covid 19

Rahm COVID-19 positive again, out of Olympics

Rahm COVID-19 positive again, out of Olympics

World No.1 Jon Rahm is out of the Olympic Games after testing positive for COVID-19. It is the second time the Spaniard has contracted the virus in less than two months. 25 Jul 2021
McIlroy will win fifth major soon: Clarke

McIlroy will win fifth major soon: Clarke

Rory McIlroy's streak of not winning a major is nearly seven years old, so there is the usual buzz about his drought with The Open Championship set to begin on Thursday in Sandwich. 15 Jul 2021
Scott questions if Olympics should go ahead

Scott questions if Olympics should go ahead

Australian star Adam Scott has questioned whether it's a responsible decision to let the Olympics go ahead, saying some people don't understand the fear that the Japanese people are currently experiencing in the build-up to the Games. 14 Jul 2021
Morri: You can’t read all about it

Morri: You can’t read all about it

During our ‘The Thing About Golf’ podcast interview back in February, Mat Goggin said something which remains front of mind whenever the topic of the game’s image among the non-golf public comes up. 5 Jul 2021
Golf boom confirmed by AusPlay statistics

Golf boom confirmed by AusPlay statistics

The boom in Australian golf has been confirmed by official AusPlay statistics released today. 25 Jun 2021
Lahiri qualifies for second Olympic Games

Lahiri qualifies for second Olympic Games

India’s Anirban Lahiri has accepted with open arms a second opportunity – or a gift as he called it – to compete in the Olympic Games men’s golf competition in Tokyo next month, saying it was his duty to represent the sport and his nation. 24 Jun 2021
Growing the game: The Chrysalis Moment

Growing the game: The Chrysalis Moment

They’ve been considered the untapped sector of golf, but they’re coming. It’s time to apply a different lens to the emergence of women and girls in golf. 23 Jun 2021
Shepherd completes astonishing comeback to win The Amateur

Shepherd completes astonishing comeback to win The Amateur

Laird Shepherd produced one of the greatest ever comebacks to win The 126th Amateur Championship in emotional scenes at Nairn. 20 Jun 2021
The Open to welcome up to 32,000 fans per day

The Open to welcome up to 32,000 fans per day

Following the UK Government’s announcement to delay the planned easing of restrictions, we are now actively working with the government and public health authorities, including those in Kent, in the next phase of the Events Research Programme, which will enable a number of events to take place with higher capacities than the current Step 3 guidance. 20 Jun 2021
Happy Molinari brothers unite at US Open

Happy Molinari brothers unite at US Open

Edoardo and Francesco Molinari spent the week before Christmas together in Italy in 2019, not realising then it would be 18 months before the brothers would see each other again because of travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 18 Jun 2021
Morri: Less leads to so much more

Morri: Less leads to so much more

We weren’t privy to television coverage of the most remarkable result in golf this past weekend and one can’t help but wonder whether it may have been the most interesting to watch, also. 31 May 2021
R&A hopeful of crowds at The Open

R&A hopeful of crowds at The Open

This year's Open Championship could be played out in front of "significant numbers" of spectators, say the R&A. 12 May 2021
Newport CC to host US Senior Open in 2024

Newport CC to host US Senior Open in 2024

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that Newport (R.I.) Country Club will host the 44th US Senior Open Championship. 21 Apr 2021
Power withdraws from Zurich Classic with virus

Power withdraws from Zurich Classic with virus

Irish golfer Seamus Power has withdrawn from the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after testing positive for COVID-19. 21 Apr 2021
US Open championships to welcome limited fans

US Open championships to welcome limited fans

The USGA announced today that the 2021 US Women's Open and US Open championships will be played with a limited number of fans in attendance. 20 Apr 2021
PGA Tour encourages players to get vaccine

PGA Tour encourages players to get vaccine

The PGA Tour is telling its players they will not have to be tested for the coronavirus if they are vaccinated, and those who aren't will soon have to pay for their own tests. 20 Apr 2021
Matsuyama sought for Australian summer

Matsuyama sought for Australian summer

Organisers hope to lure Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama to the Australian PGA Championship in Queensland in December as part of plans to revive the golfing calendar after the 2020/21 season was impacted by COVID-19. 13 Apr 2021
Fearless Zalatoris has golf world talking

Fearless Zalatoris has golf world talking

The golf world has fallen in love with Will Zalatoris, the little-known but fearless Masters debutant who claimed outright second place. 12 Apr 2021
Open de France postponed due to COVID-19

Open de France postponed due to COVID-19

The European Tour has postponed next month's Open de France because of the extension of COVID-19 restrictions across the country. 8 Apr 2021
China's Blue Bay LPGA cancelled amid virus

China's Blue Bay LPGA cancelled amid virus

The LPGA Tour says the final event of its three-tournament Asia swing has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 8 Apr 2021
Pan plans to stick to sandwiches & sightseeing at the Masters

Pan plans to stick to sandwiches & sightseeing at the Masters

Chinese Taipei’s C.T. Pan plans to maintain his recipe for another successful Masters Tournament appearance this week. 7 Apr 2021