Huggan: Europe’s Ryder Cup imbalance

Huggan: Europe’s Ryder Cup imbalance

It’s only been “Europe” since 1979, of course. Before that, hapless bands of professional stragglers drawn from only Great Britain and Ireland made biennial attempts to take on the might of the United States of America in the Ryder Cup. 21 Sep 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #49 – Roger Maltbie

The Thing About Golf Podcast #49 – Roger Maltbie

For a generation of golf fans Roger Maltbie is known only as a TV commentator but the NBC stalwart is so much more than that. 1 Sep 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #47 – Renton Laidlaw

The Thing About Golf Podcast #47 – Renton Laidlaw

Peter Alliss might have had golf’s most recognisable voice but it’s almost a dead heat with Scotland’s Renton Laidlaw. 4 Aug 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #45 – Denis Pugh

The Thing About Golf Podcast #45 – Denis Pugh

From Colin Montgomerie to Francesco Molinari, and countless others in between, there isn’t much Denis Pugh hasn’t seen or done in the world of elite player coaching. 30 Jun 2021
Huggan: British Amateur farce

Huggan: British Amateur farce

Not every golfing eye is on Torrey Pines and the US Open this week – 5,100 miles from San Diego, another major championship is taking place. 17 Jun 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #43 – Padraig Harrington

The Thing About Golf Podcast #43 – Padraig Harrington

Three majors and a Ryder Cup captaincy might be the highlights of a stellar career but as John Huggan puts it in the introduction, the most impressive thing about Padraig Harrington is that he’s basically a good bloke. 31 May 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #41 – Curtis Strange

The Thing About Golf Podcast #41 – Curtis Strange

He’s remembered by most – and rightly so – for his two US Open wins, but Curtis Strange's achievements in the game go far beyond that. 28 Apr 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #39 – R&A Chief Martin Slumbers

The Thing About Golf Podcast #39 – R&A Chief Martin Slumbers

In the world of golf administration there is no more important role than Chief Executive of the R&A. 1 Apr 2021
Huggan: Who is Lee Westwood?

Huggan: Who is Lee Westwood?

Lee Westwood has been a constant in professional golf for more than two decades. And of late, the Englishman has reminded those in America just how good a player he remains. Here, some of those who know him best, Westwood himself and top names in golf discuss the person and the player. 16 Mar 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #37 - Nick Price

The Thing About Golf Podcast #37 - Nick Price

Of all the players who have ascended to World No.1 since the rankings began in 1986, Zimbabwe’s Nick Price is the one who attracts the least attention. 3 Mar 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #35 - Dame Laura Davies

The Thing About Golf Podcast #35 - Dame Laura Davies

For more than 30 years Laura Davies has been a breath of fresh air in the game. 3 Feb 2021
HUGGAN: “Reed is a great player, but he’ll never be a great golfer.”

HUGGAN: “Reed is a great player, but he’ll never be a great golfer.”

That it is a game for all ages, shapes and sizes is one of golf’s proudest boasts. It is also a sport that can be played with distinction in so many different ways. And in that respect, there is much to admire about Patrick Reed. 3 Feb 2021
The Huggan Interview: Padraig Harrington

The Huggan Interview: Padraig Harrington

The European Ryder Cup Captain turns 50 in August and has reserved aspirations to play the Champions Tour. Here, he reveals his dream of inspiring Tour pros of his generation by winning a fourth major and what it will take to win the Ryder Cup on US soil later this year. 25 Jan 2021
Huggan: Art vs Science

Huggan: Art vs Science

Picture the scene. In weather that was a wee bit windy and damp (okay, it was blowing a gale and the rain was coming down sideways) Tommy Fleetwood is on the par-3 14th tee at the Renaissance Club during the third round of last year's Scottish Open. 19 Jan 2021
The Huggan Interview: Michael Campbell

The Huggan Interview: Michael Campbell

It is nearly 16 years since Kiwi Michael Campbell shocked the golfing world by staring down Tiger Woods to win the US Open Championship. Here, the 51-year-old reflects on the highs and lows of a much underrated career. 14 Jan 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #33 - Author, Tom Callahan

The Thing About Golf Podcast #33 - Author, Tom Callahan

Tom Callahan is one of the best all-round sports writers in the world. 16 Dec 2020
Huggan: Wasted talent

Huggan: Wasted talent

Whenever I bang on about the increasingly one-dimensional nature of the play at (male) golf’s elite level, I have first to make myself clear. 4 Nov 2020
Huggan: US Open? More like “US Ajar”

Huggan: US Open? More like “US Ajar”

Just in case you haven’t heard, the major championship we all think of as the US Open won’t be happening this year. Not really. Which, I hasten to add, is understandable in these unprecedented times. 7 Sep 2020
The Huggan Interview: Ian Poulter

The Huggan Interview: Ian Poulter

One of the last Tour players to emerge from the ranks of pro-shop assistant, Ryder Cup hero and 17-time Tour winner Ian Poulter has exceeded the expectations of many, except his own. Here, he reflects on a career … not quite done yet. 25 Mar 2020
The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The R&A chief sits down to talk about the biggest issues facing golf, from grass roots participation numbers to the distance debate, gender equality, slow play and the Home of Golf, St Andrews. 11 Mar 2020
Huggan: “This is a lad who has never forgotten where he came from”

Huggan: “This is a lad who has never forgotten where he came from”

As was clear for all to see in the immediate aftermath of his victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa last November, Tommy Fleetwood is an emotional wee soul. Almost two years had passed since his previous win in Abu Dhabi – a near-eternity for one of golf’s top-10 players – and he was, at least briefly, quite overcome by it all. 25 Feb 2020