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Inside Golf Australia June 2019

Inside Golf Australia June 2019

The US Open returns to Pebble Beach Golf Links this month … Nineteen years after Tiger Woods produced one of the most dominant performances in sporting history. 23 May 2019
Koepka stumbles to PGA victory & World No.1 rank

Koepka stumbles to PGA victory & World No.1 rank

In the end, the PGA of America could have played the 101st USPGA Championship at Bethpage Black on paper rather than grass. 20 May 2019
Huggan: The real cost of ‘show me the money’

Huggan: The real cost of ‘show me the money’

If you are anything like me – and if you are, get immediate psychological and psychiatric help, especially with your pitching from 75-yards or so – you have derived an enormous amount of enjoyment from the social media output of the European Tour. 17 Apr 2019
HUGGAN: Now for something completely different

HUGGAN: Now for something completely different

It always raises a wee smile when, during the prolonged and typically over-the-top build-ups to a Ryder Cup or a Presidents Cup – take your pick – the matches are hailed as gladiatorial contests between the “best players in the world.” They’re not. Of course they’re not. Neither of them. 4 Jan 2019
Exclusive: Bjørn Again

Exclusive: Bjørn Again

Thomas Bjørn committed all of his energy and focus to capturing the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National during his near two-year tenure as Europe’s captain. Now, with that mission accomplished, the Dane is back to thinking about his own game and future for the first time in a long while, as we found out from the man himself. 8 Nov 2018
GA Express 312: Bjørn Again

GA Express 312: Bjørn Again

Thomas Bjørn committed all of his energy and focus to capturing the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National. 6 Nov 2018
Huggan: Why the Hall needs a proper home

Huggan: Why the Hall needs a proper home

Greetings from St. Andrews and the Senior Open Championship. Looking out from the media centre to the right of the 1st fairway on the Old Course, I can see a small tent. On the front it reads “World Golf Hall of Fame.” The actual hall is nowhere near the East Neuk of Fife of course. It is in St. Augustine, Florida, not coincidentally close to the headquarters of the PGA Tour along the road in Ponte Vedra. 1 Nov 2018
HUGGAN: Why Bjorn was right to go with Cup ‘old guard’

HUGGAN: Why Bjorn was right to go with Cup ‘old guard’

In the 35 years or so that have passed since the Ryder Cup began to matter to this outside the world inhabited only by golf nerds, many things have changed and emerged. 6 Sep 2018
HUGGAN: They call this growing the game

HUGGAN: They call this growing the game

It all started with the emergence of Tiger Woods at the back end of the last century. Never before had the most famous sportsman on the planet been a golfer, a turn of events that brought with it at least one unintended consequence. 26 Apr 2018
HUGGAN: The one Major club has two standouts

HUGGAN: The one Major club has two standouts

It’s not a debate you hear very often. 23 Mar 2018
HUGGAN: How important are caddies really?

HUGGAN: How important are caddies really?

It’s a simple question. But not one that has, at least for this long-time observer of all things golf, never really provided an easy answer. 23 Feb 2018
HUGGAN: 'Is the game in safe hands?'

HUGGAN: 'Is the game in safe hands?'

It’s an annual affair. The chief executive of the R&A invites members of the media to a “roundtable chat” in what has to be the greatest office in golf. 27 Apr 2017
HUGGAN: Professional golf really is a ‘different game’

HUGGAN: Professional golf really is a ‘different game’

You’ll have heard before now that today’s professionals play a “different game” from the rest of us mere mortals. 23 Mar 2017
Huggan: Daring To Dream

Huggan: Daring To Dream

Imagine, if you will, that we are going back in time to the very beginnings of professional golf. 17 Jan 2017
HUGGAN: The art of ‘looping’

HUGGAN: The art of ‘looping’

After a stint caddying for Peter O'Malley, Golf Australia columnist John Huggan reflects on how the role of caddie has become a more scientific business. 25 Oct 2016
US PGA: Day & Jones impress as Johnson leads

US PGA: Day & Jones impress as Johnson leads

On a day of mixed fortunes, Aussie duo Jason Day and Matt Jones are just two strokes behind leader Dustin Johnson after the first round of the US PGA. John Huggan reports 14 Aug 2015