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Englishman Justin Rose empty handed in majors despite fourth-best year of all time

“Definitely the craziest stat of the year is that Rose has shot 14-under in two majors – and lost by a combined total of 10 shots,” Webb Simpson, the 2012 US Open champion, said. For his part, Rose believed that it would be enough, before watching two young men pull off into the distance. “Somebody […]

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Ian Poulter dazzles at Arnold Palmer Invitational despite son’s hospital scare

With any normal preparation, this display would not have been unexpected; Poulter has been bubbling. At the Honda Classic three weeks ago, he looked certain to win until he hit five shots into the lakes in a startling 10-hole spell and, in his own words “threw away” a tournament that ­Padraig Harrington eventually won. Poulter […]

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Tiger Woods puts on a brave face despite a day of pain on PGA Tour

Perhaps it was inevitable that the 14-time major champion would struggle with scoring on his first start since the microdiscectomy 12 weeks ago, particularly on a layout as demanding as Congressional. After all, it is serious operation from which some of his professional colleagues have taken a year to come back from. “I came back […]

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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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