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Anannarukarn turns triple bogey disaster into play-off victory

Anannarukarn turns triple bogey disaster into play-off victory

Thailand's Pajaree Anannarukarn has bounced back from a triple-bogey to beat American Emma Talley on the second hole of a play-off to win the ISPS Handa Invitational. 2 Aug 2021
Ogilvy: “Not many work harder than Hideki.”

Ogilvy: “Not many work harder than Hideki.”

This year’s Masters was a big deal in a couple of important ways. First of all, it was nice to see the year’s first (male) major back to being just that. And it was certainly a good thing for golf in general when Hideki Matsuyama, a player I have long admired, became the first Japanese winner of the green jacket. 27 Jul 2021
Jazz and Gunn ready to fire for Thailand

Jazz and Gunn ready to fire for Thailand

Thai golf duo Jazz Janewattananond and Gunn Charoenkul have found added motivation ahead of the men’s golf competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 after finding inspiration from compatriot Panipak Wongpattanakit, who won gold in the women's taekwondo 49kg event. 26 Jul 2021
Golf’s ‘Man of Mystery’ looks to turn green to gold in Tokyo

Golf’s ‘Man of Mystery’ looks to turn green to gold in Tokyo

Behind the trademark wraparound shades, Hideki Matsuyama portrays himself as a man of mystery and of few words. 26 Jul 2021
Opinion: Why I (sometimes) side with the haters of the game I love

Opinion: Why I (sometimes) side with the haters of the game I love

Golf is an easy game to fall in love with. The pursuit of a purely struck shot; the ability of all to compete on a level playing field; the joy of a walk outdoors with friends. It has a lot to recommend it. 21 Jul 2021
Opinion: Where are the women?

Opinion: Where are the women?

On Monday, my colleague Rod Morri mused on the idea that golf doesn’t get a fair shake when it comes to mainstream media coverage. 8 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
Opinion: Golf and mental health

Opinion: Golf and mental health

The benefits of golf on mental health have been espoused many times. Particularly over the previous 18 months. 18 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
Chasing Lefty & Oosty … PGA field looks to the weekend

Chasing Lefty & Oosty … PGA field looks to the weekend

Phil Mickelson has turned back time and now heads into the weekend as equal leader of the 103rd PGA Championship alongside South African Louis Oosthuizen. 22 May 2021
The Preview: AT&T Byron Nelson

The Preview: AT&T Byron Nelson

The PGA Tour heads west this week to Dallas for the 76th edition of the AT&T Byron Nelson and the last chance for some high-profile stars to hone their game before the PGA Championship. 11 May 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Sanctuary Cove G&CC Palms Course

Top-100 Spotlight: Sanctuary Cove G&CC Palms Course

The iconic Gold Coast club recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the reopening of its Palms Course after an $8.8 million rebuild. 11 May 2021
Rory ends two-year PGA Tour win drought

Rory ends two-year PGA Tour win drought

Rory McIlroy found his comfort zone at Quail Hollow and left with a trophy he badly needed. 10 May 2021
Maverick outgunned by win hungry Higgo

Maverick outgunned by win hungry Higgo

Queenslander Maverick Antcliff has enjoyed his best-ever result in a European Tour event, finishing runner-up in the Canary Islands Championship with a superb 21-under-par performance. 10 May 2021
Adam Scott opts out of Tokyo Olympics

Adam Scott opts out of Tokyo Olympics

Adam Scott has decided to skip the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics this year to spend time with his family. 23 Apr 2021
Morri: Players and Olympics common fix

Morri: Players and Olympics common fix

In a funny way The Players Championship and the Olympics face polar opposite problems which – ironically – share the same solution. 15 Mar 2021
USGA and R&A modernise amateur status rules

USGA and R&A modernise amateur status rules

The USGA and The R&A have announced proposals for significant changes to the Rules of Amateur Status that govern the game worldwide. 23 Feb 2021
Leishman buoyant about Torrey Pines title defence

Leishman buoyant about Torrey Pines title defence

Marc Leishman wasn’t panicking. But he readily admits his poor form after the PGA Tour returned from COVID-19 shutdown in 2020 was more than a concern, it was “frustrating and annoying.” 27 Jan 2021
Clayton, DeVries & Pont to design Tassie beach course

Clayton, DeVries & Pont to design Tassie beach course

It has been nearly a decade in the making, but the much-anticipated Seven Mile Beach project in Hobart is one step closer to becoming a course with the appointment of a world class design team. 25 Jan 2021
Ruffels & Kirk make LPGA major move

Ruffels & Kirk make LPGA major move

Former Australian No.1 junior tennis player Gabriela Ruffels traded her racquet for a golf club five years ago and her sublime skills were for all to see in the second round of the ANA Inspiration. 12 Sep 2020