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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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Ryder Cup History Shows Europe’s 10-6 Lead Not Insurmountable

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — To halve and halve not: Random concessions from the Ryder Cup… Ten-six? Ten-six? That score sounds familiar. Oh, that’s right. That was the score going into the singles final two years ago when it appeared the Americans might finally win a second Ryder Cup in the 21st century. You know how that […]

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History shows Martin Kaymer’s Players victory is no guarantee of continued success, plus the Van Cynical Mailbag

Here’s what you’re thinking: Man, the floodgates are going to open now. Martin Kaymer is back. He won a PGA Championship and held the No. 1 world ranking as a mere lad, made some swing changes and dropped out of sight, and now he wins the Players. This guy is going to run the table. […]

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Jordan Spieth ready for run at Masters history after wild third round at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth was playing junior golf four years ago. He was playing college golf two years ago, and still would be if he hadn’t left school early. His victory at the John Deere Classic last summer was the first by a teenager on the PGA Tour in 81 years. And now, after […]

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Can back surgery clear the path for Tiger Woods to make history?

Getty Images Tiger Woods seemed to struggle with back pain during his final round at Doral. Tiger Woods just underwent surgery on his back. With any luck, it will also help his elbow, his knees, his head and his legacy. Woods played so well last year — he won five of the 16 tournaments he […]

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China’s Guan Tianlang is about to turn out to be the youngest player in Masters history

Huang Jihao/Sports Illustrated China Guan is the newest face of golf in China. A Certified AchievementI bear in mind playing in the final round [of the 2012 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, which Tianlang won by a stroke to qualify for the Masters]. On the 18th hole, I was in the lead by one particular. It’s a […]

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China’s Guan Tianlang to produce US Masters history subsequent April as 1st 14-year-old to compete

Australia’s Oliver Goss, who finished third a further shot adrift, stated that Guan was “also young to be intimidated.” Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa and South Korean Noh Seung-yul both burst onto the scene although nevertheless at school, blazing a trail for the subsequent generation of Asian golfers. Ishikawa, 21, has nine Japanese Tour wins to his […]

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Donald writes history – Kaymer putt in pitch

Dubai – Luke Donald has written golf history. The planet number completed the very first golfer ever year as the number one … read much more valign=’middle’>

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