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Phil Mickelson gets special U.S. Open exemption

Phil Mickelson gets special U.S. Open exemption

Phil Mickelson has received a special exemption into the 121st U.S. Open Championship, which will be conducted June 17-20 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. 17 May 2021
Korea's An looks for spark to ignite game at Quail Hollow

Korea's An looks for spark to ignite game at Quail Hollow

A return to Quail Hollow Club for this week’s Wells Fargo Championship could well be the impetus to spark a return to form for Korea’s Byeong Hun An. 6 May 2021
Smith & Leishman have point to prove at Zurich Classic

Smith & Leishman have point to prove at Zurich Classic

Cameron Smith was annoyed. Marc Leishman was in disbelief. 21 Apr 2021
Herbert confidence sky high back in Dubai

Herbert confidence sky high back in Dubai

It was Australia Day 2020 that transformed Lucas Herbert's golf career – and being back at the the scene of his Dubai Desert Classic triumph a year on has given the man from Bendigo an extra spring in his step in the desert this week. 28 Jan 2021
Medinah CC named host venue of 2026 Presidents Cup

Medinah CC named host venue of 2026 Presidents Cup

The PGA Tour has announced that the 16th Presidents Cup will be held at the renowned Medinah Country Club outside of Chicago in 2026. 14 Dec 2020
Hot Sullivan follows 61 with 66 in Dubai

Hot Sullivan follows 61 with 66 in Dubai

Andy Sullivan remained the man to catch as he targeted a second low-scoring victory of the season in the Golf in Dubai Championship. 4 Dec 2020
Ogilvy: Why DJ is one of the best players I’ve ever seen

Ogilvy: Why DJ is one of the best players I’ve ever seen

We’ve had this discussion before, but it’s an ever-changing phenomenon in golf. And, as such, we need to keep an eye on it. For long enough most of us felt that, if everyone in the world played his best, Rory McIlroy would win. Well, not anymore. These days, if everyone plays at the top of their games, my feeling is that Dustin Johnson finishes first. 2 Dec 2020
The Preview: South African Open

The Preview: South African Open

The European Tour remains in South Africa this week for another edition of its national Open. That’s right. Branden Grace is set to defend the South African Open title he won at the beginning of the year, as the event moves to Sun City. 1 Dec 2020
Interview: Langer reflects on record-breaking Masters

Interview: Langer reflects on record-breaking Masters

Congratulations on a record-breaking week at the Masters. Having become the oldest golfer to make the cut at the Masters, aged 63, you were unshakeable over the weekend to finish a share of 29th. How did you find the weekend rounds? 17 Nov 2020
Cameron Smith can win Masters: Els

Cameron Smith can win Masters: Els

World Golf Hall of Fame member and four-time major champion Ernie Els has endorsed young Australian Cameron Smith as capable of overcoming a stacked leaderboard to win the Masters. 14 Nov 2020
Gen Z: Meet the major winners of the next decade

Gen Z: Meet the major winners of the next decade

The stars of the next decade are fast approaching and soon they will be grabbing the headlines at major championship time ahead of today’s household names. Who are they? 6 Nov 2020
The Preview: BMW PGA Championship

The Preview: BMW PGA Championship

The European Tour returns to its headquarters at Wentworth Club in Surrey this week. Here’s everything you need to know about the 66th edition of the BMW PGA Championship. 6 Oct 2020
R&A announces four new honorary members

R&A announces four new honorary members

Four of golf’s great champions have accepted invitations to become Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. 28 Sep 2020
Opinion: Could Bryson cause unexpected rule change?

Opinion: Could Bryson cause unexpected rule change?

There has been plenty of talk since Bryson DeChambeau’s maiden major win about how the American is changing the game. 23 Sep 2020
Barty wins golf club championship

Barty wins golf club championship

COVID-19 may have cruelled her French Open hopes but it's done wonders for Ashleigh Barty's golf game. 21 Sep 2020
Ogilvy backs Aussies to contend at US Open

Ogilvy backs Aussies to contend at US Open

There is an urban legend involving Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Ernie Els' private plane that has grown since the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot. 16 Sep 2020
McKenzie on fire; Mickelson leads

McKenzie on fire; Mickelson leads

Australian David McKenzie has shot a nine-under 62 to trail Phil Mickelson by a shot as the American golfing superstar made his senior debut in Missouri. 25 Aug 2020
Morri: Hard doesn’t equal good

Morri: Hard doesn’t equal good

Hard. Easy. Good. Bad. More than just words these are concepts in golf and they come loaded with pre-conceived notions about their relative individual merits. 20 Jul 2020
Aussies Abroad: Clinton Southorn – Agronomist

Aussies Abroad: Clinton Southorn – Agronomist

Clinton Southorn grew up in Hobart before moving to the UAE and is now the Cluster Director of Agronomy at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. We caught up with the Tasmanian to learn more about his life and profession ... 18 May 2020
Free crossword: How well do you remember golf in the Year 2000?

Free crossword: How well do you remember golf in the Year 2000?

If you're old enough to remember the year 2000, you will recall that after the hysteria of the Y2K bug there was the hysteria of another kind. And it all surrounded Tiger Woods. 14 May 2020
PGA date announced as part of reimagined Aussie schedule

PGA date announced as part of reimagined Aussie schedule

The ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will endeavour to recapture golf’s golden years in this country with a reimagined tournament schedule that will see the Tour in full swing from October and culminate with the crowning of the Order of Merit winner in March. 10 May 2020