Archive for the ‘Players’ Category

Tom Watson’s US Ryder Cup Selection Dilemma

With just under a month until the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, American team captain Tom Watson has seen his American team already decimated by a combination of personal issues and injury. This has led to speculation as to who Watson is likely to pick as his three wildcard selections for the tournament.

 

Of course, Tiger Woods has ruled himself out of the Ryder Cup this year due to his recurrent back injury and it seems likely that another major winner, Jason Dufner, could also be set to miss out with a similar ailment, although Dufner has not yet confirmed he won’t be able to compete. These two injuries are a big blow for the American team, as is the self-imposed exile of big-hitter Dustin Johnson (below) for personal reasons.

 

Dustin Johnson

 

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Does Tiger Woods Need a New Coach?

Perhaps the least surprising golfing news this year came earlier this week when Tiger Woods announced that he had parted ways with his coach, Sean Foley after working with him for the past four years.

 

Since leaving Hank Haney in 2010, Woods has failed to add to his major tally, but did record eight wins in partnership with Foley, although five of those came in his most successful season of late, 2013.

 

Tiger Woods-in-Dubai Emirates Golf Club

 

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The Return of the Mac – Rory McIlroy

If you were in any doubt as to who the best golfer is in the world at present, the last two majors and one World Golf Championship event have made it abundantly clear.

Rory McIlroy is back and looking better than ever as the picture below clearly illustrates.

 

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Why a Lessons with a Golf Pro beats an Instruction Book or Video Every Time

It is the time of the year when people who perhaps do not play the game of golf, often consider buying a loved one a golfing present. One of the most popular items to gift someone, especially a high-handicap golfer, or a beginner, is a golf instruction video, or a golf instruction book.

 

Certainly both of these items have their use, but can they really improve your game, or is there a better way you can help a loved one shoot lower scores on the course next year?

That’s what Gorilla Golf have attempted to find out…

 

Golf-like-a-tour-pro app

 

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The Hole From Hell – Dealing with a Round Wrecking Single Hole Score

Earlier this year on a bright, summers evening, I headed to the local course with three friends for a lovely evening four-ball on a Friday.

 

Somewhat untypically, I began the round in impressive fashion, and after six holes of play, considering my handicap was around 18 at the time, I was one under par and had registered two birdies on the round, and had an eagle putt lip out on the cup.

Then it all began to unravel in spectacular style…

 

 

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How do Nike’s Big Two Compare? An In The Bag Special – Tiger Woods 2014 v Rory McIlroy 2014

Although he may have slid down the rankings in 2013, there’s no doubting that golf’s ‘big two’  are still the two players who enjoy a massive endorsement from Nike Golf; Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

 

Both have had well-documented travails with their equipment in recent times. Tiger’s dodgy driving has been dogging him for a little while (though did seem to improve in 2013) whereas McIlroy’s switch to Nike clubs in 2013 preceded a disappointing season for the Irishman.

 

Will 2014 be any better and what clubs are these two powerhouses of the game carrying in their bag?

Let’s find out!

 

Tiger-Woods-Rolex

 

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Who Sponsors Who? A Look At Who Will Be Using Which Clubs In 2014!

It is a big deal for a golfer to receive a sponsorship deal from a club manufacturer. At one end of the scale, the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy can coin in millions a year from lucrative sponsorship deals alone.

 

At the other end of the scale though, sponsorship means that players fighting for a place on tour will have travel expenses or other out-of-pocket expenditure met, meaning that they following their dream does not become too much of a financial burden if they fail to make the required impact.

 

In this article, we’ll simply take a look at which golfers are signed up with many of the top golfing providers. We think you’ll find this list illuminating, as well as surprising…

 

Tiger Woods

 

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