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Rory McIlroy comes to amateur Bradley Neil’s aid in week he could make slam history

In golfing terms, victory at the Amateur Championship makes Willy Wonka’s golden ticket seem like a Tesco coupon. As well as Tuesday’s Georgia Cup in Atlanta – where he will play an 18-hole match against the US Amateur champion, South Korea’s Gunn Yang – it guaranteed entry to last year’s Open at Hoylake and this […]

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Tiger Woods to host amateur golf series for charity

Tiger Woods is hosting another tournament, this one for recreational golfers on courses that include Merion and Congressional, and a gem north of Boston that a century ago was reputed to be the toughest U.S. Open course. The Tiger Woods Foundation, which has seven learning centers and funds the Earl Woods Scholarship Program, has been […]

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The Masters 2014: Garrick Porteous prepares to say goodbye to life as an amateur

So instead of heading back to Northumberland when his Augusta adventure is at an end, Porteous will start a fresh chapter by boarding an airplane to Kuala Lumpur in the company of Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen, two golfing superstars he can call “stablemates”, having joined Chubby Chandler’s ISM agency. Porteous prays the new narrative […]

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Notebook: Guan preparing to defend amateur title that got him into Masters

Getty Images Tianlang Guan will celebrate his 15th birthday throughout his title defense at the Asia-Pacific Amateur. SAN MARTIN, Calif. – Tianlang Guan is gearing up for what he hopes is a return to the Masters.  Guan is defending champion subsequent week at the Asia-Pacific Amateur, to be played at Nanshan International Golf Club in […]

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Matt Fitzpatrick plans to delay plans to turn specialist despite victory in US Amateur in Brookline

The Yorkshireman also qualifies for the US Open at Pinehurst subsequent year and the Open at Hoylake. And as the world’s No 1 amateur he will most likely acquire sponsors invitations from regular PGA Tour events as nicely. Yet whilst all this is the stuff of a young golfer’s dreams, these surrounding him think that his […]

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Sir Nick Faldo tells Guan Tianlang to keep amateur as teenager prepares for typical PGA Tour bow

“Sure, he can play Tour events,” Faldo said. “But I consider he need to keep an amateur. He demands to maintain winning, to get bored winning due to the fact he’s just won almost everything in the amateur game. Then move more than. Faldo played an exhibition round with Guan, who earned his berth to […]

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Cantlay, top-ranked amateur, turns pro, will play Travelers Championship

Getty Pictures Patrick Cantlay turned professional immediately after getting at the top of the amateur rankings for the past 54 weeks. By PA Sport Series: PGA Tour NEW YORK — World No. 1-ranked amateur Patrick Cantlay has turned professional, and will make his debut in this week’s Travelers Championship, exactly where his second-round 60 final […]

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