephen Gallacher, a former winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links in 2005, started brightly with two birdies in his first six holes but a double bogey at the 10th halted his charge and he finished in a tie for 11th.
It was players like Koepka who arguably gained an advantage from the shotgun start format, playing the treacherous 17th hole in more favourable conditions early on. The American, who came straight from Paris following the USA’s Ryder Cup defeat, finished in a tie for seventh with Ryder Cup teammate Tony Finau on nine-under par.
Haotong Li and his amateur playing partner Allen Zhang, creator of WeChat, China’s most popular app, won the team event, finishing on 35 under par, one shot ahead of Thongchai Jaidee and amateur Scott Desano.
 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Old Course, St. Andrews; Carnoustie & Kingsbarns, Scotland.
4-7 October
Purse: €5,000,000Lucas Bjerregaard (Den) 70 65 71 67 273Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) 70 66 66 72 274
Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) 71 67 67 69 274
Tapio Pulkkanen (Fin) 76 67 64 69 278
Andrea Pavan (Ita) 72 63 71 72 278Haotong Li (Chi) 75 69 68 66 278Padraig Harrington 69 72 69 69 279Tony Finau (USA) 73 66 71 69 279
Lucas Herbert (Aus) 70 70 69 70 279
Brooks Koepka (USA) 70 72 65 72 279
Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage
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