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Lots of Love for Clarke’s Ryder Cup Appointment

Barely a few months after Europe tastes Ryder Cup victory once again at the 2014 tournament at Gleneagles, the build up to the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine in Minnesota has begun in earnest with the appointment of the two captains for the event.

And far from the Brawl at Brookline of 1999, the appointment of Davis Love III and Darren Clarke as captains could possibly lead to a further improvement in relations between the two teams.

 

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Which Golfers Will Catch The Eye in 2015?

The 2015 golf season looks like being an intriguing one. In the few early season events that we have seen already, we have witnessed some spectacular golf, some of the world’s biggest names excel, others struggle and some new faces emerge.
 
In this article, we’ll examine five golfers who we think 2015 could be very special for, including some of the biggest names in golf, and perhaps a few names that are yet to roll quite so easily off the tongue but who could be considerably better known come this time next year.

Let us begin however at the top of the tree with the two premiere golfers in the world today:
 

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The-Open-Champions

This year sees the four majors take place at a real variety of courses. There’s a mix of brand new courses hosting their first Major tournament, as well as the British Open returning to the home of golf, a place that has been established for hundreds of years.

Most players are already fine tuning their game to get ready for the first Major of the year at Augusta in April, but beyond that lies a summer of three of the most exciting golf events of the year and there’s a real chance that some new names could be on Major trophies come the end of 2015.

Here’s a quick look at when and where the men’s golf majors will be fought for in 2015.

 

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Omega-European Masters 2011 Switzerland

It is the end of the season for the European Tour and already we know that Rory McIlroy will be crowned Europe’s top golfer, regardless of the tournament in Dubai.

Not that McIlroy needed any encouragement to take it easy, shooting a first round -6 under par to hold the lead with fellow Irishman Shane Lowry. It’s all rather easy for the Irishman at the minute. Perhaps he could do it in his sleep?

Yet it can’t be denied that already knowing who will be crowned the European Tour’s finest does diminish from the end of season event and this is in sharp contrast to what happens at the end of each season in the United States.

 

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Is Footgolf the game of the future?

Take the basic elements of golf, but imagine propelling a football into a much larger hole with your foot, rather than a golfball with a club.

In a nutshell, you have footgolf. A hybrid game which brings golf to a brand new demographic and which utilises a completely different set of skills.

 

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Royal and Ancient Golf Club Decision to Allow Female Members is a Sign Of Progress That Should Not Be Needed

The news that the previously fiercely all-male Royal and Ancient Golf Club had decided by a mandate of 85% of its 2,400 members, to allow female members for the first time in its 260-year history was a historic moment in golf.

It is therefore something of a shame that this important moment for golfing equality was somewhat lost in the hype that surrounded the 2014 Ryder Cup, that started the day after the R&A made public their announcement to allow women members.

 

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Why Mickelson’s Azinger v Watson Rant Overlooks One Vital Ingredient

When it comes to two U.S. golfers most well liked in Europe, you’ll be hard pushed to find two more popular than Tom Watson or Phil Mickelson. Renowned for their friendly nature and good humour, as well as outstanding success around the world, both enjoy a superb reputation both at home and across the globe.

Which is why Phil Mickelson’s thinly veiled attack on Tom Watson’s man-management technique following the United States Ryder Cup defeat was so surprising.

 

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